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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…

‘Divieto dare da Mangiare’: Migrant Angst & Policing the Edible in Italy

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By Dr. Rachel Vaughn Assistant Adjunct Professor in the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Institute for Society & Genetics, and Gender Studies Department In 2015, the mayor of Ventimiglia, Italy Enrico Ioculano signed l’ordinanza…

UCLA’s First Master of Social Science (MaSS) Cohort Graduates

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By Lara Drasin UCLA’s new Master of Social Science (MaSS) degree may seem to have materialized one summer day in 2016 as a sudden addition to the university’s already-robust social science graduate degree offerings, but this state-of-the-art…

UCLA and Homelessness: See. Study. Solve. May 21-24, 2018

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  We call homelessness a crisis in Los Angeles because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst every day. Yet, the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff. New Los Angeles City and County…

Dr. Frasure-Yokley Profiled by PBS NewsHour for Her Work with UCLA's First-Generation College Students

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May 16, 2018 Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Associate Professor of Political Science, was recently profiled by the PBS NewsHour to discuss her important work with UCLA’s first-generation college students.  This new retention initiative…

Why Trump Can’t Have Tariffs and More Restrictions on Immigration

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By Margaret E. Peters Assistant Professor, Political Science The Trump administration recently announced tariffs on 1,300 types of goods from China, including televisions, medical devices and batteries. On a seemingly unrelated note, President…

Coming Out and “Outing Pigs”

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By Abigail C. Saguy Professor of Sociology, UCLA In late 2017, over 30 women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape. Shortly after—following the lead of actress Alyssa Milano—millions…

Ready to Work, Uprooting Inequity: Black Workers in Los Angeles and California

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By Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Project Director & Saba Waheed, Research Director Black people are leaving Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Black Worker Center noticed the trend while doing community organizing work in the area and teamed up…

Chronicling the Transformation of Black LA

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By Marcus Anthony Hunter Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, CHAIR, Department of African American Studies; Principal Investigator Over the course of the…