USC in the News

USC In the News 10/12/2017

Los Angeles Times featured research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center and the annual USC Casden Real Estate Economic Forecast that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. The report also points to the large millennial population as factor in the housing crisis and one key reason rents will rise over the next two years. "But we started at such a bad place, it’s still really bad, it’s just not quite as bad it was two years ago," Green told KPCC-FM. The Orange County Register highlighted expected rent increases for Orange County. Curbed LA and Xinhua News Agency (China) also reported on the forecast.

Los Angeles Times (in a piece originally published on The Conversation) shared commentary by Richard Flory of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture on how a Christian movement is praying to change America. Flory explores the growth of the Independent Network Charismatic (INC) Christianity movement and how its practices appeal to younger followers.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured the groundbreaking ceremony for the USC Iovine Young Academy. The event featured Andre "Dr. Dre" Young and Jimmy Iovine, who donated $70 million in 2013 to fund the academy. Coverage included comments from Young, Iovine, USC President C. L. Max Nikias, USC Iovine Young Academy Director Erica Muhl and USC students. CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV and Billboard reported on the groundbreaking and new building for the academy.

Mother Jones featured research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the influence of Twitter bots on the spread of misinformation during the 2016 election. Ferrara found primarily Russian-controlled bots were responsible for spreading one in five election-related tweets. "Our findings suggest that the presence of social media bots can indeed negatively affect democratic political discussion rather than improving it, which in turn can potentially alter public opinion and endanger the integrity of the presidential election," Ferrara said. The story also highlighed his follow-up studies since last year's election.

Education Week featured research by David Quinn of the USC Rossier School about the racial attitudes of teachers compared to noneducators. Quinn found teachers were less likely to express negative racial stereotypes and report less social distance and resentments toward minority groups.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the unrealistic expectations President Donald Trump is setting for his tax reform plans. Los Angeles Times cited Kleinbard's comments about "stateless income."

Los Angeles Times quoted Inderbir Gill of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the evolving strategy of treating different kinds of cancer more like a chronic disease.

Bloomberg quoted Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College on why China's expanding middle class is an incentive to reduce the country's pollution.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on how prospective students should reach out to current student groups to learn about campus climate.

CBS News interviewed David Agus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about treatments, research and technological advances for managing breast cancer.

Newsweek quoted Perry Hoberman of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about a conspiracy theory circulating that a national day of protest will be the start of a civil war.

Quanta Magazine quoted Eric Friedlander of the USC Dornsife College about the Russian mathematician Vladimir Voevodsky.

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. The story also noted that half of the students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts are female.

Los Angeles Times' "Essential Education" newsletter, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV and Sinovision TV reported on sexual harassment allegations against a former USC employee.

NPR noted the USC School of Cinematic Arts will not accepted producer Harvey Weinstein's pledge of $5 million. Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair (second story here) also noted the refusal.

Financial Times cited research by Noam Wasserman of the USC Marshall School's Greif Center on the high rate of failure of start-ups due to conflict between founders or management.

Chicago Tribune mentioned a partnership between the USC Viterbi School and other universities to lead research for the Alliance for Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) Research on Evolving Intelligent Goal-driven Networks.

MindBodyGreen cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet on health.