USC in the News

USC In the News 2/27/2018

NPR featured Clifford Johnson of the USC Dornsife College and his new graphic novel, "The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe," which he wrote and illustrated. "Once I decided that it was important to me to present ideas in the form of an accessible series of conversations, I realized a bit later that it would be really great to see who was having the conversations: ordinary people of all kinds," Johnson said.

Daily Mail (UK) highlighted research by Bradley Peterson of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how infections, stress and illness during pregnancy can impact fetal development. The researchers found that the babies whose mothers who had immune responses during the third trimester did not develop language and motor skills in the same ways as the other babies. "Although studies in animals have suggested it, this study indicates that markers of inflammation in a mom's blood can be associated with short- and long-term changes in their child's brain, which will now allow us to identify ways to prevent those effects and ensure children develop in the healthiest possible way beginning in the womb and continuing through later childhood and beyond," Peterson said.

Inc. featured research by Davide Proserpio of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on how responding to negative online reviews can improve a business' overall score better than paying for or soliciting fake reviews. "By monitoring and responding to reviews, a manager can make sure that when negative reviews come in -- as they inevitably will -- they can respond constructively and maybe even raise their firm's rating along the way," he said.

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Kirk Brennan of the USC Admission about how USC will evaluate potential students who are punished for protesting.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV quoted Glen Ault of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about how runners can best prepare for the Los Angeles Marathon.

KPCC-FM quoted Ashaunta Anderson of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Doni Whitsett of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how to begin teaching consent to children and identifying gender stereotypes at an early age.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Jeff Fellenzer of the USC Annenberg School on how viewers watched the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Vox quoted Gregory Treverton of the USC Dornsife College on the future of election meddling by foreign adversaries.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about how comedian Kevin Smith used his heart attack as a social media opportunity.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Fei Sha of the USC Viterbi School about a new artificial intelligence system that can screen for serious eye diseases.

Reader's Digest quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why pajamas can impact the quality of a person's sleep.

Mother Jones quoted Eric Rice of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how researchers analyze sexting.

The New York Times cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration about the number of undocumented workers in the United States.

The Huffington Post cited research from the USC Dornsife College that debunked the myth that eating disorders are more common among white women.

La Canada Valley Sun profiled Kasper Wang of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, who was elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery.

Forbes cited comments by Steve Kay of the USC Michelson Center on the most productive hours for certain individuals during the day.

Psychology Today published an analysis by a USC graduate student working under Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College about social isolation despite the ubiquity of social media.

Refinery29 mentioned 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.

Eater LA mentioned Rance's Pizza is going to officially open at USC Village.

Daily Mail (UK) cited comments by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on why tax day in America is in April.

The Post & Courier cited a study by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the percentage of Twitter accounts managed by bots.

Ars Technica, in a story about collegiate rocketry teams, mentioned the USC Viterbi School's Rocket Propulsion Laboratory.

Taipei Times (Taiwan) mentioned USC Shoah Foundation in a story about collecting narratives from genocide survivors.