USC in the News

USC In the News 3/25 to 3/27/2017

The Huffington Post highlighted research by Bradley Peterson of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues on a new method to help patients overcome phobias. "Very brief exposure" or VBE may not cure a phobia, but could reduce the level of fear to a manageable level so the patient can receive other treatment.

KNX-AM's "Mottek on Money" interviewed Willow Bay of the USC Annenberg School, and who will also be the school's next dean. Reuters mentioned Bay's new position at the school in a story about an event featuring her husband, Disney CEO Robert Iger, and co-hosted by the USC Marshall School.

The New York Times quoted Pamela Starr of the USC Dornsife College on President Donald Trump's declining political capital when it comes to negotiating with Mexico.

Los Angeles Times quoted Steven Sussman of Keck Medicine of USC about the public health risks associated with extending alcohol service in the city until 4 a.m.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the failure of the Republican health care plan and developments in the House intelligence committee.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on why casinos need to have added amentities to appeal to a broader audience.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Shohreh Farzan of Keck Medicine of USC on the possible effects the Salton Sea will have on the incidence of childhood asthma in the area.

Polygon interviewed Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the moral responsibilities of virtual reality developers. The story also mentioned Albert "Skip" Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and Leslie Saxon of Keck Medicine of USC.

LA Weekly quoted Andrea Belz of the USC Viterbi School on the growing talent pool for virtual reality developers.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of minorities and women in the entertainment industry. Yahoo, Slate, CBC (Canada) and Bustle also noted the study's results. 

The Atlantic cited research by the USC Dornsife College’s Center for Immigrant Integration showing that one in eight California homes has an undocumented immigrant, accounting for nearly five million total undocumented immigrants in the state.