USC in the News

USC In the News 7/3/2018

The Washington Post published an op-ed by León Krauze of the USC Annenberg School about Andrés Manuel Lòpez Obrador's political trajectory leading to his election as Mexico's president. According to Krauze, Lòpez Obrador ran on a platform of eliminating corruption from Mexican politics. "How will López Obrador manage such feats? If he is to be believed, he will do it mostly through the magical radiance of his own example," Krauze wrote.

The Washington Post published an op-ed by Arturo Sarukhan, a fellow at the USC Annenberg School's Center on Public Diplomacy, on what the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico's president means for Mexico and America's diplomatic relationship. Sarukhan argues that Lopez Obrador will likely approach Mexico's diplomatic relationship with the United States with the mantra of "Mexico First." "Both leaders today stand at a crossroads: they can ensure that Mexico and the United States remain partners in success, or they can become accomplices in failure," he wrote.

Reuters featured research by Christopher Warren, graduate student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, on the proportion of patients with severe allergies that do not carry an EpiPen regularly. The researchers found 45 percent of patients did not have an epinephrine auto-injector during a severe allergic reaction despite 78 percent of people reporting a hospital visit for an allergy at some point in their past. "By helping your friends and family members with severe allergies feel supported in managing their condition, you may increase the chance that they have potentially life-saving medication on hand when they need it the most," Warren said.

The Daily Beast highlighted research by Yang Yang and Yong Chen of the USC Viterbi School on how the structure of lobster claws could be replicated to produce concussion-proof helmets for athletes. Yang found that lobster shells are made of fibers stacked at different angles making them more resistant to fracturing. "A small crack cannot generate a long crack that you might see in other materials," Yang said. Yang and Chen are working to recreate the structure using a 3-D printer.

Marketwatch highlighted a study by Mete Kilic of the USC Marshall School and colleagues that found the gold-platinum ratio is a good stock market indicator. The researchers found the ratio can be used to forecast the stock market's performance over the next 12 months. The gold-platinum ratio had a "significantly better track record than nine other well-known indicators" since 1975, according to Kilic.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jeffery Cole of the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future about recent acquisitions by AT&T to expand its reach in the media industry.

Los Angeles Times quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about impending changes to the health care marketplace.

MSNBC interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

OZY quoted Emil Sanamyan of the USC Dornsife College's Institute of Armenian Studies about the independence movement in Armenia during the 1990s.

The Hill cited comments by Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about the impact Yelp's moderation efforts related to restaurants or businesses that have appeared in the news may affect user engagement on the platform.

Chicago Tribune mentioned Bruce Forman teaches at the USC Thornton School.