USC in the News

USC In the News 2/24 to 2/26/2018

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured USC's Neighborhood Academic Initiative and interviewed USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Lizette Zarate and Antoinette Pippen about the program. USC has graduated more than 1,000 students from the NAI program from the southern and eastern Los Angeles neighborhoods and in the past 20 years, 99 percent of all graduates have been accepted to a university after completing the seven year program. In a second story, Univision highlighted the opportunities for students if they complete the program and included interviews with Nikias, Zarate, current NAI participants, NAI graduates and their families.

Los Angeles Times featured the story of USC transfer student Miriam Antonio, a politically engaged woman who comes from a low-income background. Antonio works in the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute office and her tuition is subsidized by scholarships, work, financial aid and donations from Los Angeles Times readers after a profile was published about her life when she was in high school. "I think this whole younger generation is going to change America, and the big thing is, they're not listening to adults who are telling them what to do; they're deciding for themselves," said Robert Shrum of the USC Unruh Institute.

NBC Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured a volunteer cleanup of Avalon's harbor at Catalina Island on Saturday, which raised money for the USC Dornsife College's Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies. According to CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, approximately 500 volunteers participated in the event and brought up about two tons of trash.

Vox highlighted research by Emilio Ferrara and Kristina Lerman of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues that found conservatives retweeted Russian trolls about 31 times more often than liberals and produced 36 times more tweets. "Although an ideologically broad swath of Twitter users were exposed to Russian trolls in the period leading up to the 2016 US presidential election, it was mainly conservatives who helped amplify their message," the researchers wrote. The Chronicle of Higher Education and MIT Technology Review also noted the study's findings.

MarketWatch featured research by Juhani Linnainmaa of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on why many clients of investment advisors do not see immediate returns and why regulatory changes designed to eliminate conflicts of interest do not have a significant impact. The researchers found that advisors have expensive mutual funds in their own portfolios, leading them to invest their clients' funds in a similar way.

The Washington Post quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving Microsoft and data held overseas.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about how Orange County Republicans differ from the rest of the party.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Diane Winston of the USC Annenberg School about the legacy of evangelist Billy Graham.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV quoted Kirk Brennan of the USC Admission on why students who protest gun violence will not penalized during upcoming admissions decisions.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on why Google is able to aggressively negotiate for lucrative real estate deals in the Bay Area because it has 101 municipalities.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Gary Painter of the USC Price School on how paying construction workers more may help alleviate California's housing shortage.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Sam Roberts of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on how voice activations will change the production of content.

Pasadena Star-News quoted Olu Orange of the USC Dornsife College on why it is rare for a law enforcement officer to remain on administrative leave and collect compensation for the duration of a federal investigation.

Agence France Presse quoted Larry Gross of the USC Annenberg School about the minimal transgender representation at the Academy Awards.

The New York Times cited comments by Henry Jenkins of the USC Annenberg School on the limited evidence that connects playing violent video games to violent physical actions.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned USC in a story about the universities with the largest endowments in 2017.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center in a story about researchers disclosing corporate funding.

PBS' "NextAvenue" published commentary by Paul Irving of the USC Leonard Davis School about the impact of aging on businesses.

Mashable noted a study that consulted Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School to prepare a test to pit artificial intelligence against actual lawyers in efficiently evaluating non-disclosure agreements.

Vice's "Motherboard," in a story about collegiate rocketry teams, mentioned the USC Viterbi School's Rocket Propulsion Laboratory.

Xinhua News Agency and New Atlas reported on research by Mark Lew of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a new test that may be able to identify Parkinson's disease based on proteins contained in a person's tears.

Forbes published commentary by Joshua Luke of the USC Price School on how consumers can get affordable health care.

Bustle cited research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the genetic factors that affect the intensity of a person's hangover.

Eater LA reported on the opening of Kobunga Korean Grill at USC Village.

Digital Journal reported on research by Bryan Wilder, Milind Tambe and Sze-chuan Suen of the USC Viterbi School about an algorithm they developed to help policymakers prevent the spread of infectious disease.

City News Service mentioned the Keck School of Medicine of USC in a story about a sexual assault lawsuit between two county employees.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the California Democratic Party Convention and which candidates gained or lost momentum after the event.

University World News noted comments by USC President C. L. Max Nikias on how President Donald Trump's policies are impacting higher education.

Terra (Brazil) reported on research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet.