UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

August

August 30, 2011
  To local foundation leader Sushma Raman, the power of public policy to influence positive social change is no secret. Nor is the power of a dollar to multiply many times over in benefits to communities when invested in policy advocacy.
August 16, 2011
In the August 10 edition of UCLA News Week, professor of public policy Mark Kleiman talks about his new book Drugs and Drug Policy, and shares his thoughts on why rethinking drug policy could lead to lower drug use and drug-related crime.
August 16, 2011
 Professor Gary Orfield, who holds a primary faculty appointment in Education and a secondary faculty appointment in Urban Planning, was featured in a recent issue of UCLA Today.
August 15, 2011
POSITION: Associate Director of MSW Education is eligible for appointment to the Academic Coordinator series.

July

July 28, 2011
With notices blaring from freeways and media outlets to "stay home," Angelenos took note of the 405 closure dubbed "Carmageddon."  This temporary closure of a portion of the 405 freeway between the 10 and 101 freeways caught the attention of not only locals but the nation as whole.  Slighted to be a comedic bit of conversation to some, Carmageddon reignited the discussion on projects to freeway infrastructure, highlighting 1950s designs, funding issues, and growing transportation demands.  Many shared notable undertakings such as Boston's Big Dig or the Bay Bridge sectional r
July 20, 2011
The UCLA Department of Social Welfare is searching for at least two tenure-track faculty to join a distinguished Department with a 60 year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. We expect to recruit additional faculty over the next several years.

June

June 30, 2011
On June 21, Dean Frank Gilliam met with 15 members of a Nigerian delegation from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies of Nigeria who are participating in a study tour of the United States addressing issues related to managing Nigeria's pluralism for peace and national development. Gilliam discussed dimensions of pluralism, ethno-religious diversity and challenges of nation building, and federalism and resource management for development, among other issues.
June 23, 2011
A new report from the National Research Council examines major policies that could save energy and reduce emissions from the U.S. transportation sector over the next 20 to 50 years.