UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

August

August 23, 2012
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.

July

July 27, 2012
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.
July 10, 2012
UCLA Luskin public policy student Jennifer Larr and dean Franklin Gilliam, Jr., were featured in a report on NPR's "Morning Edition" about the rise of a new generation of young Americans. Dubbed the "first globals" by pollster John Zogby, Larr and her fellow students at UCLA Luskin and elsewhere are more likely than previous generations to study abroad, volunteer in international service organizations, build personal social networks that span the globe, and live a more "globally minded" life, NPR reported.

June

June 11, 2012
Public policy professors Mark A.R. Kleiman and Mark Peterson took part in a panel discussion sponsored by Zócalo Public Square on the lasting influence of James Q. Wilson on crime prevention and community development.

May

May 31, 2012
Jonathan Fielding, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health and a professor in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at UCLA, discussed policy approaches to improve public health in a UCLA Luskin lecture Thursday. 
May 31, 2012
Public policy professor Mark A.R. Kleiman contributed to a debate hosted on The New York Times' website regarding drug control policy in South America.
May 30, 2012
Michael Dukakis – the former Massachusetts governor, onetime Democratic presidential nominee and, for the past 17 years, a visiting professor of public policy at UCLA Luskin – was the subject of an op-ed interview by Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison.Between sharing his opinion on the economic turmoil in Europe, the Citizens United Supreme Court case and the electoral college, Dukakis offered advice to those who would seek public office.
May 25, 2012
David Tran MPP/MD (2014), is the lead author of a new study indicating that online social networking sights may trigger relapse in adolescents in substance abuse treatment programs.
May 25, 2012
UCLA Luskin students and faculty gathered Thursday to celebrate one of the school's signature attributes: UCLA Luskin’s Annual Fellowship Reception to honor donors and celebrate the achievements of more than 100 fellowship students. At a reception drawing more than 100 guests, students mingled with donors – including the school's benefactors, Meyer and Renee Luskin – and shared stories of their achievements and scholarly ambitions.
May 23, 2012
L.A. City Controller and UCLA alumna Wendy Greuel will address graduating students in social welfare, urban planning and public policy at UCLA Luskin's 2012 Commencement Ceremony. In announcing the event, Dean Frank Gilliam, Jr., called Greuel "a champion for public policy issues including public health initiatives, school reform programs, crime reduction measures, public transportation, and efforts to rebuild the city’s infrastructure."