USC in the News

USC In the News 11/7/2017

CNN published commentary by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about the GOP proposal for tax reform. "As confusing as it is to figure out the many losers from this proposed law, it is abundantly clear who the winners are: America's plutocrats, including the man in the White House," McCaffery wrote. CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed McCaffery when the plan was first unveiled.

Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted the opening of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and USC's push to make Los Angeles a global hub for biotechnology. The story noted the center for collaborative research in biosciences was made possible through a gift by Gary and Alya Michelson and renowned researchers Ray Steven and Peter Kuhn will also call the building home.

Desert Sun highlighted research by Jill Johnston and Shohreh Farzan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how the changing environment around the Salton Sea could negatively impact the respiratory health of its residents. "Kids have a right to play outside, to breathe clean air, so we need to be thinking about strategies and policies to make that happen," Johnston said.

The Conversation published an analysis by Jody Agius Vallejo of the USC Dornsife College on how Latino elites in California try to support opportunities for underserved communities. "These economic elites have not amassed enough wealth to generate resources on a scale that can adequately address growing income and wealth inequality in California. Creating and supporting pathways to the California dream is the responsibility of us all," she wrote.

The Conversation published commentary by Jay Desai of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on physician burnout and its impact on patients. Desai recommends that health care administrators spend a proportion of the their time interacting with patients to keep the focus on patient care.

The New York Times quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how American multinational companies are able to successfully avoid tax obligations worldwide. The Guardian (UK) quoted Kleinbard about Apple's corporate tax practices. Los Angeles Times and CBS News quoted Kleinbard about excise tax policies and the GOP's proposed tax reform bill.

Los Angeles Times quoted Gene Del Vecchio of the USC Marshall School about the corporate media race to own original entertainment content.

Los Angeles Times quoted Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School on why American customers prefer tipping instead of paying slightly more for a meal.

USA Today quoted Safiya Umoja Noble of the USC Annenberg School on how increased diversity at media companies might have prevented Russia from capitalizing on racial tensions on Facebook.

The Today Show quoted Carolyn Kaloostian of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the early signs of Alzheimer's disease (second story here).

Newsweek quoted Richard Paulson of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the possibility of transgender women giving birth.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about Tom Steyer's ad campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.

Agence France Presse quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why California is leading the resistance against President Donald Trump's far-right policies.

Slate quoted Albert "Skip" Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the use of virtual reality in clinical settings.

Business Insider quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about President Donald Trump and his administration's rhetorical shift when referring to Asia-Pacific as the Indo-Pacific.

KCRW-FM interviewed Keith Plocek of the USC Annenberg School about the shuttering of LAist and the future of local news outlets.

KCRW-FM interviewed Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on how large tech companies helped spread misinformation from Russians during the 2016 American presidential election.

Readers Digest quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about underlying health conditions that may impact an individual's sleeping habits. AskMen quoted Dasgupta about the benefits of sleeping without clothes.

EdSource quoted Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School on how California's textbook adoption rules may have an impact on other liberal-leaning states.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about what compromises California Republicans will need to make in order to keep their seats.

Inside Higher Ed mentioned the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

NBC News cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute about the proportion of Twitter accounts controlled by bots.

Los Angeles Daily News mentioned USC Village will be the home of a new Barilla restaurant.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the importance of direct marketing.

Inc. cited comments by Fred Cook of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Public Relations on how to boost creativity among employees.

The Independent (UK) cited research by Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute about the role of emotion in human and animal brains.

U.S. China Press and Yahoo (Taiwan) covered an event hosted by the USC Annenberg School's Center on Public Diplomacy about the economic future of Taiwan.

Bustle cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of minorities and women in the entertainment industry. Refinery29 noted Smith's finding on body size representation on screen.

Jewish Journal published commentary by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on how President Donald Trump dominates the public sphere.

Long Beach Business Journal noted research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the declining number of available units for Los Angeles County's growing population.