UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

December

December 03, 2014
 Greater availability of alcohol is associated with a higher proportion of alcohol-related suicides, especially among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new study by UCLA professor Mark Kaplan. Using data from the National Violent Death Reporting System and compiling density data from state alcohol licensing agencies in 14 U.S. states, Kaplan and his co-researchers discovered positive associations between both on-premise and off-premise alcohol outlet density and the presence of alcohol in people who committed suicide.
December 02, 2014
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writer A Luskin alumna and current doctoral student have each recently been awarded prestigious awards for research and demonstration of good work.
December 02, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer  Diego Cardoso (MAUP ’87) recalls being perplexed by his father’s photographs, which captured every day objects in his home in Ecuador. He would wonder why his father didn’t choose to photograph more beautiful images of things like the sunsets in Ecuador instead. Since then, Cardoso’s work in the arts and in urban planning has led him to understand the beauty in every day sights, which he now illustrates in his own photography and paintings.

November

November 26, 2014
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer  Social Welfare professor Ian Holloway, with the help of some UCLA Luskin students, is leading a research project called the Healthy Selfie project, which aims to find ways mobile phones can be used to improve healthcare, particularly for young gay men.
November 18, 2014
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer 
November 10, 2014
By Stan Paul Researcher Kathryn Edin has long been known for her groundbreaking work on poverty and the lives of women and men in American inner-city neighborhoods. Her qualitative work in communities has gone beyond the numbers – and easy assumptions --  to the heart of issues that evade answers by mere quantitative means.
November 10, 2014
Today Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new, industry-leading energy efficiency commitment for the city’s utility, with the goal informed by a new UCLA study addressing the economic and employment benefits of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) energy efficiency programs.
November 06, 2014
Two separate books by Social Welfare faculty members have been honored in the competition for the Society for Social Work and Research’s inaugural “Outstanding Social Work Book Award.”
November 05, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights projects that aid underserved populations, the Luskin School of Public Affairs hosted two recent events where panelists discussed how organizations can contribute to a solution to homelessness in the Los Angeles region. Panelists included representatives of local organizations and of the UCLA community committed to changing the lives of those in chronic homelessness.
November 03, 2014
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writerDr. Susanna Hecht, professor of Urban Planning, has been honored as the winner of this year's Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American Environmental History.