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December 2010 Media Mentions

 

December 17, 2010 to January 3, 2011

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, offering political predictions for the coming year.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about Christian Bale’s ability to draw movie audiences in China with an upcoming Zhang Yimou film.

The Washington Post
highlighted research by Michael Messner of sociology and colleagues at the USC Center for Feminist Research, which found that ESPN’s “SportsCenter” devoted only 1.4 percent of its 2009 coverage to female athletes or games.

 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education, in its Tech Talk Therapy podcast series, featured a writing class led by Mark Marino of the USC College in which students spent the fall semester creating online tools and resources for victims of cyberbullies.

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, featured the expertise of Janet Hoskins of anthropology in a story about the struggle to preserve the ancient traditions of Cao Dai that Vietnamese refugees brought with them to the U.S.

VentureBeat quoted Robert Vos of the USC College about greener packaging being used by merchants for shipping gifts during the holidays.

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

U.S. News and World Report featured research by Richard Easterlin, university professor and professor of economics. The study found that raising a country from poverty to affluence doesn’t make the nation’s population happier.

The Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for educational filmmaker J. Michael Hagopian noting that he had signed an agreement with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute in April to digitize, index and disseminate the 400 interviews he conducted in 10 countries on the genocide.

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The New York Times featured new research by Richard Easterlin of economics. The study found that raising a country from poverty to affluence doesn’t make the nation’s population happier, LiveScience reported. The new study was also featured by The Guardian (U.K.), Telegraph (U.K.), Daily Mail (U.K.), Xinhua News Agency (China), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Der Standard (Austria), Indian Express (India), Metro (U.K.) and Pasadena Star-News.

The Wrap featured the annual gala of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, which was attended by USC President C. L. Max Nikias and hosted by comedian Craig Ferguson.

Los Angeles Daily News noted in an obituary for USC alumnus and filmmaker J. Michael Hagopian that he signed an agreement with USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education that will help preserve and disseminate testimony from Armenian genocide survivors.

 

December 11-13, 2010

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Olu Orange of political science about court-mandated classes for the parents of juvenile gang members.

Los Angeles Times stated that James Durbin, who taught English at USC in the 1960s, would read poetry to the university’s English Club without disclosing the poets’ names.

Variety featured the annual gala of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, at which filmmaker Steven Spielberg presented DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg with the Ambassador for Humanity Award, and which was attended by USC alumnus George Lucas.

Asbarez Post featured a recent symposium on the Armenian Revolutionary Federation that was hosted by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that Akira Lippit of cinematic arts, comparative literature and East Asiange languages and cultures served on the motion picture jury for the American Film Institute’s annual list of the year’s 10 best films.

 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Xinhua News Agency (China) featured an event hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.

Politico ran an op-ed by Christian Grose of political science on whether President Obama should forsake Democrats in the House.

The Jewish Chronicle quoted Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, about efforts to prosecute former Nazis.

Agence France-Presse cited the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education as one of the world’s largest genocide-related archives.

Los Angeles Daily News remembered USC College alumnus and political analyst Joseph Cerrell, stating that he taught at USC and was instrumental in bringing the renowned Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics to USC.

 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jewish Journal quoted Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, about efforts to prosecute former Nazis.

The Washington Post highlighted a report by Simon Wilkie of economics on the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KQED-FM’s “Forum” featured “Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain” by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, and interviewed Damasio on the subject.

The New York Times quoted Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, about efforts to prosecute former Nazis. Smith was also quoted by The Washington Post in an Associated Press story.

Los Angeles Times reported that Brighde Mullins, director of the Master of Professional Writing Program, director of the USC Master of Professional Writing Program, won a USA Fellowship for literature from L.A.-based United States Artists.

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a class by Mark Marino of the writing program in which writing students create resources to help victims of cyber-bullying.

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on whether President Obama can win back his base after extending Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.

Time featured “Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain” by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, and interviewed Damasio on the subject.

Science News highlighted Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, stating that he may be responsible for the birth of modern craton theory and discovery.

The Arizona Republic featured research by John McArdle of psychology and colleagues on financial literacy.

The New York Times quoted Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, about the Holocaust films “Shoah” and “Schindler’s List.”

South China Morning Post (China) quoted Dennis Hedgecock of biological sciences about issues surrounding genetic tests of IQ.

MSNBC, in a TechNewsDaily story, quoted David Kang of international relations about the technological issues surrounding a potential Korean reunification.

Fox News ran an obituary for USC College alumnus and political analyst Joseph Cerrell, noting that while a student he founded the Trojan Democratic Club.

La Repubblica (Italy) reported that an Italian government memorial project focused on the Nazi period is seeking to work with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.

Financial Times
(U.K.) cited research by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, regarding the role of emotions in decision-making.

The Press-Enterprise
highlighted the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, in which 70 percent of those polled thought California could balance its budget simply by cutting waste and inefficiency. The Press Democrat and Appeal-Democrat also highlighted the poll.

Asbarez Post
featured a symposium on the Armenian diaspora hosted by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies.

 

December 4-6, 2010

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about efforts to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military.

Los Angeles Times highlighted the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that 71 percent of registered Latino voters in California opposed Arizona’s tough immigration law.

Los Angeles Times reported that researchers from the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies were able to dive with and photograph a rare oarfish that appeared off Catalina Island in 2006.

 

Friday, December 3, 2010

New Scientist quoted Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and Professor of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences, about a study on microbes that team up to share energy through electrons.

Los Angeles Times
highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that though California is facing a budget deficit, voters rejected tax increases yet offered few suggestions on what spending programs to cut.

 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Scientist reviewed “Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain” by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute.

Diverse reviewed “Life After Grad School: Getting From A to B” by Jerald Jellison, retired professor of the USC College.

San Francisco Chronicle cited results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found in October that 39 percent of Republican voters ranked their enthusiasm about the election at 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Foreign Policy
highlighted a workshop sponsored by the USC Korean Studies Institute and commended David Kang of the USC College, one of the organizers of the event, for attempting to develop solutions to the crisis in North Korea.

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Gina Nahai of the Masters of Professional Writing Program about the book “This Lovely Life: A Memoir of Premature Motherhood” by Vicky Forman.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Asian News International featured research by Emily Liman of biological sciences which found that the taste of lemons and other sour flavors sends out a direct electrical response when protons released by sour-flavor acids enter directly into cells.

The Straits Times (Singapore) quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the recent elections in Taiwan.

Telegraph (U.K.) featured research by John McArdle of psychology and gerontology and colleagues on financial literacy.

Stockton Record
cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics and chairman of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about new campaign finance disclosure rules.