USC in the News

USC In the News 5/17/2018

KPCC-FM featured work by Rebecca Trotzky of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to expand training for emergency room doctors to provide medication-assisted treatment to patients addicted to opioids. The "warm handoff" method is new for many emergency departments and includes administering burprenorphine, the "gold standard in opioid addiction treatment." "Never in our right minds would we say we're not going to give the insulin until this patient really shapes up and loses those 200 pounds. ... You can say two things at once: I'm going to treat you while I'm hoping that I can encourage you to change your behavior," Trotzky said.

Education Week published a Q&A with Safiya Noble of the USC Annenberg School about her new book, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism." According to Noble, the systemic racism and sexism programmed into search engines has major implications for K-12 educators and students. "Imagine third graders doing reports on careers .... on an authoritative site like Google, and the images they see are primarily white men," Noble said. "This works against the notion that education can create new possibilities for students to imagine themselves in any future they want."

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured a presentation by Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on how education writers can education society on how racism still impacts colleges and universities. He suggested stories that focus on how different groups experience the education system. The story also quoted Estela Mara Bensimon of the USC Rossier School's Center for Urban Education about Harper's calls to action for education journalists and the lack of racial and gender equity when hiring faculty.

Los Angeles Times quoted C. Kerry Fields of the USC Marshall School about the upheaval and legal disputes surrounding the CBS board.

The Wrap quoted Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on how age affects what frequencies an individual can hear.

Zocalo Public Square quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about whether abhorrent behavior by artists requires dismissing the impact of their art.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center (additional mentions here, here and here). Los Angeles Times (additional stories and mentions here, here, here, here and here), CNN, ABC News, CBS News, Associated Press, Vice's "Broadly," World Journal, Agence France Presse, Xinhua News Agency, New York Post, Kaiser Health News, California Healthline, South China Morning Post and Campus Safety Magazine covered the investigation.

Billboard mentioned Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and her work with the music industry to expand gender parity.

Teen Vogue and LA Sentinel covered Oprah Winfrey's commencement speech to graduates from the USC Annenberg School.