USC in the News

USC In the News 7/6/2017

The New York Times published an op-ed by David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the ongoing and volatile situation in North Korea. Kang addresses the what has and has not worked in the past when trying to achieve peace on the Korean peninsula. "For the United States, making steady progress in alleviating the humanitarian and economic problems, while maintaining strong deterrence against the nuclear program, is the only way forward," he wrote.

Vice's "Motherboard" highlighted research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute finding that many of the Twitter bots that spread messages supporting Donald Trump also worked against French President Emmanuel Macron. "There are way too many coincidences here to keep us from thinking that there are venues where organizations with enough resources can access these botnets," Ferrara said. The story mentioned Ferrara's previous research finding 15 percent of all Twitter accounts are bots.

STAT included Paul Aisen of Keck Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute on a list of the top 10 labs and researchers who receive funding from the National Institutes of Health. The story noted Aisen's research focuses on early detection and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues on how the potential for natural disasters may affect people's living decisions. Researchers found people generally moved away from areas that suffer the largest natural disasters, but smaller disasters have little effect on migration. "Our study suggests that areas that do not adapt to natural disaster risk will become poorer over time, as well-to-do residents move away," he wrote.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stephen Byars of the USC Marshall School on how pushing employees not to go public about harassment allegations can be a form of "ethical blackmail."

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the recent financial flops by Chinese businessman and Hollywood studio investor Wang Jianlin.

CNN interviewed Omar Noureldin of the USC Gould School about the a coalition of countries aiming to isolate Qatar. Fox News also interviewed Noureldin about President Donald Trump's travel ban.

CNN interviewed Jeffrey Cole of the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future about the future of technology companies and what seems to be an inevitable rise and fall pattern.

BBC World quoted Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about why it is in China's interest that North Korea's government remains intact.

Financial Times quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School about the mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and big technology businesses.

The Verge quoted Dina El-Damak of the USC Viterbi School about why developing self-charging batteries or devices is key to moving forward in electronic device innovation.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram quoted Alison Trope of The Critical Media Project at the USC Annenberg School on why themes of social justice are portrayed in children's performing arts productions.

Inc. quoted Jeffrey Hirsch of the USC Annenberg School on how to best target a corporate marketing giveaway.

Pacific Standard quoted Jeffrey Sellers of the USC Dornsife College about the ebb and flow of nationalist movements in European politics.

Vox Media's "SB Nation" quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how Lonzo Ball's brand potential depends on whether he performs on the court.

The Beach Reporter quoted Manju Aron of Keck Medicine of USC about the progression of an aggressive form of kidney cancer, renal medullary carcinoma, which took the life of a local high school basketball star.

Der Standard (Austria) quoted Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School about the importance of telling a good story, no matter what technology a journalist is using.

The Kitchn quoted Roger Clemens of the USC School of Pharmacy on why there is little investment into food research.

The Washington Post and The Huffington Post cited a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of minorities and women in the entertainment industry. The San Diego Union-Tribune cited a separate study by Smith on the lack of gender and racial parity in directorial roles for the highest grossing films. Refinery29 mentioned an additional study on the underrepresentation and poor portrayals of older adults in the entertainment industry.

Zocalo Public Square published commentary by Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate and Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, about a poetry project he started that was partially sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Huffington Post cited research by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School on the transition from conspicuous to inconspicuous consumption.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about President Donald Trump's approval rating and the possible relationship with the country's gross domestic product.

The San Jose Mercury News mentioned USC in a story about universities offering courses on hacking.

Houston Chronicle cited an op-ed by Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center and colleagues on possible improvements to Medicaid.

Reader's Digest mentioned research by Jonathan Gratch, Giota Stratou and Rens Hoegen of the USC Institute for Creative Technology on how when a winner smiles during victory, she or he decreases the chances for future success against the same individual.

Poynter mentioned work by Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School and his students to produce reports using virtual reality about the environmental and health crisis in the area surrounding the Salton Sea.

Inside Philanthropy mentioned USC Life Trustee Glorya Kaufman named and endowed the USC Kaufman School.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the importance of politicians shutting down risky legislation and the current rhetoric in California politics.

Gulf Times (Qatar) published commentary by Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School about the regional politics and resources in Qatar.

Odessa American published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about the impact of the Senate's proposed health care bill.