UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

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.

April

April 30, 2012
The UCLA MURP Program has just been granted re-accreditation for seven years -- the maximum term possible -- in recognition of our "exemplary record."  The MURP program is now accredited through December 31, 2019.
April 30, 2012
JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez (MSW  ’88, Ph.D. ’90) adjunct professor of Social Welfare, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Council on Gerontology (CCGG).  The award recognizes outstanding achievements in geriatrics and gerontology. Awardees exemplify leadership in academic scholarship, education, policy, research, and practice, while contributing to the future of older adults.
April 27, 2012
Alice (Laughlin) Kitchen, (MSW ’72) is among 10 “Champions of Change” honored recently by the White House for dedication to improving access to health care. The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities.
April 23, 2012
If it is built, the proposed 72,000-seat Farmers Field stadium in downtown Los Angeles will bring many benefits but also major traffic congestion. Despite an optimistic estimate that 20% of patrons will ride public transit on a weekday, and 15% on weekends, the project's environmental impact report says almost 20,000 cars will also arrive for events there.
April 23, 2012
JR DeShazo, associate professor of public policy and urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, commented in the April 23 edition of the Los Angeles Times ("Solar Power Producers Hesitate to Embrace New DWP Program"). DeShazo, who is also director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, was quoted on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s feed-in-tariff solar program, a program designed to let producers of solar power reduce their energy costs.