Artist illustration of jellyfish in clear blue water

Disney mermaids aren’t the only wondrous creatures ‘under the sea’

On the eve of the ‘Little Mermaid’ premiere, a UCLA doctoral candidate speaks up for the jellyfish Danist Soh/Unsplash UCLA College | May 25, 2023 A new UCLA College video series called “Silly Questions, […]

Gillian Smith smiling while wearing a purple sweater and red baseball hat, with canyon formations and a blue afternoon sky in the background.

Gillian Smith is living history

This graduating senior changed her academic direction—and life—at UCLA Courtesy of Gillian Smith Jonathan Riggs | May 23, 2023 When she came to UCLA from Maryland, Gillian Smith fully intended […]

A collage of covers from over the years of UCLA's OutWrite Newsmagazine.

Q&A: For UCLA’s queer magazine, OutWrite, a bright future from a complicated past

Author Amitav Ghosh in a white long sleeve collar shirt with a black vest standing outside, with green overgrown vines hanging all around him.

Amitav Ghosh delivers UCLA’s Edward W. Said Lecture

The internationally acclaimed Indian author shared insights into his work and worldview Aradhana Seth Jonathan Riggs | May 19, 2023 Focusing on his 2021 nonfiction work “The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables […]

Leah Likin poses in front of a section of the art component of her honors capstone project

Leah Likin: Responding to COVID with healing creativity


At UCLA College, we constantly strive to stay connected with our community. Sign up here to receive periodic updates on the latest news and information.

*Your personal information will not be used or shared for any other purpose.

The UCLA College of Letters & Science acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.