USC in the News

USC In the News 5/18/2018

Los Angeles Business Journal featured Leslie Saxon of the USC Center for Body Computing and an upcoming event, "Voice Assistants for All" hackathon contest. Teams will work all night on July 12 and 13 to invent home-based "voice assistants" for seniors, veterans and those with developmental disabilities. "This is an opportunity to find technology-based solutions that can empower people who are underserved by mainstream health care. Emerging artificial intelligence voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo might help us bridge that gap," Saxon said.

Los Angeles Times quoted Gene Del Vecchio of the USC Marshall School about the importance and influence of multicultural marketing agencies.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College and Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center about the need for education about racism and stereotypes in a story about a racial epithet written on a Starbucks cup.

Popular Mechanics quoted Cynthia Bir of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Biomechanics Injury Research Lab about what household items would stop a bullet.

The Charlotte Observer quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how legalized sports betting may have impacted the value of sports franchises.

NPR Phoenix affiliate KJZZ-FM interviewed Pai-Ling Yin of the USC Marshall School about the factors that lead to a company falling into debt for a consumer product outside of its specialty.

Black Doctor quoted Parveen Garg of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how fright and anxiety can negatively impact heart health.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center (additional mentions here and here), Los Angeles Times, Reuters, KCRW-FM, The Huffington Post, China Daily, South China Morning Post, Oxygen, Daily Beast, Kaiser Health News, Boing Boing and Sixth Tone covered the investigation.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a partnership between the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and Korean American Coalition of Los Angeles to track and help ethnic Korean homelessness in Koreatown.

Los Angeles Times mentioned the “Winds From Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century” exhibit at the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

PBS Newshour noted Ben Carrington of the USC Annenberg School will participate in a Twitter discussion about the upcoming royal wedding.

Vanity Fair mentioned a partnership between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Saudi Arabia to expand filmmaking education and training for Saudi men and women.

Los Angeles Wave covered Oprah Winfrey's commencement speech to graduates from the USC Annenberg School.

Jewish Journal published an op-ed by Gary Wexler of the USC Annenberg School about creativity within the American Jewish community.