UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

November

November 26, 2012
Starting on Cyber Monday and lasting until Dec. 10, all UCLA Luskin School gear and apparel will be 20% off exclusively through our website.Simply follow this link – http://shop.uclastore.com/c-305-ucla-luskin.aspx – and enter the code: LUSKIN1212 before you check out to get your discount! The deal expires on Monday, Dec. 10 so be sure to take advantage of this offer now.
November 20, 2012
Note: This story appeared as a "Spotlight" on June 26, 2012Most Urban and Regional Planning students complete their degree by working on a capstone project, a rigorous group report conducted in collaboration with an external client, designed to simulate the intensity of preparing a planning report for real-world stakeholders. The capstones are a chance for students to apply their theoretical training to find solutions to challenges found across Los Angeles, and require creativity, critical thinking, leadership and a lot of work.
November 19, 2012
  The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs had over 100 members on its team for the United Way Home Walk 2012. The annual event raises money and awareness to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The UCLA Luskin team raised over $11,000, which was the most among universities and non-profits and ranked sixth overall among all affiliates at Home Walk.
November 13, 2012
  UCLA Today featured a piece on MURP student Diane Ionescu's experience working with the Motor Avenue Improvement Association to create the Palms neighborhood farmer's market.   "It definitely taught me a lot about city government and bureaucracy," she said. Read the full article   here.
November 08, 2012
Several UCLA Luskin School alumni were on ballots around the country this election year, and now that the results are in, some campaigns are celebrating.
November 02, 2012
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment jointly hosted an event on Thursday entitled “Death and Taxes,” the purpose of which was to more fully inform California voters, who bear momentous responsibility in determining the state’s future. 

October

October 25, 2012
By Ruby Bolaria, Urban Planning 2014 Today I met my senior fellow who will mentor me for this academic year. To what end remains to be seen but I was filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation nonetheless. The UCLA Luskin School’s unique Senior Fellows program was established to “connect the world of political and policy action to education for the public interest.”
October 25, 2012
UCLA Luskin School professor Michael Storper was honored earlier this month with the Sir Peter Hall Award, presented by the Regional Studies Association, recognizing his vast work in urban and regional planning.Dr. Storper, recently named UCLA Luskin's Director of International Initiatives, was given the award in a ceremony in London.
October 24, 2012
Four UCLA Luskin School alumni are running for office in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.Public policy graduates Rusty Bailey (1999), Mike Stajura (2005) and Manan Trivedi (2007) and urban planning grad Raul Bocanegra (1997) are all involved in election campaigns as the election date nears.Bailey is running for Mayor in Riverside, Calif. which is his home city. Bailey, whose website is available here, works as a teacher at Riverside Poly High and served in the Army.
October 19, 2012
Part of the attraction of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is the ability to take classes that cross three continuums – public policy, social welfare and urban planning. Being able to put into practice what was learned spanning those focuses is part of the idea behind the School's vision. But being able to put that into practice in bringing one of the biggest attractions to Los Angeles is exactly what Maria Mehranian did.