Mengqing Shang, a third-year student in anthropology, is the first international student for whom English is a second language to win the Peter Rotter writing award given annually to undergraduates in the humanities.
Astronomers have discovered a "weird and freakish object" resembling a rotating lawn sprinkler in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The find, reported online in the Nov. 7 issue of the Astrophysical Journal Letters, has left them scratching their heads and searching for an explanation for the strange asteroid's out-of-this-world appearance.
Come this fall, William Marotti and his colleagues will return to rising ranks. Not only has a new Japanese specialist joined the history department from Cornell University, but Asian Languages and Cultures has also signed on a new hire whose expertise dovetails with the department’s highly regarded Japanese literature faculty.
The Princeton Review's Green Rating measured how environmentally aware and responsible an institution was on a scale of 60–99. Twenty-two schools, including UCLA, recieved a score of 99 and made the Green Honor Roll.