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 1/16/2013
Hispanic Business mentioned that the USC Viterbi School was featured in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Online Education Programs. The USC Viterbi School ranked No. 1 on the list Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, and No. 1 among Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.
Deadline Hollywood reported that the nominees for the 25th annual USC Libraries’ Scripter Award are the authors and screenwriters of “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” “Perks” has the same author and screenwriter, USC alumnus Stephen Chbosky. The award, bestowed by the Friends of the USC Libraries, will be presented at an awards ceremony in Doheny Memorial Library on February 9.
Visalia Times-Delta highlighted research by James Birren, professor and dean emeritus of the USC Davis School, finding that older people who keep a daily journal or write autobiographies are better able to maintain a healthy mental attitude and active lifestyle. The story noted that Birren likes to use the following quote in his classes: “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
Los Angeles Times quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School about Gov. Jerry Brown’s overtures toward reforming the University of California system.
Los Angeles Times interviewed Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate in a Google+ Hangout about the Southern California housing market.
NBC News’ “Today” interviewed Sharon Orrange of the Keck School of USC about the flu shot. Orrange was also quoted by a second NBC News’ “Today” story, Daily Mail (U.K.) and CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV.
CBS News’ “CBS This Morning” interviewed Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about a new series of Coca-Cola ads that address obesity.
Xinhua News Agency (China) interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute about Chinese students in the U.S. immersing themselves in American student life.
Bloomberg News quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about corporate tax breaks.
KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute about China’s millennial generation.
The Daily Beast quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about a proposed Los Angeles football stadium.
Los Angeles Times covered USC’s new security measures.
Los Angeles mentioned that the research collective L.A. as Subject is hosted by USC Libraries.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV included USC students in a list of those signing up for a dating website.