UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

November

November 08, 2012
Several UCLA Luskin School alumni were on ballots around the country this election year, and now that the results are in, some campaigns are celebrating.
November 05, 2012
Social welfare field faculty member Michelle Talley has worked with some of the victims of human trafficking and in September put on the first of three forums at the Luskin School on human trafficking.
November 02, 2012
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment jointly hosted an event on Thursday entitled “Death and Taxes,” the purpose of which was to more fully inform California voters, who bear momentous responsibility in determining the state’s future. 

October

October 25, 2012
By Ruby Bolaria, Urban Planning 2014 Today I met my senior fellow who will mentor me for this academic year. To what end remains to be seen but I was filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation nonetheless. The UCLA Luskin School’s unique Senior Fellows program was established to “connect the world of political and policy action to education for the public interest.”
October 24, 2012
Four UCLA Luskin School alumni are running for office in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.Public policy graduates Rusty Bailey (1999), Mike Stajura (2005) and Manan Trivedi (2007) and urban planning grad Raul Bocanegra (1997) are all involved in election campaigns as the election date nears.Bailey is running for Mayor in Riverside, Calif. which is his home city. Bailey, whose website is available here, works as a teacher at Riverside Poly High and served in the Army.
October 19, 2012
Part of the attraction of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is the ability to take classes that cross three continuums – public policy, social welfare and urban planning. Being able to put into practice what was learned spanning those focuses is part of the idea behind the School's vision. But being able to put that into practice in bringing one of the biggest attractions to Los Angeles is exactly what Maria Mehranian did.
October 18, 2012
The first Luskin Lecture Series of the 2012-13 school year took place on Wednesday night at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles."Sea Change or More of the Same?" featured four political experts speaking about the upcoming presidential election and more.With UCLA Luskin dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. leading a panel discussion that had writers Adam Nagourney from the New York Times, Mark Barabak from the Los Angeles Times and Val Zavala from KCET, along with politics expert Dan Schnur from USC, the event drew a large audience and rave reviews.
October 12, 2012
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., is organizing a UCLA Luskin team for the United Way’s Annual “HomeWalk”, a 5K Walk/Run to End Homelessness, on the morning of Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Exposition Park. Joining Dean Gilliam in leading the team are: Erica Quintana, MPP ’13, Brad Rowe, MPP ’13, Ian Bohannon, MSW ’13 and Jacki Murdock, MURP ’13.
October 12, 2012
On Tuesday evening, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to an intimate gathering at the Fowler Museum on UCLA’s campus, titled “California: Getting Back to Business.” The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School’s Dean’s Associates program, brought together donors and invited guests. To learn about how to become part of the Dean’s Associate program, please click here.
October 10, 2012
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 need schools.