USC in the News

USC In the News 1/27 to 1/29/2018

The Wall Street Journal featured the renaming of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum, which will help fund the multimillion dollar upgrade of the 95-year-old structure. "Upgrading and renovating the L.A. Memorial Coliseum has been long overdue. It’s needed, it’s needed badly, and we are doing it now. And it will be something, after the renovations are completed…that all [Angelenos] should be very proud of," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. The story also quoted Los Angeles County Supervisor and Coliseum Commission member Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janet Lamkin, United Airlines' regional president in California. City News Service also reported on the naming announcement.

Los Angeles Times featured research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that tracked the gender and race of performers, writers and producers across the pop music charts and the Grammy Awards. The researchers found 2017 represented a six-year low for female artists and just 9.3 percent of Grammy Award nominees were women between 2013 and 2018. The Washington Post, CBS News, Financial Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Globe and Mail (Canada)Vice's "Noisey," The Daily Beast, CBC Radio (Canada), CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KFI-AM, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Wrap, Refinery29, Paste and Clarin (Argentina) mentioned the study's results.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek highlighted research by George Ban-Weiss of the USC Viterbi School to develop a sealant that can reduce street temperatures by about 20 degrees. Ban-Weiss' research is being applied to a number of streets in Los Angeles, where the warming climate significantly increases the temperature of hot asphalt. The Los Angeles City Council is funding the placement of CoolSeal on 15 streets, one in each city councilor's district.

The San Diego Union-Tribune featured research by Paul Aisen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute and colleagues to develop a digital service that allows individuals to sign up, have their cognitive abilities monitored and be considered for testing new drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Trials Webstudy is the first of its kind and is designed to recruit people for clinical trials. "The more people who join, the better it is for us. It strengthens this whole program," Aisen said.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about immigration and citizenship laws that treat LGBTQ parents differently than heterosexual couples.

CBS News interviewed Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies' Mix Reality Lab about the future of live performances by 3D illusions, commonly referred to as holograms.

Newsweek quoted Thomas Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School about the rise of "new right" pundits.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on how big tech has created a monopoly in the digital environment.

Variety quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on how the internal turmoil at the Los Angeles Times has impacted its editorial output.

Forbes quoted Antonio Bento of the USC Price School on why people often do not consider the impact of their driving habits on the environment.

The Indianapolis Star quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about how the Larry Nassar trial will impact corporate sponsorship of USA Gymnastics.

Science Magazine quoted Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School about the low mortality rate of naked mole rats.

China Daily quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the increasing collaboration between Hollywood and Chinese studios to create blockbuster films for Chinese audiences.

TechCrunch interviewed Safiya Umoja Noble of the USC Annenberg School on how artificial intelligence may become a human rights issue.

The Columbus Dispatch quoted Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the changing priorities of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

California Healthline quoted Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School's Family Caregiver Support Center on why it is easier to take paid family leave for a planned event, like the birth of a child, instead of a family member's illness.

The New York Times cited comments by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on whether corporate tax cuts will increase wages or investment in the United States.

The New York Times and The Washington Post, in stories about recent changes to the Los Angeles Times’ editorial staff, mentioned a story about the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The Washington Post noted research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration about the number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in a Wisconsin congressional district.

Los Angeles Times mentioned the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito. The New York Times' "California Today" and Los Angeles Times' "Essential California" newsletters mentioned the story.

Los Angeles Times, Inside Higher Ed, Associated Press and The Press-Enterprise noted the firing of USC’s former associate head basketball coach, Tony Bland.

NBC News published a story produced in part by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on the impact of migration on parent-child relationships.

Reuters 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. The Guardian (UK) and Glamour also cited the story.

Politico cited comments by Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College about the spread of fake news 500 years ago.

USA Today and IANS mentioned research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute about the percentage of Twitter accounts controlled by bots.

The Huffington Post (Canada) cited research by Diana Younan, Jiu-Chiuan Chen and Rob McConnell of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and others on how adolescents that grow up with more exposure to green spaces are less likely to be aggressive as teens and adults.

Yahoo Finance cited comments by Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School on why the legal industry should start over with a new pricing structure.

Inquisitr noted results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on changing approval ratings for President Donald Trump.

XInhua News Agency quoted Ben Lee of the USC Annenberg School about the return on investment Chinese students receive when they choose to study in the United States.

Digital Trends mentioned Milind Tambe and Eric Rice of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society and their class "A.I. for Social Good."

BigThink cited research by Kristin Diehl of the USC Marshall School on whether taking photos of an event enhances the experience.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the political climate puts pressure on incumbent Democrats like Senator Diane Feinstein.

The Kansas City Star mentioned new requirements for joining fraternities and sororities as a first-year student at USC.

The Malibu Times reported on research by Preet Chaudhary of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to implant bioluminescence into cancer cells, using what he learned from deep sea shrimp and crustaceans.

Sputnik International News reported on research by Ashlesha Datar of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research on why a family is more likely to be overweight if it lives in a community where there are obese people.