USC in the News

USC In the News 3/28/2018

The Herald-Sun 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 University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill has the lowest graduation rate among black male scholarship athletes in the ACC.

PCMag profiled Davide Proserpio of the USC Marshall School and his research on how the transparency of the sharing economy encourages better service by sellers and better behavior by customers. Prosperio examined interactions on Airbnb by what he termed professional hosts (people who regularly rent out their property) and casual hosts (people who occasionally rented their unit). He found people more often appreciated a personal touch in their Airbnb interactions.

Press Trust of India and Daily Mail (UK) highlighted research by Ted Berger and Dong Song of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues  on the successful implantation of a brain implant to boost memory. The device, which can improve a person's short-term memory, may help manage Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases. The researchers evaluated the brain's own memory patterns so the device can facilitate encoding and recalling memories.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on whether individuals born in American Samoa should constitutionality be U.S. citizens by birth.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the changing demographics in Orange County.

NPR quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about the Justice Department's negotiations with the tech industry to serve a search warrant for information stored in a non-U.S. facility.

CNN quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on efforts by North Korea's Kim Jong Un to improve relations with China. National Post (Canada) quoted Chinoy about the "Agreed Framework" between North Korea and the United States from the 1990s.

CNN quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity on the changing demographics in America's urban, suburban and rural areas.

Morning Consult quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society on the expanding audience for Major League Baseball.

People's Daily Online (China) quoted Brian Peck of the USC Gould School's Center for Transnational Law and Business on the United States' trade surplus in the service industry.

The Washington Post mentioned research by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Rossier School on the influence of emotions on learning.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM and KFI-AM reported on a California gubernatorial debate co-hosted by the USC Price School.

Psychology Today mentioned Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School and her successful academic career while battling schizophrenia.

PopSugar posted a video featuring a USC student from the women's volleyball team who advocates for mental health awareness among female athletes.