2010-1011 academic year, the Lewis Center is supporting The Harvey Perloff
Lectures on the Future of Urban, Regional, and Planning Scholarship, organized
by the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA, in honor of planning pioneer and
long-time UCLA Dean Harvey S. Perloff. Department faculty nominated a diverse
array of urban, regional, and planning scholars to be part of this series,
ranging from preeminent senior scholars to young scholars doing cutting-edge
research. From amongst these nominations, a range of preeminent scholars have
The board of the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare has announced its list of 2011 inductees into the organization; among this select group is UCLA Social Welfare professor and chair Robert Schilling. In his research, Rob Schilling seeks to develop, adapt, and test sociobehavioral interventions designed to ameliorate social problems of low income populations.
What youth in gangs need most are adults who are present to help them work through their personal issues, and a positive attitude, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the fourth speaker in the 2010-2011 series “Gangs: Intervention Strategies to Break the Cycle of Violence.”
The Complete Streets for Los Angeles
conference, hosted by the UCLA Lewis Center, the UCLA Luskin Center for
Innovation, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health RENEW
Program on February 25th, 2011, brought together over 250
participants for a full day of presentations, discussion, and networking. UCLA
Professor J.R. DeShazo said the event, held at the Japanese American National
Museum in downtown Los Angeles, was an opportunity to discuss alternative
street designs to create better public spaces, craft a Complete Streets vision
By Lauren Appelbaum and Chris Tilly
After nearly two years of recession, the United States economy
entered a period of slow recovery in the third quarter of 2009. However,
despite seven quarters of GDP growth, jobs have just barely started to
On March 15, 2011, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Social Welfare students traveled to Long Beach to deliver the findings of a four month assessment project tasked with analyzing how collaboration and community can work together to build a strong and vibrant MacArthur Park/Whittier School Neighborhood.
On Friday, March 18, 2011, the UCLA School of Public Affairs was officially renamed the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs during a ceremony hosted by Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. and featuring remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, and UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh.
Is Barack Obama the most misunderstood president in American history? Political science professor Michael Haas thinks so. In his new book, The Aloha Zen President: How a Son of the 50th State May Revitalize America Based on 12 Multicultural Principles, Haas argues 12 multicultural principles uniquely developed in Hawai‘i are the source of President Obama’s charismatic personality and centrist political philosophy.
On February 18, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held its 7th annual School of Public Affairs Day at Los Angeles City Hall.
Hosted each year by City Controller Wendy Greuel, the annual event brings graduate students from the Departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning and Social Welfare, to downtown LA to study an urban social policy issue impacting the city of Los Angeles. This year, the topic was "How should the City of Los Angeles prioritize its renewable energy goals while creating accountability to the DWP ratepayers?"