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January 2010 Media Mentions

 

January 30-February 1, 2010

Los Angeles Times reviewed the book “Wild Child And Other Stories” by T.C. Boyle of English.

KPCC-FM’s “Patt Morrison” featured research by Timothy Biblarz of sociology which found that children raised by same-sex couples appear to do as well as those raised by parents of both sexes, challenging the notion that children need male and female parents for healthy adjustment. The Huffington Post also featured the research.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch featured T.C. Boyle of English.

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted Richard Flory of sociology about televangelism.

Voice of America interviewed Nake Kamrany of economics about entrepreneurs.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted Michelle Gordon of English about African American literature.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about apathy among minority voters.

Los Angeles Times ran an article by Dinah Lenney of the Master of Professional Writing Program about essayist Brenda Miller.

 

Friday, January 29, 2010

National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

The Washington Times
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about presidential political strategy.

Capitol Weekly cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Associated Press quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology on how today’s parents relate to their children.

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.

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The New York Times reviewed the book “1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe” by Mary Sarotte of international relations.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Carol Wise of international relations about the United States’ efforts to combat drug trafficking in Mexico.

 

January 23-25, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an op-ed by Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies about aging as a professor.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
featured the late Stephen Toulmin, who was professor emeritus of philosophy and the Henry R. Luce professor at the College’s Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, and a late Yale University professor in a story about philosophers’ legacies.

BusinessWeek
, in a HealthDay News story, highlighted research by Timothy Biblarz of sociology which found that children raised by same-sex couples appear to do as well as those raised by parents of both sexes, challenging the ingrained belief that children need male and female parents for healthy adjustment.

The New York Times quoted John Bowlt of Slavic languages and literatures about Serge Diaghilev, founder of the Ballet Russes.

 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Los Angeles Times featured research by Lisa Aziz-Zadeh of USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute and USC doctoral student Tong Sheng on the parts of the brain that detect prosody, or the timing, inflection and emphasis a person puts on words and sentences.

The Miami Herald ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal of international relations about elections in Latin America.

RedOrbit featured USC’s Summer in Antarctica blog (summerinantarctica.usc.edu), which relays the experiences of USC graduate student researchers at McMurdo Station as they take part in a National Science Foundation study program.

Bloomberg News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about President Obama’s efforts to make over the financial industry.

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 51 percent of California voters favored marriage rights for gay couples.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Bruce Zuckerman of religion and linguistics is scheduled to speak at the Milwaukee Public Museum about using imaging technologies to examine ancient texts like the Dead Sea Scrolls.

 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

USA Today featured research by Timothy Biblarz of sociology which found that children raised by same-sex couples appear to do as well as those raised by parents of both sexes, challenging the ingrained belief that children need male and female parents for healthy adjustment.

La Jornada (Mexico) featured Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art and professor of art history, and her new book, “Beyond The Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values.”

CBS News interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about President Obama’s falling approval ratings.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Wall Street Journal cited Stanley Rosen of political science about moviegoing audiences in China.

USA Today quoted Karen Sternheimer of the USC College about research on children who are heavy media users.

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the special Senate election that took place in Massachusetts, in which Republican Scott Brown defeated Democratic candidate Martha Coakley.

Associated Press quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about the sociological expectations associated with figure skating.

 

January 16-19, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an op-ed by Barry Glassner of sociology about the subject of his newly updated book, “The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things.”

The Washington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the prospects for Democrats if Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is defeated in the special Senate election in Massachusetts.

Los Angeles Times ran a Q&A with T.C. Boyle of the Creative Writing Program about his new collection of stories, “Wild Child.”

Los Angeles Times quoted Mark Benthien of the USC College and the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC in a story on how experts hope the recent Haiti earthquake will convince people in California to better prepare for the long-predicted “Big One.”

Los Angeles Times reported that USC students in the Master of Professional Writing program will read their work January 22 at Book Soup in West Hollywood.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story about Republican fortunes in 2010.

 

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Washington Post cited research by USC College doctoral student Edson Rodriguez, who has found that the sense of being overwhelmed is a status symbol these days.

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 African Americans in California were far less likely than other groups to say they planned to get the H1N1 flu vaccine.

Associated Press quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican Tom Campbell ending his bid for California governor to challenge U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer for her seat.

The State Journal-Register reported that Richard Fox of history will give a lecture on February 12 at the Abraham Lincoln Association’s annual banquet at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill.

 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican Tom Campbell ending his bid for California governor to challenge U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer for her seat.

The Australian (Australia) quoted Thomas Jordan, University Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences, about the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday.

KPCC-FM’s “Pat Morrison” interviewed Barry Glassner of sociology about the publication of his newly updated book, “The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things.”

Bloomberg News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the chief executive officers of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Corp. being questioned by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission on the causes of the financial crisis that led to a $700 billion taxpayer bailout.

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The New York Times, in a widely carried Associated Press article, quoted Thomas Jordanm University professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Chair in geological sciences, about the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday.

The New York Times cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican Tom Campbell ending his bid for California governor to challenge U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer for her seat.

Los Angeles Times quoted Selma Holo, director of the Fisher Gallery and professor of art history, about new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Jeffrey Deitch, the first art dealer and gallery owner to assume leadership of a major U.S. museum.

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The New York Times quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about two Chinese films being withdrawn from the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Jacques Hymans of international relations in an article about scholars who follow the politics and foreign policy of Iran.

The Washington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin joining Fox News as a pundit and occasional host.

 

January 9-11, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an op-ed co-written by Christopher Freeman of English about novelist-historian Christopher Isherwood and Freeman’s experience teaching Isherwood’s works.

CNN interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed ballot measure guaranteeing that the state spends more money on public four-year universities than on corrections.

L.A. Observed ran an op-ed by Bill Deverell and Peter Westwick of history and USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West colleague about the importance of aerospace in Southern California’s history.

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Gina Nahai of the Master of Professional Writing Program about the status of Iranian Jewish wives in this country.

The Miami Herald, in a widely carried Associated Press story, quoted Peter Westwick of the USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West about the late Lew Allen Jr., a former U.S. Air Force general who had led the National Security Agency in the 1970s.

L.A. Weekly
cited Malcolm Klein, professor emeritus of the USC College, regarding Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s repeated assertion that the city is as safe today as it was 50 years ago.

The Fresno Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the field of competitors who will seek the seat of retiring Congressman George Radanovich.

 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in an article about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s State of the State speech, which announced a job creation package and renewed calls for reform to the state’s budget process and tax structure.

Ventura County Star quoted Lynne Casper of sociology in an article about fewer babies being born in Ventura County in 2009 than in any of the previous five years.

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Washington Post cited research by Wendy Wood of psychology which found that to change habits, people must change their environments, not just try harder in the same old situation.

Los Angeles Times cited a study by Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology about Southern California’s Mexican-origin middle class.

National Public Radio’s
“All Things Considered” interviewed Robin D.G. Kelley of American Studies and ethnicity and history about his new book, “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune cited the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which showed that California voters were more downbeat and depressed than angry and eager to shake things up, despite being dissatisfied with the state’s direction.

 

December 25 - January 4, 2010

The Sacramento Bee ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on how technological media changes in the past decade made politics more partisan.

Fast Company cited research by Antonio Damasio, the David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology, in a story on why New Year’s resolutions fail.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about reality TV stars.

KPCC-FM’s “Patt Morrison” interviewed Karen Sternheimer of sociology about “sexting,” in which teenagers send pornographic photographs of themselves to each other via cell phones.