USC in the News

USC In the News 1/12/2018

The New York Times highlighted "Sometimes," a poem by Mark Irwin of the USC Dornsife College. "'Sometimes' makes even the process that leads to writing a mystifying act of poetry: part ritual, part gamble, part caper, wherein even the paper is part of the poem," according to the introduction.

The Washington Post 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. The researchers found that women directed just 4.3 percent of the top movies over the past 11 years. Salon and Orlando Sentinel also cited the study's results.

Los Angeles Business Journal featured the opening of the USC Norris Healthcare Center at the USC Health Sciences Campus in Boyle Heights. "I feel that it is the best building on campus - it's highlighting how we intend to provide outpatients care in the future," said Smitha Ravipudi, chief operating officer of USC Care & Ambulatory Services. The new center increased the number of operating rooms and will help Keck Medicine of USC serve the 70 percent rise in inpatient visits and 40 percent increase in outpatient volume over recent years as part of it's expansion project. "It's very spacious - it's really a dream for our surgeons, staff and patients," said Alice Issai, chief operating office at Keck Hospital.

The Huffington Post highlighted work by John Vidale, director of the USC Southern California Earthquake Center, and colleagues to develop an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast. The researchers hope to release a public version of the warning system, initially called ShakeAlert, by the end of 2018. "Things seem to be on track, but it wouldn’t be hard to go off track if budget negotiations go the wrong way," said Vidale, who is cautiously optimistic about the project's timeline.

Xinhua News Agency featured research by Andrea Armani of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues on the development of laser pulses to design a new data encryption tool. The approach taken can be applied to a wide range of organic materials and laser types, and will become an important part of quantum encryption, according to Armani.

Los Angeles Times quoted Josh West of the USC Dornsife College on how heavy rains are likely to trigger debris flows and mudslides in California based on the state's geography.

BBC quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the level of influence Facebook and other social media platforms have over users' consumption of information.

KPCC-FM interviewed Aimee Diaz of the Ostrow School of USC's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy on different methods athletes use to massage sore muscles.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed William Tierney of the USC Rossier School about Gov. Jerry Brown's funding proposal for the California State University system in his draft budget.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV interviewed Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about his new book, "The Longevity Diet - Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease and Optimize Weight."

The Orange County Register quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about whether the new federal tax code will impact home buying in California for those that can afford a mortgage more than $750,000.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why this year's women's march is still a significant political event.

Pasadena Weekly quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on why the changes to Los Angeles' local media landscape may encourage more people to pay for quality community journalism.

alphr quoted Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School on why a Hyperloop system is technically possible, but unlikely.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race & Equity Center on the underrepresentation of minorities not involved in athletics at universities.

KCET-TV published a story about declining transit ridership in Los Angeles County produced by the USC Price School's Center for Social Innovation based on its Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform.

Atlas Obscura cited comments by Vanessa Schwartz of the USC Dornsife College about the morgue as a public attraction in Paris during the 1800s.

Las Vegas Review-Journal cited comments by Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about health impacts of pollution exposure.

Daily Mail (UK) cited research by Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on parameters for more secure passwords.