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Bento and Doctor Win Inaugural High Impact Research Award

USC Price professors Antonio Bento and Jason Doctor won the School’s 2018-19 High Impact Research Award, which honors faculty research that addresses a critical issue facing society and had a demonstratable impact on improving policy, practices and discourse in the public or private sectors.

Experienced Professionals Get Intense in New USC Degree Program

By Matthew Kredell When members of the first ever Executive Master in Urban Planning degree cohort arrived at USC for an on-campus intensive, they felt like they already knew each other. There were hugs and queries about family. The group of working professionals from across the country, and even the world, bonded so closely over the previous four months of online classes, group emails and conference calls that it was almost like seeing old friends. […]

Price School Participates in Next Generation Ethics Conference

By Matthew Kredell USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott and Prof. Frank Zerunyan participated in a Next Generation Ethics Conference hosted April 26 by the USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making. Ali Abbas, director of the Neely Center, shared that the Keck School of Medicine recently joined the Marshall School of Business, Viterbi School of Engineering and Price School of Public Policy in housing the multidisciplinary Center that seeks to inspire and […]

Price Professor Roberto Suro named Berlin Prize fellow

Roberto Suro is taking his research into the challenges that recent flows of asylum seekers pose for many Western democracies on the road. The USC professor with a joint appointment at the Price School of Public Policy and Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has been named a recipient of the Berlin Prize, a semester-long fellowship awarded annually to scholars, writers and artists based in the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.
For the fall 2019 semester, the Berlin Prize will provide Suro with the time and resources to step back from daily obligations to engage in academic projects he might not otherwise pursue.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity,” Suro said. “Getting undistracted time to think and write, that alone is quite extraordinary. The combination of library time, sitting in a quiet place and writing, and being out in Berlin and Germany more broadly observing this extraordinary moment in Europe, and trying to really understand what it tells us about this topic and what is happening here.”

2019 Report on Top LA County Public Schools for Underserved Students

The 2019 Report on Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students by the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation.

Congratulations to our 2019 Price School Graduates!

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony links are below: Full Commencement Ceremony,  Commencement Speaker: Kristina Raspe,  Valedictory Address: Meera Sarina Gorjala. See the full set of photos on our Price Flickr page as well as photos from the pre-show line up here. Read about our valedictorian here and the USC valedictorian, Price student Ivana Giang, here.

April 29th Named “Connie Rodgers Day” at USC Price

Hundreds of USC faculty, staff, students and alumni filled Franklin Courtyard on April 29 to celebrate the remarkable career of USC’s longest-serving employee, Connie Rodgers. For 56 years, Rodgers has served as executive assistant to the Dean at the USC Price School of Public Policy – to eight deans, to be exact. She is retiring on July 31st.

PhD Student Goes to Washington to Advocate for Graduate School Funding

USC Price PhD student Andrew Eisenlohr visited Capitol Hill in April to ask California’s U.S. Congressional representatives to continue their support and funding of graduate education, calling it “one of the best investments the government can make.” Eisenlohr, a third-year PhD candidate in Urban Planning and Development, was one of two USC graduate students chosen by the University to accompany Vice Provost for Graduate Programs Sally Pratt to Hill Advocacy Day, a program of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Safe Communities Institute Collaborates with Game Changer to Bring Together Police and the Public

In his quest to become a better officer for the Chula Vista Police Department, Evan Linney attended two programs that had the most impact on him. One was the Master of Public Administration program at the USC Price School of Public Policy and the other Game Changer, a San Diego-based program that brings members of law enforcement together with community members to find common ground over the backdrop of a sporting event.

Planning is of Paramount importance for USC Price student Jaime Lopez

Jaime Lopez, a first-year PhD student at the USC Price School of Public Policy, is giving back to his community as a newly appointed member of the City of Paramount Planning Commission. “I grew up in the City of Paramount, so this is a special opportunity for me both personally and professionally,” he said.