UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

June

June 06, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer How would you use $100,000 to shape the future of Los Angeles?My LA2050 challenged Angelenos to submit their most innovative and creative ways to tackle Los Angeles’ biggest problems and gave 10 winners $100,000 to make it happen. An impressive number of UCLA Luskin School alumni made the list.
June 05, 2013
On Tuesday evening, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held an event to launch Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht's new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha.Hecht, who was preceeded onstage by Brazilian Consul General Bruno Rísios Bath, spoke to a full room about her book and then signed copies and spoke with guests during a reception. For more information about Hecht's new book, see the Q&A she did with UCLA Luskin.

May

May 31, 2013
On Tuesday, June 4 the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will host a book release and signing for Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht to debut her new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha. 
May 30, 2013
Did you know that there are currently three students earning dual UCLA Luskin degrees in Public Policy and Social Welfare? While there are others who are earning dual degrees between Luskin and other UCLA departments, this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" focuses on those who are working double duty inside the School of Public Affairs. 
May 29, 2013
We are pleased to share with you the Luskin Center’s annual newsletter, IMPACT. Now in its fourth year, the Luskin Center is undergoing exciting growth. We have formed new research partnerships, informed policies, and received several awards for our research products. We could not have done any of it without you and our other collaborators.
May 24, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer  When Urban Planning students Chelsea Richer, Benton Heimsath and Carole Turley applied for an Eisenhower fellowships they were far from sure they would actually get one.
May 22, 2013
Fred Ali, the President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14.
May 20, 2013
Public Policy student Asma Men recently went to Seattle to participate in an elite panel. This is her first person account of the adventure.“What do you think about being on a panel for an upcoming Asian and Pacific Islander symposium in Seattle?” asked Professor Paul Ong from UCLA Luskin's Urban Planning Department. I wanted to jump out of excitement, but told myself to remain calm and professional as I answered him, “Sure. What is it about?”  I was still in disbelief.
May 20, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterCharisma Acey MPP '98 UP Ph.D. '09 has been hard at work putting her knowledge to the test.After being one of the first people to graduate from UCLA’s public policy program, Acey was posted to Zimbabwe as part of Catholic Relief Services, an official international humanitarian agency in the U.S. During her stay, she was involved primarily in development work, specifically that of human rights programming, micro financing and prevention of HIV/AIDS.