Chancellor Gene Block and UCLA staff members gathered today for 10 minutes of exercise to honor Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and advocate for health equity and proponent of "Instant Recess."
A library director for more than 11 years, Steel has significant leadership experience within the UC system and at Association of Research Libraries institutions. "She brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and perspective to this critical role," wrote Scott Waugh, UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.
A professor of world arts and cultures has set up a UCLA user-driven website where speakers of languages that could go extinct can contribute to a working dictionary, chat, post audio and video clips, play word games and create a language-learning workbook.
Armen A. Alchian, a UCLA economist known for groundbreaking research on the employee–employer relationship, the hidden inefficiencies of governmental regulation, and the forces that determine the success of firms, died today at his home in Los Angeles. The professor emeritus of economics was 98.
Professor of geography Jared Diamond has spent decades exploring traditional cultures around the globe, contemplating what the modern world can learn from them and turning his observations into books that engage millions of people in new ways of thinking.