This week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs opened
its doors to welcome the 2013-14 class of first year master’s and doctoral
students from around the country and around the world.
The three departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and
Urban Planning welcome 233 new students to the Luskin building during
orientation week, which will be highlighted by the annual Luskin Open House on
Twice in the past week, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. has discussed the importance of early childhood education with local and national leaders.Last week Gilliam led a discussion with Congressman Mark Takano and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, the Dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Then, on Monday, Gilliam moderated a panel chat with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., the Associate Dean of UCLA's Anderson School.Below is a slideshow of the two events.
In advance of Urban Planning professor Michael Storper's book talk, this interview from September 2013 may shed light on the topics covered in "Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development."
This summer, numerous students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs are working and interning around the globe as part of UCLA Luskin's strategic plan to engage the School and its mission in international issues. The UCLA Luskin students will be sharing their thoughts on their work and their travels through a series of first person blogs.
Fate, or some variation of it, has been a major part of
Cathy Oloo’s life.
It’s what has shuttled her between California and Kenya.
It’s what brought her to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. It’s what
helped her earn a prestigious scholarship, the only American — and one of just
three people worldwide — to be awarded a generous gift.
And, it’s what ties all of these things together in her
Oloo has always had ties to UCLA. Her father, Tom
Hinnebusch, has studied and taught Swahili and linguistics on campus since 1968.
The unofficial motto of the UCLA Luskin School of Public
Affairs comes from its dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. Oftentimes he says that
students and alumni from UCLA Luskin are “changing the world — one place, one
project, one person at a time.”
Joy Chen is taking on a slightly larger role in her efforts,
adding “one generation” to that refrain.
“I’m interested in changing the world, which is a carryover
from my Urban Planning days,” says Chen, a 1998 graduate of the program, “but
the way I’m changing the world is by helping women in China.”
Take a moment and think of a big city. What is one of the
first images to flash through your mind?
A landmark? A building, perhaps?
What about the way certain parts of a city take shape? What
Monday marks the beginning of a new era for Urban Planning professor Ted Bardacke. Los Angeles' new mayor, Eric Garcetti, recently named Bardacke the Deputy Director of the new Los Angeles Office of Sustainability. His role begins Aug. 19.
Government agencies and systems are extraordinarily complex and
under virtually constant demand. Yet those who manage these systems—and deliver
critical services such as emergency response, transportation, policing,
education, and the like—have few resources to draw upon as they tackle immense
management challenges, observes UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
graduate Eric S. Lee.