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New Ph.D. Program in Communication at UCLA Accepting Applications

The UCLA Department of Communication is now accepting applications for its new Ph.D. program! Please check out this descriptive video, where you will learn about the work faculty and graduate students do in the following areas:  Communication & Cognition, Political Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.  Also, you will learn about the department’s Television News Collection.  Then, […]

Doing Good with Dr. Fessler

By Lara Drasin What makes someone want to “do good?” Dr. Daniel Fessler of UCLA’s Anthropology department—the inaugural director of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute and 2018 recipient of the UCLA Gold Shield Faculty prize—is trying to figure that out, and sat down with LA Social Science to share some thoughts on the subject from […]

$20 Million Gift Establishes the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute in the Division of Social Sciences

The Bedari Foundation, established by philanthropists Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, has given $20 million to the UCLA College to establish the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute. The institute, which is housed in the division of social sciences, will support world-class research on kindness, create opportunities to translate that research into real-world practices, and serve as […]

By All MEANS Necessary – New UCLA Report on Hollywood Diversity and Inclusion Practices

September 18, 2019 Diversity initiatives have become their own cottage industry in the entertainment industry.  But how much do we really know about what has been working and why?  This report considers some of the more significant past and present diversity initiatives in the industry in order to zero in on the essential practices that […]

Latinx Organizations Convene in Border Town to Talk Immigration and Criminal Justice Reform

By UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) In their 5th Annual Latinx Criminal Justice Convening, LatinoJustice PRLDEF partnered with Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network brought local and national organizations to Brownsville, TX to engage in conversation about Latinos in the criminal justice and immigration systems. This two-day encuentro was intended to create a […]

Health, Wealth, & Power: A Student’s Perspective

By Vianney Gomez and Celina Avalos As policy fellows with the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI), we are afforded unique opportunities to engage in professional development training and experiences that enhance our skill set as student policy advocates. On Friday, April 26th, five LPPI Policy Fellows attended the Greenlining Economic Summit in Oakland […]

Co-Director of UCLA Voting Rights Center Secures Settlement on Texas Voting Rights Case

UCLA lecturer and co-director of the UCLA Voting Rights Center, Chad Dunn, secures a settlement with the State of Texas requiring it rescind a voter purge of newly naturalized citizens. The settlement agreement can be found HERE, and it requires Texas to withdraw their earlier advisory claiming there were 95,000 illegally registered non-citizen voters in […]

UCLA Spirituality, Mindfulness, Self-Care, & Social Justice Class: Q&A w/Prof. Victor Narro

By Institute for Research on Labor and Employment This past winter quarter, the UCLA Labor Studies Program offered the class Spirituality, Mindfulness, Self-care, and Social Justice. Originally offered as a small seminar in 2015, the class has grown to 120 students with a follow-up seminar offered in the spring. We sat down with Professor Victor […]