In the Media (page 3)

May 10, 2021

In the Media: Ken Gonzales-Day Discusses California’s History of Lynchings in Los Angeles Times

Ken Gonzales-Day, Fletcher Jones Chair in Art and professor of art, discussed California’s history of lynchings in the Los Angeles Times. Gonzales-Day has learned of at least 350 people, the majority of them Latinx, who were lynched in California.

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May 6, 2021

In the Media: Wendy Cheng Discusses the Heritage of Descanso Gardens on Fox 11

Associate Professor of American Studies Wendy Cheng discussed how Descanso Gardens’s collection of camellias can be traced to Japanese American flower growers of the 1930s, who were later interned during World War II. “Japanese American flower growers right before the war made up 50 percent of the LA flower market,” she said.

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In the Media: Lars Schmitz Discusses Modern Imaging Techniques and Paleontology in National Geographic

Lars Schmitz, associate professor of biology in the W.M. Keck Science Department, spoke to National Geographic about the valuable role that modern imaging techniques play in paleontological discoveries.

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April 27, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Examines Celebrity Sister Relationships on E! True Hollywood Story

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, discussed the relationship dynamics of celebrity sisters on E! True Hollywood Story.

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April 26, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Philanthropic Scams in the New York Times

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, discussed philanthropic scams in the New York Times.

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April 23, 2021

In the Media: Rachel Kushner Discusses Artistic Inspiration in New York Times

Author Rachel Kushner, who served as the 2018 Mary Routt Chair of Writing, reflected on her sources of artistic inspiration in the New York Times.

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April 21, 2021

In the Media: LAist Highlights Bruce Coats’ Upcoming Lecture on The Tale of Genji

Bruce Coats, professor of art history and the humanities, Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 and Paul D. Muchnic Endowed Professor, and director of the Clark Humanities Museum, will discuss The Tale of Genji at a virtual event hosted by the Huntington Library, LAist reported.

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April 19, 2021

In the Media: Michael Spezio Discusses the Empathy Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Lifewire

In Lifewire, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Spezio discussed the empathy potential—or lack thereof—of artificial intelligence (AI) programs designed to enhance customer service.

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April 14, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Pandemic Scams with BBC Radio

BBC Radio discussed the increased frequency of and risk factors for online scams during the COVID-19 pandemic with Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology. The interview also aired on NPR.

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In the Media: Suchi Branfman Explores Pandemic-Era Dance and Choreography in The Nation

Dance faculty Suchi Branfman explored the power of dance and choreography during the COVID-19 pandemic in The Nation magazine. Branfman’s Undanced Dances Through Prison Walls During a Pandemic, a COVID-19 era performance of her 2019 performance Dancing Through Prison Walls, premiered as a Zoom event in April 2021.

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