USC in the News

USC In the News 6/19/2018

The Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed by Jonathan Taplin, director emeritus of the USC Annenberg School's Annenberg Innovation Lab on the GDPR and whether the United States should follow the European Union's lead on data privacy. Taplin writes that we must rein in big technology and get our privacy back.

Tech Times featured research by Wendy Setiawan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC which revealed that diabetes is associated with a significantly higher risk – more than twice as high – of pancreatic cancer in Hispanic people and African Americans. "The risk of developing pancreatic cancer was more than twice as likely for those who developed diabetes than for those who didn't," noted Wendy Setiawan. Health Central and NBC Tucson Affiliate KVOA-TV also covered the study.

iNews (UK) featured research by Travis Langcore of the USC Dornsife College that has shown that LED lights can negatively affect wildlife. The team has developed a tool to identify shades that carry the most threats for animals. "Outdoor environments are changing rapidly and in ways that can impact wildlife species," said Longcore. 

California Healthline profiled Dean Laura Mosqueda of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dean Mosqueda is the first woman — and the first geriatrician — to lead the 133-year-old medical school. 

MIT Technology Review quoted Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School about the power of technology giants, and the distribution of data. 

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" quoted Lindsey Bier of the USC Marshall School on cultural norms, specifically regarding why Russians are not smiling during the World Cup. 

Inverse quoted Mara Mather of the USC Leonard Davis School that the cognitive cowboy hats in "Westworld" are not implausible and are an extension of brain-mapping technology we have today.

The National (in a Bloomberg story) quoted David Craig of the USC Annenberg School on Facebook supporting academic research through monetary gifts.

LAist quoted Raphael Bostic of the USC Price School about the high-cost of housing, and that it might push certain workers out of state and affect the California economy. KPCC-FM also interviewed Bostic. 

Courthouse News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the fate of the gas tax. 

The Washington Post, in a story about a professional clarinetist who filed suit against a former girlfriend, noted that Yehuda Gilad teaches at the USC Thornton School. NBC Miami affiliate WTVJ-TV, Miami Herald, and Music Times also covered the story.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a California Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development hearing to examine how sexual misconduct is reported in the medical profession. ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, Inside Higher Ed, San Diego Union-Tribune, NBC Sacramento affiliate KCRA-TV (and a second story here), Radar Online and Becker's Hospital Review also mentioned the investigation.

Glendale News Press mentioned a fundraiser for Keck Medicine of USC's Verdugo Hills Hospital.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned that Maja Mataric of the USC Viterbi School is the co-founder of a robotics start-up.

BizWomen mentioned a study by the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the demographics of movie critics.

Times of India mentioned a study by USC researchers on the health benefits associated with bearing children after age 30.

Dayton Daily News mentioned that researchers from USC collaborated on a study on the likelihood that people who felt financially constrained would talk about purchases they made with others.