Watch the unstoppable UCLA spirit in action
SMERC Director and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh, makes a brief appearance in the latest video installment, UCLA Impact: Break Convention, on UCLA's The Optimist website. Other individuals making appearances in the video include Mahatma Gandhi, Mayor Tom Bradley, Francis Ford Coppola, and Jackie Robinson to name a few.

Protecting Cities From Intense Heat
Nanowerk reported on research by Dr. David Eisenman, assistant professor of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Stephanie Pincetl, director of UCLA's California Center for Sustainable Communities and an adjunct professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, that will examine how several major metropolitan areas can deal with consistently rising heat through innovations in construction and infrastructure.

Michael Stenstrom
Stenstrom, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, is quoted in an article in the September issue of Los Angeles Magazine about the safety of Los Angeles tap water and bottled water.