USC in the News

USC In the News 3/30/2017

The Washington Post published an op-ed by Laurie Brand, director of the USC Dornsife College's Middle East Studies Program, and Marc Lynch on how the refugee crisis is rewriting the future of the Middle East. "Researchers must find ways to take seriously the challenges posed by large refugee and displaced communities without giving in to the unwarranted securitization of these populations," they wrote.

Bloomberg highlighted research by Raphael Bostic of the USC Price School and colleagues finding average monthly rents in small to mid-sized apartment buildings are the most affordable nationwide, but least likely to be built. If this trend continues, the market for affordable housing will continue to dwindle.

Los Angeles Times quoted Nicholas Cull of the USC Annenberg School on why banks and other businesses will likely relocate out of Britain before the Brexit process has finished.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Barnhart of the USC Viterbi School on SpaceX's latest attempts to reuse a first-stage rocket.

NPR's "Code Switch" interviewed Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on the recent rise in bullying and harassment in schools towards groups that are considered "different," including Muslim children.

NPR's New York City affiliate WNYC-FM interviewed Jill Johnston of Keck Medicine of USC on how California can address lead levels in residential drinking water.

KPCC-FM interviewed Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on the benefits of encouraging commercial activity around transit stations.

Los Angeles Sentinel quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on why the Los Angeles Police Department should release body camera footage in the interest of transparency and when warranted, not as the result of the policy's popularity.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a Q&A it published with Willow Bay of the USC Annenberg School and her recent appointment as dean of the school.

Bloomberg reported on research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the high percentage of bots on Twitter.

San Jose Mercury News published commentary by Sheila Briggs of the USC Dornsife College on the importance of maintaining reproductive freedom, especially in the workplace.

Reader's Digest cited a study by Rob McConnell of Keck Medicine on the impact exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke during adolescence had on weight gain.

University Herald reported on a new $10 million gift from USC alum George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson’s George Lucas Family Foundation to expand its support of student diversity at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.