This collaboration emphasizes the critical needt o rethink the contemporary refugee crisis in Africa and beyond by approaching it as a social and historical formation with the potential to solve the very problems it represents. Building bridges between infrastructure, sustainability, political representation and narrative, this collaborative seminar and workshop series and keynote lecture will explore the generative potentials of refugees as camps develop into communities.
Encountering the Unseen is an academic symposium as work of experimental live theater. Our project is to pair artists, choreographers, performers, and musicians from both UCLA and the greater Los Angeles area with professors working in STEM fields at UCLA. The project consists of three workshops, leading up to a fourth and final performance event - an evening symposium of five brief but stimulatin lectures on topics as wide ranging as ecology and evolution, mechanical engineering, astrophysics, and more.
This awards funds a proposal to bring speakers to campus to cover the question of "what makes a sustainable city?," covering the key areas of energy, water, transportation, the built environment (including affordable housing and shared public spaces), and the digital city & sharing economy (social and economic transformations engendered by digital communications).
Support for symposium to bring together experts from medicine, the physical and life sciences, computer science, and engineering to address the challenges presented by Big Data.
Support for initial planning meeting to develop a freshly conceived undergraduate course in video game design housed in Design Media Arts and cross-listed with Computer Science, with the longer-term objective of developing a broader undergraduate curriculum around video game history, theory and practice.
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.
Planning sessions to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in order to design the structure for a dental innovations course.
Symposium scheduled for February 3 - 5 open to UCLA faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students as a means to engage in a unique and innovative fashion with speakers. The 10th annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology will cover new materials for drug delivery and cellular interactions, sensors and diagnostics, and new imaging techniques, as well as biological interactions such as immunological responses and in vivo targeting abilities.More information is available on the event website.
The University of California System-Wide Bioengineering Symposium will be held at UCLA from June 28-30th, 2017 and will foster an interdisciplinary environment for the next generation of engineers, scientists, and clinicians to translate advances in bioengineering research to the clini, and to industry, or to address health disparity issues critical to society.
The goal of this event is to improve undergraduate education by assessing ways to make the teaching review process result in a more representative evaluation of teaching effectiveness and efforts to improve instruction. This event is aimed at bringing together those faculty invested in reconsidering and improving the teaching evaluation process on campus.