USC in the News

USC In the News 10/10/2017

U.S. News & World Report published an op-ed by Daniel McFadden of the USC Schaeffer Center and a colleague on how older adults can save by switching insurance plans each year during the fall enrollment period. "The designers of [Medicare] Part D had hoped that beneficiaries would eventually learn how to navigate the system and make it more efficient. There is, however, little evidence that consumers' choices improve over time," he wrote. McFadden also highlighted suggestions to get seniors engaged in annually selecting a plan.

Long Beach Business Journal highlighted research by Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School's METRANS Transportation Center on the effectiveness of Long Beach's PierPass in mitigating traffic. According to Giuliano, additional research needs to be done to evaluate the program's current effectiveness and assess any challenges."So nobody knows, really, how things are affecting who at this point," she said.

Urban Land Magazine highlighted USC Village and how USC worked with the community throughout the retail and housing complex's development. “We weren’t just developing something for the university community,” says Laurie Stone, associate senior vice president of real estate and asset management for USC. “The earlier you involve the community, the better the outcome for everybody.” Stone also noted USC developed the project independently. The story included quotes from local stakeholders in support of the project.

The New York Times quoted Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School about the rise of anti-immigrant policies and sentiment during the 1990s and how similar arguments against immigrants are being used today.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why it is puzzling that authorities are unable to determine the motive of the Las Vegas mass shooter.

The New York Times quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about Senator Dianne Feinstein's indication that she will run for a sixth term.

NBC News quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on why it is difficult for independently owned production companies to survive in the age of Amazon and Netflix.

ProPublica quoted Muhammad Sahimi of the USC Viterbi School about an Iranian defector from the country's nuclear program receiving a doctorate from MIT in mechanical engineering.

KCRW-FM's "To the Point" interviewed Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on how journalism can evolve in the age of fake news.

Fox News interviewed Milind Tambe of the USC Viterbi School about the evolution of artificial intelligence and its potential uses in the future.

Daily Breeze quoted Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School about about the trajetory of space travel and SpaceX's influence on the industry.

The Wrap quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the public's diminishing trust in Facebook and the long-term impact of this decline.

Health.com quoted Sarah Twogood of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how to prevent infections after intercourse.

The Philippine Star quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the adage that "sex sells" and how branding is a more effective marketing tool.

The Washington Post cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender parity across the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Times and The Huffington Post mentioned the resignation of the dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Rohit Varma.

The San Diego Union-Tribune mentioned a legal dispute between USC and the University of California.

The Huffington Post noted the development of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program at the USC Marshall School and an upcoming conference hosted by the program.'

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on how companies can improve their marketing communications strategy.

Big Think reported on research by Morteza Dehghani of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute and colleagues finding that reading produces the same brain activity across three different languages.

Jewish Journal published commentary by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School about the search for the Las Vegas mass shooter's motive.

VegNews mentioned USC in a story about the proportion of college dining halls that have daily vegan offerings.

City Journal mentioned a gift pledged to the USC School of Cinematic Arts by producer Harvey Weinstein.