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‘Unsung Hero,’ Leader in South L.A. Named 2017 Social Welfare Alumna of the Year

Aurea Montes-Rodriguez MSW ’99 was inspired to develop a healthier generation by award namesake Joseph Nunn

Social Workers Come Together for ‘This Incredible Conference’

Professionals and scholars gather at UCLA Luskin to hear experts discuss issues of vital importance to the Latina/o community.

Progress and Equity: It Takes a Village

Local leaders advocate for targeted community action rather than relying solely on mass protests about White House policies

Examining the Unspoken Truth of Sexually Exploited Youth

Author and researcher Alexandra Lutnick keynotes Department of Social Welfare's conference on the hidden problem of youth caught up in the sex trade in the U.S

Making a Local Impact

Luskin Senior Fellow Mitchell Katz talks about boosting health care at the local level — even when the feds won’t pitch in.

The Lost Shtetl

In a new book, Professor Emeritus Jack Rothman chronicles his journey to find the forgotten village in Ukraine where his family had lived for generations
  1. PPASS: Margaret Jones

    May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Speaker: Margaret Jones, US Census Bureau
  2. Do Words Matter? Journalism, Communication and Alternative Truth

    May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Join us for an examination of communication in the Trump era — a look at how the news media covered the 2016 campaign, how Trump’s followers have tried to redefine the truth, and the challenges facing the press as they cover the White House.
  3. Summer Institute to Explore L.A. Through Technology, Social Justice

    May 27 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
    How are cars, film and the Internet contributing to social, economic and cultural issues in Los Angeles? A new UCLA summer program, LA Tech City Summer Institute: Urban Innovation and Design, explores technology and urban life.
  4. PPASS: Edward Walker

    June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Edward Walker, Associate Professor of Sociology UCLA
  5. UCLA Luskin Super Quiz Bowl

    June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Teams of UCLA Luskin students, faculty, alumni and staff will test their knowledge of all things UCLA, pop culture, history and more in a fun-filled trivia night.
  6. First Fridays: Urban Planning Mixer – DTLA

    June 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Every month, urban planning alumni, students, faculty & staff get together to grab coffee & catch up.

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