UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 29, 2013
We are pleased to share with you the Luskin Center’s annual newsletter, IMPACT. Now in its fifth year, the Luskin Center is undergoing exciting growth. We have formed new research partnerships, informed policies, and received several awards for our research products. We could not have done any of it without you and our other collaborators.
May 24, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer  When Urban Planning students Chelsea Richer, Benton Heimsath and Carole Turley applied for an Eisenhower fellowships they were far from sure they would actually get one.
May 22, 2013
Fred Ali, the President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14.
May 20, 2013
Public Policy student Asma Men recently went to Seattle to participate in an elite panel. This is her first person account of the adventure.“What do you think about being on a panel for an upcoming Asian and Pacific Islander symposium in Seattle?” asked Professor Paul Ong from UCLA Luskin's Urban Planning Department. I wanted to jump out of excitement, but told myself to remain calm and professional as I answered him, “Sure. What is it about?”  I was still in disbelief.
May 20, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterCharisma Acey MPP '98 UP Ph.D. '09 has been hard at work putting her knowledge to the test.After being one of the first people to graduate from UCLA’s public policy program, Acey was posted to Zimbabwe as part of Catholic Relief Services, an official international humanitarian agency in the U.S. During her stay, she was involved primarily in development work, specifically that of human rights programming, micro financing and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
May 14, 2013
In the midst of a raging national debate on how Americans use marijuana, a team of student researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is collecting data that could help separate marijuana fact from fiction.Led by Social Welfare professor Bridget Freisthler, the researchers are fanning out across Los Angeles to visit medical marijuana dispensaries, surveying patients and dispensary owners to learn how marijuana fits into their lives -- and how it shapes the fabric of their communities.
May 14, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterLouise McCarthy MPP ’04 is making waves in the vast sea of healthcare reform.She is currently the President & CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), where she represents the interests of L.A.-area community clinics and health centers and those they serve. 
May 10, 2013
Lindsay Miracle, a second-year Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is our latest Leader at Luskin.Miracle has done a lot in her two years as a Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She has interned in Africa, helped organize a trip to Japan and heads several groups and organizations. Watch her story below. 
May 10, 2013
On Friday, Public Policy professor Arleen Leibowitz hosted International Fellows from the National Defense University's, representing over 50 countries at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
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.