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 7/21 to 7/23/2012
The Hollywood Reporter ranked the USC Gould School the No. 2 entertainment law school in the country. The story stated that the school upped its profile in 2009 by hiring John Schulman of the USC Gould School, former Warner Bros. general counsel, to lead the entertainment law program. "My goal is to expose students to what lawyers in entertainment actually do," Schulman said. An expansive alumni network helps students find jobs at studios and networks, the story stated.
Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about the need to invest in California's younger generation. Myers wrote that California has a large native-born population, and a large generation gap. He added that the best policy would be to invest in education for the state's younger generations, regardless of race and ethnicity. "Who will we be looking to in the next decade to shore up California's housing market, workforce and tax base?" Myers wrote. "They will overwhelmingly be the children of immigrants now in our schools."
SBS (South Korea) featured the Network of Korean-American Leaders (NetKAL), organized by the USC Center for Asian-Pacific Leadership at the USC School of Social Work. Korean Consul General Yeon-sung Shin hosted a NetKAL legacy dinner to recognize the fellowship program, now in its sixth year of promoting civic leadership among successful mid-career Korean-American professionals. The story was also covered by MBC (South Korea), Korea Daily and The Korea Times (South Korea).
The Guardian (U.K.) ran an excerpt from the Marilyn Monroe biography "Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox," written by Lois Banner of the USC Dornsife College. The piece analyzes Monroe's contradictions, noting that she embodied a male fantasy while also being a self-made woman — a proto-feminist. "She was a genius at self-creation and made herself into an actress and a star," Banner wrote. "She formed her own production company, she fought the moguls to a standstill, and she publicly named the sexual abuse visited on her as a child: a major — and unacknowledged — feminist act." St. Louis Post-Dispatch reviewed the book.
KPCC-FM featured a study by Marguerite DeLiema of the USC Davis School and colleagues, finding that abuse of Spanish-speaking seniors is more common than previously thought. The study found that 40 percent of Spanish-speaking elders reported being abused or neglected in the last year; less than 2 percent reported the abuse to authorities. DeLiema said that Latino immigrants may underreport mistreatment. "It's ... limited English proficiency, and they're secluded in these ethnically homogeneous neighborhoods that are cut off from a lot of the services that they need to get help from others," she said.
KPCC-FM's "Off-Ramp" featured USC research finding that a vitamin B deficiency could influence how plankton grow. The researchers traced B vitamins in different depths of water along the California coast to Baja Mexico. They suspect the vitamins play a role in influencing the toxic algae blooms known as red tides. The team also plans to research B vitamin cycles in Hawaii.
NBC News Orlando, Fla., affiliate WESH-TV cited a list by HerCampus.com that featured USC as the top university with an outstanding Olympics tradition and accolades.
Los Angeles Times quoted Leo Braudy of the USC Dornsife College about the influence of World War I on art.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about rhetoric in the presidential race after the shootings in Aurora, Colo.
The Guardian (U.K.) cited Manuel Castells of the USC Annenberg School about society's "informed bewilderment" related to the Internet.
Chicago Tribune quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the mass shootings at a Colorado movie theater.
Associated Press quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the security surrounding airport food delivery.
KPCC-FM interviewed Thomas Lyon of the USC Gould School about a new car seat ruling that could affect California parents.
News at a Glance
KPCC-FM's "Off-Ramp" highlighted the "Easterlin paradox," named after Richard Easterlin of the USC Dornsife College, which indicates that happiness doesn't continually increase along with a country's average income.
Buisiness Insider ran a column by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the Pennsylvania State University scandal involving Jerry Sandusky and how cover-ups can damage a brand