Former teacher-scholar Daniel Nasrallah (left) and newly announced teacher-scholar Chau Ngo (right) are pictured. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s teacher-scholar program offers postdoctoral scholars the chance to not only work on research but also simultaneously teach undergraduate courses at UCLA. (Courtesy of Daniel Nasrallah and Courtesy of Chau Ngo)
The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is bringing in two new teacher-scholars this academic year while saying goodbye to two former scholars.
The two new scholars, Rajat Maji and Chau Ngo, joined the program in July.
This post was updated Sept. 21 at 10:37 p.m.
As UCLA chancellor Gene Block begins the last year of his tenure, he and his colleagues reflect on the work he has done over the past 17 years.
A new class developed by labor studies and history Professor Tobias Higbie will focus on the labor history of Los Angeles.
The course, which will first be available to students during the 2024-2025 academic year, will follow LA’s transition from a manufacturing to service economy and examine how laborers rebuilt their power after the city lost thousands of unionized jobs, Higbie said.
Students will now need to receive at least a 3.915 grade-point average to earn Dean’s Honors for a quarter, the university announced Friday.
The GPA criteria for Dean’s Honors is subject to change every academic year, according to the UCLA Catalog website.
Forbes ranked UCLA seventh in its 2023 America’s Top Colleges ranking Tuesday.
It had previously ranked UCLA sixth in its 2022 ranking.
Forbes decides its ranking based on numerous factors, including graduation rates, salaries post-graduation, retention rates, return on investment and low debt rates after graduation.
This post was updated Aug. 20 at 9:38 p.m.
Students and faculty said they believe there are areas for improvement in the UCLA College of Letters and Science diversity requirement, which can be supported by the UCLA Academic Senate report on this requirement that was released in May.
Lawrence Kruger, an emeritus distinguished professor of neurobiology and supporter of the performing arts, died July 12 in Los Angeles. He was 93 years old.
He is survived by his wife Virginia, two daughters and three grandchildren.
This post was updated July 2 at 7:43 p.m.
Columbia University professor Ah-Hyung “Alissa” Park was named dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
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