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Kim’s new book transforms perception of public space

July 15, 2015

Ho Chi Minh City is known for having sidewalks bustling with action. Street vendors set up shop to sell a variety of foods and merchandise, creating a social atmosphere with people of different classes lingering to chat over snacks and drinks. To many city officials, it was an unsightly mess that needed to be cleared off and modernized to impress tourists. To USC Price Associate Professor Annette Kim, it was beautiful. With her newly published book Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City (University of Chicago Press, 2015), Kim uses critical cartography and spatial ethnography to provide new insights into the value and potential of this contested public space.

Ginsburg appointed to AHRQ National Advisory Council

April 29, 2015

Paul Ginsburg, Director of Public Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Ginsburg also holds the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Incoming Cornell President, Elizabeth Garrett, pens paper on cultural institution-university partnerships

April 24, 2015

Highlighting lessons gleaned from leading the USC negotiating group in the successful acquisition of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena (PAM) while Provost at USC, Elizabeth Garrett explains the added value universities bring to museums as nonprofit allies in comparison to a for-profit corporate partner. Universities can provide a new, younger audience for a museum’s collections, and both share an educational component in their missions, according to the paper.

A joint report from USC and UCLA documents the damage 
done to American children who live in the shadow of a 
parent’s unauthorized immigration status. 

Children suffer in shadow of parent’s unauthorized immigration status

April 7, 2015

USC Price Professor and Tomas Rivera Policy Institute Director Roberto Suro was the lead author of a new report, documenting the damage done to American children who live in the shadow of a parent’s unauthorized immigration status, which provides evidence for a new effort to turn back court challenges to President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The joint report from USC and UCLA was released in conjunction with the April 6 filing of a legal brief (Texas et al., v. United States et al.) by educational organizations and children’s rights advocates that support the administration’s position in litigation over the president’s plans to shield millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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