William Marotti couldn’t believe his good fortune when he was hired in 2006 by UCLA’s history department.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Manipulating matter at a very tiny scale has resulted in some big payback for a group of UCLA undergraduate chemistry students.
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.
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.
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