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USC Price commencement 2021
Photos: USC Price Grads Celebrate In-person
Ready to embrace the opportunities ahead, Price students, faculty and staff gathered at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to celebrate the Class of 2021’s resilience and accomplishments.  See the Pictures >
Expertise in Action
Tackling Challenges Here and Abroad
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USC Experts Show How L.A. Can Obtain a Fossil Fuel-free Future

L.A.’s goal of converting to entirely renewable energy by 2045 could be within reach, according to a new study. USC Price Professors Adam Rose and Dan Wei worked on it with the city’s Department of Water and Power and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Wei said economic impacts of going fossil-free would be “almost negligible.”  Read More >
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Pivoting to Teach Transportation in a Pandemic-impacted World

When the pandemic hit, Price faculty used it as an opportunity to change the way they teach. One adjunct professor redesigned his course and challenged students to find solutions to ongoing commodity issues, like the toilet paper shortage.  Full Story >
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Communications, Education are Key to Public Perceptions of Climate Change
As USC Provost Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin explains, people would be more willing to take steps toward sustainability if policymakers tone down the jargon and replace it with basic language. Full Story >
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How a USC Center is Using Big Data to Transform Voting and Elections
Price’s Center for Inclusive Democracy has a new online tool allowing users to easily track ballots down to individual neighborhoods. Georgia election officials were among those who used the Ballot Return Tool leading up to the state’s contentious runoff election.  Full Story >
On a Mission
Price Students and Alumni Making a Difference
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Price Valedictorian Embraces the Future

Ariella Amit may have received Price’s highest academic honor, but her contributions to the School go well beyond her coursework. Learn more about this year's Valedictorian and what she's planning to do after she walks the stage. 
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Students Propose Solutions to Struggling Businesses in Little Tokyo
Students in Professor Annette Kim’s course mapped out the neighborhood’s “legacy businesses” and proposed tangible solutions to keep Little Tokyo's shops and restaurants alive for the next generation. Read More >
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Advancing Policy through Pop Culture
Chase Millsap, a Price alum who served three tours in Iraq, has a new mission: educating Americans about special immigrant visas. He’s doing it through a sitcom on national TV. Full Story >
Awards and Recognition
Thanks to a £200,000 grant from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Wändi Bruine de Bruin will lead a team to help humanitarian organizations improve risk communications and intervention programs.
Price students Kyra Chan and Elise Wimberly received First Prize at the 2021 SCymposium Awards, which were presented by USC Undergraduate Programs, Office of the Provost. Their team won the Social Sciences category for its USC Student Food Access project.

Jakub Hlavka was awarded a 2021 Research Starter Grant in Health Outcomes Research from the PhRMA Foundation for his project titled: “Studying the Drivers of Biosimilar Coverage by Commercial Plans and Estimating the Social Welfare Gain from Biosimilar Entry in the United States.”

The METRANS Transportation Center Student Team won second place in the Post Secondary, Transportation Safety category at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2020 Student Video Contest. The team’s video emphasizes the importance of traffic safety initiatives, specifically Vision Zero Los Angeles.
Diana Lee (MHA ‘97) was appointed to Account Lead of the California portfolio for Cambria Solutions, a national management and technology consulting firm.
USC Price In the News
The New York Times featured research by Neeraj Sood on how a rapid COVID-19 antigen test shows promise in detecting symptomatic children, which could be a useful tool in reopening schools.

The Washington Post quoted Moussa Diop on how raising the minimum wage would make low-income renters less likely to default.
The Washington Post quoted Genevieve Giuliano on the piracy risks for ships that choose to detour around Africa.

The Washington Post quoted Jim Ferris on Melinda Gates’ future philanthropic giving.

USA Today quoted Jason Doctor on whether incentives like free donuts will encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
CBS News featured Dowell Myers on why the declining birth rate among younger generations is a cause for alarm.
The AP quoted Mindy Romero on Gov. Newsom’s proposed tax rebates.

NPR featured Rosalie Liccardo Pacula on inequities in marijuana enforcement practices.

Politico cited research from the Schaeffer Center on eliminating surprise medical bills.
Forbes quoted Lois Takahashi on her research into employees at massage businesses that illicitly offer sex.

The Atlantic cited research from Christian Grose of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute on the most egregious partisan gerrymanders in the U.S.

The Hill cited CREATE research on the pandemic’s impact on the American economy.

Politifact quoted James Moore on the Biden administration's definition of infrastructure.

Marketplace quoted Glenn Melnick on the value of vaccine passports.

The Los Angeles Times quoted Antonio Bento on the sustainability proposals in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green on rising home prices in Southern California.
NBC News Los Angeles featured Erroll Southers on the first day of the Derek Chauvin trial.

KCRW featured David Sloane on the complications around people not being able to properly grieve during the pandemic.

The Los Angeles Daily News quoted Jakub Hlavka on how another COVID-19 surge would further impact minorities.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Roberto Suro on how California treats its undocumented residents in the COVID era.
The Orange County Register featured an op-ed from Michael Thom proposing replacing the gas tax with a mileage fee.
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