Recent News Articles

UCLA Library Announces the launch of the UC Library Search System

On February 16, 2021, Virginia Steel, UCLA's university librarian, shared a BruinPost announcing the future launch of UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system, to launch on July 27, 2021. The UC Library Search will connect all 10 UC campus libraries and enhance the current UC Library Search features. The enhanced features of UC Library Search will replace Melvyl as the UC-wide library catalog search tool.

  • February 16, 2021

Center for Community Engagement Director Dr. Shalom Staub Announces Chancellor's Award for Community-Engaged Scholars

On January 28, 2021, Dr. Shalom Staub (Director of the Center for Community Engagement) shared a BruinPost on behalf of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Community Engagement announcing the availability of five $10,000 awards for the 3rd annual Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars. The program will annually support a cohort of UCLA ladder faculty who will advance community-engaged research and integrate this work within undergraduate education. All UCLA ladder faculty are eligible.

  • January 28, 2021

Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to UCLA and Research Sponsors Virtual Town Hall

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities invites you to attend a virtual town hall for faculty and staff with Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration Marcia Smith and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Ann Pollack on Monday, February 22, 2021. They will discuss and answer questions on navigating compliance issues related to international collaborations and foreign engagement.

Monday, February 22, 2021

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

  • January 26, 2021

2021 UCLA Librarian of the Year Award Call for Nominations

On January 25, 2021, UCLA's university librarian Virginia Steel announced the open nominations for the 2021 UCLA Librarian of the Year Award. The award recognizes excellence in librarianship and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. 

Nominations are due Friday, March 12. Please see BruinPost for more details on the specific criteria and materials needed to submit nominations. 

  • January 25, 2021

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) to become the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)

On January 22, 2021, Vice Provost for Information Technology Jim Davis announced the formal name change of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) to emphasize focus on data and technology solutions for research. The new name also marks strengthened relations with and continuing campus expectations for the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) and the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII). 

  • January 22, 2021

2020-21 Academic Senate Awards Call for Nominations

On December 4, 2020, Shane White (Academic Senate Chair) invited faculty, staff, students and members of the Academic Senate to participate in the nomination process for the following 2020-21 UCLA Academic Senate Awards:

  • December 03, 2020

OCGA Plans for the 2020-21 Winter Holiday Closure

In observance of the UCLA 2020-21 Winter Holiday Closure, the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) will close at 5:00 PM on Friday 12/18/2020 and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Monday 01/04/2021. Proposals with sponsor due dates between 12/17/2020 and 12/31/2020 must be submitted to OCGA no later than 8:00 AM on Monday 12/14/2020. Applications and other inquiries received on 12/17/2020 and 12/18/2020 will be reviewed beginning 01/04/2021.

  • December 02, 2020

Virtual Workshop on Computational Mechanics and Sciences (Jan. 26-29, 2021)

The University of California San Diego and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are organizing a joint-workshop on computational mechanics and sciences geared towards women researchers. This is an inclusive virtual workshop and open to everyone interested. LANL has convened the Regional Academic Collaboration (ReACt) collective with selected universities in the Southwest Region. ReACt seeks to facilitate increased collaborative multidisciplinary resarch and academic interaction between LANL and regional universities. 

The primary goals of this workshop are:

  • November 25, 2020

Virtual Workshop on Computational Mechanics and Sciences (Jan. 26-29, 2021)

The University of California San Diego and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are organizing a joint-workshop on computational mechanics and sciences geared towards women researchers. This is an inclusive virtual workshop and open to everyone interested. LANL has convened the Regional Academic Collaboration (ReACt) collective with selected universities in the Southwest Region. ReACt seeks to facilitate increased collaborative multidisciplinary resarch and academic interaction between LANL and regional universities. 

The primary goals of this workshop are:

  • November 25, 2020

Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto Circulates Information about the Impact of Limited Stay at Home Order on Essential Research

On November 21, 2020, Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto shared information regarding the impact of the Limited Stay at Home Order on approved research activities. As part of the communication, VC Wakimoto noted that staff and students working on research for a PI are considered part of the essential workforce based on approval of their Research Operational Plans. As such, these staff and students do not need to be sent home during the 10:00pm to 5:00am curfew currently in place.

  • November 21, 2020

Request for Comments on UCLA Policy 921

On November 12, 2020, Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto informed the UCLA community about changes made to UCLA Policy 921: Accepting Support for Research from Nongovernmental Organizations. VC Wakimoto encourages faculty and staff to review the proposed draft posted on the APPS Under Review web page and submit comments with feedback by Saturday, December 12, 2020.

  • November 12, 2020

2020-2021 Dickson & Goldberg Awards Call for Nominations

On November 5, 2020, Michael Levine, the UCLA Emeriti Association Award Selection Committee and Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, shared a call for nominations with UCLA Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Emeriti, and Administrative Officers for for the 2020 – 2021 Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award and the Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award. 

Nominations are due by Friday, February 19, 2021. For further details, please reference the BruinPost.

  • November 10, 2020

Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto Circulates Information about Export Control Regulations at UCLA

On November 5, 2020, Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto shared an update about export control regulations. The BruinPost follows up on a previous communication in August 2020 by UCLA’s Export Control Officer about the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). As part of the communication, VC Wakimoto encourages the UCLA community to seek guidance on any export control matter from UCLA’s Export Control team at [email protected].

  • November 06, 2020

Virtual Town Hall with Arthur Lupia, head of NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate 11/23

On Monday, November 23, 2020, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities is hosting a virtual town hall with Arthur Lupia, head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). He will discuss the NSF SBE’s priorities, funding landscape, collaboration and program opportunities, including those relevant to the NSF-wide Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea, proposal development best practices and student opportunities.

  • November 05, 2020