USC in the News

USC In the News 3/22/2018

Gizmodo featured research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues on how Americans are aging slower and remaining healthier than previous generations. Crimmins found that slowing the pace of aging was due in part to healthier behaviors, such as a decrease in the number of people smoking. The researchers recommend studying the impact of smoking, exercise and other lifestyle and environmental factors that impact the healthy aging process.

Futurism highlighted work by Jie Ren of the USC Dornsife College that used machine learning to analyze what viruses were more common in patients with liver cirrhosis compared to healthy people. Ren's algorithm inspired other researchers to analyze genomic material to identify viruses and to investigate how viruses might influence other diseases.

City News Service reported Oprah Winfrey will give the commencement address for the USC Annenberg School's satellite ceremony. The story noted Winfrey will speak to the school's graduates at the Shrine Auditorium and each graduate is allotted four tickets for guests.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Safiya Umoja Noble of the USC Annenberg School on how Facebook has poorly managed its current public relations crisis.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Gaurav Sukhatme of the USC Viterbi School on the future advances to be made for underwater robots.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Richard Paulson of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why it is difficult to educate patients about the meaning of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) results of embryos.

The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about prescription drug trends across the country.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on the economic impact on Facebook if large numbers of users continue to delete their accounts on the platform. The Wrap also quoted North about the #DeleteFacebook trend.

Nautilus quoted Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on how creating narrative helps humans understand concepts and how this is a necessary skill to explain the value of scientific research.

USA Today noted research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that tracked the gender and race of performers, writers and producers across the pop music charts and the Grammy Awards.

Variety cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in entertainment, and Smith's proposal for an "inclusion rider" to increase diversity on sets. Bustle also noted Smith's research.

The Conversation published commentary by Kate Miltner, a graduate student at the USC Annenberg School, and a colleague on the Russian embassy in Britain is using its Twitter account to spread propaganda.

LA School Report published a story about 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.

The Lewiston Tribune cited comments by Frank Nagle of the USC Marshall School on how mining for cryptocurrency has become exponentially more difficult over time.