UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 21, 2013
For the third consecutive year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is organizing a team for the United Way's "HomeWalk," a 5K walk/run to help end homelessness. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Exposition Park.Luskin Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. is helping grow the Team UCLA Luskin by covering the registration fee for the first 75 members who sign up. To receive your free registration code, please email Allison Morris at: amorris@luskin.ucla.edu
October 17, 2013
Led by one of the first UCLA Luskin School-wide student groups, PRIDE at UCLA Luskin organized a group of UCLA students to take part in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles.The group, which is the Luskin School's first LGBTQI group, joined several other UCLA organizations in helping to raise $1,300 as the entire walk raised over $2.5 million for numerous Los Angeles County AIDS service organizations. Over 25,000 people participated in the walk, including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
October 17, 2013
As the only person to lead the police forces in America's two largest cities, William J. Bratton has been at the forefront of innovative policing for more than two decades.The former Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, New York City Police Commissioner and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Bratton will open the 2013-14 Luskin Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 7.
October 04, 2013
By Stan Paul & Max WynnCan Los Angeles Really End Homelessness? For the City of Los Angeles it’s not just a big problem, homelessness in LA is the largest among cities nationwide. For the tens of thousands of people each night whose home is the streets of Los Angeles, “the challenges are problematic, but more so here than any other place,” said Michael Stoll, chair of the UCLA Luskin School’s Department of Public Policy.
October 01, 2013
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2012 — Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has found. The increase was greater among those businesses that engaged with CicLAvia participants such as with a vending table or music. “Active participant” businesses saw their sales increase 57 percent according to the study, with sales revenue increases of $1,356 on average compared to $407 on average for all businesses.

September

September 30, 2013
To kick-off the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is offering a Back to School Sale at the Lu Valle Commons Bookstore.From Monday Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 11, shop online and receive 20% your purchase of UCLA Luskin apparel. That includes shirts, hats, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, padfolios and anything else with UCLA Luskin on it.
September 24, 2013
This week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs opened its doors to welcome the 2013-14 class of first year master’s and doctoral students from around the country and around the world. The three departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning welcome 233 new students to the Luskin building during orientation week, which will be highlighted by the annual Luskin Open House on Thursday evening.
September 23, 2013
Twice in the past week, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. has discussed the importance of early childhood education with local and national leaders.Last week Gilliam led a discussion with Congressman Mark Takano and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, the Dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Then, on Monday, Gilliam moderated a panel chat with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., the Associate Dean of UCLA's Anderson School.Below is a slideshow of the two events.
September 20, 2013
  This summer, numerous students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs are working and interning around the globe as part of UCLA Luskin's strategic plan to engage the School and its mission in international issues. The UCLA Luskin students will be sharing their thoughts on their work and their travels through a series of first person blogs.

August

August 23, 2013
Federal law gives the Justice Department better options in dealing with marijuana legalization in Colorado and the state of Washington than a complete crackdown, simple acquiescence or a policy of muddling through, according to an article by Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.