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 10/2/2012
The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Gov. Jerry Brown’s record as a centrist.
USA Today quoted Heidi Rummel of the USC Gould School about how children are treated in the justice system.
CNN interviewed Mina Chow of the USC School of Architecture about the humanistic importance of religious structures.
ABC News’ “World News” interviewed Richard Paulson of the Keck School of USC about the process of in vitro fertilization.
The Guardian (U.K.) quoted Oliver Mayer of the USC School of Dramatic Arts about the satiric website Hollywood & Swine.
Chicago Tribune quoted Wendy Wood of the USC Dornsife College about the usefulness of habits.
Lifehacker cited Steve Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College, about the body’s natural circadian rhythms.
Reuters quoted Sonia Michail of the Keck School of USC about the effect of probiotics on kids’ allergies.
Reuters quoted Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School about legal services for the poor.
Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about presidential candidate Mitt Romney retargeting his message toward the political center.
Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted Lucy Hood of the USC Marshall School about digital subchannels.
GlobalPost cited Mingyi Hung of the USC Marshall School about the link between China’s corporate and political sectors.
The Oakland Tribune quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the challenge of a wealthy candidate connecting with middle-class voters.
The Orange County Register cited Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about Californians leaving the state.
Entrepreneur reported that Princeton Review ranked the USC Marshall School’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as the No. 4 entrepreneurship program in the country. The story noted that half of the program’s recent graduates have launched businesses, 100 percent of which are still up and running.
The Huffington Post reported that Princeton Review included USC in its list of schools with the happiest students.
Inside Higher Ed ran an op-ed by Adrianna Kezar of the USC Rossier School and colleagues, about non-tenure-track faculty at universities, who account for 70 percent of instruction at nonprofit institutions. “Many of our colleagues among this growing category of non-tenure-track faculty experience poor working conditions and a lack of support,” Kezar and colleagues wrote. “Not only is it difficult for them to provide for themselves and their families, but their working conditions also interfere with their ability to offer the best educational experience for their students.” Kezar and colleagues have launched the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, which will open discussion on this issue between key stakeholders and experts in higher education.
The Daily Beast covered the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, established by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” interviewed Schwarzenegger about the institute and its mission to find bipartisan solutions to civic problems. “You learn things at universities, how to craft policy to solve problems, but the next step is, how do you get it done when politics gets in between?” Schwarzenegger said. Associated Press ran a photo of Schwarzenegger at the institute’s first symposium. The institute was also mentioned by San Francisco Chronicle, CBS News New York affiliate WCBS-TV, HLN, KABC-AM and ABC News Eerie, Pa., affiliate WJET-TV.
Bloomberg Businessweek ran an op-ed by Warren Bennis of the USC Marshall School about the value of non-cognitive skills, which he summarizes as character. “Without including character as an integral part of management education, we will not produce the masters of business our society, especially today, requires,” Bennis wrote.
Wired featured a presentation by Ouilang Chang, a PhD student at the USC Viterbi School, about the communications value of building a supercomputer installation on the moon. “Once the physical infrastructure backbone is laid out, I suspect it would look much like the monolith excavation site in Clarke and Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’” said Madhu Thangavelu of the USC Viterbi School, Chang’s course supervisor.
The Herald-Sun mentioned USC’s $6 billion fundraising campaign, noting that it is one of the biggest in higher education history.
CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV covered free dental services provided by the Ostrow School of USC at a four-day health clinic held at Exposition Park.
The Guardian (U.K.) cited the USC Annenberg/Los Angeles Times Poll regarding undecided voters.
The Jerusalem Post (Israel) covered a study by Kathleen Page of the Keck School of USC finding that images of food stimulate the brain’s appetite control center, creating an increased desire for food.
The Oregonian cited a study by Eric Rice of the USC School of Social Work finding that teens who sext are more likely to be having actual sex.
The Dallas Morning News ran a book review by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School, of “Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad” by David W. Lesch.
North County Times ran a column by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about how gender is treated in politics.
The News-Press mentioned that Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School has schizophrenia and won a MacArthur “genius” grant for her work in mental health advocacy.
The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that the University Kidney Research Organization partnered with the Keck School of USC to establish the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College will lecture the Clinton School.
Newsweek mentioned that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is a USC alumnus.
Pasadena Star-News ran a column by a cancer survivor who thanked Darcy Spicer and Howard Silberman of the Keck School of USC for treating her.
Indian Country Today mentioned that David Treuer of the USC Dornsife College is the son of Margaret Treuer, the first female Indian attorney in Minnesota.
NPR San Francisco affiliate KALW-FM ran a story sponsored by the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, which are administered by the USC Annenberg School.