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Lewis named 2018 USC community achievement honoree for promoting cultural competency inside classroom and beyond

June 19, 2018

As the school year came to a close, representatives from three university student organizations showed up at a class taught by USC Price School of Public Policy Professor LaVonna Lewis and announced she had been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Student Government Community Achievement Award — in recognition of faculty who have gone above and beyond for their students.

Southers speaks at Malta forum on criminal justice approaches to reducing extremism

June 19, 2018

Professor Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, brought his expertise in homegrown violent extremism to Malta in April for a workshop offered by the Global Counterterrorism Forum, a collection of 29 countries and the European Union aiming to reduce people’s vulnerability to terrorism worldwide.

USC Price students think globally in the Policy Analysis Practicum

June 19, 2018

Thanks to the year-long Policy Analysis Practicum, Master of Public Policy students from the USC Price School added a new line to their résumés: consultants for high-level domestic and international clients, including government agencies, municipalities, nonprofits, foundations, and more.

Price nonprofit grad dedicated to promoting diversity in STEM fields

June 19, 2018

The start of Nannearl LeKesia Brown’s path to becoming a master’s in nonprofit student at the USC Price School was a bit unique — especially because she wasn’t looking to earn another master’s degree. Brown had just completed a Master of Engineering in the East Coast, but in doing so, was struck by how underrepresented people of color and women are in the technical fields. After much introspection, Brown came to believe that her life’s purpose was to empower women and black and brown people in STEM and business.

In Memoriam: Stan Ross, Chair Emeritus, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate

June 19, 2018

This is the essence of Stan — he made everyone he touched better, both professionally and personally. Dear USC Price School and Lusk Center Family, I would like to share again some thoughts I had about Stan Ross when he moved to Chair Emeritus status last year. I think they are appropriate as we memorialize his wonderful life: Stan Ross has made my life better. I am sure there are thousands of people who would […]

National scholars convene to examine methods, trends in subnational policymaking research

June 18, 2018

“The study of state and local politics has taken off over the last decade. Data, methods and research interests have evolved. There are a variety of important questions that can’t be examined well at the federal level, because of severe case limitations.  But scholars can get leverage on these questions thanks to the sizable and interesting variation that exists at the state and local levels,” said USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Jeffery Jenkins, […]

China Daily reports research deal between USC Price, Wanda

June 14, 2018

China Daily reported that Danzhai Wanda Village, one of Wanda’s target poverty alleviation programs located in Danzhai county in Guizhou, signed an MOU on June 2 with the USC Price School of Public Policy. Together, their goal is to explore the potential for a broader partnership, including using the Wanda Village as a host location for a USC Sol Price School International Lab to conduct research into poverty alleviation, according the article.

Kim op-ed in The Atlantic: ‘Satellite images can harm the poorest citizens’

June 11, 2018

The Atlantic published an op-ed by USC Price Associate Professor Annette Kim, director of the Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB), on how computer analysis of satellite images for developing cities will often overlook some urban communities whose settlements are unplanned; and as a result, many of the poorest residents are harmed by inadequately distributing public services. “When smart-city institutions rely on computer algorithms to expedite their work, they can embed unintended bias into municipal operations, resulting in things like racially biased criminal sentencing, information searching, and financial access,” she wrote. By tracking informal urbanization, cities can better prepare these regions for disasters and include them within the scope of transportation and infrastructure development.

Price students gain unique insight into public, private, nonprofit careers through NYC Trek

June 11, 2018

A select group of 13 USC Price students spent spring break exploring a professional landscape like no other, as part of the 2018 New York City (NYC) Trek. Led by the Price Office of Career Services, the NYC Trek encompassed visits to five prominent employers: the government relations and strategic consulting firm Capalino + Company; the architecture firm NBBJ; the New York City Office of Management and Budget; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Kim analyzes how satellite images can overlook certain urban communities

June 5, 2018

The Atlantic published an analysis by Annette Kim of the USC Price School on how computer analysis of satellite images for developing cities will often overlook urban communities and harm city’s poorest residents by inadequately distributing public services. “When smart-city institutions rely on computer algorithms to expedite their work, they can embed unintended bias into municipal operations, resulting in things like racially biased criminal sentencing, information searching, and financial access,” she wrote. By tracking informal urbanization, cities can better prepare these regions for disasters and include them within the scope of transportation and infrastructure development.

Homeless count drops 3 percent in LA since 2016; Price experts featured

June 4, 2018

For the first time in 4 years, the number of homeless people in LA has dropped, according to data analyzed by USC researchers in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. USC News featured Professor Gary Painter, director the USC Price Center for Social Innovation, which recently launched the Homelessness Policy Research Institute, a partnership with United Way of Greater Los Angeles; and Patricia St. Clair of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, who helped analyze data from the homeless count.