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August 2013 Media Mentions

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

China Daily (China) quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the increase in Chinese language movies showing in American theaters.

The Desert Sun cited a study by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration that reported California has the highest population of Latinos in the nation.

 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Yahoo! News quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about the media fascination with celebrity moms losing their postpartum baby weight.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Los Angeles Times featured USC alumna Linda Lopez, formerly USC Dornsife’s Assistant Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, who has been selected to head the new Los Angeles Office of Immigrant Affairs. Another Los Angeles Times story said Lopez has focused on developing programs for first-generation college students at USC. Her new position will help immigrants navigate city government. “Part of my role in the office is going to have a one-stop shop for all L.A. immigrants – to really connect them with the city and services and local agencies,” Lopez told KPCC-FM. The story was also covered by another story in Los Angeles Times, NBC News, La Opinion in two stories (second link here), EFE (Spain), NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, Los Angeles Daily News, L.A. Observed and KPCC-FM.

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Wall Street Journal quoted Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about how we can train ourselves to improve our own physical and mental well being.

The Huffington Post interviewed Patrick James of international relations about who will be the Republican candidate for President in 2016.

 

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Tampa Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the potential political staying power of Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.

The Daily Beast quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the campaign promises made by current Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

The Vancouver Sun quoted Craig Stanford of biological sciences and anthropology about the relationship between diet and the evolution of the anatomical form for human and non-human primates.

 

Friday, August 23, 2013

LAist mentioned a study by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC Dornsife that says 1 in 10 Los Angeles county residents are currently undocumented immigrants.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll that said three of every four Republican voters in California supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about test scores being used to evaluate teacher performance.

Auburn Citizen quoted Robert Ellwood, emeritus professor of religion, about misconceptions regarding Muslims and the concept of Jihad.

ABC News highlighted research done by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration that said one in 10 residents living in Los Angeles county is an undocumented immigrant.

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Sacramento Bee highlighted a proposal by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, to ban fundraising during the legislative session.

Agence France-Presse mentioned the USC Shoah Foundation in a story about a 92-year-old Jewish man still trying to find the woman he fell in love, then fell out of contact, with in China 70 years ago after escaping Nazi Germany.

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV ran a story on “Letters From Zora,” a new play written by Gabrielle Pina of the Master of Professional Writing program, who collaborated on the project with director Anita Dashiell-Sparks of the USC School of Dramatic Arts and music director Ronald McCurdy of the USC Thornton School. The trio was initially brought together in a public forum sponsored by the USC Visions & Voices initiative.

Los Angeles Review of Books ran an article about the L.A. Flood Project, a collection of speculative fiction imagining apocalyptic destruction in L.A. led by Mark Marino of the Writing Program. The collective work highlights power struggles between different communities within the city; the narrative has been made available via Twitter through improvised Internet fiction Marino refers to as "NetProv."

 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Jagran Post featured research by Bosco Tjan of of psychology and colleagues concerning the rapid movements the human eye is constantly making and how that might help those with macular degeneration better deal with vision loss. Press Trust of India (India) also covered the story.

NBC News New Orleans affiliate WDSU-TV interviewed Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the impact immigration reform would have on immigrants and their communities across the nation.

 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Los Angeles Times ran a book review by Carol Muske-Dukes of English of the late David Rakoff’s latest release, “Love, Dishonor,” in verse.

Time quoted Margaret Gatz of psychology, gerontology and preventive medicine about how our brains are actually improving as we get older.

ABC News quoted David Schwartz of psychology and education about the psychology of fights occurring between parents at children’s birthday parties at public venues, such as Chuck E. Cheese.

C-SPAN interviewed Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity as part of a roundtable discussion about how both individual immigrants and the economy as a whole would benefit from comprehensive immigration reform.

KABC-AM’s “Late Night with Peter Tilden” interviewed Patrick James of international relations about the latest developments in Egypt and President Obama’s reaction to the recent surge in violence.

KABC-AM’s “The Larry Elder Show” interviewed Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and professor of international relations, about the latest developments in Egypt and the history of U.S./Egypt relations.

 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Science Codex featured research by Bosco Tjan of psychology and colleagues concerning the rapid movements the human eye is constantly making and how that might help those with macular degeneration better deal with vision loss.

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The New Yorker featured an article by Carol Muske-Dukes of English about accompanying famed author John Cheever at a reading of his prison novel “Falconer” at Sing Sing Prison.

ABC Radio (Australia) interviewed Steve Ross of history about his book “Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics,” which looks at the profound effect Hollywood actors and directors have had in shaping American politics over the past century, from Charlie Chaplin to Arnold Swartzenegger, among others.

Forbes quoted Gerald Bender of international relations in a story about Africa’s only female billionaire Isabel dos Santos of Angola.

The Huffington Post quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the economic impact immigration reform would have in the U.S. Pastor is co-director the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC Dornsife.

The Fresno Bee mentioned that Vanessa Carter, data analyst for the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, will be a featured speaker at the UC Center Sacramento to discuss what the term “middle class” means today.

Herald Sun (Australia) mentioned a study by USC Dornsife researchers about appetite control.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Business Insider quoted Margaret Gatz of psychology, gerontology and preventive medicine about the differences between intelligence and brain power.

 

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Verge featured research by Don Arnold of biological sciences and Richard Roberts of chemistry, biological sciences and chemical engineering on a method that allows scientists to see where and how memories are formed. They hope to learn how to remove surplus proteins that build up on neurons, causing neurogenerative disorders like Parkinson's.

Los Angeles Times quoted James Dolan of earth sciences about a Hollywood development that sits next to an active fault line.

 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, and colleagues featuring their research about bad habits in people’s everyday health decisions.

Zocalo Public Square ran an op-ed by Travis Longcore of spatial sciences where he made a case for the Western Scrub-Jay to be named the official animal of Los Angeles.

 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The New York Times quoted Janet Hoskins of anthropology and religion about religious diversity in Vietnam.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies about Congress and students loans.

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Huffington Post ran a column by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about him taking part in a recent workshop in Washington D.C. to discuss why immigration reform is necessary.

The Armenian Reporter featured an agreement between the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and the Armenian Film Foundation to archive more than 400 interviews of survivors of the Armenian Genocide by the time of the event’s 100-year anniversary in 2015. The Armenian Film Foundation is currently transferring the interviews from 16mm film to preservation-quality digital files. Those files will be delivered to the Shoah Foundation, which will create broadcast-quality and Internet-quality versions of each interview.

 

Monday, August 5, 2013

National Geographic featured “The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing” by Peter Westwick of history and a colleague detailing the history of surfing.

KPCC-FM featured research by David Caron of biological sciences, Carl Oberg of the USC Viterbi School, Gordon Boivin of the USC Wrigley Institute and doctoral students Arvind Pereira and Supreeth Subbaraya on how torpedo-shaped robots are being used to search for algae blooms off the coast of California. These blooms – or “red tide” – poison large numbers of shellfish, costing tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue to the aquaculture industry. Humans can die from eating the tainted seafood. Caron said these robots can detect blooms as they are forming, allowing for early warnings to be issued.

The Atlantic cited Travis Longcore of spatial science about the problem of  “Biblical thinking” in the world of conservation – that either you preserve a Garden of Eden or the entire world has fallen.

California Report quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Silicon Valley’s shift into making the technological home of the world more of a political force.

LAist quoted James Dolan of earth sciences about the structural safety of a planned development in Hollywood that reportedly sits on a fault line.

 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Los Angeles Times highlighted research by James Dolan of earth sciences whose maps and studies of a Hollywood fault line are the leading sources for state officials analyzing the safety of a development proposed for the site. The Associated Press also reported on the story.

The Daily Mail (U.K.) reviewed “Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox” by Lois Banner of history and gender studies. Her biography analyzes the Hollywood icon as a feminist, exploring her personality, troubled childhood and history of bisexuality.

Fox News San Diego affiliate KSWB-TV quoted Irving Biederman, Harold Dornsife Chair in Neurosciences and professor of psychology and computer science, about a condition called prosopagnosia, more commonly known as face blindness, which results in people not being able to recognize faces.