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Dr. Julio Frenk

Dr. Julio Frenk named first Latino chancellor of UCLA

UCLA Executive Vice Chair and Provost Darnell Hunt will serve as interim chancellor from Chancellor Gene Block’s late July 2024 departure and Dr. Julio Frenk's January 2025 arrival.


Juan Felipe Herrera

UC’s rich and thriving poetic tradition goes back 100 years

UC has produced enough poets to fill multiple anthologies, but perhaps most excitingly, poetry thrives across the university today.


Justin Dunnavant on a dive off the coast of Maui, exploring WWII wrecks.

How the Society of Black Archaeologists is transforming the field

The international group provides mentorship and support, while centering historically marginalized communities and perspectives.


Illustration of a teenager with pink hair and a nose ring, with text pointing to their brain -

Turning 18 doesn’t make you an adult — according to neuroscience

UC's vibrant Fig. 1 video series has created a new video that shares insights into the teenage brain.


UCLA football players during a 2015 match

UC’s Super Bowl clout

UC’s football programs at Berkeley, Davis and UCLA have all sent players to the most popular sporting event in the United States — the Super Bowl.


Fig. 1: Why it’s so hard to predict California’s El Niño Winter this year

In the latest Fig. 1 video, UCLA scientist Daniel Swain — the go-to expert for understanding California's unique weather patterns and climate — sheds light on the peculiarities of this winter's weather.


Staff Snapshot: Krithik Udayashankar, cricket player

In the latest issue of UCnetwork, Krithik shares his collaborative approach to life within and beyond the university.


The weather whisperer: UCLA’s Daniel Swain

Daniel is a go-to source for journalists looking to make sense of climate catastrophes past and future.


LaSA welcomes Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute

Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas, Ph.D., director of research at the Latino Policy and Politics Institute and director of the Latino Data Hub at UCLA, will shed insight into Latinx representation in data aggregation and collection.


Hand holding UCLA football helmet

Big Ten Conference: UCLA directed to provide student-athlete support

The UC Board of Regents directed UCLA to dedicate additional resources from conference-associated revenues to support UC student-athletes as a condition for joining the Big Ten Conference.