By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership
Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in
the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerUrban Planning alumnus Jonathan Pacheco Bell will be leading
a professional etiquette workshop on Oct. 20 for UCLA Luskin students seeking
to make themselves more competitive in the job market.
By Sarah Rothbard/Zocalo Public SquareThis year, GQ called downtown Los Angeles “America’s next great city” and “the cool capital of America.” The New York Times included downtown on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2014.” At a “Thinking L.A.” event copresented by UCLA and Zocalo Public Square at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Avenue, a panel of people who have developed, designed, lived, worked and played downtown discussed whether downtown actually lives up to this (admittedly East Coast) hype.
UCLA Luskin’s Department of Urban Planning
has been ranked
No. 4 in North America, according to the latest
survey of the nation’s top graduate programs in urban planning by Los
Angeles-based planning and development network Planetizen.
Veteran journalist and author Jim Newton will join the faculty and staff of UCLA in a new role designed to deepen UCLA’s ties to the civic life of Los Angeles and the region.Newton, is best known for his 25-year career at the Los Angeles Times, where he spent time as a reporter, editor, bureau chief, editorial page editor and columnist.
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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.