USC in the News

USC In the News 7/19/2017

Bloomberg 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. Politico (European Union), United Press International, Euro News (Spain), GB Times (China), International Business Times (UK), Foreign Policy, The Times of India (India), Denmark News (Denmark) and AOL News also mentioned the report.

Los Angeles Daily News highlighted retail tenants at USC Village, including Target. Curbed LA quoted Laurie Stone of USC University Real Estate about other tenants, such as Trader Joe's and Starbucks, and the expectation that 50 percent of all retail locations will be open by August 17. The Huffington Post and Eater LA noted USC Village will be the newest location for actor Danny Trejo's restaurant, Trejo's Tacos.

The National Herald (Greece) profiled USC President C. L. Max Nikias and his tenure leading USC. The story chronicled Nikias' upbringing and how he was the first in his family to attend college. The article also mentioned Nikias' recent trip to Greece to visit Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, accompanied by Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College. Nikias spoke about his efforts to recruit underrepresented minorities, the Campaign for USC, USC Village, his class on Greek philosophy for USC freshmen and USC Trustee Steven Spielberg's decision to found the USC Shoah Foundation at USC.

Billboard highlighted the USC Gould School as one of the top schools in the country to study music law. The list noted the USC Gould School's Media, Entertainment & Technology Law program added a music law course to its curriculum this past year. The story also noted USC's law school hosts the annual USC Institute on Entertainment Law & Business.

Pacific Standard featured research by Tom Chang of the USC Marshall School and a colleague finding hat shuttered retail storefronts, including medical marijuana dispensaries, or MMDs, may lead to increased crime in a neighborhood. Their research looked specifically at the influence of closing MMDs, which have previously been thought to increase crime in an area. Entrepreneur, Inverse, LA Weekly and Salon also reported on the study.

The Washington Post quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on the financial health of the NBA.

Los Angeles Times and NPR New York affiliate WNYC-FM interviewed 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. Cosmopolitan also mentioned Rohrbach's work.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on how the city of Los Angeles can address parking congestion by eliminating the requirement for developers to provide off-street parking and charge more for on-street parking.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Jessica Yellin, a fellow at the USC Annenberg School's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy about the news media's coverage of President Donald Trump and his personal tweets.

KPCC-FM interviewed Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on how the federal government's actions or lack thereof on health care will impact insurance prices for consumers.

KPCC-FM interviewed Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about how the 2008 recession and housing crash affected different age demographics. 

Los Angeles Business Journal quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on the possible negative impact of rushing rail projects in Los Angeles without concurrent investment in the city's bus system.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Katja Reuter of Keck Medicine of USC about why ClinicalTrials.gov was not intended to be used as a federal oversight tool for ongoing clinical research.

Pacific Standard quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the net effect of a tax holiday on investment in the United States.

NBC News Washington D.C. affiliate WRC-TV quoted Morley Winograd of the USC Annenberg School about new technology that can effectively simulate an individual's speaking patterns.

NPR St. Louis affiliate KWMU-FM interviewed Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College on how rising sea levels due to climate change will impact cities such as St. Louis, which may experience an influx of migrants from the coasts.

USA Today quoted Martin Weiss of Keck Medicine of USC on what the pathology report from Senator John McCain's recent surgery will share about the gravity of his condition.

The Wrap quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on how Google is able to capitalize on the content of others for little investment.

Variety quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on how society's perception of the American Civil Liberties Union has evolved.

Education Week quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Rossier School about the importance of developing personalized social-emotional-learning strategies for each classroom and each student.

Men's Health quoted Valter Longo of the USC Davis School about the possible health benefits of intermittent fasting.

LifeHacker quoted Alberto Vallejo of Keck Medicine of USC on how loosely rolling up a person's sleeves can help cool down the body's temperature.

The New York Times mentioned research by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett about the new "aspirational class" that display upward mobility through cultural signifiers. RealClearPolitics referenced Currid-Halkett's research in a response to The New York Times story.

Los Angeles Times published a follow-up story about the former dean of Keck Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito (second and third stories here). The stories noted USC President C. L. Max Nikias' letter to the USC community. The Washington Post's "Health 202" newsletter, Inside Higher Ed, Univision, ABC News Los Angeles affiliates KABC-TV and KABC-AM, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Toronto Sun (Canada) and LAist reported on the story.

Politico 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 (second mention here).

Time mentioned the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak Poll's results during the 2016 Election.

The Huffington Post noted USC has signaled support for proposed California legislation that would require middle and high schools to start later in the morning to promote healthy sleep among students.

L.A. Biz mentioned the USC Iovine Young Academy in a story about the first start-up launched by its students.

International Business Times published a Quora answer by Keck Medicine of USC that included comments by Ashley Wysong of Keck Medicine of USC on how sun exposure can contribute to a person's risk of skin cancer.

The Times (UK) mentioned research by Veronica Setiawan of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues that found regular coffee consumption may reduce the risk of death from digestive diseases and, among women in particular, from circulatory conditions.

MediaShift published an op-ed by Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School about the diversity problem when publications and companies are seeking to hire data journalists.

MediaShift mentioned the USC Annenberg School's Digital Lounge as an example of a successful university partnership with a software company, such as Adobe.

Ebony cited a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender parity among film directors for the top grossing films over the past 10 years.

The Bakersfield Californian published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about the long-term impact of trauma from the Erskine Fire in Kern County on children. The Fresno Bee published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism in a series on sex education and teen pregnancy.

Philanthropy News Digest mentioned a $825,000 grant to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work's Children's Data Network, which tracks health and wellness indicators for Los Angeles foster youth.

PhillyVoice mentioned the USC Annenberg School is one of the few journalism schools in the country to offer a graduate degree in digital social media.

The Journal (Colorado) 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.

Santa Barbara Independent covered a discussion with Josh Kun of the USC Annenberg School on how popular music, not just resistance songs, reflect the political climate of the time.