USC in the News

USC In the News 6/24 to 6/26/2017

The Washington Post highlighted a 2016 study by Glenn Melnick of the USC Schaeffer Center that found house call programs can reduce the overall cost of the health care system and reduce hospitalizations among subscribers. Melnick found recruiting potential patients and retaining them in the program can be difficult.

The Washington Post (in a Reuters story) profiled Rosemary She Bender and Jeffrey Bender of Keck Medicine of USC and their paper about raising a "no-diaper" baby. According to the Benders, disposable diapers can take up to 500 years to degrade and have a serious impact on the environment. Although the Benders were able to successfully implement "elimination communication," when a caregiver assists an infant in eliminating waste without a diaper, they acknowledge it is not feasible for all families.

Los Angeles Times featured the USC School of Architecture's Homeless Studio, which builds small shelters for Los Angeles' homeless. Sofia Borges and R. Scott Mitchell of the USC School of Architecture and their students incorporated odds and ends found on Los Angeles-area streets to use as building materials. The USC Homeless Studio will potentially build a community of similar portable houses in Sylmar for formerly homeless individuals.

The Huffington Post highlighted research by Peter Cardon of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on generational perceptions about whether it is appropriate to use a smartphone during meetings. The researchers found millennials were more likely to think smartphone use during meetings is "okay" compared to working professionals over the age of 40.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Trisha Tucker of the USC Dornsife College about the protests around the 20th birthday of the fictional character Harry Potter. Tucker discusses her class on previously banned works of literature and the reasoning behind such censorship. "These cases of attempted censorship show a profound distrust of child readers and their imaginations. And they ignore evidence that child readers are far more sophisticated than adults tend to credit them for," she wrote.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jason Squire of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the partnership between Disney-owned Marvel and Sony Picture Entertainment over the use of the Spider-Man character.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robin Coste Lewis and William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College about demographic strife in Los Angeles' history.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about China's censorship of live-streaming services.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School about a conference held by the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Texas, which is affected by California's ban on state-funded travel to states that allow discrimination against LGBTQ people.

Bloomberg quoted Robert Rasmussen of the USC Gould School about value of air-bag maker Takata Corp. following a bankruptcy and wide-reaching recall of its products.

Politico quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the dangers for tourists traveling to North Korea.

The Orange County Register quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the uptick in hate groups following a presidential election in either party.

Orlando Sentinel quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about how branding sports venues with a company's name is beneficial for the business.

Los Angeles Wave quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School about a new Los Angeles County fund that will help defend undocumented Los Angeles residents without criminal records to fight deportation proceedings.

The Missoulian quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School on how tenure protects the academic freedom of faculty.

Courthouse News Service quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about the tax credits proposed in the U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act.

The New York Times cited research from Keck Medicine of USC on the impact of mind-body treatment on chronic pain patients.

NBC News cited research by Roksana Karim of Keck Medicine of USC on how women who have children later in life may have improved cognitive function.

The Orange County Register noted the USC School of Cinematic Arts is a prestigious film school in Southern California.

The Conversation cited research 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, as well as research by Shrikanth Narayanan of the USC Viterbi School’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory to develop “The Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient,” which measures gender imbalances in entertainment.

International Business Times (India) reported the USC Viterbi School's Center for Quantum Information Science and the Information Sciences Institute's Center for Quantum Computing was selected by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to lead a consortium of universities and companies to build quantum computers that could be 10,000 times faster than state-of-the-art modern computers (second story here).

Fox & Hounds Daily cited research by graduate students from the USC Price School on opportunities to increase the housing supply in California without depending on state-funded subsidies or regulatory reform.