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:
UCLA Luskin’s Department of Urban Planning
has been ranked
No. 4 in North America, according to the latest
survey of the nation’s top graduate programs in urban planning by Los
Angeles-based planning and development network Planetizen.
Veteran journalist and author Jim Newton will join the faculty and staff of UCLA in a new role designed to deepen UCLA’s ties to the civic life of Los Angeles and the region.Newton, is best known for his 25-year career at the Los Angeles Times, where he spent time as a reporter, editor, bureau chief, editorial page editor and columnist.
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