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USC in the News 12/6/2012
Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-DT featured the $18.4 million grant from First 5 LA to the Ostrow School USC’s Community Oral Health Programs, which will be used to provide dental care and education to 46,000 disadvantaged area children. The grant will also help the Ostrow School connect South Los Angeles families with dental clinics.
The Atlantic featured Selma Holo of the USC Dornsife College, director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art. Holo was named as an inspiring mentor by USC alumna Mariana Amatullo, co-founder and vice president of Designmatters. “By the time I met Dr. Selma Holo, while earning a master’s degree in Museum Studies and Art History at the University of Southern California, I was a resolute and focused student who thought I knew where I was headed,” Amatullo said. “As it happens with extraordinary mentors, however, she guided me in entirely new directions. Dr. Holo’s mentorship and inspired approach to her own life was instrumental in helping me find purpose in my professional path.”
Southwest Riverside News Network featured the USC Casden Industrial and Office Forecast, a survey finding that Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have the highest office vacancy rates in Southern California, though industrial space is in high demand. “A building boom has begun once again in the Inland Empire and could temper the improvements in rents and vacancy rates that otherwise would have occurred,” said Tracey Seslen of the USC Marshall School.
USA Today quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the charisma of NBA player Kevin Durant.
The Nation quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about the political power of Latinos and other minorities in regards to climate change.
CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed Robert Hermanns of the USC Marshall School about the business model of the Fresh & Easy supermarket chain.
CBS Radio Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM interviewed Ayse Imrohoroglu of the USC Marshall School, author of “The Fiscal Cliff: How America Can Avoid a Fall and Stay on Top,” about the fiscal cliff.
Los Angeles Times mentioned the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission’s approved lease with USC.
NBC News Wichita, Kan., affiliate KSNW-TV covered 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.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College will be part of a panel about women’s impact on politics.
Voice of San Diego mentioned that a fountain in San Diego’s Balboa Park is a counterpart of the fountain in front of USC’s Doheny Memorial Library.
The Tribune mentioned the San Luis Obispo City Council members wore USC-related attire to say goodbye to USC alumnus and Councilman Ted Ehring.