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 12/5/2012
Los Angeles Times reported on a potential partnership between USC and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett stated that preliminary discussions are underway regarding a possible partnership that would enhance the missions of both institutions. The article highlighted USC’s $6 billion fundraising campaign, the USC Fisher Museum of Art and the USC Roski School. The story also noted that philanthropist Wallis Annenberg serves on both the USC and MOCA boards.
Los Angeles Times featured research by Dana Goldman of the USC Price School and the USC School of Pharmacy and colleagues, finding that while new immigrants to the United States from Mexico have much lower rates of diabetes than those living here, many of the diabetics among them are undiagnosed. The longer immigrants are in the U.S., the more likely they are to be diagnosed and treated, the study found. This counterbalances the idea that newly arrived Mexican immigrants are susceptible to more health risks as they move to the United States.
LatinoLA featured a new internship program between the USC Annenberg School and Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-DT. Students will work in a professional newsroom, pitching and writing stories and collaborating on research. “USC Annenberg students will now have an opportunity to work in both Spanish and English with the nation’s top local broadcast and news operations as it continues to expand both its coverage and use of new media technologies,” said Felix Gutierrez of the USC Annenberg School, who teaches a course on Latino news media. “We at USC Annenberg are thrilled that these fortunate students will have an extraordinary opportunity to work with one of the most vibrant media companies in the world,” added Geneva Overholser of the USC Annenberg School.
National Journal featured research by Dana Goldman of the USC Price School and the USC School of Pharmacy and colleagues, finding that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act could actually raise insurance premiums despite insurers competing with one another. “In financial markets, we ask if banks are too big to fail. When it comes to health care, perhaps we should ask if insurers are too small to succeed,” Goldman said. Mother Jones also covered the research.
Los Angeles Times quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School about a streetcar project planned for downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times quoted Marc Cooper of the USC Annenberg School about a freelance photographer in New York who took a picture of a man about to be fatally struck by a subway train.
Press TV (Iran) interviewed Juan de Lara of the USC Dornsife College about immigrants in California.
Bloomberg News quoted Diana Ramos of the Keck School of USC about hyperemesis gravidarum, the extreme form of morning sickness suffered by British royal Kate Middleton.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that experimental composer John Cage studied at USC under composer Arnold Schoenberg.
Inside Higher Ed noted that Adrianna Kezar of the USC Rossier School leads the Delphi Project, which seeks to improve working conditions for non-tenure-track faculty. The story quoted Kezar about adjuncts in higher education.
Inside Higher Ed mentioned the graduation rates of USC athletes.
TVNewser mentioned that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launched the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy earlier this year.
Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV covered research by Michael Goran of the Keck School of USC and colleagues finding a link between high-fructose corn syrup consumption and global obesity rates.
Univision Denver affiliate KCEC-TV covered research by Heather Volk of the Keck School of USC finding a link between autism and air pollution. Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV also covered the study.
Press Trust of India (India) mentioned that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner spoke to a USC School of Cinematic Arts class on censorship.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV mentioned that a USC orchestra and choir performed with singer Barry Manilow at a Christmas tree lighting celebration last week.
CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV mentioned that Los Angeles’ newest district attorney, USC alumna Jackie Lacey, was sworn in at USC’s Galen Center.
KCET-TV ran photos of the Mount Wilson Observatory from the USC Libraries’ USC Digital Library.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV profiled the USC Ice Girls.