USC in the News

USC In the News 2/1/2018

Reuters highlighted 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. "Where you live can influence your family’s health in important ways," said Datar. In the study group, military families were more likely to be obese or overweight if they did not live on base. ScienceAlert and L'Express (France) also covered the study's results.

Los Angeles Review of Books published commentary by Sarah Banet-Weiser of the USC Annenberg School about the cultural facets of popular feminism, the #MeToo movement and awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. “The mainstreaming of feminism may, in fact, limit its impact, as if seeing or purchasing feminism and contributing to its visibility is the same thing as doing something — something that might effectively change the patriarchal structure of our society,” she wrote. According to Banet-Weiser, the impact of feminism is not measured in commodities or attention to individual events on social media, but rather the self-reflections and micro-conversations “that happen on a daily, mundane level.”

Fox News Bakersfield affiliate KBFX-TV featured the opening of a new comprehensive adult epilepsy center at Kern Medical, in partnership with the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The center is a part of the USC Epilepsy Consortium and will address the need for epilepsy care in Kern County and the surrounding areas. The segment included coverage of Charles Liu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC speaking at the press conference. NBC News Bakersfield affiliate KGET-TV and KUZZ-AM mentioned the opening of the new center.

Futurism highlighted research by Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Gale Lucas and others at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the development of a bot - named Ellie - for the U.S. Department of Defense. The researchers found that soldiers and veterans were more willing to disclose symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental illnesses to Ellie than a physical person.

The New York Times quoted Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College about Americans' views on immigration and how changes to federal immigration policies are unlikely to significantly impact elections.

Washington Business Journal quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race & Equity Center on why universities are spending more money on diversity initiatives to respond to student protests about campus climates.

NPR Phoenix affiliate KJZZ-FM interviewed Adam Leventhal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the health impact of electronic cigarettes.

Morning Consult quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on why the Super Bowl is a celebration of pop culture.

Forbes (in a Quora answer) quoted Rose Taroyan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how to take gradual steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

People quoted Edith Mirzaian of the USC School of Pharmacy about the effectiveness and side effects of Tamiflu to treat influenza.

CNET quoted Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on why it is strange that Twitter has not confronted its bot problem.

CalMatters quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about unsuccessful political campaigns by women.

SyFy quoted Bart Kosko of the USC Viterbi School on why engineering can possibly negate death.

NBC News noted that television shows will consult with the USC Gould School's Immigration Clinic and similar organizations to ensure story arcs about undocumented characters are accurate.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV mentioned the ruling in the death of Siaufung Bosco Tjan of the USC Dornsife College. China News Daily and U.S. News Express also reported on the hearing.

U.S. News & World Report mentioned USC Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni and the number of religious directors and faith leaders at USC.

The Daily Beast, in a story about Tronc’s publications, mentioned USC Annenberg School Dean Willow Bay.

Miami Herald cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues about the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

New York Daily News noted 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.

Vida en el Valle published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism and others on state efforts to combat valley fever in California.