Last week, the UCLA Luskin School's social welfare department conducted its annual tour of Los Angeles' Skid Row – one of the largest stable homeless population in the United States.The department has been organizing the tour for 10 years and it allows students the opportunity to tour shelters and interact with the homeless in anticipation for some of their work following graduation.
By Ruby Bolaria, Urban Planning 2014
Today I met my senior fellow who will mentor me for this
academic year. To what end remains to be seen but I was filled with excitement,
anxiety and anticipation nonetheless. The UCLA Luskin School’s unique Senior
Fellows program was established to “connect the world of political and policy action to education for the
UCLA Luskin School professor Michael Storper was honored earlier this month with the Sir Peter Hall Award, presented by the Regional Studies Association, recognizing his vast work in urban and regional planning.Dr. Storper, recently named UCLA Luskin's Director of International Initiatives, was given the award in a ceremony in London.
Four UCLA Luskin School alumni are running for office in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.Public policy graduates Rusty Bailey (1999), Mike Stajura (2005) and Manan Trivedi (2007) and urban planning grad Raul Bocanegra (1997) are all involved in election campaigns as the election date nears.Bailey is running for Mayor in Riverside, Calif. which is his home city. Bailey, whose website is available here, works as a teacher at Riverside Poly High and served in the Army.
Part of the attraction of the UCLA Luskin School of Public
Affairs is the ability to take classes that cross three continuums – public
policy, social welfare and urban planning.
Being able to put into practice what was learned spanning
those focuses is part of the idea behind the School's vision.
But being able to put that into practice in bringing one of
the biggest attractions to Los Angeles is exactly what Maria Mehranian did.
The first Luskin Lecture Series of the 2012-13 school year took place on Wednesday night at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles."Sea Change or More of the Same?" featured four political experts speaking about the upcoming presidential election and more.With UCLA Luskin dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. leading a panel discussion that had writers Adam Nagourney from the New York Times, Mark Barabak from the Los Angeles Times and Val Zavala from KCET, along with politics expert Dan Schnur from USC, the event drew a large audience and rave reviews.
The Department of Social Welfare is searching for two faculty to join a distinguished Department with a 60 year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. UCLA is consistently ranked near the top of 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 mid-career level (from senior assistant to recent full professors). The Department's priority areas for faculty recruitment include:
Dr. Ian Holloway joined the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor in Social Welfare prior to the Fall 2012 quarter after earning dual masters degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University and earning his doctorate in social work from the University of Southern California.
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., is organizing a UCLA Luskin team for the United Way’s Annual “HomeWalk”, a 5K Walk/Run to End Homelessness, on the morning of Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Exposition Park. Joining Dean Gilliam in leading the team are: Erica Quintana, MPP ’13, Brad Rowe, MPP ’13, Ian Bohannon, MSW ’13 and Jacki Murdock, MURP ’13.