Jessica E. Guillen, Master of Social Welfare, 2014This trip was truly an eye
opening experience. As a group we were given a behind-the-scenes tour of an
office that works to affect change in this state with regards to its air
quality. This change that the California Air Resource Board staff is tirelessly working for is for the
benefit of all residents regardless of race, class, age or political
Dr. Laura Abrams, a Social Welfare professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has had her first book published and it is now available for purchase.Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C, provides insight into the complexities inherent in the U.S. process of juvenile confinement.
Doreen Klee joined the Social Welfare department as a field work consultant after many successful years working in fields of gerontology and aging. Honored with numerous awards, Mrs. Klee practiced professionally at Home-SAFE Child Care of Vista del Mar, Gateways Hospital Westside Geriatric Center (a mental health outpatient treatment center), Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged and, for the last 17 years, at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UCLA $2 million to support "The Urban Turn: Collective Life in Megacities of the Pacific Rim." The three-and-a-half year project, which includes two faculty members from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will build connections between architecture, urban studies and the humanities, engaging faculty and students from across the campus in the study of contemporary issues in four of the world's most complex cities — Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and Mexico City.
A pair of alumni from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs were named to the American Planning Associations Board of Directors in California.
Kurt Christiansen, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning who graduated in 1991, was named the Vice President for Conferences while Kelly Main, who received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning in 2007, was named to the California Planning Foundation.
In a groundbreaking report on single-parent families, UCLA
Luskin doctoral student Laurie Maldonado co-authored a comprehensive and
astounding study comparing how the United States ranks worldwide versus over a
dozen other high-income countries.
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., the dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will be one of the three expert panelists during the Jan. 28 Los Angeles Mayoral debate, it was announced on Monday.The debate, which is being co-hosted by NBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles and UCLA, will be held at Royce Hall on UCLA's campus. It will be broadcast live on NBC4 from 7 to 8 p.m. and continued as a webcast from 8-8:30 p.m. on www.nbcla.com.
Every day, more and more plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can be spotted on the roads of Southern California. High gasoline prices, state zero emission vehicle programs, federal fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards, improved battery technology, and concerns over climate change and energy security have created a growing market for PEVs.
UCLA Luskin School Social Welfare student Betzabel Estudillo is our latest in the "Leaders at Luskin" series. Formerly an undocumented student, she is now a United States citizen and one of the main facilitators of the CIRCLE Project. See the video below for her story.