UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 29, 2013
There’s a lot of analysis surrounding the National Football League, so much so that the information at times might overshadow the game itself. With hours of pre and postgame shows, it is easy to be inundated with information breaking down almost every play from any given Sunday.
January 24, 2013
Howard Dean was the latest speaker in the Luskin Lecture Series, but before delivering his message to a packed house on Wednesday evening, the former Governor of Vermont sat down to discuss leadership in the newest video series: "The Art of Leadership."
January 24, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Wednesday evening former Vermont Governor Howard Dean spoke to a large and diverse crowd at UCLA as part of the Luskin Lecture Series. The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, brought together donors and invited guests – several of whom are currently UCLA undergraduates – at the Covel Commons on campus.
January 18, 2013
As government returns to business after the holiday season, three David Bohnett Fellows from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will be heading to Washington D.C. to attend the premiere forum for mayors and federal leaders to come together and discuss pressing issues impacting our cities and metro areas.
January 14, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UCLA $2 million to support "The Urban Turn: Collective Life in Megacities of the Pacific Rim." The three-and-a-half year project, which includes two faculty members from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will build connections between architecture, urban studies and the humanities, engaging faculty and students from across the campus in the study of contemporary issues in four of the world's most complex cities — Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and Mexico City.
January 11, 2013
A pair of alumni from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs were named to the American Planning Associations Board of Directors in California. Kurt Christiansen, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning who graduated in 1991, was named the Vice President for Conferences while Kelly Main, who received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning in 2007, was named to the California Planning Foundation.

December

December 21, 2012
Annual gifts to UCLA Luskin from alumni and friends, whether you give directly to a specific fellowship fund or to the Dean's Innovation Fund, directly impact student success. Students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments speak of the importance of these fellowships.Learn more or support UCLA Luskin 
December 21, 2012
Katie Lemmon, a 2012 Urban and Regional Planning alum of the UCLA Luskin School, has taken over the lead duties for the Los Angeles chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation.
December 19, 2012
UCLA Luskin alums Alexa Delwiche and Clare Fox are working to reshape the food landscape in Los Angeles. Both work at the newly formed Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC), which was established as the Food Policy Task Force by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2009. The LAFPC is a collaborative network in Southern California ensuring food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable.
December 18, 2012
Lee Mackey, who is currently earning his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and is a 2008 graduate of UCLA Luskin's Public Policy program, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship earlier this year.