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 1/3/2013
Los Angeles Times featured 40 dental students from the Ostrow School of USC who recently ran a free clinic in Kenya. They collected dental supplies and equipment and raised about $175,000, which treated 200 Kenyans. They also handed out 15,000 toothbrushes and conducted education on oral hygiene. They are part of the USC Dental Humanitarian Outreach program, which has organized trips to Colombia and Honduras.
CNET featured a report by Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School and colleagues finding that Google and Yahoo, which have cultivated relationships with Hollywood, place many ads on Internet piracy sites. The story was also covered by Asian News International (India), Times of India (India), RT (Russia) and Billboard.
Forbes featured research by Victor Bennett of the USC Marshall School and colleagues finding that competition in the workplace may encourage unethical behavior. “Competition is generally thought to be good for economies because it keeps prices low and quality high. But when meeting customer demand is bad for society at large, then competition has a flip side,” Bennett said. The story was also covered by LA Weekly.
Financial Times (U.K.) ran an op-ed by Lawrence Harris of the USC Marshall School about high-frequency trading.
Vancouver Sun featured Midori Goto of the USC Thornton School, who is celebrating her 30th year of performing. She began performing in public at the age of six; she is now the head of the Thornton School’s strings program. She also is involved with outreach programs to bring music education to marginalized schools. “I have found it to be one of the very most exciting and inspiring aspects of my career,” she said.
Los Angeles Times quoted Benjamin Emanuel of the Keck School of USC about a blood clot sustained by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Associated Press quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School about violence in media.
CNN interviewed Ed Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the fiscal cliff.
The Baltimore Sun quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about Ray Lewis’ future opportunities as a motivational speaker.
San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the issue of gun control after the Newtown, Conn., shootings.
Health cited research by Kathleen Page of the Keck School of USC finding that images of food can trigger cravings for that food.
Inquisitr cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School on how fasting can slow the growth of cancer.
Contra Costa Times quoted Kathleen Allen of the USC Marshall School about the economic climate for small businesses in 2013.
Inside Higher Ed mentioned that Solomon Golomb of the USC Viterbi School is one of the winners of the National Medal of Science.
Reuters ran a photo of BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith at the first symposium of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.
San Francisco Chronicle mentioned the USC Schwarzenegger Institute on State and Global Policy.
Scripps Howard News Service featured research by John Heidemann of the USC Viterbi School finding that U.S. Internet outages spiked during Hurricane Sandy.
Truthdig ran a column by Larry Gross of the USC Annenberg School about news stories from around the web.
The Herald-Sun mentioned the Campaign for USC, an initiative to raise $6 billion.
The Columbian ran a column by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings.
The Ithaca Journal ran a column by a USC School of Social Work student about former inmates needing social support.
The Record ran an article sponsored by the Reporting on Health Collaborative, an initiative of the Health Journalism Fellowships at the USC Annenberg School.