Harvey Perloff & Mitch Besser Lectures now on iTunes U

You can now download recent guest lectures, including the:

  • Mitch Besser lecture on preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa
  • Harvey Perloff Lectures on the Future of Urban, Regional, and Planning Scholarship.


You must have iTunes in order to download the audio and video files. They can be downloaded here here.

Luskin Center Solar Research Highlighted at UCLA City Hall Day

The Luskin Center for Innovation was invited to deliver key presentations during the University's 2010 City Hall Day, an event organized by UCLA Government and Community Relations to host UCLA delegates in meetings with members of the Los Angeles City Council. Pictured in photo: Luskin Center deputy director Colleen Callahan presents on the potential for solar energy in the L.A. basin.

Visit from National Sun Yat-Sen University

Post from Dean Gilliam: Maciek Kolodziejczak and I met with a delegation from the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan to discuss possible collaborations and student exchanges.

Newsweek Consults Kleiman Regarding Prop 19 Implications

Drug policy expert Mark Kleiman spoke to Newsweek about the legal possibilities and implications behind Proposition 19 on California's November ballot.

Making the case for a prison without walls

The Atlantic recently scrutinized the possibility of having "Prisons Without Walls" as an alternative to incarceration.

Swiss Railway Tunnel Marks Planning Achievement

With continued demands for extended railways through Europe, the Swiss have completed the construction of the longest transport tunnel in the world. Known as the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the underground rail project has taken 14 years of digging through 2,500+ meters of rock. The tunnel serves to create a transport network in Europe to facilitate goods through high-speed passenger and freight trains.

FBI Report States Crime Down 5%, Kleiman talks to KPCC

Public Policy Professor Mark Kleiman spoke with Larry Mantle on KPCC's Air Talk regarding a new report by the FBI. The report claims a five percent reduction in crime and follows a general reduction of crime since the 1994. Kleiman discussed that:

There's half as much crime as there was in 1994. Now every time crime goes down, it becomes a lesser deal for criminals because they are doing fewer prison days per crime committed.

Traffic Jam in China Leaves Drivers Gridlocked

A recent traffic jam in China has halted commuters along the Beijing-Tibet highway for over nine days. This 62-mile (100km) stretch is currently gridlocked with little-to-no relief in sight. According to Chinese authorities, the culprit is construction along this main highway, along with a high volume of overloaded trucks.

UCLA News Week Features Dean Gilliam

In UCLA News Week: Dean Gilliam discusses the role of race, Shirley Sherrod and the Obama Administration.

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