UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


June 05, 2015
 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.
June 04, 2015
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.


May 27, 2015
 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.
May 27, 2015
  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.
May 22, 2015
 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.
May 15, 2015
[<a href="//storify.com/UCLALuskin/u-s-transportation-sec-anthony-foxx-delivers-luski" target="_blank">View the story "U.S. Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx speaks at Union Station" on Storify</a>]
May 07, 2015
By 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.
May 06, 2015
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.


April 29, 2015
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.
April 03, 2015
 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.