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Prof on Relaunch of 'Boom' Magazine
The Los Angeles Times featured a Q&A with Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, about the relaunch Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine published by UC Press and edited by Christensen. The piece highlights the magazine's fall issue, which focuses on the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

'There it is — take it': UCLA's first issue of Boom examines L.A. Aqueduct
UCLA Today highlighted the magazine being produced by Jon Christensen with help from UCLA graduate students in history and English and Los Angeles Book Review veteran editor Eve Bachrach, as well as support from UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Boom journal comes to UCLA
The Daily Bruin did a write-up on Boom: A Journal of California, the quarterly magazine published by University of California Press and edited by science journalist and IoES and Department of History Adjunct Assistant Professor Jon Christensen.

Mystery of the Vanishing Birds
Birds News reported on research by Thomas Smith, director of the UCLA Center for Tropical Research and a professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Kristen Ruegg, assistant adjunct professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, that solved the mystery behind the decline of a sub-species of the Wilson's Warbler. Smith and Ruegg were quoted.

Urban Agriculture in L.A.
An NPR blog highlighted a study by California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA Director Stephanie Pincetl and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs students who charted and mapped 1,200-plus urban farms throughout Los Angeles County in an effort to provide information for policymakers, growers and entrepreneurs.

UCLA Gets Major Gift From Pritzker Family
Philanthropy News Digest, the Beverly Hills Courier (Page 8), Chicago Business and L.A. Biz reported that UCLA has received a $20 million donation from the Pritzker Family Foundation — including $15 million for environmental and sustainability research, $3 million to aid foster youth who are UCLA students, and $2 million to support arts programs for children and families. Ann Philbin, director of the UCLA Hammer Museum, and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block were quoted in the coverage.

Pritzker Gift Funds Sustainability Research
Glen MacDonald, director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a professor of geography and of ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed Tuesday on KCRW-89.9 FM about the Pritzker Family Foundation donating $15 million to UCLA to support environmental and sustainability research.

Laurence C. Smith
UCLA Department of Geography Chair and IoES Professor Smith is quoted in a USA Today article about the effects of climate change in Alaska.