USC in the News

USC In the News 11/21/2017

Inside Higher Ed published a review of a book by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School. "The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class" addresses the rise of the aspirational class over previous generations that relied on conspicuous consumption to define affluence. According to the review, Currid-Halkett primarily focuses on the urban-based aspirational class, which may serve to widen economic inequality.

CW News Los Angeles KTLA-TV highlighted the USC Helenes who stood guard over the Hecuba statue at USC Village during Rivalry Week. In an effort to deter any pranks by UCLA, the USC Helenes camped out in USC Village's courtyard and also collected items for the homeless. KTLA-TV also visited the Trojan Knights guarding Tommy Trojan.

CNET highlighted work by Maja Mataric of the USC Viterbi School and Margaret Trost of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and their work to develop robot-assisted therapies and socially assistive robots. These robots can be programmed to help children with autism spectrum disorders and provide therapy for survivors of stroke and traumatic brain injuries. "There's certainly a positive impact of having the robot over not having the robot," said Trost.

The New York Times interviewed Mark Marino of the USC Dornsife College on whether or not Paris Hilton can possibly take credit for inventing the selfie.

NBC's "Dateline" interviewed Alan Abrahamson of the USC Annenberg School about the original trial for the Menéndez murders during the 1990s in Los Angeles.

American Public Media's Marketplace interviewed Adam Rose of the USC Price School on how politics impacts federal financial support for disaster-struck areas.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Binh Tran of the USC Viterbi School about expectations for online graduate computer engineering students.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School on how California can better prepare for its aging population.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society on how President Donald Trump targets individuals and groups in areas he has no hope of winning electorally.

Public Radio International quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about her research on the underrepresentation of women and minorities across the entertainment industry.

California Healthline quoted Loren Adler of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative about why patients often are left with high ambulance bills after a medical emergency.

The New York Times reviewed a collection of short stories by USC Dornsife College graduate student Emily Geminder.

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited an op-ed by Shaun Harper and Charles Davis III of the USC Rossier School's Center for Race & Equity on the University of Virginia's response to white supremacists marching on campus.

The Huffington Post published an editorial by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on how the GOP's tax reform bill will negatively impact middle-class families and destroy the Affordable Care Act.

LA Weekly published an editorial by Josh Kun of the USC Annenberg School about the influence of mariachi music on popular American music and Los Angeles culture.

Newsweek cited comments by David Kang of the USC Dornsife College about China's lack of cultural influence in its region compared to its economic influence.

Daily Journal noted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School and others hosted a event to discuss proposed tax reform bills discussed in Congress.

Straits Times (Singapore) cited research by Jay Wang, director of the USC Annenberg School's Center on Public Diplomacy, and colleagues on the Soft Power 30 report.

New Geography cited an op-ed by James Moore of the USC Viterbi School about Los Angeles' public transportation system.