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.
The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach is the
busiest port in the United States and currently receives 44 percent of all cargo shipped
to our country. In 2012, this amounted to about eight million cargo units with
global trade partners including China, Japan and South Korea.
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.
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.
Equality pioneer Anita Hill is the UCLA Luskin School's latest featured speaker in the ongoing "The Art of Leadership" video series.Hill 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.
Thomas Brock, a 1992 graduate of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in Social
Welfare, actively strives towards alleviating the unique obstacles
faced in the postsecondary realm of education in the United States.
Social Welfare associate professor Laura Abrams spoke on Thursday evening about her recently released book, Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C. The book, Abrams' first, explores the complexities inherent in the United States system of juvenile corrections.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa focuses on a topic that is important to all involved at UCLA Luskin: leadership.Prior to speaking at the latest Luskin Lecture Series, Villaraigosa took some time to discuss his thoughts on leadership, advice he would have given himself and what to expect from future leaders.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy made an impassioned case for improving public education in Los Angeles at the latest UCLA Luskin Lecture Series event on Wednesday night.
The event – coming the day after city elections that narrowed the field of mayoral hopefuls and saw nearly $6 million in outside spending on races for three school board seats – served as a chance for Villaraigosa and Deasy to chart a course for the next administration. Villaraigosa's final term ends June 30.