Facebook study finds race trumped by ethnic, social, geographic origins in forging friendships

Race may not be as important as previously thought in determining who buddies up with whom, suggests a new UCLA-Harvard University study of American college students on the social networking site Facebook.

Spacecraft will enable scientists to study the environment around the moon and Earth

Two spacecraft are now beginning to study the moon’s environment as part of NASA’s ARTEMIS mission, whose principal investigator is Vassilis Angelopoulos, a UCLA professor of Earth and space sciences.

Opening of the Terasaki Life Sciences Building highlights innovations at UCLA

The new Terasaki Life Sciences Building, which opened last fall, is a new symbol of the dramatic changes transforming UCLA’s Division of Life Sciences.

College alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Richard Heck, who earned both his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from UCLA, has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry, making him the sixth UCLA graduate to become a Nobel Laureate.