UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


March 01, 2013
If city leaders clearly articulate a vision and pursue it in ways that rely on constant public engagement, transformational change is possible.


February 25, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Social Welfare professor Bridget Freisthler recently led a team of authors that published an article in the Journal of Community Psychology as part of a five-year study funded by a grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
February 20, 2013
Social Welfare field faculty member Michelle Talley has spent this academic year coordinating a series of seminars and special events to help educate the UCLA Luskin community on the problem of sex trafficking in Los Angeles County's foster-care system.Michelle discusses her experience and her work in the following Q-and-A.
February 14, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer “The search for home is the story of America. We cannot talk about equality without talking about that story.”That was part of the message that Anita Hill delivered at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on Thursday afternoon to an overflowing room. The event was part of an ongoing Social Welfare Speakers Series at UCLA’s Luskin School.
February 13, 2013
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.
February 11, 2013
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. 
February 11, 2013
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?
February 01, 2013
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. 


January 31, 2013
"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.
January 29, 2013
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 needs.