USC in the News

USC In the News 8/16/2017

The New York Times featured the upcoming opening of USC Village, which will house 2,700 USC students and has served as a job creator for the surrounding community. The story quoted USC President C. L. Max Nikias about the importance of building a public-private partnership with the city and sharing the university space with neighborhood. The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter linked to the article. Los Angeles Times quoted USC Trustee Rick Caruso, USC Senior Vice President Thomas Sayles and both stories mentioned Nikias and USC's plans to build a biotech complex in East Los Angeles. KPCC-FM also highlighted the opening of USC Village and quoted William Marsh, director of capital construction for USC, on why the retail leases include local hiring provisions.

Pacific Standard highlighted an analysis by Erica Rosenthal of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center's 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. "Mainstream entertainment narratives have the potential to cut across the echo chambers we construct around ourselves," Gillig wrote.

Curbed LA highlighted research by Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on how males and male-centric language dominates development, real estate and politics. According to Schweitzer women typically engage in identity-driven conversations to promote equity for city residents and are often shot down. The story cites a blog post by Schweitzer titled "The Smartest Boy Urbanist in the Room."

The Washington Post quoted Jonathan Handel of the USC Gould School on the typical payment arrangement when a television show is produced and aired by separate companies.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Charles Davis of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on how universities can address and denounce hate speech and violent demonstrations on campus. The story also cited an op-ed penned by Davis and Shaun Harper of the USC Race and Equity Center in the Los Angeles Times.

Deadline quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the impact Donald Trump's policies and rhetoic will have on Hollywood's relationship with China.

OZY quoted Paul Thompson of Keck School of Medicine of USC's Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics about research that suggests genetics may determine a person's ability to detect emotion in others.

Wired (UK) quoted David Caron of the USC Dornsife College about the rise of toxic algal blooms due to climate change.

Los Angeles Times cited a 2015 USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll that found 48 percent of Californian Republicans supported the tea party movement in some way.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV and City News Service mentioned sentencing will begin for a man convicted of killing USC graduate student Xinran Ji in 2014.

Estrella News Los Angeles affiliate KRCA-TV mentioned a USC student was one of the victims in the domestic terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dallas Morning News cited a study by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration that found Dallas is among the nation's leaders in immigrant integration efforts.

LA Weekly mentioned Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School and USC Price School was on a panel about the impact of Donald Trump's immigration policies and rhetoric in Los Angeles when Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell was served with a warrant.

Providence Journal mentioned the USC Rossier School's Center for Urban Education will partner with the state of Rhode Island to close achievement gaps for low-income and minority students.

The Globe Post published commentary by Frank Zerunyan of the USC Price School on why President Donald Trump should act now to protect those who are signed up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.