UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

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."
April 25, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer I know women were not born afraid, that it is a social construction, yet sometimes it can feel that way. I cannot remember a time when I felt safe at every moment. From walking through a dimly lit area, hearing catcalls while running, or riding public transit late at night, women and girls are taught to always be alert because of potential circumstances beyond our control. Frankly it is very disempowering.
April 24, 2013
Bike highways, dense walkable cities and a policy focus on improving the quality of life are lessons two UCLA Luskin School students learned while on exchange programs in Europe.  Eric Johnson and India Brookover, both Masters of Urban Planning students, spent the Fall quarter at Sciences Po in Paris and Hertie School of Governance Berlin respectively. In all, six UCLA Luskin students studied abroad in Paris and Berlin during the Fall term: Brookover, Johnson, and Public Policy students Yang Chen, Jared Erwin, Huatian Li and Lingxi Liu.