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January 2014 Media Mentions

 

 

Friday, January 31, 2014

KCRW-FM cited a study by Phyllis Grifman of the USC Sea Grant Program and colleagues predicting Los Angeles could experience a sea level increase of up to two feet by the year 2050.

 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

SF Weekly cited Jack Halberstam of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature and English as a scholar who uses "sophisticated analytical tools to assess pop culture."

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV covered a State of the Union address viewing party held by USC Dornsife's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. USC students were interviewed about their reactions to the speech. Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV also interviewed students at the viewing.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity and director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration about the topic of income inequality in the State of the Union address.

San Francisco Chronicle cited Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity and director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration about California's new growth potential lying within the children of immigrants.

Variety mentioned that Steve Spielberg established the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times cited Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the selection of Los Angeles Promise Zones by the White House.

 

Monday, January 27, 2014

The New York Times quoted Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, about the "ethical quicksand" faced by Jews enforcing Nazi orders in Holocaust-era ghettos.

The Huffington Post cited Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, regarding an experiment using card games and skin respiration to measure complex emotions.

NBC News San Jose affiliate KLIV-AM mentioned that Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 State of the Valley conference in Silicon Valley.

 

Friday, January 24, 2014

The New York Times highlighted "The Catholic Writer Today," an essay by USC Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture Dana Gioia on the current role of Catholicism in the arts.

National Journal ran commentary by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about cities planning for their futures by addressing the needs of different demographics, especially immigrants. Cities like Los Angeles are finding ways to thread issues together.

 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Huffington Post cited Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the way feelings and emotions expressed in music play a central role in cognitive reasoning.

Vice's "Motherboard" cited Jack Halberstam of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature and English about the persistence of heteronormativity in video games.

Los Angeles Times covered the planned closing of the USC Dornsife's Master of Professional Writing program.

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Time quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of psychology and education about collections owned by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Huffington Post quoted David Kang of international relations and business about the influence of external media on the North Korean population.

San Jose Mercury News cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding a 55 percent job-approval rating for Gov. Jerry Brown.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The New York Times cited Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the neural pathways for emotion being interlinked with those for rationale.

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that most inland California residents oppose a proposed bullet train.

The Boston Globe mentioned that Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity will speak at an online interactive workshop called Talking to America About Immigrants and Immigration.

 

Friday, January 17, 2014

KPCC-FM cited Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the congressional campaign of Marianne Williamson. LA Weekly also quoted Schnur.

Livescience quoted Thomas Jordan, University Professor, W. M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences and professor of earth sciences, about the earthquake risks faced by Los Angeles.

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Thomas Jordan, University Professor, W. M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences and professor of earth sciences, about the legacy of the Northridge earthquake. U-T San Diego also quoted Jordan.

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Olu Orange of political science about a case against two California police officers charged with the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man.

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured a $50 million gift by spinal surgeon Gary Michelson to establish the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, where researchers in engineering, medicine and other fields will collaborate to create products and bring them to market. City News Service reported the facility will be a collaboration between USC Dornsife and USC Viterbi. The story said it will have a Center for Microscopy and Analysis, a nanofabrication facility and microscopy imaging technology to precisely measure the inside of cells. The story was also covered by NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV and LA Observed.

Scientific American featured research by Khalil Iskarous of linguistics, who is studying octopus arms in order to learn more about linguistics and the human tongue.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and professor of international relations, about the use of academic boycotts by scholarly associations.

TakePart quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of political science about state governments responding differently than the federal government to voter-backed decisions on the legality of same-sex marriages.

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

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a $50 million gift by spinal surgeon Gary Michelson to establish the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, where researchers in engineering, medicine and other fields will collaborate to create products and bring them to market. It will be a partnership between USC Dornsife and USC Viterbi School. Los Angeles Times reported the new 190,000-square-foot building will house up to 30 labs. An Associated Press story on the gift was picked up widely; on KPCC-FM, the story ran with a slideshow. The story was also covered by Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, KCRW-FM and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Los Angeles Times featured Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and the launch of his campaign for California Secretary of State. The story was also covered by Sacramento Bee and KPCC-FM.

City News Service featured "20 Years After Northridge, How Has Earthquake Science Advanced?," an event held by USC's Southern California Earthquake Center. Collaboration between scientists, engineers and planners in the decades after the Northridge quake "leads us to better quake forecasts," said Thomas Jordan, director of the center and University Professor, W. M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences and professor of earth sciences.

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the Obama administration selecting certain areas of Los Angeles for development funding.

BBC (U.K.) interviewed Jacques Hymans of international relations about the difficulty that repressive regimes like Iran's face in developing successful nuclear weapons programs.

 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fast Company highlighted research by Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, finding that brain damage affecting emotions can also affect decision-making. Fast Company ran another story.

Los Angeles Times ran a live-talk on earthquakes citing fault maps produced by James Dolan of earth sciences.

 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Daily Breeze featured research by Phyllis Grifman of the USC Sea Grant Program and colleagues finding that Los Angeles beach communities are vulnerable to climate-related sea rise. The story was also covered by KCRW-FM, Curbed L.A. and Santa Monica Daily Press.

KCRW-FM's "Which Way, L.A.?" interviewed Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about a report on Los Angeles' future development. The story linked to a report by Pastor and colleagues on building a just transportation system in Los Angeles County.

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Los Angeles Times featured research by Phyllis Grifman of the USC Sea Grant Program and colleagues finding that Los Angeles beach communities are vulnerable to climate-related sea rise. A moderate storm could cause $410 million in damage once sea level has grown by just 1.5 feet, the report said. That mark could be reached by mid-century. Los Angeles Times ran a graphic illustrating the study's findings. RedOrbit also covered the story.

Chicago Tribune ran an op-ed by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, and a colleague on the legacy left by several intense years of political fighting over immigration.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, about the new search for a Los Angeles Poet Laureate now that Eloise Klein Healy has resigned from the post.

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

KPCC-FM featured research by Phyllis Grifman of the USC Sea Grant Program and colleagues finding that Los Angeles beach communities are vulnerable to climate-related sea rise.

Headlines and Global News featured research by Meghan Miller and Thorsten Becker of earth sciences finding that the Atlas Mountains in Morocco float atop a layer of molten rock – a rarity in geography.

The Washington Post, in a Religion News Service story, quoted Brie Loskota, managing director of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, about evangelical efforts to fight sex trafficking.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the legacy of Chinese film mogul Run Run Shaw.

 

Monday January 6, 2014

The New York Times highlighted "Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox" by Lois Banner of history and gender studies.

The Boston Globe ran commentary by Jacob Soll of history and accounting about Pope Jorge Bergoglio making income inequality a focus for the Catholic Church.

United Press International featured research by Meghan Miller and Thorsten Becker of earth sciences finding that the Atlas Mountains in Morocco float atop a layer of molten rock – a rarity in geography. RedOrbit, Nature World News and Science Daily also covered the story.

Truthdig, in a story by VPRO (Netherlands), quoted Manuel Castells, University Professor, Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Techonology and Society and professor of communication, sociology, planning, and international relations, about rapid shifts in capitalism.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Los Angeles Daily News reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, plans to run for California Secretary of State. KPCC-FM also covered the story.

ABC News' "World News with Diane Sawyer" interviewed Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, about how eating with your non-dominant hand can help break the habit of thoughtless snacking.

NBC News' "Today" quoted Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, about the idea that it takes 21 days for a habit to take root.

Parade cited research by Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, finding that habits influence us more under stress than cravings do.

Business Day (South Africa) cited research by Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, finding the neural basis for emotions.

 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the possibility of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg running for higher office, including president.

Jerusalem Post (Israel) featured the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, which is attempting to restore videotaped Holocaust testimonials thought lost forever to history. The story also noted the institute has teamed with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to create interactive holograms of Holocaust survivors, allowing future generations to learn their stories. Gizmodo also covered the story.

Los Angeles Times quoted James Dolan of earth sciences about earthquake faults in Los Angeles. The story noted that his fault maps have been adopted by the state of California.

NPR News quoted Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about how emotions affect both the body and mind. Latin Post cited Damasio.

KPCC-FM interviewed Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, about the most influential Californians in 2013.