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The Social Worker of the Year award is given to professional social workers who have consistently demonstrated the core values of the NASW Code of Ethics. Illustration by Les Dunseith
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Three Decades of Devotion to Social Justice

Gerry Laviña, the director of UCLA Luskin’s Field Education Program, is named Social Worker of the Year by the California chapter of NASW
The 2015 Luskin study, “Do Strict Land Use Regulations Make Metropolitan Areas More Segregated by Income?” is referenced in the Obama administration toolkit. Illustration by Stan Paul
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Lending Obama Administration a Hand on Housing

A 2015 study by UCLA Luskin Urban Planning scholars is cited in a new White House Housing Development Toolkit
The CNN feed that was viewed by students kept a tightly focused view on both candidates throughout the debate. Photo by George Foulsham
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UCLA Luskin Students Watch and Learn During Presidential Face-Off

Public Policy students see their political studies play out in real time at a viewing party for the first presidential debate
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Very Happy ‘To Be a Part of This’

Open House brings together students, faculty, staff and alumni from all three UCLA Luskin departments for an evening of celebration
The “Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution” was co-edited by UCLA Luskin researcher Manisha Shah and Scott Cunningham, associate professor of economics at Baylor University.
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Shining New Light on a ‘Red Light’ Profession

Oxford handbook co-edited by UCLA Luskin researcher compiles latest economic research on prostitution
Ricardo Quintero, left, UCLA Luskin's interim director of development, works with UCLA students to clear weeds at Wattles Farm. Photo by George Foulsham
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UCLA Luskin Lends a Hand as #BruinsGiveBack

UCLA Luskin staff members and alumna help out at Wattles Farm as part of UCLA Volunteer Day
  1. MPPTailgate

    11th Annual MPP Alumni-Student Tailgate

    October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Join the 11th annual celebration of the MPP program, Bruin Football, and delicious food!
  2. MPPChat

    Fireside Chat with Chuck Gatchell MPP ’05

    October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Join this year's Public Policy Alumnus of the Year, Chuck Gatchell MPP '05, in conversation with Nurit Katz MPP/MBA '08, UCLA Chief Sustainability Officer & MPP Alumna of the Year 2015.

    MPP Information Session

    October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Come learn about our program and the admissions process.

    MURP Info Session

    October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Intended for prospective MURP students: Hear from a panel of current students, get a comprehensive overview of the program, and learn the ins and outs of the application process. A light dinner will be served.
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    California Social Work Hall of Distinction Induction Ceremony

    October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Alumnus Dr. Terrence J. Roberts MSW '70, along with former field faculty will be honored as outstanding California social work leaders.

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