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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the Californian industries that would benefit from President Obama's immigration reforms. The story also cited a study by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration finding that half of California's undocumented immigrants have been in the state at least 10 years.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

KCRW-FM featured the USC Shoah Foundation's Center for Advanced Genocide Research, which hosted an international conference exploring the Holocaust through modern technology. "Memory, Media and Technology" was timed with the 20th anniversary of the Steven Spielberg-directed film "Schindler's List." The Shoah Foundation was founded by Spielberg, the story noted. A keynote panel explored how to prevent future genocides through education and reconciliation.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the value of name recognition in races for nonpartisan political offices.

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Atlantic highlighted Richard Easterlin, University Professor and professor of economics, and his research on the economics of happiness. He has become known for the Easterlin Paradox – the idea that beyond a certain point, a country's population doesn't get happier as it gets richer. He's celebrated as the founder of a new branch of economics focused on human well-being, the story said.

Xinhua News Agency and People's Daily interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute and Stanley Rosen of political science about increased collaborations between the American and Chinese film industries.

Xinhua News Agency quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about Chinese President Xi Jinping's comments at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing.

Vice quoted Jack Halberstam of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature, and English about the legacy of queer author Leslie Feinberg.

 

Monday, November 17, 2014

RTP (Portugal) featured "The Reckoning," a new book by Jacob Soll of history and accounting about the historical role of accounting. Soll chronicles the ways in which accounting has driven philosophy and culture. The book was also covered by Sabado (Portugal) and RTP (Portugal) in another story.

The Guardian featured research by Irving Biederman, Harold Dornsife Chair in Neurosciences and professor of psychology and computer science, and graduate student Ori Amir on the brain areas that are activated when comedians think up jokes. Surveying the brains of 22 improv comedians, they found that these areas involved feelings of reward and opposing ideas. LiveScience also covered the story.

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that California voters approve of Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, but are ready to see them retire.

Los Angeles Times quoted Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, about the impact of Dorothy Chandler on L.A.'s cultural landscape.

The Australian quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about China's efforts to burnish the reputation of its film industry.

Scientific American ran a column by USC Dornsife graduate student James Askew about research on Sumatran orangutans.

 

Friday, November 14, 2014

San Jose Mercury News quoted Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history, and policy, planning and development, about the sale of Sunset Magazine's Menlo Park headquarters.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about reporters asking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi whether she would resign her position.

The Arizona Republic quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of political science and gender studies about President Obama's selection of Medal of Freedom recipients.

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Los Angeles Times quoted Laura Pulido of American studies and ethnicity about the legacy of John Muir, which included racial discrimination against Native Americans as well as launching the environmental movement.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity about the importance of the immigration issue to Latino voters.

The Times of Israel mentioned that Holocaust survivor testimonials produced by the USC Shoah Foundation will be part of an exhibit on Jewish history at the Skirball Cultural Center.

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2014

KCET-TV quoted William Deverell of history about "Under Spring," a new book by arts writer Jeremy Rosenberg about the transformation of an arts space under the Spring Street Bridge.

The Atlantic profiled USC Dornsife alumnus Louis Zamperini and his survival during World War II.

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Wall Street Journal highlighted "The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall" by Mary Sarotte, Dean's Professor of History and professor of international relations and history. The Washington Post covered the book's research, which found that provincial and even unknown figures played a critical role in bringing down the wall. The story noted Sarotte also authored the award-winning "1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe." Los Angeles Times and Politico ran op-eds by Sarotte on the wall's collapse. Los Angeles Times highlighted her book in a story about how Europe has changed 25 years after the event. "The Collapse" was reviewed by Foreign Policy, The Telegraph and The Boston Globe. The book was also covered by another story in The Wall Street Journal and International Business Times.

The Washington Post featured the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that a majority of California voters would prefer Sens. Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein not run for reelection. Both the senators are still popular among the electorate, but six in 10 California voters say they want new people in office. Los Angeles Times covered the story, quoting Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the poll results. "What these numbers reflect is general restlessness in an electorate and dissatisfaction with the way politics is practiced in Washington, D.C." Schnur said. The poll results were also covered by San Francisco Chronicle and L.A. Observed.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about California businesses benefitting from this year's midterm elections.

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll about the large number of Latinos among California's Democrats.

PBS News' "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly" interviewed Brie Loskota, managing director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, about the relationship between millennials and religion.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

The New York Times featured the USC Shoah Foundation, established by director and USC Trustee Stephen Spielberg to record tens of thousands of testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust. The foundation will hold its inaugural international conference this month. USC President C. L. Max Nikias said the archive is a global resource for teachers, students and scholars. The story noted the archive's IWitness program, which offers free, online access to Holocaust testimony. It also mentioned the creation of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, which supports scholars studying how mass violence occurs. "Collecting the testimonies was the start, but it would have meant nothing if others didn’t hear or did not learn from them," Spielberg said.

NPR News featured research by Arthur Stone of psychology and colleagues on the use of personal satisfaction as a means of examining global well-being. The story was also covered by United Press International.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Democratic losses in the House of Representatives during the midterm elections.

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Mary Sarotte, Dean's Professor of History and professor of international relations and history, about the fall of the Berlin Wall, discussing research from her new book "The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall." The Economist reviewed Sarotte's book.

The Wall Street Journal ran a column by Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the challenges facing Gov. Jerry Brown if he decides to run for president.

Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Madrid, a fellow at USC Dornsife's Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California school superintendent race. The story also cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that more than two-thirds of California voters did not recognize the name of Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about a proposal to sell Hollywood merchandise in Chinese movie theaters.

Discover cited Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the role emotion plays in decision-making.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's role as a Democratic fundraiser. San Francisco Chronicle also quoted Schnur about the California schools superintendent race.

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Wall Street Journal ran a column by Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about California's school superintendent race.

Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that more than two-thirds of California voters couldn't name the GOP gubernatorial nominee in yesterday's election. Los Angeles Times cited the poll in two more stories (second link here).

MSNBC's "The Ed Show" interviewed Bob Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics, about midterm election results.

U-T San Diego quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the midterm elections. Schnur was also quoted by Los Angeles Daily News and CBS News San Francisco affiliate KCBS-TV.

Jewish Journal quoted Gina Nahai of the Master of Professional Writing program about the relationship between Iranian and Ashkenazi Jews.

RTP (Portugal) featured Jacob Soll of history and accounting and his book, "The Reckoning," about the role proper accounting has played in history and society.

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Washington Post quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about how the California schools superintendent race reflects the national debate over public schooling.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about China's selection process for its Academy Awards candidates.

Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Dan Lanier-Vos of sociology about Israel's bond-selling program, which helped establish the country's economic sovereignty.

Ars Technica cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that 56 percent of likely voters support Proposition 47. NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV cited the poll regarding Gov. Jerry Brown's popularity among voters.

Jody Agius Vallejo of sociology was quoted in WalletHub on the best and worst cities in the U.S. for Hispanic entrepreneurs. 

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reviewed "The Collapse" by Mary Sarotte Dean's Professor of History and professor of international relations and history, about the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Washington Post also reviewed the book, stating that "Sarotte is a superb historian. She’s ferociously intelligent, but what really separates her from her colleagues is her acute sensitivity to human drama." The book was also reviewed by Financial Times.

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured USC's hiring of "game-changing" biomedical scientists, including its two most recent: Raymond Stevens, Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and Peter Kuhn, Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences. The story mentioned the groundbreaking for the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, a building supported by a $50 million gift by spinal surgeon and philanthropist Gary Michelson.

Los Angeles Times featured the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, which reported that Gov. Jerry Brown's water bond and rainy-day fund are both supported by a majority of likely voters. Los Angeles Times ran other stories on the poll, which found voters largely oppose Propositions 45 and 46, and largely support a statewide ban on plastic grocery bags. Los Angeles Times and KPCC-FM covered the poll, which found that 46 percent of California voters are "not at all worried" about exposure to the Ebola virus. The poll was also covered by Politico, City News Service, The Sacramento Bee, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV and LA Observed.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about Apple and an education curriculum company attempting to meet with Los Angeles Unified School Board members.

The Guardian quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about how the Republican and Democratic parties discuss social issues.

The Huffington Post cited Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about neurologists being able to study emotions or feelings as they happen within the brain.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the challenges of getting voters to the polls. Contra Costa News also cited Schnur.

 

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