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Assembly member Cristina Garcia

An Inside Look at California Politics

Latino Policy and Politics Initiative hosts a frank discussion of California issues with Cristina Garcia of the California State Assembly

Partnership of Social Workers and Medical Students Enters 2nd Year

UCLA medical students are again learning from social workers about the issues they face in medical workplaces.

At the Farm

UCLA Luskin faculty, staff and students have fun and share stories as they work alongside undergraduates at Wattles Farm in West Hollywood during Volunteer Day 2017.

Welcome ... Welcome ... Welcome!

UCLA Luskin kicked off another academic year in late September during Welcome Week 2017 with a series of educational events and celebrations. Click Flickr image to view photos

Grant to Fund Research on Community Engagement

Laura Wray-Lake and Laura Abrams of Social Welfare will identify barriers to youth civic engagement and look at assets that promote civic engagement among young people in urban areas.

Block Party 2017

More than We Can Chew

As food waste becomes a growing concern, conservation leaders like Meyer Luskin work to turn 'excess into assets'

Donald Shoup Earns Highest Recognition from Planning Academy

The Urban Planning professor is named Distinguished Educator by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

Examining an Issue from Every Side

Urban Planning students enrolled in Community Scholars and Comprehensive Project efforts tackle problems of significant scope and complexity

Bringing Experience, Expertise to Problem-Solving Professions

For 2017-18 academic year, four scholars join UCLA Luskin’s faculty in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning

Getting an Early Start on Social Welfare Lessons

MSW alumnae share advice with incoming UCLA Luskin students who will be serving vulnerable clients and populations

Tackling the Resource Curse

UCLA researchers launch the Project on Resources, Development, and Governance to design policies in countries where corruption, conflict undercut natural abundance
  1. Off the Table

    October 7 - November 30
    UCLA Luskin and the UCLA Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program present a 10-week series on urban agriculture, food security and food policy.
  2. MPP Information Session

    October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Come learn about our program and the admissions process!
  3. Making a Difference Where You Are

    October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Author Nan Alexander Doyal will discuss her new book. Reception, panel discussion, author Q&A, and book signing to follow.
  4. Film Screening: We Are In It

    October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    "We Are In It" chronicles the stories and journeys of five Houston residents and their attempt to find refuge in the American metropolis.
  5. MPP Information Session

    October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Come learn about our program and the admissions process!
  6. John Friedmann Memorial

    November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Please join us to celebrate the life of Urban Planning Professor Emeritus John Friedmann.
  7. Conservation for Cities

    November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Author Robert McDonald will discuss his new book. Reception, panel discussion, author Q&A, and book signing to follow.

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