UCLA receives $4.1 million commitment to Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department

Wayne Harding

Jason Pang

Gift from adjunct professor Larry Harding honors his late father, UCLA alumnus Wayne Harding

UCLA has received a commitment of $4.1 million to the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences — the largest gift in the department’s history — from adjunct professor Lawrence “Larry” Harding Jr.

In honor of Harding’s late father, the gift will establish the Lawrence Harding Endowed Chair. The chair will be held by a professor with expertise in oceanography — the study of the physical, chemical and biological features of the ocean, including its ancient history, present condition and future, and its critical role in sustaining life on Earth.

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