USC in the News

USC In the News 11/8/2017

The Guardian (UK) featured research by Victoria Cortessis of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) may reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer. Researchers found that incidence of cervical cancer among women who used an IUD was a third lower compared to those that did not use an IUD.  "It stands to reason the IUD might influence other immune phenomenon," Cortessis told HealthDay. Time, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, LiveScience, Agence France Presse, Daily Mail (UK), Tech Times, O Globo (Brazil), The Sun (UK), Daily Star (UK) and Deccan Chronicle (India) mentioned the research.

Voice of America, World Journal, Taipei News (Taiwan) and Focus Taiwan (Taiwan) reported on an event hosted by the USC Annenberg School's Center on Public Diplomacy about the economic future of Taiwan. Ma Ying-jeo, the former president of Taiwan, spoke about the continuing political struggles in Taiwan's relationship with mainland China. According to the former president, Taiwanese people want to maintain peace with China, but would like more economic opportunities with the mainland.

Asahi Shimbun (Japan) highlighted research by USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay and colleagues about the perception of cell phone use by Japanese and American families. The study found that teens in both countries admit to phone addiction and usage causes some familial tensions. "Not only teens, but also their parents are becoming increasingly Internet-addicted, so parents should discuss with their children how the Internet should be used," said Bay.

Pasadena Now highlighted the reopening of the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena."It’s a comprehensive approach to the building and we look at every single floor and every single corner of the building to really have a balance in keeping its historical integrity, but we also want to bring in some 21st-century experiences into the building as well," said USC Pacific Asia Museum Director Christina Yu Yu. The retrofit of the 1920s era building followed a failure to pass USC's seismic stability requirements. Additional construction is still needed, but there is no need to move the museum's collections moving forward.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the relationship between China's leader and President Donald Trump. The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) cited Chinoy's comments.

Bloomberg quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on whether Apple pays significant American taxes on its foreign income. Newsweek cited Kleinbard's comments on Apple's practices.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why three UCLA basketball players will likely not face jail time for alleged shoplifting since President Trump is currently visiting Asia.

PBS interviewed David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about President Donald Trump's mercurial comments about North Korea. 

Gizmodo quoted Stephan Haas of the USC Dornsife College about the projected development for quantum computing and likened it to the Cold War development of nuclear weapons. New Scientist quoted Daniel Lidar of the USC Viterbi School on why errors compound in quantum computing.

The Boston Globe quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media & Society about a media company that uses crass humor in its sports analysis.

PC Magazine quoted Paul Orlando of the USC Marshall School's Greif Center on why innovation for the sake of innovation does not translate into increased sales.

EducationNext interviewed David Quinn of the USC Rossier School about how students regress during the summer months. The story also mentioned Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School.

Bloomberg BNA, in two stories about employment arbitration, mentioned USC.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter (second mention here), Deadline, The Advocate and The Huffington Post (Australia) reported on a Change.org petition about the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies.

Dallas Morning News published a book review by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Public Diplomacy.

EducationNext published commentary by Morgan Polikoff about the importance of hands-on science curriculum.