This summer, numerous students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs are working and interning around the globe. This is all part of UCLA Luskin's strategic plan to bring the School and its mission across international boundaries. The Luskin students will be sharing their thoughts on their work and their travels through this series of first person blogs.
Did you know that there are currently three students earning dual UCLA Luskin degrees in Public Policy and Social Welfare? While there are others who are earning dual degrees between Luskin and other UCLA departments, this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" focuses on those who are working double duty inside the School of Public Affairs.
Did you know that a group of over 20 UCLA Luskin students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments recently traveled to Japan to learn about international policy? They are the latest feature in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series.
Social Welfare professor Dr. Alfreda Iglehart has been teaching at UCLA Luskin since 1987. But did you know she has also run 37 marathons and 28 half-marathons? She is our latest feature subject in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series.
As part of an evaluation team led by Westat, Inc., Social Welfare professor Laura Abrams has been awarded
a three-year grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to evaluate their
transition age foster youth strategy. The grant, in partnership with Westat and Hunter College, will allow Abrams to study youth transitioning out of
foster care in Los Angeles and New York City.
There are three key components to Abrams’ upcoming work, as
illustrated in the Hilton Foundation program strategy:
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer How is a military man supposed to assimilate back into society
following a traumatic experience abroad?
UCLA senior Andrew Nicholls served eight years in the U.S.
Army, including a year in Iraq, providing him with a unique perspective on the
Social Welfare professor Dr. Lené Levy-Storms has received a grant from the Archstone Foundation to conduct a study titled: "Creating Caring Connections: An Interdisciplinary Intervention to Reduce Intergenerational and Intercultural Barriers to Communication among Caregivers for Persons with Dementia in Nursing Homes."
It was more than being a teenage mother, a life-altering
event in itself.
It was more than having a child barely after being allowed
to have a driver’s license.
It was more than blinking hard, realizing you’re 15, a high
school dropout, married, working at Kentucky Fried Chicken and soon thereafter,
holding a baby in your arms.
It was the moments after, the days and weeks when the
teenage Debra Duardo was standing there and a revolving door of specialists
were telling her things she couldn’t comprehend.