EVENTS

Special Event

2017 IoES Gala – Innovators for a Healthy Planet

An event honoring Paul G. Allen and Toyota

Every year, we honor environmental game-changers at the UCLA IoES Gala. Paul G. Allen races the extinction of elephants and flips common paradigms for ocean and climate health. Toyota leads sustainable transportation and reinvents eco-mobility with vehicles like the Prius and Mirai. These 2017 Gala honorees prove that sustainable innovation can surmount the greatest threats of our time.

Symposium

EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050

UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium

From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.

NEWSROOM

Forward thinking graduate awarded for sustainable change-making at LA Metro

Cris Liban, who received his doctorate from UCLA IoES’ Environmental Science and Engineering program, was honored with the Award of Excellence by the Engineering News Record for his initiative and drive to make Los Angeles more environmentally friendly in his role as the first-ever chief sustainability officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A dynamic thinker who brings...

UCLA Newsroom: Air quality app influences behavior by linking health to environment

Making data accessible educates and promotes change, UCLA study finds. “I think information can be very powerful to change your behavior,” said the study’s lead author, Magali Delmas, a professor of management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Anderson School of Management.

Young climate heroes on display at summit

By Amanda Wagner The biggest news from last week’s Global Climate Action Summit came from Governor Jerry Brown, who signed Senate Bill 100, committing the state to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. By that time, the 80-year-old Brown’s generation will no longer be in charge. People who are now in their 20s and 30s...

Level up for the environment with a graduate degree from UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

The effects of climate change are ramping up. Jobs are booming in green business. And the world’s cities keep growing, while human needs place an increasing strain on natural systems. Now more than ever, the world needs well-educated experts to take on environmental challenges using a variety of approaches and tools. You can get those...

IoES creates new environmental sustainability doctoral program

UCLA’s Daily Bruin published an informative article detailing IoES’s new Ph.D in Environment and Sustainability that showcased the differences between the Ph.D and the D.Env in Environmental Science and Engineering and featured quotes from faculty about why the Ph.D is critical in an increasingly disciplinary world.

UCLA begins accepting applications for new Ph.D. in Environment and Sustainability

In July, UCLA launched a new Ph.D in Environment and Sustainability to empower future leaders in thought and action who seek to take on challenges that require skills in multiple disciplines. Under the guidance of two faculty advisors, students will choose from a broad array of important environmental issues, such as climate, water and other...

Jordan Rosencranz awarded UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship

Jordan Rosencranz has been awarded a UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, which is designed to help students in the final writing stage of their doctorates. For his research, Rosencranz partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey to examine ‘the coastal squeeze’ phenomenon of Californian salt marshes: Human development has already encroached on wildlife habitat such as marshes...

Sonali Abraham becomes first recipient of the ES&E Pankaj Parekh Graduate Fellowship

Sonali Abraham is the first recipient of the Pankaj Parekh Graduate Fellowship, which is awarded to a first-year doctoral student focusing on water issues. Growing up in the Middle East and Bangladesh, Abraham is no stranger to water woes. “I’ve seen firsthand the scarcity and water contamination issues that people have to deal with. It...

Tiffany Yap comes to the rescue of salamanders

Tiffany Yap, a recent graduate of the Environmental Science and Engineering doctoral program, has already found herself in the academic limelight. Her research on the potential decimation of salamanders was published in Science. Yap and her colleagues urged U.S. officials to halt the salamander pet trade and prevent the spread of Bsal bacteria, an Asian...

Dissertation Year Fellowship

Jordan Rosencranz has been awarded a UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, which is designed to help students in the final writing stage of their doctorates. For his research, Rosencranz partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey to examine ‘the coastal squeeze’ phenomenon of Californian salt marshes: Human development has already encroached on wildlife habitat such as marshes...

The Pankaj Parekh Graduate Fellowship

Sonali Abraham is the first recipient of the Pankaj Parekh Graduate Fellowship, which is awarded to a first-year doctoral student focusing on water issues. Growing up in the Middle East and Bangladesh, Abraham is no stranger to water woes. “I’ve seen firsthand the scarcity and water contamination issues that people have to deal with. It...

The Paris Climate Talks: What Should Emerge?

IoES Faculty, Students and Alumni Weigh In