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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.

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.

Price MPP alum Kimberly Freeman named USC Dornsife School’s new diversity dean

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.

Denhardt shares expertise on organizational culture at Capitol hearing on sexual harassment

Like many public and private institutions in recent months, the California state legislature is looking to make changes in response to the national spotlight on sexual harassment. USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Janet Denhardt participated in a Jan. 24 hearing of the joint Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment and Response, which has been tasked with reforming the legislature’s policies for handling sexual harassment allegations.

Congresswoman Bass calls for retraction of FBI report on black identity extremism at USC event

U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass spoke at a USC School of Public Policy event on Feb. 2 to raise awareness about an FBI document that she is strongly concerned will lead to police violence against young black activists. Professor Erroll Southers led an open discussion with the Democratic House representative from California in a forum presented by two centers at the Price School — the Safe Communities Institute and the Bedrosian Center on Governance.

Once a foster youth, Carmen Noyola succeeds as student and single mom

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.