USC in the News

USC In the News 5/6 to 5/8/2017

NBC News featured Boyle Heights Beat, which was founded by Michelle Levander of the USC Annenberg School and produces articles by high school students and young reporters about the community. "Boyle Heights was not adequately covered by mainstream papers like the Los Angeles Times. So we thought, who knows a community better than its youth?" said Levander. The story also noted funding for the paper comes from the USC Good Neighbors Campaign, the California Endowment and other donations.

The New Yorker highlighted the work of Tala Madani of the USC Roski School and six of her works currently displayed at this year's Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. "My art is about pushing against the taste that you’ve been brought up with. I tell my students sometimes that, if they’re making work that their mothers will like, they’re in trouble," she said.

U.S. News & World Report (in a HealthDay story) highlighted research by USC Keck School of Medicine Dean and director of the USC Roski Eye Institute Rohit Varma and colleagues on the proportion of American preschoolers who suffer from untreated vision problems. Researchers found minority children are more likely to not have the recommended vision screenings before the age of 5 and the trend will likely grow worse over time.

La Opinión featured a new study by Su Jin Lee of the USC Dornsife College's Spatial Science Institute, Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture, and colleagues on the declining percentage of green space in Los Angeles and increase of large construction projects between 2000 and 2009. "We are losing the shade of trees in all areas ... wealthy places generally have more trees, but all residential areas are losing," said Longcore. Business Insider also highlighted the study's findings.

Polygon featured work by Tracy Fullerton, director of USC Games, to create a video game based on Henry David Thoreau's description of Walden Woods. Players must build a cabin, spend time in the outdoors and sustain themselves while excerpts of Walden serve to inspire their efforts."I think it resonates with the concerns we have now with how we use our time. We feel like life is accelerating, but that was also true in Thoreau's time," she said.

New York Times quoted Paul Irving of the USC Davis School about the best cities for retirees.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College on the socioeconomic changes in South Los Angeles since the unrest in 1992.

Bloomberg quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on why indexing capital gains to the current historically low inflation rate is a strategy to ultimately cut capital gains taxes.

USA Today quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on why the trajectory of basketball player Lonzo Ball's brand is dependent on his performance on the court.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Jeremy Goldbach of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work about the new Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and how to have conversations about suicide with family members and others.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the House's passage of the American Health Care Act and the California representatives who supported the bill.

PolitiFact quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's claim that he helped increase the high school graduation rate in the city during his tenure.

PBS' "Next Avenue" quoted Paul Irving of the USC Davis School on personal finance forecasts for people over 50.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on why people are supporting undocumented immigrants detained by immigration on GoFundMe, even if they do not personally know the detained individual.

ATTN: quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on the racial undertones in the public discourse that equate the death of an honor roll student as more tragic than other police shootings of black youth.

Vice quoted Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the lack of research on the emotional and mental effects of being served certain ads on social media websites.

Vogue quoted Linda Hovanessian Larsen of Keck Medicine of USC on how far back to trace family history of breast cancer to develop a personalized risk assessment plan.

Teen Vogue quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on President Donald Trump equating Affordable Care Act payments to insurers as campaign contributions.

The New York Times and Mic. cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the under- and poor representation of older adults in entertainment.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and colleagues on the proportion of children in Los Angeles County with at least one undocumented parent.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned USC's partnership with Uber for students.

Smithsonian published an op-ed by Nicholas Radburn of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues on a new digital archive developed to document 36,000 slave voyages between 1514 and 1866 (originally published in The Conversation).

The Orange County Register, City News Service and Curbed LA reported on approved plans for renovation to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Baltimore Sun mentioned research by Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Arno Hartholt and colleagues from the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the use of virtual reality to treat PTSD.

The Conversation published commentary by Rand Wilcox of the USC Dornsife College on why new statistical methods are not supplanting the use of classic methods.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Marco Milani of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute and Markus Bell on the the challenges that face South Korea's next president.

Entrepreneur noted research by Ann Owens of the USC Dornsife College on how economic and racial segregation in neighborhoods translates to achievement levels at local schools.

City News Service mentioned the USC Village as an economic incentive for businesses to move closer to the area.

Marketwatch noted USC is among the top colleges with the largest number of graduates hired by Silicon Valley companies.

The News & Observer published a profile on Vaughn Starnes of Keck Medicine of USC, who performed a life-saving operation on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's son that garnered national attention.

University Herald reported on 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.

The Australian and Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) mentioned a new book by Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School on the impact of large technology companies on innovation and economic growth.