By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Feb. 10, UCLA Luskin students and Senior Fellows were brought together for a mid-year reception focused on mentoring and networking with a presentation from John Kobara, chief operating officer of the California Community Foundation and a former vice chancellor of external affairs at UCLA.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin student writer Despite heavy competition from 24 other teams made up of MBA students, an interdisciplinary team of mostly Luskin MPP students won first place at the UCLA Anderson School’s Net Impact Consulting Challenge.
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writer Nurit Katz MPP '08, UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, has been selected as the new Facilities Management Executive Officer. Katz's appointment is effective February 1, 2015.
This winter and spring quarter, UCLA Luskin will host a series of skill-building workshops, career talks and networking events to prepare students for success in the working world. Some of the main highlights in the series of events include “LA County: Challenges and Opportunities,” featuring high-level speakers like Governor Brown’s director of economic development, and a career fair for students to “speed network” with alumni and professionals.
development scholar Ananya Roy will lead a new institute examining inequality
and democracy at UCLA Luskin as its inaugural director, Dean Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., announced today. Roy’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
In 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW ’70 was a 16-year-old student
at a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Supreme Court
ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was
unconstitutional, he volunteered to be one of the first black students to
enroll at Little Rock High School, a decision with impact that is still being
Today Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new, industry-leading energy efficiency commitment for the city’s utility, with the goal informed by a new UCLA study addressing the economic and employment benefits of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) energy efficiency programs.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights
projects that aid underserved populations, the Luskin School of Public Affairs
hosted two recent events where panelists discussed how organizations can contribute to
a solution to homelessness in the Los Angeles region.
Panelists included representatives of local organizations
and of the UCLA community committed to changing the lives of those in chronic
By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership
Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in
the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.