Each year, USC programs and faculty research are highlighted in print, broadcast and online stories throughout the world. Highlights of recent news coverage are compiled by USC Media Relations.
USC in the News 7/13/2012
Forbes ran a column by Baizhu Chen of the USC Marshall School about the Chinese "tariff wall." Chen wrote that tariffs on car imports to China drive up the price of automobiles considerably, even though Chinese households aren't wealthier than American households. "It makes absolutely no sense to me that a less wealthy Chinese consumer should pay more than a much wealthier American consumer for the same American-made products," Chen wrote.
The Oregonian quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about Nike's response to troubled athletes involved in endorsement deals.
Voice of America quoted Paula Cannon of the Keck School of USC about an HIV-resistant human gene mutation that causes the virus to "fizzle out."
News at a Glance
USA Today highlighted the book "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness of the USC Dornsife College.
The New Age (New Zealand) cited a USC study finding that airtime devoted to female athletes dropped from a high of 9 percent in 1999 to 1.6 percent in 2009.
Deseret News cited research by Diane Winston of the USC Annenberg School and a colleague finding that most Americans believe media coverage of religion is too sensationalized.
DNAinfo mentioned that researchers at USC's Brain and Creativity Institute are studying "Mirrorbox," an art project that allows two people to control digital images of each other's faces.
La Opinion mentioned that Michael Brennan of the USC Gould School is among the professors working with the ACLU on a civil rights lawsuit regarding alleged assaults by sheriff's deputies.