UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

July

July 17, 2012
Chancee Martorell UP '93 has been inducted into the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn, an honor bestowed by the King of Thailand upon those who have demonstrated exceptional service to the kingdom. Martorell received her commendations in a ceremony at the Royal Thai Consulate in Los Angeles on June 29.
July 12, 2012
Visitors to UCLA Luskin's YouTube channel can now view the 2012 Commencement Ceremony in its entirety. To see L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel, Dean Franklin Gilliam, Jr., and others address the graduates and their families, view the video below. Pictures of the day's festivities are available on UCLA Luskin's Flickr page.
July 12, 2012
Professor Todd Franke has been appointed chair of the Social Welfare department, Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., announced today. His appointment is effective immediately.
July 11, 2012
Walker Wells has been awarded a 2012 Pritzker Fellowship by the The Pritzker Fund for Environment and Sustainability Education.  The fund was established to support teaching and curriculum development at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).  The fellowship will support the summer course Wells teaches on Green Urbanism.  Wells,  the Director of the Green Urbanism Program for Global Green USA, teaches a similar course in Urban Planning with Ted Bardacke during the regular academic year.
July 10, 2012
Professor Richard Jackson has been elected to honorary membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects.  This is one of the highest honors the organization may confer.  The Society promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.   A leading voice for better urban design for the sake of good health, Dr. Richard Jackson is chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA’s School of Public Health and also holds appointments in the Department of Urban Plannin
July 10, 2012
UCLA Luskin public policy student Jennifer Larr and dean Franklin Gilliam, Jr., were featured in a report on NPR's "Morning Edition" about the rise of a new generation of young Americans. Dubbed the "first globals" by pollster John Zogby, Larr and her fellow students at UCLA Luskin and elsewhere are more likely than previous generations to study abroad, volunteer in international service organizations, build personal social networks that span the globe, and live a more "globally minded" life, NPR reported.
July 05, 2012
ACCESS magazine, a publication of the UC Transportation Center, released its 40th issue at the beginning of July. The magazine, edited by urban planning professor Donald Shoup, covers current issues in transportation policy and practice in a style designed for the general reader. 

June

June 27, 2012
Ph.D./MSW candidate Sara Pilgreen is blogging from South Africa this summer, where she is living and working as an intern at the City of Johannesburg.After earning her bachelor's degree at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, Sara served as a Peace Corps volunteer on the island nation of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. She returned stateside to complete her M.A. at Teachers College, Columbia University. During her graduate studies at UCLA Luskin she interned at The Village, an agency serving mentally ill homeless adults in Long Beach.
June 22, 2012
For a Comprehensive Capstone Project, twelve UCLA Luskin Urban Planning graduate students spent two quarters under the instruction of Goetz Wolff researching the manufacturing landscape of Los Angeles, developing case studies on efforts in other cities and exploring policy areas — such as land use, workforce development, and government procurement — where changes are essential to ensuring a thriving, high-road manufacturing sector in the region. The students presented their research at USC on June 14.
June 19, 2012
Urban Planning Distinguished Professor Donald Shoup has been named an Honorary Professor of the Beijing Transportation Research Center. Shoup was presented with his certificate during a visit to China in May.  This connection between UCLA's Department of Urban Planning and the Beijing Transportation Research Center will enable students at UCLA to use the Center's extraordinary wealth of data and expertise to conduct research on transportation in China.