USC in the News

USC In the News 4/14 to 4/16/2018

The Washington Post highlighted research by Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College about new fathers who may experience postpartum depression due to a change in hormone levels. Saxbe found that fathers with dipping testosterone levels following the birth of a child were more likely to experience postpartum depression, which primarily affects new mothers.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the tax health of the United States. Following the tax reform act from 2017, it is likely conservatives will argue for cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits to pay for the larger deficit, according to Kleinbard. "Tax policy is a bore, until they come to take your Social Security and Medicare away ... Tax Day is as good as any other to reflect soberly on the price our country will pay for systematically undertaxing itself," he wrote. "Background Briefing with Ian Masters" interviewed Kleinbard about his op-ed.

The Huffington Post published a series of articles produced by USC Annenberg School students from Sandy Tolan and Mary Murphy's Reporting on the Homeless class. The four-month investigative project will continue to publish articles through 2019. The most recent topics included the female experience on Los Angeles' Skid Row, a thriving art colony, the queer youth homeless experience and community resistance to supportive housing for the homeless.

NBC News quoted Roger Clemens of the USC School of Pharmacy about advocacy and regulation to limit the amount of pesticides consumers receive on their produce.

Gizmodo quoted Albert "Skip" Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on what circumstances might lead to the future described in "Ready Player One."

Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about Las Vegas' successful sports tourism strategy.

Curbed LA quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the long-term impacts of the federal Fair Housing Act.

California Healthline quoted William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College about the justifications used during the eugenics movement in California.

Stuff (New Zealand) quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about the continued underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Glenn Melnick and Katya Fonkych of the USC Schaeffer Center on the rise of health care costs among certain providers in California.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned the USC Dornsife College's English department allows its graduates to participate in semester-long workshops on preparing for the tenure-track market.

CNN cited comments by Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on why North Korea wants nuclear weapons.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV mentioned a mural displayed outside one of the USC Annenberg School's buildings.

Yahoo mentioned USC in a story about college acceptance stories on social media.

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

Billboard mentioned 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 Grammy Awards.

Ventura County Star mentioned Jim Adams of  the USC School of Pharmacy leads a medicinal nature walk in Calabasas, CA.

The Washington Examiner mentioned student protests at USC concerning the environment.

NBC News Knoxville, TN, affiliate WBIR-TV mentioned research by Emilio Ferrara, Kristina Lerman and Adam Badawy of the Information Sciences Institute that found certain groups were more likely than others to share bot-generated fake news on social media.