USC in the News

USC In the News 8/2/2018

Los Angeles Times highlighted research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti, Katherine Pieper and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the continued underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Researchers found that in the top 100 films of 2017, only 31.8 percent of speaking roles were female, a statistic that has remained virtually unchanged in the past 10 years. Only four women of color and five women over the age of 45 played leads or co-leads while only seven black men, four Asian men, four mixed-race men and two Latino men had lead or co-lead roles in the highest grossing movies (second mention here). Vice, HelloGiggles, Ozy, Essence, Paper Magazine and Elle (UK) covered the study's findings.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Glen Winn of the USC Viterbi School's Aviation Safety and Security Program about a proposal to end Transportation Security Administration screenings at small airports.

The Washington Post quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

The Scientist quoted Amy Ryan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the identification of a new lung cell.

TechRepublic quoted Jeffrey Miller of the USC Viterbi School about existing regulations regarding the testing of self-driving vehicles.

Radio Free Europe quoted Emil Sanamyan, a fellow at the USC Dornsife College's Institute of Armenian Studies, about the arrest of Armenia's former president.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story), KPCC-FM, RealClearLife, Fox News and Nature reported on faculty concerns regarding the naming of an interim president and lawsuits filed involving a former doctor at USC's student health center.

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) reported the USC Annenberg School and USC School of Cinematic Arts suspended ties with CBS Corp. executive Leslie Moonves. Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Hill, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, Huffington Post, USA Today, Fox News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter (second story here), Vulture, Deadline Hollywood (second story here), Fortune (second story here), The Wrap (second story here), City News Service and Rolling Stone.

Los Angeles Times reported on a donation Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' campaign fund made to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and the hiring of his son. USC Board Chairman Rick Caruso was quoted in the story (additional mentions here and here). Inside Higher Ed, Politico's "Playbook," City News Service and Cerritos Community News covered the story.

Time cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on the possible health benefits of intermittent fasting. Everyday Health mentioned the possible impact on the progression of multiple sclerosis.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education noted USC was ranked No. 2 on a list of the best disability friendly colleges and universities.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the Democratic challenger for Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's seat.