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NY Times publishes essay by ISG faculty Danielle Carr titled, “Mental Health is Political”

NY Times publishes essay by ISG faculty Danielle Carr titled, “Mental Health is Political”

The NY Times published a guest Opinion Essay by ISG faculty Danielle Carr‘s article “Mental Health is Political”. “What if the cure for our current mental health crisis is not more mental health care? The mental health toll of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the subject of extensive commentary in the United States, much of it focused on the sharp…

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LA Times article features the Labyrinth Project, led by ISG faculty Jessica Lynch and Chris Kelty

LA Times article features the Labyrinth Project, led by ISG faculty Jessica Lynch and Chris Kelty

“Inside the war against Southern California’s urban coyotes. ‘Horrific’ or misunderstood?” by BY LOUIS SAHAGÚN for the LA TIMES September 20, 2022 “…An ongoing study conducted by [Chase] Niesner, Christopher Kelty and Spencer Robins suggests that the same survival skills that enabled coyotes to outlast federal extermination campaigns during the 19th century has allowed them to flourish in some of…

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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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Nick Shapiro’s Research Featured in News on the Impact of the Climate Crisis on Structurally Vulnerable Incarcerated Populations

Nick Shapiro’s Research Featured in News on the Impact of the Climate Crisis on Structurally Vulnerable Incarcerated Populations

The Intercept recently published two articles featuring Nicholas Shapiro’s ongoing research on carceral ecologies. In addtion, the same publication produced an interactive map using data Shapiro and his lab collected titled Climate and Punishment. MIGRANTS FLEEING HURRICANES AND DROUGHT FACE NEW CLIMATE DISASTERS IN ICE DETENTION Angel Argueta Anariba fled a 1998 hurricane in Honduras, only to get lashed by…

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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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