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December 2012 Media Mentions

 

Friday, December 21, 2012

OC Weekly highlighted “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class” by Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology.

 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Gov. Jerry Brown’s high marks for effectiveness.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about how the Los Angeles mayoral candidates need to differentiate themselves.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reel Urban News interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies about her report on African American philanthropy in Los Angeles.

 

December 15 to 17, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Scott Fraser, USC Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and director of science initiatives. Fraser said that USC’s interdisciplinary nature is what attracted him to move his research to the university from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Fraser added that USC Dornsife College Dean Steve A. Kay, also recently recruited to the university, likes to explore the limits of his field. Fraser is bringing roughly two dozen people with him from Caltech, three or four of whom will take lab leadership positions at USC. The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a second story.

KCET-TV’s “Departures” covered an induction ceremony for Los Angeles’ first poet laureate, chosen in part by Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC.

CBC News (Canada) featured “Planet Without Apes,” a new book by Craig Stanford of biological sciences, co-director of the Jane Goodall Research Center at USC, about possible extinction of the great apes and the biological knowledge that would die with them.

O.C. Weekly reported that “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class” by Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology has sold out of its print run. Stanford University Press is planning a second hardcover run and a paperback edition. O.C. Weekly plans to host a lecture in which Vallejo will discuss her work.

Cision Navigator featured USC Dornsife Magazine's augmented reality application in a story about augmented reality technology. Printing Impressions, Print Services and Distribution Association and Presentation Solutions also covered the application's debut.

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Atlantic featured USC Dornsife alumnus 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 work was also featured by KCRW-FM’s “Which Way, L.A.?”

Bloomberg News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about retiring California state employees receiving large payouts for unused leave.

KQED-FM’s “Forum” interviewed David Kang of international relations and business about North Korea’s recent firing of a rocket.

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

ABC News featured research by USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration finding that naturalizing eligible immigrants could boost the U.S. economy by at least $37 billion to $52 billion. As citizens, immigrants would see their earnings increase and enhance the economy as they spent more, the center found.

O.C. Weekly highlighted “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class” by Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology.

CBC News (Canada) quoted David Kang of international relations and business about North Korea’s recent launch of a rocket.

CBS News affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Proposition 30 and a recent story about corruption in state government.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the impact of a prostate cancer diagnosis on former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Scientist featured research by Brandi Reese, postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, and a colleague on fungi found living in deep-sea mud. The discovery of these fungi, some of which belong to the genus Penicillium, could lead to the creation of new antibiotics.

O.C. Weekly mentioned that Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology was on the cover of OC Metro this past spring.

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

L.A. Weekly featured “The International Relations of Middle Earth: Learning From the Lord of the Rings,” a textbook by Patrick James of international relations. James teaches a class on “The Lord of the Rings” and international relations, using the popular work to explain modern unrest and conflict to his students. The story was also covered by World Journal.

L.A. Weekly highlighted “The Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle of English, which is nominated in the paper’s tournament to determine the Best L.A. Novel Ever.

Nature highlighted research by Brandi Reese, postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, on fungi found living in deep-sea mud. The research, which highlights the extreme environments that can sustain life, may also help pharmaceutical companies develop antibiotics to combat drug-resistant bacteria.

MundoFox Los Angeles affiliate KWHY-TV interviewed Pamela Starr of international relations about the inauguration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

LiveScience quoted Thomas Jordan, University Professor, W. M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences, professor of earth sciences, and director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, about a group of scientists in Italy who were sentenced to prison after failing to warn the public of a devastating earthquake.

New York Daily News highlighted a lecture by Judith “Jack” Halberstam of American Studies and ethnicity, gender studies, and comparative literature, on Lady Gaga and feminism.

 

December 8 to 10, 2012

Holtz Communication and Technology blog featured USC Dornsife Magazine's augmented reality application in a story about how print is adapting a digital world.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about gay marriage as a political issue.

 

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a Q&A with Judith “Jack” Halberstam of American Studies and ethnicity, gender studies, and comparative literature , author of “Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal.” Halberstam discussed the contradictory nature of singer Lady Gaga’s appeal as a feminist and cultural icon.

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Sen. Jim DeMint stepping down.

 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Atlantic featured Selma Holo of art history, director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art. Holo was named as an inspiring mentor by USC alumna Mariana Amatullo, co-founder and vice president of Designmatters.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about lawyer and talk show host Kevin James’ run for L.A. mayor. KPCC-FM cited Schnur.

The Nation quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the political power of Latinos and other minorities in regards to climate change.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, will be part of a panel about women’s impact on politics.

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Press TV (Iran) interviewed Juan de Lara of American studies and ethnicity about immigrants in California.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Slate reviewed “10 Print,” a book by Mark Marino of the Writing Program and colleagues. The book takes a single line of BASIC code and uses it as a jumping-off point for considering creative computing in music and other areas. The book was also featured by Wired and Boing Boing.

PBS News Wilmington, Del., affiliate WHYY-TV interviewed USC Dornsife Dean Steve Kay about a study on fat cell “clocks” that may lead to obesity.

National Review cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that 38 percent of California voters think the state is headed in the right direction. The poll was also covered by The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.

L.A. Weekly covered USC Dornsife alumnus Samuel Krueger and his award-winning thesis, “Delimiting the Postmodern Urban Center: An Analysis of Urban Amenity Clusters in Los Angeles.”

 

December 1 to 3, 2012

Los Angeles Times quoted Peter Westwick of history about NASA’s past publicity campaigns.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the GOP’s plans for making a comeback in California.

San Francisco Examiner quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about efforts to reform California’s initiative system.

KCRW-FM interviewed G. Alexander Moore of anthropology, Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School and Richard Chase, professor emeritus of the USC Marshall School, about holiday shopping.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about former President Bill Clinton’s popularity.

La Opinion quoted Juan de Lara of American studies and ethnicity about a lawsuit filed against a Riverside Wal-Mart by its workers.