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USC Rossier in the Media, January 2019

February 1, 2019

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty and other related news

In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Stephen J. Aguilar discusses how to successfully navigate misunderstandings and conflict in academe. He recommends asking for feedback first when there is a misunderstanding instead of trying to reiterate before finding out why the point was not received as intended. (January 31, 2019)

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on how physical activity and organized sports help child and adolescent brains learn. (January 28, 2019)

The Washington Post quoted Gary Painter about the trend of older unrelated adults choosing to live together in the style of the “Golden Girls.” (January 24, 2019)

Scientific American quoted Julie Posselt about the lack of diversity in the astronomy field. (January 18, 2019)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun R. Harper on why leaving race out of campus crime suspect descriptions makes a safer environment for students. (January 17, 2019)

A New York Times op-ed by David Brooks mentioned research by Mary Immordino-Yang on how emotion impacts learning and reason. (January 17, 2019)

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed Julie A. Marsh about the ongoing teachers’ strike in Los Angeles. (January 17, 2019)

Education Week interviewed Julie A. Marsh about the dynamics between charter schools and traditional public schools underlying the LAUSD teachers’ strike. KCRW-FM also interviewed Marsh about the tension between charter schools and traditional public schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. (January 16, 2019)

Inside Higher Ed published an op-ed by Adrianna Kezar and Pullias Center colleague Elizabeth Holcombe on how to boost success rates for first-generation, low-income and underserved minority students in STEM fields. “Linking the work of faculty members and student affairs professionals creates multiple touch points of support, strong personal and professional relationships, and an ongoing community that students can rely on as they encounter challenges,” they wrote. (January 14, 2019)

The Hechinger Report quoted Morgan Polikoff about an unexplained “dip” in language arts test scores among high school students in New York. (January 14, 2019)

The Washington Post (in a story by the Hechinger Report) quoted Zoë Corwin of the on how to better support first-generation students in their transition to college and the benefit of summer programs. (January 7, 2019)

EducationDive quoted Estela Mara Bensimon on how institutions of higher education can do more to hire diverse faculty and why a diverse faculty in terms of age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality and socioeconomic backgrounds can better support students. (January 4, 2019)

Los Angeles Times quoted Alan Arkatov about the late Roberta Weintraub, a former Los Angeles school board member. (January 2, 2019)

Long Beach Post featured research by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on the connection between brain function and effective teaching at Intellectual Virtues Academy, a public charter school in Long Beach. According to Immordino-Yang, this is the first study of its kind to combine classroom observations with brain imaging. “We know that just teaching teachers what to do in the classroom does not get you very far with student outcome, especially for adolescents,” she said. “What we want to show is that effective teachers are actually experts in adolescent development.” (January 2, 2019)

EdSource quoted William G. Tierney about California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and how he might manage the state’s higher education system. (January 2, 2019)