UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

November

November 12, 2013
   After 20 years in existence, Critical Planning, the graduate student-run journal of the UCLA Urban Planning Department, has updated its mission statement. The journal began in 1993 as a forum for the urban studies and planning communities to debate current issues, showcase emerging research, and propose new ideas concerning cities and regions. But, as cities and planning have continued to evolve, so has the mission of the journal. In recognition of this, we have created the following mission statement:
November 12, 2013
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer  Former Los Angeles police chief William J. Bratton kicked off the new academic year's UCLA Luskin Lecture Series last week with a speech that highlighted the ability of the police to be a force for positive social change. 
November 08, 2013
The Second Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference took place at Santa Barbara on Sunday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 5. The conference brought together experts on the subject of nanotechnology and sustainability to address life cycle assessment, green synthesis, green energy, industrial partnerships, environmental health and safety, and the overall sustainability of engineered nanomaterial.
November 05, 2013
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Social Welfare professor Jorja Leap has recently received a $100,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation to study the lives of gang members and system-involved youth.

October

October 31, 2013
 By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer “It all started with one conversation,” explained Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles City Controller, proud UCLA graduate and founder of the UCLA Luskin School's annual City Hall Day.
October 30, 2013
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer As a student, concepts are reinforced by numbers and statistics, theories and ideas. Learning comes in the form of lecture halls and textbooks with names from a distant country or an even more distant past. For Public Policy alum Zahir Janmohamed, however, discovering firsthand the human stories lying dormant behind textbook accounts is the key to understanding the issues of today.
October 28, 2013
Did You Know? ...William Martin, a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, is currently one of 17 Diplomats in Residence at universities across the U.S., with a posting at UCLA Luskin.In this video feature, we look at Martin's role here at UCLA Luskin and his insight into his previous appointments and experiences. To see all of our Did You Know? videos, please visit our YouTube page. 
October 25, 2013
Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy Fernando Torres-Gil has been named the recipient of the 2013 "Legacy of Leadership" award from the White House Fellows Foundation & Association and received his award on Friday, Oct. 25.Torres-Gil, a former chair of the Social Welfare department and director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging, served as a White House Fellow in 1978-79.
October 25, 2013
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has made it even easier for everyone to stay up-to-date with all the happenings by releasing its first smartphone app. The app can be downloaded for free in both the Apple and Google Play stores.Click here to download the app in the Apple Store.