Six UCLA faculty elected fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Six UCLA scholars have been selected as fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), for their distinguished efforts to advance science.

Evolutionary biologist Victoria Sork named dean of life sciences

As a student, Victoria Sork conducted her high school honors project at UCLA. Now, she is the first woman to become dean of a UCLA science division, having taken the helm of UCLA’s Division of Life Sciences on Sept. 1.

UCLA molecular biologist reports major insights into evolution of life

James Lake has discovered the process that ultimately resulted in the presence of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.

UCLA political scientist identifies the two surest roads to the White House

Barack Obama’s 2008 win did not surprise political scientist Lynn Vavreck, whose new book explains the two critical routes to the White House.


UCLA scientist leads NASA mission’s effort to map Moon temperatures

David Paige will head the mission’s Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, which will perform the first global survey of the temperature of the lunar surface and search for evidence of water.

Close social ties make baboons better mothers, study finds

Baboons whose mothers have strong relationships with other females are more likely to survive to adulthood than those with less social mothers, according to a new study by UCLA researchers and colleagues.

Anthropologist named dean of social sciences

Alessandro “Sandro” Duranti, a linguistic anthropologist, has been appointed dean of Social Sciences, the largest academic division in the UCLA College of Letters and Science.

Two College faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Three UCLA scholars — including two from the College — have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences “in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”


Six professors in the College elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The new fellows join one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers.

The world is a classroom? Thanks to technology, it can be

Molecular biologist Robert B. Goldberg is teaching an honors course on genetic engineering that is being attended in class at UCLA and through fiber optic connection to UC Davis, 370 miles away.