Stories by Ben Dimapindan:
USC experts consult Iraqi delegation on counter-terrorism strategies
Erroll Southers and Frank Quiambao discuss how to counter violent extremists.
USC Price students go beyond the classroom to tackle real-world issues
At the 2014 Policy Analysis Practicum, students work with organizations like the United Nations, Price Charities and the California State Treasurer’s office.
USC Price partners with Mexico’s science and tech council
USC Price has signed an agreement with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology to establish a joint program of graduate fellowships.
USC Price alumna offers new vision as Compton mayor
Aja Brown said that one of her favorite things about being a student at the USC Price School of Public Policy was “the expectation to do well and make a difference.”
USC project looks at multifamily housing through multiple lenses
Liz Falletta, an assistant professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy, calls multifamily housing “important but extremely complex.”
Garcetti holds 10-point lead over Greuel in LA mayoral race, poll finds
With the election looming to decide the next mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti has extended his lead over Wendy Greuel to a double-digit margin, according to results of a new poll.
USC Price celebrates partnership with Mount Vernon
The USC Price School of Public Policy celebrated its newly formed partnership with the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon by hosting a reception at Lewis Hall.
USC students compete to end world hunger
Two teams of USC students will compete this weekend in Shanghai and San Francisco for a chance to win $1 million to launch a venture aimed at solving global hunger.
USC Price salutes David Dollinger
The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted a special reception on Feb. 1 at Town & Gown to honor David Dollinger ’87, who recently gave $10 million to the school’s Master of Real Estate Development degree program.
Boarnet speaks at Assembly hearing on rail transportation
Marlon Boarnet spoke at a hearing of the California State Assembly Select Committee on Rail Transportation, sharing his expertise on rail transit in Los Angeles.
Schwarzenegger Symposium convenes innovators from politics, entertainment
USC President C. L. Max Nikias and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted the official launching of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy with a daylong symposium.
Metrans Named Transportation Organization of the Year
The Metrans Transportation Center has been named Organization of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation, a leading nonprofit providing support for the transportation community statewide.
SPPD Signs MOU With State of Gujarat
The USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development (SPPD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Gujarat and the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology University in India to establish a long-term institutional partnership in education and research.
SPPD Ph.D. Student Wins Best Paper Award
Pengyu Zhu, a Ph.D. student at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, was awarded the Western Regional Science Association’s 2011 Charles M. Tiebout Prize for the best paper submitted by a graduate student.
SPPD’s Southers Gives Keynote at Global Security Summit
Erroll Southers, Master of Public Administration ’98, associate director of USC’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, delivered the keynote speech at the fifth annual Global Security Leadership Summit in New Delhi, India, in December.
Task Force Releases Climate Adaptation Report
The State of California’s advisory panel on climate change adaptation, led by USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development professor Daniel Mazmanian, recently released the report “Preparing for the Effects of Climate Change – A Strategy for California.”
Vietnamese Officials Meet SPPD Faculty
Fifteen senior-ranking officials from Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment met with faculty from the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development in May to discuss prospective collaborations in education and research.
SPPD Launches Student-Run Academic Journal
Eleven graduate students representing the various master’s programs in the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development launched the school’s first student-adjudicated academic journal on May 4.
SPPD Boot Camp Wins Technology Award
The USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development recently won an award from the American Planning Association’s technology division for its Multimedia Boot Camp class taught by professor Martin Krieger.
Ph.D. Student Wins Transportation Policy Award
Yin Wang, a doctoral student at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, won the ninth annual paper award competition of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Transportation Policy and Administration.
SPPD Student Wins Big for Science Paper
USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development doctoral student Yiming Wang recently won the Springer Award for outstanding paper in the field of regional science for his essay, “Decomposing the Entropy Index of Racial Diversity: In Search of Two Types of Variance.”
SPPD Grad Leads Medical Team to Haiti
When Scripps Health president and CEO Chris Van Gorder, an alumnus of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, arrived in Haiti to help the victims of the tragic earthquake, he noted how the conditions on the ground were “far different” from what he expected.
SPPD Grad Wins Award for Best Dissertation
USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development alumna Anupama Mann recently received the Gill-Chin Lim Award for the best dissertation on international planning for her thesis “A Megaproject Matrix: Ideology, Discourse and Regulation in the Delhi Metro Rail.”
Center for Economic Development Gets Grant
The USC Center for Economic Development was awarded a two-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to broaden the scope of the center’s applied research and outreach initiatives. The center is housed at the School of Policy, Planning, and Development.