The winter 2015 edition of the Luskin Forum, titled “Engaging Multiple Perspectives,” is all about the diverse spectrum of ideas and research which have brought the Luskin to its present standing and continue to advance the school’s development and impact.
This winter and spring quarter, UCLA Luskin will host a series of skill-building workshops, career talks and networking events to prepare students for success in the working world. Some of the main highlights in the series of events include “LA County: Challenges and Opportunities,” featuring high-level speakers like Governor Brown’s director of economic development, and a career fair for students to “speed network” with alumni and professionals.
Since 2012, Mexico has been working on an ambitious
structural reform agenda across various sectors to boost the country’s
competitiveness and economic growth. Housing and urban policy is considered a
priority within this reform agenda as authorities are hoping to reduce a
housing deficit that affects roughly 31% of Mexican households.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Aaron Ordower, a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in the Luskin School was awarded the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a highly competitive and merit based award, by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.
In November, UCLA Luskin Professor and Marjorie Crump
Chair in Social Welfare David Cohen
was quoted in an ongoing investigative series by the San Jose Mercury News and
Bay Area News Group on psychiatric drugs and foster youth.
development scholar Ananya Roy will lead a new institute examining inequality
and democracy at UCLA Luskin as its inaugural director, Dean Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., announced today. Roy’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Urban Planning lecturer Stephen Commins was part of a team of researchers that wrote the World Bank’s new World Development Report for 2015, Mind, Society and Behavior, published on Dec. 4.