Jason De León, UCLA professor of anthropology and Chicana and Chicano studies, received a 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowship for his interdisciplinary approach.
The gift, from Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, will support research on building more humane societies.
Schachner describes how he “accidentally” got into the field and his goals for the program.
UCLA’s Monica Smith tracks the ways metropolitan hubs in different parts of the world emerged unrelated to one another, but in similar forms.
Harold Torrence, associate professor of linguistics in the UCLA College, became enamored of linguistics as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia.
Q&A with UCLA’s Adam Romero and co-author Abbie Goldberg about their new book on marriage dissolution.
The UCLA Social Sciences LRW Big Data Research Partnership will link undergraduates and graduate students with paid internships in data science.
UCLA’s Keith Holyoak takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying human intelligence, critical thinking and creativity.
“It’s clear through this study and other research that there’s no one right answer for every family,” said UCLA professor Jennie Brand.
“If young infants are able to pick up social information from such brief clips of vocal behavior, it suggests a biologically evolved sensitivity,” said UCLA professor Gregory Bryant.
The study also found that people who were more conservative tended to have a higher “conspiracy mentality.”
Researchers who are part of the multi-university Collaborative Multiethnic Post-Election Survey met on campus to prepare for the 2020 elections.
Greg Bryant, a professor of communication, studies the nature of laughter — and what it reveals about the evolution of human communication and cooperation.
An emotion called ‘kama muta’ is typically accompanied by moist eyes or tears, chills or goosebumps, a warm feeling in the body, a feeling of exhilaration and a motivation to help others.
An earlier $2 million grant from the foundation established the California Policy Lab in 2017.
Political scientist Lynn Vavreck notes that while extreme candidates may mobilize their party’s base, sometimes they fire up their opponent’s base even more.
Philippe Bourgouis and Rosa Matzkin join the organization of scholars, artists and innovators, which was founded in 1780.
Upon the 50th anniversary of his death, six African-American faculty members ponder how to advance his agenda of equality and justice.
UCLA alumnae and film and TV veterans Gina Prince-Bythewood and Felicia D. Henderson share experiences with fighting for representation and advice for aspiring writers.
The fifth annual study analyzed the casts of and talent behind the top 200 theatrical releases of 2016 and 1,251 broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from 2015–16.
UCLA’s Paul Von Blum has released two books recently one on African-American artists in Los Angeles and the other on the civil rights movement.
In places where UCLA researchers found higher levels of stigma, students were more likely to report they seek treatment from a religious group or a religious leader.
UCLA Blueprint: L.A. County struggled to help its most vulnerable, then learned some lessons.
UCLA receives $1 million for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali postdoctoral fellowship in Iranian linguistics
The grant “will enable our department to better fulfill its mission to enrich our understanding of the world’s languages,” said professor and department chair Tim Stowell.
A report by UCLA’s Darnell Hunt also found that major networks’ diversity programs are failing to meaningfully improve opportunities for black writers and other writers of color.