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Advocate for Ending Poverty Named UCLA Luskin Commencement Speaker

Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, first elected at age 26, now champions reforms to battle income inequality.
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L.A. County Residents Express Second-Lowest Satisfaction Ever With Quality of Life

Despite overall uptick in eighth annual index, dissatisfaction remains high due to inflation, homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic
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Joe Nunn, at the Heart of Social Work Education

Professor emeritus reflects on what has changed during his six decades in the profession and its teaching — and what’s still in progress.

Steep Decline in Day-to-Day School Violence

UCLA study of more than 6 million students during an 18-year period finds welcome school safety news amid outburst of mass shootings.
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After a Long Road to UCLA, He’s Now on the UC Board of Regents

Drawing lessons from his own journey, Social Welfare doctoral student Merhawi Tesfai aims to break down barriers to higher education.

How Weather Woes Led Jack Rothman to UCLA

Emeritus professor recalls move from chilly Midwest to sunny California and UCLA in the 1980s.
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The Past, Present and Future of Transportation Access

Author and scholar Robert Cervero says long-ago research by his late mentor, Martin Wachs, still has relevance for today’s planners and policymakers
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The Trials — and Triumphs — of Rosina Becerra

For almost 50 years as a professor and academic leader, she has taken on whatever challenges UCLA has asked of her.
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How Laws and Policies Can Close — or Widen — Gender Gaps

New book by UCLA researchers shows that progress toward gender equality has stalled, particularly for caregivers in the U.S.
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Housing Inequality Is So Entrenched It Could Spark a Movement

Scholar, author and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor says establishing a human right to shelter may seem utopian but is long overdue.