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October 2009 Media Mentions

 

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.

 

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Wall Street Journal ran an excerpt from the book “1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe” by Mary Sarotte of international relations.

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the Chinese government’s Confucius Institute, which places Chinese cultural and language centers at American universities, with initial funding and faculty from China.

The Herald (U.K.) highlighted “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness of history in an article about the popularity of vampires and zombies.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story about California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, who is expected to win a congressional seat in a special election on Tuesday, leaving his post empty.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Associated Press quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology in a story about nightclubs that cater to overweight people.

Asian News International highlighted work by Zhong-Lin Lu, of neuroscience and psychology, and colleagues that demonstrated the workings of a curveball in baseball.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology in an article about how some local high schools are drafting contracts that would prohibit sexually suggestive dance moves at school dances.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted USC research that demonstrates the workings of a curveball in baseball.

The Washington Post
reported that Mary Sarotte of international relations is scheduled to talk about her new book, “1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe,” in Washington, D.C., today.

 

October 24-26, 2009

The Wall Street Journal ran an excerpt of an op-ed by Daniel Lynch of international relations about China’s economy.

Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Abraham Lowenthal of history about Honduras becoming a sore point in U.S. foreign policy.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO who is running for governor of California as a Republican, despite having endorsed Democrat Barbara Boxer in the past.

 

Friday, October 23, 2009

USA Today quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology in an article on the popularity of vampire stories.

The Boston Globe reported that Amon Emeka of sociology will be on “Dr. Phil” today, as part of a panel discussing racial biases.

Bloomberg News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in an article about the Obama administration ordering pay cuts and benefits caps for top executives at companies that accepted government bailout funds.

 

October 17-19, 2009

The New York Times reviewed “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original,” a new biography by Robin D.G. Kelley of American Studies and ethnicity.

 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Capitol Weekly cited Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a column about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refusing to sign hundreds of bills in a bid to convince legislators to resolve several outstanding issues.

La Opinion reported that USC and Edison International are co-sponsoring a science competition, in which students submit projects devoted to solving energy and environmental problems.

 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s low rating in a new opinion poll.

The Journal News featured T.C. Boyle of creative writing College in conjunction with an upcoming reading he will give in Peekskill, N.Y.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Tampa Tribune cited Kevin Starr of history in a column about the budget and housing crisis in California."

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger backing down from his refusal to sign hundreds of bills in a bid to convince legislative leaders to overhaul the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, which serves as a conduit for most of California’s drinking water.

 

October 10-12, 2009

The San Diego Union Tribune quoted David Bottjer of earth sciences and biological sciences in a story marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.

The San Diego Union Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, College about California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s spotty voting record.

 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Contra Costa Times quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of political science about San Bernardino City Attorney James Penman’s announcement that he and his employees won’t submit to interviews with city police in an investigation of allegedly stolen city documents.

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor quoted David Kang of international relations in a story on North Korea’s new readiness to return to stalled international talks about its nuclear program, provided prior negotiations with the United States go well.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about former President Bill Clinton’s endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for governor of California.

Science News quoted John Tower of biological sciences about a new study suggesting that the life-extending power of low-protein diets may come from mitochondria.

 

October 3-5, 2009

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Gina Nahai of the Masters of Professional Writing Program, about the heavy media coverage of a few Los Angeles Iranian Jews known for their conspicuous consumption, contrasted with the scant attention received by an Iranian Jew who rescued a stranger from a burning car.

The San Diego Union Tribune
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh School of Politics, about Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who has said that she would suspend California’s landmark initiative against global warming, which she said puts California at an economic disadvantage.

KPCC-FM interviewed Karen Sternheimer of sociology about Roman Polanski’s recent arrest in conjunction with a 1977 statutory rape conviction.

 

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Washington Post reported that Robin Kelley of American Studies and Ethnicity and history will give a book talk and signing in Washington, D.C., for his book “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.”

Los Angeles magazine highlighted the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at USC in a story on earthquake research and prediction.

Far Eastern Economic Review ran an op-ed by Daniel Lynch of international relations on how the recession has affected China.

MediaPost cited research by Antonio Damasio of the Brain and Creativity Institute in an article on the role of human behavior in digital marketing.

October 10-12, 2009

The San Diego Union Tribune quoted David Bottjer of earth sciences and biological sciences in a story marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.

The San Diego Union Tribune quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, College about California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s spotty voting record.

 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Contra Costa Times quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of political science about San Bernardino City Attorney James Penman’s announcement that he and his employees won’t submit to interviews with city police in an investigation of allegedly stolen city documents.

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor quoted David Kang of international relations in a story on North Korea’s new readiness to return to stalled international talks about its nuclear program, provided prior negotiations with the United States go well.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about former President Bill Clinton’s endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for governor of California.

Science News quoted John Tower of biological sciences about a new study suggesting that the life-extending power of low-protein diets may come from mitochondria.

 

October 3-5, 2009

Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Gina Nahai of the Masters of Professional Writing Program, about the heavy media coverage of a few Los Angeles Iranian Jews known for their conspicuous consumption, contrasted with the scant attention received by an Iranian Jew who rescued a stranger from a burning car.

The San Diego Union Tribune
quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh School of Politics, about Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who has said that she would suspend California’s landmark initiative against global warming, which she said puts California at an economic disadvantage.

KPCC-FM interviewed Karen Sternheimer of sociology about Roman Polanski’s recent arrest in conjunction with a 1977 statutory rape conviction.

 

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Washington Post reported that Robin Kelley of American Studies and Ethnicity and history will give a book talk and signing in Washington, D.C., for his book “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.”

Los Angeles magazine highlighted the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at USC in a story on earthquake research and prediction.

Far Eastern Economic Review ran an op-ed by Daniel Lynch of international relations on how the recession has affected China.

MediaPost cited research by Antonio Damasio of the Brain and Creativity Institute in an article on the role of human behavior in digital marketing.