UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

February 07, 2013
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, two "parklets," or micro urban parks, were officially opened in downtown Los Angeles and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs had a hand in creating the new spaces.“This parklet is the first in the nation that is an active recreation parklet,” said Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, associate dean of the UCLA Luskin School, who spoke at the ceremony. The parklet features bike equipment and a foosball table along with seating and vegetation.
February 04, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Los Angeles: universally recognized as a hub of technological innovation, entertainment and creativity. But with this reputation come a slew of negative perceptions. The vision of Los Angeles as an urban metropolis is often associated with cynical perceptions of unsustainability, disorganization and inefficient transportation. Which image of L.A. is closer to reality?
February 01, 2013
Michael Fleming teaches "Nonprofit Sector, State & Civil Society" at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Fleming's class is listed across all three departments -- Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning.In this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" we dig into the ways this class can help students think more creatively about the role of philanthropic organizations in today's civil society. 

January

January 31, 2013
"Do not email potential employers bragging about your unparalleled skills and warn them on a missed opportunity. Be confident and describe how you would be a good fit with the position and organization. Above all, grow your network!" This may sound like common sense, but the panelists at the Environment and Clean Technology career panel discussion, held earlier this week at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said they were surprised the advice is not followed more often.
January 29, 2013
On Monday night, UCLA played host to the Los Angeles Mayoral Debate, which was broadcast live on NBC4 and KPCC-FM.
January 29, 2013
There’s a lot of analysis surrounding the National Football League, so much so that the information at times might overshadow the game itself. With hours of pre and postgame shows, it is easy to be inundated with information breaking down almost every play from any given Sunday.
January 29, 2013
By Anna MillerMaster of Social Welfare, 2013 Social work with the military community cuts across all areas of focus, including school social work, medical social work, mental health, gerontology, and so much more. Furthermore, surveys show that more than 70 percent of service members, veterans, and their families live in the community, not in isolation, so it is imperative that there is greater awareness of the challenges the military community faces and more training for social workers to effectively respond to this community's needs.
January 28, 2013
Sara Pilgreen departed her Oregon home nearly a decade ago to play volleyball at Hawaii Hilo. After a record-setting career she toured the world, worked in the Peace Corps, earned a Master's degree at Columbia and then ended up at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.Working toward her masters of Social Welfare and her Ph.D., Pilgreen has been a part of the Senior Fellows program and interned in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is our latest in the "Leaders at Luskin" video series.
January 24, 2013
Howard Dean was the latest speaker in the Luskin Lecture Series, but before delivering his message to a packed house on Wednesday evening, the former Governor of Vermont sat down to discuss leadership in the newest video series: "The Art of Leadership."
January 24, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Wednesday evening former Vermont Governor Howard Dean spoke to a large and diverse crowd at UCLA as part of the Luskin Lecture Series. The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, brought together donors and invited guests – several of whom are currently UCLA undergraduates – at the Covel Commons on campus.