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May 2010 Media Mentions

 

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 Insitute 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.

 

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Wall Street Journal ran a Q&A with Aimee Bender of English about her new novel “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.”

Los Angeles Times featured a new USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that half of California’s registered voters oppose new oil drilling off the state’s coast.

Politico ran an op-ed by Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology about the importance of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

PBS News’ “Charlie Rose” interviewed Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, about the program of actions that happens subconsciously in the brain in reaction to fear.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Republican candidates using immigration as a campaign issue.

 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

KCRW-FM’s “Politics of Culture” interviewed Selma Holo of art history, who directs the USC Fisher Museum of Art, about the issues museum directors face in an era of globalization, digitization and financial recession.

National Public Radio
Boston affiliate WBUR-FM’s “On Point” interviewed David Kang of international relations about escalating tensions between North Korea and South Korea and noted that he is the author of “China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia” and co-author of “Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies.”

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Associated Press cited the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that California voters were more likely to favor a candidate who supported the recent health care legislation than one who opposed it.

 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Los Angeles Times quoted Malcolm Klein, professor emeritus of the USC College, about violent crime rate declines in Southern California and nationally.

Bloomberg News
quoted Dan Schnur of the USC College on how Republican Meg Whitman’s association with Goldman Sachs and her stance on immigration have affected her chances in the upcoming primary election.

 

May 22-24, 2010

Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for Ronald Gottesman, professor emeritus of English.

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about immigration as a campaign issue.

KPCC-FM interviewed Selma Holo, director of Fisher Gallery & professor of art history, who directs the USC Fisher Museum of Art, about a recent heist in which many famous pieces of fine art, including one by Picasso, were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

Financial Times (U.K.)
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California gubernatorial primary race between Republicans Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner.

The Washington Times
quoted Andrew Lakoff, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and Communication, about the political response to the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Friday, May 21, 2010

L.A. Weekly featured Katrina Edwards of biological sciences in its 2010 People issue.

American Public Media’s “Marketplace”
interviewed Jefferey Sellers of political science on how the recession has prompted some California cities to consider sharing services and programs.

KPCC-FM cited “Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values” by Selma Holo, director of Fisher Gallery and professor of art history, regarding the importance of ethnic-specific museums.

The Fresno Bee cited the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that among California Republicans, self-identified conservatives outnumber moderates 3-to-1.

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on what yesterday’s primaries in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas indicate for the November elections.

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Los Angeles Times reviewed “The Last Tortoise: A Tale of Extinction in our Lifetime” by Craig Stanford of anthropology.

The Korea Times (South Korea) ran an op-ed by Leif-Eric Easley of the Korean Studies Institute on South Korea’s options if North Korea is found responsible for sinking one of South Korea’s naval ships.

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

MSNBC cited research by Julie Albright of sociology on the reasons why people find smoking attractive.

La Opinion quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman needing to adjust her campaign to focus more on the upcoming primary.

 

May 15-17, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Mark Marino of the Master's of Professional Writing Program about the Electronic Literature Directory, which compiles lists of digital works and has recently moved to a wiki, or collaborative, platform.

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics,about a climate and energy bill introduced last week by Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman.

The New York Times quoted Barry Glassner of sociology about the inclination to think one has food allergies when it’s really food intolerance.

Pahrump Valley Times highlighted Frank Corsetti, Frank Aldemaro Corsetti, who traveled with a group from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the Amargosa Basin to take part in a test of a drilling machine called an Auto-Gopher that will be used on future NASA Mars exploration rovers.

 

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Guardian (U.K.) featured research by Kaspar Meyer and Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain & Creativity Institute, which found that the brain’s auditory cortex, which processes sounds, is activated by sight and categorizes those sights.

Times Higher Education (U.K.) reviewed the book “The Last Tortoise: A Tale of Extinction in our Lifetime” by Craig Stanford of anthropology.

Los Angeles Times quoted Julie Albright of sociology on how people present themselves online through social media.

San Francisco Chronicle
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California lieutenant governor primary race.

DailyFinance
quoted Robert Dekle of economics on how fluctuations in currency affect companies.

 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nature quoted Thomas Jordan, Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center and the W. M. Keck Professor of Earth Sciences, about the most powerful earthquake on record, a 9.5-magnitude quake that hit Chile in 1960.

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press article, quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the political debate over immigration.

Reuters quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ability to balance the California budget by July 1.

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

China Daily (China) quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the role of Chinese movies in educating the West about Chinese culture.

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Voice of America featured Carol Muske-Dukes of English, who is California’s poet laureate, in a story about National Poetry Month.

New Scientist featured research by Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of psychology and neurology, and Kaspar Meyer of the USC College which found that the brain’s auditory cortex, which processes sounds, is activated by sight and categorizes those sights.

Associated Press quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s ties to Goldman Sachs, which is being investigated for fraud.

 

May 8-10, 2010

Asian News Internptional featured research by Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of psychology and neurology, and Kaspar Meyer of the USC College which found that the brain’s auditory cortex, which processes sounds, is activated by sight and categorizes those sights.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the upcoming Republican primary for California attorney general.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about an effort to impose term limits for San Diego County supervisors.


Inside Higher Ed ran an op-ed by Jerald Jellison, retired professor of the USC College, on resumes for academics seeking their first job in the business arena.

 

May 8-10, 2010

KTLA and CBS2 quoted Olu Orange, adjunct assistant professor of political science and founder of the USC Mock Trial Team, in videos about the legal battle over the estate of late comedian Sammy Davis, Jr. Orange served as attorney for Davis’s son, Manny.

 

Friday, May 7, 2010

RedOrbit featured research by Simon Tavare, George and Louise Kawamoto Chair in Biological Sciences and Professor (Research) of Biological Sciences, preventive medicine and mathematics, on using mathematics to shed light on the evolution of tumors.

Pasadena Weekly ran an op-ed by Jervey Tervalon of the USC College about the educational role of The Pasadena Writing Project, which he co-founded.

 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American literature and professor of English, about the significance of the Hollywood sign.

America Economia (Chile) ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal of international relations on whether President Obama’s diplomatic opportunity has ended.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the impact of the immigration issue on Republican candidates in the California U.S. Senate primary. Voice of OC also cited Schnur.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the chances of the California Republican primary candidates succeeding in the general election.

Forbes cited research by Irving Biederman, Harold Dornsife Chair in Neurosciences and Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, suggesting that the brain thrives on being exposed to information that needs to be interpreted.

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, in which 59 percent of registered Republicans said they would be less likely to support a candidate who supported the new health care legislation, and 46 percent of California voters said they would be more likely to vote for a politician who had supported the legislation.

Miller-McCune featured research by Wendy Wood of the psychology which found that the more devout and religious a person is, the more prejudiced and biased that person is. Wood conducted a meta-analysis of 55 independent studies of more than 20,000 mostly Christian participants.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed Kenneth Alexander of mathematics about the odds of winning a lottery jackpot. Contra Costa Times also quoted Alexander.

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scientific American featured research by Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, which found that the brain’s auditory cortex, which processes sounds, is activated by sight and categorizes those sights.

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur,director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on whether the United States would benefit from having a viable third political party.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about candidates whose campaigns use public resources to produce videos and other promotional materials.

National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition” interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Arizona’s tough new immigration law.

 

May 1-3, 2010

The New York Times quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about China’s Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dan Schnur, diretor of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about politically conservative Latinos rethinking their party ties after the passage of Arizona’s tough new immigration law. USA Today and Reuters also quoted Schnur.

Los Angeles Times quoted Ruth Gilmore, Associate Professor of American studies and ethnicity and geography, about the economic benefits of building a prison.

Los Angeles Times
cited the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman had a strong lead over her opponents.

Los Angeles Times quoted Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, about writer Michael Connelly.