A UCLA urban planning professor who devises strategies to turn characterless, unappealing urban streets and sidewalks into inviting, pedestrian-friendly environments is hoping to bring downtown L.A. its first active-recreation parklet.A parklet — a micro-park created along urban streets from underutilized strips of roadway, on-street parking spaces and traffic triangles — can be as simple as a wooden platform, built over three parking spaces, on which umbrella tables, chairs and planters suddenly appear.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Department of Social Welfare chair Fernando Torres-Gil to a key post in his administration.
Torres-Gilis is being reappointed to the National Council on Disability, where he will serve as vice chair. He is a professor of social welfare and public policy and chair of the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin. He is also the director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging.
The U.S. justice system has evolved into an authoritative regime designed to oppress communities of color, much like the Jim Crow laws of the 19th and 20th centuries, civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander argued in an impassioned address at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Philanthopists and longtime UCLA supporters Meyer and Renee Luskin were honored with UCLA's first Fiat Lux Award at the inaugural Luskin
Lecture for Thought Leadership held May 2 at Royce Hall. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker.
Moncada, an undergraduate student in the
Public Affairs minor, is one of three UCLA students honored recently with the 2012
Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards for outstanding commitment to public
Fernando Torres-Gil, chair of the UCLA Department of Social Welfare, will appear in KCET’s latest feature series titled, Your Turn To Care in the May 2 (8 p.m.) broadcast. The four-part series, which was launched nationally on March 7, focuses on the emotional aspect of being a caregiver and how families are impacted.
The UCLA MURP Program has just been granted re-accreditation for seven years -- the maximum term possible -- in recognition of our "exemplary record." The MURP program is now accredited
through December 31, 2019.
JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez (MSW ’88, Ph.D. ’90) adjunct professor of Social Welfare, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Council on Gerontology (CCGG). The award recognizes outstanding achievements in geriatrics and gerontology. Awardees exemplify leadership in academic scholarship, education, policy, research, and practice, while contributing to the future of older adults.
Alice (Laughlin) Kitchen, (MSW ’72) is among 10 “Champions of
Change” honored recently by the White House for dedication to improving access
to health care. The
Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning
the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups
of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are
recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their