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UCLA professors Paul Barber, Robert Wayne to enhance undergraduate STEM education

The program will provide year-long support for underrepresented minority pre-med students and offer an innovative curriculum that includes seminars, filmmaking and bench research focused on environmental variables contributing to health disparities.

UCLA presents inaugural Pritzker Award to environmental economist Dan Hammer

Hammer is an environmental economist and data expert, and the co-founder of Earth Genome, a nonprofit that seeks to provide environmental data to decision makers.

UCLA receives $1 million for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali postdoctoral fellowship in Iranian linguistics

Named for the renowned linguist Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, the fellowship will promote research on the linguistic heritage of Iran, focused on Persian and Iranian languages.

UCLA professors of biology and chemistry honored as 2017 Packard fellows

Elaine Hsiao, UCLA assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology, and Hosea Nelson, UCLA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, are among 18 outstanding young scientists in the U.S. to be awarded Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

UCLA receives $5 million to establish center for the study of Hellenic culture

The center, which will be housed in the UCLA College, will build on the university’s strengths in Hellenic studies and support research across disciplines ranging from archaeology and classics to languages and digital humanities.

$2 million gift from alumnus establishes UCLA faculty chairs in chemistry and biochemistry

The gift will create the Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Polymer Science and the Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Materials Innovation.

$5 million gift from Morton La Kretz will support renovation of UCLA Botany Building

The restoration and improvements made possible by the donation will enhance research and teaching on plant, conservation and environmental biology in the UCLA College’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology.

UCLA biologists slow aging, extend lifespan of fruit flies

UCLA biologists have developed an intervention that serves as a cellular time machine — turning back the clock on a key component of aging.

Traces of the Civil War in California

Cities nationwide — including in California — are confronting their Confederate history after a violent and fatal weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Astronomers find that the sun’s core rotates four times faster than its surface

Surprising observation might reveal what the sun was like when it formed