USC in the News

USC In the News 4/21/2017

Los Angeles Times published a Q&A with outgoing Dean of the USC School of Architecture Quingyun Ma and former architecture dean at UCLA, Hitoshi Abe, about the Los Angeles architecture scene over the past decade. Ma spoke about his goals for the school's curriculum and bringing in different perspectives with adjunct and practicing faculty.

Variety featured a new partnership between the USC Annenberg School and Fandango's Rotten Tomatoes to establish the Rotten Tomatoes Fellowship, which will cover partial tuition for master of arts journalism students. “We are thrilled that our top students will have the opportunity to work with an innovator like Fandango, and their movie and TV platform Rotten Tomatoes, to expand their impact on the industry, while pursuing their masters of arts journalism degree,” said Willow Bay, incoming dean of the USC Annenberg School. The first award has been granted to a first-generation college student who will enroll in the program in fall of 2017.

Fast Company highlighted a paper by Jonathan Samet of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues about the science of environmental protection, public support to reduce pollution and the economic benefits of these efforts. The paper is the second in The Environmentalist Papers series, written in the same style as The Federalist Papers.

Nature highlighted work by David Bottjer of the USC Dornsife College to identify the fossils of what may be the world's first animals. The site of the fossils, located in the Guizhou province in China, is now under threat by the mining industry. "We may never find a comparable site and may lose the chance to truly understand early animal evolution on Earth," said Bottjer, who has studied remains at the site since 1999.

The Science Times featured the discovery of a new fossil of a carnivore by Erik Seiffert of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues that may have preyed on primates living in trees. The animal, Masrasector nananubis, named after the canine-headed Egyptian god Anubis, was likely among the top predators in Africa after the extinction of the dinosaurs.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on why event anniversaries invite reflection and satisfy the public's appetite for documentaries.

Bloomberg quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the strategy of President Donald Trump's administration to achieve revenue neutrality through tax reform.

USA Today quoted Gregory Taylor of Keck Medicine of USC on the possible health outcomes of long-term use of marijuana.

A&E Television interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the legacy of the L.A. Riots in 1992.

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the political future of Congressman Adam Schiff from California.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about a recent town hall hosted by Senator Dianne Feinstein in South Los Angeles.

Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how California Republicans must balance the views of liberal constituents and party values.

New Scientist quoted Hao Li of the USC Viterbi School about the trajectory of augmented reality technology.

Vice quoted Jane Junn of the USC Dornsife College about how gender impacts the voting calculus of female voters in different ways.

In Touch Weekly quoted Cavan Concannon of the USC Dornsife College on how, in certain sects of Christianity, children are not only blessings, but also add to the number of conservative Christians in the world.

Santa Monica Observed quoted Ali Abbas of the USC Viterbi School on how a Santa Monica police officer was able to pass through TSA security with a weapon in her purse.

KPCC-FM and Jewish Journal noted USC will host the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 22 and 23.

The Philadelphia Inquirer noted a study by Michael Goran and Tanya Alderete of Keck Medicine of USC on the negative impact fructose consumed through breast milk can have on an infant's body weight, muscle and bone material content.

Dallas Morning News mentioned the USC Shoah Foundation's collection of digital testimonies from Holocaust survivors.

Venture Beat cited research by Jonathan Samet of Keck Medicine of USC and the World Health Organization that categorized mobile phone radiation as "possibly carcinogenic."

The Advocate cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity on the economic benefits for New Orleans if the community can close the racial gap.