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Most Major U.S. Cities Are Underprepared for Rising Temperatures

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UCLA-led analysis highlights gaps in municipal planning for often dangerous heat
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Most Male Suicides in U.S. Show No Prior Mental Health Link, Study Reveals

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Use of firearms, alcohol consumption are common factors in these deaths, say UCLA and CDC researchers.

Nancy Pelosi and George Takei Deliver Calls to Action to Class of 2022

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The House speaker and the actor-activist appear at UCLA Luskin's dual commencement ceremonies.
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Public Policy Students Take On the Health Care Digital Divide

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Effort to widen access to telemedicine is one of 15 immersive graduate-level projects aimed at developing policy solutions for real-world clients.
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Declines in Accountability Among U.S., Asian Governments Since 2000 Highlighted

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Berggruen Governance Index assesses the quality of democracy and measures the quality of life in 134 nations
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Inaugural Latino Applied Policy Research Awards Announced

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Grants from the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative support projects targeting inequities that impact communities of color.
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UCLA Luskin Faculty Win Public Impact Research Awards

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UCLA's Office of Research & Creative Activities honors scholars for work that connects the campus to local and global communities
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Urban Planning Marks Half a Century of Action-Oriented Scholarship

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Series of events highlights program's activist ethos and focus on equity since its launch in 1969
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Connecting the Dots on Climate Change

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Environmental scholar Robert Bullard charts a path to a more equitable future — if America can avoid repeating past mistakes.

Message From the Dean: Grappling With the Tragedy in Buffalo

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Some thoughts in the aftermath of a mass shooting in which Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, were targeted.