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June 2010 Media Mentions

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about the popularity of magical fiction like the Twilight and Harry Potter series.

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

National Post (Canada) quoted David Kang of international relations about what could happen should North and South Korea go to war.

South China Morning Post (China) quoted Daniel Lynch of international relations about a new trade agreement between Taiwan and China.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about the popularity of the “Twilight” series of books and movies among women over age 20.

The Sacramento Bee noted that Jane Junn of political science is research director for the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll and quoted her about the use of Spanish-language media by California Latino voters.

 

June 26-28, 2010

Los Angeles Downtown News highlighted an event featuring Thai American writers that took place at USC last week.

Lompoc Record highlighted a study 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.

 

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Spectator (U.K.) reviewed “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” by Robin D.G. Kelley of American studies and ethnicity and history. “In the Rainbow Grill in New York one evening in 1971, according to Robin D. G. Kelley ... , Duke Ellington halted his band in mid-flow and announced: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, the baddest left hand in the history of jazz just walked into the room, Mr. Thelonious Monk.’ In the code of jive talk, ‘baddest’ meant the best. Now, after 14 years’ research, Kelley has published probably the most thorough jazz biography of all time, perhaps the baddest,” the article stated.

 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Korea Times (South Korea) reported that the USC Korean Studies Institute is hosting a major academic conference to discuss the legacy and lessons of the Korean War in the context of the U.S.-Korea security alliance.

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Huffington Post cited the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which identified a decline in support for offshore oil drilling in California.

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Guardian (U.K.) reviewed “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” by Robin D.G. Kelley of American studies and ethnicity and history.

Los Angeles Times quoted Sharon Hays of gender studies and sociology about the idea of intensive mothering, a term she coined in 1997 in her book “The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood.”

 

June 19-21, 2010

The Washington Post ran a review written by Kevin Starr of history, about the book “Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century” by Michael Hiltzik. “Ambitious public works are by definition iconic,” Starr wrote.

Psychology Today highlighted two studies by Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, and colleagues.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Jerald Jellison, retired professor of psychology, about employees being rehired after layoffs.

Los Angeles Times quoted Cornelius Schnauber, professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literatures, about German expatriates in Los Angeles, stating that he is an eminent chronicler of German-language culture.

 

Friday, June 16, 2010

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the dynamics of state politics.

Long Island Press cited Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, in an article about the role of emotion in brain behavior.

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Christian Science Monitor reported that Beth Orcutt of the USC College presented her findings on ocean-floor life at the Goldschmidt Conference hosted by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Los Angeles Times
quoted Thomas Jordan, University Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences, about a series of earthquakes that have hit Southern California recently. The Christian Science Monitor also quoted Jordan.

ABC News interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the role gender plays in politics.

Associated Press quoted Julie Albright of sociology about kids who set out to perform feats of skill and endurance.

Star-Tribune cited quoted Richard Flory of sociology about the role of journalists throughout history.

The Daily Herald quoted Stephen Madigan of the psychology about the link between genes and intelligence.

Contra Costa Times quoted Manuel Pastor of geography and American studies and ethnicity about immigrants supporting their home soccer teams in the World Cup.

 

June 12-14, 2010

Indo-Asia News Service (India) reported that Beth Orcutt of the USC College presented her findings on ocean-floor life at the Goldschmidt Conference hosted by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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

 

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Sacramento Bee reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, held his first meeting as chairman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the California campaign watchdog agency that enforces state campaign finance and campaign disclosure laws.

The Daily Times reported that Beth Orcutt of the USC College will present her findings on ocean-floor life next week at the Goldschmidt Conference hosted by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune featured USC alumna Pauline Yang, who recently graduated with a double major in piano performance and political science.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the prevalence of Northern Californian candidates in this year’s elections.

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the passage of California’s Proposition 14, which opens up primary voting, putting candidates of all parties on the same ballot and having the top two vote-getters advance to the general election.

National Journal highlighted the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that 7 percent of the California voters thought that the state was headed in the right direction.

BBC News interviewed Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology about Latinos finding success in the United States through business ownership.

San Francisco Chronicle
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California lieutenant governor race between San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and incumbent Abel Maldonado.

Bloomberg Radio interviewed David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute, about the relationship between North and South Korea.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV interviewed James Fawcett of the USC College about BP’s attempt to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Atlantic featured a study 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.

Los Angeles Times highlighted the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which was cited by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell to show that he was the most likely candidate from his party to beat Democrat Barbara Boxer in the general election.

Fox News interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the high-profile Republican women running in today’s primaries.

 

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the Obama administration’s discussions of possible executive branch jobs for Democratic primary challengers Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff.

USA Today cited the new USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found Democrat Jerry Brown leading Republican Meg Whitman 44 percent to 38 percent, and with a bigger lead if Steve Poizner becomes the Republican nominee.

Der Spiegel (Germany) featured research by Thorsten Becker of earth sciences and a University of Rome colleague which found that mountains and volcanoes in the Mediterranean rise due to pressure from the mantle below.

The Huffington Post ran an op-ed by Michael Messner of sociology about a lack of media coverage of women’s sports.

Discovery News quoted Travis Longcore of geography about insects’ attraction to polarized light.

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Sen. Barbara Boxer’s chances against Carly Fiorina, who is considered the front runner to take the Republican spot in this week’s primary.

The Washington Post
, in an Associated Press story, quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about President Obama’s response to the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, and John Matsusaka of USC’s Initiative and Referendum Institute about Propositions 16 and 17, two initiative measures that were conceived and financed by individual companies.

Bloomberg News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Democrat Jerry Brown’s chances in the gubernatorial general election.

Palm Beach Daily New
s cited research by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, which found that people with damage to the areas of the brain that generate emotion have difficulty making decisions.

 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Wall Street Journal cited the new USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which showed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina as the clear front runner in the race to take on Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.

The Washington Post
highlighted research by Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies about a lack of media coverage of women’s sports.

KPCC-FM
reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, has been selected by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as chairman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the California campaign watchdog agency that enforces state campaign finance and campaign disclosure laws.

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Gina Nahai, Masters of Professional Writing Program, about Americanized Iranian-Jewish families.

Asian News International featured research by Thorsten Becker of earth sciences and a University of Rome colleague which found that mountains and volcanoes in the Mediterranean rise due to pressure from the mantle below.

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Los Angeles Times cited the new USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which showed Republican Carly Fiorina as the clear front runner in the race to take on Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. KCRW-FM’s “Which Way, L.A.?” interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC College about poll results regarding the upcoming primaries. Los Angeles Times also featured poll results which found that voters back the marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot, though support for the initiative is unstable. CNN featured poll findings that California voters are divided over Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Associated Press featured results that found half of California’s registered voters opposed to new oil drilling along the state’s coast. The poll was also covered by two other Los Angeles Times stories (second link here), two Associated Press stories (second link here), United Press International, KCRW-FM, KPCC-FM, NBC News San Francisco affiliate KNTV-TV, NBC News San Diego affiliate KNSD-TV, two L.A. Weekly articles (second link here), S.F. Weekly, The San Diego Union-Tribune, two San Jose Mercury News stories (second link here), three stories in The Orange County Register (additional links here and here), Sacramento Business Journal, MarketWatch, The Modesto Bee, O.C. Weekly, The Huffington Post, CBS Radio San Francisco affiliate KCBS-AM, KSRO-AM, KFMB-AM, two Xinhua News Agency stories (second link here), The Washington Times, LAist, Fox & Hounds Daily, The Hill and Daily Mail.

Los Angeles Times reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, has been selected by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as chairman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the California campaign watchdog agency that enforces state campaign finance and campaign disclosure laws. “Dan Schnur has spent years teaching and advocating for equality and transparency in California politics and I am grateful that he will continue his service to our state in this new role,” Schwarzenegger said. Schnur will take over for former Sen. Ross Johnson, who resigned the post due to health reasons. Schnur will serve out the rest of Johnson’s term, which expires in January, and plans to return to USC for the spring semester, the article noted. Schnur told The Sacramento Bee that while his top priority will be the oversight and enforcement of campaign laws through the election, he wants to build on the work started by Johnson and Executive Director Roman Porter. The news was also covered by Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, The San Diego Union-Tribune and Capitol Weekly.

Los Angeles Times quoted Bill Deverell of history about civilian vigilantism in California.

Chicago Tribune highlighted research by USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute suggesting that the speed of social media may be reducing people’s ability to stay interested in a cause or show empathy, at least online.

Associated Press quoted Olu Orange of USC College on police injunctions to curb gang activity.

 

May 29-June 1, 2009

The Washington Post featured a new USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found Republican Meg Whitman leading Steve Poizner 53 percent to 29 percent among California voters in the state’s upcoming gubernatorial primary. “Although she appears to be in a very strong position in the primary, she had to run hard to the right in order to do it,” said Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics. The poll showed Democrat Jerry Brown leading Whitman and Poizner overall. The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, featured poll results showing Republican Carly Fiorina as the clear front runner in the race to take on Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.

RedOrbit
featured research by Thorsten Becker of the USC College and a University of Rome colleague which found that mountains and volcanoes in the Mediterranean rise due to pressure from the mantle below.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s funding of Proposition 16, an initiative that would restrict local governments in creating or expanding public power services.