USC in the News

USC In the News 7/29 to 7/31/2017

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) featured a new report by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the continuing underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Researchers found exclusion of women, minorities, LGBT people and disabled characters in films remained virtually unchanged over the past year, despite heightened attention on Hollywood's diversity issues. "What our data shows most powerfully this year over any other year is the real epidemic of intersectional invisibility in film. If you cross gender with race and ethnicity, you see that the bottom really drops out for females of color on screen," Smith said. CBS News' "This Morning" interviewed Smith about the report's findings.

The Wall Street Journal highlighted a partnership between the USC Rossier School and Ednovate to support charter schools in neighborhoods near USC. "Going into an existing school and trying to make changes is very difficult to do. For the kind of innovative approach that we wanted to do, the charter was the way to go," said USC Rossier School Dean Elizabeth Symms Gallagher of a previous partnership between the USC Rossier School and Crenshaw High School (second story here).

The Guardian (UK) featured an op-ed by Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School on why Google has significantly increased its corporate lobbying spending. "Now, with a real threat of antitrust and privacy regulation on the horizon, Google has come to the same conclusion those earlier industries did – that controlling Washington politicians and regulators is a cost of doing business," Taplin wrote. PC Magazine published a Q&A with Taplin about his latest book, Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered the Culture and Undermined Democracy.

California Healthline featured a project headed by Luanne Rohrbach of Keck Medicine of USC to bring evidence-based sexual health programs to areas where data shows that youth are at the highest risk for teen pregnancy, in a report on federal cuts to teen pregnancy prevention grants in favor of abstinence-only education. Rohrbach's project is among those affected. "We are certainly … looking for ways to sustain the program, but right now I am not aware of a source of funding that could enable us to do things at the scale that we do now," she said.

The New York Times quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on the growing trend of filming and sharing on social media the daily lives of people who run companies.

The New York Times quoted Albert "Skip" Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the benefits of using virtual reality to treat patients via exposure therapy.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Don Hossler of the USC Rossier School's Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice on the possible reasons why University of California, Irvine, rescinded admissions offers to 500 potential students.

ABC's "Good Morning America" interviewed Daryl Davies of the USC School of Pharmacy about a new U.S. State Dept. warning about alcohol consumption in Mexico.

KPCC-FM quoted Min Yu of Keck Medicine of USC about a new method of using stem cells in cancer treatment.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the state of politics in California and a new effort pushing for California's secession from the Union.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Bonnie Reiss, director of the USC Price School's Schwarzenegger Institute about Arnold Schwarzenegger's work ethic.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the resistance the GOP faces in repealing the Affordable Care Act.

The Wrap quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the changing financial support for traditional media outlets.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Michael Cousineau of Keck Medicine of USC about an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County.

Stamford Advocate quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society about the rising need for sports marketing to think of superstar athletes as brands, not individuals.

The Federalist quoted Mellissa Withers of Keck Medicine of USC about the hotspots for targeting potential human trafficking victims.

Los Angeles Times published a story about the former dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito (additional stories and mentions here, here, here, here and here). CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV also posted versions of two of the Los Angeles Times' stories (second story here). Inside Higher Ed, KPCC-FM, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV (second story here), CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, Crain's Cleveland Business, LAist, City News Service (second story here), Kaiser Health News and California Healthline mentioned the story.

Los Angeles Times profiled Louise Steinman of the USC Dornsife College's Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities and her work with the Los Angeles Public Library to bring  writers, academics, scientists, musicians and artists to explore the human — as well as the L.A. — condition.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked USC at No. 34 among universities with the highest research-and-development spending financed by business during the 2015 fiscal year.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted USC is the largest private employer in Los Angeles and mentioned USC Village.

The Japan Times (Japan) cited comments by Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how the balance of power will shift if Japan develops Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems.

Inside Philanthropy noted the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work received a $825,000 grant from the Hilton Foundation to help fund the Children's Data Network.

Quartz cited comments by Costas Synolakis of the USC Viterbi School about the importance of studying the causes of tsunamis and other national disasters.

BisNow published a story noting USC Village is nearly completed.

Laconia Daily Sun published an op-ed by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's leadership style.