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A New Look for USC Price News
With a new year now underway, we are excited to introduce our redesigned newsletter, now titled, The Price Post . This bi-monthly newsletter features a small sample of the many diverse accomplishments of Price School faculty, alumni and students. I hope you will enjoy learning more about our work in this new format.

As we close out our 90th Anniversary celebration this spring, we are elevating a new message – On a Mission – to reinforce our commitment to improving the quality of life for people and their communities.

We will highlight our innovative thinking, analysis and action, and illustrate the many ways we are all on a mission to tackle the challenges before us – not just as a School, but as a community and as global citizens. 
We look forward to sharing more throughout the year, and being on a mission to accomplish great things together.

Dean Jack Knott
Jack H. Knott, Dean
C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
USC Price-Affiliated Homelessness Summit Explores Solutions to Helping the State's Most Vulnerable Population
Federal, state and local leaders gathered at USC on Feb. 13 to work together to come up with solutions to address homelessness in California. Attendees included HUD Secretary Ben Carson, former CA Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.
Women in Leadership
At the USC Price Dean’s Speaker Series, three dynamic leaders from the public and nonprofit sectors spoke of their careers in male-dominated fields.

Activating High Stake Changes at USC Price
USC Price welcomes a new provost professor and two endowed chairs; three distinguished faculty who continue to push boundaries with exceptional scholarship.
90 Years of Urban Policy and Governance
Learn more about the interconnectedness of USC Price’s research and expertise, including housing, homelessness, real estate, urban health, and more.
USC Price professor Marlon Boarnet took over as president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) in October, beginning a two-year term in which he will have the opportunity to influence planning education and the role of programs across the nation.  
Television news journalist Soledad O’Brien sees an industry around her in which policy is rarely a focus. Political coverage in the media latches on to popularity and personality. Producers think people just want short quips and politicians arguing. She disagrees. As the 2019 speaker at The Holt Lecture, hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy, O’Brien stressed the power of narratives and stories in public policy.
Knowledge in Action
USC Schwarzenegger Institute Hosts Climate Change Policy and Transportation Collaboration
Transportation is still the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California. Key researchers, policymakers and regulators explored ways to curb the growth of emissions in a cost-effective and equitable manner. 
USC Price Professor Antonio Bento Testifies at the Committee on Oversight and Reform
Bento participated in a hearing organized by the oversight committee of the House of Representatives titled “Trump’s Wrong Turn on Clean Cars: The Effects of Fuel Efficiency Rollbacks on the Climate, Car Companies and California.” 
USC Price provost professor and director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Jeff Jenkins, brought together top scholars from around the country to USC for The Political Economy of Executive Power Symposium.   
Homegrown violent extremism is on the rise in the United States, posing a real and immediate threat. The USC Safe Communities Institute convened an interdisciplinary collection of counter-terrorism experts, academics, former extremists, public health practitioners, researchers and victims to discuss preventing attacks and enhancing public safety at the USC Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE) Digital Summit. 
Marco Barcena worked in local government doing administrative work for 15 years before getting elected as a council member for the City of Bell Gardens last year. Shortly after retiring from a career in the aerospace industry, George K. Chen decided last year to run for the City of Torrance council. 
USC Price Conversations in New York convened a panel of experts on homegrown violent extremism with moderator Erroll Southers, Michael German, liberty and national security fellow at NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice and author of “Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy,” and Rachel Grinspan, associate regional director for the Anti-Defamation League’s NY/NJ Regional Office.
Student Activities
USC Price Students go to Washington D.C. for Career Guidance
Our Washington D.C. Career Trek is a reminder that USC Price places many graduates in public, private and nonprofit sector jobs in the U.S. capital, and has another crop of students eager to join.
USC Defeats UCLA in the 2019 NAIOP SoCal Real Estate Challenge
There is no better rivalry than UCLA Bruins vs. USC Trojans. NAIOP SoCal celebrates this rivalry and the dynamic graduate real estate programs at these universities each year as part of its UCLA vs. USC Real Estate Challenge. 
After years of bearing unsightly, singed landscapes in the medians on Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada city officials have finally been given a reprieve after a group of USC Price graduate students agreed to redesign the spaces as a capstone project.
Matthew Quan is proof you can be deeply rooted and fly, all at the same time. After nearly 10 years of active duty in the United States Air Force and at the Pentagon, it’s not surprising that he returned home to Southern California to pursue an advanced degree. Quan’s family has lived in California for six generations, and he hopes to play a large role in shaping the state’s future.
Undergraduate students from USC Price spent a week in New Orleans applying what they’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world planning and development issue in the Big Easy.
Alumni News
USC Price Real Estate Alumni Give Advice to Women Entering the Field
 The number of women pursuing real estate degrees at USC Price is at an all-time high. To support them in entering a traditionally male-dominated field that still lags behind other industries in gender diversity, USC Price hosted its fourth annual Women in Real Estate Luncheon on Nov. 8 at the Town and Gown ballroom.
Alumni Highlights:
Daniel Skarzynski (MHA 2014) has helped launch an out-of-the-box plan to improve efficiencies for the Chicago Emergency Department, improve care delivery and achieve a greater organizational reach in the region to achieve the goal of “caring for more children” at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Wooldridge received the honor during NAPA’s fall meeting. Named for the academy’s first president, the George Graham Award recognizes sustained and extraordinary contribution towards making NAPA a stronger, more respected organization.
Price Alumni Class Notes:
Share your success story with the USC Price School community! Submit a class note to Edmundo Diaz , Associate Director of Alumni Affairs
Awards and Announcements
Liz Falletta

The Friends Of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles has named Liz Falletta as the recipient of its second Fellowship in Los Angeles residential architecture. 
Adam Rose

Adam Rose has been appointed the Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, a joint center of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
USC Price in the News