USC in the News

USC In the News 5/11/2018

The Washington Post highlighted research by Sylvain Barbot of the USC Dornsife College on the fate of North Korea's nuclear testing site. "These findings make us infer that a large part of the Punggye-ri test site is inoperable and that further testing may require a substantial investment in the construction of another facility elsewhere," Barbot told The Wall Street Journal. The Week also reported on the study’s findings.

VentureBeat reported on the first-ever USC Games Expo. According to Danny Bilson of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Interactive Media and Games Division, as well as the Advanced Game Project program, have focused some of the curriculum on marketing of games and bringing creations to market. “If you understand marketing, it affects you even with your ideas for a game. If you understand that, it lets you be more thoughtful and gives you some direction in how to think about your game,” Bilson said. Classes must reflect the ever-evolving industry, he added.

Salon published commentary (originally from The Conversation) by David Craig of the USC Annenberg School and a colleague on how regulation of content on social platforms should not stifle new voices and perspectives. “Our hope is that those regulators in a position to demand that platforms behave more responsibly will not implement policy at the expense of those young online leaders harnessing these platforms for good,” they wrote.

Los Angeles Times quoted Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College on whether Spotify choosing to not promote certain artists on its platform violates those artists’ First Amendment rights.

Bloomberg quoted Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School about how SpaceX will be able to reduce costs by regularly reusing its rocket.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Nirav Mehta of the USC Marshall School about the value of relationships formed during an MBA program.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Brenda Wiewel of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School’s Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness on how norms and values are intrinsically linked to California’s homelessness issue.

CBC Radio (Canada) quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on why mandating solar panels for new housing in California may drive up housing costs.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School’s Race and Equity Center about racial prejudice on college campuses.

Inside Higher Ed and The San Jose Mercury News, in a story about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s STEM OPT (optional practical training) program, mentioned the number of participants at USC between 2004 and 2016.

CBS News noted USC will pay students up to $100 per class to take notes for the school’s disability services department.

Deadline Hollywood mentioned a partnership between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Saudi Arabia to expand filmmaking education and training for Saudi men and women.

Pacific Standard cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School’s Inclusion Initiative about the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Reader’s Digest noted Maria Shriver was the USC commencement speaker in 2012.