UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 20, 2009
Fifty-eight students are participating in the Senior Fellows program this year. Over the thirteen years since the program was created in 1997, more than 600 students have been matched with individual mentors for professional development.“Get them to your workplace, show them around and introduce them to your colleagues,” she urged, “make it a real high priority.”“You’re really going to enjoy this,” said Zavala, addressing the new Senior Fellows, “the time you spend is true quality time, both for the young people and in relationship with the School.”
October 20, 2009
UCLA brought together top researchers in the criminal justice field, congressional staff, a high-ranking official in the Obama administration and a California congressman for its first Rosenfield Forum in Washington, D.C., on Oct.
October 07, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC—Addressing the record incarceration rates across the U.S. and the boom in the prison population, the UCLA School of Public Affairs launched the first in a series of public discussions on critical national issues with the opening dinner of the Rosenfield Forums at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

August

August 31, 2009
The Chester Rapkin Award for the best article to appear in this year's Journal of Planning Education and Research goes to Professor Donald Shoup for "Graduated Density Zoning
August 24, 2009
Laura Abrams, associate professor of social welfare at UCLA, appeared as a guest on the Howard Gluss radio show (August 14, 2009) to discuss the barriers to successful reentry to society for juveniles in the incarceration system.
August 17, 2009
“What’s unique about this study, as compared to the many other studies that have been done about climate change, is that the request, first of all, comes from Congress, and it asks the question, what should we do? [It is] Policy-relevant advice on what should be America’s response…What is it that we really know, what is it that we’re not so sure about it?

July

July 22, 2009
The University of California Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Multi-campus Research Unit received a major grant to create a new Program for Sustainable Transport.