Last week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs brought current students and alumni together from all three of its departments – Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning – for its first-ever Career Networking Night.The purpose of the event was to connect current students with successful Luskin alums as a way to set up networks in the immediate future, and of course, post-graduation. Outside of Luskin's own online network – Luskin Online – this was the next best thing to bring fellow Luskin members together.
Each year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs holds City Hall Day where graduate students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning unite to tackle one of Los Angeles' pressing issues.This is the ninth consecutive year the program has taken place and the topic was transportation funding in L.A. Previous topics have included homelessness, housing, job creation and bringing the NFL to L.A.
The recent failure of L.A.'s recent Measure J, which would
have extended the half-cent sales tax approved in 2008 as Measure R for an
additional 30 years, leaves open the question: What is the future of
transportation funding in Los Angeles?
Michael Fleming teaches "Nonprofit Sector, State & Civil Society" at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Fleming's class is listed across all three departments -- Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning.In this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" we dig into the ways this class can help students think more creatively about the role of philanthropic organizations in today's civil society.
"Do not email potential employers bragging about your
unparalleled skills and warn them on a missed opportunity. Be confident and
describe how you would be a good fit with the position and organization. Above
all, grow your network!"
This may sound like common sense, but the panelists at the Environment and Clean Technology career panel discussion, held earlier this week at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said they
were surprised the advice is not followed more often.
By Anna MillerMaster of Social Welfare, 2013 Social work with the
military community cuts across all areas of focus, including school social
work, medical social work, mental health, gerontology, and so much more.
Furthermore, surveys show that more than 70 percent of service members, veterans, and
their families live in the community, not in isolation, so it is imperative
that there is greater awareness of the challenges the military community faces
and more training for social workers to effectively respond to this community's
Sara Pilgreen departed her Oregon home nearly a decade ago to play volleyball at Hawaii Hilo. After a record-setting career she toured the world, worked in the Peace Corps, earned a Master's degree at Columbia and then ended up at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.Working toward her masters of Social Welfare and her Ph.D., Pilgreen has been a part of the Senior Fellows program and interned in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is our latest in the "Leaders at Luskin" video series.
Howard Dean was the latest speaker in the Luskin Lecture Series, but before delivering his message to a packed house on Wednesday evening, the former Governor of Vermont sat down to discuss leadership in the newest video series: "The Art of Leadership."
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Wednesday evening former Vermont Governor Howard Dean spoke to
a large and diverse crowd at UCLA as part of the Luskin Lecture Series.
The event, hosted by the
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, brought together
donors and invited guests – several of whom are currently UCLA undergraduates – at the Covel Commons on campus.
By Amy Albin, UCLA NewsroomWhile a great deal of research on childhood obesity has spotlighted the long-term health problems that emerge in adulthood, a new UCLA study focuses on the condition's immediate consequences and shows that obese youngsters are at far greater risk than had been supposed.