Over time, some species become more tolerant of humans’ presence, but the extent to which they do is largely driven by the type of environment in which the animals live and by the animal’s body size, according to a comprehensive new analysis.
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A UCLA alumna who has spent much of her life galloping around the globe has given $100,000 to establish an endowment in support of graduate student travel in the UCLA College’s Department of Anthropology.
Dorothy Jewell, who graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, said that she hopes the Dorothy H. Jewell Graduate Student Travel Award Endowment will help students experience cultures outside their own.
“The experience of immersing oneself in various cultures is what anthropology is all about,” Jewell said. “We can’t be ethnocentric.”
Specifically, graduate students in biological, linguistic and sociocultural anthropology will be given access to the travel stipends, allowing them to deepen their research beyond campus.
“UCLA is a highly rated institution that through its concentration on research makes our world better equipped to meet the future,” Jewell said. “I’m proud to help students prepare for that future.”
Jewell, who as a non-traditional student enrolled at UCLA when she was 55, had already travelled to around 80 countries before deciding to pursue her undergraduate degree.
After living in parts of Europe and Africa for months on end, including the time she slept under a eucalyptus tree on a Moroccan beach for seven months, two UCLA professors advised her to move beyond her community college courses and pursue a degree in anthropology at the university.
“I had already been living this anthropological experience,” she recalls them telling her. “They recommended I make the anthropology direction more official.”
Jewell always had an adventurous spirit. Following high school, she left her native Canada for what she thought would be a brief tour of Europe then never looked back. She met her late husband – also a UCLA graduate – in Norway when he was working on location for Disney, and they eventually settled in Los Angeles for his work in the film industry and hers in the travel business. Having discovered the riches that come with experiencing other cultures, Jewell continues to explore the world. Her next destination is Tanzania.
“Travel is an important part of my life, partly due to this nomad aspect of my personality that seemed to manifest itself when I left Canada,” Jewell said. “I originally went to Europe and Africa for six months and it turned into five years. And ever since, I’ve had to have my travel fix.”
Jewell’s gift will now make those experiences possible to emerging anthropology scholars at UCLA.
“Seeing firsthand how other cultures and societies function is a vital part of being a successful anthropologist,” said Nancy Levine, professor and chair in the Department of Anthropology. “Ms. Jewell’s gift ensures that a new generation of anthropologists will emerge with the experiences needed to develop impactful and meaningful research.”
Remember West Nile virus? While it makes headlines every few years for causing a flurry of deaths in people, the virus has also meant significant declines in the survival of some of the most common North American songbird species, according to a new study coauthored by Ryan Harrigan of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).
Starting in Fall 2016, non-English majors will for the first time be able to enroll in a creative writing course — specifically a general education introductory class — currently under construction and to be taught by UCLA professor and acclaimed novelist Mona Simpson, and newly hired head of creative writing, Fred D’Aguiar.
School is back in session, and many college students around the country are taking their first course in conservation and environmental science. I have taught these introductory courses for 30 years, and have been consistently surprised by the erroneous certainties students bring to the first environmental science lecture.
Launch a rocket, take a peek at planets outside our solar system, make your own cloud in a bottle and get up close and personal with dinosaur fossils and meteorites — all Sunday, Nov. 8 at UCLA’s annual Exploring Your Universe science festival.
What does it look like when a university decides to walk the walk as well as talk the talk on climate change? The University of California system — which encompasses 10 university campuses and two national scientific research laboratories — is about to find out.
“100 years of Bruin cheer”
College Greeting Card design contest guidelines
All full-time, regularly enrolled UCLA students are invited to submit their designs for the UCLA College Holiday Card design contest. The winning design will be used by the Deans of UCLA College.
The winning designer will receive a $500 ASUCLA gift card (see guidelines for restrictions). Designs can be submitted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only full-time, regularly enrolled UCLA students not employed by UCLA or ASUCLA may submit an entry, with preference given to undergraduate students with majors in the College. Each student is limited to one entry.
- Design should incorporate the theme “100 years of Bruin cheer”
- Important Dates:
- Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018.
- Finalists will be chosen by UCLA College Office of the Deans.
- The winning design will be announced in December.
Guidelines for Creating Your Greeting Card Design
- With the exception of UCLA College logos and designs provided at bit.ly/uclacollegedesign, which you have the option to incorporate in your design, all designs must be your original art or design work. By entering the contest, you are representing that your submission is your own work and that to your knowledge it does not infringe upon the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others.
- Designs should be submitted in CMYK color.
- Check UCLA College logos (bit.ly/uclacollegedesign) for official UCLA College logos artwork.
- Keep in mind:
- The objective is to create interesting, new greeting card design concepts. It is not to reinvent or redesign the official UCLA word mark logos and design marks.
- Designs should incorporate the theme “100 years of Bruin cheer”
- Designs may include original illustrations of the UCLA campus and buildings.
- Designs may not include official UCLA logos other than those provided in the UCLA College Logos Artwork Library at bit.ly/uclacollegedesign.
- Designs may not include:
- Mash-ups, parodies or references to colleges or institutions other than UCLA.
- Adult references (sex, drugs, alcohol, profanity, gambling, et cetera).
- Any elements that incorporate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property of any third party.
- Any images of or references to any individual, alive or dead.
Submitting an Entry?
Prepare your artwork using the instructions below:
For Photoshop files:
- Keep all designs in CMYK color mode.
- Create a high resolution version of your design at the intended printing size, 5” x 7” with 0.25” bleeds. Keep all layers separate. High resolution is 300 pixels per inch at the intended printing size. If your submission is chosen as the winner we will require this high resolution file.
- Create a 150 dpi flattened copy of your design.
- Select a Photoshop card template (available for download below in landscape or portrait).
- Drop your flattened design on the Photoshop card template.
- Your submission should be 1650 x 2250 pixels and 150 dpi in CMYK mode.
For Illustrator files:
- Keep all files in CMYK color mode.
- Convert all type into outlines.
- Save your design as an Illustrator .ai file. If your submission is chosen as the winner we will require this file.
- Select an Illustrator card template (available for download below in landscape or portrait).
- Drop your design onto the card template selected.
- Export your card template file with your design as a jpeg with the following settings (quality 9; color model CMYK; Resolution depth – medium).
For flat art or scanned art:
- Prepare your art at 100% of the size you intend it to be printed on the card.
- Clearly mark your contact info on the back side (name, email and telephone).
- Attach a cover flap so art is not subject to damage in handling.
- Submit your flat art to College Communications, 2300 Murphy Hall, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
If you prefer to scan your art for submission
- Scan your art and drop the scan onto the Photoshop template.
- Your submission should be 1650 x 2250 pixels and 150 dpi in CMYK mode.
- If your submission is chosen as the winning entry, we will require the original art for a 600 dpi press quality scan.
The Fine Print
- Maximum of one entry per person.
- Submissions will be screened by UCLA Trademarks and Licensing, UCLA College Communications for merit and feasibility. Finalists will be chosen by UCLA College Office of the Deans.
- UCLA College Communications reserves the right to make changes to the winning design before printing, including changes to content, image size or ink color.
- By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by UCLA College Communications, including but not limited to UCLA College website, social media accounts, and marketing materials.
- “UCLA” and related names, marks and images including images of campus (hereinafter, “UCLA Marks”) are the trademarks of The Regents of the University of California (“The Regents”). All rights with respect to any designs, logos or artwork which you may create that includes one or more UCLA Marks or that is used in conjunction with the UCLA Marks shall be deemed the sole and exclusive property of The Regents. In this regard, any designs, logos or artwork so created by you shall be deemed as work made for hire and shall be owned by The Regents. In the event that such designs, logos or artwork do not so qualify, if necessary, you agree to assign to The Regents all right, title and interest to and in such designs, logos and/or artwork including all copyright and trademark rights associated therewith. You are not permitted to make any copyright claims to any designs or graphics that are used with or otherwise include the UCLA Marks.
- UCLA College Communications reserves the right to review and approve the final decision.
- The winning artist will enter an artist agreement with College Communications prior to production of the winning greeting card.
- The winning design will be announced in December. The creator of the winning design will win a $500 ASUCLA gift card.
 Student employees of UCLA or ASUCLA are not eligible to receive the gift card, although they may enter the contest with the understanding that they will not receive the gift card if they win the contest.
In a study exploring racial bias and how people use their mind’s-eye image of an imagined person’s size to represent someone as either threatening or high-status, UCLA researchers found that people envisioned men with stereotypically black names as bigger and more violent.
UCLA history professor Joan Waugh is one of the country’s pre-eminent scholars on American history in the latter half of the 19th century and in particular the Civil War. She’s also a lifelong baseball fan who during her class “United States History 1865–1900,” spends one lecture focused on how baseball became American’s national pastime.
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