UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 17, 2013
To read an in-depth profile on Debra Duardo's amazing life story, click here.
April 15, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Drug deals, litter, Jack and the Box and freeways were common themes in Elara High School students’ drawings of their East Los Angeles community. The exercise was part of the first-ever Urban Planning Youth Empowerment Conference at UCLA on Friday, April 12. The Planners of Color for Social Equity (PCSE), a group formed by Urban Planning students, created the event and hope to continue it annually.
April 12, 2013
Established in 1997, the Senior Fellows program pairs community leaders with UCLA Luskin School students in a mentorship role. This allows the students from all three departments - Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning - an inside look at careers in the public interest.This video gives an inside look at the students and mentors who have helped shape this program.
April 12, 2013
Dr. Aurora P. Jackson, a professor of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was named to the Academic Advisory Board of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, it was announced this week.Jackson joins a group of board members who will assist in the transformaton of the Arizona safety net, advising the agency in an effort to overhaul the system of benefits, good and services that serves nearly two million people in the state.
April 08, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Taking public transportation with an energetic, rambunctious child is hard enough.Now, imagine that child has autism.The condition brings another set of challenges for caretakers, many of which are not understood.
April 04, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Despite the rigorous analysis and data research that think tanks generate to support certain policy actions, government bodies rarely heed recommendations, especially in African nations. So it speaks volumes that UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs alum Chris Odell, (Public Policy, 2011), while working for Innovations for Poverty Action, was able to provide technical assistance to the Kenyan government. 
April 03, 2013
Helping the city, the state and the world. That’s how Dr. Jorja Leap views three new appointments bestowed upon her. Leap, a Social Welfare faculty member and a well-known gang expert, has recently been tapped to bring her expertise to three different avenues to help evaluate gangs in Los Angeles, the state of California, and in Glasgow, Scotland.
April 02, 2013
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is the UCLA Luskin School's latest featured speaker in the ongoing "The Art of Leadership" video series.Deasy speaks about the important characteristics needed to be a leader, what the future of leadership holds and gives advice that can help shape tomorrow's leaders.

March

March 27, 2013
Manisha Shah joined the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor of Public Policy earlier this year. Shah is a development economist whose primary research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of applied microeconomics, health, and development.