Archive for the ‘Diversity’ Category
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.
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.
From war survivor to real estate CEO, Emile Haddad shares inspirational lessons at USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate graduation
As an immigrant, Emile Haddad has experienced much of the same challenges faced by many minorities working in the U.S. real estate industry. And as a survivor of civil war, he’s also experienced the challenges faced by religious minorities in Lebanon. Haddad – CEO of FivePoint Holdings and chair of the Lusk Center’s Advisory Council – shared these insights as keynote speaker at the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate graduation reception on Feb. 2.
USC Price School alumna Kimberly Freeman, MPP ’97, has joined the USC Dornsife School as associate dean, chief diversity officer. She recently spoke about her plans for diversity, equity and inclusion, and how exploring cultures and making connections have been critical to her journey in life.
To raise the profile of cultural assets located in the neighborhoods that form the “Los Angeles Promise Zone,” a federally designated community impact and improvement program, USC graduate students in Price’s “Urban Spatial Ethnography and Critical Cartography” course partnered with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Promise Zone Arts project to create a collection of maps, videos and media highlighting everything from mariachi music to street vendors.
USC News featured Price MPL progressive degree student Carmen Noyola as one of their standout USC students of 2017. She has a lot on her plate as a 20-something single mom who is pursuing her degree, but Noyola believes the sacrifices will be worth it for herself, her son, and the people she hopes to help in her chosen career. “I want (my son) to think, ‘My mom did her best.’ I want him to be proud of me,” she says.