July 2013 Media Mentions
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
C-SPAN covered a discussion including Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about immigration reform at the AFL-CIO and Economic Policy Institute. Pastor, the director of the Center for the Study of Immigration Integration at USC Dornsife, said his research finds that citizenship significantly raises the earning power of immigrants.
Daily Express (U.K.) featured Steven Spielberg, founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, who will mark the 20th anniversary of his film “Schindler’s List” by planning benefit screenings that will benefit the foundation. The first screening is planned for September 12 in Philadelphia, the day before Yom Kippur.
DCist cited Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, about the tendency of the human body to feel anger when one has a rapid heart rate.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Scientific American ran a column by Maureen McCarthy, a doctoral student at USC Dornsife researching chimpanzees in Uganda, about her time recently spent with world-renowned chimp expert Dr. Jane Goodall.
Business Insider quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of education and psychology about the benefits of daydreaming to our overall mental health.
Salon quoted Ravi Iyer, postdoctoral student in psychology, about how liberals and conservative can more effectively discuss often difficult topics such as climate change.
Monday, July 29, 2013
The Independent (U.K.) ran an obituary for Dallas Willard, professor emeritus of philosophy, with a large influence on American evangelicalism. He served as director to the USC School of Philosophy from 1982-85.
Los Angeles Times quoted Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, about the significance of architect John Parkinson to Los Angeles and USC.
Stockton Record cited the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration regarding the number of San Joaquin County immigrants living in the country illegally.
Friday July 26, 2013
Los Angeles Times quoted Selma Holo of art history about the departure of Museum of Contemporary Art Director Jeffrey Deitch.
Los Angeles Times cited a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finding that three of four Californians endorse a realignment of the state prison program.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
China Daily (China) featured a joint educational program between USC and the China Scholarship Council to support outstanding Chinese students pursuing doctoral degrees. Beginning in fall of 2013, the scholarship will be available for up to 30 students accepted into any of the 17 schools at USC or the USC Dornsife College. Anthony Bailey, USC vice provost for Global Initiatives, said USC is honored to collaborate on the scholarship fund. China Daily (China) ran a second story.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
NBC News New Orleans affiliate WDSU-TV covered the National Council of La Raza Conference, which included a panel by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity. Pastor spoke about the economic benefits of immigration reform.
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” interviewed Jack Halberstam of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies and comparative literature about the experiences of transgender children and a camp that allows them to be themselves.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the role of sex abuse policies in a local Los Angeles political campaign.
CNN interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about sexual harassment allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
Voice of America interviewed Thomas Ward of anthropology about gang culture being exported internationally through media.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Los Angeles Times quoted Shana Redmond of American studies and ethnicity about a Gallup poll on how black Americans feel about their treatment by society after the re-election of President Obama.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
KCRW-FM interviewed Laura Pulido of American studies and ethnicity about why protests become violent.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Boston Globe ran an op-ed by Jacob Soll of history and accounting about China’s dominance of the global economy and its historical precedent in 17th century France. France’s finance minister under Louis XIV was Jean-Baptiste Colbert, who supported many of the same economic strategies China is employing. Colbert’s attempts failed in many different ways, “but China has industry, population, and global reach that Colbert could not have conceived of, and today it seems to be following Colbert and succeeding.”
Complex featured an online art project by Marc Marino of the Writing Program and USC Dornsife student Spencer Pratt. In an interview on HTMLGiant, Marino described a class project that introduced Pratt to the idea of netprov, or networked improvised narrative. Marino ran a netprov through Pratt’s Twitter account, playing a fictional British poet who exploits the account to promote his own work. Marino is a founder of the emerging field of Critical Code Studies, the story noted.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Alice Echols, Barbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and professor of English, gender studies and history, about the fashion industry adopting youth styles during the ‘60s.
The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Richard Flory of sociology about the acceptance of the nation’s first LGBT student club by the evangelical Fuller Theological Seminary.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Jewish Journal featured Ruth Weisberg of the USC Roski School, who has brought together colleagues to share work being produced in the Israeli art world. She launched the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities in the spring of 2012. Instrumental in organizing the initiative was USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett and the USC Dornsife College, among others.
The Washington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about political candidates trying to succeed popular incumbents from their own party.
Fox and Hounds quoted Abraham Lowenthal, professor emeritus of international relations, about how the NSA scandal has affected business in California.
Peru Noticias Now (Peru) ran a story featuring earth sciences postdoctoral researcher Camilo Ponton whose research has concluded that deforestation and soil erosion in the Amazon could contribute to global warming.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted research by Steven Ross of history and colleagues about alleged ties between Hollywood and Adolf Hitler in the 1930s in conjunction with Nazi-based filmmaking. Ross disputes claims that Jewish studios were collaborating with the Nazis.
EFE (Spain) ran a story featuring Camilo Ponton, earth sciences postdoctoral researcher, whose research has concluded that deforestation and soil erosion in the Amazon could contribute to global warming. El Nuevo Herald ran photos of Ponton. This story was also reported on by El Siglo de Torreón (Mexico) and another story by EFE (Spain).
The Sacramento Bee reported on meetings being held between Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg concerning limits on fundraising during non-election years. The story was covered by a second article in The Sacramento Bee.
NBC News’ “Today” covered research by Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, and colleagues finding that, when stressed, people tend to fall back on their habits, regardless of whether they're good or bad.
The New York Times quoted Judith "Jack" Halberstam of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies and comparative literature in an article about a new trend of online companies tailoring business suits specifically for women.
The Dallas Morning News quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity concerning immigration and wages in conjunction with former President George W. Bush’s statement in favor of immigration reform.
L.A. Weekly cited Travis Longcore of spatial sciences and colleagues concerning a controversial development plan for the Ballona Wetlands.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Scientific American ran a column by David Ginsburg of environmental studies about USC Dornsife's Guam and Palau Maymester program, which Ginsburg runs alongside Jim Haw, Ray R. Irani Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Chair in Chemistry and professor of chemistry and environmental studies. Nearly 100 undergraduate students have studied marine and coastal ecosystems in Micronesia thus far, with the largest cohort (26 students) being this year. The story noted the students had an average GPA of 3.7. The story mentioned research at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center and the USC Hyperbaric Chamber.
Al Jazeera interviewed Gerardo Munck of international relations about the grounding of a plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales.
The Washington Post ran an obituary for USC Dornsife alumnus and writer Raymond Rodriguez, who chronicled mass deportations to Mexico during the Great Depression.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Los Angeles Times highlighted research by David Hutchins of biological sciences and colleagues finding that increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could lead to an increase in algae blooms, killing fish and causing respiratory problems in humans.
Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for USC Dornsife alumnus and writer Raymond Rodriguez, who chronicled mass deportations to Mexico during the Great Depression.
Los Angeles Times ran a series of poetry reviews by Carol Muske-Dukes of English.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Asian News International featured research by David Hutchins of biological sciences and colleagues finding that increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could be weeding out bacteria that form the base of the ocean’s food chain. Red Orbit and Nature World News also covered the story.
Nature World News featured research by Daniel Lidar of electrical engineering systems, chemistry, and physics and astronomy and colleagues confirming the D-Wave chip housed at USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute appears to be operating as a quantum processor.
L.A. Weekly quoted Travis Longcore of spatial sciences about a controversial development plan for the Ballona Wetlands.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The Register (U.K.) featured research by Daniel Lidar of electrical engineering systems, chemistry, and physics and astronomy and colleagues confirming the D-Wave chip housed at USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute appears to be operating as a quantum processor. The story was also covered by Technews Daily.
Los Angeles Times cited a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finding that voters favor the release of early, low-level nonviolent offenders from prison.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural conference on art and nature at the Laguna Art Museum.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Sveriges Television (Sweden) 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. The story was also covered by La Nacion (Costa Rica).
Scientific American ran a column by Jim Haw, Ray R. Irani Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Chair in Chemistry and professor of chemistry and environmental studies, and USC Dornsife student Katie Lee about the historical collapse of Southern California’s fisheries.
Israel 21c (Israel) featured Ruth Weisberg of the USC Roski School and a group of artists and architect colleagues she led on a trip to Israel under the aegis of USC Dornsife. Weisberg is a former dean of the Roski School. An exhibition of works from the trip will be displayed at the USC-Hillel Art Gallery in mid-November.