Lois M. Takahashi, a professor of Urban Planning and Asian American
studies and a noted scholar on service delivery to vulnerable populations, will
serve as interim dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Executive
Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh announced today.
Takahashi assumes the leadership role from Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., who was named chancellor of the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro in May.
The latest issue of Luskin Forum, UCLA Luskin's twice-yearly publication highlighting School projects and personalities, has been released.In this issue, readers learn about leadership development and career services programs, as well as a number of other ways students enhance their professional skills while studying at the School. Also included are news and event highglights, infographics and alumni updates.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer After a week-long trip to Vancouver for their spring break, 14 urban and regional planning students returned from the journey with a report of seven implementable lessons about sustainability that they learned from “the greenest city in North America.”
UCLA Luskin celebrated the graduating class of 2015 Friday, welcoming 68 students in urban planning, 56 students in public policy and 101 students in social welfare to the ranks of its alumni."This is how change is made," Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., said in his opening remarks. "It starts with a small group of people who believe."
By Cynthia LeeUCLA NewsroomUCLA has launched a new magazine that aims to inform ongoing conversations on major public policy issues facing Los Angeles and California, serve as a public resource and highlight relevant campus research.
Social and civic entrepreneur Shawn Landres is serving as Civil
Society Fellow in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for the spring and
fall quarters, 2015. He is advising The Center for Civil Society on research,
meeting with students and guest lecturing in classes, participating in outreach,
and working with the Luskin Center for Innovation to develop a civic innovation
summit during the 2015-16 academic year.
By Angel IbañezUCLA Luskin Student Writer For the fourth consecutive year UCLA Luskin students visited Japan to learn about its unique culture and public policy perspective. The trip was organized by UCLA Luskin students and consisted of three groups that visited cities within three policy areas in Japan: reconstruction, education, and transportation & economy.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer As the digital age continues to advance with implications across all areas of public life, UCLA Luskin searches for ways to increasingly integrate technology in its students’ understanding of policy, planning and social work.