From the White House press office:For Immediate ReleaseMay 12, 2014White House Honors “Champions of Change” for TransportationWASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, the White House will honor eleven local heroes who are “Champions of Change” for their exemplary leadership to ensure that transportation facilities, services, and jobs help individuals and their communities connect to 21st century opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.