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Students with a passion for social justice find a home at USC’s Bohnett Residential College

The Price School of Public Policy’s master’s and certificate programs in social justice were highlighted in a USC News story about USC’s Bohnett Residential College, which is home to students who share a commitment for helping solve important social issues such as homelessness, gun violence and college access.

USC Price alum lands ‘dream project’ with purchase of DTLA’s Grand Central Market

USC Price alum Adam Daneshgar landed his ‘dream project’ with the purchase of downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Daneshgar MRED ’09 noted that the iconic L.A. location showcases the city’s cultural diversity, and that he “wanted to keep that value instilled in the market going forward.”

USC Price EML alum named to LA Board of Public Works, focuses on career pathways for youth

Aura Garcia wasn’t looking to make a career change, but when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called she couldn’t turn down the opportunity to represent her northeast San Fernando Valley community and her Guatemalan/Latino heritage. Garcia, a graduate from the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Executive Master of Leadership program, accepted an appointment by Mayor Garcetti in February to be one of a five-member, full-time executive team that comprises the Board of Public Works for the City of L.A.

Southers testifies to Congressional Black Caucus, criticizes FBI report on black identity extremism for lacking merit

Testifying before the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Foreign Affairs and National Security, USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Erroll Southers asserted that a recent FBI assessment on the threat posed by Black Identity Extremists lacks merit.

Gretchen Carlson says #MeToo movement ‘just getting started’ during USC Holt Lecture

She gave women the confidence that they could speak up about sexual harassment no matter how powerful the perpetrators. Now, Gretchen Carlson wants to see the anti-harassment movement that has taken hold in the entertainment and media industries spread to regular people in everyday jobs. As the 2018 speaker at the Holt Lecture, hosted by the USC Price School and its Bedrosian Center, the former Fox News anchor and best-selling author of Be Fierce discussed the cultural revolution that followed her sexual harassment lawsuit leading to the resignation of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

Blending urban planning, art to explore displacement in historically black communities

Two college professors from Portland, Ore., spoke about their interdisciplinary work meshing urban planning and art to highlight stories of displacement in historically black neighborhoods, during the USC Price Urban Growth Seminar on Feb. 23. The event featured Lisa Bates, a Portland State University associate professor for urban studies and planning, and Sharita Towne, an artist and assistant professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Price introduces Seoul National University undergrads to CA’s creative industries

For the first time, the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted a three-day training program to introduce undergraduates from Seoul National University (SNU) to “Creative California.” Through a series of lectures and site visits, students from South Korea’s top university gained first-hand knowledge of creative industries, ranging from film to fine arts to sports.