UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 25, 2010
By Robin Heffler As part of a School of Public Affairs effort to explore social justice issues and their relevance to students’ future careers, some 170 students, faculty, and community members recently viewed a film and engaged in a lively discussion about the legacy of slavery and racism in the U.S.
January 21, 2010
The country’s leading researchers on climate change came to Westwood recently to give the public a chance to learn a
January 20, 2010
Recently returning from the international conference in Copenhagen on climate change, two public policy students, Alexa Engleman (JD/MPP) and Dustin Maghamfar (JD/MPP) along with four of their Law School classmates were commended by the Los Angeles City Council for their work in developing recommendations for the City of Los Angeles.  These recommendations will be used in the City's advocacy initiatives for state and national legislation to reduce global warming. As reported in the Daily Bruin:
January 19, 2010
In a move that enhances UCLA’s civic engagement while consolidating university resources, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation—devoted to applied research and policy development relevant to the needs of Los Angeles—has recently become a new addition to the UCLA School of Public Affairs under the leadership of Dean Franklin Gilliam.
January 13, 2010
An alarmingly high number of Los Angeles County workers at the bottom of the labor market are the victims of "wage theft" and other workplace violations by employers, who on average deprive workers of 12.5 percent of their weekly paycheck, according to a study released today, Jan. 6, by three researchers with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UCLA.

November

November 02, 2009
By Robin HefflerOn Friday, October 23, the UCLA Center for Civil Society in the UCLA School of Public Affairs released a report detailing the mixed impact of the current economic downturn on the local non-profit sector, delivering its findings in person to 185 representatives of non-profit organizations in the greater Los Angeles area, and receiving their immediate feedback.

October

October 21, 2009
Jorja Leap, adjunct associate professor of social welfare, appeared as a guest on the Howard Gluss radio show to discuss the factors that lead to young people joining gangs.
October 21, 2009
He's organized a hunger strike for gardeners but he's also written children's stories. He's an accomplished academic but also a passionate activist who in 2005 was honored with the Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award for creating the Gardener Leadership Development Project. Alvaro Huerta '03, M.A. '06 is the face of the new America, bridging the gap between scholarship and social activism, bringing to both the insights and perspective of a son of Mexican immigrants.
October 21, 2009
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, a professor of urban planning and a scholar of urban design and urban history, has researched the uses of all kinds of public spaces, from parks to plazas. Now she and her former Ph.D. student, Renia Ehrenfeucht, have tackled a most pedestrian subject, the lowly urban sidewalk.
October 21, 2009
When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton University Press, October, 2009) by Mark A. R. Kleiman, professor of public policy