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March 2010 Media Mentions

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Los Angeles Times featured “re:View,” the USC student-curated art exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. For the show, led by Richard Meyer of art history and fine arts, undergraduate students re-imagined an existing exhibition.

Politics Daily quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the campaigns for the fall elections.

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Wall Street Journal cited research by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, on why people are religious.

Los Angeles Business Journal ran an op-ed by Manuel Pastor, professor of geography and American studies and ethnicity, about the effect of poverty on California’s economy.

 

March 27-29, 2010

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by James Heft, Alton M. Brooks Professor of Religion, about engaging those Christians who attend services primarily at Christmas and Easter.

The Atlantic ran a Q&A with Robin D.G. Kelley of American studies and ethnicity, and history about his book “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.”

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about who won the health care reform debate.

 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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 a narrow majority of California voters favor marriage rights for gay couples, but that most don’t want to revisit the issue on the ballot in 2010.

Asian News International
featured research by Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, and colleagues at USC and MIT.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about “tea party” Republicans endorsing Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in the U.S. Senate race.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Global Times (China) quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the Chinese film industry.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the upcoming election for California attorney general.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of political science about women in the Republican Party.

 

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education Curator Crispin Brooks about the institute’s video archives.

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Karen Sternheimer of psychology on how Sandra Bullock’s husband’s alleged infidelity might impact the actress’ image. US Weekly also cited Sternheimer.

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Latino voters and the Obama administration’s perceived lack of action on immigration reform.

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

U.S. News & World Report quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California gubernatorial candidates using their business backgrounds as campaign tools.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” interviewed Lynne Casper of sociology about how work-related stress impacts employee health.

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the political ambitions of Los Angeles Dodgers owner and USC Trustee Jamie McCourt.

Asian News International quoted David Caron of biological sciences about research which found that fertilizing the oceans with iron could spark the growth of toxic blooms.

 

March 13-15, 2010

National Public Radio interviewed Lynne Casper of sociology about the idea of working mothers as superwomen.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the upcoming California primary elections for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
reported that the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education will be auctioning off commercial rights to the patented technology used for indexing and searching its video libraries.

 

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education will be auctioning off commercial rights to the patented technology used for indexing and searching its large video libraries.

Congressional Quarterly cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican Steve Poizner, who is running for California governor.

KCRW-FM’s “The Politics of Culture” noted that Steven Ross of history moderated a debate on the show about the labor movement in America.

 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Los Angeles Times featured the winners of the 2010 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, awarded by the USC College.

The New York Times
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about a possible Los Angeles electricity rate increase that would fund renewable energy programs.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican Steve Poizner, who is running for California governor.

SoCal Minds highlighted a recent USC event moderated by Leland Saito, associate professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity,titled “Asian Immigrants, Labor Struggles and Economic Justice in L.A.: Where Are We Headed?”

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Los Angeles Times quoted Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American literature and professor of English, about French film director Jean Renoir, about whom Braudy has written a book.

National Public Radio interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about former presidential advisor Karl Rove’s recently released memoir.

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

National Geographic featured the winners of the 2010 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, awarded by the USC College.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and professor of English, about an apparent lack of filtering in public statements.

La Opinion quoted Donald Miller of religion and Richard Flory of sociology about immigrants being drawn to the Pentecostal faith.

The Kansas City Star quoted Katrina Edwards of biological sciences about subsurface biosphere, the habitable zone beneath the surface of the Earth.

Science
noted that Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Medical Hypotheses and cited him regarding a controversial paper.

Los Angeles Downtown News reported that Larry Swanson, Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of biological sciences, neurology and psychology, will participate in a conversation with journalist Terry McDermott and neuroscientist Gary Lynch at the Los Angeles Central Library.

SoCal Minds reported that David Kang of international relations and business will lead a new initiative called The Korea Project: Planning for the Long Term, to analyze the long-term political, economic and social ramifications of Korean reunification.

 

March 6-8, 2010

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about health care reform efforts.

The San Diego Union-Tribune ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal of international relations about the United States’ relationship with Brazil.

Los Angeles Times quoted James Kincaid of English about the popularity of the “Alice in Wonderland” stories.

San Jose Mercury News
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican Steve Poizner, who is running for California governor.

Los Angeles Times stated that USC is part of a consortium that wants to take over the water and gas operations on Catalina Island before Southern California Edison can sell it.

 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Nature ran an op-ed by Lowell Stott of earth sciences about the cause of a rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last glacial period.

 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

National Public Radio’s “13.7” cited Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, about the relationship between biological mechanisms and emotion.

National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California gubernatorial election.

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yonhap News Agency (South Korea) reported that David Kang of of international relations and business  will lead a new initiative called The Korea Project: Planning for the Long Term, to analyze the long-term political, economic and social ramifications of Korean reunification. Kang will work with Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the project, the article stated.

The Washington Post, in a Reuters story, quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the upcoming California governor’s race.

The Korea Daily (South Korea) quoted David Kang of of international relations and business about the differing views of first-generation Koreans and their children regarding reunification of the Korean peninsula. A second story in The Korea Daily also quoted Kang.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Selma Holo, professor of art history and director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art, about the significance of Mexican art.

The Korea Daily (South Korea) reported that the USC Korean Studies Institute held screenings of South Korean films at USC.

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Mark Benthien of USC College and the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC about earthquake preparedness. “Being prepared for this kind of disaster means taking actions now that will reduce the damage that may occur (and therefore the casualties), being ready to react when the shaking starts (drop, cover, and hold on), and having supplies and plans that will reduce the time for recovery,” Benthien wrote. L.A. Observed cited Benthien on the subject.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Kang of international relations and business about South Korean politician Kang Ki-kab.

Toronto Star (Canada) quoted Patrick James of international relations about the impact of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Canada’s image.

Psychology Today ran a Q&A with Robin D.G. Kelley of American studies and ethnicity and history about his book “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.”

Whittier Daily News featured work by Peter Westwick and Bill Deverell of history. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a collaboration with the Huntington Library to archive the history of Southern California’s aerospace industry.

 

February 27-March 1, 2010

Los Angeles Times quoted Mark Benthien of the USC College and the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC about the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Chile on Saturday. USA Today also quoted Benthien.

Los Angeles Times quoted Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, about the positive effects of listening to music.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about “Confucius,” a Chinese government-backed film.

Politico quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about politics in California.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politicsabout the role of the California Legislature.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tax policy.

San Jose Mercury News
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about TV ads launched by Meg Whitman against her opponent for the California Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Los Angeles Times reported that Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, will give a lecture on art and the conscious brain at REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall.