Magazine

Voices

10.17.2017

Universities must change, but how?

Peter Kareiva

Never has the pace of technological change been so rapid. Some would argue the pace of social and political change is similarly breathtaking. But one thing has remained essentially the same—the standard university course and curriculum. As a result, universities are out of step with the times, and have become subject to criticism for failing…



Review

10.3.2017

A crash course on climate change at La Brea Tar Pits

Amani Itani

The events, collectively titled A Climate Series for the Ages, seek to open a dialogue between the Los Angeles community and professors, authors, researchers and experts focused on the topic. The series actively engages audiences in expert conversations with live polling and other interactive elements, said Colin O’Brien-Lux, outreach and events manager at UCLA. It…


Story

9.11.2017

Understanding cities as more than just things

Hannah Pipes

With human impacts thus concentrated, you might expect urban areas to be a focal point of environmental research. That hasn’t always been the case, said Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA. In her recent paper titled “Cities in the Age of the Anthropocene: Climate change agents and the potential…