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USC in the News 1/4/2013
The New York Times noted that “Meanwhile: Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppetry Plays” by Stephen Hartke of the USC Thornton School was featured on the Eighth Blackbird album “Meanwhile,” one of the Times’ Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012. Gramophone (U.K.) stated that Hartke’s title track “is an absolute prize consisting of five jaunty, Asian-infused movements, clanging and tootling with pleasure, which you would give anything to hum.”
Los Angeles Times featured Dana Goodyear of the USC Dornsife College and her new volume of poetry, “The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard.” The book draws largely on Goodyear’s experiences acclimating to Los Angeles after she arrived in 2007. “The poems are very much engaged with dealing with a new landscape, apprehending a new environment, getting my bearings,” said Goodyear, who teaches in the USC Master of Professional Writing Program.
United Press International 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. “Within the last 24 hours, Google has reached out to me and says they want to solve the problem,” Taplin told The Hollywood Reporter. New York also covered the report.
Truthdig ran a column by Richard Reeves of the USC Annenberg School about his wife, Catherine O’Neill, who recently passed away. O’Neill established medical stations for women in Pakistan as a way to empower them in a male-dominated society. Reeves recounted high points of the nearly 10,000 days the couple spent together. He wrote: “I treasure each one, but I’ll be damned if I know how I’m going to live without Catherine O’Neill.”
Business Insider ran a column by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about declining consumer confidence. Issues like the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling debates haven’t helped matters, Kalb wrote. “Since consumer spending is roughly 70% of our economy, we all need to work together to get consumers to feel confident again,” he added.
The New York Times quoted Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV.
Voice of America interviewed Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School about depictions of violence in Hollywood films.
The Orange County Register quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the reinvention of the Los Angeles Clippers brand.
NBC News San Francisco affiliate KNTV-TV interviewed Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School about Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV.
CNN cited a USC biography of 19th century outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez.
BostInno reported that Solomon Golomb of the USC Viterbi School won the National Medal of Science.
Voice of America ran a photo of former Gov. Bill Richardson speaking at the inaugural symposium of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.