Alumna establishes first endowed chair in Mesoamerican archaeology at UCLA Cotsen Institute

The $5 million gift will also provide for graduate student support.

‘Harold and Kumar’ star offers UCLA students a window into the West Wing

Students in Fiat Lux class taught by Kal Penn meet with President Obama at LAX.

‘Rebirth’ of Japanese studies reflected in new scholars, new directions

William Marotti couldn’t believe his good fortune when he was hired in 2006 by UCLA’s history department.

UCLA Scholars named Guggenheim Fellows

Four UCLA faculty members are among an esteemed group of 175 of scholars, artists and scientists from the United States and Canada to receive 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships. The new fellows were chosen from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.

From Desk Drawer to Top-Drawer: The Cotsen Turns 40

The 1973 beginnings of UCLA’s Institute of Archaeology hardly signaled greatness. Its annual budget was a paltry $6,000. Founding director Giorgio Buccellati had a staff of one, a part-time assistant who worked a few hours a week. The institute didn’t have a home.

Leading Chefs to Participate in UCLA’s ‘Science and Food’ Public Events

Not many science demonstrations feature world-renowned chefs and food samples for each audience member, but the growing number of fans of UCLA life scientist Amy Rowat know they’re in for a tasty treat when they attend her annual springtime “Science and Food” public lectures.

New humanities lab brings classroom technology into the light

Bright. Visible. Flexible. These words describe the new Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) Learning Lab @ Rolfe, a new technology-enabled presentation and collaboration space for teaching and learning at UCLA.

Morton La Kretz gives $1 million to Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA

UCLA’s seven-acre Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden has received a $1 million gift from UCLA alumnus, philanthropist and environmental champion Morton La Kretz.

Joseph Rudnick appointed senior dean of College of Letters and Science

Joseph Rudnick, dean of the Division of Physical Sciences, has been appointed senior dean of the College of Letters and Science by Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh.

Inside cover story: Noted chemistry journal spotlights students’ research

Manipulating matter at a very tiny scale has resulted in some big payback for a group of UCLA undergraduate chemistry students.