USC in the News

USC In the News 7/27/2017

Los Angeles Downtown News featured USC Village and the new Trader Joe's scheduled to open on August 4. The story mentioned the $700 million, 15-acre USC Village will be home to the first Trader Joe's in South Los Angeles. Trader Joe's typically hires 85 percent of a store's staff from the surrounding neighborhood.

New York Magazine's "Vulture" profiled new USC Dornsife College professor Danzy Senna and mentioned Percival Everett of the USC Dornsife College. Senna just completed a novel, "New People," that in some ways reflects her life. "I think you are always trying to write your reality into existence, especially as a person of color and a complicated female," she said.

Nature featured research by Daniel Benjamin of the USC Dornsife College about a stricter standard for statistical significance in research studies. "Researchers just don't realize how weak the evidence is when the P value is 0.05," said Benjamin. The researchers believe a lower P value will save resources previously wasted on false-positive results and claims with P values between 0.05 and 0.005 should only be treated as "suggestive evidence."

International Business Times (UK) and Daily Express (UK) highlighted research by Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center and colleagues on which countries are managing their aging populations the best. "The index provides an accurate look at how well societies are adapting to this aging challenge," said Goldman. Norway, Sweden, America, the Netherlands and Japan were listed among the best on the index.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on an alternate proposal to tax capital gains.

USA Today quoted Joseph Touch of the USC Viterbi School's Information Science Institute about net neutrality and recent moves by Verizon to reduce video download speeds.

USA Today quoted Steven Sussman of Keck Medicine of USC about the effects of LSD and whether it is addictive.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Jennifer Unger of Keck Medicine of USC about a new study finding the annual quit rate for smoking rose for the first time in several years.

Nature quoted Costas Synolakis of the USC Viterbi School about the importance of studying the causes of tsunamis and other national disasters.

Gizmodo quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about a corporate tax practice - used by Uber - to pay lower tax rates in other European countries where the actual business activity is not taking place.

LA Weekly quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School on the legal repercussions if someone refuses to cooperate with border control check points.

Xinhua News Agency quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the causes of rising housing costs in Los Angeles.

Global News (Canada) quoted David Agus of Keck Medicine of USC about the latest study on CTE brain damage among NFL players caused by concussions.

The Washington Post published a story about the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito. The story included quotes from Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College and Paul Rosenbloom of the USC Viterbi School. Los Angeles Times (additional stories here and here), KPCC-FM, Daily Mail (UK), The San Jose Mercury News, Pasadena Star-News, City News Service, Kaiser Health News, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV and Estrella News Los Angeles affiliate KRCA-TV also mentioned the story. The New York Times issued a correction for yesterday's story on the matter to clarify USC is the largest private employer in Los Angeles.

KPCC-FM mentioned USC will likely be one of the first testing places in Los Angeles for self-driving cars.

EducationNext published commentary by Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School about accountability standards for teachers and students in public schools.