UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

March

March 06, 2015
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March 03, 2015
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin Student Writer Public Policy and Electrical Engineering professor, John Villasenor, was recently featured in the media on the topics of selling used digital media and the growing danger of hacked hardware. He also co-wrote a blog post for the Brookings Institute on the role of the global financial system in helping the poorest and most vulnerable.

February

February 19, 2015
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterFrom L.A. to D.C., students in the David Bohnett Fellowship program are making an impact wherever they go.This fellowship program, sponsored by the David Bohnett Foundation, gives UCLA Luskin students the unique opportunity to work in the L.A. Mayor’s office.
February 19, 2015
The Ronald Reagan Public Policy Fellowship, underwritten by The Draine Family Charitable Foundation, supports graduate students at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy in studying Ronald Reagan and the effects of his economic, social and international policies on the State of California, the Federal Government and the world.
February 17, 2015
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Feb. 10, UCLA Luskin students and Senior Fellows were brought together for a mid-year reception focused on mentoring and networking with a presentation from John Kobara, chief operating officer of the California Community Foundation and a former vice chancellor of external affairs at UCLA.
February 11, 2015
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin student writer Despite heavy competition from 24 other teams made up of MBA students, an interdisciplinary team of mostly Luskin MPP students won first place at the UCLA Anderson School’s Net Impact Consulting Challenge.

January

January 30, 2015
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writer Nurit Katz MPP '08, UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, has been selected as the new Facilities Management Executive Officer. Katz's appointment is effective February 1, 2015. 
January 16, 2015
This winter and spring quarter, UCLA Luskin will host a series of skill-building workshops, career talks and networking events to prepare students for success in the working world. Some of the main highlights in the series of events include “LA County: Challenges and Opportunities,” featuring high-level speakers like Governor Brown’s director of economic development, and a career fair for students to “speed network” with alumni and professionals.

December

December 15, 2014
 International development scholar Ananya Roy will lead a new institute examining inequality and democracy at UCLA Luskin as its inaugural director, Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., announced today. Roy’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
December 05, 2014
In 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW ’70 was a 16-year-old student at a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional, he volunteered to be one of the first black students to enroll at Little Rock High School, a decision with impact that is still being felt today.