UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


January 14, 2014
An article by Social Welfare professor Laura Abrams has been named the best article of 2013 to be published in the academic journal Social Service Review. Abrams’ article, “Juvenile Justice at a Crossroads: Science, Evidence, and Twenty-First Century Reform,” was selected as the winner of the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize, named for a University of Chicago professor of social service administration. The award carries with it a $1,000 honorarium.
January 13, 2014
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will present remarks and participate in a public discussion hosted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  Prior to her address, presented as part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series, Albright will receive the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor, from former UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale. 
January 08, 2014
By Adeney ZoStudent WriterThe bridge between a university and the working world can be a difficult one to navigate — while some students quickly satisfying employment in their field of interest, others take time discovering a suitable career. For 2011 Urban Planning alumnus Omari Fuller, graduation entailed a bit of self-discovery and experimentation before he found his current career.


December 19, 2013
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer  "I was a victim, I became a survivor, and now I'm an advocate for women, minorities, and social justice,” Iczel Santizo, a 2010 Master of Public Policy alumna, summarizes about her life’s experiences.
December 13, 2013
To usher in the new year, the winter edition of the Luskin Forum — the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' bi-annual magazine — is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the School. In the summer of 1994 the School of Public Affairs officially opened its doors, combining the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning. This issue kicks off the celebration of 20 years of Public Affairs at UCLA.
December 09, 2013
Marian Wright Edelman, who delivered a stirring speech and call to action during her Luskin Lecture Series event, focuses on a topic that is important to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs: leadership.The video series features some of the nation's foremost leaders and captures their thoughts on the importance of leadership. Edelman speaks about the characteristics needed from leaders, who influenced her and what advice she'd give to her younger self.
December 06, 2013
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer Marian Wright Edelman, the second speaker in the 2013-14 UCLA Luskin Lecture Series, delivered a stirring call to action to the community members, city leaders, educators and students who had gathered to hear her speak on Wednesday.
December 03, 2013
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer Jennifer Larr grew up in Orange County, graduated with a Master of Public Policy from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, and today calls the Southland home. However, it was the time she spent in places far removed from Southern California’s sun-drenched beaches that made her the woman she is today.
December 03, 2013
Los Angeles County has a rare opportunity to make sweeping and necessary improvements to the way it rehabilitates incarcerated youth as it moves forward with a project to replace Camp Vernon J. Kilpatrick in Malibu with a modern probation camp model that is less prison-like and more therapeutic, according to a new policy brief from the Children’s Defense Fund-California and UCLA Luskin.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized the urgent need for reform and voted last week to speed up the timeline for the probation camp replacement project.


November 26, 2013
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer Recent Public Policy graduate Matt Levin and his research co-author Sarah Bohn visited the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs last week to present data and conclusions from the 2011 California Poverty Measure.