UCLA study identifies cell of origin for squamous cell cancer

Squamous cell cancers, which can occur in multiple organs in the body, can originate from hair follicle stem cells, according to biologist and senior study author William Lowry.  The finding could result in new strategies to treat and potentially prevent the disease.

Two College scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Biologist Jeffrey H. Miller and archaeologist Lothar Von Falkenhausen are among the 212 new fellows chosen nationally this year for distinguished contributions to their fields of study.

College alumna Kay Ryan wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

Kay Ryan, who received her B.A. and M.A. in English at UCLA, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book showcasing 45 years of work, “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems.”

Two College scholars win 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships

Four UCLA professors — including two from the College of Letters and Science — are among 180 artists, scholars and scientists chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants to receive 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships on the basis of “prior achievement and exceptional promise.”

Funds redirected to maintain high quality of undergraduate education

With UCLA’s largest freshman class projected for this fall, campus leaders have taken steps to ensure enough seats for first-year students in high-demand lower-division courses, including General Education courses, skill courses, and preparation classes for impacted majors.