USC in the News
USC in the News 9/18/2012
Los Angeles Times featured the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policys inaugural symposium, which will take place September 24. The institute, announced at the USC Price School last month, is a think tank dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to civic problems. Hollywood and our entertainment industry has solved many, many great, great problems and has been very talented with technology and bringing entertainment all over the world, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said. The same brains, if utilized, can actually solve other problems as well. KPCC-FM reported that the first symposium will include Sen. John McCain, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, journalist Cokie Roberts and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. The story was covered by two more Los Angeles Times articles (second link here), The Wrap and Movieline.
Los Angeles Times 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. There is peer pressure around sexting, Rice said. If you have friends that sext, you are 17 times more likely to sext. The research was covered by another Los Angeles Times story; CBS News; Associated Press; Asian News International; Reuters; NPR News; CNET; NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV; L.A. Weekly; KPCC-FMs OnCentral; Scripps Howard News Service; NBC News Temple, Texas, affiliate KCEN-HD; Fox News Fort Myers, Fla., affiliate WFTX-TV; Deseret News; RedOrbit; and CultureMap Houston.
Los Angeles Times reported on The Village at USC development, noting that the project would bring new retail businesses, restaurants, a grocery and up to 5,200 student beds to the USC community. USC has also agreed to a hiring initiative that will see 30 percent of the construction jobs go to locals. KPCC-FM reported that USC is the largest private-sector employer in Los Angeles. By building on-campus housing were going to free up 900 units in the community that can be transferred from students to residents, said Thomas Sayles, USC senior vice president for university relations. David Galaviz, USC executive director of local government relations, told KPCC-FMs OnCentral that the creation of new student beds will free up living space for area residents. Slate mentioned The Village at USC in a story about how Los Angeles is changing.
California Watch featured a immigrant integration scorecard created by USCs Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. The scorecard rated different counties in California using metrics like economic advancement, school performance and how welcoming the region was. Theres a clear need for a statewide body to invest in immigrant integration, said Vanessa Carter of the USC Dornsife College. This body could help coordinate immigrant integration efforts and, in the end, could help build a more resilient California. The level of success with which immigrants integrate in California is something in everyones interest, said Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College. The scorecard was also covered by La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador).
The Huffington Post ran a column by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about the controversial video Innocence of Muslims, which incited protests throughout the Muslim world. Ten years ago, the Innocence of Muslims controversy would not have happened, Seib wrote. YouTube did not exist, and without this means of reaching a global audience, the offensive snippets of the film would never have been seen.
The Vancouver Sun (Canada) highlighted research by Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus of the USC Rossier School, finding that Los Angeles fourth graders remembered the book that first interested them in reading. A home run book or series can create a voluntary, lifelong reader, Krashen said.
The New York Times quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the availability of corporate tax havens.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the U.S. government protecting offensive free speech.
Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about challenges in the housing market.
MSNBC interviewed Sherman Jackson of the USC Dornsife College about protests that have erupted throughout the Muslim world.
American Public Medias Marketplace interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock of the USC Dornsife College about the 2012 election.
Tribune Media Services quoted Marleen Wong of the USC School of Social Work about the growing need for school psychologists and school social workers. She noted that USC students pursuing an MA in school social work are required to work 550 hours at an actual school during their second year.
E! interviewed Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about the diplomatic fallout from published photos of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
Mother Nature Network quoted Hilda Blanco of the USC Price School about research analyzing the impact of global urbanization.
Education Week cited research by the USC Rossier School finding that K-12 spending in the United States reached $809 billion in 2010, and that spending doubled between 1970 and 2012.
NBC News Phoenix affiliate KPNX-TV covered the launch of an Atlas 5 rocket carrying a CubeSat satellite created by USCs Space Engineering Research Center.
KCET-TV mentioned research by Sergio Sanudo-Wilhelmy of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues, finding that the 1972 Clean Water Act was effective.
KPCC-FM mentioned that Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee will discuss USCs master plan.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel highlighted research on how Botox injections can affect emotional mimicry, conducted by scholar David Neal when he was with the USC Dornsife College.
Belarusian Telegraph Agency (Belarus) reported that Vladimir Zelman of the Keck School of USC toured Vitebsk State Medical University and delivered a lecture on genomic medicine.
The Arizona Republic stated that USC was one of the prominent universities highlighted in a Teach for America classroom.
China Daily (China) stated that WA Optimum Health Care Center partners with USC to provide patients access to medical specialists.
KCET-TV highlighted a photo from the USC Libraries digital archive, noting that photos from the archive are regularly used for the history project L.A. as Subject.