UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

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
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.