The annual UCLA Luskin School's "Transit Tour" gave students the opportunity to hit the streets of Los Angeles and learn some of the ins and outs of the city.Using public transportation to get along, the group toured City Hall and other important parts of downtown while also hearing from Deputy Mayor Romel Pascual, the Green LA Coalition, Los Angeles Walks and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership among others.Check out the video that captures the day.
Feminist author and activist Gloria Steinem visited UCLA Sunday evening for an event titled "Women's Bodies, Women's Votes." The talk covered women's reproductive rights in the context of the 2012 presidential election.Following the talk, Steinem and guests attended a reception on the UCLA Luskin third floor terrace, where Board of Advisors chair Susan F. Rice spoke in tribute to Steinem's work.
While many who have worked, or do their work, inside the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs have made a great impact on the city of Los Angeles – and in other places around the world – two people associated with the School were recently honored by a pair of L.A. publications.
Numerous members of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
led a report that could result in extensive changes throughout Los Angeles
Social Welfare lecturer Miriam Krinsky, who teaches Public Policy for
Children and Youth in the spring quarter at UCLA Luskin, was the executive
director of the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence, leading a panel
appointed by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to investigate the use of
excessive force in jails.
Dr. Paavo Monkkonen returns to the UCLA Luskin School
of Public Affairs after earning his MPP here before earning his Ph.D. at
Berkeley. After teaching at Hong Kong University, he is now teaching urban
planning courses, specifically 208 C in Fall 2012. The course is required of
all Ph.D. students who have passed their field examinations but have not yet
advanced to candidacy, and all M.U.R.P. students completing their thesis
Members of the new 2012-13 UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs board of advisors met in a newly refurbished conference room at the school on Tuesday morning to discuss the School's strategic plan and initiatives for the upcoming school year.
In their own words, UCLA Luskin students describe how the School of Public Affairs has positively impacted their lives and what it meant to study at UCLA Luskin.To visit our new UCLA Luskin YouTube channel, please bookmark this link: www.youtube.com/UCLALuskin
The annual UCLA Luskin Open House took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the newly-renovated Commons area on the third floor of the Public Affairs building. The gathering was a great way for public policy, social welfare and urban planning of alumni and current students to mingle and network. Watch a video of the festivities.
Young girls in foster care in Los Angeles are vulnerable to exploitation as sex workers and have little hope of support from a criminal justice system that treats victims of sexual abuse as criminals.
That was the message delivered at a lunchtime forum at UCLA Luskin Thursday by a juvenile court judge and staffers from the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services that are leading a pilot program to give the girls the services they need.
Cities such as New York and San Francisco are
developing living spaces that are about the size of a mini storage unit or parking space (200 to 300 square feet) for residents
willing to pare down to the bare essentials. Associate Professor Vinit Mukhija comments on this trend on MSNBC news: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49171798/