UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 23, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer “This is a project that started the day my daughter was born...” began Charles C. Mann, a UCLA 2014 Regents’ Lecturer and award-winning author and journalist.
May 20, 2014
Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging, was recently published as a contributing author of the book: The Upside of Aging: How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose.This book, a collaboration between renowned thought-leaders in the subject and Milken Institute President Paul H.
May 20, 2014
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterAssociate Professor of Social Welfare Bridget Freisthler recently participated as a judge for the Nation Institute of Drug Abuse’s Addiction Science award competition. She was one of three judges from UCLA who are NIDA grantees.
May 15, 2014
Autonomous vehicles are the talk of the town, especially since Google hosted its first-ever media event showcasing its “self-driving car” earlier this week. But while Google is demonstrating that the technology for autonomous cars exists, the question of liability remains.
May 12, 2014
From the White House press office:For Immediate ReleaseMay 12, 2014White House Honors “Champions of Change” for TransportationWASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, the White House will honor eleven local heroes who are “Champions of Change” for their exemplary leadership to ensure that transportation facilities, services, and jobs help individuals and their communities connect to 21st century opportunities.
May 09, 2014
One of the things UCLA Alumnus Brian Rishwain ’87 finds rewarding is getting to honor and validate students doing important work. That’s why he has given for the past five years to fund the Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award presented by the UCLA Luskin Center for Civil Society. The award recognizes two UCLA students who demonstrate an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to social justice work. 
May 08, 2014
Urban Planning ‘92 alumnus Marc Norman was recently named a Harvard Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellow. This highly prestigious fellowship, comprised of top professionals in design, entails a year-long opportunity to study and work on projects through Harvard GSD and MIT.
May 07, 2014
The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) works to recognize top leaders in the field of social work each year with the California Social Work Hall of Distinction honor. This year’s Hall of Distinction recipients include three Luskin alumni and faculty: Dr. Fernando M. Torres-Gil (professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and Director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging), Dr. Alex J.
May 06, 2014
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterUCLA Luskin student Sandeep Prasanna (JD/MPP ‘15) was recently awarded the DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship, a prestigious scholarship program for graduate students in international affairs, which traditionally has been awarded to students in East Coast institutions. Prasanna was one of 10 students nationwide to win the fellowship following a rigorous interview process.
May 05, 2014
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning professor Michael Lens recently received awards from the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) and Housing Policy Debate for his research in housing policy.