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 12/13/2012
ABC News featured research by USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration finding that naturalizing eligible immigrants could boost the U.S. economy by at least $37 billion to $52 billion. As citizens, immigrants would see their earnings increase and enhance the economy as they spent more, the center found. "With citizenship comes more U.S.-specific investment in job preparation, better matching between employers and employees and an enhanced ability to shift between jobs," the report stated.
Latino California featured a partnership between Univision and the USC Annenberg School that allows USC students to train in a real newsroom. Felix Gutiérrez of the USC Annenberg School said the internships will better prepare students for journalism careers. "They worked with professionals to grow their experience and prepare themselves to be a part of the media, which is continuously growing and targets Latinos in the United States and around the world," Gutiérrez said. The story featured USC students Gustavo Gutiérrez, Anabell Romero, Salomon Fuentes and Roxana Ontiveros.
O.C. Weekly highlighted "Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class" by Jody Agius Vallejo of the USC Dornsife College. The book analyzes stereotypes of Mexicans-American families in regard to class. "She makes her fluid arguments with stats, great citations and amazing anecdotes — the opening scene in her book is a taut surprise, written sans academia's stultifying pedantry," the story stated.
Daily Breeze featured a charity dinner that raised $85,000 for the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. At the benefit, hosted by the San Pedro Peninsula Cancer Guild, which was Stephen Gruber and Heinz-Josef Lenz of the Keck School of USC discussed cancer research.
Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for businessman Forrest Shumway, who joined USC's board of trustees in 1968 and served as chairman between 1990 and 1995. During that time, he headed the selection committee that picked USC President Emeritus Steven B. Sample. L.A. Observed cited the obituary.
Los Angeles Times quoted David Agus of the Keck School of USC about Gov. Jerry Brown's treatment for prostate cancer. Agus was quoted by a second Los Angeles Times story and CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV.
CBC News (Canada) quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College about North Korea's recent launch of a rocket.
CBS News affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Proposition 30 and a recent story about corruption in state government.
Univision San Francisco affiliate KDTV-DT interviewed Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School about immigration reform.
The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the impact of a prostate cancer diagnosis on former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.
L.A. Weekly quoted Catherine Burke, professor emerita of the USC Price School, about the doctoral thesis of USC alumnus Sherriff Lee Baca.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that L.A.'s innovation council is working with USC to persuade students to stay in the area after they graduate, in an effort to develop the city's tech industry.
HLN noted that the Z-Board, an electric skateboard, was developed as a USC class project.