UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


April 08, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Taking public transportation with an energetic, rambunctious child is hard enough.Now, imagine that child has autism.The condition brings another set of challenges for caretakers, many of which are not understood.
April 02, 2013
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is the UCLA Luskin School's latest featured speaker in the ongoing "The Art of Leadership" video series.Deasy 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.


March 22, 2013
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.
March 15, 2013
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.
March 07, 2013
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.
March 07, 2013
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.
March 04, 2013
Leaders from three of America's largest cities shared ideas for improving education at a panel moderated by UCLA Luskin Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. last week. 
March 01, 2013
If city leaders clearly articulate a vision and pursue it in ways that rely on constant public engagement, transformational change is possible.


February 25, 2013
Urban Planning Ph.D. candidate Lee Mackey MPP '08 recently received a year-long visiting researcher position at Brazil's prestigious Getulio Vargas Foundation in their Center for International Relations. The Foundation was recently ranked as the top think tank in Latin America and among the top 25 think tanks in the world in an annual global study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.
February 21, 2013
Urban Planning Department Chair Lois Takahashi has been awarded a two-year, $430,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, titled “Examining the Geographies of Immigrant Sex Work: An Exploratory Study of HIV Risk,” supports a study to provide a better understanding of “indoor venue-based sex work” in both New York City and Los Angeles.