For the second straight year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led all university teams in fundraising for the United Way's HomeWalk this past weekend in downtown Los Angeles.The Luskin School raised over $12,000 for the annual event, which aims to end homelessness in LA. As a group, Team UCLA Luskin was in the top-10 of group fundraisers as the HomeWalk event raised close to $425,000.
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer
Former Los Angeles police chief William J. Bratton kicked off
the new academic year's UCLA Luskin Lecture Series last week with a speech that highlighted the
ability of the police to be a force for positive social change.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer “It all started with one conversation,” explained Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles City Controller, proud UCLA graduate and founder of the UCLA Luskin School's annual City Hall Day.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer As a student, concepts
are reinforced by numbers and statistics, theories and ideas. Learning comes in
the form of lecture halls and textbooks with names from a distant country or an
even more distant past. For Public Policy alum Zahir Janmohamed, however,
discovering firsthand the human stories lying dormant behind textbook accounts
is the key to understanding the issues of today.
Did You Know? ...William Martin, a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, is currently one of 17 Diplomats in Residence at universities across the U.S., with a posting at UCLA Luskin.In this video feature, we look at Martin's role here at UCLA Luskin and his insight into his previous appointments and experiences. To see all of our Did You Know? videos, please visit our YouTube page.
Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy Fernando Torres-Gil has been named the recipient of the 2013 "Legacy of Leadership" award from the White House Fellows Foundation & Association and received his award on Friday, Oct. 25.Torres-Gil, a former chair of the Social Welfare department and director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging, served as a White House Fellow in 1978-79.
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has made it even easier for everyone to stay up-to-date with all the happenings by releasing its first smartphone app. The app can be downloaded for free in both the Apple and Google Play stores.Click here to download the app in the Apple Store.
Students from all three departments of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led an organized walking tour of Los Angeles' Skid Row. The tour helped show how students from Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning can work together across their departments to positively affect change.