UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 09, 2013
Did you know that a group of over 20 UCLA Luskin students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments recently traveled to Japan to learn about international policy? They are the latest feature in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series. 
May 09, 2013
An audience of more than 50 supporters and advocates for the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs came together Wednesday night for the final Dean's Associates salon event of the academic year.The event — hosted at the home of UCLA Luskin Advisory Board member Michael Mahdesian UP '83 and his wife Natalie — featured a discussion on the Los Angeles mayoral election with commentary from Dean Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. and UCLA Luskin Senior Fellow Jim Newton, editor-at-large at the Los Angeles Times.
May 09, 2013
By Stan Paul When bestselling, Pulitzer Prize winning, former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith started to write his latest bestseller, his working title was “Dream at Risk.” But, as he wrote the story he realized that the so-called “American Dream,” had actually been stolen. More specifically, “Who Stole the American Dream?” became the final title of the 2012 publication.
May 07, 2013
The way that Katherine Perez-Estolano fills out her calendar, it’s a wonder that she was able to accept a high-profile seat on the High Speed Rail Authority board. In fact, when offered the position two years ago, the UCLA Luskin School graduate had to decline. “I came to the conclusion that two years ago, it wasn’t the best timing,” Perez-Estolano said. “I was starting my business and you have to contribute a good deal of your personal time and be committed” to be on the board.
May 03, 2013
Social Welfare professor Dr. Alfreda Iglehart has been teaching at UCLA Luskin since 1987. But did you know she has also run 37 marathons and 28 half-marathons? She is our latest feature subject in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series.  
May 02, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer You constantly hear of the major challenges plaguing the current U.S. healthcare system. But what you often don’t hear are the innovative strides underway to propel the country towards sustainable and improved patient-centered care. Andrea Sorensen, a 2012 Public Policy graduate of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is amidst this world of change.
May 01, 2013
As part of an evaluation team led by Westat, Inc., Social Welfare professor Laura Abrams has been awarded a three-year grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to evaluate their transition age foster youth strategy. The grant, in partnership with Westat and Hunter College, will allow Abrams to study youth transitioning out of foster care in Los Angeles and New York City. There are three key components to Abrams’ upcoming work, as illustrated in the Hilton Foundation program strategy:

April

April 30, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer How is a military man supposed to assimilate back into society following a traumatic experience abroad? UCLA senior Andrew Nicholls served eight years in the U.S. Army, including a year in Iraq, providing him with a unique perspective on the subject.
April 30, 2013
Social Welfare professor Dr. Lené Levy-Storms has received a grant from the Archstone Foundation to conduct a study titled: "Creating Caring Connections: An Interdisciplinary Intervention to Reduce Intergenerational and Intercultural Barriers to Communication among Caregivers for Persons with Dementia in Nursing Homes."