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 12/1 to 12/3/2012
Los Angeles Times featured the Keck School of USC’s new online graduate program, which is set to begin this spring. The public health program is the first of its kind at the medical school, the story stated. It was developed “to address the growing need for educated public health professionals in the U.S. and worldwide,” said Louise Rohrbach of the Keck School of USC. Students can choose from different focuses, including biostatistics, epidemiology, global health leadership, and health education and promotion. “We have developed a program with a flexible format that offers a rigorous learning experience, state-of-the-art educational technology and instructional techniques, and personalized mentorship,” said Shubha Kumar of the Keck School of USC.
United Press International featured a $18 million grant from First 5 LA to the Ostrow School of USC, which will be used to provide dental care and education to 46,000 disadvantaged area children. The grant will promote health education, assist families that enroll in insurance programs, and contribute to the operation of two community dental clinics. Roseann Mulligan of the Ostrow School of USC said that it’s especially important to help children and their families find “dental homes” — affordable dental offices that families will visit regularly for care and prevention.
Truthdig ran a column by Richard Reeves of the USC Annenberg School about women’s role in modern American culture. He wrote that women now play larger roles in society than ever before. “Part of my perspective on all this comes from teaching at a great university, the University of Southern California,” Reeves wrote. “In a Masters-level journalism course, I looked out at the class last week and counted heads: 33 of 40 students are women.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Jerome Lucido of the USC Rossier School about high school class rank and how the measure is viewed by college admissions departments.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School about the public’s need for affordable legal services.
Los Angeles Times quoted Peter Westwick of the USC Dornsife College about NASA’s past publicity campaigns.
Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Taylor of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the use of the Academy Awards as a marketing tool.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the GOP’s plans for making a comeback in California.
CBS Radio Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM’s “KNX Business Hour” interviewed USC Marshall School Dean James Ellis about the fiscal cliff.
Al Jazeera quoted Josh Lockman of the USC Gould School about Israel’s reaction to Palestine’s new United Nations status.
San Francisco Examiner quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about efforts to reform California’s initiative system.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the impact of college sports teams winning championships.
U-T San Diego quoted Sivaramakrishnan Siddarth of the USC Marshall School about movie theaters offering luxury features in order to charge customers more.
KCRW-FM interviewed G. Alexander Moore of the USC Dornsife College, Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School and Richard Chase, professor emeritus of the USC Marshall School, about holiday shopping.
KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed David Cruz of the USC Gould School about a lawsuit involving gay conversion therapy.
KPCC-FM interviewed Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about the U.S. population and illegal immigrants.
The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about former President Bill Clinton’s popularity.
The Miami Herald quoted USC Marshall School doctoral student Yeri Cho about the value of saying thank you to one’s boss.
The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about California’s freshman class of legislators.
San Jose Mercury News quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about the mortgage interest tax deduction.
La Opinion quoted Juan de Lara of the USC Dornsife College about a lawsuit filed against a Riverside Wal-Mart by its workers.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is chairman of the Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Jewish Press mentioned Katzenberg has been honored for his philanthropy, which includes gifts to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, and serves on the USC School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors. Los Angeles Times ran a second story.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that USC faculty members were part of a task force that analyzed the Los Angeles Fire Department’s response times.
Los Angeles Times mentioned the Pac-12 cable channel that features USC sports.
United Press International covered research by Michael Goran of the Keck School of USC and colleagues finding a link between high-fructose corn syrup consumption and diabetes. CTV News (Canada) and NewsPoint Africa (South Africa) also covered the study.
International Business Times highlighted the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab’s Twitter sentiment analysis tool, and quoted Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School about offensive speech on Twitter.
Business Insider ran a column by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about an ad war between Airbus and Boeing.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, mentioned that Francesca Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint Eastwood, is a USC student.
KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” reported that a rain gauge on the USC campus recorded 5.77 inches of rain yesterday.