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 5/4/2012
Los Angeles Times featured "The Coat," a poem by Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC Dana Gioia. The story noted Gioia is the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wired featured Yuri Gorby of the USC Dornsife College and his hometown's experience with hydrological fracturing, or "fracking," as a means of obtaining natural gas. Gorby said that more testing needs to be done before fracking can be accepted as safe. "The gases have been down there for 350 million years; they can wait another ten while we figure out exactly what we're doing," Gorby said.
Scientific American ran a column by Gerry Smith of the USC Dornsife College about the school's Guam and Palau Program. Smith wrote about the safety issues that divers face.
VentureBeat ran an op-ed by Leslie Saxon of the Keck School of USC about research at the USC Center for Body Computing where 50 people with iPhone were given a case that collects health data. People voluntarily transmitted tracings from their vital signs, and Saxon was able to diagnose a cardiac problem in a man in Mumbai from her home in Los Angeles – just by looking at a 30-second tracing. "The 21st Century version of the house call will be as far away as a smartphone," Saxon wrote.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about federal agencies demanding partial paybacks for tax breaks they distribute.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Dorian Traube of the USC Dornsife College about the continuing fascination with Nadya Suleman, aka "Octomom."
News at a Glance
Los Angeles Times mentioned a proposed lease between USC and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned an $8 million gift to create the Uytengsu Aquatics Center, named after Wilfred "Fred" Uytengsu, '83.
Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about the housing bubble of the '00s.
New York Daily News mentioned that Richard Reeves of the USC Annenberg School will be a panelist during a discussion of the 2012 presidential election.
U-T San Diego mentioned that USC's Digital Repository is a customer of Nirvanix.
The Kansas City Star mentioned that USC launched a $6 billion fundraising campaign last year.