USC in the News

USC in the News 10/28 to 10/30/2017

The New York Times featured a Q&A with Steven J. Ross of the USC Dornsife College, discussing his new book, "Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America." In the interview, Ross recounts the roots of his research, which goes back to 1999, and the efforts of spies like Leon Lewis and Joseph Roos to counter the Nazi insurgency in America. Roos left his papers to the university and helped form USC’s Office of Civic and Community Relations. "Leon Lewis and his spies defeated a variety of enemies bent on violence and murder. They showed us that when a government fails to combat extremists, democracy demands that every citizen protect the lives of every American, no matter their race or religion," said Ross. 

The Wall Street Journal published commentary by Jennifer Deal of the USC Marshall School's Center for Effective Organizations on how employee input is valued by both employees and their managers in the decision-making process. "While employees would like to see their recommendations followed, in the final analysis what they—and their managers—want is for the issues to be addressed effectively so the pain point goes away," wrote Deal.

Hyperallergic featured work by the USC Shoah Foundation and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to produce a "New Dimensions in Testimony" installation at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. The installation will allow visitors to interact with digitally preserved versions of genocide survivor testimonies. "[The Visual History Archive] is an invaluable resource, but we also saw how survivors can make a connection to people when they meet in person. Unfortunately, the survivors won’t be with us forever, so we wanted to find a way to maintain that connection in the most realistic way possible," said Josh Grossberg of the USC Shoah Foundation. The Japan Times (Japan), in an Agence France Presse report, also mentioned the exhibition.

Huffington Post featured the upcoming world premiere of a play by Oliver Mayer of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. The play, titled "Yerma in the Desert" and inspired by the Federico Garcia Lorca play "Yerma," centers around the lives of an elite university's custodial and public safety staff. 

Los Angeles Times quoted Jason E. Squire of the USC School of Cinematic Arts in an article about the industry response to the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. 

Los Angeles Times quoted Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College's Spatial Sciences Institute about the unintended ecological consequences of proposed new infrastructure at the Los Angeles River.

NPR quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on students' increasing fears in the current political climate.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Adrianna Kezar of the USC Rossier School's Pullias Center for Higher Education on faculty attitudes toward technology.  

Bustle quoted Steve Sussman of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about how "disease" is still a contested term within the medical community.

The Root quoted Terence Fitzgerald of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about how racist Halloween costumes perpetuate stereotypes.

The Week quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on the benefits of boredom.

The Sacramento Bee quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about Sacramento's bid for a Major League Soccer team.

Public Radio International, in an Agence France Presse report, quoted Ariela Gross of the USC Gould School about how the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal may affect non-disclosure agreements.

The New York Times mentioned USC in an article about how the opioid epidemic is affecting universities.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the under- and poor representation of women in film in the context of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. Salon also cited the research.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned USC in a ranking of universities on lowest median federal loan debt.

Inside Higher Ed reported on a lawsuit filed against the university and a professor accused of sexual harassment. LA West Media also ran the story.

Hollywood Reporter mentioned Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative moderated a panel at the Producers Guild of America’s Produced By Conference NY. Deadline also reported on the panel.

USA Today cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute on the proportion of Twitter users that are bots.

PBS published commentary, originally appearing on The Conversation, by Leo Braudy of the USC Dornsife College on the cultural obsession with monsters.

Detroit Free Press mentioned USC in a top 15 ranking of the most entrepreneurial schools.

KQED cited research by Michael Thom of the USC Price School finding that several states have canceled their film tax credit programs.

LA Weekly mentioned USC in an article on the top employers in Los Angeles County.

LA Weekly cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the under- and poor representation of Latinos in film.

The American Prospect mentioned USC in an article about university Title IX guidelines.

Backstage cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the under- and poor representation of non-whites in film.

Pacific Standard mentioned results from the USC Children's Health Study, conducted by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers.

News Chief published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School on how attorneys decide to accept clients.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned the USC Marshall School in an article on global MBA rankings.