USC Price School of Public Policy

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SWAG Presents: Shape the Future of Skills-Based Training in Manufacturing

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Goodwill Southern California Community Enrichment Center (Map)

Goodwill Southern California and Urban Institute are partnering to bring Competency-Based frameworks in CNC Machining and Industrial Machinery Mechanic to the local So Cal Region for the MFG Industry to review. You are invited to edit these two occupational frameworks for national approval and dissemination. All participants will receive the approved frameworks for use in your organizations. This is a critical editing process that you have the opportunity to contribute to. Skills-based education is very important to the future of our next generation manufacturing workforce. Please make every effort to attend this morning event in Los Angeles. 

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Click here to view event flyer

RSVP to Trady DiFilippis at 323.477.3923 or email

Intro to Robo: An interactive robotics exhibition for underserved youth

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Galen Center (GEC) (Map)

Interested in robotics, technology, or STEM/STEAM education? Living Advantage Inc., in partnership with USC Civic Engagement, invites you to “Intro to Robo,” a hands-on robotics exhibition for youth on March 22 at the Galen Center. By introducing children in our underserved communities to S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Mathematics, and Medicine) at many different interactive stations, this event will inspire and motivate them today to be tomorrow’s leaders in S.T.E.A.M. 

This event will also feature carnival acts, speakers, companies, and more! Food and refreshments will also be provided, and admission is FREE. 

Living Advantage Inc. is a non-profit organization partnered with USC that serves foster youth by giving them the tools to succeed in life. For more information, visit our website

Pause for Paws - Happy Hour with OWHP

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Alumni Park (Map)

Pause for Paws is an initiative sponsored by the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion (OWHP) and USC Transportation. Our goal is to create a health-promoting and engaging environment on USC’s University Park Campus where students can develop personal skills around self-care and stress management, and find a sense of community. Started in 2014, volunteer therapy dogs from a local Therapy Dog chapter, Love on 4 Paws*, come to campus every Thursday from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Locations change often, so please check the calendar each week.

Immigration Relief Information Session

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USC Gould School of Law (Map)
Room 7

The USC Gould Immigration Clinic will present on the different forms of immigration relief, and on naturalization eligibility. We invite all students and staff to take part in this opportunity to learn about the immigration relief options that may be available to them and their family.

Topics to be discussed include: family immigrant visas, adjustment of status, special crime-victim visas, asylum, DACA, Temporary Protected Status/TPS, and naturalization.

Lunch & Learn: Concepts for Online Course Development

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Norris Medical Library (NML) (Map)
West Conference Room

Erika Maldonado, Senior Producer at 2U Inc. will cover:


  • Applications for cognitive load theory for developing videos for online learning.
  • Importance of activities to accompany videos.
  • Real-life examples of asynchronous and synchronous online instruction.


This event is open to all USC students, staff, and faculty.

Moving Medical Products from Discovery Through Development

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Center for the Health Professions Building (CHP) (Map)

Email RSVP Required:

Frances Richmond, Chair of Department of Regulatory Sciences, and Deborah Schroyer, Program Assistant of Department of Regulatory Sciences, examine how drugs and devices are developed for eventual market access, what stages various regulatory requirements kick in and where academic researchers most commonly find challenges.

Target Audience: All levels of faculty & postdoc

Urban Growth Seminar: New Evidence of Housing Shortage and Dislodgement in Los Angeles

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Lewis Hall (RGL) (Map)


Dowell Myers, Professor- University of Southern California
JungHo Park, Ph.D. Candidate- University of Southern California

The crisis of housing shortage continues to deepen, triggered in many ways by the Great Recession, but also due to the
burgeoning numbers of Millennials entering their 20s and 30s. Construction has not risen to meet the needs of potential
household growth or of job growth. Piling on to the rental demand, declining homeownership has diverted even more
people than expected into rental competition. We review these trends to show where the crisis “comes from,” and then
we dig into the details of who actually lives in new construction and what happens when there is less than required. The
process of competition for insufficient new housing leads to scavenging by the better-off, displacement and
“dislodgment,” the resulting elimination of households. Those who remain in LA County are doubled up with roommates,
in their parents’ back bedrooms, sleeping on couches, or otherwise become homeless. Solutions are long-term, both
rooted in omissions of the 1990s and also with implications for how the omissions of today will haunt us in the decade
ahead. Solutions also must be widespread with fair share increases of housing in all districts of the city and county.
Addressing Housing and Displacement...

Dowell Myers, Ph.D. is professor of policy, planning, and demography in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the
University of Southern California. He has been an advisor to the Census Bureau and served on the National Academy of
Sciences panel that reported in 2016 on the economic and fiscal consequences of immigration. Myers is the recent winner
of the Dale Prize for scholarship in urban planning and also received the Haynes Award for Research Impact. Dr. Myers is
the author of Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America (Russell Sage 2008). He
has a B.A. in anthropology from Columbia University, an M.C.P. in city and regional planning from the University of
California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jung Ho Park is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California. Prior to USC, Jung Ho received his Bachelor of
Science in Architectural Engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea as well as his Master of Science in City
Planning from Seoul National University. His research interests focus on housing demography.


Professor Lisa Schweitzer

Angela Lucero

Thursday, March 22nd, 12:15 to 1:30 pm
Lewis Hall (RGL), Room 215
RSVP: Please RSVP with Angela Lucero ( ASAP as space is limited.

Housing Justice Tour

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Lewis Hall (RGL) (Map)

The Partnership for an Equitable Los Angeles's (PELA) Affordable Housing Committee is hosting a "Housing Justice Tour" on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM.


In order to deepen our understanding of affordable housing issues in Los Angeles, students in the Price School of Public Policy and greater graduate student body must learn firsthand about current campaigns, developments, and programs spearheaded in the community. As future planners, policy makers, and professionals in the housing field, we have an obligation to build a more equitable Los Angeles so PELA has coordinated this tour to inspire dialogue, innovation, and social justice.


Lunch and transportation will be provided for all registered participants. Check-in will begin promptly at 12:30 PM in RGL 103. We will depart on the bus at 1:00 PM and return to the campus by 4:00 PM.


The tour will include site visits to one of the East LA Community Corporation's (ELACC) affordable housing developments in Boyle Heights as well as one of Skid Row Housing Trust's permanent supportive housing projects in downtown LA. Here is a brief overview of the organizations:


ELACC's mission is to advocate for economic and social justice in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles by building grassroots leadership, developing affordable housing and neighborhood assets, and providing access to economic development opportunities for low and moderate income families.

Read more about ELACC here:


Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.

Read more about Skid Row Housing Trust here:


This event is open to all USC graduate students! There are only 20 spots, so first-come first-serve. If you sign up once we've reached capacity, we will put you on a wait list and contact you should spots open up.


Check out our Facebook event here:


Register for the tour here:


Questions? Contact Kristian at or Yifan at

Student Algebra Seminar

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Kaprielian Hall (KAP) (Map)

Magill Poetry Reading Craft Talk: Presenting Arthur Sze

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Taper Hall (THH) (Map)
IDE Room: THH420

Arthur Sze has published nine books of original poetry, as well as one book of Chinese poetry translations. The Ginkgo Light was selected for the PEN Southwest Book Award and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Book Award. He is the recipient of many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowships, a Howard Foundation fellowship, and grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. His book Compass Rose (2014) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His poems have been translated into a dozen languages, including Chinese, Dutch, and Spanish. A second-generation Chinese American, Sze was born in New York City and currently resides in Sante Fe, New Mexico. He was the first poet laureate of Sante Fe (2006-2008) and is currently a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts. In 2012, he joined the Board of Chancellors at the Academy of American Poets.