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UNM launches Grand Challenges Initiative
UNM

UCLA is excited to see another university focus on grand challenges. On November 14, 2018, the University of New Mexico (UNM) launched its Grand Challenge initiative. UNM seeks to identify three Grand Challenge Conceptual Goals focused on issues faced in New Mexico. We are honored that UNM refers its applicants to UCLA and the Report on University-Led Grand Challenges as Read more

Xin Yao (Chief Research Administrator) and Ayako Onose (Research Administrator) from the Office of Management and Planning of Osaka University in Japan visited the UCLA campus during the week of October 22, 2018. On October 25, 2018, they met with Michelle Popowitz (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) to learn about UCLA’s research approach and structure, and UCLA Grand Challenges.

Xin Yao (Chief Research Administrator) and Ayako Onose (Research Administrator) from the Office of Management and Planning of Osaka University in Japan visited the UCLA campus during the week of October 22, 2018. In addition to meeting with representatives from the Read more

Michelle Popowitz (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) was one of eleven leaders interviewed by Luminary Labs.

On October 2, 2018, Luminary Labs, a strategy and innovation consulting firm in New York City, released a report titled State of Open Innovation.  Luminary Labs approached nearly 100 private sector, government, and nonprofit organizations to understand why organizations are investing in open innovation, how they are doing it, and what’s next.  Read more

“Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots” panel session receives early acceptance for SXSW EDU 2019
SXSW EDU 2019

On September 10, 2018, SXSW EDU announced panel sessions selected for early acceptance for its ninth annual SXSW EDU Conference & Festival.  The panel session titled, “Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots,” was among those to receive early acceptance.  The panel brings together thought leaders across universities and organizations, and will focus on how to launch, sustain, and build external partnerships to Read more

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Vice President for Research Chris Brown (pictured left) and Director Lee Moradi (pictured right) were led on a tour of the the UCLA campus on July 16, 2018 by Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH (pictured middle).
UCLA

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Vice President for Research Chris Brown and Director Lee Moradi visited the UCLA campus on July 16, 2018. They took a closer look at how UCLA is approaching grand challenges and were led on a whirlwind tour by Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH. Their Read more