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.
In February, the internationally recognized historian traveled to Washington, D.C., to be awarded the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. He also traveled to Cuba, on a UCLA Alumni Association excursion this past winter, for the first time since leaving the land of his birth 50 years ago.
From the early days of radio through today, music and advertising have been a duet. Now UCLA Professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology Timothy D. Taylor has written the first book to truly tell the history of music in U.S. advertising, The Sounds of Capitalism, from the University of Chicago Press.
Rarely does a public intellectual generate as much admiring disagreement as the late UCLA emeritus professor and political scientist James Q. Wilson. His legacy was the topic of a UCLA-Zocalo discussion June 4 at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica.
A UCLA urban planning professor who devises strategies to turn characterless, unappealing urban streets and sidewalks into inviting, pedestrian-friendly environments is hoping to bring downtown L.A. its first active-recreation parklet.