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UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

December

December 07, 2012
On Saturday, December 1, 135 potential applicants to the Master of Social Welfare program attended a Diversity Recruitment Fair, developed and coordinated by current UCLA Luskin Social Welfare students and the Diversity Caucus. The fair was designed to reach out to underrepresented students to provide guidance and build confidence in applying to the program.
December 06, 2012
The Winter 2013 issue of the Luskin Forum is now available to read online. Print versions of the magazine are available inside the Luskin School of Public Affairs. The bi-annual magazine features UCLA Luskin's "International Initiative" as well as numerous other feature stories and news articles about the School.
December 05, 2012
Public Policy student Brandon Dowling has been one of a select few to receive the Best and Brightest Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year, courtesy of the Millennium Momentum Foundation.Dowling, who is set to graduate from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in June, can add this honor to his already-growing résumé. The native of Palmdale, Calif. is also a Rosenfield Fellow, which is a high-level apprenticeship program at selected government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
December 04, 2012
Three students from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany are the first set of exchange students in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' Public Policy program. Tina Dankmeyer, Amani Joas and Adriana Lopez all spent the Fall 2012 quarter as UCLA Luskin students as the pioneers of this program, which falls under Luskin's "International Initiative."
December 04, 2012
Before Eugene Kim was named Vice President and Senior Planning Manager with the transportation department at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Los Angeles, he earned his Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the UCLA Luskin School in 2000. In his role as Vice President, Kim manages transportation projects with the level of specificity needed to advise engineers, synthesizing the knowledge into easily digestible reports for his clients.
December 03, 2012
Eric Morris, an Urban Planning Ph.D. alum, has been named Outstanding Student of the Year by the UC Transportation Center. 
December 03, 2012
William “Rusty” Bailey, a 1999 UCLA Luskin School graduate in Public Policy, won the November election to become Riverside’s next mayor, representing his hometown and the 12th-largest city in California.

November

November 28, 2012
Social Welfare faculty member Bridget Freisthler has received a grant from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to "support the formation of sustainable university/practice partnerships for the purpose of evaluating emerging practices or programs to inform the development of curriculum and training products for the Title IV-E stipend and child welfare training programs."
November 27, 2012
Critical PlanningUCLA Urban Planning JournalCALL FOR PAPERSThe FutureVolume 20, Fall 2013
November 27, 2012
Mental health services provided under Proposition 63 dramatically improve the quality of life for many of the enrolled 27,000 Californians while returning significant taxpayer savings, according to a new study headed by Social Welfare Department chair Todd Franke.