School of Public Affairs Welcomes Luskin Center for Innovation

School of Public Affairs Welcomes Luskin Center for Innovation

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Tue, 01/19/2010 - 1:24pm

In a move that enhances UCLA’s civic engagement while consolidating university resources, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation—devoted to applied research and policy development relevant to the needs of Los Angeles—has recently become a new addition to the UCLA School of Public Affairs under the leadership of Dean Franklin Gilliam.

"Moving the Luskin Center to the School of Public Affairs advances UCLA’s efforts to increase the quality, visibility and coordination of research related to civic engagement," states executive vice chancellor and provost Scott Waugh in an announcement to the University community, "We also are strengthening opportunities for students to participate in such research."

J. R. DeShazo, associate professor of public policy, is appointed as the director of the Luskin Center, which focuses on the theme of addressing "pollution in L.A."

In a move that enhances UCLA’s civic engagement while consolidating university resources, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation—devoted to applied research and policy development relevant to the needs of Los Angeles—has recently become a new addition to the UCLA School of Public Affairs under the leadership of Dean Franklin Gilliam.