UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

November

November 08, 2012
Several UCLA Luskin School alumni were on ballots around the country this election year, and now that the results are in, some campaigns are celebrating.
November 07, 2012
California voters have approved Proposition 39: the California Clean Energy Jobs Act and its implementation will be supported by Luskin Center research. The Luskin Center partnered with the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Institute to evaluate program design options for Prop 39 funds and other efforts to spur energy efficiency and local renewable energy investments in California.
November 05, 2012
Social welfare field faculty member Michelle Talley has worked with some of the victims of human trafficking and in September put on the first of three forums at the Luskin School on human trafficking.
November 02, 2012
The butterflies should have dissipated long ago. After all, the first day of high school was at least eight years ago. The first day of college was at least four years prior. Everyone should have been through the “What do I wear on the first day of school?” routine long ago. This was real business. This was the rest of your life. This was supposed to be a coagulation of professionals and like-minded students, many of whom were well into adulthood.
November 02, 2012
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment jointly hosted an event on Thursday entitled “Death and Taxes,” the purpose of which was to more fully inform California voters, who bear momentous responsibility in determining the state’s future. 

October

October 30, 2012
Last week, the UCLA Luskin School's social welfare department conducted its annual tour of Los Angeles' Skid Row – one of the largest stable homeless population in the United States.The department has been organizing the tour for 10 years and it allows students the opportunity to tour shelters and interact with the homeless in anticipation for some of their work following graduation.  
October 26, 2012
The Luskin Center presents Pathways to Environmental Justice: Advancing a Framework for Evaluation.
October 25, 2012
By Ruby Bolaria, Urban Planning 2014 Today I met my senior fellow who will mentor me for this academic year. To what end remains to be seen but I was filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation nonetheless. The UCLA Luskin School’s unique Senior Fellows program was established to “connect the world of political and policy action to education for the public interest.”
October 25, 2012
UCLA Luskin School professor Michael Storper was honored earlier this month with the Sir Peter Hall Award, presented by the Regional Studies Association, recognizing his vast work in urban and regional planning.Dr. Storper, recently named UCLA Luskin's Director of International Initiatives, was given the award in a ceremony in London.
October 24, 2012
Four UCLA Luskin School alumni are running for office in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.Public policy graduates Rusty Bailey (1999), Mike Stajura (2005) and Manan Trivedi (2007) and urban planning grad Raul Bocanegra (1997) are all involved in election campaigns as the election date nears.Bailey is running for Mayor in Riverside, Calif. which is his home city. Bailey, whose website is available here, works as a teacher at Riverside Poly High and served in the Army.