Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

February

February 10, 2014
 Written by John Villansenor, featured on ForbesOn February 6, Yelp filed an appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court challenging an order to provide information about the authors of allegedly defamatory reviews. The case, Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, Inc., is one of many in recent years that are forcing the courts to balance the First Amendment rights of anonymous online reviewers against the right of businesses to pursue defamation claims.

January

January 31, 2014
On Thursday, January 23rd, the Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a lecture by Dr. Renée Kidson.  Besides being an expert in water management, an economist, and a Major in the Australian Army, Dr. Kidson is also the Director of the Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory – she is the chief administrator for the process of tallying up, as best as possible, the total sum of greenhouse gases emitted throughout all of Australia. 
January 23, 2014
Reclaiming the Right-of-Way, a comprehensive toolkit on planning methods to encourage walkability and complete streets design in neighborhoods, has been named a recipients of a National Planning Achievement Award for Best Practice, presented by the American Planning Association.

December

December 05, 2013
J.R. DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center, was a featured presenter at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony in November, in which leading-edge researchers and practitioners from various fields in the water industry convened on the topic of "Urban Water Sustainability." The conference was hosted by the National Water Resource Institute.
December 05, 2013
As featured in a recent story on KCRW-89.9 FM's "Which Way, LA?," Professor Yoram Cohen and doctoral student Zita Yu, along with colleagues including Professor Michael Stenstrom, developed a low-cost technology that turns graywater waste into a residential resource. Named the Gray2Blue Mobile Wetland System, the technology has been at use in a home in West Los Angeles as part of a demonstration project supported by the Luskin Center.

November

November 18, 2013
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a panel discussion on November 5, exploring the concept of content ownership in the digital age. This second event of the Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age series featured representatives from the Digital Media Association (DiMA), Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the UCLA Library.