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Dana Goldman Named Dean of USC Price School
Dr. Dana P. Goldman has been appointed as Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. “For those who want to affect the real world, we are a hub,” Goldman said. “That’s why our mission is broad: to improve the quality of life of people in communities globally because policy touches all.”

“Dana Goldman has led the USC Price School through a tumultuous year with vision, creativity and caring, and I am delighted he has been appointed dean..." President Carol L. Folt said.

Expertise in Action
Faculty Advancing Change Through Research
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Safe Communities Institute Announces National Registry to Track Police Misconduct

USC Price’s Safe Communities Institute announced the creation of the Law Enforcement Work Inquiry System Registry (LEWIS). It will be the country’s first national database documenting officers fired for misconduct. Read the full announcement >
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Price and Viterbi Launch New Executive Education Certificate in Global Space and Defense

Students will learn from USC faculty as well as an array of guest speakers who are experts in defense policy, strategy, operations and innovation. Read more >
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New USC Study Finds Housing Affordability isn’t the Only Thing Keeping People from Moving

The study was co-authored by Professor Dowell Myers: “The nation’s current housing crisis has many dimensions, but mobility construction deserves new recognition as a factor that’s having a huge impact." Read about the findings >
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The Complex Case for Reparations as H.R. 40 Advances

A bill exploring reparations cleared the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary for the first time in decades. LaVonna Lewis, Price’s director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, shared commentary on the future of reparations alongside professors Richard Green and Gary Painter. Read more >
On a Mission
Students and Alumni Making a Difference
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Research Shows ‘Safe Parking’ Programs Help Homeless
New graduates from USC Price with their master’s in public administration (MPA) found that while some cities are banning people from living in vehicles on city streets, others are finding solutions by providing “safe parking” programs at designated locations. Read more >
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Planning and Real Estate Students Challenge Development Norms

In a collaborative class, undergraduate Price real estate and planning students worked together to create innovative site plans in two well-known Los Angeles neighborhoods. Read about their joint efforts >
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PhD Candidate Explores Importance of LGBTQ Inclusivity in the Built Environment
Los Angeles might be viewed as a mecca for LGBTQ culture, but the nation’s second-largest city is no longer home to any lesbian bars. Their disappearance is just one facet of PhD candidate Marisa Turesky’s urban planning research. Read more >
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Price Student Lands Dream Internship in California Department of Finance
Lawmakers recently approved Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget, and about $5 billion of it is allocated to reducing greenhouse gases and fuel consumption. Hannah Kohanzadeh (MPA ‘22) is working on California’s innovative zero-emission vehicle program. Read about her work >
Awards and Recognition
Anna Cockrell (MPP ‘21) made the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team in the 400m hurdles. She was also named the 2021 Honda Sports Award winner for Track and Field.

Nicole Yeargin (BRED ‘21) also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 400m hurdles. Yeargin, who is Scottish, will represent Team GB.
Rit Shukla (MPP ‘22) wrote about COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Hispanic communities for the Kennedy School Review at Harvard University.

The University of Chicago Press published Congress and the First Civil Rights Era, 1861-1918,” which Provost Professor Jeffery Jenkins co-authored.
USC Price in the News
The New York Times quoted Glenn Melnick on how federal funds have enabled hospital chains to buy up competitors.
The New York Times quoted Neeraj Sood on why rapid COVID-19 testing is still valuable if you spend time with people who are at high risk.
The Washington Post featured an op-ed by Mindy Romero and her colleagues on the need for incentives to boost vaccine uptake.

The Los Angeles Times quoted James Moore on why L.A. Metro can get more funding for rail projects but not bus service.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Roberto Suro on President Biden's shift on comprehensive immigration reform.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Genevieve Giuliano on why L.A.'s rail system needs to connect with the airport.
NPR quoted Dana Goldman on how racism can impact health outcomes.
The Atlantic featured an op-ed co-written by Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College and Dowell Myers of Price on the false narrative that nonwhite people will soon outnumber white people in America.
Bloomberg quoted Geoff Boeing on Los Angeles' plans for advances in urban mobility.

The Sacramento Bee featured an op-ed by Gary Painter on California's need for homeless housing solutions beyond Project Homekey.
FiveThirtyEight quoted Rosalie Pacula on the need for effective cannabis testing labs.

The Orange County Register quoted Richard Green and featured research from the USC Lusk Center that predicted apartment rents in Southern California.
Los Angeles Magazine quoted Erroll Southers on the creation of the LEWIS Registry.

Nature quoted Wändi Bruine de Bruin on how COVID-19 has changed the study of human behavior.

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