UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 23, 2012
L.A. City Controller and UCLA alumna Wendy Greuel will address graduating students in social welfare, urban planning and public policy at UCLA Luskin's 2012 Commencement Ceremony. In announcing the event, Dean Frank Gilliam, Jr., called Greuel "a champion for public policy issues including public health initiatives, school reform programs, crime reduction measures, public transportation, and efforts to rebuild the city’s infrastructure."

December

December 10, 2011
Allen J. Scott, Distinguished Professor in the departments of Public Policy and Geography, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Jena in Germany for "outstanding work in social science and his contributions to urban theory."Read UCLA Today storyRead more about Professor Scott

November

November 29, 2011
Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has been appointed to the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ), a standing committee within the National Research Council (NRC).Kleiman, an expert on crime policy, was appointed to a two-year term beginning January 1, 2012, and is among six new members of the board approved for membership by Ralph J. Cicerone, Chairman of the national Research Council. Professor Kleiman also was recently named a National Institute of Justice Visiting Fellow.
November 28, 2011
Public Policy alumna Veronica Melvin has been named president and CEO of LA’s Promise, a nonprofit organization focusing on education, health and social outcomes for young people in South Los Angeles. Melvin, who most recently served as chief operating officer of Communities for Teaching Excellence in Los Angeles, begins her new post this month. Previously, she served as executive director of the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) for many years.

October

October 19, 2011
The Department of Public Policy of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs seeks to recruit a tenure-track, assistant professor (any rank) in public policy.  We seek candidates with interests in urban and social policy, immigration, science and technology policy, transportation, public infrastructure, and other related areas (domestic and/or international).
October 13, 2011
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has named UCLA Professor of Public Policy Mark Kleiman a Visiting Fellow for 2011-2012. NIJ Visiting Fellows are scholars and professionals who currently work in the criminal justice field.  Prof. Kleiman’s recent work focuses on reducing crime and incarceration by substituting swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system generally and in community-corrections institutions specifically.

September

September 22, 2011
The Department of Public Policy of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs seeks to recruit an economist at the assistant or associate professor level. We seek candidates in particular with interests in health economics (domestic and/or international, including, but not limited to, health disparities). We welcome applicants with expected doctorates as well as those who have already received their doctorates.
September 16, 2011
While hundreds of thousands of Somalis suffer from a drought-caused famine, most aid from agencies continues to be blocked by militants in that country. However, unlike the 1990s, international military intervention doesn’t work and does not have much support, according to experts. A 2010 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report by UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MPP alumna Bronwyn Bruton is cited in the Sept. 15 New York Times, in which she is quoted.

August

August 16, 2011
In the August 10 edition of UCLA News Week, professor of public policy Mark Kleiman talks about his new book Drugs and Drug Policy, and shares his thoughts on why rethinking drug policy could lead to lower drug use and drug-related crime.