USC in the News

USC In the News 8/11/2017

The New York Times featured the poem "The Way It Is" by David St. John of the USC Dornsife College. The poem "enacts… existential pop" according to author Terrence Hayes.

NBC News profiled Neftalie Williams of the USC Annenberg School for his work with the U.S. State Department doing cultural diplomacy through the lens of skateboarding. "(Skateboarding is) a bridge between people all over the world,” Williams said.

Australian Broadcasting Corp. News featured research by Safiya Noble of the USC Annenberg School on the potential problems associated with the ways that artificial intelligence and other algorithm-based programs interact with underrepresented communities. Noble argues that people presume mathematically derived algorithms to be better at unbiased decision-making, "But math doesn't live in a vacuum … the implicit biases and unexamined beliefs that go into designing these technologies are part of the problem," said Noble.

Foreign Affairs featured an op-ed by David Kang of the USC Dornsife College’s Korean Studies Institute in which Kang challenges Americans to think of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un more as a new CEO at a company than as the leader of a country. "An incoming CEO, especially one entering a struggling company, must take control and lead," wrote Kang. Straits Times also cited Kang's op-ed.

Bloomberg quoted Mike Orosz of the USC Viterbi School on how Hollywood studios will face continued threats from hackers.

CBC Radio Canada quoted Richard John of the USC Dornsife College on the anxiety that public exchanges between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may cause the public.

KPCC-FM mentioned the former dean of Keck Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito, in a story about whether doctors undergo routine drug testing.

Mic. mentioned previous commentary from Anthony Orlando of the USC Price School in the Huffington Post on how much control employees have over their work schedules.