UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES NEWS



Q&A with Barbara Drucker: Celebrating five decades at UCLA Arts
In her esteemed career, Barbara Drucker has left an indelible mark not just on UCLA and the art world, but in Los Angeles schools where she reshaped arts education.


UCLA In the News May 30, 2018
Highlights from Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NBC Nightly News, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times and others.


UCLA ranked No. 9 in Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
UCLA placed No. 2 among U.S. public universities and rejoined the top 10 universities overall for the first time since 2014.


Hours before series finale, ‘The Americans’ stars trade notes with former CIA officers
In a panel discussion hosted by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the creator and actors from the award-winning FX drama talked with two who worked in counterintelligence.


Graduate students mentor high schoolers at CNSI Nanovation
For three months leading up to the competition, more than 20 UCLA students advised teams from several Los Angeles-area high schools.


UCLA celebrates 3 medical graduates who overcame extraordinary odds to be called ‘doctor’
Some 200 students in the Class of 2018 will receive their diplomas on June 1 during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine.


New exhibition at Fowler Museum highlights Maroon arts from Suriname
The show of works from the permanent collection runs until Sept. 9.


May 30: Free concert by renowned Thelonious Monk jazz ensemble
The concert, which begins at 6 p.m. and lasts for an hour, will be held in the Fowler Museum’s Davis Courtyard.


Melanoma researcher selected as NextGen Star by cancer research association
Dr. Willy Hugo was honored by the American Association of Cancer Research.


Electrical engineering professor recognized for biomedical imaging work
Bahram Jalali has been named the recipient of the 2018 Pioneer in Technology Award from the Brain Mapping Foundation and Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics.


Law professor wins National Lawyers Guild honor
UCLA’s Ingrid Eagly is a leading scholar and advocate of immigrant rights and indigent criminal defense.


Professor delivers address on racism to United Nations
UCLA Law professor E. Tendayi Achiume gave her first address to the UN General Assembly on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.


Economics professor wins Scoville Teaching Award
Jay Lu won the award, which honors best undergraduate teaching in Winter 2018, for his class on behavioral economics. 


Math professor honored with Karp Prize
Matthias Aschenbrenner was recognized with the Association for Symbolic Logic’s ninth Carol Karp Prize along with two other mathematicians.


UCLA In the News May 23, 2018
Highlights from Insider, CBS News, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Fortune and others.


California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
African-American and low-income kids are the most at risk for health problems as the biggest consumers of sweetened beverages, a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has found.


Professor named to one of legal profession’s top positions promoting diversity
Devon Carbado has been named the 2018–19 William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law at the American Bar Foundation.


Study predicts most people with earliest Alzheimer’s signs won’t develop dementia associated with the disease
The research “may reassure some people that despite testing positive on screening tests, their chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease dementia is low,” said UCLA’s Ron Brookmeyer.


Concert explores the music of Benny Goodman’s groundbreaking 1938 Carnegie Hall concert
The legendary bandleader sparked serious conversations about race, politics and music by performing with an integrated band.


UCLA In the News May 21, 2018
Highlights from the Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Richmond Times-Dispatch and others.


Academic Senate recognizes winners of 2017–2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards
The faculty winners were Denise Chavira, Chandra Ford, Heather Maynard and Victoria Sork. The staff winner was Erin O’Leary Sanders.


Biomaterial developed at UCLA helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice
Researchers engineered a hydrogel that, when injected into the brain, thickens to create a scaffolding into which blood vessels and neurons can grow.


Mayim Bialik, Dr. Atul Gawande, Helen Molesworth among speakers at UCLA commencement ceremonies
Graduating students and guests will attend nearly 60 commencement ceremonies, receptions and celebrations across campus.


Student-organized conference shines light on Latinx communities
Social services professionals and scholars gather at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs to share best practices about working with Latinx people in California.


A peek at the making of Spring Sing
What goes into the annual talent showcase that transforms UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion into one of the city’s rockingest concert venues.