USC in the News

USC In the News 7/14/2017

Fortune Magazine published commentary by Shaun Harper of the USC Race and Equity Center responding to a recent survey that showed that 58 percent of conservative-leaning voters believe colleges and universities negatively affect the U.S. Harper writes that this attitude is more likely linked to perceptions that postsecondary institutions promote liberal values, since available markers of success clearly point to continued education providing quantifiable benefits. However, Harper does acknowledge an area in which U.S. colleges and universities may be lacking, according to his own research on campus racial climates: "Few (survey respondents) feel they learned enough in college about communities of color, acquired the skills necessary to lead racially diverse workplaces, or developed the competencies needed to address longstanding racial issues in our society."

Forbes published commentary by Jonathan Barnett of the USC Gould School and a colleague on a recent Supreme Court decision that favors older, more formal patent law over current innovation economy realities. "The Court’s formalistic reasoning stands far removed from the transactional intricacies of 21st-century technology markets," they write.

INSEAD Knowledge featured research by Lori Qingyuan Yue of the USC Marshall School and a colleague on how communities in the United States responded to two major bank panics in 1893 and 1907, respectively. They found lessons learned from the 1893 financial crisis persisted through institutional knowledge and that communities where crises were initially handled more competently had greater social cohesion and collective trust in helping to resolve future financial crises. The authors go on to argue that the financial crisis of 2007-08 was made worse because the centralization of the banking industry led to a decrease in this social cohesion, thus increasing the impact of the downturn.

The New York Times quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on the ways that movie ticket sales in China can change based on government-mandated blackout periods for imported films.

Los Angeles Times quoted Neeraj Sood of the USC Schaeffer Center on what is known about the economics of managing high-risk insurance pools.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on an effort to begin filing articles of impeachment against President Trump.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Michael Chasalow of the USC Gould School on the likelihood of creditors filing claims to the U.S. assets of struggling Chinese technology company LeEco.

PopSugar quoted Elinor Accampo of the USC Dornsife College on how at-home pregnancy tests were a positive development for women.

LA Weekly quoted Rebecca Latham Brown of the USC Gould School on the chances that a recently filed article of impeachment will move forward.

The Spokesman Review quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on the ways that social norms online will "bleed out" into the physical world.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review quoted Yannis C. Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School, on the global competition for leaders on the academic side of engineering.

Forbes published a Quora answer by Keck Medicine of USC that included comments by Jonathan Russin of Keck Medicine of USC on how to determine when to seek medical care for a headache.

The Real Deal mentioned that Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, discussed the background of homebuyers who use cash in an interview with KPCC-FM.

City Watch LA cited research by Keck Medicine of USC on the effects of pollution on children's lung health.

Crosscut cited research 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.