USC in the News

USC In the News 10/21 to 10/23/2017

The New York Times profiled Mary Kelly, USC Judge Widney Professor of Art, and her new exhibition in New York City. The article chronicles Kelly's life and inspirations for her current work. "Art is more about what you won't do than what you will do" she said. Lint, a primary medium for her work, serves both as pigment and "an ephemeral reminder of daily life ... the never-ending rhythms of women's domestic work."

The Wall Street Journal highlighted a new report by Davide Proserpio of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on the how Airbnb use may increase home prices and rental rates. The researchers found that a 10 percent increase in Airbnb listings correlated with a 0.39 percent increase in rents and 0.64 percent increase in home prices. In the working paper, Proserpio and his colleagues argue for the regulation of certain types of home sharing.

Vox published commentary by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School and a colleague about President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan. According to Kleinbard, Trump's claims that the plan will raise wages is not accurate. "Tax reform should not be perverted into a tax windfall for capital owners on the pretense that it's good for the working man," he wrote. The Washington Post cited the op-ed.

The Hill published commentary by Robert Rasmussen of the USC Gould School and a colleague about the structural and financial damage in Puerto Rico and what options the American territory has for recovery. "The time is past due when we should allow the citizens of Puerto Rico to make a choice. They can vote to become a state - as did other former territories - or they can choose to be an independent country," he wrote.

Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Thom of the USC Marshall School on why depending on bonds supported by future greenhouse gas fees to fund California's bullet train is not a sound investment.

KPCC-FM interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why a crowded Republican field will make it easier for two Democratic candidates to qualify in the top-two primary in California's governor race. Second interview on "Take Two" here.

KPCC-FM interviewed Tatiana Melguizo of the USC Rossier School about the challenges of asking college faculty to quickly implement curriculum changes.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Lawrence Palinkas of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about providing mental health services for survivors from the Northern California fires.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the future of California's Republican party in the age of Donald Trump.

New Scientist quoted Itay Hen of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute about a possible rival for quantum computing supremacy.

CNBC quoted Sebastian Brandhorst of the USC Leonard Davis School on how a fasting-mimicking diet tricks the human body. The story also cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School.

Wired quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about the influence of big technology companies on America's politics.

Bustle quoted Kristen Zaleski of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how assaulters often offer support to survivors of sexual assault and why victims should trust their instincts about the encounter.

Slate quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on why he does not include "Gone with the Wind" in his curriculum.

CBS News San Francisco affiliate KCBS-AM interviewed Ariela Gross of the USC Gould School about actors' sexual harassment suits and whether they are independent contractors.

IndieWire quoted Howard Rodman of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the need for Hollywood to address its systemic problem of sexual harassment.

Healthline quoted Parish Sedghizadeh of the Ostrow School of USC about the dangers of straining the face or jaw through targeted exercises.

The Washington Post cited comments by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on how each generation needs to relearn linguistic boundaries.

Los Angeles Times published commentary by Sarah Jo Portnoy of the USC Dornsife College about a Los Angeles mezcal company with roots in Oaxaca, Mexico.

USA Today cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg Schoo's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the under- and poor representation of disabled people in the entertainment industry.

The Baltimore Sun mentioned the admission of underrepresented African-American students to the USC Gould School with help from the Fannie Angelos Program at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Curbed LA, in a story about the city's master plan for Exposition Park, mentioned USC's renovation plans for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Salon mentioned a project headed by Luanne Rohrbach of Keck Medicine of USC to bring evidence-based sexual health programs to areas where data shows that youth are at the highest risk for teen pregnancy, in a report on federal cuts to teen pregnancy prevention grants in favor of abstinence-only education.

The Bakersfield Californian mentioned the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism and its work to educate the public about valley fever prevention.

IANS and New Delhi Television cited a study by V. Wendy Setiawan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that linked coffee consumption with a longer life span.

Futurism reported on research by Cheng-Ming Chuong and Mingxing Lei of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to grow hair follicles from skin cells reproduced in their lab.

Hindustan Times cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi Schoo's Information Sciences Institute on the proportion of Twitter users that are bots.

Law.com published comments by Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School about the future of legal education and the legal industry.

Asian Journal cited research by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Rossier School about the part of the brain that controls feelings of compassion.