USC in the News

USC In the News 12/6/2017

The Washington Post published commentary by Pablo Barberá of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues on how media saturation can impact the functionality of a democracy. The authors focus on the prevalence of hate speech and extreme ideas on social media, and whether regulation would exacerbate the issue. "Democracies must be aware that any attempt to regulate the Internet may veer dangerously close to the censorship they deride in autocracies," they wrote.

Los Angeles Times featured the reopening of the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena after finishing a yearlong seismic retrofit. The museum will host an exhibition as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA program exploring the influence of Mexican art and artists on the development of muralism in China. "We’re a public museum, so we’re committed to bringing the best of art and culture from Asia to our audiences [and] after more than a year of hiatus, we’re finally here to present the best of our collection and reopen with this great exhibition," said USC Pacific Asia Museum Director Christina Yu Yu.

Univision featured a collaboration between the USC Viterbi School and local high school student Faith Florez to develop a mobile app that alerts farmworkers to heat warnings. The application, named CALOR, was pitched by Florez to USC graduate students and delivers weather notifications to farmworkers in English and Spanish. NPR's "Latino USA," Outlook Newspapers, The Bakersfield Californian and Agencia EFE highlighted the project.

Financial Times published commentary by Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School and need to reform the global regulatory systems to fit evolving business models in the 21st century. Hadfield suggests governments should continue to regulate licensing, while also managing private market regulatory systems. "If regulators could build systems that appeal to multiple governments, they could create a new international market in regulation that might one day simplify life for business,” she wrote.

The New York Times (in a Reuters story) quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on how the Republican-backed tax reform bill could negatively impact homeowners.

NPR quoted Gretchen Dahlinger Means, director of the USC Office of Equity and Diversity about a new mobile app that allows sexual assault victims to confidentially report an incident immediately after it has occurred and why timeliness is key for ensuring both parties are protected.

Mashable interviewed Patrick Crispen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how a Google Home device helped his son say his first word after being diagnosed with significant language deficits.

Newsweek quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on the marketing challenges NBC will face when broadcasting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games following the banning of Russian athletes and firing of broadcaster Matt Lauer.

The Drum quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about what Chipotle should look for in its next chief executive officer.

The Washington Post published an editorial by a USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School graduate student about the need for open conversations about the “nuances and complexities” of sexual harassment.

Los Angeles Times (in a story originally published in The Conversation) mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Time cited a study by Mara Mather of the USC Leonard Davis School about why stress may lead to poor financial decisions.

The Conversation published an analysis by Diane Winston of the USC Annenberg School about the spiritual journey of the Daughters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in California up to and after their decision to create a lay community outside of the Catholic Church.

International Business Times cited an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how investors will benefit from the tax reform bill currently in Congress. PolitiFact cited Kleinbard's comments on how corporations are available to repatriate profits virtually tax-free.

Business Insider cited research from the USC Price School that found high rents in Los Angeles prevented employers from hiring top talent.

TechCrunch, in a story about innovation in the Los Angeles area, mentioned USC as a source of future employees.

Valley Public Radio published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about the impact of the military's research on valley fever.