USC in the News

USC In the News 2/7/2018

The Wall Street Journal highlighted research by Lawrence Harris of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on how bets against volatility will play out in the stock market. The paper, published back in November 2017, predicted investors will need to scramble to cover their practice of shorting volatility. "The extraordinary growth of short volatility strategies creates risks that may trigger the next serious market crash," Harris wrote.

The Washington Post quoted Bonnie Bruckheimer and J.D. Connor of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on whether Sony will face pressure to cut ties with Quentin Tarantino.

The Washington Post quoted Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School about America continuing to move towards a white minority population, despite any changes to federal immigration policies.

Los Angeles Times quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about what changes will need to be made to make the Los Angeles Times successful again. USA Today quoted Marty Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center about the sale of the paper. Courthouse News Service quoted Kahn about expectations for the new owner.

NPR quoted Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School on whether Senator Dianne Feinstein's age will impact her ability to serve in Congress.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Ricky Bluthenthal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the positive impact of needle exchanges on reducing needle and syringe litter.

Bloomberg quoted Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School's about SpaceX's launch of the world's most powerful rocket in the past 45 years.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Lawrence Harris of the USC Marshall School on the political risk President Donald Trump takes when tying his presidency to the stock market.

New Scientist quoted Anna Sapienza of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute about the evolution of cyberattacks and how social networks may help predict attacks.

Slate quoted Megan Carroll, doctoral student at the USC Dornsife College, about the diversity of gay couples raising children.

Curbed LA quoted Kelly Sanders of the USC Viterbi School about the future of Los Angeles' water supply.

Healthline quoted Grace Baranek of the Ostrow School of USC's Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy on why some parents may be willing to try possibly dangerous measures to treat a child's autism.

The Baton Rouge Advocate quoted Patrick Lynett of the USC Viterbi School about the risk of tsunamis along the Gulf of Mexico.

The Wall Street Journal, in a story about charitable donations to universities, mentioned USC.

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” mentioned the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC in a story about the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the dean.

Mashable noted research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the percentage of Twitter accounts run by bots.

Scientific American noted research by Ted Berger of the USC Viterbi School about developing a memory prosthesis to help the brain recreate memories.

Forbes mentioned a partnership at the USC Rossier School to develop Math for America Los Angeles.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentioned research by the USC Viterbi School and partners to test how people share information online.

Education Week mentioned a conference organized by the USC Rossier School's Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice on how student projects can play a role in college admissions.

EdSource mentioned USC's partnership in the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) consortium.

Refinery29 referenced research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that tracked the gender and race of performers, writers and producers across the pop music charts and the Grammy Awards.

Vida en el Valle published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about two new bills In the California Assembly aimed at fighting valley fever.