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September 2009 Media Mentions

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

South China Morning Post (China) quoted Stanley Rosen of political science in an article on China’s future as a global leader.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed “Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance 1950-1963” by Kevin Starr of history.

The Orange County Register quoted Kevin Starr of history about a movement to split California into two states.

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Washington Post highlighted research Lynne Casper of sociology in a story about work-life balance.

The Huffington Post quoted Manuel Pastor of geography and American Studies and Ethnicity in a story on rising poverty rates and declining incomes in the United States.

 

September 26-28, 2009

Los Angeles Times mentioned the USC College’s Middle East Studies program in an article about the recently launched Middle Eastern Comedy Festival.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of the USC College in a story about conservative Republicans who felt lost at the recent statewide Republican convention.

Washington CityPaper cited Lynne Casper of sociology in a story about the lack of afterschool programs for latchkey children.

 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Los Angeles Times highlighted the Friends of the USC Libraries’ Literary Luncheon featuring Kevin Starr of history, which will take place September 29.

Fox News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story on former eBay CEO Meg Whitman’s candidacy for governor of California.

Jewish Journal mentioned the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education in an article about Holocaust survivors.

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about China appealing a World Trade Organization ruling that it broke international rules by restricting imports of movies, music and books.

Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland) cited research by George Olah of chemistry in a story on converting carbon dioxide back into fuel and other chemicals.

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Washington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on whether President Obama’s many media appearances over the weekend helped or hurt him.

 

September 19-21, 2009

USA Today quoted Craig Stanford of anthropology about a new Web site that allows users to “befriend” and follow Ugandan mountain gorillas.

The Hill quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about President Obama taping interviews with all five Sunday morning talk shows to discuss his health care reform plan.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Carol Prescott of psychology about a study that found that teens who start drinking before age 15 could jump-start any genetic conditions they might have that predispose them to alcohol dependency.

Ventura County Star reported that Manuel Pastor of geography and American Studies and Ethnicity attended a recent meeting of local leaders and activists on the subject of civility and community.

 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Toronto Star (Canada) quoted Patrick James of the USC College about Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech to a group of Canadian businesspeople in New York, just days before the G20 summit.

The Jewish Journal featured Cornelius Schnauber, professor emeritus of the USC College, and his new play, “Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust,” which explores the German-Jewish relationship from pre- and post-Hitler perspectives.

 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about a bipartisan special commission created to examine the causes behind the financial crisis.

Contra Costa Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California tax reform package.

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story about former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, who has announced her candidacy for governor of California and given the California Republican Party $250,000 for voter registration efforts.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, on how California state agencies run by independently elected officials have absorbed budget cuts without imposing furloughs or layoffs on workers.

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Washington Times reviewed a book edited by David Kang of international relations and a colleague from the Hiroshima Peace Institute.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV
interviewed Karen Sternheimer of sociology about South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst during President Obama’s health care speech.

Pasadena Star-News highlighted the Friends of the USC Libraries’ Literary Luncheon featuring Kevin Starr of history, which will take place September 29.

 

September 12-14, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an op-ed by Peter Mancall of history and anthropology on how schoolchildren likely know more about Henry Hudson than adults do.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California Legislature’s recently concluded nine-month session, which did not end in resolution on all issues.

 

Friday, September 11, 2009

National Public Radio interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics about South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst during President Obama’s speech on health care.

Reuters quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in an article on labor union issues.

 

September 5-8, 2009

Associated Press quoted Travis Longcore of geography about the lasting effects of the wildfires in the Angeles National Forest.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, in a story about the California Legislature’s long list of bills yet to be voted on, including one that aims to fix the state’s water infrastructure.

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The New York Times, in a widely carried Associated Press story, quoted Edward Rhodes of astronomy about the solar tower at the Mount Wilson Observatory, which is currently threatened by wildfires.

MSNBC featured research by Kenneth Nealson of earth and biological sciences and Anna Obraztsov and colleagues from several other institutions.

MSNBC featured USC student Alexa Sieracki, noting that the first-year was accepted to the USC College’s elite Resident Honors Program and was given a generous scholarship.

The Washington Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about former California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is running for his old office again.