USC in the News

USC In the News 1/6 to 1/8/2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted research by Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race & Equity Center that suggests replacing student assessment models with evaluations of individual strengths instead of deficits. According to Harper's work, the deficit model is based on correcting surface flaws while a strength model, although it requires more work, nurtures deep understanding.

Inside Philanthropy featured the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund, which will provide grants for journalists or media outlets for "investigative or explanatory health reporting projects in California." The story also quoted Michelle Levander, director of the center, about the intent of the center's impact fund. Inside Philanthropy mentioned the USC Annenberg School has a number of anti-inequality initiatives, including the Annenberg Leadership Initiative.

The Press-Telegram published commentary by James Moore of the USC Viterbi School and a colleague on the "rosy" revenue forecasts set forth by Metro based on new sales taxes implemented by Measure M. "Metro’s project cost overruns and optimistic tax revenue projections will produce significant delays in starting some projects, and effective cancellations for others. Near term, revenue shortfalls leave Metro with a pernicious incentive to keep building by diverting funds from the bus system to rail construction, driving down total transit ridership," they wrote.

Building Design + Construction highlighted the completion of USC Village and its expected $5.2 billion in revenue generated for the local economy. According to USC President C. L. Max Nikias, USC Village looks like “a medieval Tuscan village refined for the 21st century." The project, which will continue to generate jobs, increased the footprint of the USC University Park Campus.

The New York Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the political identity of California.

The Washington Post quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School's Pullias Center on how compensation trends in higher education are mirroring those of the corporate world.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the potential outcomes of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attempting diplomatic relations with South Korea.

NBC News quoted Sarah Banet-Weiser of the USC Annenberg School on whether the Miss America pageant has a branding problem or is part of deeper societal problem.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" quoted Ramandeep Randhawa of the USC Marshall School on the likelihood of success if the fitness industry instituted dynamic pricing.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Jehni Robinson of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about her five tips to stay healthy and fit in 2018.

Time quoted Ken Sereno of the USC Annenberg School on why using "you" during an uncomfortable conversations can make the other party defensive and other tips for managing discussions.

The Wrap quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why the original Star Wars trilogy did not reach Chinese audiences when it was initially released.

InsideSources quoted Alec Levenson of the USC Marshall School on whether continued job growth trends are a result of Donald Trump's presidency or started during Barack Obama's presidency.

New Republic quoted Caroline Cicero of the USC Leonard Davis School on how the role of grandparents as caretakers has changed over time.

ABA Journal quoted Jonathan Kotler of the USC Annenberg School on the unlikelihood that President Donald Trump's cease and desist letters will be successful in preventing the publication of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) mentioned 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, especially as directors of the world's top grossing films. Los Angeles Times, Xinhua News Agency (China), Agence France Presse, The Telegraph (UK), KFI-AM, Glamour, The Straits Times (Singapore) and Clarin (Argentina) noted the study's results.

Los Angeles Times noted results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll that found former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa polls better in the Inland Empire than other gubernatorial candidates.

Bloomberg BNA mentioned a case involving USC retirement plan participants.

The Philadelphia Inquirer noted research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and colleagues on the distribution of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals participants across California's congressional districts.

Deadline Hollywood noted Debra Langford of the USC Marshall School is on the board of the California Film Commission.

South China Morning Post and Epoch Times noted Lucio Soibelman of the USC Viterbi School is among the first recipients of China's "Certificate for Foreign High-end Talent."

MediaShift published commentary by Laura Castañeda of the USC Annenberg School about Latinas in the journalism industry and addressing the lack of opportunities and barriers to entry in the industry.

Eater LA mentioned the opening of Rance's Pizza and Dulce at USC Village.

Winnipeg Free Press published a review of a new book by Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College.