UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 18, 2013
As government returns to business after the holiday season, three David Bohnett Fellows from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will be heading to Washington D.C. to attend the premiere forum for mayors and federal leaders to come together and discuss pressing issues impacting our cities and metro areas.
January 16, 2013
By Jessica E. Guillen, Master of Social Welfare, 2014This trip was truly an eye opening experience. As a group we were given a behind-the-scenes tour of an office that works to affect change in this state with regards to its air quality. This change that the California Air Resource Board staff is tirelessly working for is for the benefit of all residents regardless of race, class, age or political belief. 
January 15, 2013
Dr. Laura Abrams, a Social Welfare professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has had her first book published and it is now available for purchase.Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C, provides insight into the complexities inherent in the U.S. process of juvenile confinement.
January 15, 2013
Doreen Klee joined the Social Welfare department as a field work consultant after many successful years working in fields of gerontology and aging. Honored with numerous awards, Mrs. Klee practiced professionally at Home-SAFE Child Care of Vista del Mar, Gateways Hospital Westside Geriatric Center (a mental health outpatient treatment center), Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged and, for the last 17 years, at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.
January 09, 2013
In a groundbreaking report on single-parent families, UCLA Luskin doctoral student Laurie Maldonado co-authored a comprehensive and astounding study comparing how the United States ranks worldwide versus over a dozen other high-income countries.
January 08, 2013
ACADEMIC COORDINATOR POSITION: CalSWEC Coordinator is eligible for appointment to the Academic Coordinator Series.

December

December 21, 2012
UCLA Luskin School Social Welfare student Betzabel Estudillo is our latest in the "Leaders at Luskin" series. Formerly an undocumented student, she is now a United States citizen and one of the main facilitators of the CIRCLE Project. See the video below for her story. 
December 21, 2012
Annual gifts to UCLA Luskin from alumni and friends, whether you give directly to a specific fellowship fund or to the Dean's Innovation Fund, directly impact student success. Students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments speak of the importance of these fellowships.Learn more or support UCLA Luskin 
December 14, 2012
This week the UCLA Luskin School officially released its Luskin Forum magazine and our website will preview a piece of the bi-annual magazine each day. Click here to see previous stories.
December 13, 2012
The Social Welfare Department at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs sends its students out to work in the field every year. Many of them work with the homeless and mentally disabled, like Daniel Cha and Maritza Sandoval, who are working with Mental Health America of Los Angeles.This video piece shows what students are doing outside of the classroom and how they are putting into practice what they are learning on their path to the Social Welfare master's degree.