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July 2010 Media Mentions

 

Friday, July 30, 2010

HollywoodNews.com reported that the Leichtag Family Foundation has made a major gift to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, which has collected 52,000 video testimonies from Holocaust survivors in 56 countries and is part of the USC College.

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, July 29, 2010

The Herald-Times featured research by Steven Finkel of biological sciences and colleagues from Indiana University.

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which identified a decline in support for offshore oil drilling in California.

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MinnPost cited research by Michael Messner of sociology about a lack of media coverage of women’s sports. Messner and a Purdue University colleague cataloged the content of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and nightly sportscasts on three Los Angeles network affiliates over two-week periods in 2009.

Calgary Herald (Canada) quoted Kevin Starr of history about the financial state of California.

Toronto Star quoted David Kang of international relations and business about the joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises held off the coast of the Korean peninsula.

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Oregonian featured Barry Glassner of sociology, who has been named president of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., effective October 28.

San Francisco Chronicle featured Kevin Starr of history and his latest book, “Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge.”

Egypt Daily News
 ran an op-ed by Reuven Firestone, a senior fellow at the USC College’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, about the late Muslim scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd. 

Pasadena Star-News quoted Ann Crigler of political science about the use of slate mail in political campaigns.

 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Voice of San Diego quoted Leland Saito of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, on the role of race in redistricting.

Global Politician quoted David Kang of international relations and business about the relationship between North and South Korea.


The Washington Post
 quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the relative inexperience of some wealthy self-funded political candidates.

 

Friday, July 23, 2010

National Interest ran an op-ed by David Kang of international relations and business describing a new cold war between North and South Korea. 

The Sacramento Bee featured Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who in June became chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission.

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Reuven Firestone, a senior fellow at the USC College’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, about Islam in Singapore.

CNN quoted Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and Professor of English, about the marketability of actor Mel Gibson, who has been involved in a string of scandals.

San Francisco Chronicle cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, in an article about express advocacy, in which groups that run campaign ads are required to disclose details of their funding and spending.

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Shreveport Times featured research by Wendy Wood and David Neal of psychology on the difference between changing a habit and resisting temptation.

The Straits Times (Singapore) cited the book “Global Pentecostalism” by Donald Miller of religion and colleague Tetsunao Yamamori, who spent four years visiting churches in 20 countries.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, chair of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, about express advocacy, in which groups that run campaign ads are required to disclose details of their funding and spending.

Beverly Hills Courier cited the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that 50 percent of registered California voters support Arizona's tough immigration law, and 43 percent oppose it.

 

July 17-10, 2010

Associated Press quoted Christian Grose of political science about Tea Party activists gaining political legitimacy in this election year.

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about what the Obama administration should concentrate on before the midterm elections.

Agence France-Presse quoted Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and professor of English, about the marketability of actor Mel Gibson, who has been involved in a string of scandals.

The Sacramento Bee cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who in June became chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about state employees being able to accept interest-free loans during the budget impasse.

Santa Monica Daily Press mentioned the QuikSCience Challenge, an annual competition hosted by USC in which teams create presentations on ocean science.

 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Science News quoted Emily Liman of biological sciences about a study on mice smelling each other’s breath to determine which foods are safe to eat.

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that 50 percent of registered California voters support Arizona’s tough immigration law, and 43 percent oppose it.

 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Scientist reported that Travis Longcore of USC College chaired a Society for Conservation Biology session on light pollution.

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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

Agence France-Presse
quoted David Kang of international relations about what may happen in North Korea after leader Kim Jong Il transfers power to his son Kim Jong Un.

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The New York Times featured research by Michael Messner of sociology about a lack of media coverage of women’s sports.

The Wall Street Journal reviewed “Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge” by Kevin Starr of history.

Los Angeles Times featured a list of writing tips from Janet Fitch of the Master of Professional Writing program, noting that she teaches writing at USC.

L.A. Weekly
cited Malcolm Klein, professor emeritus in USC College, about comparing Los Angeles crime rates from different decades.

 

July 10-12, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle reviewed “Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge” by Kevin Starr of history.

The Washington Post
ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the implications of the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona regarding immigration law.

 

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Nation ran a Q&A with Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies about his research on a lack of media coverage of women’s sports.

The New York Times quoted David Kang of international relations about a United Nations Security Council statement that condemns the sinking of a South Korean warship.

 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fox News Fresno, Calif., affiliate KMPH-TV cited the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that California voters back the marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot 49 percent to 41 percent.

Los Angeles Times featured Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who in June became chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, the agency charged with overseeing and regulating money in California politics.

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that 56 percent of California voters aged 18 to 29 had not heard enough about Democratic California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown to have an impression of him.

 

July 3-6, 2010

Los Angeles Times quoted Julie Albright of sociology about DailyBooth.com, a social networking site that uses pictures instead of words.

 

Friday, July 2, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle ran an op-ed by Manuel Pastor of geography and American studies and ethnicity and Vanessa Carter of stating that aiding immigrants would help California.

National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” interviewed Joseph Hawkins of anthropology about the events that gave rise to the modern gay rights movement.

Asian News International quoted Maria Zubizarreta of linguistics about a new study that proposes a universal grammatical rule linking intonation to word order.

The Voice (U.K.) cited the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that California voters back the marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot 49 percent to 41 percent.

Voxy (New Zealand) reported that John Wilson of geography will speak at the biennial conference of the New Zealand Geographical Society.

 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The New York Times 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 notion that children need male and female parents for healthy adjustment.

The Black Voice News cited the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that California voters back the marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot 49 percent to 41 percent.