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January 2011 Media Mentions

 

January 29-31, 2011

Mother Jones highlighted the 2008 National Asian American Survey, conducted by Janelle Wong of political science and colleagues from Rutgers, UC Berkeley and UC Riverside.

Los Angeles Times
quoted Darry Sragow of political science and Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on Governor Jerry Brown’s communication to the public about California’s budget problems.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of political science, who is chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about a campaign finance reform task force he created.

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Foreign Policy ran an op-ed by Laurie Brand of international relations on recent protest movements in Tunisia and Jordan.

NPR interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about U.S. presidents’ opportunities to communicate with the citizens.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Karen Tongson of English and gender studies about the interior design in reality TV show.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2010

The Huffington Post featured an article by Nake Kamrany of economics titled "A Road Map to Peace in Afghanistan."

Phoenix Television (China) interviewed Stanley Rosen of political science about U.S.-China security disputes in the Pacific.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Darry Sragow of political science about the Republican Party brand in California. A second San Francisco Chronicle story also quoted Sragow and mentioned the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll.

The Spokesman-Review reported that Marjorie Perloff of English will give a lecture at Gonzaga University on “The Madness of the Unexpected: Marcel Duchamp and High/Low Controversy.”

 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor of American studies and ethnicity about the pervasiveness of pollution in some low-income neighborhoods, and noted that he directs USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the USC Center for Sustainable Cities.

Nature reviewed “Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain” by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, stating that Damasio is a major spokesman for a humane science of the mind, and author of best-selling “Descartes’ Error.”

 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reason highlighted research by Jesse Graham of psychology, USC doctoral student Ravi Iyer and colleagues, on the moral thinking of libertarians.

KPCC-FM
highlighted David Hutchins of biological sciences and his research on the consequences of a more corrosive ocean.

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

KPCC-FM featured David Hutchins of biological sciences and his research on the consequences of a more corrosive ocean.

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Alice Echols of English, gender studies and history about her new book “Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture,” and noted that she is also author of the Janis Joplin biography “Scars of Sweet Paradise.”

January 15-18, 2011

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the prospects for gun control in the wake of the recent Arizona shooting.

CBS News cited Manuel Pastor of American studies and ethnicity regarding the relationship between the Latino community and the Republican Party.

The Press-Enterprise quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Proposition 172, a 1993 increase in California state sales tax to pay for local public safety programs.

The Desert Sun quoted Ann Crigler of of political science about the challenges faced by moderate Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack.

Los Angeles Times highlighted an upcoming Master of Professional Writing Program event, a reading and discussion with poet Eavan Boland.

Financial Times (U.K.) reviewed “Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain“ by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute. The book, written by a top neuroscientist, is breathtakingly original, the story stated.

Morning Star (U.K.) highlighted research by Richard Easterlin of economics, which found that raising a country from poverty to affluence doesn’t make the nation’s population happier.

 

Friday, January 14, 2011

The New Yorker cited Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, regarding the importance of emotions.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about President Obama’s speech following the shooting rampage in Arizona. McClatchy Newspapers quoted Schnur on the subject.

The Korea Times (South Korea) quoted David Kang of international relations on Chinese foreign policy and noted that he is the author of “China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia.”

Bloomberg News quoted Manuel Pastor of American Studies and Ethnicity about the relationship between the Latino community and the Republican Party.

 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Astronomy highlighted work by Elena Pierpaoli of physics and astronomy, who at the American Astronomical Society meeting announced the discovery of a group of galaxy clusters.

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Gov. Jerry Brown wrestling with tax cut legislation. Contra Costa Times also quoted Schnur.

Gannett News Service
quoted Ann Crigler of political science about the challenges faced by moderate Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) highlighted research by Richard Easterlin of economics, which found that raising a country from poverty to affluence doesn’t make the nation’s population happier.

Reuters cited the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that California voters object to increasing taxes in order to pare the state’s budget deficit.

Trend News Agency
(Azerbaijan) ran two stories (second link here) reporting that Reuven Firestone, a senior fellow at the USC College’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, held a workshop at Bet Amda synagogue on the strategic role of Azerbaijan.

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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.

Xinhua News Agency (China) quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about Sino-American cultural exchange efforts.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Mark Bernstein of political science about Southern California Edison’s move toward smart energy meters.

Daily Mail
(U.K.) highlighted research by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, on the role of emotions in decision-making.

Fraser Coast Chronicle
(Australia) reviewed “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness of history, noting that elements of the book are inspired by her experience finding a missing manuscript in the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

News.Az (Azerbaijan) reported that Reuven Firestone, a senior fellow at the USC College’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, held a workshop at Bet Amda synagogue on the strategic role of Azerbaijan.

Merced Sun-Star featured a study by David Hutchins of biological sciences and colleagues, which found that that increasing acidity in the sea’s waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them.

 

January 8-10, 2011

Associated Press quoted David Kang of international relations about military actions on the Korean peninsula.

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 cited the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that California voters object to increasing taxes in order to pare the state’s budget deficit.

Central News Agency (Taiwan) featured research by Richard Easterlin of economics, which found that raising a country from poverty to affluence doesn’t make the nation’s population happier.

Los Angeles Business Journal reported that Mark Bernstein of political science has been appointed clean technology adviser to green funding marketplace OnGreen.

 

Friday, January 7, 2011

The New York Times featured Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute and author of “Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain.” The story mentioned a feeling of recognition Damasio experienced when viewing a sculpture made by his future wife, Hanna Costa Damasio of the College.

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Gina Nahai of the Master of Professional Writing program about conspicuous consumption.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Carol Wise of international relations about Argentinian governance.

Lompoc Record cited the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that California voters object to increasing taxes in order to pare the state’s budget deficit. Santa Barbara Independent also cited the poll.

 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Huffington Post ran an article by Nake Kamrany of economics and USC student Megan Sieffert, about their study estimating Iraq war damages over the last decade.

Financial Times (U.K.) quoted Julie Albright of sociology about new social media sites.

Discovery News
quoted Katrina Edwards of biological sciences College about microbial life near the sea floor.

AOL News
cited a 2004 article co-written by John McArdle of pyschology and gernontology, which suggested that more minorities would persist in science and engineering if they attended schools where their academic credentials matched those of their peers

The Sacramento Bee featured a study by David Hutchins of biological sciences and colleagues, which found that that increasing acidity in the sea’s waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them.

Socaltech reported that Mark Bernstein of the practice of political science has been appointed clean technology adviser to green funding marketplace OnGreen.

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2010

Los Angeles Times reported that the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute of USC’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture is a key co-sponsor of the Community Organizing Residency, which works to boost social activism among Muslims.

The San Diego Union-Tribune
ran an op-ed co-written by Karen Sternheimer of sociology, on the lack of evidence that violent video games cause real-world violence.

The New York Times quoted Jane Junn of the USC College about the impact of California’s large Latino population on the decreased viability of hard-line immigration policies.

Reuters quoted Dan Schnur of the USC College about Republican politicians’ plans to crack down on illegal immigration.

Bloomberg News
quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC College about relations between the Republican Party and Latino voters.

The Christian Science Monitor
quoted David Kang of the USC College on relations between North and South Korea. The Atlantic cited Kang.

Chicago Tribune
ran a short story by Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC College, noting that it is a finalist for the paper’s Nelson Algren Award.

NPR’s “Fresh Air” highlighted the paperback edition of “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” by Robin D.G. Kelley of the USC College and re-aired a past interview with Kelley.

Nature
featured research by Emily Liman of the USC College 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.

Investor’s Business Daily
featured research by Richard Easterlin of the USC College, which found that raising a country from poverty to affluence doesn’t make the nation’s population happier.

Oye! Times (Canada) cited research by Timothy Biblarz of the USC College and a New York University colleague on children raised by same-sex couples.

The Economist
noted that in the 1970s Richard Easterlin of the USC College identified what became known as the Easterlin paradox: that when examined over a period of time, an increase in income doesn’t bring increased happiness.

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Miller-McCune reviewed “Self Comes to Mind” by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, citing him as a renowned brain researcher.

The Spokesman Review quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about President Obama’s legislative victories.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Governor Jerry Brown.

La Opinion quoted Manuel Pastor of American studies and ethnicity about California Governor Jerry Brown.

Los Angeles Times noted that Kevin Starr of history was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, and quoted the longtime California historian about past and current Governor Jerry Brown.

Toronto Star
(Canada) cited “Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow and the Feeling Brain” by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, and noted that his books have been lauded by The New York Times’ book review section.

 

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.