USC in the News
USC In the News 10/6 to 10/8/2012
The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed by Richard Little of the USC Price School about the need to privatize water as a utility. Drinking water systems require as much as $1 trillion of investment in the next 25 years. With privatized water, there is a new emphasis on fiscal responsibilityand measurable efficiency gains, Little wrote.
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured research by Director of Admissions Paul Woolston of the USC Thornton School finding that accreditation for colleges isnt nearly as expensive as its believed to be. He surveyed administrators and faculty members who manage the accreditation process, finding that the average cost was $414,586 over an entire accreditation cycle. Its generally believed to cost millions of dollars.
Los Angeles Times, in a Variety story, ran a Q&A with Dean Elizabeth Daley of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The story highlighted Phase III of the Cinematic Arts complex, due to open at the end of the year. It will house the school's Interactive Media Division, the Institute for Multimedia Literacy and the Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice Ph.D. The story also mentioned a new BFA for Film & Television production. Daley said her charitable passion is USC cinema, although I always say we're not a charity, we're an investment. I'm enormously grateful for the support the industry gives us, because 80% of our students are on some kind of financial aid.
Los Angeles Review of Books ran an op-ed by Jack Halberstam of the USC Dornsife College about modern thinking on gender roles and her new book, Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal. Halberstam noted that feminism has evolved in the last few decades, and gender roles have become more complex. With that has come new freedoms for men and women to define those roles for themselves. Heterosexuality has come crashing down in the early 21st century, and normal has reached its breaking point, Halberstam wrote.
Hoy highlighted USCs participation in Health Month, held through October in cities throughout Los Angeles County and targeting the Hispanic community. On Oct. 13, USC will hold a health fair with White Medical Memorial Center to provide services to local community members. The White Memorial Medical Center will take their doctors and on the same day have results for patients, said USC program manager Cesar Alan Sanchez. Doctors will be there if they detect anything unusual.
KPCC-FM featured research by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration on how newly naturalized citizens could influence the 2012 election. CSII released a report and online map showing the distribution of these voters across the U.S., pointing out that there are enough of them in swing states that they could have a significant impact on the election.
PC Gamer featured Living Will, an interactive story by Mark Marino of the USC Dornsife College. The story is a contender in the annual Interactive Fiction Competition. Making selections in the last will and testament of the fictional E.R. Millhouse leads the player to discover more about the characters life and those around him. The story was also covered by Rock Paper Shotgun.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Mitt Romney having an uphill fight.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Gov. Jerry Browns Proposition 30 and Molly Mungers Proposition 38.
Los Angeles Times quoted Leslie Saxon of the Keck School of USC about the safest place to have a cardiac arrest a casino: They have cameras all over, they have defibrillators all over the place and tons of employees trained in their use.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had dedicated himself to the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. Los Angeles Times ran a second story.
Los Angeles Times mentioned research by Dave Hutchins of the USC Dornsife College finding that acidified waters can induce toxic algae blooms that contaminate shellfish.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that USC's Spirit of Troy marching band performed alongside Radiohead at the 2009 Grammys.