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UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

December

December 04, 2012
Three students from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany are the first set of exchange students in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' Public Policy program. Tina Dankmeyer, Amani Joas and Adriana Lopez all spent the Fall 2012 quarter as UCLA Luskin students as the pioneers of this program, which falls under Luskin's "International Initiative."
December 04, 2012
Before Eugene Kim was named Vice President and Senior Planning Manager with the transportation department at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Los Angeles, he earned his Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the UCLA Luskin School in 2000. In his role as Vice President, Kim manages transportation projects with the level of specificity needed to advise engineers, synthesizing the knowledge into easily digestible reports for his clients.
December 03, 2012
Eric Morris, an Urban Planning Ph.D. alum, has been named Outstanding Student of the Year by the UC Transportation Center. 
December 03, 2012
William “Rusty” Bailey, a 1999 UCLA Luskin School graduate in Public Policy, won the November election to become Riverside’s next mayor, representing his hometown and the 12th-largest city in California.

November

November 28, 2012
Social Welfare faculty member Bridget Freisthler has received a grant from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to "support the formation of sustainable university/practice partnerships for the purpose of evaluating emerging practices or programs to inform the development of curriculum and training products for the Title IV-E stipend and child welfare training programs."
November 27, 2012
Critical PlanningUCLA Urban Planning JournalCALL FOR PAPERSThe FutureVolume 20, Fall 2013
November 27, 2012
Mental health services provided under Proposition 63 dramatically improve the quality of life for many of the enrolled 27,000 Californians while returning significant taxpayer savings, according to a new study headed by Social Welfare Department chair Todd Franke.
November 26, 2012
Starting on Cyber Monday and lasting until Dec. 10, all UCLA Luskin School gear and apparel will be 20% off exclusively through our website.Simply follow this link – http://shop.uclastore.com/c-305-ucla-luskin.aspx – and enter the code: LUSKIN1212 before you check out to get your discount! The deal expires on Monday, Dec. 10 so be sure to take advantage of this offer now.
November 20, 2012
Note: This story appeared as a "Spotlight" on Oct. 22, 2009by Kristine BreeseFor Bohnett Fellow Frank Lopez, economic development isn’t just important or interesting—it’s personal.
November 20, 2012
Note: This story appeared as a "Spotlight" on June 26, 2012Most Urban and Regional Planning students complete their degree by working on a capstone project, a rigorous group report conducted in collaboration with an external client, designed to simulate the intensity of preparing a planning report for real-world stakeholders. The capstones are a chance for students to apply their theoretical training to find solutions to challenges found across Los Angeles, and require creativity, critical thinking, leadership and a lot of work.