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February 2014 Media Mentions

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Scientific American quoted Susan Friedlander of mathematics about current tools used for researching global ocean currents.

Redlands Daily Facts highlighted a talk by David Treuer of English at the University of Redlands.

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

National Geographic quoted David Caron of biological sciences about how algal blooms become red tides.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Press-Enterprise highlighted a study by Juan De Lara of American studies and ethnicity finding that blue-collar warehouse workers earn about $22,000 a year; women make even less, about $19,000 a year. The story also highlighted De Lara as a panelist tomorrow at UC Riverside, where a forum will discuss the quality of warehouse jobs and their impact on the regional economy.

The Sacramento Bee covered the fundraising campaign of Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, who is running for California Secretary of State.

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fox & Hounds and San Francisco Chronicle highlighted research about Democrats' power in the California legislature by Christian Grose of political science presented at  a forum on government and leadership held at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. The story was also covered by LA Observed.

CBS News San Francisco affiliate KPIX-TV quoted Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo of sociology about the social, historical, and legal context of immigration.

Inside Higher Ed featured a petition by Anna Krylov of chemistry and colleagues protesting an all-male line-up for the 2015 International Congress of Quantum Chemistry conference in Beijing.

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran commentary by Jacob Soll of history and accounting about how our economic health and political stability may depend on our value of the humanities.

San Francisco Chronicle featured research by Christian Grose of political science about Democrats' power in the California legislature. The report is due to be discussed by a panel at a USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy symposium today.

Fast Company highlighted research by Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, finding that decisions often depend on "somatic markers" stored in the human body and unconscious mind.

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Wall Street Journal cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that 70 percent of California voters want a referendum on a proposed high-speed rail line.

The Washington Post quoted Christian Grose of political science about the evolution of Gov. Scott Walker's public standing.

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times ran a Q&A with Bill Deverell of history, and director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, about Writing from California, a two-day conference with panels, readings, discussions and a bus tour about the literature of Southern California.

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Los Angeles Times covered the L.A. Times Book Prize, which is held on campus during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. The story noted that Percival Everett, Distinguished Professor of English, has been nominated for a prize in the fiction category for his book "Percival Everett by Virgil Russell."

CNN quoted David Kang  of international relations and business, and director of the USC Korean Studies Institute, about the impact of a U.N. report on crimes against humanity committed by North Korea.

Scientific American highlighted a study by Jesse Graham of psychology and colleague finding that “awe-prone” individuals tend to be more comfortable with uncertainty and they are less likely to need cognitive closure.

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

U.S. News & World Report quoted Sarah Feakins of earth sciences about an anomalous lack of snowfall in California.

BBC (U.K.) interviewed Sarah Feakins of earth sciences about California's drought.

Fox & Hounds covered Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, campaign for California Secretary of State.

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Wired featured Moh El-Naggar of physics and his "BioNano" group's investigations on electron flow and how these charges move through biological structures. The story noted he recently received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in recognition of his research.

Los Angeles Times quoted USC Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture Dana Gioia about the newly nominated chair of the National Endowment of the Arts. Gioia was quoted in a second Los Angeles Times story.

The Huffington Post ran commentary by Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, about the difficulty of recording genocide history.

The Huffington Post ran a column by Nake Kamrany of economics about President Obama's foreign policy.

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that a majority of California voters would turn down a high-speed rail proposal for California if given the opportunity to vote again.

NBC News San Jose affiliate KLIV-AM quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the immigration population within Silicon Valley.

Los Angeles Times mentioned that USC Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture Dana Gioia was appointed as chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts by President George W. Bush.

Redlands Daily Facts covered a speaking engagement by David Treuer of English at the University of Redlands.

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kababayan Today interviewed Fisher Museum Director Selma Holo of art history for a story about "Triumph of Philippine Art," an exhibit on display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. 

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

KCET-TV's "L.A. in Motion" ran commentary by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, and director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, about transportation equity in the future of Los Angeles.

CNBC quoted Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology about class variations within the Latino population.

NBC News San Jose affiliate KLIV-AM quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about how Silicon Valley is not the land of opportunities it was 20 to 30 years ago.

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times ran a remembrance by Carol Muske-Dukes of English for poet Maxine Kumin.

Voice of America interviewed Sri Narayan of chemistry about the use of electric buses in Los Angeles.

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Los Angeles Times quoted Sergio Sanudo-Wilhelmy of biological sciences and earth sciences about trace metal concentrations contaminating Southern Californian waters.

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

KFWB-AM interviewed Sarah Feakins of earth sciences about the California drought.

San Francisco Chronicle mentioned a lecture by Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College covering his research on the neural basis for emotions.

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a $1.9 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support graduate-level training in digital humanities scholarship at USC. USC expects to invest $1 billion in digital knowledge and informatics over the next decade, the story said. The story quoted Peter Mancall, vice dean for the humanities, and highlighted USC's strengths in the field, including being home to USC Dornsife's Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, the School of Cinematic Arts' Institute for Multimedia Literacy and more. The story was also covered by Campus Technology and City News Service.

Ms. profiled Lois Banner, professor emerita of history, noting that she helped found the field of women's history when feminism was still in its nascent stages. Banner spent 30 years teaching at USC, popularizing and expanding its gender studies program and mentoring students in feminist history. The story noted that Alice Echols, chair of USC's gender studies program, called Banner a "founding mother of the field of women's history."

Salon quoted Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and professor of English and history, about the stories of inequality in Oscar-contending films.

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

KCRW-FM's "Press Play" interviewed Kate Flint, Provost Professor of English and Art History, about the value of an art history degree.

BBC (U.K.) interviewed Sarah Feakins of earth sciences about the current drought in California and the impact on agriculture and tourism.

 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Los Angeles Times featured Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, who is running for California secretary of state. Los Angeles Times ran two more stories (second link here).

Los Angeles Times quoted Donald Miller, Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion and professor of religion and sociology, about the growth of Pentecostalism in L.A.'s religious communities.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Sarah Feakins of earth sciences about California's current drought and the state's history of dry spells.