USC In The News

USC In the News 7/27/2018

Los Angeles Sentinel profiled Clifford Johnson of the USC Dornsife College. Johnson appeared on panels at the 2018 Comic-Con in San Diego, released a graphic novel to introduce complex scientific concepts to lay people and served on science advisory panels for Disney's Marvel Universe films. "Sometimes working with a real scientist can help produce much more interesting storytelling than if writers are just making stuff up. A scientist can help use real science as an inspiration for that world-building, even if that world is fictional," Johnson said.

Variety and IndieWire highlighted “Breaking the Glass Frame: Women and Animation, Past, Present, Future," a symposium to be hosted at the USC Schol of Cinematic Arts in October geared towards empowering women and LGBTQ+ people in the animation industry. "This is the first collaborative event between three of the world’s most prestigious animation programs: USC’s John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, [UCLA] and [CalArts]. We hope this gathering of incredible women will inspire the next generation to break through the glass frame," said Lisa Mann of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The New York Times quoted Camille Gear Rich of the USC Gould School about an argument made by lawyers for convicted felon Brock Turner that alleges he did not intend to penetrate his unconscious female victim.

Bloomberg Quint's editorial board quoted Lon Schneider of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about whether a recent study on an Alzheimer's drug therapy is statistically significant.

Salon quoted Abby Wood of the USC Gould School about Facebook's proposal to police bad faith content with machines is likely problematic.

Refinery29 and The Insider quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about factors that may affect a person's quality of sleep, like too much sleep or alcohol consumption.

The Ringer quoted Jeff Fellenzer of the USC Annenberg School on why Los Angeles Lakers fans are loyal to Kobe Bryant.

The New York Times' "California Today" and California Healthline mentioned new lawsuits filed against a former doctor from USC's student health center.

The Hollywood Reporter noted Willow Bay is the dean of the USC Annenberg School in a profile on her husband Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney.

California Healthline, in a story about medical schools in Southern California, mentioned the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The Press-Telegram mentioned USC researchers will analyze data collected on the digital divide in the Long Beach community.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune mentioned students from the Ostrow School of USC will provide free dental screenings for low-income families in San Gabriel.

NPR Kansas City affiliate KCUR-FM 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.

VentureBeat mentioned research collaboration between the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Verge Genomics, a company dedicated to searching for drug therapies with the help of artificial intelligence.

Refinery29 cited 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.

NerdWallet quoted Brian Peck of the USC Gould School about the traditional course of trade wars.