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 5/25/2012
The New York Times reported that Glenn Dicterow, longest-serving concertmaster for the New York Philharmonic, and Karen Dreyfus, his wife and a teacher at the Manhattan School of Music, are joining the USC Thornton School faculty. Dicterow will have served as concertmaster for a total of 34 years when he leaves after the 2013-14 season. The Wall Street Journal reported that Dicterow has been nominated for the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music. The story was also covered by McClatchy Newspapers.
Chicago Public Media station WBEZ-FM covered research by Richard Easterlin of the USC Dornsife College finding that despite China's economic growth, Chinese citizens don't report increased happiness. The story highlighted the "Easterlin paradox," the finding that happiness doesn't continually increase along with a country's average income.
The Desert Sun reported that strong winds downed a radio tower in the Coachella Valley, silencing KPSC-FM, which carries KUSC-FM programming in that area. ABC News Palm Springs, Calif., affiliate KESQ-TV also covered the story.
Los Angeles Times cited James Dolan of the USC Dornsife College about the safety of running a subway line under Beverly Hills High School.
Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about underwater mortgages.
The Sacramento Bee quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about baseball player Manny Ramirez.