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Annual Survey of Los Angeles County Residents Finds Lowest Satisfaction Ever

Anger over fast-rising costs and worries about crime and the quality of education are among key factors driving down the latest Quality of Life Index
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ITS Study Offers Strategy for Freeway Congestion Pricing

A new report by UCLA transportation experts outlines ways that California could implement congestion pricing while minimizing the financial burden on low-income residents.
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‘A Sense of Real Possibility for the City of L.A.’

Faced with a monumental housing crisis, we must think creatively and push harder, Councilwoman Nithya Raman tells a UCLA audience.
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A Push to Make Voting Both a Right and Requirement

Full participation at the ballot box is the surest way to defend democracy, a Luskin Lecture audience is told.
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Latino, Asian Households Lag in Access to State Rent Assistance Program

In a new report, UCLA researchers recommend extending protections against eviction and other safety net programs until unemployment rates for all racial groups fall below pre-pandemic rates.
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Insights From an Environmental Pioneer

Mary Nichols, longtime champion of emission regulation in California, offers a roadmap toward a cleaner transportation future at a UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture.
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UCLA Luskin Team Tapped to Evaluate National Violence Intervention Initiative 

Researchers will analyze implementation of a White House program to equip community leaders and nonprofits to combat gun violence.
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School Rises to Top 12 — and Top 10 for Social Work — in U.S. News Graduate Ranking

Enhanced reputation is an indicator of ongoing work to meet and exceed high expectations for Luskin School and its Social Welfare programs.
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New Lab Aims to Advance Access to Affordable, Safe Water 

UCLA’s Human Right to Water Solutions Lab expands research across the country to support policy, advocacy and civic leadership.
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In Memoriam: Karen Lee, Former Field Faculty Member

The co-founder of a national consortium focusing on geriatric social work educated and mentored hundreds of students during 12 years at UCLA