USC in the News

USC In the News 7/25/2017

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured the opening of Target at USC Village over the weekend. It is one of company's small format stores and includes USC-branded items, as well as grab and go meals and other goods expected at a Target.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV featured research by Kristin Diehl of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on how taking photos increases an individual's enjoyment of an experience. The same is true for negative experiences - those who take photos enjoy it even less than others. The anchors were surprised that Diehl's findings showed stronger recollections among those who took photos at events.

KPCC-FM highlighted research by Clay Wang of the USC School of Pharmacy and USC Dornsife College on how fungi in space might interact with humans and any adverse effects of carrying fungi alongside humans outside of the atmosphere. Researchers found that the space environment may make astronauts more susceptible to fungi-related illnesses.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Daphna Oyserman of the USC Dornsife College and USC Dornsife College doctoral student Oliver Fisher on how motivation can affect educational attainment. Oyserman and Fisher studied how different demographics perceive difficulty as either an impossibility or something of value. If someone believed the level of difficulty signaled the task's value, there were improved academic outcomes over time.

The Conversation published a Q&A with Gregory Treverton of the USC Dornsife College about the impact President Donald Trump's withdrawal of state department assets from the African continent will have on security and intelligence gathering in the region. According to Treverton, Trump's policies will increase already existing divides internationally and internally in the United States.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on why Alphabet must change its practices for Google Shopping results in Europe or face significant fines. The San Jose Mercury News' "SiliconBeat" cited an op-ed by Taplin about the tech industry. ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM also quoted Taplin on how large tech companies are disrupting innovation and distorting democracy.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Albert "Skip" Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the evolution of virtual reality research for clinical purposes.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jason Doctor of the USC School of Pharmacy on how other developed countries maintain prescription drug prices through federal price controls.

Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Chasalow of the USC Gould School about a legal dispute over the ownership of the fact-checking site Snopes.com.

Wired quoted Jeffrey Miller of the USC Viterbi School about the possibility that new electric cars will be driven with only one foot pedal.

LA Weekly quoted Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College about the importance of culturally specific television programming for certain communities in Los Angeles, such as "Kababayan Today" for Filipino-American households.

LA Weekly quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center about the communication style of President Donald Trump's new communication director, Anthony Scaramucci.

People quoted David Warburton of Keck Medicine of USC on how newborn babies are susceptible to herpes and other viruses.

Los Angeles Times published a story related to the former dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito (additional stories here, here and here). The Boston Globe, KPCC-FM's "AirTalk," The Scientist, Politico, Estrella TV Los Angeles affiliate KCRA-TV, New York Daily News, California Healthline and EducationDive mentioned the story.

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) noted the Gamble House in Pasadena is operated by the USC School of Architecture.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on how the global emissions scandal plaguing many German automakers will affect the industry's success.

The Huffington Post noted USC is home to one of the largest populations of international students in the country.

GOOD cited a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Milenio Diario (Mexico) reported on research 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.

The Washington Times cited research by Mariana Stern of Keck Medicine of USC on the possible carcinogenic effects of red meat.