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Alumni Q&A: Liana Elliott, MPL/MPP ’14

Liana Elliott currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the New Orleans City Council president Jason Williams. In addition, she and her husband, MarkAlain Déry, founded a new community radio station – WHIV-FM – which features programming dedicated to human rights and social justice. Elliott has spent more than a decade working in community development, nonprofits and social justice causes in New Orleans. She graduated with dual master’s degrees in public policy and urban […]

Price participates in inaugural Bovard Scholars program, helps high schoolers see impact of policy, planning fields

Representatives from the USC Price School of Public Policy participated in the inaugural year of the USC Bovard Scholars program, which brought 50 select high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds to campus over the summer for three weeks of intensive college and career preparation. The program aims to help high-achieving high school students with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities. As part of the program, Price faculty, staff and alumni showed this group of future college students how an education in policy and urban planning could lead to professional roles where they can solve an array of problems in their communities.

Healthcare diversity program offers students inspirational insights, leadership lessons

The USC Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Initiative Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) – under the direction of USC Price School of Public Policy Professor LaVonna Lewis – held its 16th annual week-long seminar to introduce students to the myriad career options in health administration. This year’s program hosted 26 people interested in exploring the breadth and depth of the field of health administration.

At NABJ panel, Southers explains extremism, warned of Charlottesville violence

Two days before the violence and tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., USC Price Professor Erroll Southers noted in a panel discussion at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans that the largest white nationalist gathering in a decade was scheduled for that weekend with even more protesters expected to attend. He called it a recipe for disaster. When the events unfolded as Southers had described, the media in attendance remembered.

Heikkila delivers keynote analyzing city plans at China planning conference

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Eric Heikkila helped add a different perspective to urban planning issues in China by giving the closing keynote address at the International Association of China Planning (IACP) annual conference in Harbin, a city in northeast China.

Summer Scholars Program exposes international students to policy studies in US

Five students made their first visit to the United States to take part in the International Summer Scholars Program, a new offering from the Office of Global Engagement at the USC Price School of Public Policy, designed to introduce foreign students to graduate-level policy coursework in the U.S.

Painter connects with Colombia’s social innovation pioneers, explores collaboration

When Professor Gary Painter, director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, heard about a university in Colombia with more than a hundred thousand students committed to social-impact work, he had to see it in person. Painter spent a week in June visiting Bogota to better understand the unique learning model at UNIMINUTO, which in just over 25 years since its founding by a Catholic priest, has grown to 85 campuses across the South American country.

Kim’s book ‘Sidewalk City’ earns International Convention of Asia Scholars accolade

The book Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City, written by USC Price School of Public Policy Associate Professor Annette Kim and published by the University of Chicago Press, was recently named the recipient of the “Publisher’s Accolade for Outstanding Production Value” by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS).