Accomplishments

Our faculty and students strive for excellence in their work.

We are honored to be recognized by esteemed organizations. Below are a few of our most recent accolades.

Awards

UCLA Professor Suzanne Paulson and Ph.D. Candidate Viraj Sawant Illuminate Path Forward in Addressing Near-Roadway Air Pollution’s Impact on Public Health

UCLA Professor and Center for Clean Air Director Suzanne Paulson and UCLA Ph.D. candidate Viraj Sawant have made significant strides in understanding and addressing the impacts of near-roadway air pollution (NRAP) on public…

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Travis Longcore co-authors ‘The World at Night’— a comprehensive resource on global light pollution

UCLA adjunct professor Travis Longcore co-authored “The World at Night,” a comprehensive resource on global light pollution published by the Dark Sky Group of the International Union for Conservation of…

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Environmental science and engineering alumni Bart B. Sokolow publishes the 2nd edition of his book: “How to Avoid Environmental Litigation”

Environmental science and engineering alumni Bart B. Sokolow and Murray Sinclair, an environmental attorney, combine their expertise for a user-friendly journey through the environmental legal landscape. “This book is a…

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Tanner Waters selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program

Tanner Waters, a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has been selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. This highly esteemed fellowship offers…

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Marilyn Raphael elected as member of American Philosophical Society

Marilyn Raphael elected as member of American Philosophical Society

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Elijah Catalan selected for 2023 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award

Elijah Catalan has been selected for a 2023 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA), which is sponsored by the Ecological Society of America. Along with 15 other graduate…

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Susanna Hecht wins Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography

UCLA professor Susanna Hecht has won the 2023 Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity from the American Association of Geographers. The award is presented annually to a geographer who has demonstrated…

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Travis Longcore Awarded Galileo Award from International Dark-Sky Association

Please join us in congratulating Travis Longcore on receiving the Galileo Award from the International Dark-Sky Association! This award is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to research…

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Eric Hoek to Receive Top Water Research and Technology Prize

Sep 2, 2022 UCLA Samueli Newsroom The National Water Research Institute has selected Eric Hoek, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, as the 2022 Athalie Richardson…

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Future of Life Institute honors Richard Turco and other ‘nuclear winter’ pioneers

UCLA distinguished professor emeritus and founding director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Richard Turco, received The Future of Life Award for his role in the discovery…

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Bradley Shaffer elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Bradley Shaffer, the director of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Marilyn Raphael elected president of American Association of Geographers

Marilyn Raphael, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has been chosen to lead the American Association of Geographers — a global network of researchers, educators and…

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