UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 02, 2014
By Stan Paul New York has long been known for its colorful language, distinctive regional accents and even its own definition of time: the proverbial “New York minute.”

September

September 29, 2014
Fall quarter has begun and staff and faculty at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs are welcoming groups of new students to the Public Policy, Urban Planningand Social Welfare programs.
September 22, 2014
 Foreign Service Officer Michelle G. Los Banos will serve as UCLA’s new Diplomat in Residence for the 2014 – 2016 academic years. She was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve as Diplomat in Residence for Southern California and Hawaii and will be housed in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. 

August

August 05, 2014
 Urban Planning professor Paul Ong’s latest research on the L.A. housing market has been highlighted in the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate’s monthly analyses of crucial real estate and economic issues.

July

July 30, 2014
The UCLA community is remembering longtime professor and administrator Andrea Rich, who passed away July 28. Rich played a key role in the university's 1994 Professional Schools Restructuring Initiative, which led to the creation of the Department of Public Policy and the unit that would become the Luskin School of Public Affairs.“She was a person of great integrity, strength, leadership and resilience,” founding dean Archie Kleingartner told the UCLA Newsroom. “She provided a very high level of leadership.”
July 24, 2014
 “All of the recent research demonstrates that you get better education, teaching and research with diverse working groups,” said Christine Littleton, UCLA’s Vice Provost for Faculty & Diversity Development. 
July 10, 2014
 Urban Planning professor Michael Storper has made Thomson Reuters’ list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014.
July 01, 2014
Urban Planning students Valerie Coleman and Aaron Ordower have been named Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows, a program offered through the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. UCLA Anderson School of Business MBA student Neil Doshi is the third recipient of the award. 

June

June 26, 2014
 Urban Planning assistant professor Paavo Monkkonen and Public Policy assistant professor Randall Akee have been named 2014-15 Hellman Fellows for demonstrating a capacity for great distinction in their research. There are eleven recipients of the award in total.