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August 2010 Media Mentions

 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Christian Science Monitor quoted David Kang of international relations about the willingness of the United States, Japan and South Korea to resume six-party talks with North Korea.

Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Robert Girandola of kinesiology about Skechers’ Shape-ups shoes, which are under fire for claims that they help tone muscles and lose weight.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who is chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about an appointment he made to a campaign finance reform task force.

 

August 28-30, 2010

The New York Times featured research by Andrew Curtis of the practice of American studies and ethnicity who leads a team of students and local community members who have documented the substantial changes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina.

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about tensions between social and fiscal conservatives.

The Post
(Ireland) quoted Pamela Starr of international relations and director of U.S. Mexico Network at UC about the Mexican government’s reaction to drug-related violence in Mexico and along the U.S.-Mexico border.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” interviewed Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, about how people think of their lives as stories in the making.

 

Friday, August 27, 2010

MSNBC interviewed Thorsten Becker of Earth Sciences about new sophisticated computer models of the planet’s tectonic plates.

The Korea Times (South Korea) quoted David Kang of international relations about North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s decision to travel to China instead of meeting with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Capitol Weekly cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who is chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about campaign finance reform.

 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jewlish Journal noted that the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education held a workshop for its Master Teacher Program, in which educators learned ethical video editing and methods for integrating survivor testimony into classroom lessons.

MSNBC interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC College about the amount Sen. John McCain spent on his campaign to win the Arizona Republican primary.

The Christian Science Monitor
quoted Richard Flory of religion about the political implications of conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s assertion that President Obama doesn’t conform to true Christian beliefs.

The Sacramento Bee cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who is chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about a new campaign finance reform panel, which will have its first meeting at the USC State Capital Center.



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, about the Nuremberg Laws.

Chicago Tribune
cited a review in The New York Times of “Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge” by Kevin Starr of history.

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The New York Times reviewed “Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge” by Kevin Starr of history. “Mr. Starr seems particularly well equipped to write a biography of that famous orange bridge.

KPCC-FM interviewed Selma Holo of the USC College, who directs the USC Fisher Museum of Art, about philanthropist Eli Broad’s plans for a freestanding museum in Los Angeles bearing his name.

 

August 21-23, 2010

KPCC-FM’s “Patt Morrison” interviewed Julie Albright of sociology about an increase in teen interest in cosmetic surgery.

 

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Orange County Register reported that the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC helped to coordinate a new supercomputer simulation that shows the devastating power of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake on the San Andreas fault.

 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Associated Press quoted Richard Flory of sociology about a self-appointed Christian spiritual counselor who has set up a roadside place for prayer.

Inside Higher Ed noted that Barry Glassner of sociology and has been named president of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.

Fox News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who in June became chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about disclosure policies for Internet campaign advertisements.

The Press-Enterprise quoted Manuel Pastor of geography and American studies and enthicity regarding his 1997 study finding that limited-English-speaking Bay Area households were more likely to be located near polluting industrial zones.

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ESPN Radio’s “The Herd” cited research by Michael Messner of sociology about a lack of media coverage of women’s sports.

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spot.Us highlighted work by Karen Hennigan of psychology, director of USC’s Center for Research on Crime.

KPCC-FM’s “Patt Morrison” interviewed Robert Gore of psychology about the effects of long-term unemployment on mental health.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, and USC Interim Provost Elizabeth Garrett, one of the commissioners, about disclosure policies for Internet campaign advertisements.

Quad-City Times noted that Curtis Roseman, professor emeritus of the USC College, is president of the board for the nonprofit Heritage Documentaries Inc., which produced the documentary “When Farmers Were Heroes: The Era of the National Corn Husking Contests.”

 

August 14-16, 2010

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the impact of recent bad economic news on the midterm elections, and what Democrats can do about it.

Capitol Weekly ran an op-ed by Dan Schnu, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who is chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about transparency in campaign finance.

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Julie Albright of sociology about a new study on the school performance of teens with varying degrees of sexual experience.

The Washington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about political candidates trying to win midterm elections by blaming former President George W. Bush for current problems.

The Commercial Appeal
quoted Julie Albright of sociology about what society considers beautiful for young women.

The Korea Times
(South Korea) reported that David Kang of international relations will hold a seminar later this month with colleague Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which will focus on how to handle North Korea. Kang and Cha co-authored the book “Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies,” the story noted.

 

Friday, August 13, 2010

LAist featured the USC College’s Problems Without Passports program, in which undergraduate students spent weekends during this past spring at USC’s Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island learning how to scuba dive.

The Orange County Register reported that David Caron of biological sciences tested samples of a neon green substance found along the Orange County coast, and determined that the bloom is a tiny, harmless form of algae from the genus Tetraselmis.

 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Washington Post featured research by Michael Messner of sociology about a lack of media coverage of women’s sports.

U.S. News & World Report
featured research by Larry Swansonm Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of biological sciences and Richard H. Thompson of biological sciences, which showed that the brain appears to be a vastly interconnected network much like the Internet.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” interviewed Judith Halberstam of English, American studies and ethnicity, and gender studies about artists who perform under different personas.

Wired quoted Craig Stanford of anthropology about an older line of hominids who appear to have been using stone tools before those in the genus Homo.

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bloomberg Businessweek, in a HealthDay News story, highlighted research by Larry Swanson, Milo Don and Lucille Appleman professor of biological sciences and professor of biological sciences, neurology and psychology and Richard H. Thompson of biological sciences which showed that the brain appears to be a vastly interconnected network much like the Internet.

KPCC-FM’s “Patt Morrison” interviewed Julie Albright of sociology about girls reaching adolescence at younger ages.

San Francisco Chronicle cited Manuel Pastor of American studies and ethnicity on the economic impact of some of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s campaign promises.

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BBC News featured research by Larry Swanson, Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences, Neurology and Psychology
and Richard H. Thompson of biological sciences which showed that the brain appears to be a vastly interconnected network much like the Internet.

Politico
ran an op-ed by Jane Junn of political science about California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s chances of winning the election in November.

Jewish Journal featured work by Bruce Zuckerman of anthropology, which uses imaging technologies to examine ancient texts like the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Los Angeles Times highlighted the USC Master of Professional Writing Program event “Funny But True,” which will feature comic storytellers Shelley Berman of the USC College and Sandra Tsing Loh, as well as readings by USC students.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
mentioned the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.

 

August 7-9, 2010

Los Angeles Times highlighted the USC Master of Professional Writing Program event “Funny but True: An Evening With Shelley Berman and Sandra Tsing Loh,” which will include readings by USC students from the program's comic storytelling workshop.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen Sternheimer and Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology about the popularity of “Dora the Explorer,” and noted that Sternheimer is the author of "It's Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture's Influence on Children."

 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jewish Journal featured Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. Smith said he is invigorated by his work, particularly by interactions with those who lived through events like the Holocaust.

 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jewish Standard featured work by Bruce Zuckerman of anthropology, which uses imaging technologies to examine ancient texts like the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Los Angeles Times quoted Kevin Starr of history in an obituary for longtime Sunset magazine Publisher L.W. “Bill” Lane Jr.

The Orange County Register cited a study by USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, which found that legalizing California’s unauthorized Latino immigrants would boost the state’s economy.

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Jewish Journala ran the third of three installments written by Reuven Firestone, co-director of the College's Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement.

America Economia (Chile) ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal of international relations on perceptions of Latin America.

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Gina Nahai of the Master of Professional Writing program about women starting anew late in life.

Associated Press quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politices, who in June became chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about the commission considering new guidelines that would apply disclosure rules to politicians’ social medial communications.

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Newsweek quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang.

Los Angeles Times reported that Aimee Bender of English has been nominated in the fiction category of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association awards for her book “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake,” which has been on the Los Angeles Times’ best-seller list for six weeks.

 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jewish Telegraphic Agency featured Barry Glassner of sociology, who has been named president of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. Glassner, who is executive vice provost at USC, was founding director of USC’s Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, the article noted.

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor of American studies and etnicity about the difficulty of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in some parts of Los Angeles.