UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


October 09, 2012
In a new segment on our YouTube channel, we will highlight the "Leaders at Luskin" to allow faculty, staff and students to tell their stories and bring their voices to the School and it's mission.The first video features the new chair of the Social Welfare department, Dr. Todd Franke. Visit our YouTube page at: youtube.com/UCLALuskin for all of our videos and be sure to subscribe for updates.
October 05, 2012
While many who have worked, or do their work, inside the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs have made a great impact on the city of Los Angeles – and in other places around the world – two people associated with the School were recently honored by a pair of L.A. publications.
October 02, 2012
In their own words, UCLA Luskin students describe how the School of Public Affairs has positively impacted their lives and what it meant to study at UCLA Luskin.To visit our new UCLA Luskin YouTube channel, please bookmark this link: www.youtube.com/UCLALuskin


September 28, 2012
The annual UCLA Luskin Open House took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the newly-renovated Commons area on the third floor of the Public Affairs building. The gathering was a great way for public policy, social welfare and urban planning of alumni and current students to mingle and network. Watch a video of the festivities. 
September 28, 2012
Young girls in foster care in Los Angeles are vulnerable to exploitation as sex workers and have little hope of support from a criminal justice system that treats victims of sexual abuse as criminals. That was the message delivered at a lunchtime forum at UCLA Luskin Thursday by a juvenile court judge and staffers from the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services that are leading a pilot program to give the girls the services they need. 
September 18, 2012
A trip to Europe sometime near the end of college seems like a rite of passage. And, a rite of passage is a fitting way to describe a European trip for four social welfare students. Although it wasn’t your typical backpacking journey through several countries. This trip, though, opened minds and taught lessons – things that can actually be put in practice by this foursome rather than just fill conversation.
September 06, 2012
Based on her recent research of finding the exact number medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, Dr. Bridget Freisthler has been able to share the details of her groundbreaking research in the city. Freisthler, a social welfare professor at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, has performed several television interviews with NBC and Fox in Los Angeles and has been interviewed by various print outlets.
September 04, 2012
With a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles looming, Social Welfare professor Bridget Freisthler conducted groundbreaking research funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to put a number on exactly how many dispensaries there are in the city limits. The final tally, 472 as of Tuesday – two days before the ban was to go into effect – is radically different than the amount of medical marijuana dispensaries believed to be in operation.


August 31, 2012
Social Welfare professor Fernando Torres-Gil,one of the nation's foremost experts on aging and gerontology, has identified the upcoming presidential election as one that wil have a major effect on a growing generation of older citizens. Torres-Gil, who is also the Director for the Center of Policy Research and Aging, answered some important questions hovering over the election and the public.