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 5/10/2012
Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for USC Trustee Kenneth Leventhal, the namesake of the USC Leventhal School. Leventhal led a 10-year fundraising drive that raised more than $2.85 billion for USC. "Ken Leventhal was one of the giants on whose shoulders we now stand," said William Holder of the USC Marshall School, dean of the USC Leventhal School. City News Service also covered the story.
Los Angeles Times reported that USC students Matt Barkley and fellow USC football team members will travel to Haiti to build houses and transport supplies. The students were organized by Barkley's father Les to help rebuild an area devastated by a 2010 earthquake.
The Nation reviewed "War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences" by Mary Dudziak of the USC Gould School. The book argues that the U.S. is experiencing "not a time without war, but instead a time in which war does not bother everyday Americans." The book explores both the legal and political history of America and how war has become an almost permanent feature of the American experience that often goes unnoticed.
LA Business Journal featured several USC Marshall School students and alumni in their "20 in Their 20s" special. USC student Ryan Morris was featured for his clothing line Salute the Brave. Fei Xiao and Anna Sergeeva were featured for social planning company TrueRSVP, conceived while they were in the Lloyd Greif Entrepreneurship Program. Jonathan Shriftman and Jake Medwell were featured for Solé Bicycles. Kelley Coughlan and Jenn Deese were featured for Melrose PR.
El Universal (Colombia) reported on Harris Done of the Ostrow School of USC and the school's students traveling to Colombia to perform dental community service there.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) featured research by Richard Brutchey of the USC Dornsife College and USC postdoctoral researcher David H. Webber, who found a way to produce stable liquid solar cells that can be printed on clear surfaces.
Los Angeles Times quoted Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College about the role celebrities play in shaping politics.
Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about the housing market.
USA Today quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about NASCAR racer Danica Patrick.
News at a Glance
KPCC-FM's "Patt Morrison" mentioned the USC Marshall School's new MBA Oath, like a Hippocratic Oath for business leaders.
Haaretz (Israel) reported that Aimee Bender of the USC Dornsife College, author of "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake," would appear in Jerusalem in conversation with surrealist author Etgar Keret.
NPR News San Francisco affiliate KALW-FM ran a story produced as a project for the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, which are administered by the USC Annenberg School.
The Rafu Shimpo mentioned that USC will award honorary degrees to Nisei students interned by the U.S. government during World War II.
LA Observed covered the USC Annenberg School's relationship with CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California.