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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Chicago Tribune featured work by the USC Shoah Foundation to host interactive survivor stories in a museum setting. The pilot program was hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and cost more than $12 million to develop, according to Stephen Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation.

The Christian Science Monitor featured a new study by Ann Owens, assistant professor of sociology and spatial sciences, and colleagues on how Los Angeles County children are growing up in more economically segregated neighborhoods than the previous generation. KPCC's "Take Two" also highlighted the study's results.

Reuters quoted Steve Ross, professor of history, about the effect of celebrity supporters on political campaigns.

The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina as his running mate.

El Boletin (Spain) cited comments by Jacob Soll, professor of history and accounting at USC Dornsife and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting, on the implications of the Panama Papers.

Observador (Portugal) ran a review of Jacob Soll, professor of history and accounting at USC Dornsife and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting’s, book "The Reckoning."

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the agreement between Ted Cruz and John Kasich in the Republican presidential primary. According to Schnur, the pact is not necessarily to influence voters, but instead to alert Super PACs on how to target their funds since candidates can not directly communicate with the organizations.

KPCC-FM featured a new study by Ann Owens, assistant professor of sociology and spatial sciences, and colleagues on how Los Angeles County children are growing up in more economically-segregated neighborhoods than the previous generation. High-income families have more opportunities to seek out advantages for their children.

Reuters quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Hillary Clinton's

Yahoo News quoted Robert Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and professor of the practice of political science, on Bernie Sanders' path to the Democratic nominating convention.

Mashable quoted Christian Grose, associate professor of political science, on the growth of Donald Trump pinata sales in Los Angeles.

The Wall Street Journal ran commentary by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, on the paths of Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders headed into their respective party conventions.

Tech Times mentioned research by Daniel Benjamin, associate professor (research) of economics, on how genetics may affect a person's overall happiness, as well as their likelihood for depression and neuroticism.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor of international relations and Middle East Studies, on recent protests in Egypt. The protests, aligned with Sinai Liberation Day, demonstrate the disconnect between the ruling party's brand of nationalism and sentiment on the ground.

The New York Times quoted Pamela Starr, associate professor (teaching) of international relations, about Mexico's upcoming election.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted Shauna Redmond, associate professor of American studies and ethnicity, about passing music on from one generation to the next.

Bill Moyers quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about independent voters in California.

Los Angeles Times cited results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the California Senate race (second story here).

USA Today ran commentary by Bob Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and professor of the practice of political science, about superdelegates in the Democratic Party.

The Conversation ran an op-ed by Jody Agius Vallejo, associate professor of sociology, about the effect racist rhetoric in the presidential campaign has on young Latinos.

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Guardian (UK) featured Viet Thanh Nguyen, associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his fiction novel, "The Sympathizer." The novel follows a double-agent from Saigon during the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about success rate of tax measures on presidential election ballots.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about donations to the Republican presidential campaigns and in a third story about the California Senate race. Yahoo News also quoted Schnur about Donald Trump's political director.

KPCC-FM quoted Karen Tongson, associate professor of English and gender studies, about gentrification in Echo Park.

The Wrap quoted Diana Blaine, professor (teaching) of writing and gender studies, about women on television.

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Los Angeles Times quoted Jody Agius Vallejo, associate professor of sociology, about immigrant integration.

National Geographic quoted Travis Longcore, assistant professor of architecture and spatial sciences, about an endangered butterfly species living south of the Los Angeles International Airport.

La Opinion quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about effect of Latino voters on the presidential race in California. The story also cited results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.

Education Week cited results from a 2015 USC Dornife/Los Angeles Times Poll about teacher tenure.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CCTV America featured an interview with USC President C. L. Max Nikias about USC's partnerships with Chinese universities and benefits of international students studying at USC. Nikias also mentioned work by the USC Shoah Foundation to document survivors' stories from the Nanjing Massacre and the interdisciplinary USC Iovine and Young Academy.

Nature World News featured research by Daniel Benjamin, associate professor (research) of economics, on how genetics may affect a person's overall happiness, as well as their likelihood for depression and neuroticism. "Genetics is only one factor that influences these psychological traits. The environment is at least as important, and it interacts with the genetic effects," Benjamin said. The Press Trust of India also published the findings.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Washington Post featured Viet Thanh Nguyen, associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his fiction novel, "The Sympathizer." The novel follows a double-agent from Saigon during the aftermath of the Vietnam War. National Post and Voice of America also featured Nguyen and his work.

CBC (Canada) quoted Carol Wise, associate professor of international relations, of the USC Dornsife College about the political upheaval in Brazil.

The Wall Street Journal ran commentary by Dan Schnur director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Washington Post featured Viet Thanh Nguyen, associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his fiction novel, "The Sympathizer." The novel follows a double-agent in Saigon during the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The New York Times published a review of the novel prior to the Pulitzer announcement. The Wall Street Journal, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Los Angeles Times (second story here), NBC News, The Boston Globe and Bustle covered Nguyen's award.

Los Angeles Times cited results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on how Californians will vote in the Democratic party's presidential primary.

 

Monday, April 18, 2016

United Press International featured research by Frank Corsetti, professor of Earth sciences, of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues on the theory that volcanic activity led to a mass extinction. Studying this event may help predict what might happen with existing carbon dioxide levels, according to Corsetti.

The Washington Post quoted Manuel Pastor, Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change and professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, about the effects of a Supreme Court decision on illegal immigrants in California.

The New York Times mentioned Antonio Damasio, director of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute, in an article about the Berggruen Institute.

The Sacramento Bee ran commentary by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about campaign finance reform in California.

Quartz cited comments by Richard Easterlin, University Professor and professor of economics, on how happiness can drive public policy.

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Business Insider ran an op-ed by Richard Easterlin, University Professor and professor of economics, about how happiness can drive public policy.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor, Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change and professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity,  about the adoption of Clean Up Green Up by the Los Angeles City Council.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The New York Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about superdelegates and the Republican party.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned an op-ed by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Donald Trump's delegate math.

The Huffington Post ran commentary by Jim Burklo, associate dean of the USC Office of Religious Life, about interfaith engagement.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Megan Sweas of USC Dornsife College about the tensions between the teachings of the Catholic Church and recent papal exhortations. Sweas cited comments by Joe Palacios of the USC Dornsife College about what informs faith in the modern church.

The New York Times quoted Bob Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and professor of the practice of political science, about Democratic party superdelegates.

The Wall Street Journal ran commentary by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Donald Trump's past charitable contributions.

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted Joe Palacios, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, about Catholics' reactions to recent papal announcements.

Agence-France Press (France) quoted Julien Emile-Geay, associate professor of earth sciences, about the California drought. International Business Times cited Emile-Geay's comments.

Inglewood Today mentioned results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll about the Democratic presidential primary in California.

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

The New York Times highlighted results from the recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the Republican presidential race. Poll findings showed Donald Trump ahead of Ted Cruz in California by one point among likely Republican voters. Los Angeles Times also cited the same results.

PBS' "Book View Now" featured an interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity, about his recent book "The Sympathizer." Nguyen talked about his inspiration for the book and how the theme of empathy influenced both the main character and his own life. PBS' "Tavis Smiley" also interviewed Nguyen about his next book, "Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War," which focuses on how those involved remember the war differently.

PC Magazine featured work by the USC Shoah Foundation in partnership with the USC Institute of Creative Techonologies to create interactive holograms of Holocaust survivors to field questions about their experiences. Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, wants to ensure those in the future can learn directly from survivors' stories by actively asking questions, "rather than see them consigned to become statistics of history."

KPCC-FM quoted Manuel Pastor, Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change and professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, about allowing immigrants to symbolically vote.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

NPR's Boston affiliate WBUR-FM ran commentary by Arie Kapteyn, professor of economics and founding director of the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, about how retirement in the United States compares to other countries.

The Huffington Post ran a column by Jim Burklo, associate dean of the USC Office of Religious Life, about how Donald Trump's rhetoric affects the abortion debate.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, regarding the history of contested presidential conventions.

The Wall Street Journal ran commentary by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the Wisconsin presidential primary.

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The New York Times quoted Adam Feldman, a doctoral candidate in international relations, about the tenor of the Supreme Court after Justice Antonin Scalia's death.

NPR San Diego local affiliate KPBS-FM cited results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the California Senate race.

 

Monday, April 4, 2016

CNBC featured USC student Sam Dhillon, a junior on the university's basketball team, as well as CEO of a multi-million dollar investment firm. Dhillon is majoring in human biology and conducting Alzheimer's research for the Department of Neuroscience Medicine. 

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, on the potential impact of Latino voters on the presidential election. The article also mentioned the results of a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on Donald Trump's prospects in California's primary (additional stories here and here). Los Angeles Times also quoted Schnur about college students who support Trump for president and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors election here.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about John Kasich's chances at a brokered Republican convention in a story about USC Trustee Rick Caruso's appointment as Kasich's California co-chairman. Los Angeles Times mentioned the appointment and cited results from the new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the Republican presidential candidates.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

KPCC-FM featured results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll showing Donald Trump slightly ahead of Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV and Times of San Diego cited the Poll's immigration figures.

The Art Newspaper quoted Alexis Clark, a lecturer in the department of art history, about museums becoming involved in art trading.

Wired mentioned the USC Dornsife College operates the 60-foot solar tower on Mount Wilson as part of a global "helioseismology" network.

Jewish Journal, in a profile on Gary Michelson, mentioned his $50 million gift to establish the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.

 

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