USC in the News

USC In the News 3/21/2018

The Washington Post published a live discussion between Milind Tambe of the USC Viterbi School and USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society and other important figures in the field of artificial intelligence. Tambe and others addressed concerns on whether technology will eventually replace human careers and tasks, ethical and societal implications of AI and how it may reshape society (second link here).

Los Angeles Times covered a California Court of Appeal trial held at the USC Gould School in front of first-year law students. The story noted that all first-year students are required to attend the hearing and the appeals court holds one on USC's campus each year. Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood and Courthouse News mentioned the hearing was at the USC Gould School.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s annual Match Day event for graduating medical students.  During the event, students learn where they will complete their residencies after graduation as part of the National Resident Matching Program. La Opinion highlighted two Keck students who were matched in the Los Angeles area and quoted Donna Elliott of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how matching works.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured research by Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on the continued inequity among black male student athletes in college sports. Harper released his latest research on the disparities in graduation rates among black male athletes in the Power Five athletic conferences. The story notes that the Georgia Institute of Technology has done a better job graduate black male scholarship athletes than almost all Power Five conference schools. Columbus Business Journal mentioned Ohio State University's graduation rate for the same students fell to 41 percent in the past year compared to its overall student graduation rate of 83 percent.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Safiya Umoja Noble of the USC Annenberg School on how Facebook serves as a gateway to the internet for many people and being able to unplug from the network is a privilege.

CNBC interviewed Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School on whether the city of Los Alamitos opting out of California's sanctuary state law serves as evidence that the law is in violation of federal law.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute on whether increased voter turnout by Democrats will impact the 2018 midterm elections.

Discover Magazine interviewed Clifford Johnson of the USC Dornsife College to explain the concepts behind the late Stephen Hawking's last paper.

Poynter quoted Michael Chasalow of the USC Gould School's Small Business Clinic about the possible legal costs incurred by Snopes to retain ownership of its site.

USA Today, in a story about Barilla's new restaurant concept, noted one of only two California locations is at USC Village. 

The Daily Dot and Refinery29 cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Review of Books mentioned The Los Angeles Review of Books/USC Publishing Workshop.

City News Service published an update on the trial for the accused killer of USC professor Bosco Tjan.

EdSource reported on a forum co-hosted by the USC Rossier School's Center for Education and Policy, Equity and Governance, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) for the three candidates for California's next state superintendent of public instruction.

Healthline mentioned Anne Peters of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases is one of the women who has made in impact on the diabetes community.

PasadenaNow reported on a new scholarship available for female USC Marshall School students pursuing a full-time master's degree in memory of a Pasadena businesswoman, Bonnie Baha.