USC in the News

USC In the News 5/3/2018

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured research by Kimberly Miller of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found 7 percent of minority teenagers in the Los Angeles area could be categorized as having a tanning addiction. "It's possible that more teens in Los Angeles are addicted to tanning than they are to smoking, yet education about the dangers of problem tanning aren't emphasized nearly enough in schools, and certainly aren't targeted to minorities," Miller said.

Forbes highlighted USC's Neighborhood Academic Initiative as an example of a successful "good neighbor" policy by a universities. The story, which calls NAI "an unusually extensive program," notes more than 1,000 community children participate in its college access program, in addition to the 600 children in early literacy program. Forbes also noted the program's retention component, which supports students during college to ensure each achieves a degree.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" featured an exhibit at the USC Libraries' ONE Archives highlighting safe sex campaigns from the 1980s and 1990s. "They are powerful images and probably some of the most powerful media campaigns around public health. People today who are public health practitioners now look back and say, 'Wow, can we do a campaign that's as impactful as those campaigns were?'" said Nayan Shah of the USC Dornsife College.

The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed by Erin Trish and Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on why imposing health payment rate is "dangerous and misguided." According to Trish and Goldman, setting prices can have a negative impact on quality, access and innovation. "Californians deserve a high-value health care system. With targeted assistance from the state, markets can deliver just that. As satisfying as universal price regulation might seem, it could easily burn down the entire house," they wrote.

Xinhua News Agency featured a documentary produced in cooperation with USC Shoah Foundation about the Nanjing Massacre. "One of our goals is to preserve survivor testimony as well as we can, to make sure that it's accessible to future generations to continue to educate future generations," said Kia Hays, project director of "New Dimensions in Testimony" for USC Shoah Foundation. By preserving these stories for future generations, the foundation hopes future generations will learn from history and not repeat it.

KPCC-FM quoted Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how pollution can impact a child's lung development for the rest of his or her life. The story also noted the USC Children's Health Study, which is led by Avol.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Michael Chaslow of the USC Gould School's Small Business Clinic about the different ways to regulate the sharing economy.

KCRW's "Press Play" interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on whether FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller can compel President Donald Trump to sit for an interview.

Associated Press quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the recalling of the judge who decided the Brock Turner sexual assault case may threaten judicial independence.

Consumer Reports quoted Michael Hochman of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the long-term side effects of certain bladder leak treatments.

Deadline Hollywood quoted Robert Rasmussen of the USC Gould School about the Weinstein Co.'s bankruptcy process and whether the judge will reopen the bidding process.

CBC (Canada) quoted Mike Annany of the USC Annenberg School on the likelihood that the federal government will try to break up Facebook.

CNET quoted Jonathan Gratch of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on how virtual humans may be able to teach physical humans better interpersonal skills.

Futurism quoted Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School about Facebook's proposed algorithm changes that would prioritize some news sources over others.

Curbed LA quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on how steady rent growth in Los Angeles may be slowing down.

HelloGiggles quoted Kristen Zaleski of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how the distribution of nonconsensual pornography can hurt the victim in ways similar to physical assault.

The New York Times cited an op-ed by USC Dornsife College graduate student Sara Sadhwani about the possible impact of Asian-American voters in California's elections.

New York Magazine cited research 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.

Variety reported on a USC School of Cinematic Arts panel about the disability community and the entertainment industry.

Pacific Standard noted USC hosted the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Los Angeles Sentinel reported on a research project by Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School's Family Caregiver Support Center to survey California residents who work and support a family member, friend, or loved one with a serious health condition or disability.

Jewish Journal cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the lack of and poor portrayals of older adults in entertainment. Billboard and Forbes cited a separate study by Smith and USC Annenberg School colleagues Marc Choueiti and Katherine Pieper on the underrepresentation of women in the music industry. LA Weekly noted Smith's work to develop an inclusion rider for the entertainment industry.

Men's Health cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard David School on the benefits of intermittent fasting on the human immune system.