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 11/28/2012
The Times of Israel (Israel) highlighted a two-day symposium on sexual violence during the Holocaust produced by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and Jane Fonda. The symposium included the presentation of a video assembled from the Institute’s vast archive of 52,000 testimonials from Holocaust survivors in 32 languages. Institute Director Stephen Smith spoke about the need for the symposium: “We haven’t developed the language to talk about this. We need to enable a real conversation to take place.”
CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV featured a study led by Heather Volk of the Keck School of USC finding that exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy or the first year of a child’s life has been linked to autism. “In terms of limiting air pollution exposure, right now, that’s very difficult, because we’re at the early stages of examining this relationship and understanding the underlying biology which may be apparent between air pollution exposure and autism,” Volk said. The story was also covered by NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV and ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV
CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV featured the USC Institute for Creative Technologies’ Hollywood Light Stage X. The stage is used to illuminate an actor’s face so it can be digitally recreated on a movie screen. It’s been used to produce digital characters in “King Kong,” “Avatar” and other movies. “Being a researcher, I’m primarily concerned with the technology from a scientific perspective,” said Abhijeet Ghosh of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. “But even being able to see its applications in the entertainment industry and even possibly in medical imaging... that’s exciting.”
The New York Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about California’s housing market being in recovery.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Calla Wiemer of the USC U.S.-China Institute about China’s economy.
Los Angeles Times quoted Lon Schneider, director of the USC Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Clinical Center, about a study finding a psoriasis drug may halt or reverse Alzheimer’s disease.
Los Angeles Times quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annneberg School about Huell Howser retiring from “California’s Gold.”
Los Angeles Times quoted Wendy Wood of the USC Dornsife College about eating habits. The story mentioned Wood’s research, in which moviegoers given popcorn ate just as much stale popcorn as those who ate a fresh batch.
City News Service quoted Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School about protestors arrested in front of a Walmart on Black Friday.
KCET-TV’s “SoCal Connected” interviewed Andrew Lih of the USC Annenberg School about “Cyber Monday” and various tech deals on sale this year.
CBS Radio Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM interviewed Lawrence Harris of the USC Marshall School about Mary Schapiro stepping down as head of the SEC.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about a group of “homegrown terrorism.”
CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV ran a story about crime on college campuses.
CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV ran a story about USC students protecting Tommy Trojan before the football game with UCLA.