USC in the News

USC In the News 6/7/2018

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured research by Cyrus Shahabi of USC Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center, Yao-Yi Chiang of USC Dornsife College's Spatial Sciences Institute and Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School to create the Crosstown traffic database. The researchers found that on average, evening and afternoon commutes home were 14 percent longer than morning commutes. The data was collected using sensors placed throughout Southern California freeways and then fed into Transdec, the USC-developed system. CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV and City News Service also mentioned the study.

Los Angeles Review of Books published commentary by Sarah Benet-Weiser of the USC Annenberg School about how popular feminism has the potential to change the narrative surround the "comeback story" for men accused of harassment since the beginning of the #MeToo movement. "We are indeed in need of a more scandalous feminism — one that is bold, unapologetic, and leaves it all on the table. We need a feminism that makes people uncomfortable, that is painful, and perhaps even self-reflective," she wrote.

The Independent (UK) highlighted research by Adam Huttenlocker of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues on a cranial fossil of a Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch which may be a key species in the fossil record that bridged the transition between reptiles and mammals. Based on the locations the species has been found in across the globe, the discovery also suggests Pangea may have broken apart more recently than previously predicted.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Bob Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute about California's gubernatorial race. Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Shrum on the day of the election and The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted him about a senate race in New Jersey.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the likelihood Kevin de Leon will be able to mount a serious campaign against Senator Dianne Feinstein. EdSource quoted Bebitch Jeffe about the gubernatorial race.

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about California's primary (additional stories here and here). The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, San Jose Mercury News and Whittier Daily News also quoted Schnur about the election and its implications.

NPR interviewed Omar Noureldin of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's iftar, the fast-breaking meal held at sundown during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and how the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the organization that started this presidential tradition, was not invited to this year's event.

PBS interviewed Judy Pa of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics about research to combat Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases.

Bloomberg quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on the likelihood that the Democratic party will pick up a few seats in the House in November.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College and Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about California's primary election results and what to expect in November.

Vox quoted Franita Tolson of the USC Gould School on why it is premature to predict which political party will control Congress after the November elections.

The Daily Beast quoted Michael Chaslow of the USC Gould School about the reasons for using "DBA" (doing-business-as) in official documents.

RT interviewed Jill Johnston of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the possible health impacts of the toxins remaining from the shrinking Salton Sea.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned a former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Inside Higher Ed also mentioned the ongoing court proceeding involving Carmen Puliafito.

Los Angeles Times noted results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll on voter support for the state's top-two primary system. KPCC-FM noted voter support to repeal the gas tax.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV mentioned a prescription pad had been stolen from a USC health center in 2016.

New York Magazine's "The Cut" and Huffington Post mentioned an investigation into a former doctor at the USC student health center.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned a partnership between the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the mobile app Headspace to conduct research.

Time noted Oprah Winfrey spoke at the 2018 USC Annenberg School's commencement ceremony.

San Jose Mercury News mentioned the resignation of USC President C. L. Max Nikias in a story about PAC-12 conference leadership.

Xinhua News Agency mentioned USC Shoah Foundation's work to preserve survivor testimonies from the Nanjing Massacre.

Curbed cited research by Su Jin Lee of the USC Dornsife College and Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture on the diminishing quantity of green space in Los Angeles County.

Ars Technica and TechRepublic mentioned USC in a story about possible cyberattacks on institutional websites.