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Reflecting on an Evening of Art, Health, & Thinking Gender

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By Drew Westmoreland, MSPH, PhD 2018 Thinking Gender Coordinator Thinking Gender, now in its 28th year, is an annual graduate student research conference organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) that features original…

More Than a Gig: A Survey of Ride-Hailing Drivers in Los Angeles

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By Abel Valenzuela Jr. Professor and Director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Last week, UCLA Labor Center researchers Saba Waheed, Lucero Herrera, Ana Luz Gonzalez-Vasquez, Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Tia…

PART 2: “Conversations with Changemakers” featuring Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley

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The following interview with Changemaker Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley is the last of a two-part series. LASS:     What do you study, and why do you study it? LFY:        I fell in love with the study of politics. Of course, I never…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley

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Although the academic year is winding down, Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Associate Professor of Political Science at UCLA,[1] is only getting started. In addition to her own teaching, research, and initiatives for first generation students,…

Is Hollywood Leaving Money on the Table? Key Findings from the Hollywood Diversity Report 2018

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The Hollywood Diversity Report 2018 is the fifth in a series of annual reports that examines the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. It considers the top 200 theatrical film releases…

UCLA/Getty Looks Back on a Decade of Working with Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

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By Professor Ellen Pearlstein, UCLA Information Studies and UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials UCLA recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the rich collaboration between the Agua Caliente…

From Tide Pods to Perfumes: UCLA CSW’s Chemical Entanglements Initiative

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By Gracen Brilmyer, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Alexandra Apolloni, Program Coordinator, UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Rachel Lee, Director, UCLA Center for the Study of Women Eating a Tide Pod…

UCLA Sociologist Aliza Luft Writes About the Danger of Dehumanizing Discourse

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Dr. Luft co-authored a blog piece for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage.  This powerful piece discusses how dehumanizing discourse can prepare the way for violence over time.  The authors cite important social science research regarding…

UCLA Army ROTC: Character and Leader Development at Home and Abroad

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By Lieutenant Colonel Shannon V. Stambersky Professor and Chair, Department of Military Science For those not familiar with Army ROTC, there may be a perception that officer training solely focuses on basic “Soldier skills,” such…