Thursday, April 25

Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Guggenheim Fellowship recipients discuss their plans to pursue new projects

Professors are usually bound to their classrooms – but these three members of UCLA faculty will spend a year away to pursue their personal projects. Sylvan Oswald, an assistant playwriting professor, Lothar von Falkenhausen, a professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, and Elisabeth Le Guin, a musicology professor, are three of this year’s four UCLA professors who are Guggenheim Fellowship recipients. Read more...

Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)
Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)
Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)
Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)

Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)
Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)
Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)


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