Happenings

The UCLA Grand Challenge initiative was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article by Paul Fain.  Fain views Grand Challenge programs initiated by UCLA (in 2013) and Indiana University (in 2015) as potential answers to the public’s skepticism about the value of research conducted at public universities. The article featured feedback from Pedro Ribeiro, a spokesperson for Read more

Cristin Dorgelo (left), with Jennifer Lyon Gardner, PhD, CRA, (second to left) Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, (second to right) and Casandra Rauser, PhD, (right) presented during a panel session titled,“The Marathon that Feels Like a Sprint: Executing Successful ‘Grand Challenge’ Initiatives” at the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) conference.
UCLA Grand Challenges

On May 9, 2017, UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, and Director of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Casandra Rauser, PhD, participated in a panel at the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) conference in Boulder.  The conference, themed “Creating Excellence through Strategic Research Read more

UCLA State of the Campus 2016
UCLA

UCLA’s 2016 State of the Campus Report highlights the university’s biggest accomplishments of the year. According to the report, UCLA won over $1 billion in research grants during the 2015-2016 academic year. The report also recognizes the multi-disciplinary collaboration that has blossomed as a result of UCLA Grand Challenges.

Explore some of UCLA’s many accomplishments from the 2015–16 academic year at http://stateofthecampus.ucla.edu/.

Michelle Popowitz (UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) and Jill Sweitzer (Co-Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) with the White House pictured just behind.

Michelle Popowitz (UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) and Jill Sweitzer (Co-Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) attended an invite-only event hosted by the White House’s Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) on July 25, 2016. The purpose of the event was to highlight national best practices related to Grand Read more

Seth Kahan helps DC associations with Grand Challenges including pay equity, affordable housing and the environment

Seth Kahan, author of the business bestseller, Getting Change Right, and Getting Innovation Right, puts the focus on identifying and tackling Grand Challenges in his upcoming book. Kahan highlights UCLA’s commitment to make Los Angeles sustainable by 2050 through the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, and to cut depression in half by 2050 using brain science via the Depression Grand Challenge.

Read more at BBC Record London Limited