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 11/16/2012
Los Angeles Times featured the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, finding that Californians strongly support the state’s efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but are sharply divided on the state relaxing requirements for environmental reviews. Roughly 32 percent of respondents said a cap-and-trade plan to limit emissions is a “job-killing tax,” while 63 percent said that California should reward green companies. Los Angeles Times noted that Californians report suffering from a poor economy, with 35 percent saying that a job loss affected them or their families in the past year, and 47 percent saying that they or a family member delayed a major purchase.
South China Morning Post (China) reported that USC has the most international students of any U.S. university, according to a new report from the Institute of International Education. La Opinion also covered the story.
Business Insider included USC on a list of the 50 Best Colleges in America, noting that USC ranked No. 24 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual university rankings. “The University of Southern California has a remarkable international program (study abroad, international internships, exchanges, etc.) that boosts the students’ understanding of the world,” a survey respondent said.
Latino California reported that USC student Suemy Gonzales and her group Trio Ellas are nominated for a Latin Grammy. Their album “Con Ustedes ... Trio Ellas” was produced by Andy Abad of the USC Thornton School, with artwork by USC student Matias Mora. Gonzales studies vocals and violin in the USC Thornton School’s Popular Music Program. The news was also covered by EFE (Spain).
SmartPlanet ran a Q&A with John Monterosso of the USC Dornsife College about the degree to which people are responsible for their actions. He discussed an experiment he conducted in which people were given examples of bad behavior, with the cause explained as being either biological or personality-based. People tend to be more forgiving if the cause is biological, Monterosso said.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Mark Bolas of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about Nintendo’s new Wii U touch screen controller.
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” interviewed Sean Nordt of the Keck School of USC about health risks related to 5-Hour Energy drinks.
BBC News (U.K.) interviewed Leslie Saxon of the Keck School of USC about the use of mobile technology in health monitoring.
NPR News interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about declines in Republican Party voter registration in California.
KCET-TV’s “SoCal Connected” interviewed Estela Bensimon of the USC Rossier School about the challenges facing Californian higher education.
The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about California budget cuts.
The Desert Sun quoted Michael Brennan of the USC Gould School about people who commit serial crimes.
Voxxi quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Gov. Jerry Brown’s successful campaign to pass Proposition 30.
Los Angeles Daily News quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about political robocalls.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that USC experts contributed to a task force report which found that the Los Angeles Fire Department used inaccurate data in staffing decisions.
The Malay Mail (Malaysia) covered research by Berokh Khoshnevis of the USC Viterbi School on how Contour Crafting technology could be used to construct lunar bases and affordable, quick-to-assemble housing for the world’s poor.
The Huffington Post covered research by Mariana Stern of the Keck School of USC finding that consumption of pan-fried meat is linked with a higher prostate cancer risk.
L.A. Weekly highlighted a krump dance performance that was held as part of Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Attorney General Kamala Harris will attend a symposium at USC about human trafficking.
The Sacramento Bee ran an op-ed which stated that Gov. Jerry Brown should meet with Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College to discuss the state of affairs in California.
The Desert Sun highlighted an upcoming talk by Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on counter-terrorism.
The Orange County Register highlighted a lecture by Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College on the 2012 election results.
FishbowlLA ran a story about KUSC-FM’s listenership.
India-West reported that the USC Trojan Bhangra Team performed at an event celebrating the South Asian Network’s 22nd anniversary.
The Indian Express (India) mentioned the screening of several international documentaries at the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Ray Stark Family Theatre.