USC In The News

USC In the News 1/4/2019

The New York Times featured research by Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College on how a cluttered home can lead to higher stress levels among women. The Times also included information on a follow-up study by Saxbe that found the women who were bothered by clutter did not experience the typical decrease in cortisol levels at the end of the day. "Clutter is in the eye of the beholder," she said. "The people who talked about it were the ones who had the cortisol response." Saxbe recorded similar results in men who do more housework in the evenings, but not as many men do housework as often as their wives. 

Los Angeles Times quoted Alan Arkatov of the USC Rossier School about the late Roberta Weintraub, a former Los Angeles school board member.

CNN quoted Jeffrey Jenkins of the USC Dornsife College on the possible implications of the concessions House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to make in order to win the nomination of her party for the speakership.

Reuters quoted Jon Pynoos of the USC Leonard Davis School about what features can help older adults age comfortably in their own homes.

Miami Herald quoted Morten Bay of the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future on how social media amplifies today's angry political environment, even when it comes to entertainment. 

EdSource quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School's Pullias Center for Higher Education about California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and how he might manage the state's higher education system. 

Fast Company cited research by Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on his theory that feelings are mental experiences of body states and humans evolved in this way as a means of survival.

Deadspin cited comments by Kyung Moon Hwang of the USC Dornsife College on whether the Olympics in South Korea actually affected long-term diplomatic relations with North Korea.

IndieWire cited research from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the lack of gender parity among film directors for the highest grossing films.

Queerty noted a study by David Traum and Ron Artstein of the USC Viterbi School and others on how a virtual reality program may help young gay men disclose their HIV status to first-time partners.

EducationDive mentioned a settlement by USC following an investigation into a former doctor at the university's student health center.