Monthly Archives: January 2012

HH&S director Sandra de Castro Buffington addresses Hub TV board on health messages for children’s programming

by Russell DeVita You wouldn’t think that shows with names such as “Pound Puppies,” “Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures,” “The Twisted Whiskers Show” and “The WotWots” would be the ideal forum for health and safety messages. After all, the Hub … Continue reading

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USC-Wiley rematch showcases a “Great Debate”

By Neftalie Williams Student Writer Nearly 80 years after Wiley College students traveled to Los Angeles to debate their peers from USC, the roles were reversed, but the result was the same. A standing-room only crowd of approximately 700 people … Continue reading

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Hollywood, Health & Society launches Storybus Tours for writers, exploring anti-gang violence efforts on L.A. streets

By Russell DeVita Hollywood, Health & Society launched its Storybus Tours, a signature series of research trips for TV writers to various locations—this time to gather first-hand reports from those working to ease gang violence in the schools and on … Continue reading

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Sigal writes “My Bad Angel” for Counterpunch

Journalism professor emeritus Clancy Sigal wrote an op-ed article for Counterpunch titled: “My Bad Angel,” which discussed the politics of forgiveness. “It’s hard to make up for past harm done,” Sigal wrote. “Whether it’s from politicians (like Arnold Schwarzenegger), or celebrity … Continue reading

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Trope discusses Sesame Street’s breastfeeding debate

Communication professor Alison Trope was featured in a Jan. 24 KPCC discussion on the topic: “Breastfeeding on Sesame Street?” “When we focus so much on the breast only as a facet of our sexuality, we lose its multidimensionality and we … Continue reading

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Overholser to become first to deliver Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture twice

School of Journalism director Geneva Overholser will give the 44th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in UC Riverside’s University Theatre. Overholser spoke at the lecture 20 years ago, and is the first person to be invited … Continue reading

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Alumnus Horowitz publishes sports trivia cards

Alumnus Jonathan Horowitz (B.A. Print Journalism ’08) recently published the “The One and Only: A Sports Quiz Deck of Definitive Games, Teams, Players, and Events.” The set of 48 trivia-filled cards, published by Pomegranate Communications Inc., contains fun facts and information … Continue reading

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Trojan Debate Squad set for “Great Debaters” rematch

The Trojan Debate Squad will travel to Texas this week for a rematch of a famous 1935 debate between USC and Wiley College that inspired the 2007 movie “The Great Debaters,” starring Denzel Washington. Held during an era of segregation, Wiley College beat defending … Continue reading

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A 2012 global resolution: Walk around in someone else’s shoes

By Sandra de Castro Buffington It’s a concept so simple yet so powerful that I don’t understand why it hasn’t found its way on a lot more car bumpers, T-shirts and billboards: Walk around in someone else’s shoes. Chris Keyser, … Continue reading

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Western Ontario’s Hearn discusses pre-history of self-branding at Research Seminar

The Jan. 23 Annenberg Research Seminar featured a presentation by the Rogers Chair of Studies in Journalism and New Information Technology from the University of Western Ontario, Alison Hearn. Hearn’s topic, “Sentimental ‘greenbacks’ of civilization”: Cartes de Viste and the … Continue reading

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