UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

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.
June 11, 2011
On Friday, June 10, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held its annual commencement ceremony at UCLA Royce Hall. Students from the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning were recognized for their academic achievements, as well as being the first graduating class of the newly named UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs. U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, provided the event's main address. Event Recap

May

May 23, 2011
Recent governmental efforts to limit undocumented immigrants’ rights echo earlier attempts to do the same, while violating Constitutional guarantees and national values and sending a “dehumanizing” message, according to a prominent civil-rights attorney.
May 18, 2011
Documentary filmmaker Larry Adelman opened his remarks on a panel about health inequalities by emphasizing why the subject matters for him personally. The issue is “not just that the rich on average will live more than six years longer in the United States than the poor,” he said. “Even middle-class white folks like me can expect to die two to three years sooner than the affluent. So this is about all of us, not just about the poor.”
May 12, 2011
WASHINGTON — Warning that the risk of dangerous climate change impacts is growing with every ton of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, a National Research Council committee today reiterated the pressing need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare to adapt to its impacts. The nation's options for responding to the risks posed by climate change are analyzed in a new report and the final volume in America's Climate Choices, a series of studies requested by Congress.
May 10, 2011
According to two new policy briefs from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the majority of state residents likely to be eligible for federally mandated health insurance coverage initiatives in California in 2014 are also those who may be least likely to excessively use costly health services: men, singles and those of working age.