UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 16, 2015
This winter and spring quarter, UCLA Luskin will host a series of skill-building workshops, career talks and networking events to prepare students for success in the working world. Some of the main highlights in the series of events include “LA County: Challenges and Opportunities,” featuring high-level speakers like Governor Brown’s director of economic development, and a career fair for students to “speed network” with alumni and professionals.
January 12, 2015
 Since 2012, Mexico has been working on an ambitious structural reform agenda across various sectors to boost the country’s competitiveness and economic growth. Housing and urban policy is considered a priority within this reform agenda as authorities are hoping to reduce a housing deficit that affects roughly 31% of Mexican households.

December

December 15, 2014
 International development scholar Ananya Roy will lead a new institute examining inequality and democracy at UCLA Luskin as its inaugural director, Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., announced today. Roy’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
December 12, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Urban Planning lecturer Stephen Commins was part of a team of researchers that wrote the World Bank’s new World Development Report for 2015, Mind, Society and Behavior, published on Dec. 4.
December 09, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer 
December 05, 2014
In 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW ’70 was a 16-year-old student at a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional, he volunteered to be one of the first black students to enroll at Little Rock High School, a decision with impact that is still being felt today.
December 02, 2014
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writer A Luskin alumna and current doctoral student have each recently been awarded prestigious awards for research and demonstration of good work.
December 02, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer  Diego Cardoso (MAUP ’87) recalls being perplexed by his father’s photographs, which captured every day objects in his home in Ecuador. He would wonder why his father didn’t choose to photograph more beautiful images of things like the sunsets in Ecuador instead. Since then, Cardoso’s work in the arts and in urban planning has led him to understand the beauty in every day sights, which he now illustrates in his own photography and paintings.

November

November 05, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights projects that aid underserved populations, the Luskin School of Public Affairs hosted two recent events where panelists discussed how organizations can contribute to a solution to homelessness in the Los Angeles region. Panelists included representatives of local organizations and of the UCLA community committed to changing the lives of those in chronic homelessness.
November 03, 2014
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writerDr. Susanna Hecht, professor of Urban Planning, has been honored as the winner of this year's Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American Environmental History.