USC in the News

USC In the News 1/31/2018

The New York Times 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 Huffington Post, Der Spiegel (Germany), New York Daily News and Vulture mentioned the study.

Los Angeles Business Journal featured the appointment of Judy McAlpine as the president of USC Radio Group. "(McAlpine) is a dynamic leader and forward-thinking executive with a deep and abiding love of public service media, classical music, and the arts," USC Senior Vice President for University Relations Thomas S. Sayles said. ASC Radio Group, the broadcast service of USC, operates classical music station KUSC-FM in Los Angeles and Bay Area classical station KDFC-FM.

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV featured the USC Iovine Young Academy and some of the students who are developing new ways to use emerging technologies, building new software and establishing a network for female entrepreneurs. "This is the most incredible college experience I could have ever imagined," said one of the students. The first class of USC Iovine Young Academy students will graduate this May.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" 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. "The university has a time-honored commitment to the Coliseum, serving as its longest-enduring tenant. USC is honored to be the caretaker of this Los Angeles treasure," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias in USA Today. LA Observed also mentioned the naming and renovations.

The Conversation published commentary by Stephen Smith, director of the USC Dornsife College’s Shoah Foundation, on how President Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric is at odds with the rest of the world. Smith recounts his presentation of the “New Dimensions in Testimony,” a project of USC Shoah Foundation, at the World Economic Forum and how these testimonies can help teach universal human values. Smith referred to the gathering as “a menagerie of power, money, brains and innovative thinking mainly, though not exclusively, being channeled toward social good.” The Conversation mentioned Smith’s piece in another story.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Michael Parks of the USC Annenberg School on why journalists should not engage in prepublication censorship.

The New York Times quoted William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College on how the sprawl of Los Angeles County has contributed to the city's identity crisis.

The New York Times quoted Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College about the rise of political statements from entertainers. The Hill also quoted Ross about the increased scrutiny of the president from the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Times quoted Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School on the breakdown in procedures that led to the false missile warning in Hawaii.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on how Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway's new health care initiative may be a tipping point for the industry.

Los Angeles Times quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the need for the newsroom to focus on developing its digital platforms.

KPCC-FM quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the decline of local news coverage.

Reuters quoted Victoria Cortessis of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a new study that may point to female contraceptives as a preventive tool against certain cancers.

CNBC quoted Michael Chasalow of the USC Gould School on why allegations of sexual assault by Steve Wynn will impact the reputation of his eponymously named hotel.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV interviewed Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School ahead of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

National Geographic quoted Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how the discovery of a new dinosaur fossil informs the paleontology community about Cretaceous geography.

NBC News affiliates aired an interview with Stephen Gruber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on a lawsuit linking acrylamide in coffee to cancer.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about any underlying messages of President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech.

Politifact quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration on what government benefits undocumented immigrants are eligible for.

The Orange County Register quoted Kenji Inaba of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the importance of getting patients to medical treatment to prevent hemorrhaging.

The New York Times noted a play written by Luis Alfaro of the USC School of Dramatic Arts about examples of cultural expression and the immigrant experience in art.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned the ruling in the death of Siaufung Bosco Tjan of the USC Dorsnife College. City News Service also mentioned the hearing.

Los Angeles Times mentioned research by Jon-Patrick Allem of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found automated social media accounts may spread misinformation about the safety of electronic cigarettes.

The Christian Science Monitor cited work by Sofia Borges and R. Scott Mitchell of the USC School of Architecture to develop low-cost, moveable pods as transitional housing for homeless individuals.

The Chronicle of Social Change cited research by Jeremy Goldbach of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School that found the majority of foster youth did not have access to a computer at home.

Mashable cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the proportion of Twitter accounts that are bots.

Smithsonian cited comments by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School about the low mortality rate of naked mole rats.

The Conversation published analysis by Stephanie Canizales, graduate student at the USC Dornsife College about President Donald Trup's proposed immigration pillars he outlined in the State of the Union.

Nature published a review about a new book by Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on the formation of cultures.

Digital Trends mentioned 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 Press Democrat mentioned Janet Denhardt of the USC Price School spoke at a joint legislative committee at the California capitol to discuss the culture that leads to sexual harassment.

California Channel aired commission testimony by Milind Tambe and Eric Rice of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society about using the technology for social good. The Sacramento Bee also mentioned the hearing.

Eater LA mentioned USC Village will soon be home to Kobunga.