USC in the News
USC in the News 11/29/2012
South China Morning Post (China) featured a study led by Heather Volk of the Keck School of USC, linking autism with exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy or the first year of a childs life. Weve known for a long time that air pollution is bad for our lungs, and especially for children. Were now beginning to understand how air pollution may affect the brain, Volk said. The research was also covered by Forbes, Forskning (Norway), Yleisradio (Finland) and RedOrbit.
Daily Mail (U.K.) featured research by Michael Goran of the Keck School of USC and colleagues, finding that Type 2 diabetes occurs 20 percent more often in countries where high-fructose corn syrup is in common use. The study was also covered by Le Monde (France), Asian News International, ANSA (Italy), MTV3 (Finland), Europa Press (Spain), The New Age (South Africa), City News Service and The Cleveland Leader.
Curbed L.A. featured USC Dornsife College student Samuel Krueger and his award-winning thesis, Delimiting the Postmodern Urban Center: An Analysis of Urban Amenity Clusters in Los Angeles. Krueger created a map of Los Angeles, assigning centrality scores based on a variety of factors, including entertainment, full-service restaurants and hotels. The citys core, according to the study, is what Krueger calls the Wilshire/Santa Monica Corridor. I get tired of people saying that L.A. is not a real city, so I wanted to show that it has a center just like any other city, Krueger said.
The Huffington Post ran a column by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School about conservative lobbyist Grover Norquists tax pledge. Since the election, a panicky Norquist has watched one member of Congress after another take off his purity ring, Kaplan wrote. Far from being omnipotent, Grover Norquist turns out to have electile dysfunction.
KPCC-FM featured an ongoing Keck School of USC study about the effect of soy supplements on menopause symptoms. The school is conducting a clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to determine whether the supplements might prevent memory loss or reduce hot flashes.
The New York Times quoted Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School about the impact of a light-rail line opening in the Crenshaw area.
The Oregonian quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about NBA player LeBron James endorsement of a Samsung smart phone.
KPCC-FMs AirTalk interviewed Nicholas Cull of the USC Annenberg School about a rise in British hostility toward the European Union.
KTLK-AM interviewed William Feuerborn of the USC School of Social Work about sex addiction and the scandal surrounding Gen. David Petraeus.
The New York Times noted that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is a USC alumnus.