Archive Tag: External Coverage

UCLA sponsored content about the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) in the March 12, 2019 issue of The Washington Post. The article highlights how the City of Los Angeles is incorporating technologies developed by the campus to increase renewable energy, maximize local water supplies and enhance ecosystem health.

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On January 9, 2019, Mark Bayer, Government Relations expert and strategist experienced in the government, corporate and non-profit sectors, interviewed Michelle Popowitz (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) for his web series When Science Speaks. The series profiles innovative and interesting people working in science and technical fields – from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world.

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An Associated Press article highlighted how universities and companies across the nation are developing smartphone technology to detect early signs of depression in younger generations. UCLA was amongst campuses highlighted in this sector overview.  The UCLA app referenced in the article is provided via the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression (STAND) program. STAND assesses whether students are experiencing symptoms of depression and offers immediate treatment options best fit for their needs.

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UNM launches Grand Challenges Initiative
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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