Archive Tag: Mention/Expert Opinion

On November 28, 2018, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to transition the City to local water by 2023. The vote represents a serious commitment to sustainability from a City that was 100 percent reliant on imported water as recently as the 1990s. In addition to investing upwards of $120 million dollars in water infrastructure projects, the City of Santa Monica also committed to reducing consumer demand through aggressive conservation measures.

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Red-crowned parrots, which are thriving in Los Angeles, are endangered in their native habitat in eastern Mexico.

Brad Shaffer, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, supports a bold strategy for preserving endangered species in a Smithsonian Magazine article. In the article, titled “To Save Endangered Species, Should We Bring Them Into Our Cities?” Shaffer makes the case for introducing carefully vetted non-native species into urban environments. In Los Angeles, the 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

On the Friendship Bench a form of problem-solving therapy aims at the potential triggers of distress and patients are guided toward their own solutions.
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Michelle Craske, PhD (psychology and psychiatry professor at UCLA and co-director of the Depression Grand Challenge) was mentioned in a recent CNN article titled, “How a wooden bench is starting a revolution in mental health.” The article details Zimbabwe’s Friendship Bench Project, an inexpensive mental health intervention where individuals meet with a trained Read more

Los Angeles got four inches of rain last year, making October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 the third driest year on record.

Neil Berg, associate director of UCLA’s Center for Climate Science, and David Neelin, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at UCLA, were quoted in an article by laist about rainfall in Los Angeles. In the article, Professor Neelin and Professor Berg explained that climate change will likely cause increasingly volatile weather patterns in future decades, resulting Read more