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Halfway Through Biden’s 100 Days, What’s Next?
On day 50, the President signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus and COVID-19 relief package—a boon to millions of Americans in need of assistance. However, despite the bill’s passage in both houses of Congress, USC Price experts share that this does not necessarily signal a new era of Congressional cooperation. Read More >
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Professor Neeraj Sood Co-Leads New USC-L.A. Collaboration on COVID-19’s Local Impact

The Los Angeles Pandemic Surveillance Cohort aims to closely track the continued impact of COVID-19 infections on communities and families, even as vaccination programs roll out. Read More >
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The Cost of Remote Work: Professors Weigh-In
Professors at the Price School begin to address the far-reaching consequences of remote work on where we live, how much we travel, who cares for our children and more.
Expertise in Action
Tackling Challenges Here and Abroad
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Professor LaVonna B. Lewis Works to Create Inclusive Excellence

“I do feel that we’re at war,” said Lewis. “And the war is between those who want to hold on to the past and white supremacy, and those who are looking to the future—who recognize that there are different voices, different narratives that need to be heard, different habits of being." Read More >
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Advice to the New Administration: Climate Change and Transportation Policy

The Symposium on Climate Change Policy and Transportation, featuring Genevieve Giuliano and Adam Rose, shared advice to the new Biden/Harris administration and policymakers in California. Full Story >
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New Class Covers Real-World Health Policy Job Skills
After navigating the job market, Dan Mirakhor contacted USC Price to pitch a class idea covering software use in the workplace - soon, a plan was set in motion. Read about how Dan helped create a new course at Price. Full Story >
On a Mission
Price Students and Alumni Making a Difference
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce Shines Light on USC Price Alumna’s Inclusion Work
Terri L. Batch (MPA ’02), Senior International Trade Specialist, shares her work to promote diversity and inclusion at the U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration.
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San Diego Names USC Price Alumna as First Chief Innovation Officer
Kirby Brady (MUP ‘09) joins only a few other women of color who hold the same position in similar major cities. She hopes to rethink the city’s resources and programs to be more equitable and accessible for all residents. Read More >
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MPA Alumna Earns Key Role in Gov. Newsom’s Digital Innovation Office
Governor Gavin Newsom’s office named Anne Neville-Bonilla (MPA ‘07) as the Office of Digital Innovation’s Chief Deputy Director. Read the Release >
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Price Alumnus to Focus on Debt and Equity
Brandon Smith (BSUP ‘02) was named managing director at JLL Capital Markets. In this significant leadership role he will focus on debt and equity in the multifamily funding field.
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Prestigious Academic Award Granted to Alumna
Norma Riccucci (MPA '81), Board of Governors Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, is receiving the Herbert Simon Award from the Midwest Political Science Association this year. Read More >
Awards and Recognition
The Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events was awarded a prestigious department of defense grant to study transportation logistics in post-conflict zones, headed by lead principal investigator Adam Rose.

The Center for Inclusive Democracy is celebrating 10 years of research and real world impact. CID is one of the country’s leading nonpartisan research centers focused on elections, voting behaviors and electoral and political participation.

William Resh issued a written statement of record for The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Government Operations Hearing on “Revitalizing the Federal Workforce.”
Gregory Randolph, a doctoral candidate in urban planning and development at the USC Price School of Public Policy, was awarded a Fulbright research fellowship for his dissertation work on rural-to-urban transitions in India.

Jose Scott (MPA ’20, PhD ’24) was selected to serve as an APPAM student leader as a full voting member of the APPAM Policy Council Board. 
USC Price In the News
The Monkey Cage (via Washington Post) featured an op-ed by Jeffrey A. Jenkins and a colleague on how Sen. Mitch McConnell positioned the impeachment fight over the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The Washington Post quoted Moussa Diop on how raising the minimum wage would make low-income renters less likely to default.
CBS News featured Dowell Myers on why the declining birth rate among younger generations is a cause for alarm.
The Guardian quoted Mindy Romero on the possibility of a recall election for California Governor Gavin Newsom.

USA Today quoted Erroll Southers on the transnational reach of many dangerous far-right groups.
The Hill cited research from USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events on coronavirus's impact on the U.S. economy.
Politico quoted Rosalie Liccardo Pacula on the history of regulated and unregulated marijuana sales in Los Angeles. 
Wired quoted Gary Painter on how the pandemic has impacted people experiencing homelessness.

CalMatters published an op-ed by Marlon Boarnet and colleague Seva Rodnyansky on local budget officers in California.

NBC News Los Angeles interviewed Wändi Bruine de Bruin on how the government should form accurate messaging among populations to increase vaccine adoption.

ABC News interviewed Roberto Suro on the value of California’s cultural diversity, and KCRW-FM interviewed him on President Biden’s proposed immigration agenda.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dana Goldman on America’s failure to adequately plan for vaccine distribution.

Los Angeles Times cited research from the USC Lusk Center showing how households have struggled to pay rent during the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times quoted Neeraj Sood on which state responded to COVID-19 better: Florida or California.

Los Angeles Times interviewed David Sloane on how rituals help people process grief.

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