USC in the News

USC In the News 3/7/2018

Chicago Tribune highlighted a proposal by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative for those in the entertainment industry to include an "inclusion rider" in their contracts. Best actress winner Frances McDormand called on her colleagues to ask for inclusion riders during her acceptance speech at the Oscars. The Hollywood Reporter noted Smith's work to encourage state governments to provide inclusion rider tax incentives. East Bay Times, Bustle, The Toronto Star (Canada) and Agence France Presse mentioned Smith's proposal.

The Conversation published an analysis by Pamela Starr of the USC Dornsife College on the future of the relationship between the United States and Mexico now that the U.S. ambassador to Mexico is stepping down. According to Starr, no other country in the world is as tightly integrated with the U.S. economy, and the relationship must survive because both countries depend on it. "The complexity of the enduring but endangered U.S.-Mexico relationship demands that the U.S. put its best diplomatic foot forward," she wrote.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Maja Mataric of the USC Viterbi School about the costs to keep quantum computers running.

Los Angeles Times quoted Peggy Stewart of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on whether parents who are homeless are inherently negligent if they do not seek out public services to better provide for their children.

NPR interviewed Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how taking a public health approach to preventing school violence might be the best strategy.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School about the changing image of malls in America and how shopping centers need to adjust to the needs of consumers who can easily make purchases online.

Education Week quoted Bradley Marianno, a graduate student at the USC Rossier School, on why teacher strikes are rare because of right-to-work laws.

The New York Times and Los Angeles Times 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 Grammy Awards.

Inside Higher Ed noted Francisco Valero-Cuevas of the USC Viterbi School will receive an honorary degree at Swarthmore College's commencement ceremony.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV reported on a 3.5 percent rise in USC’s annual tuition, the lowest increase since the 1969-70 school year.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV mentioned the USC Pacific Asia Museum will participate in ArtNight Pasadena.

Fast Company noted research by Aleksandra Korolova of the USC Viterbi School on how advertisers could manipulate Facebook users to reveal private information.

Columbia Journalism Review mentioned the USC Annenberg School's Innovation Lab co-hosted a series of discussions on the "responsibilities of platforms and publishers in managing online conversations."

Psychology Today published an analysis produced by a USC graduate student under the direction of Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College on how perfectionism can prevent effective meditation.

Palm Beach Post cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

NDTV (India) noted a $200 million gift from Larry Ellison's foundation to establish the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC.