UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 22, 2013
Last week the Public Policy department celebrated its 15-year anniversary in an evening celebration at Los Angeles City Hall.Rusty Bailey, the new Mayor of Riverside and a 1999 UCLA Luskin School graduate, was awarded as the Alumnus of the Year. The video details Bailey's award and looks at the night and ability for students and alums to network together. 
April 19, 2013
Vicky Hsu is a first-year Master of Public Policy student who ran on the cross country team while completing her undergraduate degree at MIT. The Seattle native ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing about a half-hour before two bombs changed the race forever.I was with my boyfriend, Matt, and my friend from MIT, Bonnie, and we were in the family meeting area in Copley Square. I had actually wanted to go back and watch the other runners, because people were cheering for me and I wanted to do the same.
April 18, 2013
Creating a revolving loan fund to finance clean-energy and energy-efficiency projects could dramatically increase the economic impact of Proposition 39 compared to using grants and rebates, according to a new report by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. The report was commissioned by the Los Angeles Business Council Institute.
April 17, 2013
To read an in-depth profile on Debra Duardo's amazing life story, click here.
April 15, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Drug deals, litter, Jack and the Box and freeways were common themes in Elara High School students’ drawings of their East Los Angeles community. The exercise was part of the first-ever Urban Planning Youth Empowerment Conference at UCLA on Friday, April 12. The Planners of Color for Social Equity (PCSE), a group formed by Urban Planning students, created the event and hope to continue it annually.
April 12, 2013
Established in 1997, the Senior Fellows program pairs community leaders with UCLA Luskin School students in a mentorship role. This allows the students from all three departments - Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning - an inside look at careers in the public interest.This video gives an inside look at the students and mentors who have helped shape this program.
April 12, 2013
Dr. Aurora P. Jackson, a professor of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was named to the Academic Advisory Board of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, it was announced this week.Jackson joins a group of board members who will assist in the transformaton of the Arizona safety net, advising the agency in an effort to overhaul the system of benefits, good and services that serves nearly two million people in the state.
April 08, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Taking public transportation with an energetic, rambunctious child is hard enough.Now, imagine that child has autism.The condition brings another set of challenges for caretakers, many of which are not understood.
April 04, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Despite the rigorous analysis and data research that think tanks generate to support certain policy actions, government bodies rarely heed recommendations, especially in African nations. So it speaks volumes that UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs alum Chris Odell, (Public Policy, 2011), while working for Innovations for Poverty Action, was able to provide technical assistance to the Kenyan government.