USC in the News

USC In the News 4/24/2018

VentureBeat highlighted research by Maja Mataric of the USC Viterbi School that has inspired innovation in Amazon's Alexa system. Mataric's work to program socially assistive robots may one day be applied to the home device. Based in part on Mataric's research, Alexa could one day "effectively interact with ...humans" and become  "a companion that fills the gap of what's missing," i.e. loneliness, she said.

Winston-Salem Journal profiled Johanna Demetrakas of the USC Cinematic Arts School and her latest film, "Feminists: What Were They Thinking?" The film focuses on the energy of the feminist movement in the 1970s. "At the time, feminism was just blooming so much, and our lives were blooming, so when I look at the book, I feel that energy," said Demetrakas about "Emergence," the book that inspired the film.

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on the likelihood Southern California's housing price surge will continue.

Bloomberg quoted Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College on how wealthier developers often move into neighborhoods that are almost completely destroyed by disaster events.

Univision quoted John Cox of the USC Viterbi School's Aviation Safety & Security Program on why the Southwest Airlines incident was unusual. The story also cited comments by Thomas Anthony of the USC Viterbi School's Aviation Safety & Security Program.

Newsweek interviewed Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center on why pharmaceutical companies generally raise the price of drugs that have been proven effective leading up to the drug's approval as a generic.

Sports Illustrated quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the attributes a NFL player needs to be marketable.

Curbed LA quoted Lisa Leeman of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about a movement for Venice Beach to secede from the city of Los Angeles.

PopSugar quoted Sharon Orrange of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the science behind the ketogenic diet.

Bloomberg mentioned research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on the health benefits of intermittent-fasting diets.

Los Angeles Business Journal cited research by Jing Liang of the USC School of Pharmacy that helped develop a possible hangover remedy.

CNBC, in a story about revenue from college admission fees, mentioned USC.

Vancouver Sun (Canada) reported on a Canadian businessman who will teach an innovation course at the USC Marshall School.

Refinery29 (UK) mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the lack of gender parity among directors for the country's top grossing films.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how President Donald Trump's approval ratings will impact Orange County, California, elections.