USC In The News

USC In the News 12/20/2018

Daily MailFoxNews.comThe Independent and Sky News featured research by Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the fate of flying reptiles in prehistoric times. Based on fossils, Habib found a flying reptile, a Pteranodon, was killed by a shark. “Are there sharks today that hunt seabirds? Yes, there are. Is that unique or have big sharks been hunting flying creatures for millions of years? The answer is yes, they have. We now know sharks were hunting flying animals as long ago as 80 million years,” Habib said.

Smithsonian featured the discovery of an 1898 film of an African-American couple kissing by Dino Everett of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. “I told students, ‘I think this is one of the most important films I’ve come across,’” said Everett. The film was was among 25 movies recently inducted to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

BGR and ExtremeTech featured Aleksandra Korolova of the USC Viterbi School in a story about Facebook’s use of location tracking for more targeted advertising, quoting a Medium piece authored by Korolova. "And since individuals cannot meaningfully stop Facebook from inferring or using their location for advertising, they also cannot avoid such ads," said Korolova.

Wall Street Journal quoted Andrew Guzman, dean of the USC Gould School, in a story about law schools offering master’s programs for students earning degrees other than a juris doctor.

CW Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-5 via AP quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on a demonstration segment of Elon Musk's underground transporation tunnel.

Washington Post via AP quoted Dora Kingsley Vertenten of the USC Price School on a lawsuit against Facebook targeting privacy lapses.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about Facebook users deleting their accounts in response to the social media giant sharing user data with third parties.

Gothamist quoted Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College about the history of the McBurney branch of the YMCA (immortalized in the song and video “YMCA” by the Village People) and its legacy for LGBT communities.

Becker's Hospital Review quoted Timothy James (TJ) Malseed of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about how health systems gain physician buy-in on new technologies.

Energy News Network quoted G.K. Surya Prakash of the USC Dornsife College in a story about a partnership that is exploring using hydrogen to make methanol.

CNBC mentioned Leslie Saxon of the Keck School of Medicine in a report about wearable technology and health.

Los Angeles Times mentioned former USC head baseball coach Rod Dedeaux in a story about film director Penny Marshall and the making of the movie "A League of Their Own."

Pitchfork mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School in a story about the music industry's struggle to address issues raised by the #MeToo movement.

The Sentinel published an opinion piece that mentioned USC's role in an initiative to improve educational opportunities for students in South Central Los Angeles.