UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

September

September 24, 2010
Second year master’s student from Public Policy, Social Welfare, or Urban Planning needed to work as a Graduate Student Researcher in fall, winter and spring quarters to assist Dean Frank Gilliam on his spring 2011 course, “Strategic Communications, Social Justice and Public Policy."  In fall and winter, this student will help Dean Gilliam in the research and design of the course. In spring, the student will help prepare weekly lecture notes and powerpoint presentations for each class.COURSE DESCRIPTION (DRAFT):
September 23, 2010
Homeboy Industries, the LA-based gang intervention program founded and run by Father Gregory Boyle, recently received a $1.3-million contract from Los Angeles County supervisors to continue their program for at-risk youth. The contract will make it possible for Homeboy to hire 20 job trainees and provide services such as tattoo removal and employment counseling to over 600 individuals. Additionally, Homeboy has decided to use a portion of the funds to contract with UCLA researchers currently involved in a 5-year longitudinal study of the organization.

August

August 17, 2010
Social Welfare Professor Yeheskel "Zeke" Hasenfeld was recently selected by the Society for Social Work and Research to be the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Career and Achievement Award. The award recognizes Professor Hasenfeld's social work over the years, his level of innovation and research, and impact towards those in the field.

June

June 21, 2010
  by Kristine Breese Well, there’s a reason it’s called “social work.”  That’s what a few dozen master’s of social welfare (MSW) students from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs learned during a recent trip to Sacramento.  They headed north to participate in the annual “Lobby Days” effort organized and supported by the state and local chapters of the National Association of Social Workers. 
June 14, 2010
For more than a decade, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)’s annual conference has brought together criminal justice scholars, policymakers, and practitioners at the local, state and federal levels to share the most recent findings from research and technology at its annual conference in Arlington, VA.

April

April 30, 2010
The School of Public Affairs congratulates Associate Professor Ailee Moon of the Department of Social Welfare, who was honored by St. Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS) with the Collaborator Award during their annual Evening Under the Stars event on Thursday, April 29, 2010.
April 28, 2010
The Department of Social Welfare is proud to announce that the following students were selected as the National Association of Social Workers (California Region H) 2010 Social Work Students of the Year. Please join us in congratulating:Mike Hannant Outstanding Accomplishments First Year MSW StudentLiz Morasso Outstanding Accomplishments Second Year MSW StudentCindy Sangalang Outstanding Accomplishments Doctoral Student
April 15, 2010
The Department of Social Welfare invites candidates to apply for the position of Director of the IUC (Inter-University Consortium) Program:

March

March 30, 2010
On March 15, Stuart Kirk, Professor and former Department Chair, presented an invited paper, " Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the Illusion of Progress in Psychiatric Diagnosis" at an inter-disciplinary symposia at the University of Brussels. On April 26, he will give the Gerald Seabury Memorial Lecture, entitled "Science and politics in the evolution of DSM," at the UC-Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. We have learned that Professor Kirk was selected to become a Fellow in the newly established American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (http://www.aaswsw.org/).

October

October 21, 2009
Jorja Leap, adjunct associate professor of social welfare, appeared as a guest on the Howard Gluss radio show to discuss the factors that lead to young people joining gangs.