UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

December

December 12, 2014
 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.
December 11, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer 
December 10, 2014
 The Fall 2014 issue of ACCESS magazine is hot off of the press and now available to view at the brand-new ACCESS website,accessmagazine.org. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the latest issue: Phantom Trips Adam Millard-Ball
December 09, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer 
December 05, 2014
In 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW ’70 was a 16-year-old student at a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional, he volunteered to be one of the first black students to enroll at Little Rock High School, a decision with impact that is still being felt today.
December 03, 2014
 Greater availability of alcohol is associated with a higher proportion of alcohol-related suicides, especially among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new study by UCLA professor Mark Kaplan. Using data from the National Violent Death Reporting System and compiling density data from state alcohol licensing agencies in 14 U.S. states, Kaplan and his co-researchers discovered positive associations between both on-premise and off-premise alcohol outlet density and the presence of alcohol in people who committed suicide.
December 02, 2014
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writer A Luskin alumna and current doctoral student have each recently been awarded prestigious awards for research and demonstration of good work.
December 02, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer  Diego Cardoso (MAUP ’87) recalls being perplexed by his father’s photographs, which captured every day objects in his home in Ecuador. He would wonder why his father didn’t choose to photograph more beautiful images of things like the sunsets in Ecuador instead. Since then, Cardoso’s work in the arts and in urban planning has led him to understand the beauty in every day sights, which he now illustrates in his own photography and paintings.

November

November 26, 2014
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer  Social Welfare professor Ian Holloway, with the help of some UCLA Luskin students, is leading a research project called the Healthy Selfie project, which aims to find ways mobile phones can be used to improve healthcare, particularly for young gay men.
November 18, 2014
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer