USC in the News

USC In the News 3/17 to 3/19/2018

Times Higher Education featured USC its efforts to serve as an incubator to solve societal problems, like sexual harassment and assault. "Maybe we can model the best of the world on our campus and export it to the world, just like we do in other fields,” USC Provost Michael Quick said. Because of USC's proximity and connections to the entertainment industry, Quick argues there is an imperative at the university level to come up with creative ideas to address these issues. The story also noted the USC Marshall School's World Bachelor in Business program.

BBC highlighted efforts by USC Viterbi School Dean Yannis Yortsos and USC to attract more women to the school's engineering program. "How do you shatter stereotypes about what scientists and engineers do? Fundamental change [has] to happen." According to Yortsos, it is imperative to change the societal perception of engineering as a dry field to one that can drive social change.

Curbed LA highlighted work by Sofia Borges and R. Scott Mitchell of the USC School of Architecture to work with students on developing cost-effective housing for the Los Angeles homeless population. Borges and Mitchell just released a book, "Give Me Shelter," chronicling how the initiative grew beyond a single semester at USC's "Homeless Studio." "Doctors take an oath to help anybody, and I think as architects, we should do the same. We have a very specific skill set—to provide shelter," Borges said.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Roman of the USC Dornsife College on how popular music is a means for individuals and society to resist oppression.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College on how using a "queer gaze" when building a narrative will result in a different style of looking at what is important in a story.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Jim Moore of the USC Viterbi School on what barriers a ferry between the South Bay and Malibu might face.

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about federal and states rights when it comes to immigration enforcement.

Wired quoted Gil Carvahlo of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on how the brain impacts embryonic development before the nervous system develops.

KCRW-FM interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on China's spying network in the United States.

Buzzfeed News quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School's Immigration Clinic on the lower evidentiary standard for arresting someone based on immigration status instead of a criminal act.

Houston Chronicle quoted Albert "Skip" Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the evolution of virtual reality-based treatments in the clinical setting.

MarketWatch quoted Heather Berg of the USC Dornsife College on the lack of data on younger people seeking companionship with older, wealthier individuals.

The Washington Post, in a story about Johns Hopkins University's proposal to create its own police department, mentioned USC.

Los Angeles Times cited an op-ed by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College on California's ugly past with anti-immigrant sentiment.

The Huffington Post cited a study by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of people with disabilities on screen. Mic. noted the study's results on the underrepresentation of women and minorities.

Inc. cited comments by the late USC President Emeritus Steven B. Sample on how the generation graduating college now will have several careers.

Fox News cited comments by E. Todd Schroeder of the Ostrow School of USC's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy on the lack of recourse for body shaming a man compared to a woman.

Quartz cited comments by Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why he expected a lukewarm reception of "Black Panther" by Chinese moviegoers.

The Conversation published an analysis by Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why the world is focused on China's president and the country's new policies to let him remain president for an indefinite period of time.

MarketWatch noted the USC Annenberg School saw its highest-ever number of first-year applicants this year.

The Toronto Star (Canada) mentioned 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 to support diversity.

Psychology Today published an analysis by a graduate student working under Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College on how prenatal stress impacts fetal development.

Eater LA noted USC hosts the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Lexington Herald Leader cited comments by Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on why schools need to focus on preventative measures to avoid violent incidents.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the continued tension between President Donald Trump and the majority of California voters.