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Scenes from the Field: Skies Above Senegal

Urban Planning doctoral student John Scott-Railton has embarked on an ambitious and unusual fact-gathering summer project—creating his own aerial photography apparatus involving a remote control camera hoisted to high-flying kites.

"Aerial photography is generally quite expensive," says Scott-Railton, "which is what inspired me to think about creating a low-cost alternative."

Evaluating Presidential Commissions: Prof. Amy Zegart

On NPR’s Morning Edition, Ari Shapiro interviews Amy Zegart on the value of presidential commissions, especially under the Obama administration.

Frank Gilliam on Mayor Villaraigosa's Proposed Tax Breaks

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposes a tax exemption for new businesses in L.A., while announcing that the recent expansion of an enterprise zone in East Los Angeles helped convince a large pharmaceutical company to remain in the area.

Frank Gilliam, dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, added “This policy is sound and a very effective way for Los Angeles to demonstrate it wants to support business.”

Read more at the examiner.com

John Wooden

Message from Chancellor Block: To the Bruin Family: With the passing of John Wooden, we have lost a true giant and a gentleman, an individual who was perhaps more closely identified with UCLA than any other person in our university’s history. Coach Wooden was an unparalleled motivator and an inspiration to people throughout the world. Those of us who were fortunate enough to meet him will forever be touched by his unfailing wisdom and generous spirit.

Race in America conference, pt. II

Posted by: Jacqueline Perez, MSW '11:

Race in America Conference, pt. I

Post from Refugio Valle, MSW '11, who is attending the "Race in America" conference at the University of Pittsburgh: "The Road to Freedom: From Alabama to Obama" Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus, NAACP; social activist; leader in American Civil Rights Movement; politician; professor; and writer

Race in America Conference, pt. I

Post from Refugio Valle, MSW '11, who is attending the "Race in America" conference at the University of Pittsburgh: "The Road to Freedom: From Alabama to Obama" Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus, NAACP; social activist; leader in American Civil Rights Movement; politician; professor; and writer

Daniel J.B. Mitchell discusses California cuts on the CBS Evening News

Daniel J.B. Mitchell talks to the CBS Evening News regarding California's budget cuts (at 10 min.)

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