USC in the News

USC In the News 3/29/2017

Los Angeles Times published a Q&A with Willow Bay of the USC Annenberg School, who will serve as the school's new dean and is the first female appointed to the position. Patt Morrison of the Times asked Bay about the current state and future of journalism, and the importance of a journalism degree. Bay mentioned a partnership between the USC Annenberg School and the USC Viterbi School to develop "Crosstown Traffic," which examined traffic data for Los Angeles. Audio version hereThe Hollywood Reporter also noted Bay's appointment as dean.

KPCC-FM (in a Kaiser Health News story) highlighted research by Susan Enguidanos of the USC Davis School on the positive impact palliative care can have on reducing the number of hospitalizations for older adults. The story noted Enguidanos recently received a $5 million grant in partnership with Blue Shield of California to continue to study the impact of outpatient care on hospitalization rates. "The climate has changed for palliative care," said Enguidanos.

KCRW-FM featured a platform developed by Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School and Ugur Demiryurek of the USC Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center to track traffic in Los Angeles. "Crosstown Traffic" found that traffic accidents in Los Angeles occurred at twice the national rate of all hours of the day.

Fox News quoted Joe Saltzman of the USC Annenberg School on the positive impact the election of Donald Trump has had on Stephen Colbert's late night show ratings.

KPCC-FM quoted Shon Hiatt of the USC Marshall School on why businesses might choose to leave California following President Donald Trump's executive order to reduce federal energy regulations.

Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on whether hosting a Super Bowl will be profitable for Las Vegas.

Forbes interviewed Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC about the negative impacts severe sleep apnea can have on a patient's cardiovascular health.

The Washington Post noted USC was mentioned in an article in The New York Times on the impact President Donald Trump has had on the number of applications from international students.

Los Angeles Times mentioned research by Glenn Melnick of the USC Schaeffer Center and colleagues that examined cost changes at California's hospitals.

Los Angeles Times reported on a group of USC professors calling for the university to take a more public position against new presidential policies that may possibly harm students, staff and faculty. The story quoted USC Provost Michael Quick, William Tierney of the USC Rossier School and Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College. An earlier KPCC-FM story quoted Ariela Gross of the USC Gould School, Quick and Tierney, and mentioned Pastor, Jody Vallejo of the USC Dornsife College.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Chicago Sun Times and LAist reported on a new $10 million gift from USC alum George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson’s George Lucas Family Foundation to expand its support of student diversity at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The Huffington Post noted USC established scholarships for up to five Syrian refugee graduate students and one refugee undergraduate student.

Los Angeles Daily News published commentary by James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on why President Donald Trump is right to examine the distribution and amount of federal funds for research.

The Conversation cited an op-ed by Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College on the value of California's clean energy regulations for the renewable energy industry as a whole.

Education Week noted a study by Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School and colleagues on the impact textbooks can have on student achievement levels.

Bustle noted research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the underrepresentation of minorities as film directors.