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Nick Shapiro receives the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s “Data, Justice, and Society” Grant

Nick Shapiro receives the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s “Data, Justice, and Society” Grant

Congratulations to ISG Faculty member, Nick Shapiro, who was selected  as one of five inaugural faculty members to receive the Mellon “Data, Justice, and Society” grant. The new grant is dedicated to develop new undergraduate or graduate courses to teach in the areas of critical data studies, data and society and digital humanities, using social justice frameworks. In addition to…

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Jessica Lynch’s collaborative research on Brazilian squirrel monkeys receives NSF grant

Jessica Lynch’s collaborative research on Brazilian squirrel monkeys receives NSF grant

Image by Alexandria Zoo Congratulations to ISG Faculty member Jessica Lynch for her collaboration on a research study about sexual selection in tiny Brazilian squirrel monkeys. Lynch worked with lead  research team at the California Lutheran University, which includes Principal Investigator and biologist, Anita Stone, and her exceptional undergraduate students. Lynch’s collaborative research was made possible through a generous grant…

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Chris Kelty’s Labyrinth Project Podcast explores L.A.’s urban ecosystem

Chris Kelty’s Labyrinth Project Podcast explores L.A.’s urban ecosystem

Photo by ISG Senior Artist Amisha Gadani ISG Faculty member Chris Kelty‘s new UCLA podcast, “The Labyrinth Project,” captures the complexity of the urban ecosystem.  Faithful to the production of this project, five UCLA undergraduates and graduates assisted Kelty in exploring various ecological problems, such as the relationship between people’s attempts to battle one species, rats, while preserving another, mountain…

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Bharat Venkat’s students reflect on completing their research at UCLA Library while learning remotely

Bharat Venkat’s students reflect on completing their research at UCLA Library while learning remotely

Photo credit to UCLA Library During a time of campus closure and remote learning, UCLA Library reimagined its services critical for students to carry out their research and academic coursework. Two students of ISG Faculty member, Bharat Venkat‘s “Red Hot LA” class, Alexandra Nechaev (’21) and Alice Lu (’21),  shared their reflections on the invaluable support, ingenuity and dedication that…

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Terence Keel discusses Christian Roots of ‘Race Science’ with UCLA Magazine

Terence Keel discusses Christian Roots of ‘Race Science’ with UCLA Magazine

Photo by Jai Lennard of UCLA Magazine In UCLA Magazine‘s “Terence Keel on the Christian Roots of ‘Race Science,’” ISG Faculty member Terence Keel shares his interest and extensive research on how Christian precepts have shaped racial and scientific attitude into the 21st century, which includes his most recent investigation into how doctors classify deaths of Black and brown people…

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ISG Professor Terence Keel’s “Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science” wins 2021 Iris Book Award

ISG Professor Terence Keel’s “Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science” wins 2021 Iris Book Award

Congratulations to ISG Faculty member Terence Keel, whose book “Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science” won the 2021 Iris Book Award. “When I wrote Divine Variations,” said Keel, “I wanted to explain why our science continues to frame human differences in terms of race despite the significant lack of evidence to support such thinking. It was clear to me…

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