UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


July 01, 2013
ACCESS magazine, a publication of the UC Transportation Center, has unveiled its 42nd issue.The magazine, edited by urban planning professor Donald Shoup, covers current issues in transportation policy and practice in a style designed for the general reader. The current issue includes stories on disabled parking, transit-oriented development and the efficacy of greenhouse gas regulations at the local-government level. 


June 26, 2013
Public Policy professor Randall Akee has been named to the U.S. Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.
June 19, 2013
California policies that have seemingly little to no connection to petroleum use actually provide incentives that drive demand for oil use artificially high in the state. Fifteen such policies are identified in a new report, Unraveling Ties to Petroleum: How policy drives California's demand for oil, released today by the nonpartisan, nonprofit group Next 10 and authored by UCLA Luskin researcher Juan Matute.
June 11, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Lucy Martikyan emigrated to the United States from Armenia when she was just shy of being a teenager. Her birthplace suffered under the influences of former Soviet rule, teetered with widespread corruption, and lacked educational opportunities for women. 
June 10, 2013
Public Policy student Brandon Dowling is a Rosenfield Fellow, works at the Los Angeles County offices, worked with former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in Washington DC and is making a difference at UCLA Luskin. He is the latest in our ongoing features of the "Leaders at Luskin." 


May 30, 2013
Did you know that there are currently three students earning dual UCLA Luskin degrees in Public Policy and Social Welfare? While there are others who are earning dual degrees between Luskin and other UCLA departments, this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" focuses on those who are working double duty inside the School of Public Affairs. 
May 22, 2013
Fred Ali, the President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14.
May 20, 2013
Public Policy student Asma Men recently went to Seattle to participate in an elite panel. This is her first person account of the adventure.“What do you think about being on a panel for an upcoming Asian and Pacific Islander symposium in Seattle?” asked Professor Paul Ong from UCLA Luskin's Urban Planning Department. I wanted to jump out of excitement, but told myself to remain calm and professional as I answered him, “Sure. What is it about?”  I was still in disbelief.
May 20, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterCharisma Acey MPP '98 UP Ph.D. '09 has been hard at work putting her knowledge to the test.After being one of the first people to graduate from UCLA’s public policy program, Acey was posted to Zimbabwe as part of Catholic Relief Services, an official international humanitarian agency in the U.S. During her stay, she was involved primarily in development work, specifically that of human rights programming, micro financing and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
May 14, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterLouise McCarthy MPP ’04 is making waves in the vast sea of healthcare reform.She is currently the President & CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), where she represents the interests of L.A.-area community clinics and health centers and those they serve.