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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 […]

Van Nuys discusses pharmaceutical “gag clauses”

June 18, 2018

Medscape quoted Karen Van Nuys of the Schaeffer Center at USC Price on the “gag clauses” that prohibit pharmacists from discussing lower-cost alternatives or disclosing rebates and net pricing.

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, […]

Moore discusses the gas tax, future of infrastructure

June 16, 2018

Los Angeles Daily News published an op-ed by James Moore II of the USC Viterbi School about the electoral challenge to California’s gas tax and the future of transportation in the Golden State. Moore argued that soon, gas taxes will not be enough to maintain and build new roads in California.  “Automobiles almost completely displaced horses from city streets in only 10 years.  The autonomous vehicle fleet will be deployed even more quickly. The need for a policy change is urgent,” he wrote.

Jeffe analyzes the results of the CA primaries

June 15, 2018

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the California primaries. Bebitch Jeffe also wrote about the political legacy of Robert F. Kennedy in a third editorial.

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.

Jeffe on the race for CA 49th, Trump influence

June 4, 2018

CNBC quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why the congressional race in California’s 49th District has turned into a referendum on President Donald Trump.