UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

May

May 23, 2011
Recent governmental efforts to limit undocumented immigrants’ rights echo earlier attempts to do the same, while violating Constitutional guarantees and national values and sending a “dehumanizing” message, according to a prominent civil-rights attorney.

April

April 12, 2011
Three prominent civic leaders from the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities shared their experiences and insights as members of ethnic minorities and activists with students in the School of Public Affairs in a forum on “If I Only Knew. . .” Lessons from API Leaders.”
April 08, 2011
The board of the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare has announced its list of 2011 inductees into the organization; among this select group is UCLA Social Welfare professor and chair Robert Schilling. In his research, Rob Schilling seeks to develop, adapt, and test sociobehavioral interventions designed to ameliorate social problems of low income populations.
April 07, 2011
What youth in gangs need most are adults who are present to help them work through their personal issues, and a positive attitude, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the fourth speaker in the 2010-2011 series “Gangs: Intervention Strategies to Break the Cycle of Violence.”

March

March 25, 2011
On March 15, 2011, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Social Welfare students traveled to Long Beach to deliver the findings of a four month assessment project tasked with analyzing how collaboration and community can work together to build a strong and vibrant MacArthur Park/Whittier School Neighborhood.
March 18, 2011
ACADEMIC COORDINATORCenter on Child WelfareInter-University ConsortiumPOSITION: Director of the UCLA Center on Child Welfare is eligible for appointment to the Academic Coordinator series. 
March 04, 2011
On February 18, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held its 7th annual School of Public Affairs Day at Los Angeles City Hall. Hosted each year by City Controller Wendy Greuel, the annual event brings graduate students from the Departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning and Social Welfare, to downtown LA to study an urban social policy issue impacting the city of Los Angeles. This year, the topic was "How should the City of Los Angeles prioritize its renewable energy goals while creating accountability to the DWP ratepayers?"

February

February 18, 2011
Two faculty members of the Department of Social Welfare, associate professor Laura Abrams and assistant professor Bridget Freisthler, recently completed a report for the County of Los Angeles titled the "Young Offender Reentry Blueprint," which was presented at a summit on juvenile justice, "Off the Page and Into Reality: A Call to Action to Implement the Los Angeles County Blueprint for Youth and Young Adult Reentry," held in downtown Los Angeles on February 16.

January

January 27, 2011
Todd Franke, UCLA associate professor of social welfare, has been awarded a $1 million contract to research and evaluate the effectiveness of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).