UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 19, 2013
Vicky Hsu is a first-year Master of Public Policy student who ran on the cross country team while completing her undergraduate degree at MIT. The Seattle native ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing about a half-hour before two bombs changed the race forever.I was with my boyfriend, Matt, and my friend from MIT, Bonnie, and we were in the family meeting area in Copley Square. I had actually wanted to go back and watch the other runners, because people were cheering for me and I wanted to do the same.
April 12, 2013
Established in 1997, the Senior Fellows program pairs community leaders with UCLA Luskin School students in a mentorship role. This allows the students from all three departments - Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning - an inside look at careers in the public interest.This video gives an inside look at the students and mentors who have helped shape this program.
April 04, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Despite the rigorous analysis and data research that think tanks generate to support certain policy actions, government bodies rarely heed recommendations, especially in African nations. So it speaks volumes that UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs alum Chris Odell, (Public Policy, 2011), while working for Innovations for Poverty Action, was able to provide technical assistance to the Kenyan government. 
April 02, 2013
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is the UCLA Luskin School's latest featured speaker in the ongoing "The Art of Leadership" video series.Deasy speaks about the important characteristics needed to be a leader, what the future of leadership holds and gives advice that can help shape tomorrow's leaders.

March

March 27, 2013
Manisha Shah joined the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor of Public Policy earlier this year. Shah is a development economist whose primary research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of applied microeconomics, health, and development.
March 26, 2013
Brad Rowe is a Master of Public Policy student, graduating in June. An actor and an activist, Rowe received a Rosenfield Fellowship and is working at United Way Los Angeles. Rowe, an accomplished actor who has been in over 70 film and television titles, traveled to Haiti to work with the J/P Haitian Relief Organization in 2013. He has also directed and produce documentaries that have featured Bill Clinton, Condeleezza Rice, Bill Gates and many others.  
March 22, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer “What kind of America do you want?” This was the question posed by A. Barry Rand at the latest UCLA Luskin Lecture Series event. Rand is the CEO of AARP, the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals over the age of 50.
March 21, 2013
In our latest segment in the "Did You Know?" series, we feature former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who teaches a Public Policy course at UCLA Luskin. The course, titled "Institutional Leadership and the Public Manager" is available for UCLA Luskin students during Winter quarter. Dukakis has taught at the School since 1991. 
March 18, 2013
Fernando Torres-Gil, a professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will be leading a one-day symposium later this week  to focus on pressing issues related to aging. Several topics to be discussed include current and past demographic trends, issues of diversity in aging, and the implications of the aging of baby boomers and Mexican-Americans in the U.S.
March 15, 2013
Nearly two years after Meyer and Renee Luskin’s transformative gift, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will change its website URL to match the name of the School. Starting March 25, the UCLA Luskin School can be found online at luskin.ucla.edu. This new URL will be the basis for many different administrative units at UCLA that have benefitted from the generosity from Luskins.