UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 11, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans who use housing choice vouchers are increasingly choosing to live in the suburbs, and as that trend proceeds, metropolitan areas across the country need to work to make sure housing opportunities connect with employment, according to a new report co-authored by UCLA researchers and published by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
October 09, 2011
Marshall Wong, (MSW ’86) has been selected as the Social Worker of the Year for all of California. This honor follows his recognition as Social Worker of the Year for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Region H, this past Spring.
October 06, 2011
UCLA and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's RENEW LA County program are debuting on Oct. 6 the "Model Design Manual for Living Streets" to expand opportunities for people to bicycle and walk as part of an obesity-prevention effort.  
October 06, 2011
Environmental Health Sciences Chair, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability  (IoES) and Urban Planning Professor, Richard Jackson, MD., MPH, chaired a 14-member panel that authored a report requested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment."
October 04, 2011
Each year a distinguished group of leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors is invited to become part of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs community. Throughout the year Senior Fellows present policy briefings, guest lecture in classes, and participate in School events. 

September

September 27, 2011
As cities across California struggle with how to handle medical marijuana dispensaries and police agencies blame them for an increase in lawlessness, academics are delving into data to find out whether pot shops really do influence neighborhood crime.
September 22, 2011
The Department of Public Policy of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs seeks to recruit an economist at the assistant or associate professor level. We seek candidates in particular with interests in health economics (domestic and/or international, including, but not limited to, health disparities). We welcome applicants with expected doctorates as well as those who have already received their doctorates.
September 21, 2011
Jorja Leap, adjunct professor of social welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is featured prominently in the October issue of Los Angeles Magazine. She is one of five area residents described as “five who make a difference,” because, “Their generosity is boundless and their belief in a better world unshakable.”
September 21, 2011
  Seeking Spatial Justice,  by Urban Planning Distinguished Professor Emeritus Edward Soja,  has been awarded one of the three Honorable Mentions for the Paul Davidoff prize, one of the most prestigious honors in the academic planning field. 
September 19, 2011
Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., appeared on the Sept. 19 broadcast of CNN American Morning, commenting on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent remarks on the economy and civil unrest in England and other parts of the world.  Comments from the story: “We have not yet had unrest…I think the one thing that has made America a little different is that people always had hope, and here in California, the so-called Golden State, we thought we always had hope and now people are feeling really quite hopeless, and that is dangerous.”