UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 21, 2014
By Stan PaulWhy are so many Americans in prison? This is the question asked in the title of a recently published book by the policy scholars Michael Stoll and Steven Raphael. They discussed the question this past week at a lunchtime talk hosted UCLA Luskin’s Department of Public Policy.
January 17, 2014
Donald Shoup, distinguished professor of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin, has become the nation’s oft-quoted, go-to expert on parking. He was recently named one of the world's Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UBM Future Cities. The author of “The High Cost of Free Parking,” Shoup has inspired a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for on-street parking and remove off-street parking requirements.
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

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.