USC in the News

USC In the News 12/23/2017 to 1/2/2018

The New York Times highlighted research by Elizabeth Putnam-Hornstein of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and a colleague to build an algorithm to assess child safety risk. Putnam-Hornstein helped develop a predictive analytics tool for Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. She is also working with Douglas County in Colorado and the California Department of Social Services to implement the data-driven algorithm for those areas.

Scientific American featured research by Alejandra Uranga of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues on a new airplane design that may significantly reduce aviation's carbon footprint and improve fuel efficiency. "It's like two bubbles [joined] side by side," said Uranga, who explained that this allows the fuselage itself to generate some lift. Futurism also featured the research.

KPCC-FM highlighted research by Gary Painter of the USC Price School's Center for Social Innovation on the effectiveness of cargotecture - renovating shipping containers into living spaces and stacking them - in San Diego. "In some circumstances, the cost to retrofit these cargo containers can actually start to approach regular construction modalities. If that's the case, you're not really saving a lot of money," Painter said. Even if shipping crates are not the solution to the affordable housing crisis, Painter argues that this can be among the first steps to solving the issue.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on the re-election hopes of Republican House members in California for 2018.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on the tax burden of large companies that repatriate their earnings due to the new tax code. The Wall Street Journal quoted Kleinbard in a second story on how the new tax code will impact domestic filings.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on why businesses will likely relocate to areas with lower local taxes due to the tax reform law.

Los Angeles Times quoted Scott Fruin of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how using the recirculate option in a car's ventilation system can significantly reduce exposure to pollution. Los Angeles Times quoted Fruin about pollution exposure due to freeway proximity in another story. Newsweek cited comments by Fruin about the health hazards for communities close to freeways.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jessica Thomas, director of nursing at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, on the importance of support and self-care for health workers.

Los Angeles Times quoted Joe Saltzman of the USC Annenberg School about the portrayal of journalists and journalism in entertainment.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the future of online films in China.

Los Angeles Times quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on why it is unlikely that President Donald Trump will visit California anytime soon.

ABC News quoted Sherry Blair of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how to plan for success for your New Year resolutions.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Wendy Wood of the USC Dornsife College on why attributing New Year resolution success to willpower is not helpful in changing behavior (second story here).

STAT quoted Jeffrey Sugar of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the alleged exploitation of guests on the "Dr. Phil" program. New York Magazine's "The Cut," The Daily Beast, Salon and Page Six cited Sugar's comments.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on part of the reason why there are 40 college football bowl games.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about high expectations for McDonald's to have every menu item available.

KPCC-FM quoted Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School about the need for sensitive populations - like younger adults or seniors - to actively check air quality before going outdoors and whether current Environmental Protection Agency standards for acceptable pollution levels should be reexamined.

KPCC-FM quoted Tatiana Melguizo of the USC Rossier School about a new California law that directs the state's community colleges to give high school grades and classes more weight over a single test when determining college readiness.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Kathleen Reardon, professor emeritus of the USC Marshall School on the spectrum of sexual harassment claims and how to manage it in the workplace. The Huffington Post also cited comments by Reardon.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Kathleen Reardon, professor emeritus of the USC Marshall School on the spectrum of sexual harassment claims and how to manage it in the workplace. The Huffington Post also cited comments by Reardon.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about what public gatherings and protests accomplished in 2017.

KPCC-FM quoted Nicolas Duquette of the USC Price School on how nonprofits will be impacted by new federal tax policies.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about President Donald Trump's policy clashes with California.

Financial Times quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about Hollywood's history of self-censoring in order to access the Chinese market.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about her expectations for the second year of Donald Trump's presidency.

The New Yorker quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about the lack of diversity in Hollywood films.

Wired quoted Henry Jenkins of the USC Annenberg School about when the idea that scientific advancements could make life better took hold in the United States.

Voice of America quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Vice President Mike Pence's role in the White House.

Consumer Reports quoted Megan Herting of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how exercise can help children manage their own junk food cravings and portion control.

Talking Points Memo quoted Matthew Fiedler of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy on how the elimination of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate will impact costs and health outcomes.

Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on why it was unwise of planners in Las Vegas to not account for Lyft and Uber use when calculating potential monorail ridership.

Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School's Pullias Center for Higher Education on why it is unlikely the state will prioritize increasing student grants for college students who face food insecurity.

Whittier Daily News quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society on how LaVar Ball has built his family's brand and was named the Southern California News Group's sports person of the year. The story also mentioned USC's blind long-snapper, Jake Olson.

The Beach Reporter quoted Douglas Capone and Jed Fuhrman of the USC Dornsife College about what caused a sulfur smell before Christmas throughout the South Bay.

CBC Radio (Canada) quoted Miki Turner of the USC Annenberg School about the history of racism in the British royal family.

Barron's quoted Burghardt Tenderich of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Public Relations on why it is unlikely the largest technology companies will be subject to regulation.

Mother Jones quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the head of the California Nurses Association exerts political influence.

Sputnik International News quoted Muhammad Sahimi of the USC Viterbi School on why it is unlikely that shale production will increase with the recent rise in oil prices.

Morning Consult quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on why the current political climate makes entitlement reform unlikely.

The Washington Post mentioned USC's participation in the American Talent Initiative, which encourages signatories to recruit more students from low-to-moderate income families.

Los Angeles Times mentioned results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the California gubernatorial race. In a second story, Los Angeles Times noted an earlier poll that measured potential recreational pot use after legalization among California voters.

Los Angeles Times mentioned the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted USC is one of the top destinations for international graduate students.

NBC News published a story produced in part by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on Jamaica's "barrel children."

The Guardian (UK) mentioned research by Ted Berger of the USC Viterbi School and his research to develop a neural prosthesis to aid memory.

The Atlantic cited comments by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on why immigrants are often blamed for unfortunate events in communities.

KPCC-FM mentioned the USC Pacific Asia Museum on a list of weekend attractions.

Los Angeles Downtown News noted an event co-hosted by the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute that will bring California's leading gubernatorial candidates to campus for a town hall-style meeting with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

The Huffington Post published a Quora answer on healthy habits that included comments by Helga Van Herle of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The Huffington Post noted research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on the benefits of intermittent fasting.

The Orange County Register published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on local resources for families impacted by gang-related homicides.

Business Insider mentioned a herbal drink partially developed by Jing Liang of the USC School of Pharmacy that may reduce the symptoms of an alcohol-induced hang over.

Discover Magazine mentioned research by Milind Tambe of the USC Viterbi School and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School's Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society to help national parks and others track poachers using artificial intelligence.

Forbes and Gizmodo (UK) mentioned research by Jon-Patrick Allem of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found Twitter bot accounts were twice as likely to promote electronic cigarettes as a valuable smoking cessation tool.

Salon and Metro News Canada cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Psychology Today cited research by Morteza Dehghani, Jonas Kaplan and colleagues at the USC Dornsife College on what regions of the brain assign meaning to life stories.

Glamour mentioned a series of stories produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on sex education.

La Canada Valley Sun ran a story about an online contest hosted by the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital about the first baby delivered in 2018.

Campus Safety Magazine published a photo of a USC School of Pharmacy event at El Sereno Middle School in Los Angeles that shared facts about drug and alcohol use with students.

Refinery29 (UK) cited a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of plus-size women on screen.

The American Lawyer cited comments by Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School about the future of the legal industry.

Fox & Hounds Daily published an op-ed by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on their expectations for California Gov. Jerry Brown's final year in office.

The Diplomat published commentary by Yukari Easton of the USC Dornsife College's East Asian Studies Center on why Japan should not renegotiate its comfort women agreement.

Hindustan Times' "LiveMint" (India) published commentary by Angus Deaton of the USC Dornsife College on why inequality is different than unfairness.

International Business Times (Singapore) mentioned research by Alicia McDonough of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the health benefits of a potassium-rich diet.