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USC in the News 1/9/2013
The Huffington Post ran a column by USC Rossier School Dean Karen Symms Gallagher about the need for academia to pursue online education. She noted that the Rossier School has taken innovative approaches to the subject, allowing students to interact as a group simultaneously through chat rooms, live video, small group discussions and other multimedia. “Most critical, this online experience is combined with hands-on field-based teaching experiences for each student in his or her community from the beginning of the program,” Gallagher wrote.
Inside Higher Ed highlighted Adrianna Kezar of the USC Rossier School and her work on the Delphi Project, an effort to study the working conditions of adjunct faculty in higher education. Kezar said if academia’s changing faculty model had been rigorously discussed in the past 20 years, “there might have been more done to be thoughtful about the way it unfolded, rather than in the haphazard way that it did.” The Chronicle of Higher Education also quoted Kezar about the role of adjuncts in academia.
The Wall Street Journal cited a study led by Christine Porath, formerly of the USC Marshall School and now with Georgetown University. The study found that seeing a supervisor or peer unfairly berate another person, it lowers performance on both routine and creative tasks.
La Opinion quoted Agustin Garcia of the Keck School of USC about different kinds of cancer.
The Baltimore Sun quoted Philip Seib of the USC Annneberg School about Al Jazeera’s biases.
ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the Newtown, Conn. shooting and the gun control debate.
Sacramento Bee quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the Sacramento Kings looking to move to a new city.
CBS News Richmond, Va., affiliate WTVR-FM quoted David Agus of the Keck School of USC about a decline in America’s cancer deaths.
Fast Company mentioned that Neal Baer is a co-chair of Hollywood Health & Society, based at the USC Norman Lear Center. The organization provides TV and films with accurate medical and health information for their stories.