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.
The following message was sent to the UCLA community today from Chancellor Gene D. Block:To the UCLA Community:
I am sad to announce the departure of Frank Gilliam, dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs and a longtime faculty member, but I am very proud to share the news that he has been named chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His appointment is effective Sept. 8.
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2040, there will be over 6 million more registered Asian American voters in the
U.S. than there are today, an increase of more than 100 percent and proof that
Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing electorates.
By Angel Ibañez
UCLA Luskin Student Writer
When second-year Public Policy student Lt. Michael Fonbuena searched for programs offered by
the Navy to earn his graduate degree while continuing his career in the service, he found the
Career Intermission Program and chose to attend UCLA Luskin.
Aaron Panofsky, a professor of public policy with an appointment at the Institute for Society and Genetics, recently published his book “Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics.” The book analyzes the causes and consequences of controversies surrounding behavioral genetics, often leading to debates about race and inequality.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student WriterNurit Katz (MPP ‘08) has been named 2015 alumna of the year by the department of Public Policy for her outstanding work in sustainability and support of the MPP Alumni Fellowship.