UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


October 04, 2012
Numerous members of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led a report that could result in extensive changes throughout Los Angeles County jails. Social Welfare lecturer Miriam Krinsky, who teaches Public Policy for Children and Youth in the spring quarter at UCLA Luskin, was the executive director of the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence, leading a panel appointed by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to investigate the use of excessive force in jails.
October 03, 2012
Dr. Paavo Monkkonen returns to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs after earning his MPP here before earning his Ph.D. at Berkeley. After teaching at Hong Kong University, he is now teaching urban planning courses, specifically 208 C in Fall 2012. The course is required of all Ph.D. students who have passed their field examinations but have not yet advanced to candidacy, and all M.U.R.P. students completing their thesis capstone option.
October 02, 2012
In their own words, UCLA Luskin students describe how the School of Public Affairs has positively impacted their lives and what it meant to study at UCLA Luskin.To visit our new UCLA Luskin YouTube channel, please bookmark this link: www.youtube.com/UCLALuskin


September 28, 2012
The annual UCLA Luskin Open House took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the newly-renovated Commons area on the third floor of the Public Affairs building. The gathering was a great way for public policy, social welfare and urban planning of alumni and current students to mingle and network. Watch a video of the festivities. 


August 22, 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 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 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 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.