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June 2009 Media Mentions

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

American Public Media's “Marketplace” reported that Manuel Pastor of the USC College wrote a report supporting Bank On L.A., a program designed to bring people who rely on check-cashing places and payday loans into the banking system.

 

June 27-29, 2009

The Washington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the impact of San Francisco’s liberal immigration policy on Mayor Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorial chances.

The Washington Post, in a widely carried story, quoted Karen Sternheimer and Julie Albright of sociology about celebrity patients who manage to get potent drugs from their doctors.

Public Radio International’s “Studio 360” interviewed Joseph Hellige of neuroscience about the roles of the brain’s two hemispheres.

Los Angeles Downtown News cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, regarding Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision to bow out of the gubernatorial race.

 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Diario Vasco (Spain) featured an upcoming talk by Antonio Damasio of the Brain and Creativity Center in San Sebastian, Spain.

Artdaily reported that Richard Meyer of art history and fine arts has received a Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorship.

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Leo Braudy of English and American literature about the late Ed McMahon.

The Straits Times (Singapore) featured research by Karen Sternheimer of sociology about media and violence.

KCRW-FM’s “To the Point” interviewed David Kang of international business about the possibility of war on the Korean peninsula.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Assemblyman Juan Arambula leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa bowing out of the governor’s race.

Reuters featured research by Karen Sternheimer of sociology about media and violence.

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies about the pleasure Angelenos feel when their sports teams win. “It creates a temporary community,” Messner said.

Whittier Daily News quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about a recent case in which a dead body in a car wasn’t discovered for several days.

Contra Costa Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about a tax plan put forth by California Democrats.

 

Tueday, June 16, 2009

Nature ran a story by Frank Corsetti of earth sciences about “Snowball Earth,” an icy phase of the planet’s evolution that occurred in the Neoproterozoic period.

Los Angeles Times featured Passing the Mantle, a USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture summer program. Led by veteran clergy members, it recruits and trains 35 ministers each year to serve with social gospels that advocate political activism, the story stated.

Asian News International (India) featured “A Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson” by Peter Mancall of history and anthropology.

Ventura County Star reported that Sid Stebel of masters of professional writing will speak at an event held by the Ventura County Writers Club.

 

June 13-15, 2009

Discover highlighted “Self Comes to Mind,” a musical composition based on the research of Antonio Damasio of the Brain and Creativity Institute.

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” quoted David Kang of international relations about the United Nations sanctions against North Korea, a response to the country’s nuclear tests.

Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Olu Orange of the USC College mock trial team about a businessman who is considering suing because he was forced to sell his grocery chain amid murder and racketeering charges that were later tossed out.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about advocates who are trying to keep state budget cuts from affecting different services.

La Opinion quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story about Latino political power in California. It’s a breakthrough that Latinos are no longer recognized by their race, but by their achievements, he said.

 

Friday, June 12, 2009

Reuters quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a widely carried story on the chances of California lawmakers meeting the June 15 budget deadline.

 

Monday, June 9, 2009

National Public Radio Boston affiliate WBUR-FM’s “On Point” interviewed David Kang of international relations about North Korea’s recent aggressive actions, including nuclear tests and imprisonment of American journalists.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about a possible 2010 California gubernatorial race between the mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

June 6-8, 2009

The New York Times highlighted a visual illusion created by Zhong-Lin Lu of psychology, USC alumni Emily Knight and Robert Ennis, and a colleague at Bucknell University.

 

Friday, June 5, 2009

Haaretz (Israel) highlighted the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education’s work collecting the testimonies of Holocaust survivors.

KSCI-TV interviewed Patrick James of international relations and Clayton Dube, associate director of the USC U.S.-China Institute, about China’s increasing role in the global economy.

 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Newsweek quoted David Kang of international relations and business about the rise of China.

MSNBC featured a high-schooler who was admitted to the USC College’s Resident Honors Program, which accepts only 20 to 30 students a year and allows them to skip their senior year of high school.

Central News Agency (Taiwan) quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Scientist cited George Olah of chemistry in an article about methanol. Olah, a Nobel chemistry laureate, first suggested in 2006 that methanol might be the fuel of the future, the story stated.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Huffington Post ran an op-ed written by Manuel Pastor of geography and American studies and ethnicity and a colleague at UC Berkeley, about their study on climate change and low-income populations.

The San Diego Union-Tribune noted that Josh Kun of communication and American studies and ethnicity is one of the U.S. voices involved in discussion over the new director of Mexico’s Centro Cultural Tijuana.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Scientist cited Clifford Johnson of physics and astronomy in a story on string theory. Johnson believes that the field could mature simply by broadening its horizons, the article stated.

The Sacramento Bee
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the possibility of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger implementing state worker pay cuts to close the state’s budget gap.