USC Dornsife in the News
Friday, August 22, 2014
Science Codex featured research by Andrey Vilesov of chemistry, and physics and astronomy, and colleagues on "quantum tornadoes" found inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium. "This is the first time they have been seen in superfluid droplets," Vilesov said. A second Science Codex story said that this finding could have far reaching implications for other liquid or gas systems. Live Science also covered the story.
Bay Area News Group quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about a series of ads on climate change funded by hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Bloomberg News cited Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the impact emotions can have on effective decision-making.
The Telegraph cited research on batteries developed by Sri Narayan of chemistry and G.K. Surya Prakash, George A. and Judith A. Olah Nobel Laureate Chair in Hydrocarbon Chemistry and professor of chemistry, along with colleagues. The batteries are longer lasting than normal lithium ion batteries and made from cheap, eco-friendly components.
Scientific American ran a column by USC Dornsife PhD student James Askew about the challenges in following an orangutan in the wild.
New Zealand Herald featured "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations" by Jacob Soll of history and accounting.
WalletHub quoted Jennifer Hook of sociology about a study looking at children living in poverty in the U.S.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Popular Science featured research by Moh El-Naggar of physics and biological sciences and colleagues on how certain bacteria use a tendril-like "nanowire" to manipulate electricity. KPCC-FM reported that the findings could lead to microbe-powered batteries in the future. El-Naggar explained how nanowires can allow these bacteria to breathe even when no oxygen is present. The story was also covered by ABC (Spain).
The Washington Post quoted Christian Grose of political science about low voter turnout in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fast Company quoted Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, and colleagues about how context can help form behavioral habits.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Foreign Affairs ran an op-ed by Pamela K. Starr of international relations and a colleague about the impact that reforming the energy sector will have on Mexico's economy. Allowing foreign private investment for the first time in over half a century will spur economic growth, cheaper electricity and the development of renewable energy, Starr and her colleague wrote.
CNN quoted Steven Ross of history about the politics surrounding the new Hollywood film "The Giver."
Wired quoted Tom Lyon of law and psychology about a study on how fables motivate children to tell the truth.
Scientific American ran a column by USC Dornsife PhD student James Askew about the challenges in finding an orangutan in the wild.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The Conversation featured research by USC Dornsife doctoral student Stephanie Lynnette Canizales about life for child migrants who immigrate to the U.S. border in order to obtain education.
Scientific American quoted Khalil Iskarous of linguistics about the masseter, the main muscle in your jaw, and how it's a contender for the strongest muscle in the body.
Scientific American ran a column by USC Dornsife PhD student James Askew about his experiences during his first month studying orangutan behavior at the Sikundur research station in Sumatra.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" interviewed Bob Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and professor of the practice of political science, about Hillary Clinton's criticism of President Obama's foreign policy.
La Opinión noted that Manuel Pastor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity was a guest speaker at the Los Angeles Freedom School's summer program.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Hill quoted Steven Ross of the history about Hollywood celebrities making political donations ahead of midterm elections.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
American Public Media's "Marketplace" cited research by Richard Easterlin, University Professor and Professor of Economics, about the economics of happiness.
The Scientist, in an obituary for bioluminescence pioneer J.W. Hastings, quoted Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences, about groundbreaking research they conducted together.
The Telegraph cited research by Norbert Schwarz, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, and a colleague finding that couples who think they are a perfect match are more likely to split up.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The New York Times, in an obituary for bioluminescence pioneer J.W. Hastings, quoted Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences, about groundbreaking research they conducted together.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Variety mentioned a talk with Jack Halberstam, professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature, and English, and Portlandia stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, as their Toni and Candace characters.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Huffington Post quoted Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the challenges facing the emergence of a third party in the United States.
The Huffington Post quoted Donald Miller, Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion and professor of religion and sociology, about the practices of Solace Ministries, which operated in Rwanda. The story noted Miller has visited Rwanda 16 times and conducted 260 interviews with widows and orphans of the 1994 genocide.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Advocate highlighted an artwork inspired by the book "Female Masculinity" by Jack Halberstam, professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature, and English, in the New York Public Library's new Queer Book Diorama show.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Los Angeles Times cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding Latinos favor Gov. Jerry Brown over Neel Kashkari, 65 percent to 14 percent.
National Review cited USC Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture Dana Gioia about the need for beauty.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Daily Mail featured research by Norbert Schwarz, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, and a colleague finding that couples who think they are a perfect match are more likely to split up. "Soulmates" find fights harder to get over than those who see relationships as a process to be worked through. The Boston Globe also covered the study.
KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor and Professor of International Relations and professor of Middle East studies, on how current events like the Israeli-Gaza conflict are taught in Middle Eastern studies.
TakePart quoted Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies on how male athletes bond with one another through misogyny.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Daily Mail featured research by Scott Kanoski of biological sciences and colleagues finding that sugar-laden drinks consumed during adolescence can affect cognitive and memory development. Newsweek reported that the study found an impact to the hippocampus in the brains of rats fed sugary drinks. CBC (Canada) quoted Kanoski as saying that "in many ways, this region is a canary in the coal mine, as it is particularly sensitive to insult by various environmental factors." The story was also covered by Forbes, Fox News, Press Trust of India, Indo-Asian News Service, ORF (Austria), Visao (Portugal), Cotidianul (Romania), Apple Daily (Taiwan), Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (Italy), Nature World News, Headlines & Global News, Science Codex, WJXT-TV, News 12 Long Island.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
China Central Television quoted Stanley Rosen of political science about the popularity of "Journey to the West," a classical Chinese fable that has been relentlessly adapted in pop-culture.
The Sacramento Bee quoted Travis Longcore of spatial sciences about a resurgence in the population of the El Segundo blue butterfly.
Publisher's Weekly covered "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness of history, which debuted at #1 on the publication's Hardcover Fiction list.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Huffington Post featured a Q&A with Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the relationship between art and the human mind.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The New Yorker cited Jack Halberstam, Professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies, comparative literature, and English about the radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Associated Press quoted Thomas Ward of anthropology about the growth of gangs in Central America.
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" interviewed Bob Shrum, Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and Professor of the Practice of Political Science, about President Obama's foreign policy approach to Ukraine.
La Opinion quoted Robert English of international relations about a Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over Ukraine.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Huffington Post featured a Q&A with Antonio Damasio, director of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, about the relationship between art and the human mind. The story detailed Damasio's research into how intense musical training affects the minds of children. The story also highlighted research by Hanna Damasio, director of the USC Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, where she studies 3D images of the brains of musicians such as Yo Yo Ma.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
NBC News featured research by Kenneth Nealson, Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and professor of earth sciences and biological sciences, Moh El-Naggar of physics and biological sciences and colleagues at USC Dornsife on rare types of bacteria that breathe and eat electrons. io9 also covered the story.
Monday, July 21, 2014
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" interviewed Jane Junn of political science about anti-immigration protests prompted by the current border crisis.
San Jose Mercury News quoted Matt Rodriguez, a fellow of USC Dornsife's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, about the California controller's race.
The Sacramento Bee ran a Q&A with Darry Sragow of political science, who advised Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, on his recent campaign to be California Secretary of State. Schnur decided to run as a "no party preference" candidate.