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November 2009 Media Mentions

 

November 26-30, 2009

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Mary Sarotte of international relations on the expansion of NATO following the reunification of Germany, which occurred despite the United States’ pledge to Russia to not expand the Atlantic alliance.

Los Angeles Times highlighted several USC-related events taking place this week. Today at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library, Brighde Mullins, program director of Masters in Professional Writing Program, will moderate a panel on writing for stage and screen.

Los Angeles Times ran a book review written by Dinah Lenney of the Master of Professional Writing Program, about the memoir “Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession” by Julie Powell.

CBS News
ran a Q&A with Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on ways for the Republican Party to refashion its message ahead of the midterm elections and the presidential election.

The Sacramento Bee
cited the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that African Americans in California were less likely than other groups to say they planned to get the H1N1 flu vaccine in 2012.

The Journal-Gazette cited research by Richard Easterlin, University Professor and professor of economics, who found that as people possess more, they desire more.

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the nomination of California state Sen. Abel Maldonado as lieutenant governor.

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Science News published a Q&A with Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences, about his work in electromicrobiology.

 

November 21-23, 2009

Science featured research led by Lynn Dodd of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and a Tel Aviv University colleague.

The Orange County Register highlighted the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that two-thirds of Californians had no clear impression of any of the Republican gubernatorial candidates.

 

Friday, November 20, 2009

The New York Times, in a widely carried Reuters article, quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the difficulties facing efforts to implement immigration reform.

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Selma Holo, director of the Fisher Gallery & professor of art history, about the economic sustainability of museums.

Los Angeles Times featured research by led by Lynn Dodd of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and a Tel Aviv University colleague.

 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Veja (Brazil) quoted Abraham Lowenthal of international relations about the heterogeneity of Latin America.

The Sacramento Bee highlighted the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that almost 60 percent of California voters didn’t want to revisit same-sex marriage in 2010, even though most surveyed favored gay marriage. Bay Area Reporter also cited the poll results.

National Journal cited Mary Sarotte of international relations in an article about post-Cold War Russia.

Congressional Quarterly quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is running against Sen. Barbara Boxer for a U.S. Senate seat. The story also cited the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that Fiorina and Chuck DeVore are tied at 27 percent. The Mercury-News also cited the poll.

Contra Costa Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Attorney General Jerry Brown, who is running for governor of California.

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Nation (Pakistan) featured research by Irving Biederman of neurosciences, psychology and computer science which found that despite minimal exposure to the regular geometric objects found in developed countries, African tribal people perceive shapes as well as Westerners.

Reuters
highlighted the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that almost 60 percent of California voters did not want to revisit same-sex marriage in 2010, even though most surveyed favored gay marriage.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the field of candidates vying to succeed California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

MSNBC interviewed Karen Sternheimer of sociology in a widely carried story about alcohol consumption on airplanes.

The Orange County Register highlighted the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that 35 percent of Republican voters supported gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman at 35 percent and 27 percent supported rival Tom Campbell.

Los Angeles Times quoted Charles Sammis of earth sciences in a story about the newly opened Gold Line extension.

Daily Breeze reported that Jane Lee of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies was scheduled to lead a discussion by the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities on climate change and the oceans.

 

November 14-16, 2009

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Karen Tongson of English and gender studies about how the male actors in the “Twilight” films have become heartthrobs.

Los Angeles Times cited the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll that found that California voters disagree on many issues, though most are pessimistic about the state’s direction.

Los Angeles Times quoted Kevin Starr of history in a story about John Adams, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s creative chair and curator of the orchestra’s first festival of new conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s tenure.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story about the book tour for former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue: An American Life,” which includes jabs at some people on the McCain campaign.

The Boston Globe quoted Mary Sarotte of international relations in an article about the fall of communism and the lessons learned from it.

Asian News International featured research by Irving Biederman of psychology and computer science that found that despite minimal exposure to the regular geometric objects found in developed countries, African tribal people perceive shapes as well as Westerners.

National Journal reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, was one of the political insiders who participated in a poll.

Der Standard (Austria) highlighted “Global California: Rising to the Cosmopolitan Challenge” by Abraham Lowenthal of international relations.

 

Friday, November 13, 2009

KCRW-FM’s “Which Way, L.A.?” discussed the results of the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll.

 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor reviewed “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” by Robin D.G. Kelley of American studies and ethnicity and history.

The Washington Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story on Silicon Valley emerging as a breeding ground for political candidates.

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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 African Americans in California were far less likely than other groups to say they planned to get the H1N1 flu vaccine.

The National Interes
t ran an op-ed by David Kang of international relations and business about the North and South Korean navies exchanging fire this week.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
reviewed “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” by Robin D.G. Kelley of American studies and ethnicity and history.

Asian News International
featured research by John Tower of biological sciences which found that hydrogen peroxide appears to play a vital role in regulating the body’s circadian rhythm.

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2010

The Washington Post highlighted the first results of the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that two-thirds of Democrats and unaffiliated voters are unhappy that California Attorney General Jerry Brown is the only major Democrat running for California governor.

National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” interviewed Mary Sarotte of international relations about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sarotte is author of the new book “1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe.”

 

November 7-9, 2009

The New York Times, in a Reuters story, reported the first results of the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that California Attorney General Jerry Brown was by far the most popular candidate for governor in next year’s election, but that most voters in his party are unhappy that he is the only major Democrat running.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California Attorney General Jerry Brown, who is running for California governor. “If Jerry Brown and his extraordinary fundraising capability was not standing in the middle of a potential Democratic primary, you’d see several candidates looking at this race more seriously,” Schnur said.

Los Angeles Times highlighted the Faculty Book Party from the USC College’s Master of Professional Writing Program.

The San Diego Union-Tribune
quoted Dan Schnur of the Unruh Institute of Politics in an article about a new water package that would overhaul the state’s troubled water system.

 

Friday, November 6, 2009

Newsweek featured work by Zhong-Lin Lu of psychology and colleagues which demonstrated the workings of a curveball in baseball.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” interviewed Toben Mintz of psychology and linguistics   about a new study which suggests that newborns may imitate the prevailing intonation patterns of the language they heard while still in the womb.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Republican Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who launched her bid for the U.S. Senate this week in a challenge against incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

PBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV
’s “SoCal Connected” interviewed Barry Glassner of sociology   about the fast food ban in South Los Angeles.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, is serving as an adviser to the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the November 3 elections.

Los Angeles Times reported that it and the USC College are teaming up to sponsor polls of California residents. The joint effort, called the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll, will begin Sunday and run through the 2010 election season.

The Sacramento Bee reported on the partnership between the Los Angeles Times and USC College to sponsor polls of Califoria residents.

USA Today quoted Timothy Biblarz of sociology about new research which found that gay and lesbian households with children have more in common than not with their heterosexual counterparts who are also raising children.

Newsweek included “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” by Robin D.G. Kelley, of American studies and ethnicity, and history, in a list of recommended biographies.

The Mercury News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about California gubernatorial candidate Tom Campbell, who despite being the candidate with the least funding is performing well in the polls.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in an article on who Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger might choose to replace Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, who was elected to Congress this week.

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Steve Ross of history hosted KCRW's The Politics of Culture show on November 3, 2009. He discussed “The Los Angeles Berlin Wall Project" with guests Justin Jampol, founder and director of the Wende Museum, mural artist Kent Twitchell, and Wayne Rakovitch, chairman of the Wende Board.

The Hamilton Spectator (Canada) quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about the H1N1 flu vaccine. Sternheimer said that some people’s fear of the vaccine is powered by growing mistrust of public institutions, certainly in the U.S., and to a lesser extent in Canada.

Science quoted Antoine Bechara of psychology about new research which concludes that parallel pathways in the brain — one involving the insular cortex and the other involving the sense of touch — mediate the ability to feel the heartbeat, undermining the hypothesis that the insular cortex is the sole source of self-awareness in the human brain.

The Weekly Standard mentioned that USC College Dean Howard Gillman wrote an entry on the Bush v. Gore case in “The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions.”

LiveScience ran a Q&A with Zhong-Lin Lu of psychology, who along with colleagues demonstrated the workings of a curveball in baseball.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in an article that analyzed voting records of California legislators and found that they aren’t likely to vote in opposition to the majority of their party on any given bill.

 

October 31-November 2, 2009

The News York Times cited Karen Sternheimer of sociology in a story on schools that are preventing or discouraging students from doing sexually suggestive moves at school dances

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the lack of major Democratic candidates for California governor to run against Attorney General and former Governor Jerry Brown.

Los Angeles Times featured the USC West Semitic Research Project, which documents texts and objects from ancient Israel and the Near East.

U.S. News & World Report, in a HealthDay News story, highlighted work by Zhong-Lin Lu of psychology and colleagues which demonstrated the workings of a curveball in baseball.

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Mary Sarotte of international relations about the reunification of Germany.