UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

March

March 20, 2014
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation will bring together leaders in government, nonprofits, academia and industry March 21 for a workshop designed to help disadvantaged communities take a leading role in fighting climate change.
March 19, 2014
Students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning are taking their shows on the road this Spring Break.In pursuit of independently organized projects, groups of students will travel to Detroit, Mexico City and Tokyo. The trips are designed to encourage a broader understanding of issues of urbanization, governance, policy and social service.
March 18, 2014
Greg Pierce, a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Planning, was selected as the sole UCLA representative to attend the Second Annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative Forum in Manila this month. Upon his return to the states, he shared this postcard of his experience in the city, which is still recovering from a major typhoon that struck in 2013.
March 18, 2014
Nathalie Rayes MPP '99 has been named 2014 Alumna of the Year by the Department of Public Policy for her exemplary public service, philanthropy, and professional achievement.
March 11, 2014
Three years after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, students from all three departments have produced an anthology of personal reflection and academic analysis of the disaster's impact on the community.
March 05, 2014
On Friday, Feb. 28, 24 students from all of UCLA Luskin's academic departments traveled to City Hall for a day of briefings and interviews on the topic of "Can green technology help drive L.A.'s economy?". The students gained experience in what it takes to make government work, and the city leaders benefited from the students' new ideas and inspiration.Follow the action through the Storify thread below. 
March 03, 2014
New research from a team led by Public Policy research professor Arleen Leibowitz shows that local health jurisdictions were able to maintain HIV testing near to pre-recession levels despite a substantial reduction in funding during California's budget 2009 crisis. 

February

February 26, 2014
By Stan PaulFrom President Obama and the Pope to venture capitalists and billionaires, “everyone is talking about inequality,” said Northeastern University professor Barry Bluestone in his Feb. 25 talk at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. “This is new,” he added.
February 24, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer Learning can come in many forms, including class lectures, discussions and research, but the first Global Public Affairs salon aimed to combine these forms into one engaging multi-departmental, student-faculty discussion.
February 24, 2014
Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht has published a new book. "The Social Lives of Forests," co-edited by Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison of the University of Chicago and Christine Padoch of the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, will be released in early March.With 28 chapters in five parts, the book takes a comprehensive look at humanity's multidimensional relationships with forests and woodlands. From the publisher: