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USC In the News 12/7/2018

Los Angeles Times featured research by Antonio Bento of the USC Price School and colleagues on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back fuel economy standards. The proposal relies on misleading analysis that overestimates the costs and understates the benefits of tighter regulation. "It appears federal officials cherry-picked data to support a predetermined conclusion that the clean-car standards will lead to too many highway deaths," Bento said. Yahoo News, via AFP News, Bloomberg and Grist also covered the story.

NBC News featured research by Emily Ryo of the USC Gould School and a colleague on people held in immigration detention in remote areas. Forty-eight percent of detainees were confined at least once in a facility that was more than 60 miles away from the nearest nonprofit immigration defense attorney. "The use of immigration detention in the United States has increased significantly in recent decades," Ryo said.

Voice of America featured research by USC's Center for Body Computing on the benefits and dangers of car companies adding sensors to monitor a person's vital signs while driving. The center focuses on digital health and innovation.

Telemundo National news featured USC Latino Alumni Association Director Mercy Willard, speaking about the perseverance of USC's non-traditional students like Margarita Lopez, a USC Dornsife College scholar in her 50s majoring in psychology. "Margarita is a great example of perseverance -- she is a mother of eight, including a son who has cerebral palsy and faced obstacles that could have prevented her from getting to USC, but despite these she is here," Willard said.

The New York Times, via Associated Press, quoted David Bottjer of the USC Dornsife College on the factors behind Earth's largest mass extinction 250 million years ago.

The Guardian quoted Dmitri Williams of the USC Annenberg School on the video game industry's response to the nation's political shift.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School on the downside of an asylum application.

CBS This Morning interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College on the lyrics of "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

The Washington Post and USA Today cited comments by USC Trustee Steven Spielberg on why his film "Schindler's List" is relevant on its 25th anniversary.

The Washington Post mentioned research by the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative in a story on the Golden Globe nominations.

The Economist mentioned research by Jonas Kaplan of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues in a story on why people deny facts.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV and Kaiser Health News noted that a grand jury has been convened to hear evidence against a former doctor at USC's student health center.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted the appointment of Kathryn Carrico as USC's vice president for health sciences advancement.

GIzmodo mentioned that Julien Emile-Geay of the USC Dornsife College and others organized the writing of an open letter regarding a senator being honored by a scientific society despite his record on climate change.

Spectator USA mentioned research by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College on a demographic future in which whites lose majority status by a hard-and-fast date.