UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 12, 2012
On Tuesday evening, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to an intimate gathering at the Fowler Museum on UCLA’s campus, titled “California: Getting Back to Business.” The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School’s Dean’s Associates program, brought together donors and invited guests. To learn about how to become part of the Dean’s Associate program, please click here.
October 11, 2012
There’s no book, no guide, no smart phone app. Among the plethora of “For Dummies” books, and amid the thousands of apps, including one that allows you to grow a chia pet on your computer’s dashboard, there was still a void. And that left Diana Ionescu without a road map. Her only option was the old-school standby: “trial and error.”
October 10, 2012
Recent Public Policy graduate Karissa Yee wasted little time in making a big splash at her new job. Yee, who earned a master’s of public policy in 2011, helped the Los Angeles Unified School District receive a grant that could total $50 million over the next five years. The San Francisco native, who is a program and policy development specialist at LAUSD, helped write the proposal for the grant which will help provide support and development opportunities for teachers at high need schools.
October 09, 2012
In a new segment on our YouTube channel, we will highlight the "Leaders at Luskin" to allow faculty, staff and students to tell their stories and bring their voices to the School and it's mission.The first video features the new chair of the Social Welfare department, Dr. Todd Franke. Visit our YouTube page at: youtube.com/UCLALuskin for all of our videos and be sure to subscribe for updates.
October 09, 2012
The annual UCLA Luskin School's "Transit Tour" gave students the opportunity to hit the streets of Los Angeles and learn some of the ins and outs of the city.Using public transportation to get along, the group toured City Hall and other important parts of downtown while also hearing from Deputy Mayor Romel Pascual, the Green LA Coalition, Los Angeles Walks and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership among others.Check out the video that captures the day.
October 08, 2012
Feminist author and activist Gloria Steinem visited UCLA Sunday evening for an event titled "Women's Bodies, Women's Votes." The talk covered women's reproductive rights in the context of the 2012 presidential election.Following the talk, Steinem and guests attended a reception on the UCLA Luskin third floor terrace, where Board of Advisors chair Susan F. Rice spoke in tribute to Steinem's work.
October 05, 2012
While many who have worked, or do their work, inside the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs have made a great impact on the city of Los Angeles – and in other places around the world – two people associated with the School were recently honored by a pair of L.A. publications.
October 04, 2012
Numerous members of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led a report that could result in extensive changes throughout Los Angeles County jails. Social Welfare lecturer Miriam Krinsky, who teaches Public Policy for Children and Youth in the spring quarter at UCLA Luskin, was the executive director of the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence, leading a panel appointed by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to investigate the use of excessive force in jails.
October 03, 2012
Dr. Paavo Monkkonen returns to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs after earning his MPP here before earning his Ph.D. at Berkeley. After teaching at Hong Kong University, he is now teaching urban planning courses, specifically 208 C in Fall 2012. The course is required of all Ph.D. students who have passed their field examinations but have not yet advanced to candidacy, and all M.U.R.P. students completing their thesis capstone option.
October 03, 2012
Members of the new 2012-13 UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs board of advisors met in a newly refurbished conference room at the school on Tuesday morning to discuss the School's strategic plan and initiatives for the upcoming school year.