UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 09, 2014
One of the things UCLA Alumnus Brian Rishwain ’87 finds rewarding is getting to honor and validate students doing important work. That’s why he has given for the past five years to fund the Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award presented by the UCLA Luskin Center for Civil Society. The award recognizes two UCLA students who demonstrate an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to social justice work. 
May 08, 2014
Urban Planning ‘92 alumnus Marc Norman was recently named a Harvard Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellow. This highly prestigious fellowship, comprised of top professionals in design, entails a year-long opportunity to study and work on projects through Harvard GSD and MIT.
May 07, 2014
The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) works to recognize top leaders in the field of social work each year with the California Social Work Hall of Distinction honor. This year’s Hall of Distinction recipients include three Luskin alumni and faculty: Dr. Fernando M. Torres-Gil (professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and Director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging), Dr. Alex J.
May 06, 2014
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterUCLA Luskin student Sandeep Prasanna (JD/MPP ‘15) was recently awarded the DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship, a prestigious scholarship program for graduate students in international affairs, which traditionally has been awarded to students in East Coast institutions. Prasanna was one of 10 students nationwide to win the fellowship following a rigorous interview process.
May 05, 2014
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning professor Michael Lens recently received awards from the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) and Housing Policy Debate for his research in housing policy.

April

April 30, 2014
In a new discussion paper for the Brookings Institute/Hamilton Project by Public Policy professor Michael A. Stoll and Steven Raphael of the University of California Berkeley, suggest that there is room to reduce U.S. incarceration rates without significantly impacting crime.
April 29, 2014
A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by Social Welfare Professor Laura Abrams has gained attention by the National Association of Social Workers for its findings on juvenile offenders and rates of recidivism.
April 28, 2014
As part of a newly expanded focus on the structure and administration of digitally enabled urban environments, UCLA Luskin held a two-day conference April 24-25 titled "Who Owns the Digital City?". Scholars, entrepreneurs and activists came to campus to explore innovations and share knowledge on digitally empowered publics, tackling questions of ownership, service, participation, equity and justice in equal measure.
April 28, 2014
 by Linnea KoopmansLast Monday, I ran the Boston Marathon.  I had been looking forward to the race since I achieved a qualifying time at my last marathon in November of 2012. Having been a part of the running world for quite some time, I saw this marathon as both a landmark for my personal running accomplishments to date and also a beginning point for what I hope to be a more competitive stage of my distance running.
April 24, 2014
 Two-time UCLA Luskin Alumna Melinda Morgan (MSW '89,  PhD '98) has been named the 2014 Dr. Joseph A. Nunn Alumna of the Year by the Department of Social Welfare for her commitment to helping military families.