USC in the News

USC In the News 10/3/2017

The Atlantic featured research by Justin Scoggins, Pamela Stephens and Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) in partnership with PolicyLink on how affordable rents could save households thousands of dollars each year. National Equity Atlas, the partnership between PERE and PolicyLink, found that if affordable housing programs are reduced or eliminated, renters would lose out the most, which includes a large proportion of black and Hispanic households. LA Weekly also noted the study.

Nature featured research by Dion Dickman of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues about the origins of sleep. Researchers found that even an organism without a brain - a jellyfish - still needs sleep-like behavior to survive. "This work provides compelling evidence for how early in evolution a sleep-like state evolved," Dickman said.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture on how light displays negatively impact migrating birds.

The New York Times quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute on why sanctions and other economic pressures are unlikely to topple the North Korean regime.

Los Angeles Times quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on how the spread of fake news on Facebook and Google during a crisis can worsen the situation.

USA Today quoted Thomas Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School on the name recognition celebrities bring to political campaigns.

Newsweek quoted Jan Amend of the USC Dornsife College about the possibility that life on Earth may have started when meteorites from crashed into "warm little ponds" on the planet's surface.

The Wrap interviewed Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about China's relationship with the American entertainment industry and how politics and economics impacts partnerships.

The Wrap quoted Jean-Paul Jassy of the USC Gould School about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found students could not be compelled to salute the flag.

EdSource quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School on the importance of identifying homeless youth at public schools.

Economic Times (India) interviewed Fred Cook of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Public Relations about what companies do not understand about advertising to millennials.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned a police incident at USC’s Fertitta Hall. The New York Times (in a Reuters story and its "California Today" newsletter), The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times' "Essential Education" newsletter, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, KPCC-FM, Los Angeles Daily News, LA Weekly, LAist, City News Service, Beverly Hills Courier, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, Business Insider, Talking Points Memo, Voice of America (Noticias), Fox News, Daily Mail (UK), New York Daily News, TMZ, Perez Hilton, Daily Express (UK), Bustle, Xinhua News Agency (China - second story here), El Heraldo (Mexico), El Horizonte (Mexico), Agence France Presse, Todo Noticias (Argentina) and Stuff (New Zealand) mentioned the event.

LAist noted Josh Kun of the USC Annenberg School curated a series of musical performances for The Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Forbes mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrpresentation of lesbian, gay or bisexual individuals in the entertainment industry.