UCLA Grand Challenge - "Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles"

Leaders from UCLA, the White House, and Los Angeles announced a major new environmental research project at the university.

Friday, November 15, 2013

UCLA Grand Challenges

Grand Challenge projects set ambitious yet achievable goals to tackle some of society’s most pressing issues through multidisciplinary innovations and breakthroughs. UCLA will channel the resources of the entire university to solve such a challenge. UCLA’s first Grand Challenge Project will focus on environmental sustainability and will involve nearly six dozen faculty and staff.



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Letter from UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block to the campus community

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