Karen and Bill Timberlake Receive 2023 Alumni Legacy Award From UCLA

UCLA alumni Karen Timberlake (M.S. ’65) and William Timberlake (M.S. ’66) received the 2023 Alumni Legacy Award at the Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Awards Ceremony on May 31.

The award honors distinguished UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry alumni who have received a graduate-level degree from our department, in recognition of their achievements in life, and generous support and service to UCLA.

At the ceremony, the award was presented to the Timberlakes by Department Chair Professor Neil Garg and former Department Chair Professor Catherine Clarke, who helped to establish the award in 2018.

Chat GPT: Forget about it…

Unless you were on that island with Tom Hanks in Cast Away, you have likely heard a lot about ChatGPT, Bard, and other artificial intelligence chatbots in the last two months. I mean a lot. Like too much.

You have likely heard about the revolutionary changes coming to the web, the world, education, and more. I am here to tell you as authors, take a breath. Don’t give up the ship. It will all be okay.

Exploring diversity in science textbooks

When Kathy Burleson, a senior lecturer of biology at Hamline University, was preparing to teach a course on the biology of women, she was surprised that she couldn’t find any images of the female muscular system to use for the class. “I got really curious about the discrepancies in how women’s and men’s bodies are portrayed across anatomy and physiology textbooks,” she said. To learn more, she embarked on a research project in 2016 with the goal of helping to close diversity gaps in STEM.“Textbook images tell us a story about science and who belongs in science,” she said. “My hope is that, informed from interviews and data, we can give textbook publishers something to think about.”