USC in the News

USC In the News 7/7/2017

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Jessica Yellin of the USC Annenberg School's Center on Communication Leadership and Policy about the growing trend of the media becoming part of the story when covering Donald Trump's White House. "During these convulsions of self-reflective coverage, the media appear to be more concerned with their own interests than the interests of the American public. That undermines their relevance to news consumers and feeds the unfortunate perception that the D.C. press is a self-interested elite," she wrote.

CNN featured research by Kayla de la Haye of Keck Medicine of USC that found overweight children are more likely to have fewer friends than their classmates and more likely to be shunned due to their weight.  Due to the social isolation, larger children experience an increased risk for loneliness, depression and poor health. "We might expect that as rates of obesity go up and it becomes more normal or common, that we would see people sort of accepting that as a characteristic more," de la Haye said.

The Hill 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. The story mentioned Ferrara's previous research finding 15 percent of all Twitter accounts are bots. New York MagazineThe Verge and Lemonde Informatique (France) also reported on the research.

PC Magazine featured research by Maja Mataric of the USC Viterbi School's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center and Margaret Trost of Keck Medicine of USC to develop a small robot, IVEY, to help young patients endure intravenous chemotherapy drugs. The story also mentioned work by Juan Espinoza of Keck Medicine of USC to track childhood obesity and Randall Wetzel of Keck Medicine of USC's development of a virtual pediatric intensive care unit.

The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter quoted George Ban-Weiss of the USC Viterbi School about the possible benefits and risks of so-called cool pavements.

Los Angeles Times quoted Irving Biederman of the USC Dornsife College about why some visitors to Disneyland return repeatedly compared to individuals that visit theme parks once or twice for a new experience.

MSNBC interviewed Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College about the Senate's health care bill and its Congressional Budget Office score.

KPCC-FM quoted Mark Phillips of the USC Price School about the impact on consumers after two sales tax increases take effect in Los Angeles County.

KPCC-FM quoted Jill Johnston of Keck Medicine of USC about the state's plans to remove contaminated soil in the community surrounding the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.

Minnesota Public Radio interviewed David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the latest political and military developments in North Korea and how the world is responding.

Politico quoted Steven Sussman of Keck Medicine of USC on how the medical community's understanding of addiction has changed over time.

CNBC quoted David Agus of Keck Medicine of USC about the importance of having former Vice President Joe Biden lead an initiative to find a cure for cancer.

Daily Breeze quoted Madhu Thangavelu of the USC Viterbi School on SpaceX's proposal to launch commercial space satellites, which has been approved by the White House.

Voice of America quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on California's leadership role in climate change.

Science quoted Antonio Bento of the USC Price School about a study that found eliminating carpool lanes could double drivers' travel times.

Fortune quoted Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School on the viability and success of the 'Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism' formed by top tech giants to minimize the use of internet by terrorist groups.

Veja (Brazil) quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how millennials watch NBA coverage on multiple platforms.

Louisville Courier-Journal quoted C. Kerry Fields of the USC Marshall School about unethical investment practices by higher education officials.

Inside Higher Ed, in a story about funding and disclosure in journal articles, mentioned USC is the home institution for the USC Annenberg School’s International Journal of Communication.

USA Today mentioned research by USC's Virtual Care Clinic, a partnership between Keck Medicine of USC's Center for Body Computing and the USC Viterbi School's Institute for Creative Technologies, to deliver on-demand health care via a mobile app.

Scientific American cited comments by Michael Habib of Keck Medicine of USC about the arms of the dinosaur Allosaurus.

Chicago Tribune mentioned safety measures implemented after the deaths of three USC students. China Daily also mentioned the students.

Quartz mentioned research by Matthew Sachs, a graduate student at USC Dornsife College about the physical reaction of humans to music.

OZY mentioned an ongoing study by Eunjung Lee of Keck Medicine of USC to examine breast cancer rates among Vietnamese-American nail salon workers.

Education Dive mentioned that Cal State's First Look LA featured USC as part of its initiative to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in LA and that its 'Bioscience Valley' includes USC's Health Sciences Campus.

United Press International cited an op-ed by David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the ongoing and volatile situation in North Korea.

The Sacramento Bee noted USC has one of the largest populations of international students in the country.

The Fresno Bee published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on sex education and teen pregnancy.

Pasadena Star-News noted a study by Duncan Ermini Leaf of the USC Schaeffer Center, Maria Jose Prados of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research and colleagues on the long-term benefits of preschool.

Pasadena Star-News mentioned the USC Price School's presentation of Southern California's population numbers at a conference. They also mentioned a professor showed a video at USC of a robot rehabilitating a stroke victim.

PBS' "Next Avenue" published an op-ed by Paul Irving of the USC Davis School about the age-friendliness of different cities in America and its impact on people's lives.

The Wrap published a video of a discussion on the First Amendment led by Susan Seager of the USC Annenberg School and USC Gould School.

City News Service published a story about an anonymous $15 million gift to endow and name the A.C. Allen Cowlings Residential College at USC Village and endow a fund at the USC Marshall School. The Orange County Register also mentioned the gift.

Central Jersey mentioned USC as one of the top colleges in the country where the Warrior-Scholar Project has helped veterans transition into becoming college students.