USC in the News

USC In the News 10/18/2017

The Washington Post published commentary by Benjamin A. T. Graham of the USC Dornsife College's Security and Political Economy Lab and colleagues about the risk businesses take when investing in foreign markets. According to Graham and his colleagues, corporations are at greater risk of foreign governments restricting the transfer of profits compared to the government seizing corporate assets.

Inside Higher Ed published an op-ed by Charles H. F. Davis III of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on the danger of campus policies that punish student protestors. According to Davis, colleges and universities have a responsibility to recognize how schools benefit from institutional forms of power and contribute to the exacerbation of social issues. "Drawing attention to this reality, in this political moment, requires institutions to be accountable for answering the question of whether their neutrality, within a broader climate of injustice, squarely situates their historical legacy on the side of the oppressor rather than in solidarity with the oppressed," he wrote.

The Huffington Post (in a story originally published on KCRW-FM) featured an exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum by James hd Brown as part of the Southern California-wide Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.  The story noted the connection between Brown's home of Oaxaca, Mexico, and USC Fisher Museum director Selma Holo, who has written a book about art from the city.

Live Science highlighted research by Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why dinosaurs with large heads and jaws had small arms, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex. Habib found that the thick neck muscles needed to support T. rex's jaw competed for space with arm muscles. He also found that arms were a liability for the beast, vulnerable to breaks and disease.

The Daily Breeze featured a map produced by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration on the potential economic loss for each congressional district if Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients are removed from the workforce. Los Angeles County will be one of the most impacted areas due to its high concentration of DACA recipients in its congressional districts.

Los Angeles Times quoted Nicholas Warner of the USC Dornsife College about the history of the Mt. Wilson Observatory and its current use for research.

NBC News interviewed David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute on whether North Korea's leader is a rational actor.

Deadline Hollywood quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on how the next meeting of China's communist party will impact Hollywood's growth projections in the Chinese market.

Quartz quoted Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the level of activity on Twitter produced by accounts managed by bots.

Ventura County Star quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about a community forum designed to encourage civil discourse.

United Press International cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on the benefits of intermittent fasting on reducing cardiovascular risk factors.

Sacramento Bee cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration on the proportion of California's construction workers that are undocumented.

Slate cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the number of Twitter accounts controlled by bots and the messages these accounts disseminated during the 2016 American presidential election.

Odessa American published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about what she believes to be reasonable gun control legislation.