USC in the News

USC In the News 5/16/2018

Los Angeles Times published commentary by Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College about the blindspots privilege can cause when addressing racism, misogyny and other forms of discrimination. Nguyen related the story of his own confrontation with intersectionality when he was a college student. "People with good intentions are often complicit with systems of power that benefit them, including systems of white privilege, male privilege and class privilege," he wrote.

NPR featured a study by Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and colleagues that found one in five teens may have considered suicide. The researchers found that schools with higher reported levels of bullying, discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation, and fighting had higher rates of suicidal ideation. "What this means is that we can understand the phenomenon of suicidal ideation far more when we include all the school factors," Astor said. The researchers also found that schools with higher proportions of girls had higher levels of suicidal ideation.

The Hollywood Reporter featured Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College and the optioning of his book to become a feature film. Ross was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his book, "Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America." Oscar-winning produced Bruce Cohen and Chris Bremner is slated to write the screenplay.

CNN quoted Mary Victoria Marx of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the medical procedures that include embolization.

Bloomberg quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the bargaining leverage North Korea's Kim Jong Un has in the upcoming talks.

Variety quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about Live Nation's new female-focused fund.

Pacific Standard quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about the likelihood California will sue Los Alamitos for deciding to ignore the state's sanctuary laws.

Kaiser Health News quoted Frances Richmond of the USC School of Pharmacy on why it should not matter where prescription ingredients originate because every step in the supply chain must meet strict FDA safety standards.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned work by former faculty and students in the USC Games program on "Walden, a Game," which is now available on PlayStation 4.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned USC Trustee Steven Spielberg founded USC Shoah Foundation.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center. Los Angeles Times (second mention here), Inside Higher Ed, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliates KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (additional hits and teases here, here, here, here, here and here), NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV (additional hit here), CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV (additional hits here, here, here, here and here), Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV (additional hits here, here, here and here), BuzzFeed News, New York Magazine's "The Cut," Newsweek, Daily Mail (UK), New York Post, The Week and City News Service covered the investigation.

Los Angeles Daily News cited research by Rob McConnell of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the number of asthma cases in Los Angeles County that can be attributed to traffic-related pollution.

The Huffington Post cited research by Karen Van Nuys of the USC Schaeffer Center about the increasing number of copayment coupons offered by prescription drug companies.

VentureBeat covered a student project presented at the USC Viterbi School and USC School of Cinematic Arts' USC Games Expo.