UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

February 26, 2011
by Robin HefflerAccording to Los Angeles’ economic development czar, a variety of resources are available to improve the business climate and create much-needed jobs in Los Angeles, which faces a 13 percent unemployment rate and a $350-million budget deficit next year.
February 18, 2011
Two faculty members of the Department of Social Welfare, associate professor Laura Abrams and assistant professor Bridget Freisthler, recently completed a report for the County of Los Angeles titled the "Young Offender Reentry Blueprint," which was presented at a summit on juvenile justice, "Off the Page and Into Reality: A Call to Action to Implement the Los Angeles County Blueprint for Youth and Young Adult Reentry," held in downtown Los Angeles on February 16.
February 15, 2011
Gridlock, rising fuel costs, and blighted roads are common frustrations on the tops to-do list across government agencies in the state and the country. Recent developments with plans for high-speed rail and a subway to the sea in California show government planners addressing problems to lessen congestion.
February 09, 2011
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and public policy, as a new member. He is among 68 new members and nine foreign associates chosen for this top honor this year, the NAE announced today (Feb.
February 08, 2011
by Robin HefflerA recently signed agreement between UCLA, an Indian university, and governmental officials in India will enable the School of Public Affairs’ urban planning students to work as summer interns and participate in hands-on projects at India’s leading architecture and urban planning university. Some UCLA faculty will present lectures and workshops there as well.
February 07, 2011
Students and faculty of the School of Public Affairs welcomed Meyer and Renee Luskin to their new namesake School during a school-wide reception held in the student lounge on Thursday, February 3, 2011.  In front of a crowd of 150 enthusiastic well-wishers, students in shirts emblazoned with the new name of the school unveiled a 10-foot banner celebrating the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs.
February 01, 2011
An urban planning doctoral student in Los Angeles is helping Egyptians at all levels broadcast their stories to the online world during the chaotic days of protests and rioting through the only means of communication they have left — phone land lines.   John Scott-Railton, who has done research and studied in Egypt, decided to begin tweeting and sending out audio reports directly from Egyptians via Twitter and YouTube when the Egyptian government shut down Internet and  cell phone service last Thursday.   Calling his contact

January

January 27, 2011
Todd Franke, UCLA associate professor of social welfare, has been awarded a $1 million contract to research and evaluate the effectiveness of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).