Three new faculty hires from Stanford will work within the departments of English and history, and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, to focus on the roles that culture — and cultural differences — play in how societies define nature respond to environmental crises.
Lloyd S. Shapley, a professor emeritus of economics and mathematics at UCLA, has been awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He shares the award with Harvard University economist Alvin E. Roth.
Famous flubbers of the "Star-Spangled Banner" -- and you know who you are -- should have come to UCLA professor Michael Dean, a nationally respected voice teacher who is especially skilled at preparing pop stars to perform the national anthem at public events.
The island of Mauritius and its 1.3 million people are known for their art, literature, music and culture — and for being the best-governed nation in Africa. Most Americans are unaware of this jewel in the sea, says Prof. Françoise Lionnet.