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Pepperdine in the News
November 18, 2010
Fox News, Nov. 17, 2010 – The preliminary results of a study undertaken by Jennifer Harriger, assistant professor of psychology at Seaver College, were reported in an article titled, “Even Preschool Girls Favor Being Thin, Study Finds.” The study sampled 55 girls from southwestern states and discovered that girls as young as three are already emotionally invested in being thin. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 17, 2010 – Barry McDonald, professor of law, authored an article titled, “Listen to the Terminator,” about a lawsuit brought against former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing a 2005 law prohibiting the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. Read the article. The blog of the Supreme Court of the United States mentioned McDonald’s article here. Additionally, McDonald recorded commentary for a CBS Evening News program in the Pepperdine live feed studio, for a November 2 segment regarding a U.S. Supreme Court case about violent video games. McDonald’s commentary begins at 00:52 on the video clip available here. McDonald also authored an article for the National Law Journal titled, “Why the First Amendment Does Not Bar the Tort Actions in the Funeral Protest Case.” more
The Associated Press, Nov. 10, 2010 – Craig Detweiler, director of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, was quoted in an article titled, “Lava, Tsunamis, Alien Invasions: Films Bash L.A.” in which he discussed why Los Angeles landmarks are often destroyed in Hollywood films. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 10, 2010 – Michael Helfand, associate director of the Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies, authored an article titled, “A Law We Don’t Need,” in which he discussed Oklahoma’s “preemptive strike” against Islamic law in the form of an amendment to the state’s constitution. Read the article.
Business Week, Nov. 4, 2010 – Nicole Hall, executive director of alumni and career services at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was quoted in an article titled, “MBA Job Placement Rates Trending Higher,” in which she commented on increasing job opportunities for MBA students.”
KTLA News, Nov. 2, 2010 – Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, was interviewed live during a long special about the mid-term elections. He also discussed the elections during radio interviews with Southern California stations KRLA, KNX1070, and KFWB. In addition, he was quoted in a November 4 Sacramento Bee article titled, “The State Worker: Be Careful What You Wish For,” about the election of Jerry Brown as governor of California, and in a November 10 article titled, “California’s Largest State Worker Union Agrees to Cuts.”
The Mercury, Oct. 31, 2010 – Rick Hesse, professor of decision sciences, was quoted in an article titled, “Study: Half of Teens Admit Bullying in Last Year,” in which he commented that the survey was not random because it involved voluntary self-reporting, but that valid conclusions could be drawn due to the large number of participants. Read the article.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Oct. 29, 2010 – Dyron Daughrity, assistant professor of religion, was interviewed for a segment titled, “Academic Minute,” in which he discussed the holy roots of Halloween. Listen to the discussion.