UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

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.
May 10, 2012
The U.S. justice system has evolved into an authoritative regime designed to oppress communities of color, much like the Jim Crow laws of the 19th and 20th centuries, civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander argued in an impassioned address at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
May 09, 2012
Philanthopists and longtime UCLA supporters Meyer and Renee Luskin were honored with UCLA's first Fiat Lux Award at the inaugural Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership held May 2 at Royce Hall. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker.
May 08, 2012
Andrew Moncada, an undergraduate student in the Public Affairs minor, is one of three UCLA students honored recently with the 2012 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards for outstanding commitment to public service.
May 02, 2012
Fernando Torres-Gil, chair of the UCLA Department of Social Welfare, will appear in KCET’s latest feature series titled, Your Turn To Care in the May 2 (8 p.m.) broadcast. The four-part series, which was launched nationally on March 7, focuses on the emotional aspect of being a caregiver and how families are impacted.