USC in the News

USC In the News 9/13/2017

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) highlighted a gift by Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, to name and fund The Sheindlin Forum at the USC Annenberg School, which will host the USC Annenberg Debate Series. The story cited comments by USC Annenberg School Dean Willow Bay on the importance of encouraging civil dialogue. The announcement was also covered by CNN, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, CBS News Los Angeles affiliates KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (additional story here), and Page Six.

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) highlighted the USC School of Cinematic Arts as a leader among film schools for promoting diversity in the entertainment industry. "If we can educate our students across the board, regardless of ethnic background, about the experiences of these marginalized groups, they may carry that perspective with them as they move up in the industry ranks," said Kristin Borella of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on his tax reform proposal. Rather than offering across-the-board tax cuts, Kleinbard recommends offering a lower tax rate to businesses by shifting the tax burden to the company's investors. In Kleinbard's solution, the Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax (BEIT) will raise more revenues from individuals and is more fair to those who are less affluent.

U.S. News & World Report, KPCC-FM and Reader's Digest featured research by Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College on the risk males have for developing postpartum depression. Saxbe found that if testosterone levels drop within nine months of a child's birth, fathers face a higher risk of depression and other postpartum symptoms.

Los Angeles Business Journal reported U.S. News & World Report ranked USC as the No. 21 national university. The San Jose Mercury News, The Orange County Register, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CBS News San Francisco affiliate KPIX-TV, LA Weekly, City News Service and Atlanta Business Chronicle noted USC's ranking. For a full summary of USC's placements, see USC In the News from Sept. 12, 2017.

The New York Times quoted Joseph Palacios of the USC Dornsife College about a recent report on how the Catholic Church has managed sexual abuse allegations.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on whether a new toll system would work to reduce traffic congestion in Los Angeles.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted David Evans Frantz of the USC Libraries' ONE Archives about queer history in Los Angeles, in a story about Pacific Standard Time's exhibitions. The Press-Enterprise also noted USC's participation and Josh Kun of the USC Annenberg School's series of musical performances.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Paul Aisen of the Keck School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute on how researchers protect genomic information during clinical trials.

Gizmodo quoted Mahta Moghaddam of the USC Viterbi School about the lack of data available on the thawing of permafrost in Alaska and other northern territories.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos cited a Title IX case against a USC student. The Nation also cited DeVos's comments on the case.

The Wrap reported on research by Yves Bergquist of the USC School of Cinematic Art's Entertainment Technology Center's Data & Analytics Project that found Rotten Tomatoes scores do not correlate to box office success or failures.

Inside Philanthropy noted USC received two gifts of $5 million or more since 2008 from Chinese-American donors, including USC Trustees Ming Hsieh and Ronnie Chan, according to the report.

NPR Central California affiliate KVPR-FM published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on how immigration will impact the availability of doctors for patients in the Central Valley.

Refinery29 cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender parity among film directors for the nation's highest grossing films.

Global Times (China) cited comments by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Science Institute on the prevalence of automated bots on social media and their possible influence on discourse.

The Irish Independent (Ireland) noted research by Stephen Gruber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how coffee consumption may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer.