Recent Public Policy graduate Karissa Yee wasted little time
in making a big splash at her new job.
Yee, who earned a master’s of public policy in 2011, helped
the Los Angeles Unified School District receive a grant that could total $50
million over the next five years.
The San Francisco native, who is a program and policy
development specialist at LAUSD, helped write the proposal for the grant which
will help provide support and development opportunities for teachers at high
The annual UCLA Luskin School's "Transit Tour" gave students the opportunity to hit the streets of Los Angeles and learn some of the ins and outs of the city.Using public transportation to get along, the group toured City Hall and other important parts of downtown while also hearing from Deputy Mayor Romel Pascual, the Green LA Coalition, Los Angeles Walks and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership among others.Check out the video that captures the day.
While many who have worked, or do their work, inside the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs have made a great impact on the city of Los Angeles – and in other places around the world – two people associated with the School were recently honored by a pair of L.A. publications.
Numerous members of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
led a report that could result in extensive changes throughout Los Angeles
Social Welfare lecturer Miriam Krinsky, who teaches Public Policy for
Children and Youth in the spring quarter at UCLA Luskin, was the executive
director of the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence, leading a panel
appointed by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to investigate the use of
excessive force in jails.
Dr. Paavo Monkkonen returns to the UCLA Luskin School
of Public Affairs after earning his MPP here before earning his Ph.D. at
Berkeley. After teaching at Hong Kong University, he is now teaching urban
planning courses, specifically 208 C in Fall 2012. The course is required of
all Ph.D. students who have passed their field examinations but have not yet
advanced to candidacy, and all M.U.R.P. students completing their thesis
In their own words, UCLA Luskin students describe how the School of Public Affairs has positively impacted their lives and what it meant to study at UCLA Luskin.To visit our new UCLA Luskin YouTube channel, please bookmark this link: www.youtube.com/UCLALuskin
The annual UCLA Luskin Open House took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the newly-renovated Commons area on the third floor of the Public Affairs building. The gathering was a great way for public policy, social welfare and urban planning of alumni and current students to mingle and network. Watch a video of the festivities.
Public Policy professor emeritus Arleen Leibowitz has co-authored an editorial in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine advocating that all state Medicaid plans should cover infant male circumcision.
Public Policy professor Mark Kleiman has written a new primer on marijuana policy intended to provide straightforward information about all aspects of the real-life impacts of marijuana legalization–from the public health implications to the expected price of the drug.