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UCLA establishes Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies

In a move that defies a national trend toward diminishing higher-education language instruction, UCLA has renewed its commitment to languages by establishing the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, […]

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Scientists jump-start two people’s brains after coma

In 2016, a team led by UCLA’s Martin Monti reported that a 25-year-old man recovering from a coma had made remarkable progress following a treatment to jump-start his brain using ultrasound. […]

From Startup to Social Change: UCLA’s Blackstone Launchpad Social Impact Fellows

Startup companies have introduced innovative technology, unique products and even new social networks. At UCLA, four startups are also addressing some of society’s most important challenges, from reaching swing voters […]

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Tribal leader Clara Pratte wins Pritzker Award for young environmental innovators

The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability presented the 2020 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award to Clara Pratte, a Navajo advocate for tribal communities and a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s […]

Million Dollar Hoods is already influencing policing in Los Angeles

In less than five years, Million Dollar Hoods has already begun to influence criminal justice and policing in Los Angeles. The program, launched in 2016, produced research on cannabis enforcement that shaped […]

Gift from Astrid and Howard Preston will Fund Renovation of UCLA’s Remote Observing Facility

The UCLA College’s Division of Physical Sciences has received a gift of $500,000 from alumni Astrid and Howard Preston to renovate and expand the facility that allows prominent UCLA astronomers […]

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