USC in the News

USC In the News 11/18 to 11/20/2017

Scientific American highlighted work by Arthur Toga and Tyler Ard of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute on how technology like that used in "Harry Potter" movies can help scientists examine brain structures and neurons in new ways. According to Ard, this can help aspiring neuroscientists understand the 3-D structure of the brain's neurons without relying on slices. Ard and his team plan to release the software, which will be freely available to other scientists, next year. Yahoo (in a Digital Trends story) featured Ard's work.

Variety reported the USC Viterbi School and USC Marshall School hosted its Intelligent IoT (I3) Integrator Consortium at the USC Galen Center. "I3 is looking at this notion that the internet is more than just people, it’s about people becoming more aware of their surroundings," said Bhaskar Krishnamachari of the USC Viterbi School.

Hyperallergic highlighted an exhibit produced through a partnership with the USC Libraries' ONE National Archives. "Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA,"is a pun on axis mundi, the mythological axis connecting the earth to heaven and hell, and around which the universe revolves. The exhibit, which is displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center, is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on why the GOP's tax reform bill may not encourage more investment by corporations. CNBC cited an op-ed by Kleinbard about the tax plan and Salon cited Kleinbard on why corporate executives are more interested in boosting stock prices than reinvesting any tax relief.

KPCC-FM interviewed Tatiana Melguizo of the USC Rossier School on the impact additional state funding would have on California's community colleges.

Reuters quoted Albert Farias of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why screenings for breast cancer need to take a more comprehensive look at the body's organ systems.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how college athletic departments use donations to help subsidize low- or no-revenue sports, maintain facilities and service debt.

Pasadena Star News quoted Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School on the evolution of Black Friday discounts.

MediaShift quoted Erin Reilly of the USC Annenberg School on creative ways to help close the gender gap in fields like artificial intelligence.

The Wall Street Journal noted USC President C. L. Max Nikias is a member of the newspaper's CEO Council.

Los Angeles Times cited results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on support for Senator Dianne Feinstein and her Democratic challenger Kevin De León. Los Angeles Times also cited results on the probability a Republican challenger will have success in the state's top two primary and Californians' support or disapproval of NFL protestsKPCC-FM's "Take Two" and Times of San Diego noted disapproval for the state's gas tax and transportation fees.

Los Angeles Times' "Datebook" noted the USC Fisher Museum has an ongoing exhibition, "James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico," until December 2.

Los Angeles Business Journal noted the USC Marshall School ranked No. 30 on Bloomberg Businessweek's 2017 list of best business schools.

The New York Review of Books published a book review by Tim Page of the USC Annenberg School and USC Thornton School about a new biography on conductor Arturo Toscanini.

KCET-TV published an article produced by the USC Price School's Center for Social Innovation about the demographic changes across Los Angeles.

The Sacramento Bee cited research by Glenn Melnick of the USC Schaeffer Center on how two hospital chains in California have worked to increase prices.

The Press-Enterprise published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on different ways survivors of terror attacks can seek treatment after trauma.

Futurism quoted Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the myths that some human beings are "double jointed."

Richmond Times-Dispatch cited research by Michael Thom of the USC Price School on the lack of long-term benefits for states and counties that provide film tax incentives.

The Buffalo News noted USC has the second-highest population of international students among American universities.