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 3/14/2012
News & World Report featured several USC schools and programs
in its 2013 edition of "Best Graduate Schools." The USC Division of
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy was ranked No. 1 in
Occupational Therapy, rising from No. 3 last year; and the USC Division
of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy was ranked No. 1 in Physical
Therapy for the ninth consecutive year. The USC Price School was ranked
No. 4 for Health Policy and Management; No. 6 in Public Affairs, up
from No. 7 last year; No. 6 for Public Management Administration; No. 7
for City Management and Urban Policy; No. 7 for Nonprofit Management;
No. 9 in Social Policy; No. 12 for Public Policy Analysis; and No. 21
for Public Finance and Budgeting. The USC Rossier School was ranked No.
7 for Higher Education Administration, No. 8 in terms of Largest
Education Programs, No. 11 for Education Administration and
Supervision, and No. 15 among Best Education Schools. The USC Marshall
School was ranked No. 7 for International, No. 7 for Accounting, No. 8
for Best Part-Time M.B.A. program, No. 10 in Entrepreneurship, No. 10
among Executive M.B.A. programs, and No. 21 for Best Business Schools.
The USC Roski School was ranked No. 8 in Multimedia/Visual
Communications; and No. 36 for Fine Arts, up from No. 37 last year. The
USC School of Pharmacy was No. 10 in Pharmacy, up from 15 last year.
The USC School of Social Work ranked No. 11 in Social Work. The USC
Viterbi School ranked No. 12 among Best Engineering Schools, and No. 20
for Computer Science. The USC Gould School was No. 18 among Best Law
Schools. The USC Dornsife College ranked No. 18 in Clinical Psychology.
The Keck School of USC was No. 34 for Best Medical Schools: Research,
up from No. 36 last year. U.S. News & World Report also quoted USC
Marshall School graduate student Celeste Ortiz, who said that she chose
to attend the Marshall School because of "the highly relevant,
theme-based curriculum; the exceptional quality of the professors; and
the diverse student population that is characteristic of Los Angeles."
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EFE (Spain) reported that Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School spoke at the 10th anniversary of the Barcelona Media Foundation. Kaplan said that television has surpassed film as a transformative cultural outlet. "It's strange, because television was supposed to have died, and if you were a TV writer it was like having plague, and now it's almost the opposite," he added. The story noted that Kaplan is the founder of the Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center, which analyzes the social impact of entertainment media.
Technology Review quoted Shrikanth Narayanan of the USC Viterbi
School about a universal translator being developed by Microsoft. Time
Business Times also cited Narayanan.
Houston Chronicle quoted Robert Kirkland of the USC Price School about U.S. military attaches.
KCRW-FM interviewed Morley Winograd of the USC Annenberg School about a viral video decrying Ugandan militia leader Joseph Kony, and its popularity among millennials.
The Huffington Post cited Anne Peters of the Keck School of USC about diagnosing diabetes.
Science News quoted Emily Liman of the USC Dornsife College about genetic glitches that prevent some carnivores from tasting sweetness.
The Root quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about cult films.
Post-Bulletin cited Michael Goran of the Keck School of USC regarding high-fructose corn syrup.
News at a Glance
Philadelphia Inquirer stated that USC is one of several
universities that offer grants to unpaid-internship applicants with
demonstrated financial need.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV mentioned a Woody Guthrie celebration that will be held at USC.
Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV mentioned that Patrick Lynett and Jose Borrero of the USC Viterbi School are working with the state of California to study past tsunami data and project how tsunamis could affect the coast.
Hawaii Reporter reported that Mike Chinoy of the USC U.S.-China Institute a will host a screening at University of Hawaii at Manoa of his documentary "Assignment: China — The Week That Changed the World."
Grand Forks Herald highlighted a lecture by David Treuer of the USC Dornsife College about his new book, "Rez Life."
The Trentonian mentioned a Holocaust education curriculum created in part by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.
O.C. Weekly highlighted Jody Agius Vallejo of the USC Dornsife College, named one of being one of OC Metro's "20 Women To Watch" for her research on Mexican immigrant integration.
The Lexington Herald-Leader mentioned that Larry Livingston of the USC Thornton School will conduct an upcoming student orchestra performance in Indianapolis.
Bloomberg News noted that last year, USC issued "century bonds," which mature in a hundred years.