Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

January

January 31, 2017
Safe water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices continue to be an endemic problem which impairs household health and livelihoods, especially in low and middle income countries. As part of the Sustainable Water Initiative at the Luskin Center, Dr. Greg Pierce supervised four UCLA undergraduates, Caroline Fernandes, Claudia Flores, Gabrielle Montalbano, Harveen Sekhon to conduct a thorough evaluation of a WASH improvement program implemented in eight villages located in the Nama Sub-County of Uganda.

November

November 14, 2016
California Air Resources Board Awards Contract to Luskin Center to Analyze What Works
November 14, 2016
 There is a reason you might be seeing a lot of electric vehicles on the road. California now has more than 230,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as part of a quickly growing zero-emission car market, the largest in the country.

October

October 20, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Two years after Mayor Eric Garcetti signed Executive Directive 5 (ED 5), putting in place strong, emergency drought response measures for the City of Los Angeles, water customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) remain ahead of schedule in meeting citywide water conservation goals.
October 17, 2016
By Stan PaulAn interdisciplinary team of UCLA researchers has advanced to the semifinal round of a global competition to reduce greenhouse gases through groundbreaking scientific and technological innovation.

September

September 21, 2016
 The California Air Resources Board has recently improved several of its policies to increase the sales of electric vehicles and make them more accessible to lower-income Californians.  Each of these policy changes was supported by research recently completed by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and collaborators.
September 20, 2016
Kathryn Sullivan has seen Earth from space. Now she’s in charge of scientifically monitoring its land, seas and atmosphere. 
September 12, 2016
By George FoulshamIf you’re looking for an example of what communities can do to take advantage of the land that adjoins the Los Angeles River, look no further than Marsh Park — 3.9 acres of greenway in the Elysian Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles, not far from downtown.

June

June 07, 2016
Carbon Upcycling, an interdisciplinary team from UCLA, today announced its official entry into the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Carbon Upcycling, headquartered in Los Angeles with 13 team members, is among a growing number of teams from around the world vying for a share of the $20-million prize purse.

May

May 31, 2016
By George FoulshamSarah Godoy realized that she wanted to devote her life to fighting human trafficking when, during a trip to India, she overheard a pimp speaking to a 10-year-old girl. The pimp was questioning where another girl, a 5-year-old, had gone and when she would return to the brothel.