USC in the News

USC In the News 1/30/2018

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) featured the renaming of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum, which will help fund the multi-million-dollar upgrade of the 95-year-old structure. "USC is honored to be the caretaker of this Los Angeles treasure. Together with United, we can ensure the Coliseum's future as a world-class venue and true community asset," Nikias said at the ceremony. Stories also noted the attendance of or quoted Los Angeles County Supervisor and Coliseum Commission member Mark Ridley-Thomas; Janet Lamkin, United Airlines' regional president in California; Lynn Swann, USC athletic director; Clay Helton, USC football coach; and Curren Price, Los Angeles city councilman. Los Angeles Times (second story here), ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TVLos Angeles Daily News, Hoy, Yahoo, ESPN, Xinhua News Agency and Chicago Business Journal reported on the event.

The Washington Post published commentary by Jeffery Jenkins of the USC Price School and colleagues on if protectionist tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump will help his voters. Jenkins and his colleagues researched the benefits of tariffs imposed by proclamation and if it increased voter support for the president and his party. The researchers did not find a correlation and do not expect one following Trump's latest round of tariffs on foreign companies that export washing machines and solar energy cells.

NPR highlighted 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 Guardian (UK), The Verge, ABC's "Good Morning America," The Independent (UK), Refinery29, Buzzfeed, People, The Age (Australia), GQ Magazine, Daily Dot, ANI and Jezebel also mentioned the research.

Pacific Standard featured research by Sarah Townsend of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on how setting a positive mindset can help low-income students, especially women, hurdle chronic psychological barriers. The study found that students feel more connected to the university if they have a positive connection with a faculty member. The study recommends encouraging faculty and institutions to specifically carve out time for these interactions.

Education Week highlighted research by Morgan Polikoff, Gale Sinatra and Stephen Aguilar of the USC Rossier School on how to correct the public's misunderstanding of complicated policies. By using "refutation statements" to combat misconceptions about the Common Core State Standards, the researchers found that "people's views about education policy are quite malleable." "We do want to see the extent to which this generalizes to other policies," Polikoff said.

The New York Times quoted Marty Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center about declining viewership for the Academy Awards.

NBC News quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about the precedent it would set if a judge reveals the contents of a classified memo.

Financial Times quoted Mark Brostoff of the USC Marshall School on the importance of LinkedIn for networking.

Healthline quoted Michael Shapiro of the USC Gould School on why monkey and other experiments on humans may lead to safer human trials.

The Patriot-News quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society about Hershey withdrawing its corporate support of USA Gymnastics.

The New York Times, in a story 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.

HowStuffWorks cited research by Michela Musto and Michael Messner of the USC Dornsife College about the declining amount of broadcast time devoted to women's sports.

Bustle 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.

EdSource, in a story about disaster recovery in California, mentioned the USC Dornsife College's National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.

National Post (Canada) cited comments by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School about the low mortality rate of naked mole rats.