USC Dornsife in the News
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Hill quoted Steven Ross of the history about Hollywood celebrities making political donations ahead of midterm elections.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
American Public Media's "Marketplace" cited research by Richard Easterlin, University Professor and Professor of Economics, about the economics of happiness.
The Scientist, in an obituary for bioluminescence pioneer J.W. Hastings, quoted Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences, about groundbreaking research they conducted together.
The Telegraph cited research by Norbert Schwarz, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, and a colleague finding that couples who think they are a perfect match are more likely to split up.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The New York Times, in an obituary for bioluminescence pioneer J.W. Hastings, quoted Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences, about groundbreaking research they conducted together.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Variety mentioned a talk with Jack Halberstam, professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature, and English, and Portlandia stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, as their Toni and Candace characters.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Huffington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the challenges facing the emergence of a third party in the United States.
The Huffington Post quoted Donald Miller, Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion and professor of religion and sociology, about the practices of Solace Ministries, which operated in Rwanda. The story noted Miller has visited Rwanda 16 times and conducted 260 interviews with widows and orphans of the 1994 genocide.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Advocate highlighted an artwork inspired by the book "Female Masculinity" by Jack Halberstam, professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature, and English, in the New York Public Library's new Queer Book Diorama show.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding Latinos favor Gov. Jerry Brown over Neel Kashkari, 65 percent to 14 percent.
National Review cited USC Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture Dana Gioia about the need for beauty.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Daily Mail featured research by Norbert Schwarz, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, and a colleague finding that couples who think they are a perfect match are more likely to split up. "Soulmates" find fights harder to get over than those who see relationships as a process to be worked through. The Boston Globe also covered the study.
KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and Professor of International Relations and professor of Middle East studies, on how current events like the Israeli-Gaza conflict are taught in Middle Eastern studies.
TakePart quoted Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies on how male athletes bond with one another through misogyny.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Daily Mail featured research by Scott Kanoski of biological sciences and colleagues finding that sugar-laden drinks consumed during adolescence can affect cognitive and memory development. Newsweek reported that the study found an impact to the hippocampus in the brains of rats fed sugary drinks. CBC (Canada) quoted Kanoski as saying that "in many ways, this region is a canary in the coal mine, as it is particularly sensitive to insult by various environmental factors." The story was also covered by Forbes, Fox News, Press Trust of India, Indo-Asian News Service, ORF (Austria), Visao (Portugal), Cotidianul (Romania), Apple Daily (Taiwan), Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (Italy), Nature World News, Headlines & Global News, Science Codex, WJXT-TV, News 12 Long Island.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
China Central Television quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the popularity of "Journey to the West," a classical Chinese fable that has been relentlessly adapted in pop-culture.
The Sacramento Bee quoted Travis Longcore of spatial sciences about a resurgence in the population of the El Segundo blue butterfly.
Publisher's Weekly covered "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness of history, which debuted at #1 on the publication's Hardcover Fiction list.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Huffington Post featured a Q&A with Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the relationship between art and the human mind.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The New Yorker cited Jack Halberstam, Professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature, and English about the radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Associated Press quoted Thomas Ward of anthropology about the growth of gangs in Central America.
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" interviewed Bob Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and Professor of the Practice of Political Science, about President Obama's foreign policy approach to Ukraine.
La Opinion quoted Robert English of international relations about a Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over Ukraine.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Huffington Post featured a Q&A with Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the relationship between art and the human mind. The story detailed Damasio's research into how intense musical training affects the minds of children. The story also highlighted research by Hanna Damasio, director of the USC Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, where she studies 3D images of the brains of musicians such as Yo Yo Ma.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
NBC News featured research by Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences, Moh El-Naggar of physics and biological sciences and colleagues at USC Dornsife on rare types of bacteria that breathe and eat electrons. io9 also covered the story.
Monday, July 21, 2014
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" interviewed Jane Junn of political science about anti-immigration protests prompted by the current border crisis.
San Jose Mercury News quoted Matt Rodriguez, a fellow of USC Dornsife's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California controller's race.
The Sacramento Bee ran a Q&A with Darry Sragow of political science, who advised Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, on his recent campaign to be California Secretary of State. Schnur decided to run as a "no party preference" candidate.