USC in the News

USC In the News 8/30/2017

NPR San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM featured research by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on the number of job opportunities for low-income individuals who have access to and from public transit access points. The researchers found that residents of low-income neighborhoods in San Diego with cars have 30 times greater job opportunities compared to those that need to walk to public transit. Boarnet and his colleagues also found that driving or biking to a transit station more than doubled the number of jobs an individual could access with a 30-minute commute.

Daily Mail (UK) and IANS featured research by featured research by Arthur Toga and Judy Pa of Keck School of Medicine of USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute that found women at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease are more likely to develop the disease than male counterparts with similar risk factors. "The bottom line is women are not little men," said Pa.

Daily Mail (UK) highlighted research by David Hinton of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues that found an eye test that may predict an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis two decades before the onset of symptoms. The researchers found a non-invasive eye screening had similar results to brain scans.

Eater Los Angeles highlighted a new dining tenant at USC Village, Kobunga Korean barbecue. The story predicted the restaurant's first brick and mortar location will open by early next year and highlighted other dining tenants scheduled to open at USC Village soon.

Los Angeles Times quoted Arvind Bhambri of the USC Marshall School about the experience Uber's new CEO brings to the position and successful CEO transitions.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Mott Smith of the USC Price School on how for-profit and non-profit developers can navigate Los Angeles' housing crisis.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on how Proposition 13 - which limits the rate property taxes can increase in California - impacts the state's home prices.

Al Jazeera interviewed USC Annenberg School graduate student Katharine Miltner about the evolution of emojis.

TheWrap quoted Dora Kingsley Vertenten of the USC Price School on how social media bots amplify existing narratives rather than creating new ones.

Daily Mail (UK) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why it is not politically dangerous to act in a bipartisan matter to help bring Hurrican Harvey victims relief.

ABC News Los Angeles affiiate KABC-AM interviewed Dora Kingsley Vertenten of the USC Price School on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's possible presidential ambitions.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a study 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 top grossing films of 2015. Newsweek also mentioned the 2016 edition of the study.

Inside Higher Ed, in a story about how universities handle public relations crises, mentioned the size of USC's Board of Trustees.

Fox News mentioned a debate over the origins of USC mascot Traveler's name.

Inside Philanthropy, in a profile on USC Trustee Steven Spielberg, mentioned his support of USC Shoah Foundation.

The Sacramento Bee mentioned research by Veronica Setiawan of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues that found regular coffee consumption may reduce the risk of death from digestive diseases and, among women in particular, from circulatory conditions.

The Press-Enterprise mentioned USC Village is home to one of Target's small format stores.

The Diplomat published commentary by Yukari Easton, a fellow at the USC Dornsife College's East Asian Studies Centers, on why North Korea is a rational actor in calling President Donald Trump's rhetorical bluff.