Archive Tag: Recognition

UNM launches Grand Challenges Initiative

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

Mahendra at the ceremony, shortly after received the award.

Congratulations to Shaily Mahe­ndra (associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering) for receiving the 2018 Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award from the Government of India Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society. The organization honored Mahendra for her research accomplishments in the field of civil and environmental 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

UCLA’s depression online screening and treatment methods for students highlighted in article by The University Network on September 21, 2018.
The University Network

The University Network, a global media company for college students, featured the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) in an article titled, “You’re Not Alone: Mental Illness Is Widespread At Universities.”  The article highlights UCLA’s approach to addressing the growing demands for mental health services for college students, and calls attention to the DGC’s Read more