Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s Junior Legislator Program Visits UCLA

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s Junior Legislator Program was hosted on campus by the UCLA Government and Community Relations’ State Government Relations unit.  Bocanegra’s Junior Legislator Program is a leadership program designed to expose high school students from the 39th Assembly District to the complexities of government, business, and education by sponsoring monthly visits to Los Angeles community partners. Continue reading

UCLA Launches Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

On Thursday, October 14, 2014, UCLA launched its Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at the Semel Institute.  Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg was honored for his work in the legislature toward making Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence possible.  The launch was made official when Senator Steinberg had the honor of cutting the ribbon that symbolized the center’s opening.  Recently, Senator Steinberg presented a plan to members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden for mental health services to be implemented nationwide.  Prior to UCLA’s launch of the center, UC Davis launched its Behavioral Health Center of Excellence on October 1, 2014.

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UCLA in Downtown LA 2014

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh invites you to an evening honoring UCLA’s community partners and advocates for their exemplary commitment to improving quality of life in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:30 p.m. Reception, Third Floor Rotunda | 6:30 p.m. Program, John Ferraro Council Chambers
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
Online registration is closed. You may register onsite.
Directions & Parking Permit (PDF)
 

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Raise Your Voice for Higher Education!

Keith S. Parker, AVC

In the November 2012 and May 2013 elections, there were a significant number of newly elected members of Congress, the California legislature, and in the local government. On November 4, 2014 there will be more new members elected at the local, state and federal levels. UCLA needs advocates that have strong relationships with these newly elected members. If you have not already, join Bruin Caucus, our volunteer advocacy group. UCLA and the future of higher education (#highered) depends on your participation. Raise Your Voice for Higher Education!

Voter turnout has been decreasing over the past few years. As concerned citizens, we have to reverse this trend. For the November 4 election, it is important that you are registered to vote and that you do vote. If you are not registered, you can register to vote online. The deadline to register in the November election is October 20. Make sure you are registered and encourage others to also register and vote.

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Mexican President visits CA, Awards Scholarship

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was joined by Governor Jerry Brown, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Mexican Consul General Carlos M. Sada, during his first visit to Los Angeles this week as part of his tour of California.

Hundreds of  Mexican and Mexican-American leaders were on hand to welcome President Peña Nieto. Among those in attendance were UCLA Professors Patricia Gándara from the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda from the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies, and our Local & Community Relations staff. Continue reading

Meet the Candidates: District 3 Supervisorial Forum

In coordination with the Los Angeles Business Council and the Century City Chamber of Commerce, UCLA is hosting a candidate forum for the Los Angeles County 3rd Supervisorial District to replace outgoing representative, Zev Yaroslavsky.

Candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver will explain their positions on matters crucial to the region focusing on transportation and economic development as it relates to the Westside. Continue reading