Students

Recent posts that showcase the engagement of our students.

First-Generation Students In Graduate School

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By Berto Solis, UCLA Master of Social Science, 2018 First-generation, or “first-gen,” students are the first in their families to go to college. When a first-gen student graduates from college and gets into a graduate program it’s…

Dream Summer 2018: Engaging and Developing Immigrant Youth Leadership

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By Abel Valenzuela Jr. Professor and Director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment The increased ICE raids, daily attacks on immigrants, children separated from their parents at the border, and a host of other…

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…

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’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…

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…

Dr. Lytle Hernandez and Million Dollar Hoods to be Honored with Freedom Now Award on June 16

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May 15, 2018 Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez and Million Dollar Hoods will be honored by the Los Angeles Community Action Network with a Freedom Now Award for their groundbreaking digital mapping project that uses police data…

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…

Mapping LA’s Million Dollar Hoods

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By Kelly Lytle Hernandez Professor of History and African-American Studies Los Angeles County operates the largest jail system on Earth. At a cost of nearly $1 billion annually, more than 20,000 people are caged every night in county…