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.
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.
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.”
“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.
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.
Urban Planning assistant professor Paavo Monkkonen and Public Policy assistant professor Randall Akee have been
Hellman Fellows for demonstrating a capacity for great distinction in their research. There are eleven recipients of the award in total.
Intriligator, a professor of economics, political science and public policy at
UCLA who played an influential role in the establishment of the School of
Public Affairs, died on June 23 after a three-year battle with melanoma.
“All of us at UCLA Luskin are
saddened by Mike’s passing,” Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., said. “He was the
kind of faculty colleague every dean hopes for: thoughtful, courteous, inquisitive,
and immensely dedicated to his field of inquiry. My colleagues and I will miss
Urban Planning professors Vinit Mukhija and Anastasia
Loukaitou-Sideris have a new book out this month called “The Informal American City:
Beyond Taco Trucks and Day Labor”, and it aims to challenge how planners
and policy makers think about informal urbanism.