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ISG Professor Aaron Panofsky and former ISG Postdoc Joan Donovan win the Star-Nelkin Prize from the American Sociological Association

ISG Professor Aaron Panofsky and former ISG postdoc Joan Donovan’s 2019 article, “Genetic Ancestry Testing Among White Nationalists” has just won the Star-Nelkin Prize for Best Article from the Science, Knowledge, and Technology section of the American Sociological Association. Abstract White nationalists have a genetic essentialist understanding of racial identity, so what happens when using genetic ancestry tests (GATs) to…

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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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UCLA responds with support for Black Lives Matter

  8 Racial Justice Systems You Can Support Right Now – 6/10/2020 Following the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, the Blacks Lives Matter movement has exploded in active work of anti-racism by sharing of knowledge and resources through various platforms and urging action within the community. ISG Professor Terence Keel shares the importance of the work…

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