USC in the News

USC In the News 6/13/2018

The New York Times published a book review for "The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures" by Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute. "Damasio rightly insists that a system with reason, intelligence and language does nothing unless it cares about something, unless things matter to it," the reviewer wrote.

Earth.com featured research by Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture on the impact of LED lighting on wildlife. The researchers found certain animals experience significant harm because of the increasing use of certain shades of LED. Longcore helped develop a database city planners and policymakers can use to find which LED colors are the least harmful to native wildlife. “If we don’t provide advice and information to decision makers, they will go with the cheapest lighting or lighting that serves only one interest and does not balance other interests," Longcore said.

The New York Times (in a Reuters story) quoted Stefan Pollack of the USC Annenberg School on how marketers will appeal to Generation Z - the generation following the millennials.

CNN and Al Jazeera interviewed Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the summit between North Korea and the United States.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School about new rules for asylum seekers applying to enter the United States. CBS News Radio affiliates interviewed Frenzen about Attorney General Jeff Session's decision to stop granting asylum to victims of sexual and domestic abuse.

The New York Times' "California Today" covered an investigation into a former doctor at the USC student health center. Los Angeles Times (second mention here), CBS News, NBC News, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV, KPCC-FM's "Take Two," California Healthline, The Washington Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany), U.S.-China Press and RadarOnline covered the ongoing investigation.

Inquisitr cited multiple studies by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the under- and poor representation of women, older adults and minorities in the entertainment industry.