Foreign Service Officer Michelle G. Los Banos
will serve as UCLA’s new Diplomat in Residence for the 2014 – 2016 academic
years. She was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve as Diplomat
in Residence for Southern California and Hawaii and will be housed in the UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Banning medical marijuana dispensaries or regulating their number and density in a given city may not be sufficient to lower marijuana use if delivery services open in their place, according to UCLA research.
Public Policy professor Mark Kleiman has been named one of Politico Magazine's "Politico 50," which is the political magazine's list of the most interesting "thinkers, doers and dreamers who really matter in this age of gridlock and dysfunction."
UCLA Luskin Research Scholar Madeline Brozen has been
awarded the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship, created to help
recipients contribute to the advancement of sustainable transport and urban
Urban Planning professor Paul Ong’s latest research on the
L.A. housing market has been highlighted in the UCLA Ziman Center for Real
Estate’s monthly analyses of crucial real estate and economic issues.
Tune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday nights and
you might see Public Policy alumna Snejana
Daily (MPP ’12) building a house in post-earthquake Haiti, working on a
community center in a war-torn Colombia neighborhood, or digging water wells in
a Tanzanian village – all part of a new show called “Operation Change.”
The UCLA community is remembering longtime professor and administrator Andrea Rich, who passed away July 28. Rich played a key role in the university's 1994 Professional Schools Restructuring Initiative, which led to the creation of the Department of Public Policy and the unit that would become the Luskin School of Public Affairs.“She was a person of great integrity, strength, leadership and resilience,” founding dean Archie Kleingartner told the UCLA Newsroom. “She provided a very high level of leadership.”