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.

UCLA takes flight with environmental humanities

The late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Matthai eloquently emphasized that every individual can do something, no matter how small, to combat a large, pressing issue, no matter how insurmountable it seems.

Nettles – it’s what’s for dinner!

Today, delicacies like capers, arugula and fennel are at home at Dean & Deluca, Whole Foods and fancy restaurants, but they haven’t always lived the high life.

When she says, ‘It’s not you, it’s me,’ it really might be you, UCLA study suggests

Long after women have chosen Mr. Stable over Mr. Sexy, they struggle unconsciously with the decision, according to a new study by UCLA researchers who look at subtle changes in behavior during ovulation.

Breakthrough technique images breast tumors in 3-D with great clarity, reduced radiation

Like cleaning the lenses of a foggy pair of glasses, scientists are now able to use a technique developed by UCLA researchers and their European colleagues to produce three-dimensional images of breast tissue that are two to three times sharper than those made using current CT scanners at hospitals.

UCLA astronomers discover star racing around black hole at center of our galaxy

UCLA astronomers report the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering 11-and-a-half years – the shortest known orbit of any star near this black hole.