USC in the News

USC In the News 11/29/2017

The New York Times published commentary by Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about the Trump administration's stances on net neutrality and competition. "For the Trump administration to try to block the merger of two relatively small media players while letting Google operate freely with no privacy restrictions is to be fighting the last war," Taplin wrote.

The Wall Street Journal published commentary by USC President C. L. Max Nikias about the importance of sleep for employees at all levels of a company. "Early to bed and early to rise was a productive formula for an agrarian age. But our digital age extends the productivity window each day beyond our personal limits. Identifying your most productive time of day and protecting your sleep puts your best, smartest, most resilient self in your office chair each morning," he wrote.

The Washington Post published commentary by Kathleen Doherty of the USC Price School on the impact President Donald Trump may have on the civil service sector. Doherty and her colleagues examined whether extreme partisanship was more likely to drive career civil servants out of the industry. Since civil servants are leaving at a higher rate than in past generations, Doherty argues that Trump has the opportunity to reshape the sector if he decides to fill positions.

Asian News International featured research by Shou-Jiang Gao and colleagues that identified a protein that may stop a cancer-causing form of herpes from spreading. By switching off the protein, scientists may be able to halt the virus. "Understanding how the herpes virus switches from being dormant to causing cancer is important because of the health problems the herpes virus causes worldwide," Gao said.

Los Angeles Times quoted USC Provost Michael Quick about the impact the current tax reform bill could have on graduate students. The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned USC in its story on the national day of action to protest the bill.

Los Angeles Times quoted Heidi Rummel of the USC Gould School on why low-income, minority children are often not given a second chance in the justice system.

CNN quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School on why the Fourth Amendment does not protect historical cell-site data in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Time quoted Peter Mancall of the USC Dornsife College about the historical inaccuracies in John Smith's description of his interaction the native residents in North America.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Michael Overing of the USC Annenberg School on why the U.S. Supreme Court should decide digital location data should be protected under the Fourth Amendment.

Yahoo quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how a large field of candidates in a primary race can generate enthusiasm for the election.

Science quoted John Van Horn of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute on how the Trump administration has stymied research partnerships between the United States and Cuban scientists.

The Chronicle of Social Change quoted B.K. Elizabeth Kim of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how racial inequality has increased in juvenile incarceration centers in California.

CNN cited a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of Latinos in the entertainment industry.

MindBodyGreen cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the health benefits of intermittent fasting.