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Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Peter Dreier, E.P Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and Urban & Environmental Policy Program director, Occidental College, (323) 259-2913, Christopher Martin, professor of journalism, UNI Department of Communication Studies, (319) 273-7155, Note: Read “Manipulating

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Design the Future of Farmers’ Markets!

For Immediate Release Contact: Vanessa Zajfen; / 323-341-5092 Design the Future of Farmers’ Markets! LOS ANGELES, CA: The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College is pleased to announce our partnership with GOOD for a design competition for

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Please join me to discuss “Out of California’s Quagmire”

Friends – Please join me next Tuesday for an interesting discussion about California’s budget crisis, its impact, and what we can do to fix it.  LA City Controller Wendy Gruel and Nancy Berlin, director of the California Partnership, will be

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Posted in Politics & Elections

June 4: Free Screening of Food, Inc.

The California Farm to School Program, a project of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) is co-sponsoring a free screening of the new film, Food, Inc. Food, Inc. exposes America’s industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers’ rights.

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new student garden @ oxy

A new student-run organic garden and composting program is getting underway in the lawn area below the UEP/UEPI building. Congrats to the FEAST club for working so hard to plan and build support for this project. Thanks to the President’s

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UPS Delivers Community Food Security

One of our project partners, the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) has created a thriving national movement that has forged new alliances between diverse constituencies, including farmers, environmentalists, food bankers, anti-hunger advocates, community activists, and public health professionals. They have

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Posted in Farm to School

Safety in Numbers in NYC

In anticipation of the LA Bike Summit on March 7th, the UEPI blog will carry some guest entries by some of our distinguished Bike Summit guest keynote speakers. The first in this series is by Noah Budnick, Deputy Director of

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Portland Bike Study Sheds Light on Bike Facilities

This morning I went to a talk at UCLA called “Bike GPS: Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior.” The talk was given by Dr. Jennifer Dill who is a professor at Portland State University. I think that her work sheds some

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Kresge Grant to Fund Healthy Preschool Food Project

Re-posted from Occidental’s  Office of Communications: Building on previous success with schoolchildren nationwide, a $395,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation will make it possible for the Occidental College Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) to extend healthy food and wellness

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Technology and Politics

When the Iraq war began, YouTube did not exist. This year, Twitter introduces the Twitter Vote Report, allowing people from all over the country to report on their voting experience.  Check out the live maps that show what citizens across

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