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USC in the News 7/26/2012
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured USC's success in the Olympic games. "A USC athlete has won a gold medal in every single Summer Games since 1904," said Oxford professor and USC alumnus Walter Ladwig. Ladwig attended a reception for USC athletes and alumni yesterday, hosted by the USC Alumni Club of London. Since 1904, USC has had roughly 400 Olympians and won 123 gold, 78 silver and 61 bronze medals. Thirty-nine Trojans will compete in the London 2012 Olympics. "I came out of USC, and we train hard and we fight on," said USC alumna and Olympic sprinter Carol Rodriguez. KNBC also ran a blog post and Storify summary highlighting the reception.
Los Angeles Review of Books ran a podcast featuring "A People's Guide to Los Angeles" by Laura Pulido and Laura Barraclough of the USC Dornsife College and USC alumna Wendy Cheng. The podcast follows Pulido and Cheng on a walking tour of sites from the book, as they explain each locale's significance to L.A. cultural history. "There's a lot of tour guides that don't go beyond the West Side," Pulido said. "There's nothing about south L.A. or east L.A. ... so we really wanted to highlight all parts of the county."
Discovery News featured research by Sergio Sanudo-Wilhelmy of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues, finding that "vitamin deserts" in the ocean have an effect on plankton levels. "This is another twist to what limits life in the ocean," Sanudo-Wilhelmy said. International Business Times and ScienceDaily also featured the study.
ScienceDaily featured research by Veronica Setiawan of the Keck School of USC finding that women who give birth at age 40 or older have a decreased risk of endometrial cancer compared with those who give birth to their last child before 25. The study found that risk for the common gynecological cancer begins to decrease after age 30. "This study shows an important protective factor for endometrial cancer, and when the exact mechanism by which it protects women from getting the disease is known, it can help our understanding of how endometrial cancer develops and thus how to prevent it," Setiawan said.
The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about rhetoric in the 2012 presidential race.
Los Angeles Times quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about criminal charges brought against a paparazzo who allegedly chased singer Justin Bieber in a high-speed pursuit.
Los Angeles Times quoted Lee Epstein of the USC Gould School about retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Inside Higher Ed quoted Megan Wang, USC associate director of international recruitment, about recruiting students in China.
Bloomberg News quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College on how voters view the economy in relation to the presidential race.
News at a Glance
Sports Illustrated listed Alan Abrahamson of the USC Annenberg School as a "must-follow" person on Twitter for news about the 2012 Olympics.
Kotaku covered a project at USC School of Cinematic Arts' Interactive Media Division and the USC Viterbi School's GamePipe Laboratory, in which students are developing a virtual reality space similar to the holodeck in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
The Nation mentioned a conference the magazine co-sponsored with USC on the role of the journal of opinion.
Newsday reviewed "Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox," a biography on Marilyn Monroe by Lois Banner of the USC Dornsife College.
Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV mentioned the deaths of two USC students.
KCET-TV cited an op-ed by James Moore of the USC Viterbi School about public transportation in Los Angeles. The story also ran a photo from USC Libraries' digital archive.
Associated Press stated that USC commissioned actor Denis O'Hare and writer Lisa Peterson to pen a play about the Bible.