USC in the News

USC In the News 3/31 to 4/2/2018

The Hill published an op-ed by Jonathan Barnett of the USC Gould School about an upcoming case before the Supreme Court on antitrust laws. Barnett argues the case "presents a vital opportunity to preserve antitrust deterrence in a globalized economy." He expects the Supreme Court will rule on the reach of the Sherman Act, which governs antitrust suits.

The Scientist published an op-ed by David Craig of the Keck Medicine of USC's Institute of Translational Genomics on the need to train more biology students to become bioinformaticians and make more data available to educate these students. Craig mentioned the Keck School of Medicine of USC's two-year masters degree in translational biomedical informatics. "Much of the debate about data sharing has focused on the identifiability of genomic data and balancing privacy risks within the research community, leaving education as an afterthought. Let’s reframe the conversation," he wrote.

The Christian Science Monitor highlighted research by Sarah Townsend of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on the economic, social and cultural barriers low-income, first-generation college students face when they enter the workforce. The researchers found these graduates experienced feelings of class isolation and often feel obligated to "work harder" to prove they fit in.

Los Angeles Review of Books published commentary by Sarah Banet-Weisner of the USC Annenberg School about the need to translate the rage and frustration felt from the #MeToo movement into structural changes for society. "We need a different sort of transformation — one that calls for an alternative form of visibility. We need ... to be a kind of army. We need a lasting, structural feminist rage," she wrote.

The New York Times quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on whether Tiger Woods can rebuild his public image and attract corporate sponsors.

The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) quoted Glenn Melnick of the USC Schaeffer Center about a court case in California that may help slow hospital price increases for consumers. San Francisco Chronicle also quoted Melnick.

Los Angeles Times quoted Mariana Stern of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why the carcinogenic risks from drinking coffee are minimal.

NPR interviewed Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the anti-aging and health impacts of a calorie-restricted diet.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School about the history of automobile regulation in the United State in light of the driverless Uber car crash.

The Huffington Post quoted Jeff Victoroff of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the possible medical reason for the Las Vegas shooter's decision to commit his crime.

Sports Illustrated quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about the stereotype of the internet troll.

Vice interviewed Douglas Burke of the USC Viterbi School about an independent movie he produced about surfing and Christian themes.

Agence France Presse quoted Pamela Starr of the USC Dornsife College about Mexico's presidential candidates.

Space quoted David Barnhart of the USC Viterbi School on why governments and others should work to repurpose equipment sent into Earth's orbit.

Portland Press Herald quoted Raymond Stevens of the USC Michelson Center's Bridge Institute about his relationship with a University of Southern Maine professor.

Crain's Detroit Business quoted Jim Ferris of the USC Price School's Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy on why Detroit is attracting outside investment and grant funding.

The New York Times mentioned the USC Bovard Scholars guidance program in a story about a student who was accepted to 20 top colleges with full ride scholarships.

The New York Times mentioned the USC School of Cinematic Arts turned down a $5 million gift from producer Harvey Weinstein and director Bryan Singer's name has been removed from its Division of Cinema and Media Studies.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned Henri Ford of the Keck School of Medicine of USC will be the new dean at the University of Miami's medical school.

CNN mentioned research by V. Wendy Setiawan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how drinking coffee may help extend a person's lifespan.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the California gubernatorial race.

Psychology Today published an analysis by Nina Jhaveri, a graduate student working under Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College, on how mindfulness can encourage health eating decisions.

Rotton Tomatoes published commentary by Rosemarie Alejandrino, recipient of the USC Annenberg School's inaugural Annenberg-Rotten Tomatoes Digital Innovation and Entertainment Criticism fellow, on how entertainment criticism has changed over the past several decades.

Daily Record (UK) 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.