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April 2010 Media Mentions

 

Friday, April 30, 2010

Los Angeles Times ran a book review written by Dinah Lenney of the Master of Professional Writing Program of “If You Knew Suzy” by Katherine Rosman.

 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Arizona’s tough new immigration law.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer cited Simon Wilkie of economics about the possibility of the FCC regulating commerce between cable and Internet companies, and noted that Wilkie participated in an FCC open-Internet workshop.

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National Interest ran an op-ed by David Kang of international relations about South Korea’s options regarding the possibility that North Korea was responsible for sinking one of South Korea’s naval ships.


Los Angeles Times reported that Larry Swanson, the Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of biological sciences, neurology and psychology, will participate in a conversation with journalist Terry McDermott and neuroscientist Gary Lynch at the Los Angeles Central Library.

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Arizona’s tough new immigration law.

Los Angeles Times stated that Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history for “Golden Dreams: California in the Age of Abundance 1950-1963,” the latest installment of his acclaimed California history series.

Los Angeles Times
quoted Craig Stanford of anthropology about studies suggesting that chimpanzees mourn their dead much as humans do.

The New York Times ran a book review written by Ronald Steel, professor emeritus of international relations, of “The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898” and “The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War.”

 

April 24-26, 2010

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on the issues Democrats should focus on after financial regulatory reform.

The Sacramento Bee ran an op-ed by Jane Junn and Ann Crigler of political science about Republican Steve Poizner’s bid to be governor of California and his relationship with “tea party” activists.

Los Angeles Times reported that Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American literature and professor of English, and Steven Ross of history participated on a panel titled “Biography: Hollywood Legends” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and mentioned that Braudy is the author of an upcoming book about the Hollywood sign.

 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV’s “Good Day L.A.” featured USC alumni Taylor Hackford, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, and five-time Olympic medalist Janet Evans.

The New York Times reported that Viet Nguyen of English and American studies and ethnicity is scheduled to host an evening of readings by Vietnamese poets in San Francisco on April 24.

Bloomberg News noted that Richard Easterlin, University Professor and professor of economics, is the namesake of the Easterlin paradox, which argues that happiness doesn’t necessarily increase with wealth.

 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SoCal Minds reported that USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute has received a gift of $6 million from USC trustee David Dornsife and his wife, Dana, and a gift of $2 million from Joyce J. Cammilleri, owner of World Gym International. Both gifts will go toward the Institute’s study, with state-of-the-art means, of the underpinnings of cerebral functions, including scrutiny of emotions, decision-making, innovation and creativity, the story stated.

SmartPlanet featured the winners of the 2010 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, awarded by USC College. The award went to Laurie Marker, the co-founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia; and Stuart Pimm, the Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Marker and Pimm are scheduled to speak at USC today, the article stated. Arizona Daily Star also mentioned the Tyler Prize.

Los Angeles Times
quoted Richard Meyer of art history about the acceptance of street art as contemporary art.

The Armenian Reporter
mentioned that Wolf Gruner of history spoke at a symposium dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Armenian genocide at the Glendale Public Library on April 18 and noted that his research focuses on the comparative study of mass violence, genocide and discrimination against indigenous populations.

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Psychology Today cited research by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, which suggests that without emotional markers, we lose access to what we’ve learned from past experience and are unable to anticipate the future.

USA Today featured a blog post by USC doctoral student Jason Goldman (pyschology), who studies animal cognition, on why some dogs push their food bowls around.

Religion News Service highlighted the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, which has collected 52,000 video testimonies from Holocaust survivors.

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, highlighted the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll.

San Jose Mercury News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown.

The Buffalo News
reported that the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture awarded a grant to Timothy Wadkins, director of Canisius College’s Institute for the Global Study of Religion, to study Pentecostal and charismatic movements in El Salvador.

 

April 17-19, 2010

Los Angeles Times cited the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that less than half California voters support eliminating social services and public education for illegal immigrants.

SoCal Minds
mentioned the forthcoming book “The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon” by Leo Braudy of English.


Friday, April 16, 2010

KPCC-FM cited the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has a 14-point lead over a generic Republican challenger in the upcoming election.

LAist reported
that Leo Braudy of English participated on a panel at MOCA called “From Nietzsche to Star Wars: The Wagnerian Power of ‘The Ring’” as part of L.A. Opera’s Ring Festival L.A. SoCal Minds also covered the event.

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Times Higher Education (U.K.) ran an op-ed by USC Provost Emeritus Lloyd Armstrong of physics and education contending that there shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach to higher education.

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Associated Press featured research by Manuel Pastor of geography and American studies and ethnicity which found that the manufacturing plants which pose the highest health risks are disproportionately located in industrial communities inhabited by the poor and people of color.

The San Diego Union-Tribune cited results from the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that Republican California gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman has edged into a narrow lead over Democrat Jerry Brown, while outdistancing Republican Steve Poizner.

Jewish Journal featured the first USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education International Digital Access, Outreach and Research Conference, which highlighted the institute’s archive of 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses from 56 countries.

The Press-Enterprise reported that Robert de Groot of USC College is scheduled to speak in Murrieta, Calif., about earthquakes and faults in western Riverside County.

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle cited results from the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that California voters are almost evenly divided on whether to provide social services to illegal immigrants.

Los Angeles Times reviewed the play “Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice” by Cornelius Schnauber, professor emeritus of German.

National Interest ran an op-ed by David Kang of international relations and business about North Korea’s nuclear interests.

Voice of America
covered a presentation at USC by Chen Shengluo, fellow at USC’s East Asian Studies Center.

Contra Costa Times quoted Peter Westwick of history about the aerospace industry in Southern California.

Los Angeles Times mentioned the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education’s archives.

SoCal Minds reported that the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture is funding research in 23 countries on charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity, with grants totaling $3.5 million from the John Templeton Foundation.

ABC Radio (Australia) interviewed David Kang of international relations and business about his new book “China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia.”

Tribune noted that archival images and footage from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education were used in the film “Our Story... The Life of Survivors: Faces of the Holocaust.”

 

April 10-12, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an op-ed by Michael Messner of sociology about being a public intellectual.

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about abortion as a political issue, especially as it relates to the recently passed health care bill.

The New York Times noted that the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education has collected 52,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors, and recommended the institute’s archive as a resource for those teaching about the Holocaust.

The New York Times, in a widely carried Associated Press story, reported that Thomas Habinek of classics translated the text of a 1985 letter in Latin written by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who is now the pope.

 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen Tongson of English and gender studies about villain characters in the Showtime TV series “The Tudors.”

National Public Radio’s “13.7” cited Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, about the relationship between biological mechanisms and the experience of consciousness.

 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, citing results from the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that California voters are almost evenly divided on whether to provide social services to illegal immigrants.

Los Angeles Times
cited the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has a comfortable lead over all Republicans in the upcoming election.

Science and Religion Today highlighted research by Wendy Wood of the USC College which found that the more devout and religious a person is, the more prejudiced and biased that person is.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Los Angeles Times featured the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that 52 percent of voters surveyed support same-sex marriage.

Los Angeles Times ran a Q&A with Aimee Bender of English, who is scheduled to participate in a panel at the Festival of Books this weekend.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Carly Fiorina, who is running for a California U.S. Senate seat.

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The New York Times, in a widely carried Reuters story, featured results from the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has edged into a narrow lead over Democrat Jerry Brown, while outdistancing Republican Steve Poizner.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV highlighted a USC Master of Professional Writing Program event at which Brighde Mullins, director of the Master of Professional Writing program, spoke with the author Sapphire, as well as a USC Thornton School percussion performance.

Sacramento Press reported that Manuel Pastor of geography and American studies and ethnicity spoke last week at California State University Sacramento about social equality and infrastructure development.

 

April 3-5, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured “re:View,” the USC student-curated art exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.

Los Angeles Times highlighted a USC Master of Professional Writing Program event at which Brighde Mullins, director of the program, will talk with the author Sapphire.

Los Angeles Times featured results from the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has edged into a narrow lead over Democrat Jerry Brown, while outdistancing Republican Steve Poizner.

CBS News’ “CBS Evening News” interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about political ads that portray candidates as avatars or cartoons.

MSNBC, in a LiveScience story, interviewed Richard Easterlin, University Professor and Professor of Economics, about aging and happiness.

 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert Gore of psychology about new personality-profiling tests that are being required of Metrolink rail engineers and conductors.

CBS News interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about a recent scandal in which the Republican National Committee spent nearly $2,000 for a night at a topless nightclub with Republican party donors.

S.F. Weekly reported that Barry Glassner of sociology will speak tomorrow at UC Berkeley on food identity and food politics.