USC in the News

USC In the News 1/10/2018

Los Angeles Times highlighted 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. Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue and Refinery29 also cited the study's results.

Inside Higher Ed published commentary by Adrianna Kezar of the USC Rossier School and colleagues on how the existing faculty models in higher education need to be re-examined to better serve students and institutions. "It is time that foundations and policy groups find ways to support this work, bringing it out of the shadows and demonstrating the simple yet elusive fact that it can be done, and that reconceiving sustainable faculty roles represents a high priority for the future of academe," they wrote.

Inside Higher Ed published commentary by Stephen Aguilar of the USC Rossier School about his recommendations for a successful job talk. Aguilar outlines the dos and don'ts of job talk preparation and execution. "Your job talk, while incredibly important, is just one aspect of the entire interview experience," he wrote.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-DT and Health.com highlighted research by Maria Aranda and William Vega of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School's Roybal Institute on Aging and colleagues that found a growing number of millennials are responsible for providing care for family members with dementia. Both stories focused on millennials who are caregivers for older family members and must balance their care duties with other responsibilities.

San Francisco Chronicle published an analysis (originally in The Conversation) by Richard Flory of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture on how megachurches in California have changed Christian culture and how the world understands Christianity. Flory examines Crystal Cathedral and Calvary Chapel's founders embrace of California culture as a way to welcome new audiences to Christianity. "In my view, the most important characteristic of megachurches is their ability to “appropriate” elements from the larger culture, be it popular music, performances or even dress styles," he wrote. According to Flory, this strategy has been implemented at megachurches across the country.

The Washington Post quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School on how federal courts weigh the content of President Donald Trump's tweets. CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM also interviewed Frenzen about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Jerome Lucido of the USC Rossier School's Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice about why the U.S. Dept. of Justice might be investigating the National Association for College Admission Counseling for possibly violating federal antitrust law.

The Atlantic quoted Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College on whether fake news is a new phenomenon in the United States.

Financial Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the schism between President Donald Trump and California's policies.

Freakonomics Radio interviewed Wendy Wood of the USC Dornsife College on how an individual can successfully change their habits.

Esquire quoted Charles Cronin of the USC Gould School about what aspects of songs are protected under copyright law.

Los Angeles Times and Vox cited comments by Jeffrey Sugar of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the alleged exploitation of guests on the Dr. Phil show.

The Hill cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues about the proportion of Twitter accounts that are bots.

Smithsonian reported on an exhibit co-curated by Rochelle Steiner of the USC Roski School at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on how some designers are creating accessible designs that are stylish for individuals with disabilities.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV noted the opening of Wahlburgers at USC Village.

The Atlantic cited comments by Rober Kocher, senior fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center, on how the growth in health care industry jobs cannot be linked to improved patient care.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune mentioned the USC Pacific Asia Museum and its current exhibit, "Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century."

City News Service noted cuts to federal funding to a program run by Luanne Rohrbach of Keck Medicine of USC that does scientific research on preventing teen pregnancy.

City News Service mentioned USC is among the top private schools in the West, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college rankings.

Curbed LA noted research by Hernan Galperin and François Bar of the USC Annenberg School and Annette Kim of the USC Price about the lack of broadband internet access in Los Angeles' low-income communities.

ConstructionDive noted the completion of USC Village and its economic impact on the surrounding community.