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USC in the News 2/6/2013
Discovery News covered GLIMPSE, a showcase of USC digital technology held last week at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The story highlighted work by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, which are using digital imaging to create interactive holographic projections of Holocaust survivors. Future generations of students will be able to ask these three-dimensional virtual survivors questions and learn more about their personal experiences. The work was also covered by Fast Company, Newser and TechNewsDaily.
PBS News San Diego affiliate KPBS-TV covered research by Tamika Gilreath, Ron Avi Astor and Julie Cederbaum of the USC School of Social Work and colleagues, finding that teens living in military families where a sibling or parent is deployed are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco and drugs. “The potential for strain and the trauma associated with multiple deployments in the past 10 years of war seem to be driving this,” Gilreath said. “People need to be aware that these experiences have an impact.” NPR News’ “Morning Edition” also covered the study.
KQED-FM featured research by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School finding that California’s child population is declining. As a result, there won’t be enough young workers to replace retiring baby boomers, Myers said. “It’s been sneaking up on us gradually, and it has finally arrived,” he added. He said that the trend has wide policy implications, creating a need for more education initiatives.
The Desert Sun ran an op-ed by Kevan Craig of the Keck School of USC about a patient he treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles following a near-fatal hit-and-run accident. “Our Rehabilitation Center’s capacity is just 15 inpatients, and yet we are the largest of its kind in California, taking on the most challenging cases other hospitals can’t treat,” wrote Craig, who heads the hospital’s Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. The hospital has launched a fundraising campaign to build a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility.
Los Angeles Times reported that Colombian musician Juanes will perform at USC as part of “Grammy in the Schools Live! — A Celebration of Music & Education.” The event showcases high school music training and education initiatives. Juanes will be joined by current members and alumni of the programs.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Rebecca Lonergan of the USC Gould School about the Los Angeles Police Department reviewing files kept by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
American Public Media’s “Marketplace” interviewed David Agus of the Keck School of USC about cancer screenings.
KPCC-FM interviewed Daniel Arkfeld of the Keck School of USC about rheumatoid arthritis.
KPCC-FM interviewed Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School about Jon Favreau, a speechwriter for President Obama.
HealthDay News quoted Sean Nordt of the Keck School of USC about the potential danger energy drinks pose to teens.
The New York Times cited the “Easterlin Paradox,” a finding by Richard Easterlin of the USC Dornsife College that people don’t become happier as they get richer.
South China Morning Post (China) covered research by Weiming Yuan of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, who have genetically bred a more human-like immune system in an animal model. The study was also covered by Science Codex and ScienceDaily.
NBC News’ “NBC Nightly News” reported on student loan debt at USC.
Sacramento Business Journal mentioned that USC was included in Business Insider’s “Best Colleges in America” list.
LAist highlighted an evening with singer Patti Smith, held by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative and moderated by Josh Kun of the USC Annenberg School.
The Huffington Post quoted Robert Kloner of the Keck School of USC about his research linking the stress experienced by fans of losing Super Bowl teams with increased heart attack risk.
Voxxi cited a study by Michael Goran of the Keck School of USC finding that overweight Latino children are at significant risk for pre-diabetes.
Los Angeles highlighted a documentary screening and panel about the Central Park Five at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
The Wall Street Journal mentioned a former chaplain for Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Los Angeles mentioned that the research collective L.A. as Subject is hosted by USC Libraries.