On Saturday, December 1, 135 potential applicants to the
Master of Social Welfare program attended a Diversity Recruitment Fair,
developed and coordinated by current UCLA Luskin Social Welfare students and the Diversity
Caucus. The fair was designed to reach
out to underrepresented students to provide guidance and build confidence in
applying to the program.
The Winter 2013 issue of the Luskin Forum is now available to read online. Print versions of the magazine are available inside the Luskin School of Public Affairs. The bi-annual magazine features UCLA Luskin's "International Initiative" as well as numerous other feature stories and news articles about the School.
Public Policy student Brandon Dowling has been one of a select few to receive the Best and Brightest Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year, courtesy of the Millennium Momentum Foundation.Dowling, who is set to graduate from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in June, can add this honor to his already-growing résumé. The native of Palmdale, Calif. is also a Rosenfield Fellow, which is a high-level apprenticeship program at selected government
agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Three students from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany are the first set of exchange students in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' Public Policy program. Tina Dankmeyer, Amani Joas and Adriana Lopez all spent the Fall 2012 quarter as UCLA Luskin students as the pioneers of this program, which falls under Luskin's "International Initiative."
Kim was named Vice President and Senior Planning Manager with the transportation
department at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Los Angeles, he earned his Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the UCLA Luskin School in 2000. In his role as Vice President, Kim manages
transportation projects with the level of specificity needed to advise engineers, synthesizing the knowledge into easily digestible reports for his clients.
Bailey, a 1999 UCLA Luskin School graduate in Public Policy, won the November
election to become Riverside’s next mayor, representing his hometown and the 12th-largest city in California.
Social Welfare faculty member Bridget Freisthler has received a grant from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to "support the formation of sustainable university/practice partnerships for the purpose of evaluating emerging practices or programs to inform the development of curriculum and training products for the Title IV-E stipend and child welfare training programs."
Mental health services provided under Proposition 63 dramatically improve the quality of life for many of the enrolled 27,000 Californians while returning significant taxpayer savings, according to a new study headed by Social Welfare Department chair Todd Franke.