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.

UCLA life scientist Elissa Hallem awarded MacArthur ‘genius’ grant

UCLA life scientist Elissa Hallem has been selected as a 2012 MacArthur Fellow in recognition of her “exceptional merit and promise of continued creative work,” the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced.

Bruins’ dot-com businesses take off with new campus accelerator

Trading travel stories over bento boxes at an Asian restaurant one day last winter, UCLA students Melanie Gin and Tri Nguyen lamented that there was no effective way to create an attractive online travel journal, with photos, of their experiences – including Gin’s life-changing months in London and Nguyen’s studies in Japan through UC’s Education Abroad Program (EAP).

China scholar is appointed dean of humanities

David Schaberg will become dean of the Division of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science on July 1.

Inaugural Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership

President Bill Clinton spoke to a packed house at Royce Hall on May 2nd, delivering the keynote speech for the UCLA College of Letters and Science’s inaugural Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership.

2012 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards go to three outstanding UCLA students

Three UCLA students have been honored with 2012 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards for their outstanding commitment to public service.

Two College faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Three exceptional UCLA scientists — including two from the College of Letters and Science — have been honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers by President Barack Obama.