USC in the News

USC In the News 6/29/2018

The Washington Post featured research by Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College on the ecological impact of light pollution and particularly the impact of modern LED lighting. Longcore and his co-authors studied a variety of different types of lights as well as different hues and found that blue-tinted LEDs are the most damaging to wildlife. “When you add the potential for sky glow, the scattering of the light, and the human response of circadian disruption,” said Longcore, it becomes “very clear that lamps that have less blue in them are going to have on average less impact.” Longcore went on to describe that the best scenario would be for humans to use just enough light to travel safely at night.

Idaho Press published an op-ed, originally posted to The Conversation, by Jon-Patrick Allem of Keck Medicine of USC on his recent research finding that the JUUL vaping device is popular among kids as a way to sneak nicotine during the school day. Allem uses surveys of content posted to Twitter in his research and found that 1 in 25 posts about the use of the JUUL device was indicative of use while at high school, middle school or elementary school.

Nieman Lab featured an excerpt from a new book entitled "Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear" by Mike Ananny of the USC Annenberg School. Ananny explores the definition of a free press and how that may need to change to suit evolving societal needs. "Contrary to the dominant historical myth in the United States, I argue that press freedom should not be seen simply as journalists’ freedom to write and publish. Rather...it is what people think press freedom should mean and how people have arranged people and power to achieve that vision," Ananny writes.

Treehugger quoted Brad Spellberg of Keck Medicine of USC on the negative societal impact of the misuse of antibiotics.

Newsmax quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how Mitt Romney may or may not fulfill the desires of more mainstream conservative voters.

Gizmodo quoted Erik Seiffert of Keck Medicine of USC on the implications of the discovery of a 55 million year old fossil.

LAist quoted Tyan Parker Dominguez of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on the physiological results of social stress and the ways this stress can impact pregnancy among black mothers.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education quoted Shaun R. Harper of the USC Rossier School's Center of Race and Equity on the impact of Melvin C. Terrell's work and on the value of a new book in the Festschrift tradition celebrating Terrell's retirement by examining his academic work.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting quoted Joel Hay of the USC Schaeffer Center on the likelihood that cannabinoids would be profit drivers for pharmaceutical companies.

The Woodland Daily Democrat quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on the efforts of Democratic party members to hold off the confirmation of a conservative Supreme Court justice.

The Washington Post cited research by the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the imbalance of genders among film critics as inspiration for a new project wherein The Post examines over 900 films and the ratings differences between male and female critics. The Washington Post cited the research in another article here.

The Washington Post published a book review by Jill Leovy, senior fellow at the USC Annenberg School's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy of the book "Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration" by Alfredo Corchado.

Inside Higher Ed noted that the USC Shoah Foundation is an example of preservation of important archival media.

The Economist cites comments by Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School on the possible impacts of artificial intelligence on the distribution of information and power on the internet.

Minneapolis Star Tribune cited research by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School's Roybal Institute on the rates of Alzheimer's among Latinos.

Concord Monitor mentioned that USC identified evidence of a rare mosquito-borne disease in the blood test of a man from New Hampshire.

The Street cited comments in U.S. News by Samia Rafeedie of Keck Medicine of USC clarifying the difference between physical and occupational therapies.

Women's Wear Daily noted that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is opening a store at USC Village.

SC Now ran a photo from 2011 in which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy participated in a Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles representation of Hamlet's trial on USC's campus.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education noted Laura Mosqueda was named dean of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Cleveland Jewish News noted that The Survivor Memory Project in Cleveland relies on content and technology developed by the USC Shoah Foundation's New Dimensions in Testimony project.