UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


December 15, 2011
The Fall 2011 issue of Social Welfare's semi-annual newsletter is now available online. The newsletter includes updates on the department, faculty research and findings, as well as faculty, student and alumni accomplishments. A few of the Fall 2011 highlights include:
December 09, 2011
Allen J. Scott, Distinguished Professor in the departments of Public Policy and Geography, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Jena in Germany for "outstanding work in social science and his contributions to urban theory."Read UCLA Today storyRead more about Professor Scott
December 02, 2011
The Fall 2011 issue of Newsforum, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs magazine, was recently published and is now available online. The magazine includes updates on the school, faculty research and findings, as well as faculty, student and alumni accomplishments. The cover story “Ideas in Action” features faculty from our three departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning and their continuing work on the policy front lines.


November 29, 2011
Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has been appointed to the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ), a standing committee within the National Research Council (NRC).Kleiman, an expert on crime policy, was appointed to a two-year term beginning January 1, 2012, and is among six new members of the board approved for membership by Ralph J. Cicerone, Chairman of the national Research Council. Professor Kleiman also was recently named a National Institute of Justice Visiting Fellow.
November 28, 2011
Public Policy alumna Veronica Melvin has been named president and CEO of LA’s Promise, a nonprofit organization focusing on education, health and social outcomes for young people in South Los Angeles. Melvin, who most recently served as chief operating officer of Communities for Teaching Excellence in Los Angeles, begins her new post this month. Previously, she served as executive director of the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) for many years.
November 21, 2011
Eric Avila, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies, History and Urban Planning, recently appeared on Zócalo Public Square as a panelist to discuss the topic "How Los Angeles Created the Good Life," moderated by Tom Crow of the Institute of Fine Arts and art historian at New York University.
November 15, 2011
As part of the Los Angeles Business Council's "Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit —Building LA's Workforce," research teams from UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation and USC will release a new report indicating that while Los Angeles has a trained workforce ready to perform clean-energy solar jobs, city leaders have so far failed to enact policies that would take advantage of this resource and create employment for these
November 10, 2011
Appearing before students in the School of Public Affairs, representatives of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors shared their views of findings in a recent independent study of Californians’ overall well-being, one that presents troubling disparities in the Golden State and ideas to narrow the gap. The forum, “A Portrait of Inequality in California: How Should Nonprofits and Philanthropy Respond?” was presented on Thursday, Oct. 20, by the Center for Civil Society and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
November 02, 2011
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Social Welfare doctoral candidate Megan Holmes (MSW '08) has been selected to receive the 2012 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Doctoral Fellows Award for her dissertation proposal research titled, “Effects of Maternal Parenting Quality on the Development of Social Behavior for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence.”


October 31, 2011
Critical Planning, the student journal of the Department of Urban Planning, has issued a call for papers for volume 19, Summer 2012.  The theme for this issue is Militaristic Urbanism.  The submission deadline is Monday, January 2, 2012.