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 11/30/2012
CNN ran an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about America’s fiscal cliff. “What we need to do is to commit today to a transition — a ramp — from our current taxing and spending policies to a more sustainable mix,” Kleinbard wrote. “The real challenge is to identify the new policies.”
KCET-TV highlighted “Occupy the Mind: Pedagogy, ‘Capitalocentrism’ and the Arts Fantasy,” a cross-disciplinary discussion at USC on the Occupy movement. Participants in the event will include Noura Wedell and A.I. Steiner of the USC Roski School and Judith “Jack” Halberstam of the USC Dornsife College, as well as students from USC’s American studies program, MFA program, and Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere MPAS program. “The idea was to get a number of individuals and institutions from the different spaces of the L.A. art world to participate in the discussions,” Wedell said. “There are not a lot of manifestations of collaboration between MA and MFA students so that was an impetus for us to all speak with each other,” Steiner added.
Voice of America featured research by Michael Goran of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, finding that Type 2 diabetes occurs 20 percent more often in countries where high-fructose corn syrup is in common use. “There is evidence that it is taken up almost exclusively by the liver where it can be repackaged as fat and contribute to fatty liver, which contributes to insulin resistance and then to diabetes,” Goran said. The study was also covered by Postmedia News (Canada).
The Washington Post quoted Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School about the declining U.S. birth rate.
The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about corporate tax breaks on foreign profits.
USA Today quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about soccer player David Beckham’s legacy.
North County Times quoted Pedro Garcia of the USC Rossier School about compensation received by Poway Unified School District Superintendant John Collins.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the TV deal being negotiated by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The New York Times cited a study by Jefferey Sellers of the USC Dornsife College identifying a global public shift to a “stronger territorial attachment” at the local level, rather than a stronger sense of global or national citizenship.
The Wall Street Journal mentioned an event at USC that included Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of the CBS Corporation.
Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding strong support for California’s environmental laws.
Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by USC student Dilveer Singh Vahali about Sikhs in the United States.
Pakistan Today (Pakistan) covered research by Heather Volk of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, linking autism with exposure to traffic pollution. The study was also covered by Discovery News and The Inquisitr.
China Daily (China) highlighted an upcoming lecture based on “Writing the South Seas: Postcolonial Literature and the Nanyang Imagination,” a book manuscript by Brian Bernards of the USC Dornsife College.
The Australian (Australia) mentioned that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently launched the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.
Los Angeles Sentinel noted that the College Bound program allows high school juniors to participate in a leadership program at the USC Marshall School.
The Huffington Post mentioned that Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center was included in hospital rankings.
Agence France-Presse noted that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is a USC alumnus.
KCET-TV noted that images for a story were provided by the USC Libraries and by L.A. as Subject, a research collective hosted by the USC Libraries.