USC in the News

USC In the News 5/4/2017

The Washington Post featured research by Antonio Bento of the USC Price School and colleagues at the National Bureau of Economic Research that showed reduced average vehicle weights due to fuel efficiency standards may have resulted in fewer fatalities during traffic collisions. "What the paper shows is that even if those environmental benefits are very, very low, if nothing else, from a safety reason, you have a reason to move forward with the standards," Bento said.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured USC's Neighborhood Academic Initiative program and a few of the students graduating this year. Since NAI's inception in 1997, nearly 1,000 local students have completed the seven-year program and 398 were accepted to USC with a full scholarship. This year, 22 NAI graduates were accepted to USC.

ABC News Los Angeles KABC-TV highlighted research by John Lipham of Keck Medicine of USC on the association between acid reflux and esophageal cancer. Lipham and the Esophageal Cancer Action Network also found over-the-counter heartburn medications do not protect against cancer or Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to cancer. "The medications are not protecting against esophageal cancer and that needs to be on the box so patients understand that," Lipham said.

Los Angeles Sentinel profiled Bryan Gaines of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work's Roybal Institute and Hartford Center and his work to bring awareness of the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementias to the African American community. "We’re looking at early detection. How can we get our people involved in finding out earlier, so they can have a better quality of life, so they can get involved in the process," Gaines said. The story also quoted Karen Lincoln of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School.

Thrive Global published a Q&A with USC President C. L. Max Nikias on how he manages his time and what motivates him throughout the day. The Thrive Questionnaire highlights successful individuals and what drives them.

CNN quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how President Donald Trump's actions towards China so far have ceded America's clout in the South China Sea to the Chinese.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on Facebook's announcement of a new team to identify inappropriate or violent content and the likely development of a new algorithm to automate the process.

Daily Breeze quoted Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School on the economic benefits small businesses see when they partner with Wal-Mart to sell their products.

Fast Company interviewed Kristan Venegas of the USC Rossier School on how lack of internet access at home severely limits a student's ability to apply to colleges and secure financial aid.

China Daily quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why blockbuster films and franchises are more likely to do well with Chinese audiences compared to other genres.

The Algemeiner quoted Rob Kuznia of the USC Shoah Foundation about its new program to use artificial intelligence to answer students' questions about the Holocaust based on digital testimonies from survivors.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press) cited a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. USA Today and University Herald also noted the report's results.

Los Angeles Times mentioned the USC Village as an economic incentive for businesses to move closer to area.

CBS News and The San Diego Union-Tribune noted David Agus of Keck Medicine of USC moderated a panel on the future of scientific research, which included former Vice President Joe Biden.

La Opinion reported on charges filed against a USC student for sexual assault.

Rolling Stone published commentary by Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School on his life and new book, "Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy."

The Wrap cited comments by incoming USC Annenberg School dean Willow Bay during a panel on how to combat fake news.

Curbed 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.

Diverse: Issues in Education reported Milton S. F. Curry was named as dean for the USC School of Architecture.