The Monochord: Ancient Music Theory and A New Method of Chromatic Scale Construction

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce new findings on two important music theories from ancient China and Greece. It focuses on the monochord as a scientific apparatus that aided the development of theories attributed to Guanzi in the seventh century BCE and Pythagoras in the sixth century BCE. These techniques were both musically intuitive and mathematically sound for creating chromatic scales.

Frances Collins, Director, National Institute of Health

Proposal to bring Frances Collins, Director of the NIH, to UCLA to discuss the intersections of faith and science, in particular how his work on the genome project is in concert with his personal religious beliefs. In addition, the proposal plans for Dr. Collins to speak with faculty regarding pedagogy related to issues of religion and science, as well as, hopefully, to discuss the development of interdisciplinary courses.

Art Restoration: Philosophy, Materiality, Aesthetics

Two workshops to be held in Spring 2016 to engage interdisciplinary discussions and exchange of views regarding art, its restoration from the the perspectives of philosophers, conservators, restorers, art historians, materials scientists and artists. From the two workshops, a new interdisciplinary collaboration will be forged with the aim of holding a regular series of seminars on art and restoration which will be a cross-campus activity, ranging from Materials Sciences in the School of Engineering to Philosophy in the Division of Humanities.

Center for the Study of Women

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is an internationally recognized center for research on gender, sexuality, and women’s issues and the first organized research unit of its kind in the University of California system. Though CSW is funded by the Division of Social Sciences, it serves the entire university.