USC in the News

USC in the News 11/23 to 11/27/2017

The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) highlighted research by Loren Adler of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative about why patients are often left with high ambulance bills after a medical emergency. These "surprise bills" frequently occur if an ambulance ride is provided by an "out-of-network" provider for those with private insurance. The Schaeffer Initiative found 26 percent of ambulance rides were charged at out-of-network rates. According to Adler, there is little recourse to avoid surprise bills, "other than yelling at the insurance company after the fact, or yelling at the ambulance company." The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) cited the study in a second article.

Long Beach Post highlighted research by Hernan Galperin of the USC Annenberg School on internet access and subscription rates within Long Beach. Galperin found differences between east and southwest Long Beach and adoption rates varied greatly depending on the income level within each Long Beach neighborhood. "You would imagine that over time people would catch up, but we’re seeing that it’s actually not the case," Galperin said.

The New York Times quoted Tim Page of the USC Annenberg School and USC Thornton School about the late composer and music critic, Eric Salzman.

The New York Times quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about a U.S. Supreme Court case that may provide a modern interpretation of the Fourth Amendment.

Los Angeles Times quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how many years it would take for the GOP's proposed corporate tax cuts to translate into increased income for middle-class families.

Los Angeles Times quoted Thomas Sito of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the possible impacts on Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios after the departure of its chief creative officer following allegations of sexual misconduct.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Rodney Ramcharan of the USC Marshall School about the problems associated with a city running a municipal bank.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV quoted Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School about the possible impacts on low-income consumers if the Federal Communications Commission revokes existing "net neutrality" rules.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the chances that the recent gas tax hike will be repealed in California.

Bloomberg BNA quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center about insurance mergers between different-sized companies.

Voice of America quoted Richard Reeves of the USC Annenberg School and Ariela Gross of the USC Gould School about extramarital affairs by American presidents.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Lori Shreve Blake of the USC Career Center about a new California law that prevents employers from requesting prior salary information from job candidates.

Daily Breeze quoted Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School about Tesla's foray into the low-emission ground transportation industry.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media & Society on how President Donald Trump's targeting of LaVar Ball on Twitter only promotes Ball's brand.

City News Service quoted Anthony Dukes and Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School on how Black Friday sales have declined over the past few years.

The Wrap quoted Joe Saltzman of the USC Annenberg School on if the departure of Charlie Rose amid sexual misconduct allegations will have an impact on the ratings for CBS' morning show.

Consumer Reports quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the possible side effects sleep aids may have on older adults.

New Republic quoted Ben Carrington of the USC Annenberg School on how President Donald Trump displays his racism through his everyday language. The Toronto Star (Canada) quoted Carrington on how Trump does not use overtly racist terms to communicate his preferences.

Forbes quoted Julie Albright of the USC Dornsife College about the possibility that the Facebook mobile app is tracking voice conversations by users when the app is not actively being used.

The Outline quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on why Apple places store locations in wealthier neighborhoods and why the majority are in predominantly white neighborhoods.

International Business Times quoted Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the clinical applications of virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

Axios quoted Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture about the evolution of light pollution. Agence France Presse also quoted Longcore about the economic costs of light pollution.

Health.com quoted Sarah Twogood of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the possible biological effects on women of stopping hormonal birth control.

Pop Sugar quoted Sharon Orrange of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the many barriers to birth control access for women.

The Washington Post, in a story about universities investing in new buildings to foster interdisciplinary research within the hard sciences, mentioned the opening of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about tracking the Los Angeles County homeless population, mentioned USC.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about Antonio Villaraigosa's tax returns, mentioned his salary as lecturer at the USC Price School.

The Atlantic mentioned charges filed against a former USC assistant basketball coach.

Times Higher Education published a Q&A with Kate Flint of the USC Dornsife College and provost professor of art history and English about her new book, "Flash!: Photography, Writing, & Surprising Illumination."

Deadline cited comments by Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why the Chinese government censored a film that might trigger protest leading up to a government event.

LA Weekly cited research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on rising rents expected in Los Angeles County over the next two years.

Bustle mentioned a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about the underrepresentation of minorities and women in the entertainment industry.

The Guardian (UK) mentioned that the USC School of Cinematic Arts rejected a gift from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Mother Nature Network cited research by Shrikanth Narayanan of the USC Viterbi School's Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab that found women appear less frequently than men in most films and when they are on screen, they are portrayed stereotypically.

South China Morning Post reported on research compiled by USC Marshall School graduate students on how governments have done a poor job explaining changes due to globalization, which was presented at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council.

New Republic cited comments by Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how North Koreans might respond to President Donald Trump's rhetoric.

Entertainment Weekly mentioned USC alumnus Will Ferrell and the commencement address he delivered during the 2017 graduation ceremony.

The Irish Times (Ireland) cited comments by Mark Marino of the USC Dornsife College about the origins of the selfie.

Cosmos Magazine reported on research by Cheng-Ming Chuong of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and his discovery that feathers evolved from dinosaurs.