USC in the News

USC In the News 7/18/2017

The Washington Post 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. Ferrara characterized the network as a possible "black-market for reusable political disinformation bots."

Los Angeles Times profiled the USC Iovine Young Academy and the first start-up launched by its students. In a story about Mira, started by three current USC students, the reporter noted the augmented reality company developed prototypes using tools available to them through the Iovine Young Academy, such as 3-D printers.

CNN featured a report by Jay Wang and Nicholas Cull of the USC Annenberg School's Center on Public Diplomacy and colleagues on the changing soft power yielded by the world's most powerful countries. According to the new report, North American soft power, including the United States, is declining, while European soft power is recovering and Asia's is rising. The authors attribute France's top ranking and the United States' slip to the elections of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump, respectively. The Economist, Newsweek, The Guardian (UK), Agence France Presse, BFM-TV (France), Deutsche Welle (Germany), The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), South China Morning Post (China) and O Globo (Brazil) also reported on the study.

The San Diego Union Tribune published a Q&A with Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate and Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, and his mission to visit every county in California. "Everywhere I go in California, I have a different series of conversations about poetry and about the state and it has transformed and enlarged my whole sense of the place where I live," Gioia said.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Gregory Keating of the USC Gould School about a lawsuit alleging 37 oil and gas companies are responsible for the sea level rise in certain California coastal counties.

KPCC-FM quoted David Caron of the USC Dornsife College on how to protect families and pets from toxic blue-green algae blooms.

Forbes quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School on compensation for presidents of public universities.

LAist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how cap and trade in California can serve as a model for the rest of the world to limit carbon emissions.

Reveal News and Shape quoted Luanne Rohrbach of Keck Medicine of USC about her scientific research on preventing teenage pregnancies and how the elimination of federal funding will affect those efforts. Education Week also mentioned the research program at USC.

Los Angeles Times published a story about the former dean of Keck Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito (second and third stories here). The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter, The Chronicle of Higher Education (second story here), Inside Higher Ed, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles KCBS-TV (second story here), CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Estrella News Los Angeles affiliate KRCA-TV, Fox News, La Opinión, Politico (second story here), The San Jose Mercury News, Whittier Daily News, Daily Mail (UK), Miami Herald, The Daily Beast, NBC News Buffalo New York affiliate WGRZ-TV, The Week, The Eastsider LA, Capitol Weekly, Columbia Journalism ReviewNew York Post and LAist reported on the story. KPCC-FM quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School about the story.

The San Diego Union-Tribune mentioned Paul Aisen of Keck Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute and his ongoing research on eradicating Alzheimer's disease since his recruitment to USC, in a story about the former dean of Keck Medicine of USC.

Houston Chronicle cited an op-ed by Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on how Amazon and other large tech companies are stymying innovation.

LiveScience mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender and racial parity in the entertainment industry.

Jewish Journal published an op-ed by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on whether Vice President Mike Pence would pardon President Donald Trump if he is removed from office.