USC in the News
USC in the News 11/3 to 11/5/2012
CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV reported that USC, the largest private employer in Los Angeles, is looking to fill nearly 700 job openings. The university currently employs more than 15,000 people, not including student workers. You dont have to be a professor, you dont have to have a doctorate, you dont have to have a Ph.D. to work at USC, said USC Senior Talent Acquisition Strategist David Brown. Roughly 12,000 employees work in non-academic, administrative roles. USC Community Service Officer Steven Jaen said he felt lucky to have been hired by USC he was 18; hes now pursuing a masters degree at the university. USC Project Specialist Michelle Velasco added that Jaen was sent through the Los Angeles Police Department Academy. Debora Peterson, USC nurse manager at the Keck Hospital of USC, said her treatment as a cancer patient convinced her to come back and be part of what they did there. USC Nurse Recruiter Bryan Hickey said there are more than 400 jobs at the Keck Medical Center of USC, ranging from nursing to support staff positions.
NPR News Seattle affiliate KUOW-FM interviewed USC Rossier School Dean Karen Symms Gallagher about online higher education programs and the future of online learning. The story stated that the USC Rossier School, the top-ranked school of education in the nation, created the first online masters in teaching program. Gallagher has led the way in online learning, the story added. Gallagher said that in developing the USC Rossier School program, the team thought about how to use this very powerful medium to serve the needs of postgraduate education students. The school has commissioned a five-year longitudinal study to evaluate the distance masters program and its graduates, she noted. Our students are getting jobs, Gallagher said, adding that the program has graduated nearly 1,200 students over the last three years.
The Hindu (India) highlighted the USC Viterbi-India Program, a research internship at the USC Viterbi School. The internship allows Indian students to interact with their American counterparts and build long-lasting collaborations, the story stated.
KPCC-FM featured research by Scott Fraser, USC provost professor of biological sciences and biomedical engineering, who is known for conducting a 1976 study on the behavior of trick-or-treaters who enter a house with two bowls: one with candy, and one with coins. The researchers found that when the owner of the house left the room, the children especially those in large groups would take more candy than allowed, or money, or both. The takeaway was that anonymity contributes to people violating social norms. The basic brainstorm that occurred is that heres a naturally occurring event in our society where children come dressed in costumes, Fraser said.
Gamasutra 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. Through game-based approaches, we hoped to meet kids where they are (online and playing games) and provide practitioners with a scalable, engaging college access tool, Corwin said. Voxxi also featured the game.
The Orange County Register featured Rivals United for a Kure, a fundraising group made up of USC and UCLA alumni who seek to raise $2 million for cancer research treatments that lack corporate backing. One of the groups founders, USC alumnus and football announcer Paul McDonald said that roughly $250,000 has been raised so far.
The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Adrianna Kezar of the USC Rossier School on ways in which adjunct professors achieve better working conditions and pay.
The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the impact on Gov. Jerry Browns power if Proposition 30 doesnt pass.
Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Jewel of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the James Bond series.
CNN quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC U.S.-China Institute about Xi Jinping, Chinas presumed next leader.
San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Gov. Jerry Browns strategy for getting Proposition 30 passed.
Bloomberg Businessweek quoted John Matsusaka of USCs Initiative and Referendum Institute about marijuana legalization propositions.
U-T San Diego quoted Sivaramakrishnan Siddarth of the USC Marshall School about movie theaters offering luxury features in order to charge customers more.
Business Insider quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the economic benefit of the New York City Marathon.
NPR News Stillwater, Okla., affiliate KOSU-FM interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about voting in California districts.
The Wall Street Journal cited USCs Initiative and Referendum Institute, which reported that voters in 38 states will face a total of 176 ballot measures this year. Associated Press and Bloomberg News also cited the institute.
Los Angeles Times reported on the arrest of a suspect in the shooting on the USC campus last week. None of the parties involved were affiliated with USC. The story was covered by another Los Angeles Times article, Associated Press, Reuters, ABC Radio (Australia), City News Service, Los Angeles Daily News and EnStarz.
The Washington Post mentioned that tech company 2U helped develop online graduate programs for the USC Rossier School and the USC School of Social Work.
Indo-Asian News Service (India) covered 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. Asian News International and Agence France-Presse also covered the research.
Pakistan Today (Pakistan) cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School finding that fasting can lead to the body repairing its own cells.
The Washington Times cited a report by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC and Mexicos Colegio de la Frontera Norte concluding that the number of Mexicans crossing into the U.S. is rising as the economy is improving.
Santa Cruz Sentinel covered a talk by Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College in which he analyzed the U.S. presidential race.
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV ran a column by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about competition between Proposition 30 and Proposition 38. Jeffe cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.
Business Insider ran a column by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about mistakes made by marketers during Hurricane Sandy, and the right way for companies to sensitively address disasters.
Los Angeles Times reported on the remodeling of a USC fraternity house.