USC in the News

USC In the News 8/9/2017

Politico published an op-ed by Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School about the debate around patient consent for medication and treatment of mental illness. Saks argues that by giving patients the option to refuse treatment or medication, or have input on the strategy, they are more likely to adhere to the prescribed regimen. Saks and her colleagues are developing a new test to determine if a patient is competent enough to refuse care. "The bottom line is that instead of designing new ways to force medication on patients, we need to put our efforts into finding new ways to help people want treatment so we don’t have to use force," she wrote.

The Conversation published an analysis by Erica Rosenthal of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center Hollywood, Health & Society program and USC Annenberg School graduate student Traci Gillig on their research that found transgender television characters could impact viewers and change their perceptions of this group. "Our research suggests nuanced portrayals of transgender individuals – particularly in mainstream forms of entertainment – can break down ideological barriers in a way that news stories may not," they wrote.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured the opening of Trader Joe's at USC Village. The manager of the store noted the location hired 85 percent of its employees from the surrounding community. 

La Cañada Valley Sun highlighted an art exhibit at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital intended to uplift and inspire the hospital's patients. "We really try to create that community feeling, and I think art helps with that," said Kerri Yoder of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

The Washington Post quoted Akira Mizuta Lippit of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the acting technique developed by the late Haruo Nakajima, who played the original Godzilla.

Los Angeles Times interviewed Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how the American government could completely avoid its debt ceiling crisis. The Washington Post, Bloomberg and Washington Monthly cited Kleinbard's recent op-ed in The New York Times about the debt ceiling.

NBC News interviewed Lisa Klerman of the USC Gould School's Mediation Clinic on what critiques employees can make about their employer without putting his or her job in jeopardy.

Univision’s "Primer Impacto" interviewed John Ringman of Keck Medicine of USC for a segment about the Jalisco genetic mutation, which is associated with an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Huffington Post quoted Bart Campolo of the USC Office of Religious Life about pervasive animus toward atheists.

CBC Radio (Canada) and City News Service quoted Jacques Hymans of the USC Dornsife College about whether or not North Korea has the capability of starting a nuclear assault against the United States.

Talking Points Memo quoted Rebecca Lonergan of the USC Gould School on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into President Donald Trump's finances and how charges related to them could be easier to present and prove in court than those having to do with classified information.

Inc. quoted USC Provost Michael Quick about a collaboration between USC and a USC alumna to host the first Multidisciplinary Oncology Conference in Vietnam.

The Toronto Star (Canada) quoted Giorgio Coricelli of the USC Dornsife College on why failure is important for learning and developing behaviors.

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story about the former dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito. Los Angeles Times and California Healthline cited The Times' story from Sunday.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" mentioned a partnership between USC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on a teen pregnancy prevention program that lost most of its federal funding.

NPR Boston affiliate WBUR-FM cited a CNBC story featuring research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the proportion of Twitter accounts that are bots.

The Hufffington Post and Bustle cited research from 2016 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. ABC News (Australia) mentioned Smith's study from 2017 on the same topic.

Voice of America noted USC saw no significant decrease in international applicants or international student enrollment from the previous year.