UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 20, 2010
by Cynthia LeeThe City of Los Angeles is facing its most difficult fiscal challenge in 80 years, said Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti.
April 15, 2010
The Department of Social Welfare invites candidates to apply for the position of Director of the IUC (Inter-University Consortium) Program:
April 15, 2010
Urban Planning Professor Randy Crane has been selected as the Editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA).   The journal will be housed at UCLA for five years beginning October 1, 2010.
April 14, 2010
 The Center for Community Partnerships has announced the winners of the first Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award:   Urban Planning doctoral students Ava Bromberg and John Scott-Railton were recognized for their outstanding contributions to community based social entrepreneurship, serving the community in ground-breaking ways.
April 14, 2010
The School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients of David Bohnett Fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year:
April 08, 2010
Luskin Center Director, J.R. DeShazo will be on "Which Way LA?" with Warren Olney on 89.9 KCRW at 7:27pm tonight, Thursday, April 8, 2010. During this week's dispute over rate hikes demanded for the Department of Water and Power, City Council members compared Mayor Mayor Villaraigosa to Alice in Wonderland.
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/).