USC Price School of Public Policy


2015 Price Academic Celebration Student Exhibition Awards

June 19, 2015

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in May held its annual Academic Celebration Student Exhibition Awards, providing an opportunity for students to showcase the outstanding work completed in Price courses. The 2015 winners are listed below. All photos by Deirdre Flanagan (View more Student Exhibition Awards photos on Flickr) 2015 Winners The Antipodal City: Documenting Urban Inequality in Bel-Air and Chinatown Jiwon Eom , Karina Lee, Emma Molz Boyle Heights Vacant Lot Analysis […]

2015 USC Price Academic Awards

June 19, 2015

Undergraduate Awards Class Valedictorian Taylor Vaughn Etzioni Bianchi Community Service Award Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in recognition of excellence in community service Jamie Brooke Zamora Emery E. Olson Award Awarded to the outstanding graduating senior in recognition of excellence in scholarship and leadership potential Emily Jean Napolitano Boone USC Global Scholars University-wide program, designed to encourage students to become outstanding world-citizens, while preparing them to navigate our increasingly-interdependent community Emily Boone Taylor Vaughn […]

From LA to DC to Mexico City, student projects help solve policy challenges

June 18, 2015

By engaging in year-long Policy Analysis Practicum projects, Master of Public Policy students are trained to conduct sound and thorough analysis for high-profile clients from government agencies, educational organizations, nonprofits and the private sector — “and in doing so, they discover that their work makes a difference,” explains USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Dan Mazmanian. This year, in particular, the students were able to make a difference that resonated locally, nationally and globally.

Price alum leads medical response team to treat Nepal quake victims

June 17, 2015

In May, USC Price School of Public Policy alumnus Tim Collins led a Scripps Health medical response team to Nepal, where in a span of three weeks they treated close to 2,200 people who had been injured during the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country and were in dire need of health care services.

Schaeffer faculty offer expertise on Medicare’s future at D.C. forum

June 16, 2015

When the last baby boomers sign up for Medicare in 2030, they’ll have long lives ahead. A man 65 likely will live 18.3 more years and a woman 65 another 21.7 years. Unfortunately, there’s a downside. “We’ll be living longer but spending more time with disability,” said Dana Goldman, director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, at the June 5 “Strengthening Medicare for 2030” forum in Washington, D.C.

Students engage local communities, help develop actionable solutions

June 15, 2015

USC Price Master of Planning students went beyond the classroom to apply their skills and knowledge in a varied array of real-world experiences this school year. As part of the program’s planning studios, students analyzed the best reuse options for an elementary school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, sustainable economic development strategies in LA’s Fashion District and sustainable business models for container chassis used in urban freight.

USC Price Professor Richard Green (Photo by Tom Queally)

Richard Green tapped as adviser for housing finance at HUD

June 12, 2015

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has named Professor Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, as a senior adviser for housing finance. He will begin his one-year appointment July 1.

PhD Alumni Spotlight: Bumsoo Lee

June 11, 2015

Bumsoo Lee earned his PhD from the USC Price School of Public Policy in 2006, and is now an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently, his areas of research center on (1) how metropolitan areas grow and change spatially and (2) the interaction between land use and transportation. A primary goal of his research now is to seek land use and pricing policies that would support more […]

PhD Alumni Spotlight: Cathy Yang Liu

June 11, 2015

Cathy Yang Liu earned her PhD from the USC Price School of Public Policy in 2008, and is now an Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Public Studies. Her current research spans several broad areas, including: immigrants’ mobility and entrepreneurship in U.S. cities; welcoming cities policy, with an emphasis on local immigrant-integration and economic development; and urban development, job/housing balance and inequality in China. She credits […]

Kim’s new book, Sidewalk City, shifts understanding of public space

June 9, 2015

Next City featured a write-up on USC Price Associate Professor Annette Kim’s new book, Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City (University of Chicago Press, 2015), ranking it among its “10 must-read books for urbanists on cities, race and public space.” Kim is the director of the Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) at USC Price.

USC Price, Fed Reserve Bank of SF empower veteran-owned businesses

June 9, 2015

The USC Price School of Public Policy and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco collaborated to host a roundtable discussion on “Empowering Veteran-Owned Businesses” in May. Representatives from the nonprofit sector, financial services, entertainment, technology, health, local government and business joined with military veteran small business owners to engage in meaningful dialogue on how to enhance opportunities for veteran entrepreneurs.

Southers analyzes terrorist recruitment techniques in Minnesota

June 5, 2015

The Wall Street Journal, in an Associated Press story, cited research by Erroll Southers, USC Price adjunct professor and director of transition and research deployment at the USC CREATE Homeland Security Center, and a colleague on terror recruiting in the Twin Cities area.