UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

March

March 09, 2015
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin Student Writer Social Welfare professor, Bridget Freisthler was recently mentioned in an article for her  expertise on alcohol and abuse. Part of Dr. Freisthler’s research is based on substance use and related problems, and child abuse and neglect.
March 09, 2015
 By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin student writer After working in social welfare for 10 years and in business the years following, Antonia Tu (MSW ’73) found a new way to give back to the community.
March 06, 2015
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March 05, 2015
By Alejandra Velarde-Reyes UCLA Luskin student writerAccording to an NPR radio broadcast on Thursday morning, 22 veterans commit suicide every day, or about one every hour. The broadcast invited experts in mental health and veteran services, including social welfare professor Mark Kaplan to address the problem of suicide risk among returning veterans.
March 03, 2015
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin Student Writer Public Policy and Electrical Engineering professor, John Villasenor, was recently featured in the media on the topics of selling used digital media and the growing danger of hacked hardware. He also co-wrote a blog post for the Brookings Institute on the role of the global financial system in helping the poorest and most vulnerable.

February

February 23, 2015
When she was younger, Diane de Anda recalls listening to stories from her grandparents about the Mexican revolution and other historical events they had lived through. After working as a professor and researcher in the department of Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin, she decided it was time to go step away from her academic roots and focus on creative writing, submitting short stories and poetry for publication in various literary journals.
February 19, 2015
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterFrom L.A. to D.C., students in the David Bohnett Fellowship program are making an impact wherever they go.This fellowship program, sponsored by the David Bohnett Foundation, gives UCLA Luskin students the unique opportunity to work in the L.A. Mayor’s office.
February 19, 2015
The Ronald Reagan Public Policy Fellowship, underwritten by The Draine Family Charitable Foundation, supports graduate students at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy in studying Ronald Reagan and the effects of his economic, social and international policies on the State of California, the Federal Government and the world.
February 17, 2015
In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Urban Planning professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris shines light on California’s unique opportunities in building the nation’s first bullet train.
February 17, 2015
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Feb. 10, UCLA Luskin students and Senior Fellows were brought together for a mid-year reception focused on mentoring and networking with a presentation from John Kobara, chief operating officer of the California Community Foundation and a former vice chancellor of external affairs at UCLA.