By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership
Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in
the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.
You could feel the collective breath in the room hold for a
brief moment as Jaime Lerner leaned
in to the podium and began to speak.
In his calm even tone, Lerner the acclaimed architect, urban
planner, and former mayor and governor of Curitaba, Brazil and Parana State
credited for fathering a type of planning that is utilized by cities worldwide,
gave a short presentation that was equal parts inspirational and educational.
By Luskin Center for Innovation staffAs Internet use by children and teenagers increases, so do concerns about their online safety. Providing a safe environment requires an in-depth understanding of the types and prevalence of online risks young Internet users face, as well as the potential solutions for mitigating risks.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerOn Tuesday, the Luskin School of Public Affairs held its
first Luskin Lecture featuring a film screening and panel discussion about
middle class Americans falling into poverty after the recession of 2008.
Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez catapulted Nathaniel Ayers into the public
eye and before film crews descended on the streets of downtown LA to film “The Soloist,” there were UCLA Social Welfare students on Skid
For some UCLA alumni that gathered at the Faculty Center on Tuesday, being on campus brought up memories of crossing the arroyo bridge to classes in Quonset huts, just part of life as graduate students at the "Southern Branch" of the University of California.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerUrban Planning alumnus Jonathan Pacheco Bell will be leading
a professional etiquette workshop on Oct. 20 for UCLA Luskin students seeking
to make themselves more competitive in the job market.
By Sarah Rothbard/Zocalo Public SquareThis year, GQ called downtown Los Angeles “America’s next great city” and “the cool capital of America.” The New York Times included downtown on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2014.” At a “Thinking L.A.” event copresented by UCLA and Zocalo Public Square at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Avenue, a panel of people who have developed, designed, lived, worked and played downtown discussed whether downtown actually lives up to this (admittedly East Coast) hype.
The Department of Social Welfare is searching for an early career faculty member to join a distinguished Department with a 65-year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. UCLA is consistently ranked among the top research universities in the nation and world. We anticipate recruiting additional faculty over the next several years. This year we are particularly interested in recruiting at the early career level (from recent doctorates to senior assistant professors). The Department’s priority areas for faculty recruitment include: