USC in the News
USC in the News 11/8/2012
The Economist featured research by Michael Habib of the Keck School of USC and USC doctoral student Justin Hall of the USC Dornsife College on Microraptor gui, a four-winged dinosaur. They have proposed the dinosaurs hind wings were used for steering, while the front wings were used for lift. Habib noted that birds adapted for forest flight can make the same turns without the amount of drag Microraptor gui dealt with, which would have made it impossible for the dinosaur to compete.
Terra (Peru) featured research by Eric Rice and Hailey Winetrobe of the USC School of Social Work finding that 15 percent of teens have admitted to sexting, and that teens with smart phones are 1.5 times more likely to be sexually active. The research was also covered by BeritaSatu TV (Indonesia) and Sidomi News (Indonesia).
Business Insider ran a column by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the 2012 presidential campaign. Kalb wrote that President Obamas reelection happened because of a successful repositioning. Mitt Romney tried to reposition Obama as a tax and spend liberal that created Obamacare and did not live up to his promises to revive the economy. It worked with nearly half the electorate, but did not sway a sufficient number of voters in states with the largest number of electoral votes, Kalb wrote.
Los Angeles Times quoted Gordon Stables of the USC Annenberg School about the role social media played in the 2012 election.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Simon of the USC Gould School about the 2012 race for Los Angeles district attorney.
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Proposition 36, which changed the three strikes law in California.
Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Ann Crigler of the USC Dornsife College about local California governments lacking tax revenue.
Reuters quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the passage of Proposition 30, noting that the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll found 46 percent of California voters in support of the measure.
Observer cited Warren Bennis of the USC Marshall School about the factory of the future, staffed by one man and one dog: The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
Los Angeles Daily News quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Rep. Brad Shermans successful 2012 campaign.
New Straits Times (Malaysia) mentioned that Song Guo Zheng of the Keck School of USC recently spoke at a forum on the role Chinese-Americans could play in the dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands.
San Francisco Chronicle mentioned that USC Libraries has a collection of 23,000 images of rural California.
San Francisco Chronicle cited the USC Dornsife College/Los Angeles Times Poll regarding Californian voters support for marijuana legalization.
The Baltimore Sun cited USCs Initiative and Referendum Institute regarding the failure of past marijuana legalization measures.
Bloomberg Businessweek ran a story on USC Marshall School MBA graduates.
ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV covered new security measures at USC.
KPCC-FM noted that the late Frances Hashimoto, a Little Tokyo business leader and the inventor of mochi ice cream, was a USC alumna.