UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

March

March 26, 2012
A UCLA research team led by Todd Franke, associate professor of social welfare in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has been awarded $500,000 to evaluate the impact of the Bloom project (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men) by the California Community foundation. The goal of BLOOM is to redirect Black male youth (ages 14-18) involved with the Los Angeles County probation system toward a path that produces improved education and employment opportunities.
March 23, 2012
Nobuko Goto will never forget the obliteration of towns and villages in northeastern Japan when the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 changed lives forever. Back then, as a section chief for the Housing Department for the national government of Japan, she scrambled to find emergency housing for survivors suddenly left homeless.
March 20, 2012
On May 2, 2012, former U.S. President Bill Clinton will deliver the inaugural Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The 42nd President will speak on “Embracing our Common Humanity.”
March 19, 2012
Professor of Urban Planning, Susanna Hecht, has co-authored an article in the April 2012 issue of National Geographic Magazine titled, “Where Slaves Ruled,” on Quilombos, or hidden societies of escaped slaves in Brazil in the era of slavery.
March 15, 2012
San Francisco, one of a number of U.S. urban centers notorious for it’s limited street parking, is putting the ideas of UCLA Luskin Urban Planning Professor Donald Shoup to the test, the New York Times reported.
March 13, 2012
Madeline Wander (MURP ’12) has been selected by the Board of Regents of the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 20th annual Eno Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, to be held June 3-7, will provide a first-hand look at how transportation policy is developed and implemented. Wander will meet with top government officials, leaders of associations, and members of Congress and their staff.
March 12, 2012
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, joined an international group of scholars this month in Japan at the one-year memorial of the country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster of last March. Gilliam traveled to Tohoku University, a Japanese national university in Sendai, to attend the Forum for International Research Collaboration, the first step toward international research and collaboration in the field of disaster sciences. Reflecting on his visit to Japan, Dean Gilliam wrote the following:  
March 05, 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. The four-part series, which will be launched nationally on March 7, focuses on the emotional aspect of being a caregiver and how families are impacted.