ISG Professor Nicholas Shapiro inspires conversation of ‘Chemo-ethnography’ in his interview with “Chemistry World”

  In his interview with Chemistry World, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry, ISG Professor Nicholas Shapiro discusses his research and analysis in an emerging subfield ‘Chemo-ethnography,’ which probes how chemistry impacts human culture. Additionally, Shapiro utilizes his research to support that an issue involves examining both the chemical and cultural context. ‘Chemo-ethnography is simply anthropology recognising that…

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ISG Professor Soraya de Chadarevian publishes her new book “Heredity Under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome”

ISG Professor Soraya de Chadarevian has published a new book, Heredity Under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome, now out from Chicago University Press. This impressive achievement offers a new history of postwar human genetics, and has been called “engaging” and “deft” by reviewers, praised for opening “fascinating new perspectives on the century of the gene.” For…

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ISG Professor Rachel Lee has won a Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars for her project: Community-Engaged Approaches to Environmental Toxicants, Chronic Illness, and Gender.

Congratulations to ISG Professor Rachel Lee who has been selected as one of five faculty members who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars. This program, supported with funding from the Chancellor’s Office, annually supports a cohort of UCLA faculty who will design a new course to integrate undergraduates into their community-engaged research projects.

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ISG Professor Chris Kelty awarded a UCHRI’s 2020-21 Multicampus Faculty Working Group Grant

Congratulations to ISG Professor and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Education, Christopher Kelty,  along with Michael Osman (UCLA Architecture) and Stephen Collier (UC Berkeley Environmental Design) who have been awarded a UCHRI’s 2020-21 Multicampus Faculty Working Group grant for the project: “Images of Resilience: GovTech, Data Buildings, and Artificial Biodiversity”. UCHRI is pleased to announce over $165,000 in research grants for…

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ISG Assistant Professor, Shane Campbell-Staton, has won a Life Sciences Division Excellence in Research Award

Congratulations to ISG Assistant Professor Shane Campbell-Stanton who has won a Life Sciences Division Excellence in Research Award for his paper, “Winter storms drive rapid phenotypic, regulatory, and genomic shifts in the green anole lizard”, published in Science in 2017. The Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences (CEILS) congratulated the recent winners of the Life Sciences Excellence…

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Pandemic Participation: ISG Professor Christopher M. Kelty on Isolation and Participation in a Public Health Crisis

Drawing from ideas in his book, The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories, ISG Professor, Christopher M. Kelty, discusses in a blog post how participation changes during a pandemic and what it means for the future. “To treat participation as general—and democracy as a more specific apparatus to which it responds—amounts to asserting that participation is prior to democracy.…

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