UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

June

June 21, 2010
  by Kristine Breese Well, there’s a reason it’s called “social work.”  That’s what a few dozen master’s of social welfare (MSW) students from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs learned during a recent trip to Sacramento.  They headed north to participate in the annual “Lobby Days” effort organized and supported by the state and local chapters of the National Association of Social Workers. 
June 21, 2010
Four big California public employee unions -- including firefighters and highway patrol officers -- would roll back their pensions under a deal struck this week with the governor. The compromise comes at a time when public sector unions are increasingly under pressure to make sacrifices to help state and local governments balance their budgets.  KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny hosted Professor Daniel J.B.
June 16, 2010
With a personal anecdote from UCLA legend John Wooden, Mayor Kevin Johnson delivered remarks to the MPP, MSW, MA, and PhD students of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, "When I think about social welfare, urban planning, and public policy, we speak the same language," remarked the Sacramento mayor, philanthropist, and former NBA star-turned-entrepreneur.  "What you are doing and what you have decided to do with your life is so purposeful already, and I am one to say that it is going to get better."
June 14, 2010
For more than a decade, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)’s annual conference has brought together criminal justice scholars, policymakers, and practitioners at the local, state and federal levels to share the most recent findings from research and technology at its annual conference in Arlington, VA.
June 04, 2010
The spring 2010 issue of the new UCLA School of Public Affairs magazine, Newsforum, is now available. 
June 01, 2010
May 26, 2010 By Alison Hewitt
June 01, 2010
May 17, 2010 By Cynthia Lee. Green power. Solar energy incentives. Renewable energy. Smart water systems. Planning for climate change. Clean tech in L.A. For the next three years, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation has set an ambitious goal to produce research that will help Los Angeles and state and federal agencies reach the Holy Grail of environmental sustainability. Five Luskin scholars are working on initiatives that could change how residents, businesses, industries and government meet the challenge of living more sustainably.

May

May 14, 2010
 by Alison Hewitt, UCLA Today