UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 07, 2010
By Minne Ho / March 7, 2010 The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the Los Angeles Business Council has publically released the report, “Designing an Effective Feed-in Tariff for Greater Los Angeles.” The report was unveiled yesterday at the Los Angeles Business Council’s Sustainability Summit, attended by hundreds of the city’s elected officials and business, nonprofit, and civic leaders. Click the link below to download the pdf of the full report. J.R.

March

March 31, 2010
Dean Frank Gilliam joined a UCLA Magazine roundtable hosted by Chancellor Gene Block and moderated by Dean Judy Olian to discuss the hard realities of the budget cuts on UCLA. Gilliam spoke of the effects the cuts have already had on graduate and professional education, and the severe break the cuts are making with the original master plan for higher education half a century ago.  The following are excerpted passages:
March 30, 2010
On March 15, Stuart Kirk, Professor and former Department Chair, presented an invited paper, " Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the Illusion of Progress in Psychiatric Diagnosis" at an inter-disciplinary symposia at the University of Brussels. On April 26, he will give the Gerald Seabury Memorial Lecture, entitled "Science and politics in the evolution of DSM," at the UC-Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. We have learned that Professor Kirk was selected to become a Fellow in the newly established American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (http://www.aaswsw.org/).
March 24, 2010
 Professor Mark Peterson of the Department of Public Policy provided analysis of the historic passage of the week's health care reform bill; he was featured on "Midmorning" with Kerri Miller on Minnesota Public Radio (along with David Drucker, staff writer for Roll Call; and Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women).The following is an excerpt from the hour-long program:
March 24, 2010
The School of Public Affairs congratulates Professor Amy Zegart on her recent appointment to the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (IAA) external advisory board. In this role, she will provide advice and assistance to the FBI IAA to advance the interests of the FBI’s intelligence analysts in an effort to increase our national security.
March 22, 2010
Luskin Center's J.R. DeShazo interviewed on 89.3, KPCC, to discuss the benefits and possibilities of a forthcomming study regarding feed-in tariffs. Combined with the Los Angeles Business Council, DeShazo has pushed the idea to Los Angeles City Officials, environmental leaders, and others to encourage feed-in tariffs as a method for creating renewable energy funding.
March 15, 2010
J.R. DeShazo, the director UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation, has long studied how governments can promote and help implement environmentally friendly energy policies. Now, his recent research on solar energy incentive programs, conducted with Luskin Center research project manager Ryan Matulka and other colleagues at UCLA, has become the basis for a new energy policy introduced by the city of Los Angeles. On Monday, March 15, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced an ambitious program to move the city's energy grid toward renewable energy sources over the next decade.

February

February 25, 2010
  Enrollment for Summer Sessions is up and running on URSA.   Students are encouraged to take advantage of the relaxed summer atmosphere and opportunity to enroll in the following Urban Planning classes. Session A -- 6 weeks ( Jun 20 - Jul 29 )
February 22, 2010
Eighteen students in from across all three graduate programs traveled to Los Angeles City Hall on Feb. 19 to examine whether privatizing the Los Angeles Zoo would be beneficial to public constituents and save the city money as it faces unprecedented budget shortfalls.