USC in the News

USC In the News 4/11/2018

The Guardian (UK) profiled William Forsythe of the USC Kaufman School and his choreography. After spending most of his career in Europe, Forsythe returned to America to continue to push the definition of classical ballet. He spends at least eight weeks each year teaching at the USC Kaufman School between performance installations. "It has proved to be very, very nice," Forsythe said.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV highlighted research by Charles McKenna of the USC Dornsife College and USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience that may serve as a possible treatment for hearing loss. The researchers developed a molecule intended to stay put in the inner ear to repair damaged cells.

The Scientist featured research by Amir Kashani and Mark Humayun of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Roski Eye Institute that found it is possible to use a stem cell-based retinal implant to treat people with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration. Humayun and David Hinton of the Keck School of Medicine of USC co-invented the implant.

Los Angeles Review of Book's "Radio Hour" interviewed Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute about his new book on how feelings, rather than human rationality, are more important for cultural development. Damasio explains the role of feelings and emotions in all living creatures. Los Angeles Review of Books also published a review of Damasio's book, "The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures."

Architect Magazine featured work by Mina Chow of the USC School of Architecture to produce a documentary about the decline of America's participation in world's fairs. In "Face of a Nation," Chow examined the dwindling and ultimately elimination of federal funding for American pavilions following the Cold War and questioned the need for America's future participation.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Michael Goran of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute about the possible link between sugar and higher incidences of certain cancers among minority patients.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Safiya Noble of the USC Annenberg School about th rise of "psychographic" or behavioral social media marketing with the digital data available to advertisers.

Time quoted Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the cause of inflammation in the human body.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Norman Hollyn of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on how artificial intelligence can help film editors do their job more efficiently.

Daily Democrat quoted Gary Painter of the USC Price School on how long-term residents of communities are often partially to blame for failure to approve new housing projects.

El Pais (Spain) quoted Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how California will be impacted by a possible trade war between the United States and China.

Forbes cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues at the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the lack of gender parity among film directors for the year's highest grossing films. Buzzfeed News also cited Smith's work on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Poynter mentioned the USC Annenberg School's Selden Ring Award for investigative journalism as a Pulitzer Prize predictor. The story also mentioned coverage of the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC by the Los Angeles Times.

The Street cited comments by Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus from the USC Annenberg School, about Mark Zuckerberg's testimony at a congressional hearing regarding Facebook privacy practices.

National Review cited 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.

University Business cited comments by Kirk Brennan of the USC Admission on whether disciplinary action will impact the status of an accepted student.