USC in the News

USC In the News 1/5/2018

Los Angeles Times highlighted a new study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues that found that women directed only four percent of the top movies in the past 10 years and that only 18 percent of entertainment executives are female. Researchers also found that only six black and five Asian directors made it onto 2017's top 100 movies list and only eight women directed films on the list. "When people think of a female director — it’s a Caucasian female. There were only eight women of color directing those 1,100 films, including only one Latina — that shows something in the system is broken," Smith said. KPCC-FM's "The Frame," The Guardian (UK), The Huffington Post, Time, The Wrap, Agence France Presse, Paste, Refinery29, The Irish Independent (Ireland) and Xinhua News Agency (China) reported on the new study.

KPCC-FM's "The Frame" featured a new exhibit at the USC Pacific Asia Museum, following its reopening after a successful seismic retrofitting of the building. This exhibition is 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. "Our city and community is a place where we have so many people from different cultures and different parts of the world that we can play a role in introducing Asia to people from other parts of the globe," said Christina Yu Yu, director of the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted research by Paul Aisen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute and a recent award for up to $70 million to build a more efficient infrastructure for recruiting patients to clinical trials to treat Alzheimer's disease. Aisen, along with two Harvard-affiliated and one Mayo Clinic researcher are part of a new Alzheimer's Clinical Trial Consortium. "A new therapy for Alzheumer's disease has not been approved in the past 14 years, and none of the approved therapies actually change the course of the disease," Aisen said.

The New York Times quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the lack of evidence that magnesium supplements improve sleep.

The New York Times quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on why the Los Angeles Rams need to win games in order to win over the Los Angeles fanbase.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about a proposed California law that would help taxpayers circumvent new federal tax rules about deductions.

Los Angeles Times quoted John Heilman of the USC Gould School on why Republicans only support states' rights when its convenient for their ideology.

Reuters quoted Adam Leventhal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a study finding a link between teens trying e-cigarettes, hookah pipes and other non-cigarette tobacco products and an increased likelihood of smoking traditional cigarettes.

Scientific American quoted Henrike Moll of the USC Dornsife College about a new study on bonobos.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about a proposal in California to circumvent the federal policy limiting state and local tax deductions.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Jennifer Unger of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the lack of public knowledge regarding the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Jill Johnston of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why it is common for community residents to organize following an environmental disaster.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg College about whether the sexual harassment claims at the California state capitol will impact State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León's chances of unseating Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Slate interviewed León Krauze of the USC Annenberg School about his expectations for American and Mexican politics, immigration policy and World Cup predictions.

Newsweek quoted Dennis Deapen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a new study that may link breast implants with an increased risk of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

KNX-AM interviewed Lisa Klerman of the USC Gould School about the new employee laws that went into effect for 2018.

The Plain Dealer quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California's system of redistricting.

American Prospect quoted Felix Gutierrez, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on how unionization by Los Angeles Times employees may lead to higher quality stories.

The Wall Street Journal published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about Amtrak's crisis communications following a train derailment in Washington.

The Wall Street Journal named one of USC President C. L. Max Nikias' posts on how entrepreneurs can be better leaders among its top five posts from its blog, "The Experts."

Daily Mail (UK) noted collaborative research by Ray Stevens, Vadim Cherezov and Vsevolod Katritch of the USC Michelson Center and USC Dornsife College and colleagues to develop an opioid without addictive properties.

Harvard Business Review cited research by John Boudreau of the USC Marshall School about the importance of filing strategic positions in a company with the best employees.

CBS News San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV cited comments by Steve Ross of the USC Dornsife College on whether people will address the #MeToo campaign in speeches at entertainment award shows.

MediaShift published commentary by Amara Aguilar of the USC Annenberg School about the use of virtual reality tools in journalism.

Eater LA noted USC Village is home to a new Wahlburgers location.