UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 25, 2012
David Tran MPP/MD (2014), is the lead author of a new study indicating that online social networking sights may trigger relapse in adolescents in substance abuse treatment programs.
May 25, 2012
UCLA Luskin students and faculty gathered Thursday to celebrate one of the school's signature attributes: UCLA Luskin’s Annual Fellowship Reception to honor donors and celebrate the achievements of more than 100 fellowship students. At a reception drawing more than 100 guests, students mingled with donors – including the school's benefactors, Meyer and Renee Luskin – and shared stories of their achievements and scholarly ambitions.
May 23, 2012
L.A. City Controller and UCLA alumna Wendy Greuel will address graduating students in social welfare, urban planning and public policy at UCLA Luskin's 2012 Commencement Ceremony. In announcing the event, Dean Frank Gilliam, Jr., called Greuel "a champion for public policy issues including public health initiatives, school reform programs, crime reduction measures, public transportation, and efforts to rebuild the city’s infrastructure."
May 21, 2012
Brian Taylor, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the Lewis Center and a professor of Urban Planning, was featured prominently in a UCLA Today story on what has come to be known as "The Rampture" -- major reconstruction of on- and off-ramps at Wilshire Boulevard and the 405 Freeway.
May 16, 2012
Jermaine Green’s extensive military service in the Army spanned decades spent in precarious hotspots around the world — Iraq, Afghanistan and the region decimated by Hurricane Katrina. While he made it safely through all that, the veteran couldn’t combat the recessionary forces he found when he came home to Los Angeles.
May 15, 2012
By Ayala Ben-Yehuda and Colleen Callahan As battery technology improves and vehicle makers introduce new products, cities are becoming the testing grounds for how and when consumers will get on board with electric mobility options. 
May 11, 2012
Mei-Po Kwan, distinguished professor of social and behavior sciences at The Ohio State University, delivered this year’s Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation on May 10 at the Luskin School. Kwan discussed the notion of time and its implications for transportation in her lecture “What About Time in Transportation and Health Research?”
May 11, 2012
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs hosted "Children in Poverty: Improving the Quality of Life in Los Angeles County," a forum for scholars and practitioners to explore community factors contributing to child poverty.
May 11, 2012
A UCLA urban planning professor who devises strategies to turn characterless, unappealing urban streets and sidewalks into inviting, pedestrian-friendly environments is hoping to bring downtown L.A. its first active-recreation parklet.A parklet — a micro-park created along urban streets from underutilized strips of roadway, on-street parking spaces and traffic triangles — can be as simple as a wooden platform, built over three parking spaces, on which umbrella tables, chairs and planters suddenly appear. 
May 11, 2012
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Department of Social Welfare chair Fernando Torres-Gil to a key post in his administration. Torres-Gilis is being reappointed to the National Council on Disability, where he will serve as vice chair. He is a professor of social welfare and public policy and chair of the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin. He is also the director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging.