USC in the News

USC In the News 6/28/2018

NPR highlighted research by Bradley Marianno, graduate student at the USC Rossier School, and colleagues on how the Supreme Court's decision to end agency fees for non-members of teacher's unions may impact the union's ability to bargain. The researchers examined Wisconsin and Michigan and found unions in both states lost a significant proportion of their members. One reason for the decline in Michigan, according to Marianno, was that unions also lost the ability to automatically withhold dues from paychecks, shifting enrollment from being the default to an opt-in system.

Inside Higher Ed published commentary by Stephen Aguilar of the USC Rossier School about the importance of networking. Aguilar outlined strategies and techniques that can make the practice easier for those who are apprehensive about the task and for seasoned professionals. "Hate networking? Do it anyway. Love networking? Find a way to do it better. In short, understand that networking, properly done, is vital to your success as a scholar," he wrote.

The Eastsider LA highlighted a study by Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on the levels of relative population across cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. The results come from Crosstown, a joint project of the USC Annenberg School and the USC Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center using an artificial intelligence model developed with the USC Dornsife College's Spatial Sciences Institute and collaboration with the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The story highlighted air quality in Eastside communities and noted the possible factors for why some neighborhoods had some of the worst air quality scores in the county.

The Hill quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about the legacy of Justice Anthony Kennedy and how his retirement will impact the Supreme Court. NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, KPCC-FM's "AirTalk," The San Jose Mercury-News, CBS News radio affiliates and KFI-AM interviewed Erman about Kennedy. PBS Newshour, Fox News, Yahoo, Tampa Bay Times and The Globe and Mail (Canada) quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School - also a former law clerk of Kennedy's -  about the justice's retirement.

Bloomberg quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about the corrosive nature of politics.

Gizmodo quoted Erik Seiffert of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a recent discovery of a fossil that may point to a common origin for mammals.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on the need for scholarly research on the impact of educational practices on Black girls.

Global Times (China) quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College about the misrepresentations of China's "tributary system" by Western governments.

Reader's Digest quoted Susan Lindau of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how the suicides of public figures may give permission to others.

Dallas Business Journal quoted Burghardt Tenderich of the USC Annenberg School on why companies like AT&T are trying to acquire companies that provide services other than their own.

The Virginian-Pilot quoted Martin Gunderson of the USC Viterbi School about a lab at Old Dominion University that researches possible applications for ultra-quick electrical pulses.

Sputnik News quoted Chris Kyriakakis of the USC Viterbi School's Signal and Image Processing Lab on the challenges associated with presenting live shows in globe-shaped venues.

The Washington Post mentioned litigation and court proceeding involving a former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Inside Higher Ed published commentary by Kate Kennedy of the USC Rossier School on how institutional culture needs to be examined before systemic changes can occur within an organization. Kennedy referenced a former doctor from USC’s student health center.

Smithsonian Magazine mentioned work by Adam Fincham of the USC Viterbi School to help professional surfer Kelly Slater to develop the perfect artificial wave.

KPCC-FM mentioned USC in a story about housing in Boyle Heights.

New York Post reported on the first Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to at least one woman enrolled in a finance-related graduate program at USC.

Romper cited comments by Jessica Wu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the benefits of using a cool, damp green tea bag on a child's mosquito bites.