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May 2014 Media Mentions

 

Friday, May 30, 2014

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, about historic secession movements in California.

Los Angeles Wave mentioned that Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies moderated a forum for LAUSD school board candidates.

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Indo-Asian News Service (India) featured research by Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, and colleagues finding that the kinds of men women are attracted to does not fluctuate with their menstrual cycle, as previous studies have led many to believe. The story was also covered by LiveScience.

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fox & Hounds Daily ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about UCLA students and a controversy involving a boycott of Israel. The story noted he is running for California Secretary of State.

Korea Times ran a column by Kyung Moon Hwang of history about South Korea's history of social hierarchy and its blend of openness and exclusion.

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican inquiries into Benghazi and the IRS.

Los Angeles Times mentioned Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, is running for California Secretary of State.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel covered interactive holograms being developed by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Scientific American ran a column by USC Dornsife graduate student James Askew about the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, which is working to  conserve orangutans in a variety of ways.

Slate quoted Christopher Boehm of biological sciences about certain primates who overthrow domineering leaders.

Pacific Standard cited Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about President Obama establishing a Promise Zone in Los Angeles.

 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Sacramento Bee ran an op-ed by Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity and colleagues about why undocumented immigrants should be included in California's healthcare exchange. A new bill by state Sen. Ricardo Lara aims to make Medi-Cal available to undocumented residents.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chicoer cited a study by Christian Grose of political science finding that the average California legislator has become more moderate in the past 18 months.

Associated Press mentioned that Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, is running for California Secretary of State. NPR News San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM also covered the story.

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Daily Mail featured research by Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, and colleagues finding that the kinds of men women are attracted to does not fluctuate with their menstrual cycle, as previous studies have led many to believe.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Thomas Jordan, director of USC Dornsife's Southern California Earthquake Center, about a study on the damage created by multiple temblors versus a single large earthquake.

 

Monday, May 19, 2014

The New York Times featured Sandra Tsing Loh of the Master of Professional Writing Program. The story also quoted T.C. Boyle, Writer in Residence and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, who mentored Loh.

Vox cited David Kang of international relations and business about East Asian nations aligning themselves with China's political and economic rise.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned that Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, is running for California Secretary of State. The Fresno Bee also covered Schnur's candidacy.

 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Time covered Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, who is running for California Secretary of State.

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New York featured research by USC Dornsife postdoctoral researchers Spassena Koleva and Ravi Iyer, and Jesse Graham of the psychology, along with colleagues, finding that anxious people are more likely to have a strong moral viewpoint. They tend to be more empathetic, but also to have more concern for harm, unfairness and impurity.

Los Angeles Times cited a study by Phyllis Grifman of the USC Sea Grant Program and colleagues finding a number of locations in Los Angeles County are susceptible to flooding in the near future due to rising ocean water.

San Francisco Chronicle mentioned that Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, is running for California Secretary of State.

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Korea Times ran a column by Hwang Kyung-moon of history about the commemoration of South Korean political events that took place in mid-May.

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Huffington Post cited research by Lee Epstein, Provost Professor of Law and Political Science, about the law schools that produce the most Supreme Court justices.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned President Barack Obama's attendance at the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education's 20th anniversary gala, where he accepted the Ambassador for Humanity award.

 

Monday, May 12, 2014

C-SPAN's "Book TV" featured a lecture by Jacob Soll of history and accounting about his new book, "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations."

NPR quoted David Kang of international relations and business about call buttons in Koreatown barbecue restaurants.

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, covered USC Dornsife alumnus and Olympian Louis Zamperini, who was named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade. The story was also covered by Los Angeles Times, KPCC-FM, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV and CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV.

Inside Higher Ed covered USC Dornsife's Master of Professional Writing program, which is being transferred to the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Los Angeles Times reported on Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, who is running for California Secretary of State.

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

The New York Times featured President Barack Obama's attendance at the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education's 20th anniversary gala, where he accepted the Ambassador for Humanity award. The story was also covered by USA Today in three stories (additional links here and here), The Washington Post in two stories (second link here), Los Angeles Times in three stories (additional links here and here), Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle in two stories (second link here), National Journal, MSN, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV in two stories (second link here), CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV in two stories (second link here), ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, NPR News San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM, CBS News San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, The Huffington Post, The Sacramento Bee, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Tablet, City News Service, The Washington Times, The Hill in two stories (second link here), Bay Area Newsgroup, Agence France-Presse, Press Association, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM, Deadline and LA Observed.

Inside Higher Ed ran an op-ed by Jessica Cantiello of the Writing Program about how her mother's practice of sending her quality news articles influenced how she teaches her students. She sends students regular emails of great online writing for students to analyze and be inspired by.

Los Angeles Times mentioned that Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, is running for California Secretary of State. Los Angeles Times ran a second story.

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Washington Post featured President Barack Obama's attendance at the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education's 20th anniversary gala, where he accepted the Ambassador for Humanity award. Los Angeles Times noted the foundation's archive has more than 107,000 hours of testimony. USA Today, in an Associated Press story, reported that high school teacher Michelle Sadrena Clark spoke about how the foundation's IWitness program made archival testimonies available to students. Students showed guests multimedia projects they had created using survivor testimony. "Your institute has literally changed my teaching and my life," Clark said. The Hollywood Reporter's story noted the audience of 1,300 included Shoah Foundation founder and USC Trustee Steven Spielberg, Conan O'Brien and Hollywood executives and insiders. New York Daily News ran a slideshow from the event. The story was covered by The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, another story in The Washington Post, two more stories by USA Today (second link here), The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times in two more stories (second link here), CNN, CBS News, Reuters in two stories (second link here), The Times of Israel in two stories (second link here), Variety, Vanity Fair, Daily Mail in two stories (second link here), Bloomberg Businessweek, McClatchy News Service, The Wrap, Le Figaro (France), La Republica (Italy) in two stories (second link here), Agenzia Stampa Quotidiana Nazionale (Italy), RAI (Italy) and De Morgen (Belgium).

KQED-FM's "Mind/Shift" quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of psychology and education about the relationship between creativity and emotions.

KPCC-FM cited a study by Silvia Barcellos of the Center for Economic and Social Research and colleagues finding that 68 percent of uninsured Americans do not know what a deductible is.

The Daily Breeze quoted Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, about the California gubernatorial race of 1950.

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Los Angeles Times featured a visit by President Barack Obama to L.A., where he will attend the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education's 20th Anniversary Gala. Obama will be presented with the group's highest award for his efforts to protect human rights. The story was also covered by The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, another story in Los Angeles Times, KPCC-FM in two stories (second link here), CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, City News Service, The Wrap, LA Observed, LAist, The Desert Sun and KFMB-AM.

Slate featured research by Antonio and Hannah Damasio of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute on the famous case of Phineas Gage. Gage survived an iron rod penetrating his skull, but his brain function altered irrevocably. The story noted Damasio developed a famous theory of how emotions work, especially as regards to decision-making.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV quoted Ben Graham of international relations about Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive military strategy.

ABC News San Francisco affiliate KGO-AM covered "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations," by Jacob Soll of history and accounting.

 

Tueday, May 6, 2014

American Public Media's "Marketplace" featured USC Dornsife student Lucero Noyola, who struggled to overcome her youth in foster care, pulled her grades up and entered USC. She now is a member of the Trojan Guardian Scholars, an on-campus support group that helps former foster youth transition to college and fill out academic paperwork. Today, Noyola has a 3.5 GPA and is a double major in psychology and sociology, with a research internship in Dubai studying migrant domestic workers.

MSNBC covered a study by Lee Epstein, Provost Professor of Law and Political Science, and colleagues finding that Supreme Court justices are more likely to defend the free speech rights of those whose political affiliations are similar to their own. The story was also covered by CNN and Vox.

The Independent mentioned that director Steven Spielberg founded the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, which has recorded the testimonies of 52,000 Holocaust survivors.

Los Angeles Times covered USC Dornsife's Masters of Professional Writing program, which is being transferred to the Vermont College of Fine Arts. The story was also covered by Inside Higher Ed.

 

Monday, May 5, 2014

NBC News' "Today" featured the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, founded by director Steven Spielberg to share the stories of genocide survivors. The foundation has preserved the testimonies of 52,000 Holocaust survivors, and is now working to preserve the stories of genocide survivors from around the world. The foundation's IWitness program makes its archive available to high school students throughout the U.S., in Ukraine and in Rwanda.

Salon ran an excerpt from "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations," by Jacob Soll of history and accounting.

The New York Times covered a study by Lee Epstein, Provost Professor of Law and Political Science, and colleagues finding that Supreme Court justices are more likely to defend the free speech rights of those whose political affiliations are like their own.

Bay Area News Group quoted Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development about California's campaign for governor.

Los Angeles Times mentioned that Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, is running for California Secretary of State. Associated Press also covered the story.

Scientific American ran a column by USC Dornsife graduate student James Askew, who is studying orangutans in Indonesia. The column focused on the issue of permits and sightseeing.

 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bloomberg News featured Jacob Soll of history and accounting and his new book, "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations."

San Francisco Chronicle ran an editorial endorsing Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, for California Secretary of State.

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

USA Today ran a Q&A with director Steven Spielberg on the USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education. Spielberg founded the Shoah Foundation in 1994; it has since collected nearly 52,000 video testimonials from Holocaust survivors, and has expanded its mission to preserve the stories of survivors from other genocides. The story also covered IWitness, an interactive, educational website for high school students that lets them learn from the Shoah Foundation's archival materials. The story was also covered by Jewish Journal and San Diego Jewish Journal.

Jewish Journal featured a talk by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life's 13th annual Carmen and Louis Warschaw Distinguished Lecture. The event was attended by Provost Elizabeth Garrett, USC Dornsife Dean Steve Kay and Casden Institute Director Bruce Zuckerman. Garcetti addressed the evolution of Los Angeles and the role of Jewish life within it.

Shape Magazine quoted USC Dornsife Dean Steve Kay about how modern life makes it harder for people to stay on the body's natural, rhythmic schedule.

The Lamar Ledger highlighted Manuel Pastor  of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, as a presenter for the Health Equity Learning Series luncheon.