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Jacob Bortnik discusses new UCLA SPACE Institute

Learn more about this new initiative at UCLA that will bring together space researchers from multiple departments and schools.

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Researchers discover why steep mountain slopes have surprisingly long lifetimes

Seulgi Moon, assistant professor in the department of Earth, planetary, and space sciences, and a team of researchers analyze the residence times, or “lifetimes,” of oversteepened slopes in the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Read more about the research.

Jingyi Li named fellow at Radcliffe Institute

Jingyi “Jessica” Li, a UCLA associate professor of statistics affiliated with UCLA’s bioinformatics doctoral program, is among 50 scholars selected as Radcliffe Institute fellows and will spend the 2022-23 academic year on sabbatical at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute.

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Olga Radko, founder of the UCLA Math CircleLos Angeles Math Circle renamed the UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

Radko was the founder of this successful, free math enrichment program for K-12 students. She died of ovarian cancer in June 2020 at the age of 45. In her honor, every gift made to the Math Circle up to $250,000 will be matched one-to-one through June 30, 2021.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department to receive $4.1 million

The gift from adjunct professor Lawrence W. Harding, Jr. is the  largest in the department’s history. It establishes the Lawrence Harding Endowed Chair to support a faculty member with expertise in oceanography, an area of study critical to life on Earth.