Center for Diverse Leadership in Science
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Diversity Matters Roundtables
Intimate discussions led by leaders in science, government and media.
Brought to you by the UCLA Center for Diverse Leadership in Science – the first university-based center dedicated to diversity in green science – Diversity Matters Roundtables is a forum for all voices to join the table, discuss why diversity matters, and share how we all can accelerate an inclusive green movement. “Why representation matters on a global scale”...
Diversi-Tea: Experiences of LGBTQ+ in STEM
Discussion around the experiences of LGBTQ+-identifying students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM.
The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science invites you to a Diversi-Tea on Tuesday, May 29 5:00-6:30PM. This week’s discussion will revolve around the experiences of LGBTQ+-identifying (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and more) students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM. Two research papers are attached for your convenience (here and here); however, reading them is not required for participation....
Climate Justice Forum
Hosted by the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA
By hosting a Climate Justice Forum, the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hopes to accomplish three things: Raise awareness about the contributions that people of color have made to the environmental sustainability movement Reframe the definition and values of mainstream environmentalism to be more inclusive of all underrepresented communities Stimulate critical dialogue about environmental...
Drilling the City
Join STAND - L.A. and UCLA IoES as we confront the issue of urban oil drilling in Los Angeles.
More than 580,000 people live within a quarter mile of these sites, which bring toxic chemicals and air pollution—posing serious health threats to families, schools and communities. Please join UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and STAND – L.A. for a day of science, empowerment and environmental justice. We’ll explore urban drilling, its public...
American Elements Funds UCLA Center For Diverse Leadership In Science
PR Newswire reported that American Elements, a manufacturer and supplier of engineered and advanced material products with distribution and manufacturing in Europe, Asia, South America and China, has provided funding for the UCLA IoES Center for Diverse Leadership in Science in support of the growing global focus on green technologies.
Aradhna Tripati named Geological Society of America fellow
Professor Aradhna Tripati was named a Geological Society of America (GSA) fellow at the organization’s spring meeting in April. Founded in 1888, GSA serves geoscientists in academia, government and industry. Fellowships are granted “in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences” including publications, research, teaching and “contributing to public awareness of geology.” Tripati will be...
Student group raises awareness for environmental racism with forum
IoES Center for Diverse Leadership in Science director, Aradhna Tripati spoke at the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA’s Climate Justice Forum on May 8, 2018. The Daily Bruin highlighted Professor Tripati’s belief that student activism and scientists of color are important in contributing to the environmental science field and that universities should promote diversity in these programs.
Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan, Van Jones Honored by UCLA at Rainy Eco-Gala
The Hollywood Reporter featured a story about the March 22nd IoES Sea CO2 Change Gala held at the Pritzker residence. The piece included quotes from board members and honorees (Van Jones, Keely Shaye Brosnan, and Pierce Brosnan) that highlighted environmental activism and diversity.
Green Science’s White People Problem
Professor Aradhna Tripati shared her experience with systemic racism and how she addresses lack of diversity in environmental science through the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science and postdoctoral scholar Jesse Bloom Bateman expressed his thoughts on diversity in research as a person of color in geology to Grist.
Panel discusses importance of diversity in community of scientists
The Daily Bruin covered the IoES’s Center for Diverse Science in Leadership’s inaugural event where scientists from diverse backgrounds spoke about their research and experiences in academia.
#infiniteLA: UCLA Climate Scientist Aradhna Tripati
“I try to connect the research and education that I do on the environment, climate change and earth science to social justice and to the quest to create a much more inclusive and equitable world.” IoES Faculty Member/ Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Director Aradhna Tripati is featured in The Broad’s #InfiniteLA video series.
Aradhna Tripati wins 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities
The Geological Society of America awarded UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati the 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities, which is given to a minority who has “made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.” Tripati was nominated by UCLA professor emeritus Raymond V. Ingersoll,...
BBC News – Greenland ice sheet
UCLA IoES professor Aradhana Tripati interviewed on BBC News about melting glaciers.
Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica
An iceberg the size of Delaware breaks off the Antarctic peninsula. CNN's Kyung Lah reports. (With Aradhna Tripati.)
Rising Temperatures Will Put Seniors at Risk, Experts Predict
“Literally every decade we have more record-breaking years with respect to temperatures,” said Aradhna E. Tripati, a climate scientist at UCLA. “We’re already paying a cost and it’s going to keep going up.” Seniors are especially vulnerable during heat waves because they have a harder time than younger adults adjusting to sudden changes in temperature.
Feds give $320,000 grant to group working on cooling LA County, reducing hot spots, heat-related deaths
If a second federal grant is awarded by end of summer, the group will have received the full $2 million to complete a four-year project that studies how heat events, in part caused by global climate change, affects the most vulnerable local communities identified in a previous UCLA study: the San Fernando Valley, Huntington Park and Sunland and others.