USC in the News

USC In the News 1/23/2018

Los Angeles Times featured the latest results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll in a Facebook Live video. The segment included Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute, Jill Darling of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research and partners from the Los Angeles Times. The panelists noted that last year, the same polling group that thought it was too early to judge President Donald Trump's job performance has now made up its mind.

Xinhua News Agency featured USC in a story about the diversity of American college campuses and the many benefits this provides for international students. Research by the Institute of International Education of the United States showed the percentage of international students in college student populations has risen steadily. "The stream of very talented graduates from good universities grow across the industries. Certainly, tech start-ups in whichever field benefit from having access to those who have strong skills, whether it's in engineering, communication or business," said Ben Lee of the USC Annenberg School. The article also quoted international students currently attending USC.

United Press International (in a HealthDay story) featured research by Christina Dieli-Conwright of the Ostrow School of USC's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy on how regular exercise after breast cancer remission can help increase life expectancy of survivors. "Many people don't know the No. 1 cause of death for breast cancer survivors is heart disease, not cancer. In breast cancer patients, metabolic syndrome is exacerbated by obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and receipt of chemotherapy," Dieli-Conwright said. According to the study, the key is returning to a regular exercise routine after the conclusion of treatment. Xinhua News Agency also mentioned the research.

CNET featured research by Jeffery Cole of the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future about the amount of time Americans spend online each week. The Digital Future Report found that time spent online has increased from 9.4 hours weekly in 2000 to nearly 24 hours weekly in 2017. According to Cole, internet usage has permeated society moreso than the telephone and telegraph. "And just as those earlier technologies were regulated to support the public good, so too should the internet be regulated, which is a compelling reason why we should have net neutrality -- so everyone has equal access to this invaluable resource," he said.

IANS and Press Trust of India highlighted research by Christopher Whelan and Paul Thompson of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and colleagues from the international ENIGMA-Epilepsy consortium to examine differences in the brain tissue of epilepsy patients. "We found that structural changes are present in multiple brain regions, which informs our understanding of epilepsy as a network disorder," said Whelan.

Los Angeles Times quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on why Apple's repatriation of foreign profits should not be celebrated.

Reuters quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the National Hockey League's interest in breaking into the Chinese market.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College about the end of the government shutdown and other political topics.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about whether the next chief of the Los Angeles Police Department will be an internal hire.

The Huffington Post quoted Carrie Breton of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the impact of air pollution on long-term health. The story also cited the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Children's Health Study.

The Huffington Post quoted Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about how to avoid exposure to air pollution when exercising outside.

Quartz noted Brie Loskota of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture is presenting at the World Economic Forum.

Healthline quoted Brent Polk of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the currently available treatments for inflammatory bowl disorder.

CTV News quoted Sharon Orrange of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Daryl Davies of the USC School of Pharmacy about the potential health benefits of moderate drinking.

Entrepreneur quoted Steve Kay of the USC Michelson Center on the most productive hours for certain individuals during the day.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted Franita Tolson of the USC Gould School on how the Supreme Court and state courts decide gerrymandering cases differently.

The New York Times cited 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 (second story here). The Guardian (UK), The Huffington Post, The San Bernardino County Sun, Refinery29 and Elle also mentioned the research. Teen Vogue cited a second study by Smith and her colleagues on the lack of gender parity among the directors for the year's highest grossing films. Refinery29 noted a third study by Smith on the hiring and representation of older adults in the industry.

NPR cited research by Alan Green of the USC Rossier School about the disproportionate number of students of color who are arrested on campus, despite making up less than half the student population.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV mentioned the USC Fisher Museum and USC Pacific Asia Museum are participating in Los Angeles' "Museums Free-For-All."

U.S. News & World Report cited research by Richard Easterlin of the USC Dornsife College on the happiness-income paradox.

Pacific Standard noted research by Jonas Kaplan of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on why people strongly defend deeply held beliefs.

Deadline Hollywood noted a partnership between the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Annenberg School, Univision Communications and others to develop a handbook on successful diverse and inclusive content.

Curbed LA cited comments by Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries about the evolution of MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.

Mother Jones cited comments by Pai-Ling Yin of the USC Marshall School about the potential bubble of the cryptocurrency industry.