UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

November

November 26, 2012
Starting on Cyber Monday and lasting until Dec. 10, all UCLA Luskin School gear and apparel will be 20% off exclusively through our website.Simply follow this link – http://shop.uclastore.com/c-305-ucla-luskin.aspx – and enter the code: LUSKIN1212 before you check out to get your discount! The deal expires on Monday, Dec. 10 so be sure to take advantage of this offer now.
November 20, 2012
Note: This story appeared as a "Spotlight" on Nov. 17, 2010Social welfare alumnus Brian Wren is a medical social worker at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, California.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Brian came to the L.A. area shortly after earning his undergraduate degree in psychology, and spent a year volunteering with a social service organization.  His work in the field eventually led to his enrollment in the MSW program at UCLA.
November 19, 2012
  The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs had over 100 members on its team for the United Way Home Walk 2012. The annual event raises money and awareness to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The UCLA Luskin team raised over $11,000, which was the most among universities and non-profits and ranked sixth overall among all affiliates at Home Walk.
November 05, 2012
Social welfare field faculty member Michelle Talley has worked with some of the victims of human trafficking and in September put on the first of three forums at the Luskin School on human trafficking.
November 02, 2012
The butterflies should have dissipated long ago. After all, the first day of high school was at least eight years ago. The first day of college was at least four years prior. Everyone should have been through the “What do I wear on the first day of school?” routine long ago. This was real business. This was the rest of your life. This was supposed to be a coagulation of professionals and like-minded students, many of whom were well into adulthood.
November 02, 2012
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment jointly hosted an event on Thursday entitled “Death and Taxes,” the purpose of which was to more fully inform California voters, who bear momentous responsibility in determining the state’s future. 

October

October 30, 2012
Last week, the UCLA Luskin School's social welfare department conducted its annual tour of Los Angeles' Skid Row – one of the largest stable homeless population in the United States.The department has been organizing the tour for 10 years and it allows students the opportunity to tour shelters and interact with the homeless in anticipation for some of their work following graduation.  
October 25, 2012
By Ruby Bolaria, Urban Planning 2014 Today I met my senior fellow who will mentor me for this academic year. To what end remains to be seen but I was filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation nonetheless. The UCLA Luskin School’s unique Senior Fellows program was established to “connect the world of political and policy action to education for the public interest.”
October 19, 2012
Part of the attraction of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is the ability to take classes that cross three continuums – public policy, social welfare and urban planning. Being able to put into practice what was learned spanning those focuses is part of the idea behind the School's vision. But being able to put that into practice in bringing one of the biggest attractions to Los Angeles is exactly what Maria Mehranian did.
October 18, 2012
The first Luskin Lecture Series of the 2012-13 school year took place on Wednesday night at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles."Sea Change or More of the Same?" featured four political experts speaking about the upcoming presidential election and more.With UCLA Luskin dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. leading a panel discussion that had writers Adam Nagourney from the New York Times, Mark Barabak from the Los Angeles Times and Val Zavala from KCET, along with politics expert Dan Schnur from USC, the event drew a large audience and rave reviews.