Solutions

Scholars within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA work with our community partners to apply the knowledge we generate in transformative, solution-oriented ways.

Dean’s Fund for the Study of Diversity and Racial Inequality Accepting Grad Student Applications

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In light of the reawakened reckoning on racial justice issues and other historical and contemporary inequalities, the UCLA Division of Social Sciences is turning its attention and support to its graduate students. The newly established Dean’s…

Sonja Diaz Testifies in U.S. House Hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot

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Sonja Diaz, founding director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, testified in a virtual hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot for the Committee on U.S. House Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections on…

UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute Supports the #JustSayHello Campaign and Challenge

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The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute (BKI) is supporting the "Just Say Hello" campaign to help bridge the racial divide. This is a small gesture with a big message. The #JustSayHelloChallenge encourages people to Just Say Hello to somebody…

LA Social Science Women’s History Month Take-Over Featuring Dr. Noble and Dr. Roberts

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This Women's History Month Take-Over features Dr. Safiya Noble, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, African American Studies, and Gender Studies, and Dr. Sarah Roberts, Associate Professor in…

UCLA Division of Social Sciences Exceeds Campaign Goal for Dean’s Fund for the Study of Diversity and Racial Inequality

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In light of the reawakened reckoning on racial justice issues and other historical and contemporary inequalities, the UCLA Division of Social Sciences is turning its attention and support to its graduate students. The newly established Dean’s…

UCLA Division of Social Sciences Launches Dean’s Fund for the Study of Diversity and Racial Inequality

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Supporting scholarship that examines a broad range of identities, values, policies and behaviors is essential to recognizing and engaging with the diversity of the human experience. The Division of Social Sciences remains steadfast in its commitment…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Tyrone Howard Discussing the State of Education during COVID-19

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LA Social Science recently spoke with Dr. Tyrone Howard, Professor of Education, Pritzker Family Endowed Chair in Education to Strengthen Families, and Director of the Black Male Institute, about the state of education during the COVID-19…

Gift Establishes The Study of Black Life and Racial Inequality Program Fund in Anthropology at UCLA

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UCLA Anthropology alumnus and Professor Robert B. Lemelson has made a generous gift to establish The Study of Black Life and Racial Inequality Program Fund that will provide critical support for graduate and undergraduate students who share…

LA Social Science Election 2020: A Discussion with UCLA Alumni Experts About CA Prop 16 to Reinstate Affirmative Action

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Two UCLA alumni experts explain the importance of Proposition 16. Professors Maria Ledesma and OiYan Poon give a full account of the importance of Affirmative Action and how the elimination of this policy in California heavily decreased opportunities…