USC in the News

USC In the News 6/14/2018

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) featured research by Stacy Smith and colleagues at the USC Annenberg School on the lack of representation of women and minorities among film reviewers on the major film review website Rotten Tomatoes. Researchers studied the reviews of the 100 top-grossing films of 2017 that were posted on the aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. The Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, IndieWire and Press Trust of India mentioned the study and noted actress Brie Larson mentioned the study's results in a speech.

NPR published a Q&A with David Beversluis of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and his medical treatment of hundreds of North African migrants while on a Doctors Without Borders mission. "Right now, there's nobody who's critical. But, you know, as the doctor here on the ship, I'm definitely concerned about ongoing attention to people's health," he said. Beversluis spoke about the different injuries migrants may endure on their way to seeking asylum.

Chicago Tribune published an analysis (originally from The Conversation) by Jeffrey Fields of the USC Dornsife College about the true meaning of nuclear nonproliferation. "While most nuclear armed states agree that nuclear weapons are only for deterrence and thus likely never to be used in war, their devastating power will always provoke fierce debate on their utility," he wrote. Fields also discussed how recent presidential administrations have addressed disarmament of America's own nuclear facilities.

Forbes highlighted the Intelligent Internet of Things Integration Consortium (I3 Consortium), partnership between the USC Viterbi School, USC Marshall School, the city of Los Angeles and others to develop AI-driven applications to better serve the city. "We’re trying to make the I3 Consortium a big tent; Los Angeles is a founding member, but we’re talking to other cities and vendors. We want lots of people to participate in the process, whether a startup or a super-large corporation," said Jerry Power of the USC Marshall School. The story also quoted Cyrus Shahabi of the USC Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center on how to collect and analyze the data.

The Independent (UK) and New Atlas featured research by Scott Kanoski of the USC Dornsife College on why the brain is sometimes able to recall details about meals, but still can forget important dates and names. The researchers found that the enteric nervous system's vagus nerve, located in the gastrointestinal tract, is known as the second brain. This system sends signals to the brain's hippocampus, responsible for creating memories, with details of the meal when it notifies the brain that the body is full.

The New York Times interviewed Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School on the differences between Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign for governor and his campaigns to be mayor of Los Angeles.

The New York Times quoted Philip Lelyveld of the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Entertainment Technology Center about the primitive nature of 3D Bitmoji by Snapchat.

Bloomberg quoted Emily Ryo of the USC Gould School about the lack of information released by the federal government on the latest wave of immigration enforcement.

Politico quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute on the strategic advantages of having American troops stationed in South Korea.

The Press-Enterprise quoted Michael Menchine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the increase in emergency room visits at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

NPR Central California affiliate KVPR-FM interviewed Kathleen Wilbur of the USC Leonard Davis School about the growing incidence of elder abuse and why it often goes unreported.

The Washington Post noted research by noted 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. Variety and Teen Vogue mentioned the study.

Los Angeles Times mentioned an investigation into a former doctor at USC's student health center. The Today Show, California Healthline and Campus Safety also mentioned the case.

Bloomberg, in a story about Facebook funding academic research, mentioned David Craig of the USC Annenberg School.

Forbes noted research by Jing Liang of the USC School of Pharmacy on a possible cure for hangovers.

The Day and The Connecticut Mirror noted a report produced by Estela Mara Bensimon and Debbie Hanson of the USC Rossier School's Center for Urban Education on the systemic inequalities for minority students at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The Toronto Sun (Canada) and Edmonton Journal (Canada) mentioned expert testimony by Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the amount of blood loss in a homicide investigation.

China Daily noted a partnership between the USC Price School and the Dalian Wanda Group on a poverty alleviation program.

EducationDive noted USC is revising its faculty evaluation process.

ConstructionDive cited results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on California voter support for a bullet train in the state.