USC in the News

USC In the News 5/2/2018

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured Keck School of Medicine of USC's participation in a $1.5 billion study with the National Institutes of Health to track the health of millions of Americans. Danielle Meeker, the project's principle investigator at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will lead outreach to diverse communities in Los Angeles, which will help the rest of the country. "USC is uniquely positioned to help the team achieve its diversity goals. This initiative will inform the way that health care and precision medicine is created in the future; it’s like the human genome project, but for the entire American population," she told the Los Angeles Business Journal. KPCC-FM also mentioned USC's involvement with the project and quoted Meeker. City News Service highlighted USC's participation and spoke with David Craig of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Institute of Translational Genomics.

Scientific American highlighted research by Norbert Schwarz of USC Dornsife College on how the audio quality impacts a researcher's credibility for the listener. The researchers found that if something is easier to process, the more likely someone will think it is true. "Basically, if your audio is not good, it hurts both your own credibility and the perceived quality of the research," Schwarz said.

Inside Philanthropy highlighted to gifts to USC two endow residential colleges - $15 million pledges from USC Trustee David Bohnett, and USC Trustee Shelly Nemirovsky and her husband Ofer. The residential colleges, which are named eponymously, support student communities outside of the classroom, as well as faculty-in-residence and student support staff.

Vox highlighted a study by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College on how the media's characterizations of demographic trends impacts people's response to the information. Myers and Levy found that when media narratives "take a narrow view of whitness," or 100 percent Europeans in the population, this causes higher levels of fear and anxiety.

The New York Times quoted Emil Sanamyan of the USC Dornsife College's Institute of Armenian Studies about the current political situation in Armenia. Al Jazeera quoted Syuzanna Petrosyan from the institute about the general strike in Armenia.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Niels Frenzen about the percentage of asylum applications the United States approves each year.

Fox News quoted C. Kerry Fields of the USC Marshall School about NBC News' coverage of the allegations against Tom Brokaw.

The New York Times, in a story about disaster relief funding following Hurricane Maria, mentioned USC.

Inside Higher Ed mentioned a partnership between USC and the online program management provider 2U.

Time published a Quora answer that quoted Linda Weinberger of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how toxic personal relationships can negatively affect a person's physical health.

Los Angeles Busines Journal reported the USC Village IT project team won "IT Team of the Year" at the Los Angeles Business Journal's Chief Technology Officer Awards.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned Maja Mataric of the USC Viterbi School in a story about a socially assistive robotics and artificial intelligence company she cofounded.

Variety noted research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. The Hollywood Reporter cited research by Smith about the lack of disability representation in movies.