Topical Tag: Humanities

The Magazine

Animal Collective’s “Tangerine Reef”: A Q&A with Ursula Heise

“Music is not an easy medium for discussing environmental stuff,” said Ursula Heise, a UCLA expert on environmental art and narratives. That doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. For Animal Collective and Coral Morphologic, the world-renowned indie band and Miami-based art-science duo, value is placed on music, visuals and the oddness of underwater creatures. Their recent audiovisual...

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.

Events

Lecture Series

Life on the Move | Los Angeles, A Migration Haven

2018 Fall Lecture Series

11.1.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the people of...


Lecture Series

Life on the Move | A New Home, The Effects of Migration

2018 Fall Lecture Series

10.18.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the people of Los...


Lecture Series

Life on the Move | It’s Time to Leave, The Causes of Migration

2018 Fall Lecture Series

10.4.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the...

People

Elaine Gan

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

LENS

Bryce Mitsunaga

Graduate student

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Sonali Abraham

D.Env. Student on Residency

Environmental Science and Engineering

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Samantha Morse

PhD Student

English

Projects

Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos

“Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos” is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between environmental artist and NYU faculty member Marina Zurkow, Los Angeles chef duo Hank and Bean, and LENS faculty director Allison Carruth to explore the cultural and environmental conditions that would support sustainable food systems. The project brings immersive / public art and storytelling together with...

In the News

Headline

7.26.2018

Three Yale women named finalists for Environmental Genius Award

Yale shows pride in three alumni finalists in the Pritzker Awards. These three women are taking environmental problems head-on – transforming the food industry, strengthening community initiatives, and bringing affordable solar energy to low-income communities.


Headline

7.13.2018

26 Climate Scientists Urge Gov. Brown to Phase Out California Oil Extraction

“We urge Governor Brown to show science-based climate leadership and protect California communities by addressing California’s own dirty oil extraction,” said UCLA's Dr. Aradhna Tripati. She is one of the twenty-six climate scientists coming together to call Governor Brown to action to divert from oil and gas to meet Paris Agreement goals and help communities harmed by the industry.


Headline

2.28.2018

UCLA institute partners with TV station for environmental media project

The UCLA Daily Bruin featured an article about UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies collaborating with television station KCET to combine humanities and science, creating online multimedia pieces that highlight environmental narratives.