USC in the News
USC in the News 9/26/2012
Associated Press covered the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policys inaugural symposium, attended by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger said that the institute will seek bipartisan solutions to civic problems, Voice of America reported. If we believe that you can only use the ideas of the right or the left, you will never be able to move forward, he said. Jack Knott, dean of the USC Price School, said that Schwarzenegger crossed party lines as governor. He is also obviously a very powerful name who can bring people together. Hes a tremendous convener, and hes an inspirational leader for our students, Knott added. The story was also covered by two more Associated Press stories (second link here), The Telegraph (U.K.), The Standard (China), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany), Euronews, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV and Business Journals.
The Telegraph (U.K.) featured USC in a list of most popular American universities for British students. USC was listed at No. 3, after Harvard University and Yale University. The story noted that USC has more international students than any other U.S. university.
Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College about the hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park, and the parks role as a place of healing in Americas history. Yosemite was a place of convalescence in the eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted, who served on the first Yosemite Park Commission. The recent hantavirus deaths are but a terrible, quirk-of-fate reminder that our fervent wishes about natures restorative power can never come with guarantees of health or safety, Deverell wrote.
Hoy featured the USC Kinder to College program, a reading program focused on kindergarten-age minority boys. The program supports these children academically until theyre old enough to join the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI). The story stated that because boys typically require more active learning styles than girls, theyre more at risk to fall behind in reading and writing comprehension. USC student Sean Taitt, a program manager, said that the activities often emphasize science, technology and mathematics. He added that the goal is for these boys to eventually join NAI, which has helped hundreds of teens go to college.
CNN ran an op-ed by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about presidential candidate Mitt Romneys taxes. McCaffery wrote that the attention to the Romneys taxes is misplaced, and that the focus should really be on an ineffective tax system that incentivizes tax avoidance. If youre like most Americans i.e., if youre middle class then your blood may be boiling at the fact that the super rich seem to be able to hold us all hostage to low tax rates under an income tax, McCaffery wrote.
The Atlantic featured research by Rob McConnell of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, finding that at least 8 percent of Los Angeles County childhood asthma cases can be attributed to traffic-related pollution. McConnell told The Press-Enterprise that urban villages that put people near transit can reduce the number of miles they drive, resulting in better health. The benefits would be even greater if homes were a safe distance from freeways, he added. The research was also covered by KPCC-FMs OnCentral, ScienceDaily and KTAR-FM.
NPR ran an op-ed by Tim Page of the USC Annenberg School and USC Thornton School about the 80th birthday of Glenn Gould. One can only wonder what Gould might have done had he lived a full life he had many plans and spoke of them with customary enthusiasm but I have no doubt that he would have loved the Internet above all, Page wrote.
India-West reported that Mihir Desai of the Keck School of USC, director of the Center for Advanced Robotics at the Keck Schools Institute of Urology, has been awarded the 2012 Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship. Desai was selected for his academic contributions to the field of urology, particularly in advanced laparoscopic urology and the use of robotics in minimally invasive surgeries. He is ranked among the top academic urologists of the last decade and has authored more than 100 publications.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Steve A. Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College, on how circadian rhythms can be linked to diabetes, depression, dementia and obesity.
The Wall Street Journal quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about a series of controversial calls by NFL replacement referees.
Los Angeles Times quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about a partnership between the Los Angeles Lakers and Time Warner Cable.
RT (Russia) quoted Heidi Rummel of the USC Gould School about likelihood of anti-Muslim-film producer Nakoula Basseley Nakoula serving jail time for violating parole.
GlobalPost quoted Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about the challenges of using social media for diplomacy.
The Sacramento Bee quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about Sacramento Kings season ticket holders.
Voxxi quoted William Vega of the USC School of Social Work about the psychological toll on immigrants who are unable to visit their families in their home countries.
The New York Times mentioned USCs academic index, as calculated by Petersons.
The New York Times mentioned an intensive three-day video-making workshop hosted at USC for science undergraduate and graduate students.
Los Angeles Times cited the USC Annenberg/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that undecided voters were open to voting for either President Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
National Journal mentioned that USC school officials seek out students who are not yet registered for the upcoming semester and pair them with the services they need to register.
The Huffington Post ran a column by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about Egyptian President and USC alumnus Mohamed Morsis first visit to the U.S. since taking office.
The Huffington Post ran a column by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School about the news cycle during presidential elections, and specifically surrounding candidate Mitt Romney.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV ran a column by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the potential impact of California voters in the November election.
Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighted a guest solo performance by Norman Krieger of the USC Thornton School.
Bernama (Malaysia) mentioned a collaborative cinematic arts degree course from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Multimedia University in Malaysia.
Lincoln Journal Star cited USCs Initiative and Referendum Institute regarding states that allow the petition process.
Bay Area News Group cited an immigrant integration scorecard by USCs Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.
The Huffington Post mentioned USC in a list of popular schools.
The Huffington Post mentioned that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is a USC alumnus.