USC in the News

USC In the News 9/23 to 9/25/2017

The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the need to negotiate a bipartisan tax reform package to update the country's corporate tax regulations. Kleinbard suggests a carbon tax to pay for changes to the corporate tax rate. "Perhaps working together along these lines will remind leaders in both parties that real legislative progress requires accepting some policies you find distasteful, to accomplish goals that are nearer to your heart," he wrote.

Los Angeles Times highlighted Josh Kun of the USC Annenberg School and his curation of "The Tide Was Always High: Musical Interventions" for Southern California's Pacific Standard Times. The six-part series produced by the MacArthur fellow celebrates Latino musicians whose work was often whitewashed by history. The first performance, "Sonorama!," chronicled the "untold history of Latin American film composers in Hollywood." La Opinion and KPCC-FM's "The Frame" mentioned the series.

Los Angeles Times published commentary (originally in The Conversation) by USC Annenberg School Dean Willow Bay about parent and teenager perceptions of mobile technology addiction in the United States and Japan. Bay found that although these devices may cause tension in the household, both groups believe the "always-on" media environment prepares them for jobs in the 21st century. With further research, Bay asserts families can integrate technology into their lives in "thoughtful and productive ways."

La Opinion featured the USC Gould School's free Citizenship Clinics that provide legal support for permanent residents who are eligible for naturalized citizenship in the United States. About 200 permanent legal residents have signed up for the USC-provided assistance to become naturalized citizens. "Participants will also be able to participate in civic education classes that are given once a week for almost three months where they will learn about U.S. history in English," said Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School. The story also quoted Marth Escutia, vice president of government affairs at USC, about the university's commitment to helping its community with immigration legal aid. Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School was also included in the article.

The New Yorker highlighted a new book by Steve Ross of the USC Dornsife College, "Hitler in Los Angeles." Ross' book, which chronicles how "Jewish spymaster" Leon Lewis and others worked to foil Nazi and fascist plots in Hollywood and Los Angeles through the end of World War II. The Hollywood Reporter published an excerpt from Ross' upcoming book. "In the wake of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the rise of neo-Nazi activities across the country, Lewis' story offers a guide to what happens when hate groups move from the margins into the mainstream of American society and when an American government seems complacent or, as some would argue, complicit," Ross wrote.

Los Angeles Times quoted USC Provost Michael Quick about the university's commitment to no tolerance for sexual misconduct by anyone on campus.

Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Thom of the USC Price School about the economic benefits the city of Anaheim and its residents receive from catering to Disney's business needs.

Los Angeles Times quoted Deborah MacInnis of the USC Marshall School on Nestlé's purchase of Blue Bottle.

Los Angeles Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on the recent London subway terrorist attack. 

NBC News quoted Steve Kay of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience on the long-term effects of sleep deprivation.

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about NFL players and owners reacting to President Donald Trump's statements about kneeling during the national anthem.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Representative Nancy Pelosi, the impact of an Affordable Care Act repeal on California and whether the state's voters support Senator Bernie Sanders. Bebitch was also interviewed on the previous week's "State of Affairs" during the "Take Two" program.

Mashable quoted Patricia Riley of the USC Annenberg School on the importance of positivity in the workplace. 

New York Magazine's "The Cut" quoted Richard Paulson of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on new IVF methods for women. The story also features Paulson in an accompanying video. 

Curbed LA quoted Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School about the impact on usage patterns if cities build better bus stops for patrons.

South Florida Business Journal quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on how grocery chain Publix won the internet during Hurricane Irma with its social media content.

Channel NewsAsia interviewed Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the impact of social media influencers on a brand's advertising strategy.

Pioneer Press quoted James Lo of the USC Dornsife College about political polarization trends in the Minnesota House.

The Wall Street Journal, in a story about the rising number of women graduating with STEM degrees, noted USC nearly doubled the number of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees awarded in computer science between 2012 and 2016 and the share of female graduates increased from 17.8 percent to 29 percent.

The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times and Huffington Post (second story here) noted research by Loren Adler and Matthew Fiedler of the USC Schaeffer Center's and Center for Health Policy at Brookings Institute's Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy on the impact of the latest attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act will have on the economy and number of insured Americans.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about the University of California's pension system, noted USC structures its employee retirement plans differently.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Michael Gatto of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute on 10 ways to combat Los Angeles' housing crisis.

The Hill published commentary by Jay Wang of the USC Annenberg School's Center on Public Diplomacy and colleagues on why President Donald Trump's administration needs to value the impact of public diplomacy to protect the nation's security.

ABC News' "Good Morning America" spotlighted USC student and football long snapper, Jake Olson, and his Coliseum debut in the team's victory against Western Michigan.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV reported on research by Darby Saxbe of USC Dornsife College on postpartum depression among fathers.

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by Abby Wood of the USC Gould School and colleagues about the lack of regulation on political advertising that can be micro-targeted by Facebook and other platforms.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on how competitive pricing is not just about selling the best product for the lowest price. The Huffington Post also published commentary on the importance of Finland's centennial.

Tokyo Daily News published a story on the USC Global Conference in Tokyo.

Los Angeles Daily News reported on research from Michela Musto and Michael Messner of the USC Dornsife College that found that ESPN and other major sports broadcasters devoted less than five percent of their coverage to women's sports.

The Fresno Bee published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center on Health Journalism about the impact of high teen birth rates in poor neighborhoods.

Vogue mentioned a new exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum by artist James hd Brown.

Xinhua News Agency (China), Press Trust of India and IANS published a study by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on how bots are able to spread fake news on Twitter and how positive interventions can impact a digital conversation.

The Guardian (UK) and IANS cited research 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.

Inquisitr noted the USC Annenberg School received a donation from Judy Sheindlin - better known as Judge Judy on television - to establish the Sheindlin Forum to encourage open debate and exchange of ideas on campus.

Education Week cited research by Ann Owens of the USC Dornsife College on increasing residential segregation by income due to economic inequality. 

EducationNext published commentary by Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School and a colleague on how to combat summer learning loss.

International Business Times mentioned the Keck School of Medicine of USC received a donation from singer and actress Selena Gomez to fund lupus research.

Curbed LA noted the passing of USC Trustee and alumnus Gin Wong in a story honoring the architect.