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 1/5 to 1/7/2013
The Washington Post, in a New Scientist story, highlighted research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School into fasting’s impact on the growth of cancer. He is studying how fasting can be used with normal cancer treatment to yield a faster recovery. High levels of IGF-1 and glucose in the blood and being overweight are risk factors for cancer, and they can all be improved by fasting, Longo said.
International Business Times 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. “Whenever we talk to a brand about the fact that their ads are all over the pirate sites, they’re like, ‘Oh, how did that happen?’” Taplin said. The report was also covered by Wired, Digital Trends and Hispanic Business.
L.A. Weekly reviewed “The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard” by Dana Goodyear of the USC Dornsife College. “The poems are more compact, the images tighter and more elaborate, than in her earlier work — as if the gorgeous absurdity of the California landscape has given her more to juggle,” the review stated.
Univision San Diego affiliate KBNT-CA featured research by USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, finding that the economy would benefit if more immigrants become citizens. The analysis, by Manuel Pastor and Justin Scoggins of the USC Dornsife College, states that increasing the number of citizens would generate potential income for the country, resulting in an increase of $25 million to $45 million in salaries over a decade.
Los Angeles Times ran a column by journalist Steve Lopez about the Keck Hospital of USC, where he received a partial knee replacement. Lopez praised the care he received from Andrew Fabella, Daniel Oakes and Leslie Saxon of the Keck School of USC.
The Chronicle of Higher Education cited a book co-authored by Lee Epstein of the USC Gould School, about the ideology and decisions of Supreme Court justices.
The New York Times quoted Alain Goeppert of the USC Dornsife College about the costs associated with capturing carbon dioxide from the air.
The New York Times quoted Alan Willner of the USC Viterbi School about late electrical engineer Tingye Li, who helped develop lasers.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about divisions within the Republican Party.
National Journal quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about concessions President Obama made during the fiscal cliff negotiations.
The Tampa Tribune quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about a gridlocked Congress in 2013: “If you liked the 2011-2012 gridlock, you’re going to love this one.”
U-T San Diego quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC School of School of Pharmacy about health care reform taxes.
ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Terry Benzel of the USC Viterbi School about the popular mobile app Snapchat.
Fox News Birmingham, Ala., affiliate WBRC-TV interviewed Alan Nager of the Keck School of USC about the dangers escalators can pose to children.
KQED-FM interviewed Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV.
The Sun quoted Jeffrey McCombs of the USC School of Pharmacy about small businesses and Medicare. The story was produced by the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, which is spearheaded by the USC Annenberg School.
La Opinion quoted David Lopez-Lee of the USC Price School and Jody Agius Vallejo of the USC Dornsife College about Latinos not choosing traditional names for their children once they become more Americanized.
La Opinion quoted Paul Urrea of the Keck School of USC about patients transitioning from glasses to contact lenses.
La Opinion quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Californians being more optimistic about the economy.
Aslan Media quoted Lawrence Palinkas of the USC School of Social Work about violence in America.
The Chronicle of Higher Education covered a complaint filed by a USC professor regarding denial of tenure.
ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV mentioned new security measures at USC. The story was also covered by Los Angeles Times, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, City News Service, L.A. Weekly, L.A. Observed, CBS Radio Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM and Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-DT.
USA Today reported on a lawsuit filed against USC. The story was also covered by two Los Angeles Times articles (second link here); ABC News’ “Nightline”; Yahoo! Sports; The Boston Globe; ABC News San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV; ABC News Sacramento, Calif., affiliate KXTV-TV; and ABC News New Haven, Conn., affiliate WTNH-TV.
Los Angeles Times ran a story sponsored by the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, which are administered by the USC Annenberg School.
Los Angeles mentioned that the research collective L.A. as Subject is hosted by the USC Libraries.
NPR News San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM ran a story sponsored by the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, which is administered by the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, a program of the USC Annenberg School.
KCET-TV noted that images for a story were provided by the USC Libraries and by L.A. as Subject, a research collective hosted by the USC Libraries.
Contra Costa Times mentioned that City Councilmember Jan Perry is a USC alumna.