Twice each year, UCLA Luskin produces a series of stories to highlight our latest projects, publicize recent research advances and introduce our alumni and friends to the various personalities who make the School special. Those stories are collected in a printed magazine known as the Luskin Forum and also distributed via our website. Here is a snapshot of stories in recent Luskin Forums.

Current Issue (Summer 2020)

Rising to the Challenge
When the coronavirus pandemic changed the world, UCLA Luskin acted quickly, moving to remote instruction and virtual platforms for many events — including commencement.

Called to Action
We profile some of the many UCLA Luskin students already making a difference in the world. It’s not just about pursuing an education for them, it’s a call to action!

Michael Dukakis on Public Leadership in a Time of Crisis
The former governor of Massachusetts and onetime Democratic nominee for president shares his insights on leadership.

An Outdoor Oasis
Research spearheaded by Urban Planning’s Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris contributes to a new public space designed with older adults in mind.

Dean’s Message
The outpouring of anger and demands for action unleashed in response to the death of George Floyd hold the potential for meaningful change — if we can seize the moment.

Alumni Notes
Urban Planning alumni provide leadership in El Monte and Cincinnati; a ’96 MSW and triple Bruin oversees the L.A. County Office of Education.

Alumni Accolades
Job changes, new accomplishments and other career updates from our alumni.

In Support of UCLA Luskin
Fellowships, memorial funds and other support for UCLA Luskin students, faculty and research.

Previous Edition (Winter 2020)

Our Year of Anniversaries
The Luskin School marks its 25th year poised to expand, innovate and extend its reach into the community, nation and world.

Urban Planning Turns 50
Longtime observers say the activist spirit of its 1960s creation still permeates the program.

This Election Year, We Have 2020 Vision
As the president’s race comes to town, the UCLA Luskin community makes sure candidates take a stand on issues of importance.

‘Trailblazers’ Take the Lead as New Major Takes Flight
The diverse members of the undergraduate Class of 2021 connect with the mission to inspire and equip the next generation of leaders.

School Safety Expert Is Among 4 New Faculty Additions
Three in Social Welfare and one in Urban Planning are the latest of 19 faculty hired during the tenure of Dean Segura.

Dean’s Message
Path-breaking interdisciplinary scholarship and a tradition of public service are the hallmarks of UCLA Luskin at 25.

In Support of UCLA Luskin
New scholarship funds, regional salons and a Centennial milestone.

Alumni Accolades
Career changes and other updates from the alumni of UCLA Luskin.

Stories From Previous Issues

Taking the Border Crisis to Heart
Team from UCLA Luskin Social Welfare travels to immigrant detention center in Texas to counsel mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.

Her Personal Journey Forged a Path for Others
Founder of outreach to women in the sex business is named alumna of year by UCLA Luskin Social Welfare.

A Nexus of Latin Cities
New initiative Ciudades finds common ground in urban spaces across the Western hemisphere.

Guiding Tomorrow’s Difference Makers
Potential internship providers can help ensure that UCLA Luskin’s new undergraduate major remains strong as it grows.

The Practical Benefits of Experience
Bringing practical lessons into the classroom isn’t just a tradition at UCLA Luskin — it’s part of the mission.

Dean’s Message
Our professional programs uniformly train students to make families, communities and institutions better.

In Support of UCLA Luskin
Fellowship recipients meet with benefactors; new partnerships expand learning opportunities

Alumni Accolades
Career changes and other updates from the alumni of UCLA Luskin

Getting a Handle on the Future
Transportation experts join with policymakers and entrepreneurs to tackle the impact of disruptive technology on urban mobility.

A New Wrinkle at UCLA Luskin — Undergrads
Within months of official approval, the undergraduate degree in Public Affairs was already educating scores of pre-majors and providing them an avenue for activism.

Growing to Meet the Challenge of a Changing World
UCLA Luskin faculty additions bring new expertise to help keep pace with a rapidly evolving society.

In the Weeds of Legalized Pot
Recreational cannabis raises pressing questions for California officials, citizens and UCLA faculty experts seeking to devise common-sense policies.

Dean’s Message
The mission to find and tell the truth sometimes gets you fired, as journalist Jorge Ramos learned. It could also get you killed.

In Support of UCLA Luskin
Development efforts include establishment of fellowship fund in memory of Urban Planning’s Leo Estrada.

9 New Faculty Hired by UCLA Luskin
An extraordinary recruitment effort will enlarge the size of the full-time faculty by almost 20 percent, adding new expertise and greater diversity.

Agents of Accomplishment
We followed three students as they pursued the final year of study for their MSW, MPP and MURP degrees. These are their stories of adversity and accomplishment.

Diversity Is Excellence at UCLA Luskin
The Diversity, Disparities and Difference (D3) Initiative connects students and groups across UCLA

Amplifying the Voice of Latinos
Latino Policy & Politics Initiative fills a critical research gap and provides a think tank around issues.

In Support of UCLA Luskin
Recent gifts and highlights from the Board of Advisors and other supporters.

Alumni Notes
Recent gatherings and other updates from the alumni of UCLA Luskin.

Dean’s Message
Announcing final approval and launch of the new Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs at the Luskin School.

Goals Unment in South L.A.
Center for Neighborhood Knowledge finds inequities in wages, housing, education and transportation.

Who We Are

A special series of essays written by staff members from Communications and our various research centers. It’s a snapshot of the people and projects that make UCLA Luskin such a vibrant, thought-provoking and entertaining place to be.

Giving Microeconomics a Human Face
Research by Manisha Shah bridges a worldwide policy gap between health, economics and education.

Can L.A. Fix its Broken Planning System?
UCLA Luskin urban planners discuss the challenges — and possible solutions — to L.A.’s development woes.

Message from the Dean
Gary M. Segura shares some of his thoughts after his first year as the dean at UCLA Luskin.

Maciek Kolodziejczak: A Legacy of Giving
Former Graduate Advisor Maciek Kolodziejczak founds the Maciek Kolodziejczak Fellowship Fund in Public Policy.

Development Update: Students Thank the Luskins
Recipients of a Luskin Graduate Fellowship met with Meyer and Renee Luskin. Read more Development updates.

In Support of UCLA Luskin
Recent gifts and other highlights from the Dean’s Associates and other supporters of UCLA Luskin.

Alumni News and Notes
Recent gatherings and other updates from the alumni of UCLA Luskin.

Alumni News and Notes
Recent gatherings and other updates from the alumni of UCLA Luskin.

Urban Planning Alumni Are True Change Agents
Three graduates of the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning program are fulfilling a shared vision of diversity and innovation. Their goal? Change the world.

A Crash Course in Politics
For Master of Public Policy alumni, 2016 was a time to run, to rally and, sometimes, to rant. Here are profiles of three recent UCLA Luskin graduates.

A Lifetime Dedicated to Social Welfare
In a Q&A, five MSW alumni — ages 76 to 92 and all still working on social issues — recall their time at UCLA and how it shaped their lives.

‘A Mission I Can Embrace’
On Jan. 1, 2017, Gary M. Segura began his tenure as Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He discusses his role in a Q&A.

PDF Archive

If you prefer to view the current issue or an older edition in the form in which it was printed, here is our archive of PDFs from the past few years.