USC in the News
USC in the News 9/13/2012
EFE (Spain) featured Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class by Jody Agius-Vallejo of the USC Dornsife College. The book reports that this demographic is affluent, educated and upwardly mobile. Agius-Vallejo said that American society typically stereotypes this class as being poor, uneducated and not integrated into the culture. She added that she wants to show a different side of the Latino population. The Huffington Post and Hispanically Speaking News also covered the book.
The Globe and Mail (Canada) highlighted research by USC Dornsife College postdoctoral fellow Darby Saxbe and colleagues, who identified a fragmentation of media consumption. The study found that only 1 percent of American households lack a TV, and more than half of households have three. In more 36 percent of observations, individuals in the household were watching TV alone.
Washington Business Journal highlighted U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges rankings, which included USC at No. 24. Orlando Business Journal reported that USC was ranked No. 5 among Up-and-Coming Schools. The rankings were also covered by KPCC-FM and Fox News Greensboro, N.C., affiliate WGHP-TV.
Science Codex featured research by Michela Biancolella and Sita Reddy of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, reporting that they made a breakthrough in the fight against myotonic dystrophy. This common form of muscular dystrophy in adults is known to be one of the most variable and complicated disorders in medicine, the story stated. The finding of a family of proteins yielded insights for future functional, modeling and clinical studies.
Voice of America featured a study by Thomas Valente of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, finding that popular high school kids are more likely to smoke. The study found that students who think their friends smoke even when they dont are more likely to smoke.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about the role of social media in diplomacy.
Governing quoted USC President Emeritus Steven B. Sample about leaders thinking carefully about the truth and merits of new ideas.
KPCC-FM quoted USC Gould School Dean Robert Saltzman, who serves on the Los Angeles Police Departments Police Commission, about three recent use-of-force incidents.
The Dallas Morning News quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the 2012 presidential candidates positions on tax reform.
Reuters quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about the government backing mortgages for big, expensive homes in 2008.
Bloomberg News quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the election impact of a census report finding median household incomes fell.
The Fiscal Times quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about tax reform.
Los Angeles Times reported that Richard Jewell of the USC School of Cinematic Arts will present highlights from his latest book, RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan is Born, at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences event.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that a cancer patient received a second opinion about his treatment at the USC Norris Cancer Hospital.
Times of Malta (Malta) covered research by Victoria Cortessis of the Keck School of USC and a colleague, finding that young men with certain types of testicular cancer were more likely to have smoked marijuana. Fox News Birmingham, Ala., affiliate WBRC-TV also ran a story.
CHQR-AM (Canada) covered a study by Mariana Stern of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, finding that men who eat a lot of pan-fried meat have a greater risk of prostate cancer.
Slate mentioned that director Paul Thomas Andersons The Dirk Diggler Story, the precursor to Boogie Nights, was shown at a USC film festival.