USC In The News

USC In the News 11/16/2018

Time published an essay by Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College on immigration. The piece argues for a more inclusive vision of America that allows for the fact that criticism can coexist with a love of country.

The Washington Post published an op-ed by Abigail Rasminsky of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on kindness. Rasminsky and her daughter baked cookies for firefighters in West Los Angeles. "As I watched my daughter run into the fire station, it felt like the most human -- and humane -- thing to do," she wrote.

Los Angeles Times featured a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll showing that Democrats and Trump opponents are significantly happier about the midterm election than are Republicans and Trump voters. Asked to rank their reaction to the congressional election results, voters who said they cast ballots for the Democrats were, on average, 26 points more positive than were Republican voters.

Inside Higher Ed featured research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College in "State of Resistance." The book contends that California offers a glimpse into America's future. By the middle of this century, the demographics in the U.S. will largely mirror those of today's California, according to Pastor.

Everyday Health featured research by Wendy Setiawan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues on the risk of cancer mortality for Latino immigrants. Researchers examined data on cancer deaths from first-generation immigrants as well as second- and third-generation Mexican-Americans born in the United States. "Diet, lifestyle, and environmental changes as individuals become more acculturated to the American way of life may contribute to these higher rates among the third-generation immigrants," Setiawan said.

Salon featured studies by Safiya Noble of the USC Annenberg School on Google's blind spots regarding search results. The information in those results is manipulated through an algorithm, according to Noble. "Certain kinds of industries or ideologies can wholesale take over keywords and identities and communities," she said.

Albany Times Union quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on armed personnel in schools.

San Luis Obispo Tribune quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

BBC Radio 5 Live interviewed Travis Longcore of the USC School of Architecture  and the USC Dornsife College on the California wildfires.

The Daily Beast mentioned research by the USC School of Pharmacy and colleagues on how to handle a hangover.

PolitiFact mentioned a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finding that 53 percent favored and 29 percent opposed California's sanctuary state legislation.

New Republic mentioned Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School as the Supreme Court's go-to scholar on Fourth Amendment matters.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted that William G. Tierney of the USC Rossier School was retiring as a professor and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education.

Fox Los Angeles affiliate KTTV mentioned that USC students protected a wrapped Tommy Trojan for Rivalry Week.

American Bar Association Journal mentioned that Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School is a member of Checks and Balances, which aims to spur debate on Trump administration policies.