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UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

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May 14, 2013
In the midst of a raging national debate on how Americans use marijuana, a team of student researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is collecting data that could help separate marijuana fact from fiction.Led by Social Welfare professor Bridget Freisthler, the researchers are fanning out across Los Angeles to visit medical marijuana dispensaries, surveying patients and dispensary owners to learn how marijuana fits into their lives -- and how it shapes the fabric of their communities.
May 14, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterLouise McCarthy MPP ’04 is making waves in the vast sea of healthcare reform.She is currently the President & CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), where she represents the interests of L.A.-area community clinics and health centers and those they serve. 
May 10, 2013
Lindsay Miracle, a second-year Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is our latest Leader at Luskin.Miracle has done a lot in her two years as a Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She has interned in Africa, helped organize a trip to Japan and heads several groups and organizations. Watch her story below. 
May 10, 2013
On Friday, Public Policy professor Arleen Leibowitz hosted International Fellows from the National Defense University's, representing over 50 countries at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
May 09, 2013
Did you know that a group of over 20 UCLA Luskin students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments recently traveled to Japan to learn about international policy? They are the latest feature in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series. 
May 09, 2013
An audience of more than 50 supporters and advocates for the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs came together Wednesday night for the final Dean's Associates salon event of the academic year.The event — hosted at the home of UCLA Luskin Advisory Board member Michael Mahdesian UP '83 and his wife Natalie — featured a discussion on the Los Angeles mayoral election with commentary from Dean Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. and UCLA Luskin Senior Fellow Jim Newton, editor-at-large at the Los Angeles Times.
May 09, 2013
By Stan Paul When bestselling, Pulitzer Prize winning, former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith started to write his latest bestseller, his working title was “Dream at Risk.” But, as he wrote the story he realized that the so-called “American Dream,” had actually been stolen. More specifically, “Who Stole the American Dream?” became the final title of the 2012 publication.
May 07, 2013
The way that Katherine Perez-Estolano fills out her calendar, it’s a wonder that she was able to accept a high-profile seat on the High Speed Rail Authority board. In fact, when offered the position two years ago, the UCLA Luskin School graduate had to decline. “I came to the conclusion that two years ago, it wasn’t the best timing,” Perez-Estolano said. “I was starting my business and you have to contribute a good deal of your personal time and be committed” to be on the board.
May 03, 2013
Social Welfare professor Dr. Alfreda Iglehart has been teaching at UCLA Luskin since 1987. But did you know she has also run 37 marathons and 28 half-marathons? She is our latest feature subject in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series.