USC in the News

USC In the News 12/12/2018

Scientific American featured research by Scholastica Cruz of the USC Dornsife College in a story about undocumented scientists affected by changes to DACA. Cruz studies the language used in standardized exams and tests comprehension in two socioeconomic groups. "I got into neuroscience because I wanted to be able to read my dad’s MRI scans," Cruz said.

Houston Chronicle, via The Conversation, published commentary by Lisa Bitel of the USC Dornsife College on Santa Claus. Bitel cautions against reading accounts of saints' lives as factual history. But the earliest stories of St. Nicholas seem to correlate with histories and church documents of the period, Bitel wrote.

Voice of San Diego featured research by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on 2017 U.S. Census survey data. Myers estimated that 46 percent of San Diegans were born in California. "It's a city of transplants --  it was -- but increasingly it's becoming homegrown," Myers said.

Santa Monica Daily Press featured research by Jon-Patrick Allem of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on electric scooters. The study found that 6 percent of Bird's posts on Instagram featured people wearing helmets or other protective gear. "People learn behaviors by looking at what their peers are doing," Allem said.

CNBC quoted Gary Painter of the USC Price School on short-term rental services.

Pop Sugar quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on OTC sleep aids.

BuzzFeed News quoted John Van Horn of the USC Institute of Neuroimaging and Informatics on medical exams of U.S. diplomats involved in the Cuba "sonic attack."

Los Angeles Times quoted Rob Saltzman, professor emeritus of the USC Gould School, on officer-related shootings.

MarketPlace.org interviewed Safiya Noble of the USC Annenberg School on algorithms and bias.

Harvard Gazette quoted Giorgia Quadrato of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on neurological disease.

Arutz Sheva quoted Jonathan Aronson of the USC Annenberg School on the working class and elected officials.

The New York Times, via Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV and International Business Times covered new developments in an investigation into a former doctor at USC's student health center.