UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

February 14, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer “The search for home is the story of America. We cannot talk about equality without talking about that story.”That was part of the message that Anita Hill delivered at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on Thursday afternoon to an overflowing room. The event was part of an ongoing Social Welfare Speakers Series at UCLA’s Luskin School.
February 13, 2013
Last week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs brought current students and alumni together from all three of its departments – Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning – for its first-ever Career Networking Night.The purpose of the event was to connect current students with successful Luskin alums as a way to set up networks in the immediate future, and of course, post-graduation. Outside of Luskin's own online network – Luskin Online – this was the next best thing to bring fellow Luskin members together.
February 11, 2013
Each year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs holds City Hall Day where graduate students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning unite to tackle one of Los Angeles' pressing issues.This is the ninth consecutive year the program has taken place and the topic was transportation funding in L.A. Previous topics have included homelessness, housing, job creation and bringing the NFL to L.A. 
February 11, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer 
February 11, 2013
The recent failure of L.A.'s recent Measure J, which would have extended the half-cent sales tax approved in 2008 as Measure R for an additional 30 years, leaves open the question: What is the future of transportation funding in Los Angeles?
February 08, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Antonio Sanchez graduated with a masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2012 and is considered an anomaly in his neighborhood.
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.