development scholar Ananya Roy will lead a new institute examining inequality
and democracy at UCLA Luskin as its inaugural director, Dean Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., announced today. Roy’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
In 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW ’70 was a 16-year-old student
at a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Supreme Court
ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was
unconstitutional, he volunteered to be one of the first black students to
enroll at Little Rock High School, a decision with impact that is still being
Today Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new, industry-leading energy efficiency commitment for the city’s utility, with the goal informed by a new UCLA study addressing the economic and employment benefits of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) energy efficiency programs.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights
projects that aid underserved populations, the Luskin School of Public Affairs
hosted two recent events where panelists discussed how organizations can contribute to
a solution to homelessness in the Los Angeles region.
Panelists included representatives of local organizations
and of the UCLA community committed to changing the lives of those in chronic
By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership
Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in
the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerUrban Planning alumnus Jonathan Pacheco Bell will be leading
a professional etiquette workshop on Oct. 20 for UCLA Luskin students seeking
to make themselves more competitive in the job market.
Veteran journalist and author Jim Newton will join the faculty and staff of UCLA in a new role designed to deepen UCLA’s ties to the civic life of Los Angeles and the region.Newton, is best known for his 25-year career at the Los Angeles Times, where he spent time as a reporter, editor, bureau chief, editorial page editor and columnist.
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