UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 15, 2013
Dr. Laura Abrams, a Social Welfare professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has had her first book published and it is now available for purchase.Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C, provides insight into the complexities inherent in the U.S. process of juvenile confinement.
January 15, 2013
Doreen Klee joined the Social Welfare department as a field work consultant after many successful years working in fields of gerontology and aging. Honored with numerous awards, Mrs. Klee practiced professionally at Home-SAFE Child Care of Vista del Mar, Gateways Hospital Westside Geriatric Center (a mental health outpatient treatment center), Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged and, for the last 17 years, at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.
January 14, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UCLA $2 million to support "The Urban Turn: Collective Life in Megacities of the Pacific Rim." The three-and-a-half year project, which includes two faculty members from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will build connections between architecture, urban studies and the humanities, engaging faculty and students from across the campus in the study of contemporary issues in four of the world's most complex cities — Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and Mexico City.
January 11, 2013
A pair of alumni from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs were named to the American Planning Associations Board of Directors in California. Kurt Christiansen, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning who graduated in 1991, was named the Vice President for Conferences while Kelly Main, who received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning in 2007, was named to the California Planning Foundation.
January 09, 2013
In a groundbreaking report on single-parent families, UCLA Luskin doctoral student Laurie Maldonado co-authored a comprehensive and astounding study comparing how the United States ranks worldwide versus over a dozen other high-income countries.
January 08, 2013
ACADEMIC COORDINATOR POSITION: CalSWEC Coordinator is eligible for appointment to the Academic Coordinator Series.
January 07, 2013
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., the dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will be one of the three expert panelists during the Jan. 28 Los Angeles Mayoral debate, it was announced on Monday.The debate, which is being co-hosted by NBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles and UCLA, will be held at Royce Hall on UCLA's campus. It will be broadcast live on NBC4 from 7 to 8 p.m. and continued as a webcast from 8-8:30 p.m. on www.nbcla.com.
January 04, 2013
 Every day, more and more plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can be spotted on the roads of Southern California. High gasoline prices, state zero emission vehicle programs, federal fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards, improved battery technology, and concerns over climate change and energy security have created a growing market for PEVs.

December

December 21, 2012
UCLA Luskin School Social Welfare student Betzabel Estudillo is our latest in the "Leaders at Luskin" series. Formerly an undocumented student, she is now a United States citizen and one of the main facilitators of the CIRCLE Project. See the video below for her story. 
December 21, 2012
Annual gifts to UCLA Luskin from alumni and friends, whether you give directly to a specific fellowship fund or to the Dean's Innovation Fund, directly impact student success. Students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments speak of the importance of these fellowships.Learn more or support UCLA Luskin