USC in the News
USC in the News 9/15 to 9/17/2012
USA Today featured research by Eric Rice of the USC School of Social Work finding that teens who practice sexting are more likely to engage in actual sex. Reuters reported the study focused on Los Angeles highschoolers, and found those who had sexted (one in seven) were seven times more likely to be sexually active. What we really wanted to know is, is there a link between sexting and taking risks with your body? And the answer is a pretty resounding yes, Rice said. The story was also reported by Time, ABC News Good Morning America, two stories by CNN (second link here), two stories in U.S. News and World Report (second link here), Radio Programas del Peru (Peru) and ABC News Detroit affiliate WXYZ-TV.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, reported that an Atlas 5 rocket launch delivered a number of small satellites known as CubeSats, including one developed by USCs Space Engineering Research Center. That CubeSat, named Aeneas, is believed to be the first with the ability to deploy a parabolic dish and track a point on Earths surface. The story was also covered by Fox News and Space.
Bloomberg Businessweek ran a column by Warren Bennis of the USC Marshall School about the character traits shared by business leaders of all generations. Bennis and a colleague wrote a book about leaders raised before and after the Depression and World War II, finding generational differences, but many similarities. We discovered that all 45 of our leaders, age 30 or 75, evidenced five basic qualities that seemed organic in their ability to lead, Bennis wrote.
The Independent (Ireland) highlighted research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School on how fasting can increase longevity. Fasting reduces levels of a naturally occurring growth hormone and puts the body into a repair mode, Longo explained. With fasting, there is a rapid response; within 24 hours, you will decrease IGF-1. Fast for a few days and the effects should be even more dramatic, Longo said.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about mortgage rates.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the impact of jail problems on support for Los Angeles County Sherrif Lee Baca.
Chicago Tribune quoted Wendy Wood of the USC Dornsife College about the value of habits.
Voice of America quoted Josh Lockman of the USC Gould School about a controversial film that incited protests across the Middle East.
Entertainment Weekly quoted Berj Boyajian of the USC Gould School about a controversial video that incited protests throughout the Muslim world.
Dallas Morning News cited a study about primetime TV shows dealing with medical matters by Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School.
San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the role of foreign policy in the 2012 election.
Fox Sports quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about a potential NHL lockout.
Indianapolis Star quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about contracts between university athletic programs and athletic apparel brands.
Tampa Bay Tribune quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the impact of newspaper endorsements in politics.
Los Angeles Times covered research by Theodore Berger, Vasilis Marmarelis and Dong Song of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues, studying brain abilities. The story was also covered by Asian News International, Smithsonian, Wired, Fars News Agency (Iran), io9, GlobalPost, The Scotsman (U.K.), SmartPlanet, RedOrbit and Science Codex.
The Telegraph (U.K.) mentioned that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is a USC alumnus. The story was also covered by Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV and NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, which also noted that USC is a national leader in foreign students.
New Scientist featured a presentation by Ouilang Chang, a PhD student at the USC Viterbi School, about the communications value of building a supercomputer installation on the moon.
Voxxi 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.
News Limited (Australia) mentioned that Neil Armstrong was a USC alumnus.
North County Times ran a column by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about nontraditional healing.
The Columbian mentioned a USC report noting there are marijuana-related ballot measures in six states this year.