Topical Tag: Humanities

The Magazine

Future of the wooly mammoth

Is Earth's sixth mass extinction really underway? An expert panel including Stewart Brand, an advocate of de-extinction and co-founder of Revive and Restore, will discuss the causes and consequences of mass species loss and what can be done to protect endangered species.

Environmental visions get a new LENS at upcoming symposium

A new era of stories for our changing planet will debut at UCLA’s EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050, a three-day symposium at the recently opened Luskin Conference Center on October 18, 19 and 20. The event marks the official launch of LENS—the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies—an incubator for narrative strategies that drive efforts for a...

Events

Special Event

Drowning World

Presentation by Photojournalist Gideon Mendel, followed by “The Art of Teaching Climate Change” Roundtable

5.12.2016

Award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel visited UCLA to present his “Drowning World” series, which documents the impact of flooding events on people across the globe. Following the presentation, scholars and practitioners in climate change education and communication held a roundtable discussion on “The Art of Teaching Climate Change.” The Center for Climate Science co-sponsored the event, and Associate Director Katharine Reich participated in the roundtable.



Lecture Series

Extinction! Fear and Hope at the La Brea Tar Pits

Join IoES and the Natural History Museum for a lively conversation about endangered species and extinction.

11.10.2016

Extinctions happen all the time—evolution can't move forward without them. But mass extinctions are a different beast, wiping out large numbers of species regardless of how well adapted they are. Join us and the La Brea Tar Pits—home to extinct saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths—for a lively conversation about endangered plants and animals, extinction and the global consequences of mass extinction.

People

Sonali Abraham Headshot

Sonali Abraham

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

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Samantha Morse

PhD Student

English Department

Ursula Heise

Ursula K. Heise

Professor, Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies | LENS P.I.

Department of English

Projects

Melbourne Animal Graffiti

Urban Biodiversity: Cultures, Stories, Taxonomies

Cities have recently begun to attract the attention of ecologists and biologists as ecosystems whose functioning is not as yet well understood. Urban ecosystems combine ecological processes with social practices and technological structures whose analysis requires a combination of disciplinary tools and concepts from biology, ecology, sociology, cultural studies, and urban studies (including architecture, design,...

Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. Imagining Extinction by Ursula K. Heise (University of Chicago Press, 2016) analyzes the narratives that shape public and expert debates about the extinction crisis to argue that biodiversity...

Publications

Open Source Foodways: Agricultural Commons and Participatory Art

A. Carruth

Published Work | 2016 | ASAP Journal


The Digital Cloud

A. Carruth

Published Work | Public Culture