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Price undergrad presents thesis research on gentrification around LA Metro stations

Weeks before completing his bachelor of science degree from the USC Price School of Public Policy, David Roachford stood alongside university professors and doctoral students to present his senior thesis on gentrification in neighborhoods surrounding Los Angeles Metro stations at the Urban Affairs Association annual conference in Minneapolis.

Examining ‘Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking’ 25 years after LA civil unrest

Marking the 25th anniversary of the L.A. civil unrest, USC research organizations – including the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and the Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) at the USC Price School of Public Policy – co-hosted a two-day conference bringing together academics, activists, community members and artists to explore the changes that have taken place in Los Angeles since 1992, as well as the additional work needed to realize a just and inclusive future.

USC Price signs MOU with Sonora, Mexico, promoting policy dialogue, joint research

The USC Price School of Public Policy, through its Office of Global Engagement, established a memorandum of understanding with the Mexican state of Sonora that promotes policy dialogues between faculty and government leaders, leading to joint research on areas such as immigration, border trade, climate change, public health and sustainable development.

USC Price panel tackles human trafficking, explores policy solutions

It’s hard to believe that forms of slavery still exist today, though many people might not even realize it. The Athenian Society at the USC Price School of Public Policy put a much-needed spotlight on the issue April 25 in an event titled “Ending Trafficking: A Discussion of Human Rights.”

USC team – including two Price students – wins global health case competition

USC Price School of Public Policy Master of Public Administration students Brantynn Washington and Julian Cernuda were among a team of six USC students who won first place in the international Emory University Global Health Case Competition, focusing on mental health in Liberia.

USC Price, Annenberg conversation explores how to bridge ‘America Divided’

Following screenings of the five-episode EPIX docuseries America Divided, the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted a discussion to promote dialogue and further understanding around the critical issues affecting the U.S. The March 22 panel featured Price Dean Jack H. Knott, Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III, America Divided executive producer Norman Lear, EPIX CEO Mark S. Greenberg, show creator Solly Granatstein, show producer Leah Natasha Thomas and USC Schwarzenegger Institute Global Director Bonnie Reiss, who moderated the conversation.

From foster advocate to adjunct faculty, alum shares commitment to helping groups in need

La Mikia Castillo MPP, MPL ’12 describes herself as being “passionate about impacting and addressing issues that have an effect on low-income communities and communities of color.” It’s a passion rooted in her faith that she brings each day to the National Foster Youth Institute, where Castillo leads community organizing initiatives aimed at transforming the child welfare system. Her contributions, however, aren’t limited to just the professional arena. She’s also extended her impact into the classroom, working with students as a new adjunct faculty member at USC Price.