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Three ISG “alums” have published papers in the most recent issue of Science, Technology & Human Values

Three ISG “alums,” Laura Foster, Ruha Benjamin, and Lindsay Smith,  have published papers in the most recent issue of Science, Technology & Human Values, in a special issue entitled “Resisting Power, Retooling Justice: Promises of Postcolonial Technosciences. See the full issue here: Special Issue: Resisting Power, Retooling Justice: Promises of Feminist Postcolonial Technosciences

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Technique from biology helps explain the evolution of the American car

A UCLA-led team of researchers has taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or animals, the scientists plotted the “births” and “deaths” of every American-made car and truck model from 1896 to 2014. “Cars are exceptionally diverse but also…

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Congratulations to Lauren Phinney

Lauren Phinney, an HBS major, has been selected to receive the jane b semel HCI Appreciation & Recognition Award for 2016. The award was created to recognize UCLA community members who actively demonstrate their support of the principles of the Healthy Campus Initiative in striving to improve the health and wellness of the UCLA community. Awardees initiated and/or implemented programs…

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A Chemistry Test for Public Safety

Dr. Patrick Allard, ISG Assistant Professor, is featured in a UCLA Newsroom piece titled “A chemistry test for public safety.” An estimated 80,000 chemical substances currently find their way into our environment through industrial and agricultural waste, as well as through food additives, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products. But even as companies continue to produce new chemical compounds at a…

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Students Film a Mother’s Struggle to Buy Healthy Food on a Tight Budget

Vanessa Moreno knows what it’s like to feed a family on a tight budget. The fourth-year international development studies major watched her own mother, a single parent, do it when she was temporarily unemployed. Moreno is now chronicling on video the story of a single mother of five as she struggles to meet the same challenge. Fellow UCLA senior Sanna…

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