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May 2013 Media Mentions

 

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Wall Street Journal featured research by John Strauss of economics and colleagues finding large discrepancies between aging men and women in China. The study said 22.9 percent of Chinese 60 years old and over live on an annual income of less than $520. Another story in The Wall Street Journal reported it’s the first major study of China’s 185 billion elderly. South China Morning Post (China) reported the survey found women were more likely to experience psychological distress, including depressive feelings and feelings of fear. The research was also covered by Bloomberg News, another South China Morning Post (China) story, GlobalPost, Magyar Távirati Iroda (Hungary).

 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Sacramento Bee ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about politicians fundraising while legislature is in session. Schnur supports a ban on state lawmakers raising money while they’re at work.

Los Angeles Review of Books ran an op-ed by Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American literature and professor of English and history, on “Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,” a documentary about the writer George Plimpton, founder of The Paris Review. The essay explores Plimpton as a public figure.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about recent ballot initiative Measure D and how it would regulate Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries.

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2013

Los Angeles Times featured “The Shore,” a musical piece by David St. John of English and Frank Ticheli of the USC Thornton School. Ticheli and St. John have co-taught a graduate class on collaboration between writers and composers for the past decade.

BBC (U.K.) featured research by Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, and colleagues finding that people stick to both their good and bad habits during stressful times. The Daily Mail (U.K.) covered the story, reporting that habits play an especially important role in healthcare. The research was also covered in another story by BBC (U.K.), Time, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Headlines and Global News, KPCC-FM, MinnPost, RedOrbit, RelaxNews, Corriere Nazionale (Italy) and Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany).

Los Angeles Review of Books ran an essay by Jessica Keating, a postdoctoral fellow in the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, about “Looking East: Rubens’ Encounter with Asia,” an exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

ABC News New York affiliate KABC-TV featured Luis Hernandez, an incoming USC Dornsife freshman who completed his college applications during evenings at his school after Hurricane Sandy left his house without power, hot water or heat for weeks. Hernandez is his school’s class valedictorian and earned a full scholarship to USC. He’s interested in film and has already created a short film about a teen dealing with a weight problem.

The Atlantic quoted Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, about voter perception of California Gov. Jerry Brown.

Al Jazeera quoted Thomas Ward of anthropology about youth violence and gangs.

San Jose Mercury News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about ads promoting Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnel proposal.

Deseret News quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about sustainable growth in Salt Lake City.

Scientific American ran a column by David Ginsburg of environmental studies about programs in Guam and Palau.

 

Monday, May 28, 2013

The New York Post featured Luis Hernandez, an incoming USC Dornsife freshmen who completed his college applications during evenings at his school after Hurricane Sandy left his house without power, hot water or heat for weeks. Hernandez is his school’s class valedictorian and earned a full scholarship to USC. He has also been taking care of his sick mom, younger brother and 14 nieces and nephews. He is the first in his family to attend college.

Los Angeles Times quoted Steven Ross of history about the Jewish experience in Los Angeles.

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

KPCC-FM’s “Off-Ramp” quoted Travis Longcore of spatial sciences about conservation efforts on Santa Cruz Island.

KPCC-FM quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies about low voter turnout in the recent Los Angeles mayoral election.

Live Science quoted Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, about managing the 7-minute workout.

Scientific American ran a column by a USC student about the USC Dornsife program in Guam and Palau.

Unimas Los Angeles affiliate KFTR-DT mentioned that “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera graduated from USC Dornsife with a degree in international relations.

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WAMC-FM featured research by Sarah Feakins of earth sciences about the environmental factors that helped originate bipedalism.

Long Beach Press-Telegram ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur,  director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about low voter turnout in the Los Angeles mayoral race.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Eric Garcetti winning the Los Angeles mayoral race. Reuters also quoted Schnur concerning the Los Angeles election results. Schnur was also quoted by another story in Reuters, Los Angeles Daily News, L.A. Observed and Latinos Post.

CBS News' "This Morning" interviewed Kenneth Alexander of mathematics concerning the overwhelming odds of hitting the $600 million Powerball lottery. Alexander was also quoted by CBS News Des Moines affiliate KCCI-TV.

Los Angeles Times mentioned Howard Gillman, former dean of USC Dornsife, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor of UC Irvine. The story was also covered by Inside Higher Ed and two Orange County Register stories.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Los Angeles Times featured an exhibition of the Southern California Edison photography archive, organized in part by William Deverell of history. The exhibition is being presented by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, which Deverell directs. The story was also covered by The Daily Mail (U.K.) and Noticias24 (Venezuela).

KPCC-FM's "Which Way, L.A.?" interviewed Dan Schnur,  director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the Los Angeles mayoral race.

Los Angeles Times ran a book review by Richard Rayner of the Master of Professional Writing program about author John le Carre’s latest book, “A Delicate Truth.”

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the Los Angeles mayoral race. ABC News and The Huffington Post also quoted Schnur.

Los Angeles Times cited Jared Sanchez of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration in USC Dornsife about poverty in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about young adults using technology to bond and camp together.

The Fresno Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Sen. Ricardo Lara and a gambling compact involving a Fresno-area Indian tribe.

Scientific American ran a column by USC Dornsife student Maureen McCarthy about chimpanzees in Uganda.

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, about the college's Guam and Palau program.

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, on results from the USC Price/Los Angeles Times poll. Schnur was also quoted by Reuters, L.A. Weekly and L.A. Observed.

The New York Times cited a study by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity and colleagues at the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration finding that Los Angeles County has about 900,000 undocumented immigrants.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about reports of the IRS targeting conservative groups.

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, about the school's Guam and Palau program.

EFE (Spain) mentioned that “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera graduated Friday from USC Dornsife. The story was also covered by Jezebel.

 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Us Weekly reported on USC Dornsife student and former “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera, who is graduating today. Ferrera is receiving a degree in international relations from the USC Dornsife College. The story quoted an exchange between Ferrera and @USCDornsife, the USC Dornsife Twitter account, and linked to a university story about Ferrera taking a leave of absence when she was offered the title role in ABC’s “Ugly Betty.” Ferrera credited David Andrus of the USC Dornsife for helping her balance her academic and professional endeavors. The story was also covered by E! and On the Red Carpet.


 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Lois Banner of history and gender studies which encouraged the media to honor women for their own work instead of packaging that recognition with their husbands. Banner highlighted the accomplishments of Zelda Fitzgerald and Mileva Einstein, wives of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and scientist Albert Einstein, respectively.

The Salt Lake Tribune ran a story about Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity addressing Envision Utah, the region’s planning group, whose minority inclusion policies have helped the area’s economic growth over the past 20 years.

Reuters cited a study by Manuel Paster of sociology and American studies and ethnicity that the US needs to move faster on immigration reform.

Us Weekly mentioned that former "Ugly Betty" actress and USC Dornsife student America Ferrera will be graduating from the school Friday. E!Online and On the Red Carpet also covered the story.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

EFE (Spain) featured USC Dornsife student David Hernandez, who is graduating with a double major in political science and American studies and ethnicity. Latino LA reported that Hernandez is the first in his family to go to college, and has become a spokesman for the Latino community while at USC. He served as a delegate to a United Nations commission on eradicating poverty and youth unemployment. After graduating, he will join Teach for America and serve in the Los Angeles area. He also aspires to a political career serving L.A. as a city. Latino California also covered the story.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV highlighted a study by USC Dornsife’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) on the number of undocumented immigrants living in the country. Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies, and associate director of CSII, said the study found California’s undocumented population alone could see an economic benefit of $4.6 billion if a proposed reform bill was passed.

 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for Dallas Willard of the USC Dornsife College, a Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years. With books like “The Great Omission,” “Renovation of the Heart,” “The Divine Conspiracy” and others, Willard attempted to bring the intellectual world of Christianity to the general reader. In 1976, he received the outstanding faculty member award for his contributions to student life. He chaired USC’s philosophy department from 1982-85. PBS News’ “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” also covered the story.

KPCC-FM featured a study by USC Dornsife’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration providing a snapshot of California’s unauthorized immigrants. Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology, who was not involved in the study, was interviewed about the impact of immigration status on children.

KPCC-FM interviewed Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and professor of English and history, about the influence of F. Scott Fitzgerald on Hollywood.

Fox News mentioned a lecture by Richard Dekmejian of political science.

 

Friday, May 10, 2013

American Public Media’s “Marketplace” highlighted “Sinews of the Nation,” a book about “Diaspora bonds” by Dan Lainer-Vos of sociology.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jennifer Ito, project manager at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity in USC Dornsife, about the impact of Proposition 13.

Azteca America cited a USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration report finding that undocumented immigrants are more settled than previously realized.

 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Los Angeles Times featured a study by USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) finding that nearly half of Los Angeles County’s undocumented immigrants lack a high school diploma and that 60 percent don’t speak English well. “Rather than the person who stands in front of Home Depot who just got here a year ago, it’s actually a more settled population,” said Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, and director of CSII. The research was also covered by The Christian Science Monitor, La Opinion and The Business Journal.

The Huffington Post featured a study by Lee Epstein, Provost Professor of Law and Political Science, and colleagues finding that the court of Justice John Roberts Jr. is friendlier to business than any court since World War II. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the study ranked 36 justices who served in the postwar era. The five current conservative members of the court ranked among the top 10 most business-friendly justices to serve during that period.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The New York Times featured a DNA study by Peter Ralph of biological sciences and a colleague, finding that Europeans are more closely related than previously thought. Ralph said the findings might change how Europeans view one another, reported an Associated Press story in The Washington Post. “The fact that we share all our ancestors from a time period where we recognize various ethnic identities also points at how we are like a family.” Los Angeles Times noted that the study found Europeans living physically closer to one another tend to have more genetic similarities. The research was also covered by U.S. News & World Report, Daily Mail (U.K.), The Times of India (India), Daily Express (U.K.), Europa Press (Spain), Le Scienze (Italy), Der Spiegel (Germany), Die Welt (Germany), Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Anadolu Ajansi (Turkey), Yeni Asir (Turkey), Magyar Tavirati Iroda (Hungary), ABC (Spain), Descopera (Romania), Czech News Agency (Czech Republic), Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany), Polish Press Agency (Poland), Agenzia Giornialistica Italia (Italy), Inilah (Indonesia), Beta News Agency (Serbia), Krone Zeitung (Austria), Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austria), Ultimo Segundo (Brazil), National Geographic, Smithsonian, another Associated Press story, NBC News, Nature, Asian News International, The Christian Science Monitor, Nature World News, RedOrbit and Science Codex.

Los Angeles Times featured a study by USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration finding that one in 10 Los Angeles County residents is an undocumented immigrant and that one in five children in the county has at least one parent in the country without proper documentation. “The share of children with at least one undocumented parent really speaks to the interwoven generations,” said Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, and director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII), co-author of the study. Los Angeles Times reported that in parts of Koreatown and South Los Angeles, one in three adults is in the country illegally. Los Angeles Times also ran a live chat about the study. The research was also covered by La Opinion, The Sacramento Bee, KPCC-FM, L.A. Weekly, The Press-Enterprise, The Fresno Bee, KFYI-AM and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

The Sacramento Bee ran an op-ed by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, and director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) in USC Dornsife, about a need for immigration reform in California. Pastor wrote that the potential legalization and naturalization of undocumented immigrants could lead to an income gain of more than 14 percent for the state, based on a study by USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the L.A. mayoral race and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power union.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about defenders of Proposition 13 amending their position.

The Huffington Post ran a column by Nicholas Warner of physics and astronomy and mathematics about the intersection of science and politics.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies about welfare programs requiring drug tests.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a mayoral debate held at USC’s Galen Center by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and co-sponsored by the Jesse M.Unruh Institute of Politics in USC Dornsife. The story was also covered by Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-DT.

Minnesota Public Radio ran a video on “Planet Without Apes,” a book by Craig Stanford of biological sciences and anthropology about the potential extinction of great apes. The story also interviewed Stanford about primate research.

 

May 4 to 6, 2013

The New York Times featured a study by Lee Epstein, Provost Professor of Law and Political Science, and colleagues finding that the court of Justice John Roberts Jr. is friendlier to business than any court since World War II. The study ranked 36 justices from 1946 and 2011.

Los Angeles Times featured a mayoral debate held at USC’s Galen Center and moderated by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and co-sponsored by the Jesse M.Unruh Institute of Politics in USC Dornsife. Los Angeles Times ran a roundtable discussion before the debate. The debate was covered by three more Los Angeles Times stories (additional links here and here), CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV and L.A. Observed.

The Scientist ran an op-ed by Moh El-Naggar of physics and Steven Finkel of biological sciences on how discoveries of microbial communities are launching a new field of microbiology. Their research has focused on microbiological electron transfer.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about politics and tech companies like Apple and Google.

KPCC-FM interviewed James Heft, Alton M. Brooks Professor of Religion, about communication between different faiths. The story was produced by a student in the USC Annenberg School’s Annenberg Knight Program in Media and Religion, which is headed by Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion and associate professor of religion.

The Huffington Post ran an op-ed by Nake Kamrany of economics and USC student Jessica Greenhalgh about the war in Afghanistan.

KCET-TV mentioned an art exhibit on the history of Los Angeles that was co-organized by William Deverell of history.

 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll regarding online data collection, and quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about voters’ perceptions of Silicon Valley companies.

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur,  director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group Fwd.us. A second Los Angeles Times story quoted Schnur.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about a delay in the release of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power salary data.

Foreign Policy cited the "Easterlin paradox," a finding by Richard Easterlin, University Professor and professor of economics, that happiness doesn’t necessarily increase as people or countries get richer. The paradox was also cited by Daily Mail (U.K.).

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

National Geographic highlighted technology developed by Richard Brutchey of chemistry and USC postdoctoral researcher David Webber. They’ve created an electricity-conducting liquid filled with solar-collecting nanocrystals that can be painted or printed on to surfaces like window glass or plastic roof panels.

Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies about basketball player Jason Collins coming out as gay.

Los Angeles Times quoted Travis Longcore of spatial sciences about a controversial restoration of the Malibu Lagoon.

The Desert Sun cited a study by USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration finding that immigrants made up 22 percent of the population of the Inland Empire in 2010.

Zocalo Public Square covered a discussion on immigration reform moderated by Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School and including Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity.

MinnPost reported that Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, and director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) in USC Dornsife, will give a keynote address at an event honoring opponents of racism.