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October 2010 Media Mentions

 

October 30-November 1, 2010

USA Today highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown leads Meg Whitman 52 percent to 39 percent, and that Sen. Barbara Boxer leads opponent Carly Fiorina 50 percent to 42 percent.

 

Friday, October 28, 2010

The New York Times ran a video featuring a discussion of the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that the two Democrats in top-level races in California — gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and Sen. Barbara Boxer — have established significant leads over their Republican opponents.

The Herald featured work by Zhong-Lin Lu, William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and professor of Psychology and biomedical engineering, and colleagues which found that a curveball thrown in baseball actually follows a smooth arc from pitcher to catcher, but seems to “break” when it moves from one part of the batter’s vision to another.

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that Sen. Barbara Boxer has an eight-point lead over challenger Carly Fiorina, and mentioned President Obama’s visit to USC last week.

ABC News San Diego affiliate KGTV-TV featured work by Thomas Jordan, University Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences Director, Southern California Earthquake Center, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC.

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The New York Times featured results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is seeking re-election, has an 8-point lead over opponent Carly Fiorina.

The Courier-Journal featured Aimee Bender of English, who will read from her book “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” in Louisville tomorrow.

Fox News quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of poplitical science and gender studies about fewer numbers of celebrities showing their support during this midterm election.

Politico
quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies about voter enthusiasm among the LGBT community.

North County Times cited work by Zhong-Lin Lu, William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and P\professor of Psychology and biomedical engineering, and colleagues which found that a curveball thrown in baseball actually follows a smooth arc from pitcher to catcher, but seems to “break” when it moves from one part of the batter’s vision to another.

 

October 23-25, 2010

The New York Times featured results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that the two Democrats in top-level races in California — Jerry Brown, the candidate for governor, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is seeking re-election — have established significant leads over their Republican opponents.

Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle highlighted the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll and quoted Darry Sragow of the USC College. San Jose Mercury News highlighted the poll and quoted Manuel Pastor of the College.

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, on whether the outcome of the upcoming November election is likely to result in political cooperation or confrontation.

Los Angeles Times quoted Darry Sragow of political science about California voters’ history of being risk-takers.

The Canadian Press (Canada) quoted Ann Crigler of political science about the importance of President Obama managing his voter base.

Pasadena Star-News mentioned that Bill Deverell, professor of history and director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, hosted a public screening at The Huntington of California gubernatorial debates.

 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Los Angeles Times featured results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that Republicans overwhelmingly oppose Proposition 19, the California initiative that would legalize marijuana.

The Kansas City Star featured work by Zhong-Lin Lu, William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Biomedical Engineering, and colleagues which found that a curveball thrown in baseball actually follows a smooth arc from pitcher to catcher, but seems to “break” when it moves from one part of the batter’s vision to another.

KPCC-FM’s “The Madeleine Brand Show” interviewed Darry Sragow of political science about “genopolitics,” a mash-up of genetics and politics.

The Orange County Register quoted Mark Benthien of the Southern California Earthquake Center about the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Capitol Weekly quoted Dan Schnur, chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about Proposition 34, which set limits on donations to individual candidates.

LAist highlighted the Earthquake Country Web site, run by the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC.

 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wired featured work by Zhong-Lin Lu, William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Biomedical Engineering, and colleagues which found that a curveball thrown in baseball actually follows a smooth arc from pitcher to catcher, but seems to “break” when it moves from one part of the batter’s vision to another.

Los Angeles Times highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll regarding the California ballot initiative that would suspend the state’s global warming law. A second Los Angeles Times story also cited the poll.

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CTV (Canada) featured work by Zhong-Lin Lu, William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and professor of psychology and biomedical engineering, and colleagues which found that a curveball thrown in baseball actually follows a smooth arc from pitcher to catcher but seems to break when it moves from one part of the batter’s vision to another.

 

October 16-18, 2010

The New York Times highlighted research by Michael Messner of sociology about a lack of media coverage of women’s sports.

Los Angeles Times
quoted Darry Sragow of political science about the need to mobilize voters. Associated Press also quoted Sragow.

L.A. Weekly quoted Darry Sragow of political science about U.S. Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina.

La Opinion quoted Robert Gore of psychology about the practice of Santeria among Latinos.

Reuters highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found voters almost evenly divided on Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would suspend the state’s global warming law.

 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Scientific American featured research by Wendy Wood of pyschology and Lynn Miller of the USC Annenberg School which questions the idea that because men invest less reproductive effort in sperm than women do in eggs, men’s and women’s brains have been shaped differently by evolution.

 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

USA Today featured work by Zhong-Lin Lu, William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and professor of psychology and biomedical engineering, and colleagues which found that a curveball thrown in baseball actually follows a smooth arc from pitcher to catcher but seems to break when it moves from one part of the batter’s vision to another.

Fox & Hounds Daily cited results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that Latino voters were less enthusiastic to vote when compared with other groups.

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Financial Times (U.K.) featured research by Emily Liman of biological sciences and USC graduate students Yuanyuan Wang and Rui Chang, which found that the carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks triggers the same pain sensors as mustard and horseradish.

LiveScience
featured research by Moh El-Naggar and Kenneth Nealson of Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences  which found that bacteria can grow nanowires that resemble electrical hairs to share energy, take a collective breath and perhaps even communicate.

Bloomberg News quoted Ann Crigler of political science about the impact of an aide to California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown allegedly using a sexist slur to refer to opponent Meg Whitman.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Robert Gore of psychology about the implications of legalizing marijuana use in California.

 

October 9-11, 2010

The New York Times highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found a slight margin of support for Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would suspend the state’s global warming law. Los Angeles Times also cited the poll.

Los Angeles Times
quoted Thomas Jordan of the USC College, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC, about the possibility of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake along the San Andreas fault.

CBS News interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about former governors who are running for their old jobs in the upcoming election.
 

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Washington Post highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown and U.S. Senate candidates Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina were essentially tied among non-Latino voters.

InformationWeek featured a report by Simon Wilkie of econonomics on the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal. Internet service provider Earthlink presented the FCC with the report, which concludes that the merger would produce strong incentives on the part of Comcast to discriminate in favor of its own programming.

NBC News’ “Today” interviewed Lois Banner of history and gender studies about Marilyn Monroe.

 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Los Angeles Times highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina trailed incumbent opponent Barbara Boxer by a 38-point margin among registered Latino voters. KPCC-FM also cited the poll.

La Opinion quoted Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo of sociology about the treatment of domestic workers.

San Francisco Chronicle
quoted Darry Sragow of the USC College about gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s high campaign spending and mentioned the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll.

Los Angeles Wave featured the book “Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future” by Manuel Pastor of American studies and ethnicity and colleagues.

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would suspend the state’s global warming law, is supported by a slight margin. Los Angeles Times mentioned the poll and quoted Darry Sragow of the USC College. The poll was covered by two more Los Angeles Times stories (second link here) and Sierra Sun.

Los Angeles Times
featured a poll conducted by USC students which found that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was making significant progress with previously undecided voters during the summer and early fall, just before she became enmeshed in a controversy surrounding her former housekeeper.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Manuel Pastor of American studies and ethnicity about motivation among Latino voters.

Spot.Us quoted Karen Sternheimer of sociology about a fascination with crime scenes in Los Angeles.

The Orange County Register cited research by James Dolan of earth sciences and colleagues, involving the digging of trenches among California’s fault systems to reconstruct past ruptures and monitor fault activity.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll. The poll was also covered by CNN’s “American Morning,” Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, two stories in The Sacramento Bee (second link here), and San Jose Mercury News.

Chicago Tribune highlighted research by Emily Liman of biological sciences and USC graduate students Yuanyuan Wang and Rui Chang, which found that the carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks triggers the same pain sensors as mustard and horseradish.

 

October 2-4, 2010

The New York Times highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that Latino voters remain reluctant to embrace Republican candidates, with California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman drawing 31 percent of the Latino vote and U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina getting 19 percent.

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California gubernatorial race.

Los Angeles Times
featured research by Emily Liman of biological sciences and USC graduate students Yuanyuan Wang and Rui Chang, which found that the carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks triggers the same pain sensors as mustard and horseradish.

Los Angeles Times reported that Larry Swanson, the Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of biological sciences and professor of biological sciences, neurology and psychology, will participate in a conversation at the Los Angeles Central Library on the science of sexual orientation.

 

Friday, October 1, 2010

The New York Times highlighted results from the USC College/Los Angeles Times poll, which found that Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would suspend the state’s global warming law, is supported by a slight margin at 40 percent to 38 percent.

The New York Times
cited Dominic Cheung of East Asian Langues and Culturs andcomparative Literature about the late Eileen Chang, one of modern China’s most celebrated novelists.

Time quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who is chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, about California’s economic history.

BBC World News interviewed David Kang of international relations about Kim Jong Un, third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who is expected to succeed his father. Korea Daily also cited Kang.

San Francisco Chronicle reported that Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, who is chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, served on a panel of political experts commenting on the California gubernatorial debate at UC Davis.