by Linnea KoopmansLast Monday, I ran the Boston
Marathon. I had been looking forward to
the race since I achieved a qualifying time at my last marathon in November of
2012. Having been a part of the running
world for quite some time, I saw this marathon as both a landmark for my
personal running accomplishments to date and also a beginning point for what I
hope to be a more competitive stage of my distance running.
Two-time UCLA Luskin Alumna Melinda Morgan (MSW '89, PhD '98)
has been named the 2014 Dr. Joseph A. Nunn Alumna of the Year by the Department
of Social Welfare for her commitment to helping military families.
From April 24-25, 2014, UCLA Luskin will host a conference titled “Who Owns the Digital City?” The conference occurs at the outset of a larger focus at the School on emerging public policy issues in an increasingly digitally interconnected world.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterJoan Ling MA UP ’82 has been named 2014 Alumna of the Year by
the department of Urban Planning. Ling currently works as a real estate advisor
and policy analyst in urban planning.
As a child, Ling developed a passion for carpentry and
building that later inspired her to pursue a career in urban planning.
Lee Mackey, a doctoral candidate in Urban Planning, has been awarded a research grant from the BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) for his research on the rise of Brazilian agro-industrial firms in Latin America. BICAS is a new global research initiative composed of researchers hailing from the ‘BRICS’ countries of Brazil, China and South Africa that works across the fields of political economy, political ecology and political sociology to understand the ‘BRICS‘ and their implications for global agrarian transformations at a variety of emerging scales.
By Bill KisliukMarjorie Eloise Lund Crump, who did significant work in
public service and entrepreneurship and who, together with her husband Ralph, was
a major supporter of UCLA, died of natural causes on April 1 at her home in
Trumbull, Conn. She was 89.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning student Jadie Wasilco’s passion for affordable housing issues has earned her a Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellowship, a new program offered through the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
A new study co-authored by professor and chair of Urban Planning Evelyn Blumenberg is getting some play in
the media for its unique, and possibly controversial, findings concerning
automobile access for low-income households.