UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 25, 2012
UCLA Luskin School professor Michael Storper was honored earlier this month with the Sir Peter Hall Award, presented by the Regional Studies Association, recognizing his vast work in urban and regional planning.Dr. Storper, recently named UCLA Luskin's Director of International Initiatives, was given the award in a ceremony in London.
October 24, 2012
Four UCLA Luskin School alumni are running for office in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.Public policy graduates Rusty Bailey (1999), Mike Stajura (2005) and Manan Trivedi (2007) and urban planning grad Raul Bocanegra (1997) are all involved in election campaigns as the election date nears.Bailey is running for Mayor in Riverside, Calif. which is his home city. Bailey, whose website is available here, works as a teacher at Riverside Poly High and served in the Army.
October 19, 2012
Part of the attraction of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is the ability to take classes that cross three continuums – public policy, social welfare and urban planning. Being able to put into practice what was learned spanning those focuses is part of the idea behind the School's vision. But being able to put that into practice in bringing one of the biggest attractions to Los Angeles is exactly what Maria Mehranian did.
October 18, 2012
The first Luskin Lecture Series of the 2012-13 school year took place on Wednesday night at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles."Sea Change or More of the Same?" featured four political experts speaking about the upcoming presidential election and more.With UCLA Luskin dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. leading a panel discussion that had writers Adam Nagourney from the New York Times, Mark Barabak from the Los Angeles Times and Val Zavala from KCET, along with politics expert Dan Schnur from USC, the event drew a large audience and rave reviews.
October 16, 2012
The Department of Social Welfare is searching for two faculty to join a distinguished Department with a 60 year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. UCLA is consistently ranked near the top of research universities in the nation and world. We anticipate recruiting additional faculty over the next several years. This year we are particularly interested in recruiting at the mid-career level (from senior assistant to recent full professors). The Department's priority areas for faculty recruitment include:
October 15, 2012
Dr. Ian Holloway joined the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor in Social Welfare prior to the Fall 2012 quarter after earning dual masters degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University and earning his doctorate in social work from the University of Southern California.
October 12, 2012
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., is organizing a UCLA Luskin team for the United Way’s Annual “HomeWalk”, a 5K Walk/Run to End Homelessness, on the morning of Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Exposition Park. Joining Dean Gilliam in leading the team are: Erica Quintana, MPP ’13, Brad Rowe, MPP ’13, Ian Bohannon, MSW ’13 and Jacki Murdock, MURP ’13.
October 12, 2012
On Tuesday evening, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to an intimate gathering at the Fowler Museum on UCLA’s campus, titled “California: Getting Back to Business.” The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School’s Dean’s Associates program, brought together donors and invited guests. To learn about how to become part of the Dean’s Associate program, please click here.
October 11, 2012
There’s no book, no guide, no smart phone app. Among the plethora of “For Dummies” books, and amid the thousands of apps, including one that allows you to grow a chia pet on your computer’s dashboard, there was still a void. And that left Diana Ionescu without a road map. Her only option was the old-school standby: “trial and error.”
October 10, 2012
Recent Public Policy graduate Karissa Yee wasted little time in making a big splash at her new job. Yee, who earned a master’s of public policy in 2011, helped the Los Angeles Unified School District receive a grant that could total $50 million over the next five years. The San Francisco native, who is a program and policy development specialist at LAUSD, helped write the proposal for the grant which will help provide support and development opportunities for teachers at high need schools.