UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

February 21, 2013
Urban Planning Department Chair Lois Takahashi has been awarded a two-year, $430,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, titled “Examining the Geographies of Immigrant Sex Work: An Exploratory Study of HIV Risk,” supports a study to provide a better understanding of “indoor venue-based sex work” in both New York City and Los Angeles. 
February 20, 2013
Social Welfare field faculty member Michelle Talley has spent this academic year coordinating a series of seminars and special events to help educate the UCLA Luskin community on the problem of sex trafficking in Los Angeles County's foster-care system.Michelle discusses her experience and her work in the following Q-and-A.
February 20, 2013
In the years just before and during the Great Recession, long-range moves declined but there was a jump in moving locally, according to a research brief by Michael A. Stoll, chair of the Department of Public Policy. 
February 15, 2013
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis has been teaching at UCLA since 1991. In our ongoing "The Art of Leadership" series, Dukakis speaks about leadership today, who he admired as a leader when he was younger and developing the leaders of tomorrow.For more on leadership at UCLA Luskin, please visit our initiative page, titled "Developing Tomorrow's Leaders" or get involved with our "Leadership Training Programs."
February 14, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer “The search for home is the story of America. We cannot talk about equality without talking about that story.”That was part of the message that Anita Hill delivered at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on Thursday afternoon to an overflowing room. The event was part of an ongoing Social Welfare Speakers Series at UCLA’s Luskin School.
February 13, 2013
Last week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs brought current students and alumni together from all three of its departments – Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning – for its first-ever Career Networking Night.The purpose of the event was to connect current students with successful Luskin alums as a way to set up networks in the immediate future, and of course, post-graduation. Outside of Luskin's own online network – Luskin Online – this was the next best thing to bring fellow Luskin members together.
February 11, 2013
Each year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs holds City Hall Day where graduate students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning unite to tackle one of Los Angeles' pressing issues.This is the ninth consecutive year the program has taken place and the topic was transportation funding in L.A. Previous topics have included homelessness, housing, job creation and bringing the NFL to L.A. 
February 11, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer 
February 11, 2013
The recent failure of L.A.'s recent Measure J, which would have extended the half-cent sales tax approved in 2008 as Measure R for an additional 30 years, leaves open the question: What is the future of transportation funding in Los Angeles?
February 08, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Antonio Sanchez graduated with a masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2012 and is considered an anomaly in his neighborhood.