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 5/8/2012
NPR Boston affiliate WBUR-FM featured research by USC, RAND Corporation and Towers Watson on how high-deductible health plans can reduce health care costs. The study found that families in high-deductible plans were more mindful of their care, reporting fewer visits to their health care providers. "What we don't yet know is whether the health care that was eliminated was unnecessary," said Neeraj Sood of the USC School of Pharmacy. National Journal also featured the research.
The Huffington Post highlighted USC's LGBT Student Resource Center, which sponsors social, academic and advocacy programs for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members. "The center and the LGBT affiliated student organizations have created thought-provoking events and discussions that initiate dialogue and conversation about unique student experiences," said Vincent Vigil, director of the center.
Folha de Sao Paolo (Brazil) ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal of the USC Dornsife College about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's recent courting of the Republican base in the South. Lowenthal wrote that Romney must now find positions and platforms that will appeal to voters in other regions.
The Huffington Post ran a column by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School about the recent financial crisis and how it could happen again if the public forgets its causes. "Forgetting what you were angry about in the first place turns out to be one of the abiding joys of civic amnesia," Kaplan wrote.
Associated Press quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School about a new California State University policy awarding campus presidents 10 percent raises.
Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the effects of gas prices on voters.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about airport security procedures.
News at a Glance
Inside Higher Ed mentioned that tech company 2tor helped develop online masters programs for the USC Rossier School and the USC School of Social Work.
The Orange County Register cited a study by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and John Pitkin of USC's Population Dynamics Research Group, estimating that California's population will grow at a much slower rate than previously predicted.
Scientific American ran a column by USC student Madison Swayne about the USC Dornsife College's Guam and Palau Program and research on decompression sickness.
Associated Press reported on a gas leak and fire that was put out on the USC campus.