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USC in the News 11/20/2012
United Press International featured a program available to USC students who want help quitting smoking. Carlin Daley of the Ostrow School of USC said that occupational therapists are available at little or no cost for students enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. They can also help students with issues like time management, life balance and coping with headaches. “Occupational therapists are very client-centered, so we’re going to work toward whatever your goals are,” Daley said.
Nature reviewed “On Computing” by Paul Rosenbloom of the USC Viterbi School. “‘On Computing’ is an unusual, and welcome, mix of conventional academic text and personal odyssey,” the review stated, adding that “this book offers an innovative set of tools that could kick-start debate and research on the future structure of the sciences.”
The Huffington Post ran an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about Congress trying to address the fiscal cliff. “Watching the process is like a seat at a performance by a clumsy Houdini, who thrills his audience a little too much when he binds himself in chains and then tries to escape while holding his breath underwater,” Kleinbard wrote.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV ran a column by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School suggesting the biggest political turkeys of 2012. Jeffe wrote of Mitt Romney: “the erstwhile GOP nominee for President not only managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but is now being shunned by his own party for continuing to ‘get it’ politically wrong.”
NBC News San Francisco affiliate KNTV-TV featured research by USC Davis School postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Ailshire and colleagues, finding that elderly people do worse on thinking tests if they live in areas with high air pollution. The study as also covered by CBS News Lewisburg, Va., affiliate WVNS-TV; Telemundo Linden, N.J., affiliate WNJU-TV; and Fox News Providence, R.I., affiliate WNAC-TV.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about mortgage interest deductions.
Politico quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College on how demographic shifts and factored into the 2012 presidential campaign.
The Star-Ledger ran a Q&A with David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the University of Maryland and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, being added to the Big Ten.
KCET-TV’s “SoCal Connected” interviewed Josh Lockman of the USC Gould School about the Israel/Gaza conflict.
CBS News Sacramento, Calif., affiliate KOVR-TV mentioned that USC has most international students of any U.S. university, for the 11th year in a row. The story was also covered by NBC News Indianapolis affiliate WTHR-TV.
Los Angeles Times reported that the Joulu Pipparkakor recipe submitted by Sean Early of the USC Rossier School was a winner of the L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off.
“The Doctors” cited a study by Victoria Cortessis of the Keck School of USC and a colleague, which found a link between marijuana use and testicular cancer.
MundoFox Los Angeles affiliate KWHY-TV covered research by Mark Latonero and Geoffrey Cowan of the USC Annenberg School and colleagues, finding that Latinos and African-Americans are more likely to be victims of sex trafficking through the increased used of social media and mobile technology. Azteca America’s “Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres” also covered the research.
NBC News Chicago affiliate WMAQ-TV covered research by Eric Rice of the USC School of Social Work and colleagues, finding that teens with smart phones are more likely to have sex.
La Opinion mentioned a USC conference on human trafficking.
Voice of San Diego cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll regarding California voters’ willingness to compromise.
San Mateo County Times mentioned a free afterschool program started at USC that teaches elementary school children science and engineering.
Science Codex covered a study by Michael Cousineau of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, finding that Californian children are more likely to be uninsured than children nationwide.
ScienceDaily reported that Katrina Edwards of the USC Dornsife College will speak at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting about life beneath the sea floor.
ABC News Palm Springs, Calif., affiliate KESQ-TV mentioned a lawsuit against USC.
American Public Media’s “Marketplace” noted that the station and the USC Annenberg School are seeking people born on Inauguration Day to discuss how their lives have changed since a president was sworn in.