USC In The News

USC In the News 7/28 to 7/31/2018

CNN published an op-ed by Scott Altman of the USC Gould School about the power of protests and boycotts and why organizers should only use these tools to call out and shame the worst elements of society. "Boycotts and shunning can have enormous moral authority. However, relying on them to settle our most difficult disagreements undercuts their authority and makes civic engagement difficult," Altman wrote. He argues that shunning a U.S. women's national soccer team player because of her religious views opposing same-sex marriage is an inefficient use of these tactics.

Bloomberg highlighted research by Antonio Bento of the USC Price School and colleagues on how the weight distribution of an automobile can affect the severity of a car crash and the fatality risk. The researchers found that if the average weight of new vehicles decline over time while the weight is more evenly distributed, there may be fewer fatalities.

USA Today highlighted Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School in a story about the value of employees who are diagnosed with schizophrenia. The author highlighted Saks' book, "The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness," and its argument that a schizophrenia diagnosis does not preclude achievement. "I knew that work, more than anything else I could do, would steady me. . . . Underestimating what people can do creates negative expectations, which is too bad because working gives most people a real sense of well-being and focus," Saks said.

Los Angeles Times quoted Costas Synolakis of the USC Viterbi School on the factors that contributed to the high death toll due to a wildfire in Mati, Greece.

Los Angeles Times quoted Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on the likely opposition to a bullet train traveling 220 miles per hour through California cities like Bakersfield, Fresno and Palmdale.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Mindy Romero of the USC Price School's California Civic Engagement Project on how to improve education in the Golden State. Her comments were solicited by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School.

STAT quoted Lon Schneider and Paul Aisen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a recent study on a drug therapy to possibly treat Alzheimer's disease.

NPR San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on the possible relationship between declining fertility rates and rising housing costs.

PopSugar quoted Lauren Green of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the basic principles to losing excess weight.

The Chronicle of Higher Education included USC on its list of universities that granted the most research doctorates in 2016.

NPR and Law.com mentioned allegations against a former doctor at USC's student health center.

The Daily Breeze noted USC has a diagnostic center for Alzheimer's disease.

McClatchy DC published commentary by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about different suggestions to fix California's educational system. He cited comments by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College on why there are so many perspectives.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the “Breaking the Glass Frame: Women and Animation, Past, Present, Future" symposium will be hosted at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in October and is geared towards empowering women and LGBTQ+ people in the animation industry.

Deadline Hollywood noted Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries received a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award.

NPR San Francisco Affiliate KQED-FM published a story produced by USC Annenberg School students on what the California dream means to Asian-Americans in the Los Angeles area.

Quartz reported on the USC Marshall School and its first MBA class to reach gender parity; 52 percent of the incoming class is women this year, compared to just 32 percent last year.

Pasadena Weekly noted an event headlined by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College focusing on his latest book, "State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future."

The New Republic cited comments by Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College about intersecting identities.

The Record covered an event with Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate and Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, as he tours California on a poetry reading tour.

The Hindustan Times (India) noted research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about the impact on diversity in the entertainment industry with the implementation of inclusion riders.