UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

March

March 21, 2013
In our latest segment in the "Did You Know?" series, we feature former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who teaches a Public Policy course at UCLA Luskin. The course, titled "Institutional Leadership and the Public Manager" is available for UCLA Luskin students during Winter quarter. Dukakis has taught at the School since 1991. 
March 20, 2013
The California Transportation Foundation released its annual awards on Wednesday, naming ACCESS Magazine, housed inside the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, as its Organization of the Year. The magazine reports on research funded by the University of California Transportation Center.
March 20, 2013
The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach is the busiest port in the United States and currently receives 44 percent of all cargo shipped to our country. In 2012, this amounted to about eight million cargo units with global trade partners including China, Japan and South Korea.
March 18, 2013
Fernando Torres-Gil, a professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will be leading a one-day symposium later this week  to focus on pressing issues related to aging. Several topics to be discussed include current and past demographic trends, issues of diversity in aging, and the implications of the aging of baby boomers and Mexican-Americans in the U.S.
March 15, 2013
Nearly two years after Meyer and Renee Luskin’s transformative gift, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will change its website URL to match the name of the School. Starting March 25, the UCLA Luskin School can be found online at luskin.ucla.edu. This new URL will be the basis for many different administrative units at UCLA that have benefitted from the generosity from Luskins.
March 13, 2013
Equality pioneer Anita Hill is the UCLA Luskin School's latest featured speaker in the ongoing "The Art of Leadership" video series.Hill speaks about the important characteristics needed to be a leader, what the future of leadership holds and gives advice that can help shape tomorrow's leaders.
March 12, 2013
Thomas Brock, a 1992 graduate of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in Social Welfare, actively strives towards alleviating the unique obstacles faced in the postsecondary realm of education in the United States.
March 11, 2013
Brad Rowe, a Master of Public Policy student, traveled to Haiti earlier this year to perform work with J/P Haitian Relief Organization. He wrote the following blog about his experience.Part 1 Just 600 Miles from Miami
March 08, 2013
Social Welfare associate professor Laura Abrams spoke on Thursday evening about her recently released book, Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C. The book, Abrams' first, explores the complexities inherent in the United States system of juvenile corrections.
March 07, 2013
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa focuses on a topic that is important to all involved at UCLA Luskin: leadership.Prior to speaking at the latest Luskin Lecture Series, Villaraigosa took some time to discuss his thoughts on leadership, advice he would have given himself and what to expect from future leaders.