UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

November

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. 

October

October 30, 2014
 By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.
October 29, 2014
 You could feel the collective breath in the room hold for a brief moment as Jaime Lerner leaned in to the podium and began to speak. In his calm even tone, Lerner the acclaimed architect, urban planner, and former mayor and governor of Curitaba, Brazil and Parana State credited for fathering a type of planning that is utilized by cities worldwide, gave a short presentation that was equal parts inspirational and educational.
October 28, 2014
Charitable giving in Los Angeles County has yet to return to pre-recession levels, according to a report released today by the Center for Civil Society at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
October 24, 2014
 By Luskin Center for Innovation staffAs Internet use by children and teenagers increases, so do concerns about their online safety. Providing a safe environment requires an in-depth understanding of the types and prevalence of online risks young Internet users face, as well as the potential solutions for mitigating risks.