USC in the News
USC in the News 11/2/2012
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, reported a shooting at a Halloween party on the USC campus Wednesday night that resulted in one man critically injured, three wounded and two in custody. Associated Press reported that none of those shot or detained were USC students. Los Angeles Times reported students were shaken by the shooting, but generally felt safe on campus. USC President C. L. Max Nikias said that campus policies were currently under review. Nothing is more important to me than the safety of our students, faculty and staff. I have already initiated an expedited process for this thorough review. I will announce changes in our policies early next week, he said. The story was also covered by Los Angeles Times (more links available on request); Associated Press (more links available); BBC News (U.K.); Daily Mail (U.K.); CNN (additional links here and here); Agence France-Presse (second link here); United Press International (second link here); The Independent (U.K.); Metro (U.K.); The Inquisitr; Ninemsn (Australia); Rediff (India); Macleans (Canada); CBS News; ABC News Good Morning America; International Business Times (second link here); City News Service; San Jose Mercury News; NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV; ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV; KPCC-FM (second link here); KPCC-FMs OnCentral; EFE (Spain); Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-DT; Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV; CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV (second link here); L.A. Weekly; All Headline News; CBS News Waco, Texas, affiliate KWTX-TV; NBC News San Francisco affiliate KNTV-TV; NBC News Washington, D.C., affiliate WRC-TV; NBC News Miami affiliate WTVJ-TV; NBC News Medford, Ore., affiliate KOBI-TV; Fox News Greensboro, N.C., affiliate WGHP-TV; Fox News Oakland, Calif., affiliate KTVU-TV; ABC News Radio; Fox News Radio; The Week; LAist; Hip-Hop Wired; The Birmingham News; La Opinion; Newser; and Newsy.
Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Gov. Jerry Browns efforts to pass Proposition 30. Schnur wrote that the governors support of Californias high-speed rail project undermines his appearance of fiscal concern. A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll found that 60 percent of voters would oppose the rail project if they voted on it today; support of Proposition 30 has dropped nine points in the last month and almost 20 points since spring. Its time for Jerry Brown to tell the people of California whats more important to him: the money or the train, Schnur wrote.
Chicago Tribune featured the USC School of Cinematic Arts Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab, directed by Tracey Fullerton of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Fullerton said that while playing a video game with her niece, she noticed the goal of the game was to acquire a bigger house and community approval. So on a trip to Walden Pond, I wondered if you could make a game that expressed the ideas of Thoreau, she said. The National Endowment for the Arts has partially funded Fullertons Walden, a Game, designed to be a meditative experience. Fullerton will talk about her work during the Chicago Humanities Festival.
LatinoLA featured Mission: Admission, a Facebook game developed by Zoe Corwin of the USC Rossier School, Tracy Fullerton of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and colleagues. The game is designed to teach high school students how to prepare and apply for college. Corwin said that first-generation and low-income students are the target audience for the game. We wanted to figure out a way to make both the college application and financial aid process more accessible, inspiring and fun, she said. We are encouraging freshmen to play the game because its never too early to start thinking about college, Fullerton said.
KPCC-FM featured research by Brie Loskota of the USC Dornsife College and a colleague, finding that faith-based organizations represented close to two-thirds of the social service agencies involved in recovery efforts in New York after 9/11 and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The trust in validating the communications that they hear, the ability to deliver services in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, and then the long-term ability to bring people meaning and social connection those are all supported by congregations, Loskota said.
Popular Science featured research by Eric Rice and Hailey Winetrobe of the USC School of Social Work and colleagues, finding that teens with smart phones are more likely to have sex and meet others online for sex. Parents and school health professionals should talk to their teens about being safe in meeting people online and in using condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, Winetrobe told The Escapist. The research was also covered by The Register (U.K.).
Los Angeles Times quoted Joseph Nunes of the USC Marshall School about businesses cutting back on customer rewards programs.
Inside Higher Ed quoted Nicholas Cull of the USC Annenberg School about the U.S. opening cultural centers at Chinese universities, and noted that Cull authored The Decline and Fall of the United States Information Agency: American Public Diplomacy, 1989-2001.
The Jerusalem Post (Israel) quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about foreign policy in the 2012 presidential race.
Agence France-Presse quoted Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College about Hollywood actors tending to be liberal.
Hispanic Business cited Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate about the elimination of the mortgage tax deduction.
Pacifica Radio Los Angeles affiliate KPFK-FMs For the Record interviewed Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College about his book Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics.
The Wall Street Journal highlighted the USC Marshall Schools presence in Asian business hubs and its collaboration with existing educational programs in Asian countries.
Los Angeles Times ran a photo of President Gerald Ford during a 1976 appearance at USC.
Vanity Fair reported that USC alumnus George Lucas will give his $4.05 billion payout from Disneys acquisition of Lucasfilm to his philanthropic endeavors, focusing on education. The Hollywood Reporter noted Lucas charity gave $175 million to the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2006. The story was also covered by National Post (Canada), Ottawa Citizen (Canada), One News (New Zealand) and San Francisco Business Times.
Smithsonian cited a column by USC graduate student Jason Goldman about animal species that enjoy dancing.
Bloomberg Businessweek mentioned the employment of USC Marshall School graduates.
The Oregonian mentioned research by Behrokh Khoshnevis of the USC Viterbi School on how 3-D printing could be used to construct shelters for disaster relief.
KPCC-FM ran a story by the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, which is spearheaded by the USC Annenberg School.