USC in the News

USC In the News 4/29 to 5/1/2017

Los Angeles Times featured the new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak Poll that found evidence of continued polarization among the American electorate and stable support for President Donald Trump among his voters. The poll also measured presidential job approval, economic expectations and trust in media. Sun Sentinel noted the results of the poll.

Los Angeles Times highlighted the USC Shoah Foundation and its work to preserve the first-hand accounts of Holocaust survivors in virtual reality. The mission is more urgent now because of the advanced age of the remaining survivors. The foundation's 17-minute VR experience, "The Last Goodbye," featuring the testimony of 85-year-old Pinchas Gutter, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.

NPR's "Morning Edition" interviewed Cecil Murray, director of the Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement in the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, about the legacy of the 1992 unrest in Los Angeles and the current state of race relations in the city and country. NPR's "CodeSwitch" podcast also published segments of the interview and noted Murray's contributions to the National Geographic Channel's documentary, "LA 92." Los Angeles Times cited a profile it ran on Murray. The Orange County Register and City News Service noted the Cecil Murray Center and the USC Price School hosted an event  about the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots called, "Forward LA: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest."

KPCC-FM featured a new study by Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture on the declining percentage of green space in Los Angeles - as captured by aerial photography - and increase of large construction projects between 2000 and 2009. Longcore conducted his research out of concern that declining green cover negatively affected the environmental health of a community. The research also showed that some of the construction that occurred during the time period was unpermitted.

LAist featured Robin Coste Lewis of the USC Dornsife College, who has been named Los Angeles' poet laureate. The story quoted David Ulin of the USC Dornsife College about Lewis' appointment. "From the elderly to prisoners, I try at all times to remind my students that the only difference between a great poet and a lousy one is practice. Poetry isn’t rocket science. It’s merely love," Lewis told City News Service.

Los Angeles Times quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the unicorn moniker in business.

Los Angeles Times quoted John Romley of the USC Schaeffer Center on how a repeal of the Affordable Care Act may not affect how hospitals pay their doctors because of the long-term economic benefits of the existing system.

The Economist quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School's on the uneven investment in trains compared to buses, the latter which he believes are more cost-effective in Los Angeles.

NBC News interviewed Damali Najuma Smith-Pollard of the Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement in the USC Dornsife College's Center forReligion and Civic Culture on the parallels between the events that led to the 1992 unrest in Los Angeles and those in Ferguson, Missouri. The story also quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College on how poverty levels in South Los Angeles have remained constant since the 1990s, but economic attitudes have changed. The story also included comments by Cecil Murray.

NBC News interviewed Ellen Olshansky of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on how discrimination can have negative effects on an individual's mental and physical health.

NBC News quoted Thomas Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School on possible reasons why engagement with President Donald Trump's tweets has declined during his first 100 days as president.

Bloomberg quoted Jonathan Samet of Keck Medicine of USC on the negative impact the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act and the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act will have on the EPA's ability to create fact-based policies.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on President Donald Trump's impact on California during his first 100 days in office.

CBS News Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the impact of the 1992 unrest following the acquittal of four white Los Angeles Police Department officers for the beating of Rodney King. Rising Up with Sonali also interviewed Armour.

PolitiFact quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on why it is unlikely a tax cut will fully pay for itself through economic growth.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Alec Levenson of the USC Marshall School on the unusual display of opposition towards President Donald Trump's policies shown by Silicon Valley businesses.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about President Donald Trump's learning curve after his first 100 days in the office.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how University of California President Janet Napolitano should respond to a new report about the public university system.

New Scientist quoted Costas Synolakis of the USC Viterbi School's Tsunami Research Center on the impact early detection of seismic activity can have on safely evacuating communities.

The Huffington Post quoted Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC on why certain people may experience less restful sleep if they are worried about a numerical sleep score.

Vox quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute on why, despite presidential administration rhetoric to the contrary, the United States is unlikely to start a war with North Korea.

ATTN: interviewed Rose Taroyan of Keck Medicine of USC about health screenings recommended for women in their 20s.

The Australian quoted Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School on the future of safe harbor provisions that allow Google and Facebook to host copyright-infringing material with impunity.

EuroNews quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on why Facebook is not legally responsible for content posted on its platform.

World Politics Review quoted Brett Carter of the USC Dornsife College about the ongoing political struggle in the Republic of the Congo.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted Emily Ryo of the USC Gould School was selected as a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow for her work on immigration detention.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted USC on its list of Association of American Universities (AAU) members with the greatest diversity among tenure-track hires on the instructional staff in fall of 2015.

NPR's San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM's "The California Report" published a story in a series compiled by Sandy Tolan and Karen Lowe of the USC Annenberg School and their advanced radio students on how vulnerable communities have fared under President Donald Trump's administration.

Politico Europe published commentary by Jessica Yellin of the USC Annenberg School on how exogenous factors may contribute to or negatively affect President Donald Trump's success.

Time cited research by Lisa Aziz-Zadeh of the Ostrow School of USC's Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy that found the brain's functions are not strictly bifurcated.

The San Francisco Chronicle published commentary by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg on parallels he observed that are driving both the French election and California politics.

Los Angeles Daily News published an op-ed by Murtaza Baxamusa of the USC Price School on how raising the wage floor will incentivize housing development across the state.

The Orange County Register cited comments by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on how many urban areas have reached "peak" millennial capacity.

Forbes reported on research by Behrokh Khoshnevis of the USC Viterbi School on a 3D printing technique he developed called "contour crafting" that can be used in construction on the moon or Mars.

The Eastsider LA reported on an event hosted by the USC Price School that was the culmination of a yearlong mentorship of East L.A. Renaissance Academy students by USC Price School urban planning interns.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on the importance of establishing a personal brand and controlling a personal image.

CNET reported on research by Shrikanth Narayanan of the USC Viterbi School's Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory, Adela Timmons of the USC Dornsife College's Family Studies project and colleagues that created an algorithm which can detect if a couple has had an argument.

The Press-Telegram cited comments by David Caron of the USC Dornsife College on the incidence of toxic algae blooms in bodies of fresh water, like in the lake at Long Beach's El Dorado East Regional Park.

The Conversation cited research by Thomas Berger of the USC Viterbi School to develop a computer implant that acted as an external hard drive for the brain.

Education Week reported on research by Julie Marsh of the USC Rossier School on the funding benefits and lack of oversight associated with Local Control Funding Formula instituted by California for K-12 education.