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December 2013 Media Mentions

 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Los Angeles Times featured Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, who is considering running for California Secretary of State. Darry Sragow of political science will help manage Schnur’s campaign. KPCC-FM reported that Schnur has been a staunch advocate of campaign finance reform. The Sacramento Bee also covered the story.

Associated Press cited a study by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity finding that 70 percent of California’s immigrants have been living there since 2000.

 

Monday, December 23, 2013

KPCC-FM quoted Viet Thanh Nguyen of English and American studies and ethnicity about how Asians are perceived by the media.

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the possibility of Gov. Jerry Brown running for president in 2016.

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Scientific American featured USC Dornsife's holiday video highlighting a number of faculty members discussing the science and art of snow. The video includes USC Dornsife Dean Steve Kay, as well as faculty members Kate Flint, David Kang, Richard Brutchey, Moh El-Naggar, Shieva Kleinschmidt, Margaret Gatz and David St. John. The story was also covered by io9.

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BBC News (U.K.) featured 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who answered a few questions sent in by BBC viewers.

NY1 interviewed Donal Manahan of the USC Dornsife College about the challenges of conducting research on underwater sea vents.

 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife College/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that two-thirds of Latinos in California back Covered California.

 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Reuters highlighted Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as one of the 2013 Nobel Laureates for Chemistry. Agence France-Presse and China Radio International (China) also covered the story.

Fast Company quoted Antonio Damasio,  director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about how we learn from the act of writing.

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

KCRW-FM featured an anonymous gift of $20 million to fund scholarships at three USC schools. The gift will benefit USC Dornsife the USC School of Social Work and the USC Marshall School. The donation was made as part of the Campaign for USC, a $6 billion university fundraising effort, which includes a goal of $1 billion for endowed student scholarships. City News Service and LA Observed also covered the story.

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Haaretz (Israel) featured Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, one of the 2013 Nobel Laureates for Chemistry. Warshel and his colleagues earned the prize for their development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems. The story was also covered by Associated Press, The Jerusalem Post (Israel), Voice of America, Xinhua News Agency (China), Israel Hayom (Israel), Agence France-Presse, Sveriges Radio (Sweden) in two stories (second link here) and The Local (Sweden).

Los Angeles Times featured an anonymous gift of $20 million to fund scholarships at three USC schools. USC Dornsife will receive $8 million; the USC School of Social Work will receive $6 million; and the USC Marshall School will also receive $6 million.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert English of international relations about how Soviet-era monuments are viewed in Ukraine.

NPR News Fresno, Calif. affiliate KVPR-FM quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about a Kettleman City landfill polluting the local water supply.

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, featured Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, one of the 2013 Nobel Laureates for Chemistry. Today, the winners each received their Nobel diplomas in a ceremony in Sweden. The Huffington Post ran an article by Kathy Kemper, parent of a USC student, who met Warshel at a Swedish Embassy dinner celebrating the laureates. Xinhua News Agency (China) interviewed Warshel about his prize. The story was also covered by another story by Xinhua News Agency (China), The Times of Israel (Israel), Voice of America, Sveriges Radio (Sweden), EFE (Spain) in three stories (additional links here and here), Le Monde (France), Deutsche Welle (Germany), The Algemeiner Journal, Diario Atlantico (Spain), Magyar Távirati Iroda (Hungary) and Hola (Spain).

Los Angeles Times featured the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, which hosts public tours to teach visitors how it uses its 52,000 Holocaust testimonials for educational purposes. The story also noted the collections include testimonials from the Rwandan genocide.

 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Education Week highlighted a study by Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, on the development of musical skills and neurological development. The study focuses on students in Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, which provides free musical instruments and training to low-income students. The study will examine them over the course of five years.

 

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Wall Street Journal highlighted the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual Education's archive of 52,000 Holocaust testimonials. The story also featured the institute's effort to create life-like holograms of survivors that can respond to questions. While the project aims for completion within five years, Stephen Smith executive director of the institute, said they didn't want the holograms to "pre-empt" survivors while they are still alive.

KPCC-FM quoted Cecil "Chip" Murray, John R. Tansey Chair in Christian Ethics and professor of religion, about meeting with Nelson Mandela. Murray was also quoted by CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV and CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV in two stories (second link here).

San Jose Mercury News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the challenge of defeating Gov. Jerry Brown in next year's election.

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

KQED-FM cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that more than half of Californian voters generally approve of Gov. Jerry Brown's performance in office.

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, winner of the University of Louisville's 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The story noted that Jacques Hymans of international relations also received a Grawemeyer Award this week for ideas improving world order. The Courier-Journal noted that Damasio was honored for his work on emotions and their affect on decision-making. The story was also covered by NPR News Louisville affiliate WFPL-FM.

Foreign Affairs ran an op-ed by Jacques Hymans of international relations about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured David St. John of English and comparative literature and Carol Muske-Dukes of English as two of the best local poets in L.A. The story noted that St. John has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as the Hardison Poetry Prize. Muske-Dukes has been honored as the California State Poet Laureate and has received awards from The Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts, the story said.

Slate cited a study by Craig Stanford of biological sciences and anthropology about gender presumptions in Darwinian models of evolution.

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Jacques Hymans of international relations, winner of the University of Louisville's 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. The award recognized Hymans' 2012 book, "Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation." The honor is one of five, each of which comes with a $100,000 prize. NPR News Louisville affiliate WFPL-FM ran an interview with Hymans about the award. The story was also covered by The Courier-Journal.

Associated Press quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about a federal investigation of California Sen. Ron Calderon.

 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about California's new primary system.

Isto É (Brazil) quoted Patrick James, Dean's Professor of International Relations, about the potential impact of a nuclear deal with Iran on international relations.