UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


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 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. 


July 26, 2013
Photo by: Jennie Warren (location: general quarters).By Jack FeuerUCLA Magazine 
July 24, 2013
By Judy LinUCLA Today What was it like to spend virtually every waking hour as Barack Obama’s personal aide, responsible for everything from keeping him on schedule to providing him with mouthwash, aspirin and the latest headline news? 
July 16, 2013
The Luskin Forum, a twice-annual publication from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is now available. The issue, which focuses on leadership, is free and can be read online by clicking here.With stories featuring current and future leaders from all three departments — Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning — the issue sports a new and advanced look that allows UCLA Luskin to cover much more than previous versions of the Forum did.
July 01, 2013
A team of researchers from UCLA Luskin and UC Berkeley's Department of City and Regional Planning has received a grant from the California Air Resources Board to explore the impact of transit-oriented development on low-income communities.
July 01, 2013
ACCESS magazine, a publication of the UC Transportation Center, has unveiled its 42nd issue.The magazine, edited by urban planning professor Donald Shoup, covers current issues in transportation policy and practice in a style designed for the general reader. The current issue includes stories on disabled parking, transit-oriented development and the efficacy of greenhouse gas regulations at the local-government level. 


June 26, 2013
Public Policy professor Randall Akee has been named to the U.S. Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.