USC Price School of Public Policy

Archive for May, 2013

May 2013 Poll

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy/Los Angeles Times Poll Archives USC Price/LA Times Poll News Releases: USC Price/LA Times Poll Calls Los Angeles Mayoral Race (May 22, 2013) Garcetti leads Greuel heading into Tuesday’s mayoral election (May 17, 2013) Los Angeles Times articles: L.A. Now Live: Garcetti leads Greuel in poll as election nears (May 20, 2013) A long, expensive (and distinctive) race nears the finish line (May 19, 2013) Garcetti, Greuel fight for […]

Hawaiian experience shapes planning goals of valedictorian

Growing up in Hawaii, Bradley Furuya was exposed to both paradise and purgatory. It was a scenic, 15-mile commute from his family’s home in Waipahu, a suburb of Honolulu, to Punahou High School, nestled in the lush green Manoa Valley. Yet that twice-daily trip had a profound influence on him. “Every day, the blue sky and green mountains made you appreciate the natural environment that is so much a part of Hawaii,” said Furuya. “But it was an hour commute each way. It made me wonder how we could create a better, more efficient transportation system.”

An Olympic send-off

Bryshon Nellum once again carried the American flag, this time leading his fellow graduates of the USC Price School of Public Policy in their commencement procession. It was only fitting that he finish his time at USC the same way he completed the Summer Olympics in London last year, hoisting the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony. Overcoming a crippling act of violence to reach Olympic glory and earning a Bachelor of Science in policy, […]

Shaping the World

A Message from USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott As the Price School approaches the end of another banner academic year, it is my pleasure to share with you many of our recent events and accomplishment — taking place at home in southern California, in our nation’s Capital, and abroad. The Price School’s Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy gathered world leaders – Senators John McCain and Michael Bennet, former Mexico President Vicente Fox, […]

Janet Denhardt honored at ASPA conference

Janet Denhardt, the new director of the USC Price School in Sacramento, received the Charles Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration. The award, presented jointly by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), recognizes a public administration faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the three major areas of the field: teaching, research and service to the wider community. Denhardt was […]

USC honors Stan Ross in celebration of Ross Minority Program’s 20th anniversary

The USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate, an executive training program, has taught real estate fundamentals to hundreds of participants with the goal of increasing diversity among future leaders in the real estate industry. The program, which offers the skills needed to develop affordable housing, retail, mixed use, office, and community facilities in underserved communities, celebrated its 20th anniversary April 18 by honoring the legacy of benefactor Stan Ross. The Ross Program 20th Anniversary […]

Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with Jaime Carias, MPP ’10

Since graduating from USC Price in 2010 with a master of public policy, Jaime Carias began working at CSU Long Beach as a recruiter and counselor for incoming freshmen for the College Assistance Migrant Program. He also recently launched an educational organization, College Success Services (CSS), which strives to create college-going cultures for students and institutions across the country. What fueled your interest to work in the student services side of higher education? My passion […]