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PhD student Madi Swayne

Price PhD student Madi Swayne wins USC’s Hunt Scholastic Award

April 29, 2016

Madi Swayne, a PhD student in urban planning and development at the USC Price School of Public Policy, received the Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award at the USC Academic Honors Convocation in April. This prestigious distinction is one of only 10 endowed fellowships and awards bestowed by the USC Graduate School each year.

Price Job Fair draws record number of employers seeking to recruit students

April 29, 2016

The Spring Job Fair hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Office of Career Services attracted 100 representatives from 70 organizations — by far the largest turnout in the school’s history. Around 150 students – graduate and undergraduate – also attended the April 14 event in the Von KleinSmid Center (VKC) Courtyard on the University Park Campus.

Price Center convenes global experts to ‘activate markets for social change’

April 26, 2016

The USC Price Center for Social Innovation (CSI) hosted a multidisciplinary and international group of scholars and practitioners April 14 and 15 for a comprehensive discussion on “Activating Markets for Social Change.” The two-day conference at USC focused on innovating market-based and public-private solutions to reconnect networks of opportunity in communities that have experienced decades of disinvestment and concentrated poverty.

Schaeffer Center signs agreement with OECD, University of Rome Tor Vergata to inform health policy globally

April 26, 2016

The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the University of Rome Tor Vergata have signed an agreement to develop a global aging simulation platform. This collaborative effort will be led by the USC Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation, part of the Schaeffer Center of the University of Southern California.

Price alum promotes equality, professional opportunities in transportation

April 25, 2016

For Todd Nguyen BS ’14, taking on the role of chair of the Transportation Resume Book at WTS-LA – the Women in Transportation Seminar’s Los Angeles chapter – was an opportunity to combine two things he’s passionate about: promoting equality and networking. As chair, Nguyen facilitates job and internship recruitment for students at WTS-LA, an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the advancement of gender equality.

Faculty Research Update: March 2016

April 21, 2016

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research Publications Aguila, E., Mejia, N., Perez-Arce, F., et. al. (2016). Costs of Extending the Supplemental Income Program for Elderly: The Mexican Case. Journal of Aging & Social Policy<. DOI:10.1080/08959420.2016.1158384, March 16. De la Roca, J., Ellen, I.G., & Steil, J.P. (2016). The significance of Segregation in the 21st Century. City & Community. DOI: 10.1111/cico.12146, […]

USC student forum examines race-neutral policies, impact on communities

April 21, 2016

Graduate students from the USC Price School of Public Policy and USC School of Social Work confronted the fallacy of “race-neutral” policies April 2 at the third annual Students of Color and Allies Policy Forum (SCAPF). The event featured a public conversation on race-neutral versus race-conscious policies and three workshops on the impact such policies have on immigration, research methods and equitable development.

Amid NFL stadium development, mayor discusses future of Inglewood

April 19, 2016

With the NFL choosing the Hollywood Park site for the return of the Rams to Los Angeles, the most exciting development in Southern California may be taking place in the City of Inglewood. Three student organizations at the USC Price School of Public Policy – the Associated Students of Planning and Development, International City/County Management Association, and Southern California Policy Review – joined with the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance to host Mayor James Butts for a discussion on the future of Inglewood.

Petraeus, Sloane examine military leadership then and now at NYC Price event

April 19, 2016

Alumni and faculty from the USC Price School of Public Policy converged on New York City’s Harvard Club on April 5 for a far-ranging discussion of U.S. Civil War campaigns and the leaders at their helm, featuring retired General David H. Petraeus. The event was the second installment of the USC Price Conversations in New York series.

USC to provide scholarships for Syrian refugees

April 18, 2016

USC will fund up to five graduate degrees and one undergraduate degree for Syrian refugees. A number of USC schools have pledged to provide full-tuition scholarships for master’s degrees. The students, who must meet USC’s admissions standards, will have the opportunity to pursue master’s degrees offered by the USC Price School for Public Policy, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Petraeus discusses Iraq War, counterinsurgency during USC Price visit

April 14, 2016

Retired General David H. Petraeus shared his unique insights into the U.S. military’s challenges and achievements in Iraq, rewriting the book on counterinsurgency operations, the continuing fight against ISIS and what’s in store for the region during a series of events at USC.

Lusk Center Casden report: Expect rents to continue rising across SoCal

April 12, 2016

The Associated Press featured the 2016 Casden Multifamily Forecast Report by the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate on the average cost of rent increasing across Southern California. Numerous news outlets reported the Lusk Center’s findings as well, including the Orange County Register.

USC Lusk Center report projects rising rents throughout Southern California

April 12, 2016

The Los Angeles Times featured the 2016 Casden Multifamily Forecast Report by the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate on the average cost of rent increasing across Southern California. “Population and employment growth are driving up demand faster than new inventory can hit the market,” said Professor Raphael Bostic of the USC Price School. KPCC highlighted the report, and LA Weekly also covered the results.