UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

February 17, 2015
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.
February 11, 2015
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.

January

January 30, 2015
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. 
January 16, 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.

December

December 15, 2014
 International 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.
December 05, 2014
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 felt today.

November

November 18, 2014
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer 
November 10, 2014
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.
November 05, 2014
 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 homelessness.

October

October 30, 2014
 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.