Tune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday nights and
you might see Public Policy alumna Snejana
Daily (MPP ’12) building a house in post-earthquake Haiti, working on a
community center in a war-torn Colombia neighborhood, or digging water wells in
a Tanzanian village – all part of a new show called “Operation Change.”
The UCLA community is remembering longtime professor and administrator Andrea Rich, who passed away July 28. Rich played a key role in the university's 1994 Professional Schools Restructuring Initiative, which led to the creation of the Department of Public Policy and the unit that would become the Luskin School of Public Affairs.“She was a person of great integrity, strength, leadership and resilience,” founding dean Archie Kleingartner told the UCLA Newsroom. “She provided a very high level of leadership.”
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“All of the recent research demonstrates that you get better
education, teaching and research with diverse working groups,” said Christine
Littleton, UCLA’s Vice Provost for Faculty & Diversity Development.
A new working paper from Public Policy associate professor Manisha Shah and her co-author
Scott Cunningham of Baylor University has made waves in the media for its
groundbreaking research and surprising findings.
Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health,” explores the
results of seven years in Rhode Island’s history during which indoor
prostitution was unintentionally decriminalized.
Public Policy professor John Villasenor was recently
interviewed by Patt Morrison for her Los Angeles Times column on the topic of cryptocurrencies. In the Q&A, Villasenor answers questions about the efficiencies of
crytpocurrencies like bitcoin, how bitcoin works, and possible implications on
When asked what may
be the most difficult for people to grasp about bitcoin, Villasenor said:
Urban Planning students Valerie Coleman and Aaron Ordower
have been named Howard
and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows, a program offered through the UCLA
Ziman Center for Real Estate. UCLA Anderson School of Business MBA student Neil Doshi is the third recipient of the award.
Urban Planning assistant professor Paavo Monkkonen and Public Policy assistant professor Randall Akee have been
Hellman Fellows for demonstrating a capacity for great distinction in their research. There are eleven recipients of the award in total.
Intriligator, a professor of economics, political science and public policy at
UCLA who played an influential role in the establishment of the School of
Public Affairs, died on June 23 after a three-year battle with melanoma.
“All of us at UCLA Luskin are
saddened by Mike’s passing,” Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., said. “He was the
kind of faculty colleague every dean hopes for: thoughtful, courteous, inquisitive,
and immensely dedicated to his field of inquiry. My colleagues and I will miss