Archive Tag: External Coverage

The Los Angeles River flows past the Atwater Village neighbourhood during a rain storm in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 2017.

Los Angeles can have a more sustainable future with 100-percent local-water, but it will come at the cost of a more parched L.A. River, according to a new study released by UCLA. The study, the most comprehensive analysis to date of integrated water management strategies for the river, is intended to guide local officials in planning for the river’s future. Mark Gold, one of the study’s lead authors and UCLA’s associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, Read more

There is hope for people with depression, especially when doctors like this dedicate their lives to research.

Posted by Upworthy on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dr. Nelson Freimer, director of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, shares why he has devoted his life to understanding depression.

“Support research because we need to understand depression better if we’re going to get to the point, which I believe we will reach, where no one has to lose their lives to suicide.”

– Nelson Freimer, Director of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge

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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

In the traveling exhibition “Send Silence Packing,” backpacks represent the more than 1,000 college students who commit suicide each year.
Credit Austin Bachand/Daily News Record, via Associated Press

The New York Times featured the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge in an article highlighting how different colleges are proactively addressing depression on campus. The article mentions Michelle Craske, Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee member, along with current progress in the iCBT Student Study and plans for the “100K study” – the 10-year study that will monitor 100,000 people with the Read more

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pictured with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.

On Friday, April 28, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block convened the newly formed L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council.  This council demonstrates the partnership between the City of Los Angeles and UCLA to advance sustainability goals for the region, as outlined in the Sustainable City pLAn and the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Five-Year Work Plan. Members of this new Leadership Council include prominent business, academic, and Read more