UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 27, 2011
Meyer and Renee Luskin and Frank Gilliam discuss the philanthropic impact of the $100 million gift to UCLA with Dave Lopez from KCAL9/CBS2 and John Gregory of KABC7.Dave Lopez Talks To Couple Who Gifted UCLA With $100 MillionKCAL9/CBS2 pm broadcast
January 26, 2011
A $50 million gift from two generous UCLA alumni has now set the stage for a transformation of the UCLA School of Public Affairs.  In recognition of this tremendous investment, the School will be re-named The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, effective March 18, 2011.
January 19, 2011
On Jan. 13, James C. (Buddy) Howell spoke at UCLA as part of "GANGS: Strategies to Break the Cycle of Violence," a 2010-2011 speaker series at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. The series addresses gang issues—both in Los Angeles and on a national scale—with special focus on current knowledge of gang operations, intervention strategies, effective support services and policy recommendations.
January 12, 2011
The American Planning Association (APA) has selected Urban Planning Alumnus Alvaro Huerta to receive the 2011 National Planning Achievement Award for Advancing Diversity & Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff. The award honors a project, group or individual for promoting diversity or demonstrating a sustained social commitment to advocacy within the planning field. The award honors the late APA member, Paul Davidoff, for his contributions to the planning field.
January 12, 2011
 For the 11th time in the past fourteen years, a UCLA Urban Planning student has won an award for the best transportation policy and planning master’s project, thesis, or dissertation from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) in Washington, DC. The CUTC (http://cutc.tamu.edu) was established in 1979 as the umbrella organization representing more than 70 major transportation research centers and institutes in the United States.
January 06, 2011
Public Policy Professor Mark Kleiman was recently featured on NPR to discuss new figures showing a "spectacularly dramatic" drop in homicide rates in both Los Angeles and nationwide. Speculation behind these numbers consider an increase in officers, gang crackdowns, neighborhood initiatives, socio-economic changes, and policing strategies.
January 06, 2011
Associate professor of public policy Andrew Sabl recently wrote a strategy memo that was published in The Democratic Strategist, a journal of public opinion and political strategy.In the piece, Sabl puts forward the idea that "Obama cannot be an activist, an organizer and a legislator at the same time. He is right to redefine himself but has not successfully made one coherent role his own."Read the complete article.

December

December 07, 2010
The fall/winter 2011 issue of the new UCLA School of Public Affairs magazine, Newsforum, is now available in print and online.

November

November 30, 2010
Most Los Angeles nonprofit organizations continue to struggle with declining revenue and increased demand, and there's no end in sight, according to a new report released by the Center for Civil Society at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.
November 18, 2010
Civil rights attorney and gang intervention strategist Connie Rice doesn’t mince words to describe her philosophy on social change and crime prevention, “I expect action,” she told the crowd of nearly 150 students, faculty, and visitors at UCLA, “and if I don’t get action, I’ll sue you.”