USC in the News

USC In the News 1/17/2018

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) featured 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. "The show focuses on designs of the last decade that are both fashionable and functional," according to the review and may travel outside of New York City after this initial installation.

Los Angeles Business Journal featured a gift by the Argyros Family Foundation to renovate and rename the Julia and George Argyros Plaza at the peristyle entrance to the Los Angeles Coliseum. "Trojan football will have a world-class home, and the Olympic flame will continue to burn brightly above the Coliseum," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias to The Beverly Hills Courier (in a City News Service story).

The Hollywood Reporter highlighted the USC Libraries' Scripter Awards finalists, chosen from a field of 91 film and 28 television adaptations. The story noted the Scripter selection committee is chaired by Howard Rodman of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The awards recognize screenwriters along with the authors of the original works they adapted at a ceremony on Feb. 10, 2018. Variety, The Wrap, Deadline Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly and IndieWire reported on the nominees.

Los Angeles Times quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on the regularity with which public officials understate the costs and overstate the benefits of transportation projects.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Mitchell Block of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the growing trend of converting board games into feature films.

Daily Journal's "On Duty" podcast interviewed Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School about a potential court decision to block President Donald Trump's rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

NPR Phoenix affiliate KJZZ-FM interviewed Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute on the long-term impacts California Gov. Jerry Brown's criticism of the Trump administration will have on the state.

USA Today cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender parity among directors for the year's top grossing films.

Chicago Tribune cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and colleagues on the number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival participants by congressional district.

"Forbes Under 30" podcast mentioned the USC Iovine and Young Academy as the "perfect new fresh program to enable entrepreneurship" at 17:34.

Health.com mentioned research by V. Wendy Setiawan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the health benefits of coffee consumption.

Inverse noted a study on marijuana's impact on the brain utilized data collected by Arthur Toga of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute's Human Connectome Project.

Tech.co cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the proportion of Twitter accounts managed by bots.

The Bakersfield Californian and Vida en el Valle published stories produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about the impact of valley fever in the Central Valley.

EdSource mentioned USC in a story about state funding for Cal Grants and the push for private non-profit universities to enroll more transfer students from community colleges.

Fox & Hounds Daily mentioned a debate for California gubernatorial candidates hosted by the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute.