Report on National News Coverage of Ohio State University Research

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April 2007

From the New York Times to U.S. News & World Report to ABC News, Ohio State faculty were prominent in the nation's media during April. This report reviews all of the major coverage of Ohio State in the top 50 U.S. markets (excluding reports in the Ohio media and athletics' game stories) and selected international outlets. News service distributions (Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters) cited in some items suggest probable coverage by other newspapers, radio, and television stations not monitored by the university.


Jay Zagorsky, research scientist at the Center for Human Resource Research, received major coverage this month for a new study. He found that people of below average intelligence were, overall, just about as wealthy as those in similar circumstances but with higher scores on an IQ test. Coverage included: Research Story

New York Times, April 28
Investor's Business Daily, April 26
Washington Times, April 27
The Times of London, April 25
Ottawa Citizen, April 25
United Press International, April 26
Agence France Press (French wire service), April 25
NPR's “Marketplace,” April 26

NPR's “Marketplace,” April 10. Jay Zagorsky, research scientist at the Center for Human Resource Research. Interviewed about his study that showed overweight Americans who lose a lot of weight also tend to build more wealth as they drop the pounds. Research Story

New York Times, April 8. Linda Lord, research fellow in veterinary preventive medicine. Article mentioned her 2006 survey of animal shelters across Ohio which found that the outlook for sheltered dogs has improved considerably in the last decade. Research Story

New York Times, April 15. Susan Hartmann, professor of history. Hartmann wrote a letter to the editor in which she argued that programs that force poor people to give up simple pleasures to save a little bit of money are not going to help them in a real financial emergency.

New York Times, April 25. Kevin Boyle, professor of history. Quoted in article about how people in Detroit are reacting to the news that Toyota has surpassed General Motors as the world's largest automaker.

Washington Post, April 8. Kevin Boyle, professor of history. Boyle wrote a review of the non-fiction book “Buried in the Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America” by Elliot Jaspin.

New York Times, April 28. Kim Clark, former Kiplinger Fellow at Ohio State. Article noted that, while at Ohio State, Clark created the Web site, which helps students and parents understand financial aid documents.

New York Times, April 20; International Herald Tribune, April 20. Rene Stulz, professor of finance. Article discussed his research that found giving stock options and restricted stocks to corporate managers – actions that were supposed to make managers think like owners -- have instead encouraged managers to overpay for acquisitions.

Wall Street Journal, April 27. Rene Stulz, professor of finance; Andrew Karolyi, professor of finance. Article about their research that found there is no evidence the much-criticized 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which beefed up corporate accounting and financial disclosures, increased the appeal of London stock exchanges to foreign companies at New York's expense.

Washington Post, April 15; St. Petersburg Times, April 26. Tony Buffington, professor of veterinary clinical sciences. Quoted about issues related to what Americans feed their pets in the wake of a 60-million-can recall of tainted dog and cat food.

Wall Street Journal, April 18; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 18; CNN's “House Call,” April 21; Agence France Press (French wire service), April 17. Jeff Bridge, assistant professor of pediatrics. Articles and reports about his research that found the benefits of antidepressants for children and teenagers outweigh the risk of suicide as a result of using these drugs.

USA Today, April 5; Denver Post, April 22. Henrik Cronqvist, assistant professor of finance. Article about his research that found mutual funds that advertise don't perform any better than their competitors. But these firms do tend to charge higher fees, meaning that their customers may actually earn less income over time. Research Story

USA Today, April 20. Steven Reiss, professor of psychology and psychiatry. Reiss wrote a letter to the editor in which he argued that, in the wake of the mass killings at Virginia Tech, people should not assume that all people described as “loners” are dangerous.

Los Angeles Times, April 7. Lonnie Thompson, professor of earth sciences. Article about his research that found that the Qori Kalis glacier in Peru is rapidly disappearing, the victim of global warming. Research Story

Los Angeles Times, April 9. Lucy Caswell, curator of the Cartoon Research Library. Quoted in article about how comics have always been a vehicle for artists' personal expression, which means they will sometimes offend some people.

Los Angeles Times, April 9. Cheryl London, associate professor of veterinary biosciences. Article mentioned her research in dogs that found a drug called SU11654 inhibits a gene found in a variety of human cancers.

Los Angeles Times, April 23. David Huron, professor of music. Quoted in article about how singing and dancing with others may help create bonds among individuals, which is one reason why the military uses rhythmic marching songs.

Houston Chronicle, April 5. Jaesung Lee, research associate, and Melvin Pascall, assistant professor, both in food science and technology. Article about their research that suggests dishes do not have to be washed in high temperatures to remove the bacteria that can cause diseases. Research Story

Dallas Morning News, April 22. Tracie McKinney, doctoral student in anthropology. Article about her research in Costa Rica examining how capuchin and howler monkeys respond to human disturbances.

Newsday, April 11. Peter Shane, professor of law. Shane wrote an op-ed column arguing that if Attorney General Alberto Gonzales does not resign soon, the House Judiciary Committee should start an inquiry into his possible impeachment.

San Francisco Chronicle, April 19. Ruth Colker, professor of law. Quoted in article about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to ban a specific abortion method, and how it may embolden anti-abortion activists.

San Diego Union-Tribune, April 12. David Porinchu, assistant professor of geography. Article about his research on midge communities in parts of the Western United States that provides additional evidence the globe is indeed getting warmer. Research Story

Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 8. Article noted that the Moritz College of Law made a list of the top underrated law schools in the United States. The list came from Vault Inc., a media company that provides career information, which asked 500 recruiters at some of the nation's top law firms to pick 25 law schools they felt produced excellent graduates but didn't always get proper acknowledgment.

Baltimore Sun, April 25. H.G. Parsa, associate professor of hospitality management. Article mentioned his research that found the failure rate of restaurants is about 60 percent over three years, much less than the 90 percent rate that is often quoted. Research Story

Boston Herald, April 15. Bebe Miller, professor of dance. The newspaper gave a positive review of her new performance piece “Landing/Place,” which she and her dance company recently performed in Boston.

Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 9. William Raabe, senior lecturer in accounting. Quoted in article about how most tax protestors who don't pay their federal taxes eventually get caught, and usually settle their cases without going to prison.

Kansas City Star, April 18. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor of psychiatry and psychology; Martha Belury, associate professor of human nutrition; Ronald Glaser, professor of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics. Article about their study that suggests that people whose diets contain dramatically more of one kind of polyunsaturated fatty acid than another may be at greater risk for both clinical depression and certain inflammatory diseases. Research Story

Tampa Tribune, April 15. john powell, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Quoted in article about how race is still very important in American society, even if many whites think society has progressed beyond worrying about racial categories.

Orlando Sentinel, April 1. Anthony Sanders, professor of finance. Quoted in article about how the crisis in the mortgage industry can be helped by once again requiring would-be homeowners to put down 20 percent down payments.

Christian Science Monitor, April 12. Kris Stanek, associate professor of astronomy. Article about his research that suggests the universe could be 15 percent bigger and 15 percent older than any previous calculations suggested. Research Story

Associated Press, April 6. Neal Hooker, associate professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics. Quoted in article about what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does to help ensure that food products imported into the United States meet standards for quality and safety.

Associated Press, April 27. Douglas Berman, professor of law. Quoted in article about how closely divided the U.S. Supreme Court is on cases involving the death penalty.

Associated Press, April 30. Joshua Dressler, professor of law. Quoted in article about a U.S. Supreme Court decision that stated police may use tactics that put fleeing suspects at risk of death to end high-speed car chases.

United Press International, April 4. Zucai Suo, assistant professor of biochemistry. Article about his research in which he and his colleagues discovered how an unusual protein helps a cell bypass damage when making new DNA, thereby averting the cell's self-destruction. Research Story

United Press International, April 11. Yoshinaga Saeki, associate professor of neurological surgery. Article about his research that found some mature brain cells can grow new extensions when the amount of three particular proteins on their surface increases. Research Story

United Press International, April 17. Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, assistant professor of human development and family science. Article about her research that found couples with infants who are particularly fussy or difficult typically do just fine as parents – as long as they have a strong marital relationship. Research Story

United Press International, April 20. John Byrd, professor of internal medicine. Article about his research that found an effective way to fight leukemia might be to knock out a specific protein that protects cancer cells from dying. Research Story

United Press International, April 19. Gay Su Pinnell, professor emeritus of teaching and learning. Quoted in article about the contributions of Marie Clay, a New Zealand psychologist who devised the Reading Recovery program to help young children with poor reading skills catch up. Clay died recently.

United Press International, April 19. Karen McCoy, associate professor of pediatrics. Article about her research which showed promising results for an inhaled antibiotic designed for people with a dangerous condition associated with cystic fibrosis.

United Press International, April 26. Sheryl Szeinbach, professor of pharmacy practice and administration. Article about her research that found that workers with hay fever missed an hour of work per week during peak hay fever season. That means the potential loss of millions of hours of work productivity per year in the United States. Research Story


U.S. News & World Report, April 30. Saul Cornell, associate professor of history. Quoted in article about how voters in Virginia, the site of the mass shootings at Virginia Tech, have long been against any regulations of guns.

Essence, May 2007. William Hicks, clinical professor of internal medicine. Quoted in article about how Black women don't smoke as much as white women, but they still tend to get lung disease more readily.

New Scientist, April 28. Jonathan Groner, associate professor of surgery. Quoted in article about how people being executed by lethal injection often have beating hearts for 2 to 9 minutes after being given the drug that is supposed to kill them.


ABC News Now, April 16. Ulysses Magalang, medical director, OSU Sleep Medicine Center. Interviewed for a report about why night owls – those who stay up late on a regular basis – may be at increased risk for insomnia.