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August 2009 Media Mentions

 

August 29-31, 2009

The Washington Post ran an op-ed item by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on ways for President Obama to regain his political footing.

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by M.G. Lord of the Masters of Professional Writing program about plagiarism.

 

Friday, August 27, 2009

The Huffington Post ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal of international relations on how the United States should respond to the ouster of Honduras’ president.

AOL News quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about a rise in cases of female teachers accused of preying on male students.

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the vehemence of conservative opponents to the White House’s health care efforts.

Business Spectator (Australia) quoted Daniel Lynch of international relations about the on signs of economic recovery in China.

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PBS News’ “Religion & Ethics” featured Passing the Mantle, a USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture summer program.

MSNBC featured USC student Alexa Sieracki, reporting that the first-year was accepted to the USC College’s prestigious Resident Honors Program.

 

August 21-24, 2009

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh School of Politics, about the value of having two female Republicans run for California governor.

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on whether the Republican Party should try to revive its fortunes by finding a new Ronald Reagan or a Republican Barack Obama.

L.A. Weekly cited Malcolm Klein of sociology in a column about an anti-gang effort.

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California gubernatorial hopeful Tom Campbell, who may not be as well funded as his competitors.

Science News highlighted the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability’s testing center at USC.

 

Friday, August 14, 2009

United Press International quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute on a new poll regarding gubernatorial candidates in California.

 

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Reuters quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on the recent raucous health care town hall meetings."

Science News
quoted Irving Biederman of psychology and computer science about new research indicating that blind people’s brains distinguish between living and nonliving things in the same visual areas used by sighted people’s brain.

Sacramento News & Review reviewed “Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963” by Kevin Starr of history.

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Washington Post highlighted the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education in a story about the challenges of Holocaust education now that many survivors have died of old age.

American Public Media’s “Marketplace”
interviewed Abraham Lowenthal of international relations about Mexican cement company Cemex.

The Washington Times
reviewed “A Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson” by Peter Mancall of history and anthropology.

Fox News
Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV’s “Good Day L.A.” interviewed Kevin Starr of history about his book “Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963.”

The Huffington Post
mentioned a piece in The Washington Post that included op-ed items written by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, and several others.

 

August 8 - 10, 2009

The Washington Post ran an op-ed item by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on what the president’s focus should be during Congress’ recess.

The Mercury News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on whether the next California governor will be a charismatic politician in the mold of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Friday, August 7, 2009

New York Daily News quoted Barry Glassner of sociology about food snobs. Food snobbism originated and pretty much stayed in large urban areas, Glassner said. “It’s easier to get food in the cities,” he said.

The Boston Globe featured USC alumnus Daniel Seddiqui, whose “50 jobs in 50 states” project currently has him working as a scout for the Brockton Rox pro baseball team.

 

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Telemundo featured work by Karen Hennigan of psychology, director of USC’s Center for Research on Crime.

 

August 1-3, 2009

National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition” interviewed Karen Sternheimer of sociology about the pitfalls facing doctors of stars like Michael Jackson.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, regarding California’s financial and political woes.