Ella Franklin On a tour of the Universal Studios soundstage for the film "Apollo 13," 6-year-old Ella Franklin was blown away by the chaos of heavy fog and astronauts that seemed to burn alive. As she watched this story being made right before her eyes, she wondered how it would eventually be portrayed on screen. A desire to tell stories was born... read more
UCLA is one of the world's premier universities. At the core of the university's research programs, graduate training, and undergraduate instruction is the College of Letters and Science.
Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations and joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, will discuss the lessons he learned during his decade at the center of the world stage at the second annual Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership, hosted by the UCLA College of Letters and Science.
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UCLA Earns Presidential Distinction From over 700 applicants, UCLA made the list as one of the top community service-focused institutions in the country by earning Distinction in the President's 2012 Higher Education Community Service Award! Thanks to students, staff, and faculty for all your community service efforts throughout the year.
Not many science demonstrations feature world-renowned chefs and food samples for each audience member, but the growing number of fans of UCLA life scientist Amy Rowat know they're in for a tasty treat when they attend her annual springtime "Science and Food" public lectures.
The 1973 beginnings of UCLA's Institute of Archaeology hardly signaled greatness. Its annual budget was a paltry $6,000. Founding director Giorgio Buccellati had a staff of one, a part-time assistant who worked a few hours a week. The institute didn't have a home.
Four UCLA faculty members are among an esteemed group of 175 of scholars, artists and scientists from the United States and Canada to receive 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships. The new fellows were chosen from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.
Bright. Visible. Flexible. These words describe the new Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) Learning Lab @ Rolfe, a new technology-enabled presentation and collaboration space for teaching and learning at UCLA.