USC in the News

USC In the News 4/27/2017

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured an event hosted by the USC Price School that brought together young visionaries with urban planning experts. During "Greetings from East L.A." students from East L.A. Renaissance Academy presented dreams and solutions for their community’s main thoroughfares at Franklin Courtyard. The high school students were mentored for a full academic year by interns from the USC Price School who are interested in civically engaged urban planning and policy.

City News Service featured Emily Ryo of the USC Gould School and recipient of a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to study the consequences of U.S. immigration detention. "I am confident that her future work on immigration enforcement, detention and democracy will make an even greater contribution to our understanding of the complex forces underlying compliance with immigration laws," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias, who nominated her for the award. "Every interaction that a non-citizen has with our immigration system and legal authorities is an occasion that either engenders trust in our legal system or breeds legal cynicism, which can have profound implications for our democracy and governance," said Ryo about her future research.

Zocalo Public Square published an op-ed by Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School and Gary Painter of the USC Price School on how integration and diversity have evolved in Los Angeles since the 1992 Los Angeles riots. "Los Angeles was a city of contested spaces and tribal rivalries 25 years ago. It’s not that now," they wrote. The story also noted an event hosted hosted by the USC Price School and the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture about the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots called, "Forward LA: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest." The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter also mentioned the event.

Agence France Presse highlighted research by Greg Ver Steeg of the USC Viterbi School's Information Science Institute on how having a social circle that encourages healthy habits can be a positive influence on an individual's overall health. Ver Steeg also found a healthy social network had a greater net effect on individuals with chronic conditions.

University Herald 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. The first award has been granted to a first-generation college student who will enroll in the program in fall of 2017.

The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the dwindling number of reporters assigned to cover state politics. It also cited an April 26 New York Times op-ed about USC's work to better prepare low-income students in the surrounding community.

NPR quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the legacy of the Los Angeles Police Department 25 years after the Los Angeles riots and the acquittal of the officers who were videotaped beating Rodney King. NPR also quoted Armour about the evolution of the department and where it stands today.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School on whether the new reporting arm of Wikipedia - WikiTribine - will develop community support online.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV and CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM interviewed Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's proposed tax reforms.

The Orange County Register quoted Jason Squire of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on how a potential Hollywood writers' strike will affect the production and consumption of media.

Variety quoted USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley about recruiting Chinese film students and sharing diverse perspectives.

Los Angeles Times cited comments by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the limited economic benefits for Americans when tax breaks encourage companies to repatriate foreign income.

Bloomberg cited research by Dana Goldman and Bryan Tysinger of the USC Schaeffer Center on how when wealthier American live longer, it costs more for lower income brackets.

Forbes cited a recent study by Fred Cook of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Public Relations on the impending convergence of marketing and public relations.

Nikkei Asian Review cited research by Eric Rice of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work that uses artificial intelligence to collect data about the personal networks among Los Angeles’ homeless ranks to seek their help in persuading others to undergo HIV exams.