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University of California-Los Angeles is located in Los Angeles, California and is a public college. University of California-Los Angeles is a four year college and offers Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

University of California-Los Angeles is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

University of California-Los Angeles does not have a rolling admission policy, and you will want to make sure that you get your application in before November 30.

University of California-Los Angeles is a larger college with an enrollment of 37,221 students.

University of California-Los Angeles accepts about 25% of its applicants on average, and 51% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at University of California-Los Angeles.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at University of California-Los Angeles, you can may want to contact Ronald Johnson, who is the Director of Financial Aid at University of California-Los Angeles. You may also qualify for free grants for college in California to attend University of California-Los Angeles.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at University of California-Los Angeles:

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • GRE

If you are interested in joining the Army, University of California-Los Angeles does have an ROTC Army program that is available for attending students.

If you are interested in joining the Navy, University of California-Los Angeles does have an ROTC Navy program that is available for attending students.

If you are interested in joining the Air Force, University of California-Los Angeles does have an ROTC Air Force program that is available for attending students.

University of California-Los Angeles offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Literary Magazine
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Opera
  • Pep Band
  • Radio Station
  • Sports
  • Student Film
  • Yearbook

You may want to brush up on your ACT preparation as well, because the average ACT score for students that are entering University of California-Los Angeles is 26.

Don't forget to study for the SAT, because the average SAT score for students that are entering University of California-Los Angeles is 1264.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend University of California-Los Angeles? Well, about 5% of the student body at University of California-Los Angeles comes from outside the state of California.

Are you thinking of joining a fraternity or a sorority while you are attending University of California-Los Angeles? You're not alone - about 11% of the students at University of California-Los Angeles join a fraternity or sorority.

Do a lot of the students at University of California-Los Angeles live on campus? Well, about 95% live on campus, while 5% live off campus and commute to school every day.


University of California-Los Angeles Address:

405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095-1405
Phone: 310-825-4321
Fax: 310-206-3766
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University of California-Los Angeles admission closing date:

November 30

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Students’ work on silent films leads to exhibition at California African American Museum
UCLA digital humanities students built a website and database that sparked a curator to develop “Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films.”

UCLA In the News July 20, 2017
The daunting mission to bring Mosul back from the dead. War for the Planet of the Apes. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: A better way to solve the housing crisis
Three urban planning professors note that L.A. has more land, and land value, than development, so a small land tax could raise more money for affordable housing.

Housing sustainability team awarded for their project
They received the Best Practice Award for Innovative Waste Reduction at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.

CJ Kim named first Volgenau Chair in Engineering
The chair honors a UCLA professor who is an accomplished researcher, teacher and mentor to future engineering leaders.

Less invasive treatment for blocked artery in the leg is safe, review finds
This study shows that the orbital atherectomy procedure can offer individuals with peripheral artery disease an effective alternative to standard surgery.

Study examines effects of stopping psychiatric medication
UCLA professor of social welfare co-authored new report showing that more than half of people succeed in discontinuing usage of psychiatric medications.

Volunteers needed for All-Staff Picnic
Staff Assembly is asking people to help out for 30-minute shifts, ensuring plenty of time to still enjoy the picnic.

UCLA In the News July 19, 2017
Foreigners are purchasing a record number of U.S. homes. Exome sequencing at UCLA unravels rare-disease mysteries. And more.

July 25: The End of Life Option Act
The Hammer Forum will host a discussion with experts on the assisted suicide law that allows doctors to prescribe aid-in-dying medication.

L.A. communities in flux get help from UCLA, city planners
As these communities rapidly gentrify, spurred in part by extension of the region’s rail network, soaring rents are pushing out the newest generation of immigrants and threatening their businesses.

Heather Roberge named chair of architecture and urban design
Roberge, who has been on faculty since 2002, is the principal designer and founder of the building design company Murmur: Architecture and Environments.

Genetic sequencing unravels rare disease mysteries
UCLA was among the first medical centers to use exome sequencing, which can analyze more than 20,000 genes at once.

UCLA In the News July 18, 2017
UCLA Law has topped The Hollywood Reporter’s list of entertainment law schools in the United States in 2017. The top Google results for medical advice are not always on target. And more.

The evolution of LGBTQ studies at UCLA
As the interdisciplinary program celebrates 20 years of scholarship and advocacy, chair Alicia Gaspar de Alba charts a path of continued growth.

UCLA In the News July 17, 2017
Shared language and culture help an immigrant physician care for San Diego’s underserved. How to navigate conversations about mental health. And more.

A superpower for our time: How to handle the truth
UCLA political science professor Lynn Vavreck on why gut reactions and preconceived ideas may outweigh objective facts in the post-truth era.

Fowler Museum at UCLA explores Brazil’s African history and cultural heritage in new exhibition
“Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel,” a large-scale multifaceted drawing installation by Los Angeles-based artist Fran Siegel runs July 23 through Dec. 10.

UCLA In the News July 14, 2017
UCLA is planning to launch UCLA Global Online, an online certificate and graduate degree initiative. A UCLA study finds that female sex offenders are more common than thought. And more.

July 16: Lecture on ice deposits at the poles of the moon and Mercury
The Meteorite Lecture Series presents a lecture from professor David Paige.

UCLA In the News July 13, 2017
A massive iceberg has broken away from Antarctica. Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer does not lead to longer lives, study finds. And more.

New center at UCLA raises everyone’s voices for environmental science
Fueled by her experiences, Aradhna Tripati has helped create the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, which will provide opportunities for underrepresented minorities.

Separating food facts from fiction
As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.

Electrical stimulation of brain may help people with schizophrenia learn to communicate better
People with the disease were able to better identify auditory tones, an essential skill for interpreting tone of voice in communication.

UCLA In the News July 12, 2017
Lawmakers push to give terminally ill British baby U.S. residency. Should doctors prescribe exercise and diet changes to people who are not obese? And more.

Engineering professor outlines threats to state water system at National Academies program
Jonathan Stewart, professor and chair of the civil and environmental engineering department, gave a talk on the seismic threats to California’s water transport.

Residence halls at UCLA briefly evacuated for bomb threat
UCLA received a bomb threat on Wednesday evening and, as a precaution, moved residents out of their rooms. No device was found.

Not all astrocytes in the brain are the same, study finds
UCLA researchers upend a long-standing idea that the star-shaped brain cells cannot be differentiated from each other. The results should make it easier for researchers to study how astrocytes relate to disease.

Memory of social interactions impaired in all phases of schizophrenia
Researchers report that in the early stages of schizophrenia, patients can remember more about the interactions if given hints about context. This finding suggests a potential strategy for memory training.

UCLA In the News July 11, 2017
UCLA is ranked No. 5 in Time’s top 10 best schools for your money. Legendary UCLA track coach Jim Bush dies at 90. And more.

Paul Weiss elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Weiss, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry and materials science and engineering, has been elected as one of two new international fellows.

Pritzker Genius Award aims to spark environmental advances
Presented by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the new prize is the first major environmental award for those under 40.

In memoriam: Jim Bush, 90, legendary track and field coach
The two-time national coach of the year led UCLA to five NCAA championships and seven conference titles.

Manchester United and Real Madrid to train at UCLA
Two of the world’s most popular professional soccer teams will train on campus this month in private practices.

Society of American Archivists honors assistant professor’s essay
Michelle Caswell has been named one of the recipients of the 2017 Fellows’ Ernst Posner Award.

Cancer journal names UCLA doctor editor-in-chief
Dr. Patricia Ganz, of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, assumed the editorial leadership of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on July 1.

Are major record labels passing up profits by playing into racial stereotypes?
UCLA-led study comparing lyrics in songs atop the hip-hop charts and rap songs that are shared on social media shows that “pro-social” messages are also popular.

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind forms advisory council
The council of doctors, researchers and other professionals will bolster the program’s ability to serve schools through sharing a current research and accumulated experience.

UCLA In the News July 10, 2017
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings toward an inclusive cinematic universe. Which party was more secretive in working on its health care plan? And more.

UCLA In the News July 7, 2017
“Game of Thrones”-loving climate experts explain how every major player has a real-world climate warrior counterpart. UCLA grabs the top spot in business creation. And more.

Medical professor writes new book about changing behavior
Sean Young’s book, “Stick With It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life — for Good,” uses decades of research to give people effective tools for altering habits.

UCLA offers admission to 13,700 Californians for fall 2017
Record-breaking 102,000 freshman applications coupled with more than 22,000 transfer student applications, results in most academically gifted and talented class in school history.

UCLA In the News July 6, 2017
UCLA hits the right notes in a new course in klezmer music. A UCLA study finds that pet owners are different. And more.

Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty, UCLA behavioral neuroscientists report
Why do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes? Findings of a study may hold answers to this question.

Technique for measuring and controlling electron state is a breakthrough in quantum computing
“The dream is to have an array of hundreds or thousands of qubits all working together to solve a difficult problem,” said graduate student Joshua Schoenfield. “This work is an important step toward realizing that dream.”

July 7: Screening of the 1976 film, “Network”
The UCLA Film and Television Archive kicks off its “Golden Age of Television Writers on the Big Screen” series with this 1970s masterpiece.

UCLA In the News July 5, 2017
How James Anderson’s life changed from prisoner to UCLA honors graduate. Latinos are key to U.S. economic growth, a UCLA study finds. And more.

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music teams up with Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire to establish vocal training program
The collaboration will provide eight student singers with professional mentorship opportunities.

Public policy professor receives UCLA teaching award
Randall Akee is the 2016-17 recipient of the C. Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize in Asian American Studies at UCLA.

UCLA helps virtual reality lead the charge in battle for U.S. Army recruitment
The video, titled “Leaders Made Here,” features students from the UCLA ROTC unit.

These tips for healthier grilling can reduce risk for cancer
Catherine Carpenter of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center explains how a few small adjustments to your barbecuing protocol can reduce your exposure to carcinogens.

In memoriam: Betsy Wood Knapp, philanthropist, innovator, namesake of UCLA Knapp Venture Competition
Knapp held various leadership positions on many UCLA boards and commissions associated with fundraising, faculty recruitment and retention, alumni affairs and the Anderson School of Management.

Professor Victoria Marks appointed associate dean, academic affairs, for the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
The professor of choreography in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and chair of the Disability Studies minor assumed the role effective July 1, 2017.

Semel Institute’s Mindful Music program plans 40 recitals for 2017–18
The series is part of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, which was envisioned and funded by philanthropists Terry and Jane Semel.

Stan Lee honored at UCLA Extension graduation
The force behind Spider-Man, X-Men and other Marvel Comics’ heroes was given the Icons of L.A. Award and also shared wisdom with the 2,000 who earned certificates.

UCLA team performs emergency surgery to save mom and newborn baby
It took 23 specialists, including heart surgeons, obstetricians, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, nurses, among others, more than 12 hours.

UCLA physician-scientist to receive highest honor for advancing radiation oncology
Dr. Michael Steinberg, director of clinical affairs at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, recognized by the American Society for Radiation Oncology for his lifetime contributions.

UCLA In the News June 30, 2017
UCLA series looks at writers and directors from TV’s golden age who transitioned to movies. What happens if the health care bill doesn’t pass? And more.

UCLA In the News June 29, 2017
What’s the right amount of paid-leave time for parents? It’s not just the poor and elderly who will be hurt by health care changes. And more.

UC launches new systemwide procedures to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence
The University of California today announced new systemwide procedures for responding to alleged sexual misconduct by faculty and staff that provide greater transparency, consistency and timeliness in investigating and adjudicating such cases.

Research suggests association between gut bacteria and emotion
Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences linked to microbial composition in healthy humans have been identified.

Law professor wins UC Sustainability Champion award
Ann Carlson received the honor at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference in Santa Barbara.

Longtime staffer Donna Capraro has worn many hats at UCLA
From starting in public relations to becoming a veteran of database management, this alumna hasn’t followed a “typical” career path.

How safe is vaping?
Two UCLA doctors say that although public acceptance has grown, more research is needed to judge the effects on health.

UCLA Anderson professor to receive award for research manuscript
Daniel Saavedra, assistant professor of accounting, will receive the 2017 Competitive Manuscript Award from the American Accounting Association.

Medicaid waiver program helped public hospitals improve care to California’s most needy
Results of UCLA report are the first from a national effort to reform public hospitals.

UCLA In the News June 28, 2017
More than 100 people have utilized the right-to-die law in California in the legislation’s first six months. What is ransomware? And more.

UCLA Anderson School of Management honors best business journalism at 2017 Loeb Awards
The awards recognize the work of journalists whose contributions illuminate subjects in business, finance and the economy for readers and viewers around the world.

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital recognized for overall excellence in pediatrics
The assessment relies on clinical data and reputation surveys of health care providers to identify the top 50 programs in each of 10 disciplines.

UCLA In the News June 27, 2017
How will L.A.’s new tallest building fit into the fabric of the city? How Silicon Valley pushed coding into American classrooms. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Why big business keeps winning at the Supreme Court
Law professor Adam Winkler notes that justices appointed by Republicans and Democrats have tended to side with business interests in cases before the court.

Integrated medical records can reduce disparities between blacks and whites in HIV care
The use of laboratory health information exchanges led to Latinos who are HIV-positive being more likely than whites to use anti-retroviral therapy.

UCLA No. 2 U.S. public university in Times Higher Education’s world reputation rankings
The rankings assess the international prestige of institutions of higher learning based on input from academic leaders around the world.

Cracking the code: Why aren't more women majoring in computer science?
While women have made significant gains in many fields, including medicine, business and law, the percentage of women who receive CS degrees is the smallest across all STEM fields, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

New grant funds original theater production to destigmatize mental illness among blacks
Nursing postdoctoral fellow at UCLA will use the arts to help eliminate stigma associated with mental illness among African Americans.

UCLA In the News June 26, 2017
What is the future for classical music? The Acorns investing app pitches saving when you spend. And more.

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is now LEED Platinum
In addition to the honor from the U.S. Green Building Council, the conference center has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability by the Los Angeles Business Council.

UCLA faculty voice: How Iceland’s Viking heritage helped salvage its economy
Economist Jerry Nickelsburg on how the Nordic nation overcame a deep financial crisis through improved regulation, higher bank equity requirements, and strict financial stress tests.

Works of game designer Eddo Stern celebrated in new book
A selection of works about “games” by UCLA professor of design media arts Eddo Stern is the subject of a new limited edition book. Stern, who is the director of the UCLA Game Lab, and teaches courses on game design and culture; computer game ...

July 27: Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival
A performance by iPalpiti Soloists will feature talented young professional artists from around the globe.

UCLA In the News June 23, 2017
A mother and daughter realize their dream and graduate from UCLA on the same day. Readers’ questions on California’s proposed single-payer plan answered. And more.

Can L.A. go local for its future water supply?
UCLA environmental researchers create comprehensive model to find out how Los Angeles County can reduce its reliance on imported water.

Save the date: August 10 UCLA All-Staff Picnic
The 13th annual event is jointly sponsored by the UCLA Staff Assembly and the Chancellor’s Office.

A lesson in good government
Two political veterans with conservative backgrounds told a UCLA audience that legislative success depends on compromise, not on who can yell the loudest.

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation
The two organizations intend to establish a broader collaboration to strengthen their ability to offer the highest-quality care.

UCLA wins 2016-17 Crosstown Cup
UCLA won the annual head-to-head all-sports competition with crosstown rival USC, 105-85. This is the second time in three years that UCLA has claimed the trophy.

UCLA neuroscientist offers game plan to better understand sports concussions
Hospital emergency rooms treat more than 170,000 children each year for sports-related traumatic brain injuries. What do parents and coaches need to know to protect their kids and players?

Intimate details of life as a Civil War soldier depicted in rare sketches
A book of 1893 drawings by a Union veteran was painstakingly restored by UCLA Library Special Collections.

UCLA In the News June 21, 2017
Student well-being is higher in diverse schools, UCLA study finds. Free speech on college campuses is in the Senate spotlight. And more.

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant
The research also found that women who had gonorrhea when they gave birth were nearly 20 times more likely to pass on CMV to their babies.

Library professional development program at UCLA welcomes new leader, new partners
Brian Schottlaender comes from UC San Diego to head the Senior Fellows Program.

New UCLA 2017-18 Staff Assembly leaders announced
The 11 Executive Board members will take office on July 1.

High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus
Results of the UCLA study could lead to new types of drugs, targeting the intestinal cells, to reduce people’s risk of heart attacks and strokes, or to treat other conditions linked to inflammation, including cancer.

UCLA Anderson faculty recognized for excellence in research and teaching
Seven faculty members were honored with the school’s annual awards.

2017-18 board members of UCLA Administrative Management Group announced
The leaders will start their two-year terms on July 1.

UC consortium formed to speed up development of new drugs
The new consortium could not only help generate life-saving treatments, but also create significant economic activity from spin-off companies to licenses and collaborations with industry.

Students of all races feel safer in ethnically diverse middle schools, UCLA researchers report
The study, led by UCLA professor Jaana Juvonen, surveyed more than 4,300 sixth-graders in Southern and Northern California.

June 23: ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!’
The UCLA Film and Television Archive in partnership with Outfest Los Angeles hosts a screening of “Love! Valour! Compassion!” as part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Screening Series.

UCLA In the News June 20, 2017
California’s housing crisis isn’t easing anytime soon. A South Los Angeles church is the center of a lawsuit. And more.

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA names winner of Switzer Prize for research excellence
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor University neurologist, has helped uncover the molecular basis of neurological disorders including Rett syndrome.

UCLA In the News June 19, 2017
UCLA graduates its largest class ever. Bill Cosby’s relationship with African-Americans is anything but black and white. And more.

UCLA School of Law’s Supreme Court clinic wins landmark trademark case
The victory in Matal v. Tam marks the second win of the term for the clinic headed by professor Stuart Banner.

Social workers and medical students: ‘the ideal team’
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs social welfare department provides lessons in social work and a diversity of experiences to first-year medical students.

Immigrant doctors trained to help bridge major gaps in care
The UCLA International Medical Graduate Program offers education and certification to physicians who agree to provide services in underserved communities.

'Be relentless,' new UCLA graduates are told
Anita Ortega, a former UCLA basketball star and the first African-American woman to become a Los Angeles Police Department area commander, advised graduates to push on their own behalf and for the voiceless.

UCLA ranks among top institutions for awarding the most Ph.D.s in arts, humanities
UCLA is one of the top universities in the country for producing the most Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities. In 2014-15, UCLA tied for No.1 in the nation with NYU, according to a recent report from the Chronicle of Higher Education.  

UCLA In the News June 16, 2017
SpaceX and other aerospace companies find engineers on the racetrack. Why a single gunshot to the hip can be a life-threatening injury. And more.

Nine research projects are awarded Transdisciplinary Seed Grants
Two priorities for the fiscal year 2017 competition were north campus-led research projects and projects involving big data and related tools and capabilities.

UCLA researcher receives grant to study childhood cancer in Taiwan
Julia Heck will receive $200,000 over two years from the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support research on early detection and prevention.

Architecture and urban design professor named Samuel H. Kress Professor at National Gallery
Diane Favro is UCLA’s first faculty member to receive the honor, which was established in 1965.

UCLA In the News June 15, 2017
How “Home” at LACMA rethinks ideas about Latin American art. Weighing the controversy of putting children on YouTube through family vlogging. And more.

UCLA graduating senior inherited love of learning from her grandmother
Kaylin Wesley plans to use her knowledge to alleviate major challenges facing black youth as they struggle to attain an education and health care, among other objectives.

American Indian graduates celebrate their academic success at UCLA
The first two women of Tongva descent to be awarded Ph.D.s at UCLA celebrated that milestone today at UCLA’s Graduate Division Doctoral Hooding, held on a campus that now sits on the ancient land of their ancestors.

From prison to honors graduate
UCLA senior James Anderson spent three years behind bars, then co-founded a nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated people, and now plans to dedicate himself to justice system reform.

One of UCLA's youngest grads is headed for a future in Silicon Valley
Graduating senior Luke Vellotti is leaving UCLA this week with two bachelor’s degrees — one in mathematics and one in computer science — and starting his career at Google as a software developer.

Faculty member and his wife give $1 million to UCLA
The gift, from Michael Jung, a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and his wife, Alice, establishes an endowed chair in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

Study finds no gender difference in stress as a risk factor for coronary heart disease
By showing that stress levels can be quantified by a simple urine test, and that this test helps predict disease, this work could lead to strategies for prevention of coronary heart disease and heart attacks.

UCLA In the News June 14, 2017
Breaking down the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photographing culture and traditions in communities of color. And more.

Pregnancy problems not necessarily linked to Zika viral load or Dengue fever
Findings help UCLA-led researchers better understand congenital Zika virus syndrome — a pattern of birth defects found among fetuses and babies infected with the virus.

UCLA Anderson Forecast projects mild growth
The latest report says GDP growth will exceed 2 percent in the near term but fall below 2 percent in 2019.

In memoriam: John Friedmann, 91, was the father of urban planning at UCLA
John Friedmann as an internationally renowned pioneer in urban theory and planning and a central figure in the founding of what is today the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Mother and daughter set to graduate together from UCLA
Gabriela Abraham and her daughter, Danielle, have supported each other through college and will be the first in their family to earn four-year degrees.

Counting votes — and making votes count
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs students get a valuable lesson in voting and elections from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan.

UCLA doctors use magnetic stimulation to ‘rewire’ the brain for people with depression
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer a treatment that works in a fundamentally different way than drugs.

Thousands of UCLA students to graduate June 16
The UCLA College will hold two commencement ceremonies, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Friday, June 16, in Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA In the News June 12, 2017
Can you write your way to happiness? Southern California beach town developments face challenges. And more.

Book traces rough transition for juvenile offenders as they become adults
What are the prospects for young men and women who grow up in and then age out of the juvenile justice system? Research and the media paint a bleak picture for those whose adolescent years have been intertwined with incarceration.

Yildiz wins award from American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
The institute awarded the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies to UCLA's Yasemin Yildiz.

Video: Wise parting words from graduating Bruins
We asked some graduating seniors to take a quick look back on their time at UCLA.

UCLA Staff Assembly to recognize staff and faculty honorees
Winners of the Staff Assembly Staff Scholarships will also be honored.

Governor appoints Peter Guber to UC Board of Regents
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed four people to the UC Board of Regents.

UCLA In the News June 9, 2017
These 16 everyday things pose huge health risks. Aid-in-dying requires more than just a law, Californians find. And more.

TFT's annual Film Festival presents students' best work for the big, small screen
Audiences headed to UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s 26th Annual Film Festival will be able to enjoy the exceptional work of student film makers, animators and actors June 10-14.

Sale of artists' works raises $700,000-plus for UCLA Department of Art
The event was held to support the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios, raise funds for student support and celebrate the importance of the top-ranked UCLA Department of Art to the cultural ecology of the city.

UCLA Dentistry to lead Medi-Cal project to expand preventive dental care for L.A. children
The initiative is “an excellent opportunity for UCLA Dentistry to further engage the Los Angeles community and improve oral health care for generations to come,” said the school’s dean, Dr. Paul Krebsbach.

Low-income renters pay a high, and hidden, price for city parking requirements
Minimum parking requirements — rules that are imposed on developers of apartment buildings, among other builders, to provide parking spaces for their tenants — are partly to blame for the crisis in affordable housing in cities like Los Angeles.

UCLA In the News June 8, 2017
How the Jewish identity of the star of “Wonder Woman” is causing a stir. The secret social media lives of teenagers. And more.

Bertozzi named to UCLA's Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity
Under Bertozzi, whose research interests include crime modeling and image processing, UCLA's applied mathematics program has become one of the most respected in the world.

New UCLA doctors embody the American dream
Some 200 UCLA medical students received their diplomas Friday in Perloff Courtyard during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

NASA selects UCLA alumna for 2017 astronaut candidate class
Jessica Watkins earned her Ph.D. in geology from UCLA in 2015.

June 12-17: RUMBLE
Visit UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end-of-the-year all-school exposition featuring work from two campuses located at Perloff Hall and the IDEAS Culver City campus.

Son of immigrants devotes his life to study of migration
Research shows that Americans favor citizenship for those already here, but worry about allowing more in.

UCLA In the News June 7, 2017
Guidelines by the American Heart Association suggest that, with careful supervision and management, many complex congenital heart defects should not be a deterrent to pregnancy. Colleges get proactive in addressing depression on campus. And more.

Balance and movement improved in animal model of Parkinson’s disease
Researchers at UCLA have developed a molecular compound that improves balance and coordination in mice with the early stage of the disorder.

In memoriam: Jennifer Jung, director of operations for Centennial Campaign
The UCLA alumna devoted nearly her entire professional career to the campus. “She embodied the essence we all treasure in a colleague, teammate and friend.”

UCLA faculty voice: How California created a road map for America’s interstates
UCLA Daniel J.B. Mitchell Daniel J.B. Mitchell is professor emeritus in UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Federal relations staffers advise campus community on how to advocate for UCLA
A briefing was held by UCLA Government and Community Relations because of increased interest shown by the campus community in responding to the proposed budget by the Trump administration.

UCLA In the News June 6, 2017
A California bill would end the “purely profit-driven” practice of drug company coupons. Can air conditions cause sinus congestion? Are text messages encouraging suicide enough to convict? And more.

Passion for environmental justice fuels urban oil drilling study
A UCLA-student–led survey uncovered stark disparities in public health outcomes for L.A. neighborhoods with oil and gas drilling.

UCLA In the News June 5, 2017
How a Galapagos bird lost the ability to fly. Fruit flies and mice will get a new home on the Space Station, at least temporarily. And more.

New head librarian to join William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has named a new head librarian. Anna Chen will join the Clark this summer, arriving from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kivelson wins American Astronomical Society’s 2017 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize
The Kuiper Prize is the highest award bestowed by the American Astronomical Society to a planetary scientist.

New programs at UCLA will promote research in food law and animal law
UCLA School of Law is launching new initiatives to promote cutting-edge research in food law and animal law and to build bridges between the two fields.

Deadline extended to June 9 for staff engagement survey
UC is launching its third systemwide engagement survey to learn more about the experiences, views and needs of its non-represented (policy-covered) staff.

Every day is Groundhog Day for UCLA biologist and marmot expert
Daniel Blumstein, a professor in the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the recipient of the 2017 Gold Shield Faculty Prize, presented annually by Gold Shield, Alumnae of UCLA.

Journalist sees 'new lows' for the job of telling the truth in a polarized America
Ray Suarez, former host of Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story” and contributor to the PBS “NewsHour,” delivered the final Luskin Lecture of the academic year.

UC Santa Cruz administrator will be new voice for staff in regents' deliberations
Sherry Main is assistant vice chancellor of communications and marketing at UC Santa Cruz.

Darnell Hunt appointed dean of social sciences in the UCLA College
Darnell Hunt is a renowned scholar of race, media and culture, chair of sociology and longtime leader of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

In memoriam: William Warren, dean emeritus of UCLA School of Law
Warren, who left a lasting imprint on the school and the nation’s commercial laws, died May 30. He was 92.

Mice headed for space to test bone-building drug developed at UCLA
A team of UCLA scientists is testing an experimental drug that could one day result in a treatment for osteoporosis, which affects more than 200 million people worldwide.

Honoring the memory of Professor William Klug
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is launching today the Bill Klug Memorial Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Gift supports UCLA Anderson's Venture Accelerator
Jim Freedman’s donation will support programmatic and strategic operating efforts in the Anderson Venture Accelerator and provide students the tools they need to incubate game-changing organizations.

UCLA medical school graduates embody the American Dream
Some 200 students will receive their diplomas on June 2 during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Two all-stars reveal secrets of success in business and basketball
UCLA neurosurgeons learn leadership insights from Lakers legend Bryon Scott and business leader Charlie Norris.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health signs MOU with China's Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Delegates from China’s Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing visited the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health on Tuesday, May 30, to sign an official memorandum of understanding with the school.

Academic Senate honors UCLA's best teachers for 2016-17
All of the winners will be honored during the annual Andrea L. Rich Night to Honor Teaching ceremony in the fall, an event co-hosted by the Academic Senate and the UCLA Office of Instructional Development.

UCLA In the News June 1, 2017
Don’t let that global warming sleep study keep you up at night. Psychiatrists work to determine what causes a “bad trip.” And more.

How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly
UCLA research findings show changes in same genes that clipped the sea bird’s wings cause human bone disorders.

June 6: Objectivity in journalism
Veteran journalist Victor Navasky, University of Missouri journalism professor Tom Warhover and journalist Lewis Wallace discuss media objectivity, neutrality and opinion.

June 11: 'Nitrate Treasures: Night Has a Thousand Eyes'
The UCLA Film and Television Archive hosts an Archive Treasure screening of nitrate print films. The screenings are part of the program, “Nitrate Treasures: Night Has a Thousand Eyes.”

UCLA Alumni Association to present its highest honor at awards ceremony
Topping the list is LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King, a 1984 graduate, who will receive the Edward A. Dickson Alumni of the Year Award.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on his enduring friendship with UCLA Coach John Wooden
In a new book, "Coach Wooden and Me," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retells the story of his relationship with UCLA Coach John Wooden that lasted from the time he left New York City at age 18 until 2010 when he sat by his coach's bedside during his 99-year-old mentor's last days.

Escaping jet lag on your vacation getaway
Traveling west to east and the number of time zones crossed seem to increase the severity of jet lag, explains Dr. Alon Avidan, who treats circadian rhythm disorders, among other sleep complaints.

UCLA political scientist passed up career as a viola player
Lynn Vavreck is a professor of political science at UCLA and co-author of “The Gamble,” about the 2012 presidential campaign. She is a regular contributor to the Upshot blog on The New York Times website.

UCLA In the News May 30, 2017
A UCLA labor center director spreads the gospel of self-care to overextended protesters and outreach workers. How a custom blazer in 90 minutes might change the apparel business. And more.

Teofilo Ruiz will be installed as Wellman chair
Laura Gómez, interim dean of social sciences and law professor at UCLA, and Stephen Aron, professor and history department chair at UCLA, will host the installation celebration of professor Teofilo Ruiz as the holder of the Robert and Dorothy Wellman Chair in Medieval History.

UCLA leading $20 million effort to reduce HIV among youth
Researchers from seven institutions are studying the well-being of adolescents and young adults with the virus or at risk for infection.

Andrew Jerrold ‘Jerry’ Perenchio, 86, entertainment executive and philanthropist
“What we will always admire most about Jerry was his singular focus on the impact he could make, rather than on the plaudits or praise he could receive for it,” said Chancellor Gene Block.

June 3: Faculty, alumni artists contribute to benefit art sale
Join the UCLA Department of Art for a benefit exhibition and art sale featuring work by alumni and current and former UCLA faculty to support the renovation and expansion of the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios in Culver City.

UCLA dean takes part in Vatican discussion on migrants, refugees
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco is participating in the Third Ethics in Action Meeting at the Vatican today an Friday, May 26.

L.A. mayor, retired police captain and former dean among UCLA commencement speakers
Graduating students and guests will attend nearly 60 commencement ceremonies, receptions and celebrations across campus.

Keeping California in the lead on climate policy in the Trump era
Panelists focused on ways in which California can continue to lead the charge via legislative and regulatory innovations at the state and local level.

UCLA faculty voice: Airlines should use sealed-bid auctions to deal with overbooking
Professor Christopher Tang proposes a system in which the passenger who submits the lowest bid will be compensated for giving up their seat and assistance making new travel plans.

June 2-10: 'Carrie the Musical'
UCLA’s School of Theater Film and Television presents, “Carrie the Musical,” a musical based on Stephen King's novel about an awkward teenager finds her telekinetic powers and discovers she has the final revenge.

U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Championships seeks volunteers
The top ranked athletes from this competition will go on to represent Team USA at the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 and the 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland.

May 31: Trading barriers: immigration and the remaking of globalization'
She debunks the commonly held belief that domestic social concerns are the deciding factor in determining immigration policy.

UCLA researchers find brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism
Deletions or duplications of DNA along 22nd chromosome hint at biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

New chemical reaction developed at UCLA could eventually yield new fuels and medications
The new technique for breaking carbon–hydrogen bonds and making carbon–carbon bonds uses catalysts made of silicon and boron, which are abundant and inexpensive.

UCLA In the News May 23, 2017
How to tell a person’s “brain age.” A UCLA professor’s exhibition tweaks the myth of the all-powerful, and typically male, hero architect. And more.

Harvard awards UCLA classics professor the Centennial Medal
Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded the Centennial Medal to Sarah Morris, Steinmetz Professor of Classical Archaeology and Material Culture at UCLA for her scholarship in the classics and for her archaeological research. ...

Agnew receives honorary doctorate from university in Finland
 Professor John Agnew who has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oulu in Finland.  

Finalists vie for nation's top honor given to journalists in business, financial reporting
On June 27, the dean and the country’s most influential business journalists, editors, publishers, producers and media personalities will gather in New York City to also honor two career achievement honorees, Walt Mossberg and Nicholas Varchaver.

UCLA In the News May 22, 2017
A defense of “transracial” identity roils the philosophy world. To improve your diet, know these four food myths. And more.

Discovery of an alga’s ‘dictionary of genes’ could lead to advances in biofuels, medicine
Scientists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco sequenced the genome of a tiny, single-celled green alga.

High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief
Data collected in the Congo by UCLA scientists and others will help empower global initiatives to protect the planet.

Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrhea
Test developed by UCLA researchers would help physicians determine which people may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007.

Teaching kids how to distinguish fake news from real news
Share was once a media insider, a freelance photojournalist who covered such issues as poverty and social activism.

UCLA’s Department of Transportation receives SCAG sustainability award
The Southern California Association of Governments has announced this year’s winners of the 2017 SCAG Sustainability Awards, the region’s highest honors for projects that promote and improve mobility, livability, prosperity and sustainability.

Professor of education honored with Revolutionary Mentor Award
Daniel Solórzano, UCLA Department of Education professor and inaugural director of the newly established UCLA Center for Critical Race Studies, was honored with the inaugural Revolutionary Mentor Award.

Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2017
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology presents the Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz from May 21 through June 6 in UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall.

UCLA helps L.A. pitch greenest Olympics ever
To create a zero-waste games, existing venues like the UCLA residence halls, which would house the athletes, are central to the Los Angeles’ Olympic organizing committee’s bid.

UCLA In the News May 19, 2017
Do not drain your 401(k), or let a former employer do it. The joys and challenges of being a parent with autism. And more.

'Do Words Matter?': Learn how the press copes with the Trump era
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will host an afternoon and evening symposium that will be a deep exploration of the extraordinary events into which we have all been swept by the new administration in Washington.

Shlyakhtenko named director of Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics
IPAM enables mathematicians to work collaboratively with a broad range of scholars of science and technology to positively transform the world through mathematics.

Destructivist artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz to receive UCLA Medal
The 83-year-old’s work destroying household objects and creating sculpture from the detritus created sharp commentaries on global conflict, consumerism and nuclear war.

UCLA storytelling institute in Cannes launches spring 2018
Unique stories will be created at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television/Université Côte D’Azur Storytelling Institute.

UC Board of Regents approves policy on nonresident student enrollment
The University of California Board of Regents approved a policy on nonresident undergraduate enrollment that reaffirms UC’s historic commitment to California residents by limiting the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine ...

UCLA In the News May 17, 2017
To flex your aging brain, do aerobic exercise and resistance training. Some elderly immigrants in Los Angeles are fighting “cash for keys.” And more.

Gershwin Award to go to first reggae artist in its 29-year history
The Gershwin Award will be presented to singer-songwriter Ziggy Marley Friday, May 19, as a highlight of Spring Sing, UCLA’s popular annual showcase for the best student talent on campus.

Study shows differences in brain activity between men and women who are obese
UCLA researchers found that women and men exhibit different changes in their brain’s reward centers, which suggests different reasons for overeating.

Labor Law Research Network to recognize UCLA professor
Katherine Stone, the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Distinguished Professor at UCLA School of Law, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Bob Hepple Award for Lifetime Achievement in Labor Law.

Sports law clinic takes students inside the game
For nearly three decades, Steve Derian has honed an innovative curriculum that blends negotiation and advocacy drills with traditional lessons on relevant issues including antitrust, labor law, Title IX and compensation for college athletes.

UCLA-led researchers track groundwater loss during drought in California’s Central Valley
Study raises questions about water management and supply in an area that produces more than half of fruit, vegetable and nut crops in the United States.

UCLA In the News May 16, 2017
Can California lawmakers rein in Wells Fargo’s arbitration clause? L.A.’s affordable housing projects are struggling in the face of new Trump policies. And more.

UCLA Burkle Center launches Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom
Haroon Azar, a 2008 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, will lead the program as director and a senior fellow at the Burkle Center.

Marion Anderson, philanthropist and namesake of UCLA management school
Anderson and her late husband, John, provided the UCLA Anderson School of Management with transformational gifts that positioned the school as a global leader in management education.

UCLA innovator gets creative with applied mathematics
Math often gets a bad rap as an uncreative left brain-oriented activity, but Andrea Bertozzi recalls that, as a child, she was fascinated by math's creative potential.

Law school launches 2017 commencement season at UCLA
Current affairs involving the nation’s deep political divisions and immigration were common themes in the day’s remarks.

UCLA In the News May 15, 2017
Chicano art wields a sharper political edge in post-election California. Sharing selfies may be dangerous. And more.

Professor emeritus Rothman searches for a lost 'shtetl'
In a new book, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs professor emeritus and author Jack Rothman chronicles his journey to find the forgotten village in Ukraine where his family had lived for generations For Rothman, planning a visit to his parents’ ...

Study suggests link between imbalanced gut microbiome and systemic sclerosis
Researchers from UCLA and Norway suggest possible causes and better treatments for the autoimmune disease that affects the body’s connective tissue.

In memoriam: Lloyd Cotsen’s generosity helped UCLA establish renowned institute of archaeology
Lloyd Cotsen, former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Neutrogena Corporation and longtime philanthropist to UCLA, died at his Beverly Hills home on May 8. He was 88.

UCLA In the News May 12, 2017
The dangers of a not-so-neutral internet. A new medical implant derives energy from the human body. And more.

UCLA student volunteers break through loneliness of patients with dementia
"“Dementia is an isolating disease that can bring on loneliness and is often void of opportunities for social interactions,” says Dr. Zaldy Tan, UCLA gerontologist and director of TimeOut @ UCLA.

David Geffen, UCLA leaders dedicate new medical school home
Entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen joined UCLA leaders on May 11 to dedicate Geffen Hall, the new home of UCLA’s medical school.

UC takes precautions to protect employees' health plans from fraud
While UC is researching whether fraud has afftected UC’s plans for faculty, staff and retirees, UC’s self-insured PPO plans are taking two immediate precautionary measures.

UCLA to host first piano festival devoted to the ‘response’ genre
Three-day event will explore compositional responses by contemporary composers, including university faculty and students, to canonic works.

Systemwide survey to go to 20,000 staff members this month
UC is launching its third systemwide engagement survey to learn more about the experiences, views and needs of its non-represented (policy-covered) staff.

Study of worms reveals ‘selfish genes’ that encode a toxin – and its antidote
The finding represents one of the clearest examples to date of the phenomenon — stretches of DNA that exist for no reason other than promoting their own inheritance — at the molecular level.

UCLA In the News May 11, 2017
Reaction to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. A team of UCLA researchers and others have created realistic-looking computer-generated mud. And more.

Battery-free implantable medical device draws energy directly from human body
A biologically friendly supercapacitor invented by UCLA and University of Connecticut researchers charges using electrolytes from biological fluids like blood serum and urine.

A spirited Bruin welcome awaits admitted transfers and their families
An estimated 6,500 people will converge on the campus Saturday, May 13, a day set aside to give admitted transfer students and their family members firsthand knowledge about the world-class academic opportunities and campus lifestyle that await them here.

How Los Angeles became the capital of incarceration
In this Q&A about her new book, UCLA history professor Kelly Lytle Hernández highlights how decades of discriminatory policies gave rise to this dubious distinction.

UCLA In the News May 10, 2017
How to manage lung cancer side effects. The Affordable Care Act spared some families from medical financial catastrophe. And more.

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors
UCLA study shows that slow-moving meditation practice works just as well as talk therapy, and better than medication.

Who watches out for the watchers?
Q&A with UCLA professor Sarah Roberts, who has pioneered the study of the toll screening objectionable online content takes on the people who have to do it.

Asteroid is named for UCLA's Michael Jura
Jura’s research spanned a broad range of topics, including planetary systems outside the Earth’s solar system.

Borovsky is this year's UCLA librarian of the year
Zoe Borovsky is the recipient of this year’s LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award.

Mapping reveals reactions differ in male and female brains during cardiovascular activity
Findings of the study by the UCLA School of Nursing suggest that related diseases may need diagnoses and treatment tailored to gender.

Researchers have a better understanding of how advanced melanoma resists immunotherapy
The findings lay the groundwork for developing new and improved combination therapies for patients who resistant to stand-alone immunotherapy.

UCLA In the News May 9, 2017
What the French election results mean to the United States. Is “liking” a racist social media post free speech? And more.

Top rock-era songwriters share life lessons of success, rejection in popular UCLA class
Among David Leaf's classroom guests are seven members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Grammy Award winners, and other legendary and contemporary songwriters.

UCLA psychology graduate student wins UC Grad Slam competition
Leslie Rith-Najarian wowed the judges with her three-minute, jargon-free explanation of her research into how to make mental health more engaging and accessible.

UCLA In the News May 8, 2017
Getting people to stop cheating with disabled parking spaces. The five lies Hollywood tells itself. And more.

Garg wins 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry teaching award
He helps people of all ages learn and appreciate the wonders of organic chemistry. Organic molecules are everywhere, including in food and medicine.

Breast-feeding plays important role in ‘seeding’ infant microbiome with beneficial bacteria
The study, which looked at 107 mother-infant pairs, is the largest to date showing the transfer of bacteria in the milk into the baby’s gut.

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center partners with two museums on new exhibition
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is preparing for the opening of “Home — So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas,” co-curated by Chon Noriega, director of UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center.

Community choice is transforming the California energy industry
Report by UCLA researchers finds that community choice aggregators provide a competitive alternative for electricity consumers.

Study shows association between gut microbes and brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome
UCLA researchers gained insight into the connections among childhood trauma, brain development and the composition of the gut microbiome.

UCLA In the News May 5, 2017
How New York’s Central Park could fix public education. UCLA shows its art cred with a fundraiser featuring a compelling list of artists. And more.

Make your mark in the app development revolution
Share your technical or innovation skills in the fourth annual UCLA Code for the Mission App Competition mobile app competition.

Solid Golds: Sustainable seafood is the goal
UCLA alumni and brothers Mark Gold, respected environmental advocate and scientist, and Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer, on what restaurants, chefs and legislators can do.

Food for thought: chefs, scientists and food experts on environmentally conscientious eating
The nonprofit Chefs Collaborative and UCLA co-hosted speakers on a series of sustainable food panels, featuring food-scene stars, UCLA staff and faculty and food critic Jonathan Gold.

CAP UCLA announces 2017–18 season filled with bold performers and provocative ideas
A diverse array of artists, dancers, writers and musicians from around the world will showcase their talents on campus and new this year also in downtown Los Angeles.

Mammalian photoreceptors use sunlight to rapidly regenerate visual pigments
In bright light, mammals rapidly recycle spent pigments via a process that ensures photoreceptors retain levels of light-sensitive pigments sufficient for uninterrupted sight.

All eyes focus on Sunday's vote for the next president of France
The election pits Emmanuel Macron, who only recently created a new political movement, and seasoned politician Marine Le Pen, who leads the nationalist — some have said xenophobic — Front National.

Two UCLA faculty members release new book
Associate professor of French and Francophone studies Lia Brozgal, along with vice chair and professor of history Sarah Stein, recently co-edited a volume of classic Tunisian-French literature published by Stanford University Press.

UCLA In the News May 4, 2017
Why programming such as that presented by CAP UCLA is moving from the Westside to downtown. Why the work of monitoring violence online can cause real trauma. And more.

May 16: UCLA Emeriti Arts and Crafts exhibit
More than 20 artists, photographers, sculptors, artisans and crafts persons will participate int he 39th Sylvia Winstein UCLA Emeriti Arts and Crafts exhibit.

UCLA faculty voice: Automation, not free trade, is bigger threat to American jobs
Finance professor Bhagwan Chowdry says protectionist barriers won’t stop robots from taking U.S. jobs.

FDA-approved drug for most common form of liver cancer was tested in clinical trials led by UCLA
Dr. Richard Finn led the clinical studies that led to the approval of regorafenib, which is used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma.

Roger Wakimoto is appointed UCLA vice chancellor for research
Most recently, he served as assistant director for the National Science Foundation Directorate for Geosciences, where he led a division with an annual budget of approximately $1.3 billion in support of core research.

Bruin Plate becomes four-star certified green restaurant
UCLA’s Bruin Plate, one of the country’s first health-oriented dining halls and winner of a sustainable food service award, recently earned a top rating of four stars from the Green Restaurant Association.   T

Interest in UC/Vox video series on climate change is heating up
“Climate Lab” — a six-episode video series on climate change from Vox and the University of California — is already getting plenty of attention although it's just getting started.

UCLA In the News May 3, 2017
Online reviews help independent hotels steal business from chains. Climate change is causing more sweltering summer days. And more.

Genetic finding may allow doctors to predict newborn health during pregnancy
UCLA researchers discover specific changes in placentas of growth-restricted infants.

UCLA In the News May 2, 2017
The trouble with Elon Musk’s plan to fight traffic with tunnels. Five things to know about what college freshmen are thinking. And more.

UCLA No. 2 Best Value College in new national ranking
In a new Forbes ranking UCLA outperformed 298 other private and public institutions.

UCLA team in Carbon XPRIZE competition receives $1.5 million donation
The funds will support the researchers’ efforts to develop a process for capturing carbon dioxide and converting it into a material that can be used in building and construction.

UCLA physicist elected to National Academy of Sciences
The academy's members have included Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and Alexander Graham Bell.

UCLA chancellor and L.A. mayor to co-chair new L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council
UCLA and Los Angeles are collaborating on a new L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council to guide the city's efforts to build a sustainable future for Los Angeles.

Quality of care for peripheral artery disease is low
Less than half of individuals with peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of arteries to the limbs, stomach and head, are treated with appropriate medications and lifestyle counseling. These findings highlight the need to improve care.

Jules Stein Building reopens after $65M renovation to expand vision-science campus
The UCLA Stein Eye Institute marked its 50th anniversary and the reopening of the Jules Stein Building, recently renovated to create a state-of-the-art facility to advance UCLA’s work in the field of ophthalmology.

Jocelyn Samuels named new Williams Institute executive director
Jocelyn Samuels, who advanced LGBT and civil rights in the Obama administration, will lead UCLA School of Law’s LGBT research and policy center.

UCLA In the News May 1, 2017
A clash over Bears Ears National Monument tests years of progress on Native spirituality. A survey finds that today’s college freshmen are politically engaged, cost-conscious and obsessed with Instagram. And more.

Smith receives award honoring exemplary emeriti service at UCLA
UCLA professor emerita Judith Smith has been selected to receive the 2016–2017 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award, which includes a prize of $1,000.

Survey reveals stark gender gap in political views among college freshmen
Just 42.3 percent of freshmen characterized their political orientation as middle of the road — the lowest figure since the survey began in 1966.

Combination therapy could provide new treatment option for ovarian cancer
UCLA study identifies a potential test that may help select patients for whom it could be most effective.

Organized protest may come from the fervor of crowds, not core individuals
UCLA professor’s analysis of nearly 14 million tweets from the Arab Spring showed that normal people drive huge movements.

UCLA experts weigh in on impact of L.A. uprising 25 years later
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, UCLA faculty, artists, authors and community leaders will reflect on this flash point and the aftermath in a series of talks and programs.

Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome often experience delays in returning to work
Nearly half of adults who had been employed before experiencing and surviving acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge.

Disadvantages persist in neighborhoods affected by 1992 Los Angeles riots, UCLA study shows
Despite initiatives launched by community groups, foundations and government agencies, unemployment and poverty have worsened in most areas of South Los Angeles.

Green, DuBois selected to deliver 2017-18 Faculty Research Lectures
Academic Senate has selected the recipients of the 2017-2018 Faculty Research Lectureships: 123rd Faculty Research Lecture, Michael Green (Psychiatry) 124th Faculty Research Lecture, Ellen DuBois (History).

Daylong event at UCLA reflecting on 25th anniversary of Los Angeles Uprisings
Faculty and students alongside community leaders and elected officials from across the area will will examine this historic event from multiple perspectives.

UCLA In the News April 27, 2017
Los Angeles County earns a “C” on UCLA’s latest environmental report card. For transgender children and their families, it’s a time of growing uncertainty. And more.

UCLA social scientists weigh in on impact of L.A. uprising 25 years later
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, UCLA faculty, artists, authors and community leaders will reflect on this flash point and the aftermath in a series of talks and programs.

Los Angeles County’s energy and air quality earn a C on UCLA environmental report card
New state and local policies promoting energy use transparency, public transit funding and sustainable development make researchers are optimistic for improvement.

Federal budget would win, but the most vulnerable and poor would lose, under capped Medicaid funding scenarios
A UCLA report finds that big cuts to health care benefits would hurt the disabled, children and elderly Americans.

Stand Up To Cancer awards UCLA researcher grant
Stand Up To Cancer has awarded a total of $1 million to four teams of cancer researchers to advance innovation in collaboration.

UCLA In the News April 26, 2017
Whistling marmots and five more surprisingly musical species. What makes a genius? And more.

Trump not the only commander-in-chief to flex presidential muscle
Because of his shortage of Capitol Hill contacts and his complete lack of experience in wrangling legislation, Trump may feel more tempted — or obliged — than previous presidents to try and cram his agenda through by executive fiat, the panelists said.

Three receive 2016-17 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award
The award is funded by a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, a UC regent from 1913 to 1946, to honor outstanding UCLA emeriti for research, scholarly work, teaching and service.

UCLA math professor keeps company with Einstein, Darwin, da Vinci in National Geographic ‘Genius’ issue
May cover story notes that Terence Tao is “widely considered one of the greatest minds currently working in mathematics.”

Healthy Campus Initiative brings music, theater, food to UCLA’s new living amphitheater
On May 4, the campus community and public can celebrate the impact of this initiative at the #DreamRevolution event at Sunset Recreation Center.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts keeps close ties to the Bruins
Los Angeles Dodgers manager David Roberts, who graduated from UCLA in 1995, remembers his four years as a student and Bruin athlete as some of the best of his life.

UCLA In the News April 25, 2017
“The Promise” is a rallying cry for celebrities. The human brain is a time machine. And more.

L.A. mayor returns to his educational roots — kindergarten
Two days after delivering his annual address on the State of the City at City Hall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti returned to the UCLA Lab School where he had “the most important educational experience of my life.”

World-renowned chef to speak at ‘Science and Food’ lecture, May 2 at UCLA
Chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana is among the world’s most highly regarded restaurants, will appear at the fifth annual public lecture.

Electrical engineer puts sweat tech to the test
Sam Emaminejad, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, has demonstrated that a wearable biosensor can be used in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases.

Madley wins L.A. Times Book Prize for 'An American Genocide'
UCLA historian and author Benjamin Madley won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the history category for his  “An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873”

New research clarifies how climate change influences severe weather
Scientists from UCLA and other universities developed a system that tests when global warming contributes to record-setting weather events, and to what extent.

UCLA In the News April 24, 2017
At some museums, art is now on the outside. Tips from researchers’ studies on how to seem more intelligent. And more.

Benefit exhibition and art sale to support the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios
This one-time event will feature work by current and former UCLA faculty and alumni to support the renovation and expansion of the studios.

Student entrepreneurs win $100,000 in UCLA Law competition
Teams of UCLA Law students and colleagues from other schools at UCLA competed by offering detailed presentations on their innovative companies to a group of experienced venture funders and business attorneys.

UCLA In the News April 21, 2017
There’s a new breed of hipsters — flipsters, or millennials who flip homes. UCLA’s Hitoshi Abe talks about architecture, his career in academia, “Uberism” and other topics. And more.

Urge your Congress member to invest in federal research
UC researchers identify disease causes and develop cures and life-enhancing biotechnologies — but the funding that makes this possible is at risk.

As Affordable Care Act increased health insurance coverage, volunteering rose
UCLA researchers found that volunteerism surged among people in low-income groups who lived in states that enacted the ACA’s Medicaid expansion.

April 25: Grad Slam finals
Join the UCLA Graduate Division for the third annual UCLA Grad Slam final competition and celebratory reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 in the UCLA California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium. Grad Slam is a campus-wide ...

Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices, hospitals
UCLA study indicates a need to improve detection and treatment in primary health settings.

Being kind to our home planet
UCLA celebrated the planet Thursday at the annual Earth Day Fair, showcasing sustainable university initiatives, environmental student groups, as well as green classes, projects and organizations from on and off campus.

What exactly does ‘healthy’ mean when it comes to food?
What exactly does “healthy” mean — and can you rely on it? The Food and Drug Administration is trying to find out.

UCLA among the nation’s best for commercializing campus research
Rankings by the Milken Institute put UCLA No. 1 in the nation when it comes to the number of startup companies launched as a result of campus research, no. 15 overall.

UCLA In the News April 20, 2017
The brain boasts its own social network. The Supreme Court orders refunds for people whose criminal convictions are overturned. And more.

Study overturns seminal research about the developing nervous system
The findings by UCLA researchers could help scientists replicate or control the way axons grow, which could be applicable for diseases that affect the nervous system.

In memoriam: Dr. Raymond Schultze helped lead UCLA Medical Center to national prominence
Dr. Raymond Schultze, former director of the UCLA Medical Center who also served concurrently as administrative vice chancellor for six years, died Friday, April 14, in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 83.

UCLA-led team develops tiny, stable and super-accurate clock component
Researchers have developed an optical micro-oscillator that could lead to next-generation timing, navigation and sensing applications.

Grad students in humanities explore off-campus careers
There's a growing effort at UCLA and UC campuses to support Ph.D. students in exploring non-academic careers and connect them with the needs of the private sector and industry in California.

Breast cancer survivors who receive tailored health plans are more likely to get recommended care
Customized treatment plans are particularly important for lower-income women, who tend to have less access to high-quality health care.

UCLA Law Clinic wins U.S. Supreme Court case
“This case may never have gotten to the Supreme Court if there had not been a clinic,” said UCLA Law Professor Stuart Banner.

UCLA In the News April 19, 2017
Universities are redesigning libraries for the 21st century — with fewer books and more space. The “dark side” of providing an open, live forum. And more.

UCLA human rights conference confronts genocide and its aftermath
Panelists and participants examined topics including genocide, the risks to civilians in war zones and the unforeseen effects of the security state.

Experts come up with surprising solutions to climate change in new UC/Vox video series
The first episode features UCLA environmental economist Magali Delmas.

Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches
Paradoxically, the strong relationship between stress level and the tendency to forget course material was most prevalent among students who are most confident in their own mathematical abilities.

UCLA-led team develops technique to control laser polarization
The findings could lead to a new class of powerful, high-quality lasers for use in medical imaging, and chemical sensing and detection.

UCLA faculty voice: What can be done about the lone wolf terrorist threat?
Jeffrey Simon writes that the threat can never be completely eliminated but that there are ways law enforcement authorities can use technology to help mitigate it.

Large-scale screenings for diabetic retinopathy boost exam rates, reduce wait times
Offering an eye exam for people with diabetes in a primary care setting in addition to eye clinics dramatically reduced the length of time people had to wait for the test.

Society honors UCLA professor for her research on proteins
The Protein Society  is a nonprofit scholarly society that seeks to advance state-of-the-art science through international forums that promote communication, cooperation and collaboration among scientists involved in the study of proteins.

UCLA In the News April 18, 2017
UCLA law school will use a unique $20-million gift to study Armenian genocide and other atrocities. A Cleveland murder video forces scrutiny at Facebook. And more.

A spirited welcome and invitation for thousands at Bruin Day 2017
UCLA pulled out all the stops for the nearly 17,000 potential incoming freshmen and their families who visited campus for the annual Bruin Day.

$20 million gift creates Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law
The effort to establish the institute was led by Dr. Eric Esrailian, the lead producer of “The Promise” and a faculty member at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Goldstein receives grant to study role of molecule in prostate cancer
UCLA researcher Andrew Goldstein has been awarded a research scholar grant from the American Cancer Society to fund his research on prostate cancer. Goldstein is an assistant professor-in-residence in the departments of Urology and Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, and a member of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA.

UCLA's healing garden reaches for the sky
UCLA’s first vertical garden is tended to by patients from the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital — from pH testing and pest control to germinating seeds, harvesting plants, drying herbs and cooking.

UCLA In the News April 17, 2017
Inside the hotel industry’s plan to battle Airbnb. Sizing up the digital world’s global village. And more.

Periodic check-ups key to baby boomer health and longevity
In recent years, a lively debate over the pros and cons of the annual physical exam for boomers and others have appeared in major medical journals. Opinions have been mixed.

May 19: The UCLA Marathon Reading is back
For the first time since 2005, the UCLA Department of English will be reprising the marathon reading at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19, in the Rolfe Courtyard, with "Beloved," by Toni Morrison.

UCLA In the News April 14, 2017
Despite the tax breaks, Hollywood film production dips. Los Angeles and New York are expensive, but they are not about to become creative deserts. And more.

The dangers of being a saber-toothed cat in Los Angeles 12,000 years ago
Studying the animals’ bones, UCLA biologists found injuries to shoulders and backs after likely attacks on large prey.

Patient makes dramatic recovery from amputation to transplanted hand
In October 2016, Jonathan Koch, a 51-year-old entertainment executive from Los Angeles, underwent a 17-hour procedure to replace the hand he lost to a mysterious, life-threatening illness.

UCLA education professor receives teacher of the year award
Robert Cooper, associate professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, has been selected by social justice leadership committee to receive the Teacher of the Year Award.

In memoriam: UCLA psychobiologist Thomas Minor studied stress
Thomas Minor, 64, a professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, died from bladder cancer Monday, March 27, in Burbank, California, with his family at his bedside.

Oliver receives top food service award for her work at UCLA's medical centers
Patricia Oliver, director of nutrition services at UCLA Health, has received the 2017 Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association for her work at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

UCLA In the News April 13, 2017
California and Los Angeles Unified graduation rates continue to increase. Chicago schools try a new disciplinary tool: empathy. And more.

Admitted students, families to sample the best of UCLA on Bruin Day
Around 16,000 admitted students and their family members are expected to visit the campus on April 15.

Life on Earth is used to gravity — so what happens to our cells and tissues in space?
UCLA Ph.D. student Andy Tay writes about a crucial a challenge to long-distance space travel — overcoming the long-term effects of microgravity on our bodies.

UCLA Academic Senate selects winners of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards
Each year, the committee honors one undergraduate student, graduate student, staff and up to four faculty members for their contributions to furthering a diverse, impartial and inclusive environment at UCLA.

Be alert, Bruins: Utility carts are not toys
UCLA Transportation is launching its annual Be Alert Bruins driver safety campaign. This year, the focus is on utility cart safety on the UCLA campus. According to UCLA’s vehicle loss data, 13 incidents have occurred since 2011.

Admitted students, families sample the best of UCLA on Bruin Day
Around 16,000 admitted students and their family members are expected to visit the campus on April 15.

Political scientist writes new book on political economy of migration
Margaret Peters, who joined UCLA in fall 2016 with a joint appointment to the department of political science and the UCLA International Institute, will release a new book with the University of Princeton Press in May.

UCLA In the News April 12, 2017
Startups in San Francisco are testing robots that carry your stuff from here to there. A groundbreaking show confronts the gender bias in art. And more.

April 13: Deaf and hearing actors perform ‘Spring Awakening’
The Broadway musical “Spring Awakening” was produced by Los Angeles-based Deaf West Theatre, which has been performing theatrical productions for 26 years.

UCLA researchers seek juvenile justice alternatives for children under 12
Children 11 and younger have less developed cognitive skills and should not be help to the same level of culpability.

Englund and collaborators receive research grant
The Machine Translation and Automated Analysis of Cuneiform Language project, co-directed by UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures professor, Robert Englund, is now funded as part of Trans-Atlantic Platform’s Digging into Data challenge and grant program.

UCLA In the News April 11, 2017
Sabre-toothed tigers in ice-age Los Angeles had bad backs. Russia has been Assad’s greatest ally. And more.

April 13: Broadway’s ‘Spring Awakening’ with cast of deaf and hearing actors
The Broadway musical “Spring Awakening” was produced by Los Angeles-based Deaf West Theatre, which has been performing theatrical productions for 26 years.

11 cool and endearing reasons to choose UCLA
Potential UCLA students know all about the university's exceptional academic rankings, powerhouse athletic teams and world-renowned researchers. But there are a few fun facts about the campus they might not know.

UCLA Medalist John Lewis: ‘I found a way to get in the way’
The civil rights icon delivered the fifth annual Winston C. Doby Distinguished Lecture to a rapt audience and also received the university’s highest honor.

Conscious sedation is a safe alternative to general anesthesia for heart valve procedure
The study evaluated both methods in people undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a procedure used to repair aortic stenosis.

UCLA In the News April 10, 2017
New Supreme Court justice could have an immediate impact on gun rights. Turning fake news into a teachable moment. And more.

Panel at Hammer Museum highlights how filmmakers depict genocide
The event featured Terry George, an Academy Award-nominated writer and director; Dr. Eric Esrailian of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Stephen Smith of the USC Shoah Foundation.

Younger generations forced to take on caregiving role turn to UCLA ‘boot camp’ for guidance
UCLA Health offers training to teach skills and techniques that help family members confidently care for a loved one who has dementia.

Patients at hospital-based primary clinics are more likely to get unnecessary tests and services
Physicians working in hospitals may be more likely to refer patients for certain types of follow-up care because they’re more immediately accessible and convenient, said UCLA’s Dr. John Mafi.

UCLA In the News April 7, 2017
UCLA works to seal the deal with thousands of freshmen admitted for fall of 2017. A player’s post-football life is ruled by fear as his brain fails him. And more.

Confusing food labels are about to get a lot simpler
Americans toss out $165 billion worth of food each year, often out of safety concerns fueled by confusion about the meaning of the multitude of date labels on packages.

In memoriam: Dr. Arnold Scheibel helped shape UCLA's neuroscience community
Arnold “Arne” Scheibel, a renowned neuroanatomist whose passion for teaching and for understanding the workings of the human brain inspired generations of students and helped shape the neuroscience community at UCLA, died Monday, April 3, in Oakland.

Three UCLA faculty members awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships
Hiroshi Motomura, Michelle Huneven and Aydogan Ozcan were selected for the distinguished prizes that go to scholars, artists and scientists in the United States and Canada.

UCLA and Teamsters Local 2010 reach labor agreement for skilled trades workers
The new five-year contract applies to UCLA’s 600 skilled trades workers.

April 10: Congressman John Lewis lecture and UCLA Medal ceremony
Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon and elected representative from Georgia's 5th District, will deliver the fifth annual Winston C. Doby Distinguished Lecture and receive the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor.

UCLA receives $1.5 million from Lowell Milken Family Foundation to advance American Jewish music
The Herb Alpert School of Music will use the fund to contribute to research, scholarship and programs in the field at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels.

UCLA Arts announces Spring 2017 public events calendar
The more than 100 public events include exhibitions at campus museums and galleries; lectures by artists, alumni and faculty; and performances by students and professionals.

New research project will focus on potential, pitfalls of climate engineering technologies
The three-year effort will be funded with a grant from the Open Philanthropy Foundation.

Student entrepreneur brings light to South African school children
UCLA sophomore Luke Mostert is a partner in a business that donates lanterns to children who lives in shacks in electricity-deprived sections of the country.

UCLA In the News April 5, 2017
Results of a UCLA survey focusing on the quality of life in Los Angeles reveal concerns over planned changes in immigration policy. Why taking deep breaths can be so calming. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem
Miriam Posner writes about how get-girls-to-code initiatives that aim to fix tech’s gender imbalance may unintentionally help reinforce it.

UCLA researchers discover a new cause of high plasma triglycerides
Autoantibodies cause some cases of hypertriglyceridemia, which can increase risk of cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis.

April 20: Inaugural UCLA cannibis research symposium
The symposium, sponsored by the UCLA Brain Research Institute and the Semel Institute, will feature visiting speakers and UCLA faculty on the science regarding cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid system.

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance expands into Downtown Los Angeles
In the coming season, CAP UCLA will present a dozen performances at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

UCLA In the News April 4, 2017
UCLA artist’s billboards depict the landscapes they are blocking. How a hand transplant by a prominent UCLA surgeon changed a Hollywood executive’s life. And more.

Daughter, father celebrate 50-year milestone of kidney transplant at UCLA
Denice Lombard and her father, Ted, made history in 1967 and now they’re urging others to become organ donors.

Deportation, loss of health care raise concerns in L.A. County, according to UCLA survey
Second annual Quality of Life Index shows how residents feel about some of the Trump administration’s policies and also includes opinions on traffic, cost of living and gentrification.

April 5: 'Hummus! The Movie'
On Wednesday, April  5 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the UCLA Law School in room 1457, the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies hosts a viewing of “Hummus! The Movie” followed by a hummus tasting.

UCLA opens up and expands conversation on campus about depression
UCLA will mark World Health Day on April 7, commemorating the founding of the World Health Organization, with a wide spectrum of activities on campus focused on Depression: Let’s Talk.

Changing the culture around sexual violence and sexual harassment
Kathleen Salvaty oversees UC’s ongoing efforts to effectively prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment, which includes education, investigation, adjudication and sanctioning in cases involving students, faculty and staff.

UCLA In the News April 3, 2017
Racial and economic segregation costs the country billions of dollars a year, according to a new study. Some strategies to create beneficial friendships and mentor relationships. And more.

Artificial thymus developed at UCLA can produce cancer-fighting T cells from blood stem cells
Researchers from the Broad Stem Cell Research Center created a system to produce human T cells, the white blood cells that fight against disease-causing intruders in the body.

Anita Ortega to deliver UCLA College commencement address
The UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and LAPD trailblazer has earned numerous accolades for her accomplishments off the basketball court.

UCLA neuroscientist is named a 2017 Searle Scholar
Weizhe Hong, an assistant professor of biological chemistry and neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been named a 2017 Searle Scholar.

Garg is finalist for Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
California Professor of the Year Neil Garg, who has been getting large numbers of UCLA students to love organic chemistry for years, has been selected as one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

Clark Memorial Library receives $261,000 NEH grant for digital project
The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has been awarded $261,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to describe and digitize annotated printed books from the hand-press era (ca. 1455–1830).

UCLA In the News March 30, 2017
SpaceX hopes to launch a recycled rocket. Here’s what you need to know about Brexit. And more.

UCLA Law helps L.A. set policy for release of police body camera footage
UCLA School of Law is joining the Los Angeles Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department and two other law schools to help establish a policy for the release of body camera footage by the police department.

Despite ongoing meningitis outbreak, vaccinations low among gay men, study shows
Study from UCLA and other research partners suggests more data collections in conjunction with increasing access to immunizations.

Researcher's award to support her work on impact of sexual violence on women of color
Jessica Harris, a UCLA assistant professor in the division of higher education and organizational change, has been selected as one of five recipients of the 2017–19 Emerging Scholar Award from the American College Personnel Association-College Educators International.

New minor in international migration studies launches this fall
A new undergraduate minor in international migration studies will aim to give students an appreciation of international migration, drawing on a broad array of disciplines and methodological approaches.

With a nudge from their wives, three longtime friends get vasectomies in solidarity
Basilio Santangelo, John Lambrechts and Paul Diaz decided to get vasectomies and share their stories publicly to encourage more men to consider their health.

UCLA vice provost advises Congress on how federal financial aid can be improved
UCLA Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan traveled to Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress on how to improve federal student aid to better meet the needs of today’s students.

Herb Alpert – musician, entrepreneur, artist and philanthropist – to receive UCLA Medal
The National Medal of Arts recipient and nine-time Grammy winner will receive the campus’s highest honor on June 16.

UN strategy for eliminating HIV in sub-Saharan Africa is unfeasible, according to UCLA study
The researchers concluded that the UNAIDS approach would not be practical because it would require finding and treating a very large number of people in remote areas.

UCLA In the News March 29, 2017
The president signs an executive order unwinding climate policies. “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins heads to Amazon for “The Underground Railroad.” And more.

In memoriam: Professor Mark Sawyer, a champion for access and diversity
Mark Sawyer, 45, died March 26 in Los Angeles. He was a professor in the UCLA departments of African American Studies and Political Science.

UCLA policy brief details what the American Health Care Act would have meant for California
Ideas in the unsuccessful legislation could be reintroduced in the future, the authors say.

UCLA Health earns national recognition for LGBTQ care
All four UCLA hospitals were lauded by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for equitable, inclusive medical care for LGBTQ patients and their families.

Law professor's new book looks at constitutions' role in mitigating religious conflicts
Asl? Bâli, UCLA professor of law and director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, has co-edited a book on how the drafters of constitutions have addressed religious tensions in 14 countries.

List of best 40 under 40 business professors includes two from Anderson
Elisa Long and Hal Hershfield, two faculty members at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, are on Poets and Quants’ list of 2017’s 40 most outstanding M.B.A. professors under 40.

UCLA In the News March 27, 2017
Will the Salton Sea make Imperial County’s child asthma problem even worse? Ivanka Trump's new White House position could create an ethical minefield. And more.

Pioneering stem cell gene therapy cures infants with bubble baby disease
Adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency is a rare and life-threatening condition that can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated.

UCLA faculty voice: Tolls are the only way to fix L.A.’s traffic
Herbie Huff notes that dynamic tolling, which varies toll prices to sync with demand, is a far cheaper option for easing congestion than adding lanes to freeways.

Dean of UCLA Luskin takes the long view on political rhetoric
Dean Gary Segura sees parallels between California history and current national debate over immigration.

Alcohol use in veterans with schizophrenia less common than thought
UCLA study findings indicate there is no safe level of alcohol use for people with schizophrenia, suggesting that clinicians should ask about alcohol use or misuse.

Runner, 80, completes L.A. Marathon three months after major heart surgery
Claude Bruni has 98 marathon races under his belt, including every Los Angeles Marathon since 1986. Nothing can keep Bruni, who’s 80, from running. Not even major surgery, as it turns out.

FAQs for employees about possible federal immigration enforcement actions on campus
In response to questions about how to respond if immigration enforcement actions occur on university property, UC has answered some of these frequently asked questions.

UCLA Fielding marathon team takes to the streets
A team from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health ran in the L.A. Marathon and Charity Relay on Sunday, March 19, and raised nearly $25,000 in support of student summer fieldwork. 

UCLA In the News March 24, 2017
Using trees to combat Beijing’s smog. Why showing off your big vocabulary might not actually make you sound smarter. And more.

Students re-establish vital foothold for research deep in African rainforest
UCLA's Congo Basin Institute led a team of UCLA and Cameroonian students into a rain forest in central Africa to reopen a field station in a jungle with a thriving ecosystem with birds, elephants and monkeys.

UCLA faculty voice: Largest deportation campaign in U.S. history is no match for Trump’s plan
Historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez corrects the revisionist history of Operation Wetback, which in fact eased immigration law enforcement in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Heavy winter rains are nothing to sneeze at
California experienced record rainfall this year, and may have even made headway against the state’s historic drought. Now that lush landscapes abound and spring is upon us, what does this mean for allergy sufferers? 

UCLA summit to address contemporary challenges in human rights
Event brings together global leaders on civil liberties, accountability for genocide and protecting health during conflict.

$20 million gift from Samueli Foundation will support UCLA Engineering undergraduates
The donation, which builds on Henry and Susan Samueli’s previous gifts, will fund a program that combines scholarships and internships for as many as 50 first-year students.

Immigrant wellness tour launches with stops statewide
Five young people trained as health ambassadors by the Dream Resource Center, a project of the UCLA Labor Center, will be kicking off a statewide wellness tour focused on immigrant health beginning Saturday, March 25, and continuing through May.

UCLA In the News March 23, 2017
UC is moving forward with Mexican initiative. New research identifies a “sea of despair” among white, working-class Americans. And more.

Coach Mora climbs Kilimanjaro to bring clean water to East Africans
A few weeks ago, UCLA head football coach Jim Mora took time out of his busy schedule recruiting athletes and hiring staff to fly to Africa on a mission that had nothing to do with sports.

Law professor cited by Supreme Court justice in copyright dispute
UCLA School of Law professor Kal Raustiala has been cited by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in a dissenting opinion in a copyright dispute.

Dr. Janet Pregler honored as one of L.A. County's 'Women of the Year'
Dr. Janet Pregler, director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, has been named a “Women of the Year” honoree by the Los Angeles County Commission for Women and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Scientists identify brain cells involved in Pavlovian response
A UCLA study has traced the phenomenon to the same neurons that go awry during Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome.

UCLA In the News March 22, 2017
A notorious Los Angeles earthquake fault is more dangerous than experts believed. A Los Angeles doctor who has made some promising breakthroughs worries about a plan to cut NIH funding. And more.

Access to parks, open spaces in your community can be a health factor
In L.A. and other cities, inequities persist not just in the ability to get around, but in access to parks and open spaces that are conducive to outdoor activity.

UCLA surgeons use minimally invasive procedure to cure boy with rare form of seizures
Justin Cho was experiencing a rare form of epileptic seizures caused by a lesion in his brain; UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital used a new minimally invasive approach to stop them.

Interviews effective predictors of postpartum depression among expectant women
UCLA-led study showed also that preventive antidepressants didn’t affect risk of postpartum depression in pregnant women with previous history of major depressive disorder.

Professor emerita recognized as leading educator in field of aging
UCLA Luskin adjunct professor emerita of social welfare JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez has been recognized for her contributions to gerontology and geriatrics education.

UCLA In the News March 21, 2017
A new definition would add 102 planets to our solar system, including Pluto. Black workers in Los Angeles face a “jobs crisis,” UCLA report says. And more.

Adapting to rapid change in field of entertainment
The program drew from the expertise of more than two dozen speakers from film and television studios, law firms, talent agencies, new media powerhouses and venture capital companies.

In memoriam: Noriko Akatsuka laid groundwork for Asian linguistics program at UCLA
Noriko Akatsuka, who established the foundation for the Asian linguistics program in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, passed away on Oct. 17, 2016, in Santa Monica at the age of 79.

UCLA conservation biologists witness wildlife's comeback after intense drought
This vernal equinox — the first day of spring — flora and fauna from Palos Verdes to the Yosemite Valley have been rejuvenated by a historically wet, snowy winter.

FAQs for employees about possible federal immigration enforcement actions on university property
On March 20, the Regents of the University of California provided the following guidance for how university employees should respond to possible immigration enforcement actions.

Researchers identify potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease
Findings in a UCLA study suggest potential strategies to combat other diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS.

High school students blow up social media with #UCLAbound admissions reactions
Screams, emoji and tears of joy echoed across the internet Friday, as thousands of high school seniors learned they were admitted to UCLA’s class of 2021 this fall.

UCLA In the News March 20, 2017
Transgender individuals are going from marginalized to welcomed in the workplace. How one store became a symbol of what’s wrong with U.S. gun laws. And more.

UCLA researchers make DNA detection portable, affordable using cellphones
The combined novel dye/cellphone reader system achieved comparable results to equipment costing tens of thousands of dollars more.

Researchers explore a new method to study cholesterol distribution on cells
Findings by scientists from UCLA and the University of Western Australia could eventually identify mechanisms linking cholesterol to coronary artery disease.

Medicaid expansion boosts access, reduces costs for poor
States that participated in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act saw increased numbers of insured, better access to care and less worry about paying medical bills, but also longer wait times among low-income residents, according to new research.

UCLA In the News March 17, 2017
China enlists an unlikely ally in its battle against pollution — public activists. Florida moves to bolster its “stand-your-ground” law on use of deadly force. And more.

UCLA medical students luck out on Match Day, and that's no blarney
This year, St. Patrick's Day coincided with Match Day, the day when 40,000 aspiring doctors nationwide find out simultaneously which hospitals have accepted them for 30,000 residency slots across the United States.

Debunking myths about colorectal cancer
Dr. Zev Wainberg, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, sheds light on a handful of common misconceptions about the disease, which kills 50,000 Americans each year.

New certificate program to help staff build leadership skills
New UC systemwide certificate program to help managers and aspiring managers enhance their management skills.

Dentistry professor named Fulbright Scholar
Dean Ho, Ph.D., professor of oral biology and medicine and Co-Director of the Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology at the UCLA School of Dentistry has been named a Fulbright Scholar as part of the Core U.S. Scholar program. ...

Zócalo/UCLA panel sizes up winners, losers of globalization
While California has been a winner in the free trade world market in terms of its agricultural exports, gains in technology and location on the Pacific rim in close proximity to Asia, manufacturing centers in the Midwest like Detroit have lost good-paying union jobs.

Astronomers observe a dying red giant star’s final act
An international team of astronomers has observed a striking spiral pattern in the gas surrounding a red giant star called LL Pegasi and its companion star 3,400 light-years from Earth.

UCLA In the News March 16, 2017
Neil Gorsuch’s view on the Second Amendment is a mystery. Why audio and radio still matter in branding. And more.

UCLA expert testifies before Senate committee about drones, privacy
John Villasenor, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday, March 15, that Congress might want to consider a deliberate approach to any attempts to legislate the use of unmanned aircraft.

March 26-April 2: Run/walk 5K in a virtual way
True Bruin Move and Groove participants can run/walk their 5K any time during that week, anywhere they choose.

Four named Fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Four UCLA faculty members are part of the institute’s 2017 class.

UCLA In the News March 15, 2017
Can the United States have both robust school choice and strong public schools? Experts explain how people will lose insurance under “Trump Care.” And more.

Gigantic Jupiter-type planet reveals insights into how planets evolve
A “baby” solar system 300 light-years away has given astrophysicists from UCLA and the Carnegie Institution for Science a rare peek at the formation of a planet.

UCLA researchers’ finding holds promise for treating children after brain injuries
The team discovers a biological marker that may help to identify youths at risk of poor outcomes and prevent cognitive decline.

Are cooling caps the solution to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy?
In this Q&A, UCLA’s Dr. Sara Hurvitz sheds light on the benefits of caps, how they work and if men could use them

UCLA In the News March 14, 2017
Mattel commits $50 million to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Rising LPGA star and UCLA undergrad Alison Lee juggles tee times and class times. And more.

Colorful African-print fashions coming to the Fowler Museum at UCLA
“African-Print Fashion Now!” introduces visitors to a dynamic African dress tradition featuring the colorful, boldly designed, textiles that have come to be known as “African-print cloth.”

From Arabs in China to Syrians in Panama, librarian documents cultures worldwide
David Hirsch is the librarian for Jewish, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Armenian studies at UCLA Library. It’s unusual for one person to have responsibility for so many different regions.

UCLA Law honors excellent teaching with Rutter Award
UCLA School of Law honored professors David Babbe and Skye Donald, posthumously, with the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony on March 8. Babbe and Donald have earned praise from students and colleagues for their work as instructors ...

Natural compound protects against Zika virus infection and microcephaly
UCLA researchers’ findings could work against a broad range of viruses and protect against Zika and its associated neurological defects in mice and human brain models.

UCLA performed most heart and lung transplants in the United States in 2016
The thoracic transplant program also ranks among the country’s best in terms of patient survival rates, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

Are you satisfied with your medical plan? UC wants to know
On Wednesday, March 15, randomly selected faculty, staff and retirees (as well as their spouses or domestic partners) will begin receiving requests to participate in the annual medical plan satisfaction survey.

Ten UCLA graduate schools, programs make U.S. News and World Report Top 10
The impressive showing in the annual rankings helps demonstrate UCLA’s wide-ranging excellence and reinforces its reputation as one of the country’s top postsecondary institutions.

Mattel commits $50 million to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
A committed partner for more than 20 years, the company now has provided more than $80 million to UCLA in support of the university and health care system.

She leads at-risk youth to a more harmonious future through music
The program started in 2001 with 36 participants from disadvantaged homes in Los Angeles. Eight years later, Martin was at the White House to receive the nation’s highest honor for an arts-based youth program.

UCLA In the News March 13, 2017
Who are the dancers spinning through the Broad (and LACMA and the Getty)? How the Trump team uses social media to impact the public. And more.

UCLA advocates make the case for increased funding to SoCal legislators
More than 50 UCLA students, staff, faculty and alumni visited legislative offices on March 8 to share their stories about how the university changed their lives for the better and to call for additional state funding.

Two professors appointed associate deans in UCLA's Graduate Division
Following the retirement of UCLA Associate Dean Carlos Grijalva, professors Susan Ettner and Norma Mendoza-Denton have been appointed associate deans in the Graduate Division.

UCLA In the News March 10, 2017
Why cassette tapes are making a comeback. The pressure mounts on leading French candidates. And more.

UCLA leads nationwide, multiracial survey of attitudes about politics and policy
More than 10,000 adults offered their thoughts on health care reform, immigration, taxes, climate change, Black Lives Matter and other public policy issues.

American Academy of Ophthalmology honors UCLA Stein faculty
UCLA Department of Ophthalmology faculty members were recognized for several different types of achievements, from humanitarian service to mentorship and significant contributions to the profession.

Chancellor Block establishes advisory council on immigration
The group will analyze the impact of new policies on UCLA, recommend strategies for mitigating negative consequences and advise on needs and concerns of the campus community.

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured, UCLA researchers find
The study could pave the way for understanding and treating neurological disorders, and for developing computers that “think” more like humans.

UCLA In the News March 9, 2017
Sleeping through the night is a relatively new invention. Strong dollar and a travel ban threaten California tourism. And more.

Free UCLA classroom polling tool for campus courses
UCLA’s Office of Information Technology has released the Online Polling Tool, a web-based polling tool that’s accessible through computers and mobile devices, to receive and display responses from students as they sit in their classrooms.

March 13: UCLA Law hosts screening of 'The Freedom to Marry'
The discussion will feature Evan Wolfson, whose four-decade fight to change the law, is featured in the movie, and filmmakers Eddie Rosenstein and Amie Segal.

New funding allows UCLA Dentistry professor's work on tissue regeneration to continue
A professor of advanced prosthodontics and bioengineering at the UCLA School of Dentistry has received second-phase funding for his research on a project for the Center for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration.

UCLA In the News March 8, 2017
When it rains, Los Angeles sends billions of gallons of “free liquid gold” down the drain. President’s immigration policies could hurt California’s economy, the UCLA Anderson Forecast warns. And more.

Online tools better for treating obesity in those who have serious mental illness
UCLA study shows that delivering weight-management services online offers a convenient way to produce substantial improvements in health, at a relatively low cost.

UCLA Anderson Forecast reexamines the early days of Trump administration
The report projects robust job growth and increased defense spending.

Researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growth
The UCLA study has important implications in an era of climate change.

UCLA scientists show how to amplify or stifle signals for immune responses
Manipulating the stiffness or softness of T cells could help doctors harness the immune system to control disease.

UCLA faculty voice: How much do we learn in college?
Professor Daniel Oppenheimer co-authored a study saying that universities must do more to track student improvement.

UCLA In the News March 7, 2017
UCLA study finds a link between brain injuries and degenerative diseases. Proposed cuts to the nation’s top weather and climate agency rattle scientists. And more.

UCLA-trained lawyers from Africa fight for justice in South Africa
South African prisoners, sickened miners and others whose human rights have been violated are gaining access to justice, thanks to a UCLA School of Law program that offers full scholarships and training to African lawyers who then take up their cause.

UC statement on President Trump’s new executive order
The University of California opposes limits on the free flow of students, faculty, scholars and researchers.

Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases, UCLA biologists report
The researchers identified genes that they believe control hundreds of other genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression and several other disorders.

Politics of place still exerts powerful influence in voting booth
John Agnew, UCLA distinguished professor of geography, has spent his scholarly career examining the politics of place.

Staff invited to participate in UCLA Depression Grand Challenge
The team launching the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge is inviting non-represented staff members to participate in a groundbreaking, campuswide initiative aimed at understanding, preventing and treating depression. 

UCLA In the News March 6, 2017
Tickets prices for Disneyland, Universal Studios and other theme parks are rising fast. “Street seats” aim to revolutionize cities through sitting. And more.

Franke elected to National Academy of Education
Professor Megan Franke is one of three UC faculty members elected to the National Academy of Education.

UCLA In the News March 3, 2017
Restorations and new prints of beloved classics highlight UCLA Festival of Preservation. The president’s fast-track deportations face a legal hurdle. And more.

Hospital stays now less lonely for older adults
The Companion Care Program provides specially trained volunteers who offer individualized companionship to older adult patients while they are hospitalized.

UCLA Luskin Community Scholars win national award for applied research
The UCLA Luskin Community Scholars received national recognition in the applied research category from the American Planning Association’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, for a 2015-16 study.

A UCLA connection to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
UCLA physics professor Joseph Rudnick recalls his father's bold experiment and result that verified a later theory that won three other physicists the 2016 Nobel Prize.

Hands-on internships help high school seniors explore health care careers
Twenty-three high school students are getting a unique opportunity to launch their future careers in the health care field, thanks to a new hands-on internship program.

In memoriam: Jeff Averill, longtime UCLA campus architect
UCLA Campus Architect Jeffrey B. Averill, 61, who oversaw the design of every major campus building for 15 years and shepherded UCLA’s transformation into an environmentally friendly institution, died Feb. 27.

UCLA In the News March 2, 2017
Canadian bacteria fossils may be the Earth’s oldest. A study shows elephants went without sleep for up for 46 hours. And more.

March 9: UCLA Faculty Research Lecture honors John Agnew
The biannual Faculty Research Lecture presents the work of UCLA's most distinguished scholars to give the campus and the greater community an opportunity to gain a new perspective on their scholarly achievements.

Deadline is March 10 to apply to be the next staff advisor
Staff across the UC system with an interest in public policy, advocacy and the future direction of the university are encouraged to apply.

Looking for relief, pregnant women turn to marijuana despite medical advice
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal.

UCLA to enhance undergraduate STEM education
UCLA will hold three workshops on campus over the next year to assess and enhance STEM programs for undergraduates.

UCLA wins Water Efficiency Project of the Year
UCLA’s extensive water-saving program garnered the Water Efficiency Project of the Year award on Tuesday, presented by the environmentally focused organization the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge at its third annual Innovation Awards ceremony.

Professor assumes new role overseeing UCLA's safe use of radiation
UCLA professor of radiological sciences Michael McNitt-Gray has agreed to serve as the new assistant vice chancellor for radiation safety.

UCLA In the News March 1, 2017
Immigration advocates in Los Angeles aren’t swayed by President Trump’s “renewal” message. Breast cancer costs low-income women more jobs. And more.

Peake serves as judge in Afghanistan's national moot court competition
Jessica Peake, director of UCLA School of Law's International and Comparative Law Program, traveled to Kabul in January to serve as a judge at the Afghanistan National Rounds of the Phillip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

UCLA professor honored as 2017 American Educational Research Association Fellow
UCLA Professor of Education Tyrone Howard has been selected as one of 14 2017 AERA Fellows by the American Educational Research Association.

UCLA In the News February 28, 2017
Political tribalism may come back to haunt the president. Navigating the business world as a medical marijuana farmer. And more.

UCLA Law opens door to careers for undergrads from underrepresented backgrounds
Now in its 20th year, the UCLA Law Fellows program, run by UCLA School of Law, demystifies law school for undergraduates from various colleges and universities, who aspire to law careers.

International collaborators on diversity in higher ed meet in South Africa
In early February, South Africa’s University of the Free State, Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands and UCLA held their fourth symposium on diversity and equity in higher education.

Professor’s book examines the ‘Great Migration’ through economic lens
UCLA’s Leah Boustan looks at how the influx of millions of black workers from the South reshaped labor markets and neighborhoods in the North and West.

His mission impossible takes him from core of the sun to center of the Earth
The Marian Group formulates theoretical models of how materials will behavior under conditions that are nearly impossible to physically replicate, such as ultrafast heating, high-dose irradiation or very fast deformation rates.

UCLA In the News February 27, 2017
How vital is Facebook for free expression? Cuddly toys are used as therapy to calm premature babies. And more.

Guidelines for treating brain metastases should be overhauled, UCLA study finds
New recommendations are needed in part because people with cancer are living longer thanks to improved treatments, giving tumors more time to spread to other parts of the body.

At 100 years old, UCLA Extension hits new growth spurt
To build support for its outreach efforts, UCLA Extension Dean Wayne Smutz is reaching out to alumni to provide necessary assistance and partnership.

Baseball franchise is stronger than ever, L.A. Dodgers CEO tells crowd at UCLA
Stan Kasten’s proclamation came during his keynote conversation with UCLA Anderson professor Sanjay Sood, faculty director of the UCLA Anderson Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports.

New women's basketball practice court will be named after Ann Meyers Drysdale
Thanks to an anonymous donor who made a significant gift to the Mo Ostin Basketball Center project, the UCLA Athletic Department announced today that Ann Meyers Drysdale's legacy and leadership will be honored.

UCLA In the News February 24, 2017
Playing with fire, for safety’s sake. Why the benefits of sleep go far beyond beauty. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Oroville Dam shows urgent need for climate adaptation
Alex Hall and Mark Gold say California’s infrastructure needs to be designed for how the state’s climate will be in the future, which likely means more rain and less snow.

UCLA historian serves as consultant for PBS series
UCLA professor emeritus Christopher Ehret has been working as a primary adviser on the PBS series, "The Great Civilizations of Africa," produced by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

UCLA In the News February 23, 2017
Studying the real impact of “atmospheric rivers.” Why policies in China are hurting sales of mega-mansions in the San Gabriel Valley. And more.

UCLA law professor on magazine's top 10 list of distinguished black women
Kimberlé Crenshaw is a distinguished professor of law at both the UCLA School of Law and Columbia University Law School.

UCLA study suggests air pollution’s risk to the heart may stem from the gut
Researchers found that exposure to the pollution caused mice to experience changes in the normal composition of gut bacteria. This in turn produced a cascade of negative health effects.

UCLA faculty voice: People trying to save prefer accounts that are hard to tap
Professor Shlomo Benartzi writes that when it comes to saving money people recognize the benefit of protection from one’s self.

UCLA In the News February 22, 2017
What are Oscars and other non-cash awards really worth? The surprising reason the turtle learned to hide its head. And more.

March 3-27: Festival of Preservation
UCLA Film & Television Archive presents its latest restoration projects at the UCLA Festival of Preservation March 3 through March 27 at the Billy Wilder Theater.

UCLA archaeologists enlist community to help preserve cultural heritage in Ethiopia
Impoverished locals in Mai Adrasha panning for tiny flakes of gold have dismantled much of what in other parts of the country has been preserved as tourist destinations.

Mathematician wins 2017 career development award
The award is given to early-career faculty with the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

DNA patterns can unlock how glucose metabolism drives cancer, study finds
UCLA-led study of DNA patterns in tumor cells suggests that the abundance of aberrant genetic signatures common in more aggressive cancers is not random.

The reasons behind L.A.'s economic slide and the Bay Area's resilience
To explain why L.A.'s fortunes started to fall and the Bay Area's began to rise, Michael Storper and Zev Yaroslavsky discuss what happened after 1970.

UCLA engineers develop high-performance terahertz detectors
The terahertz part of the spectrum has potential uses in biological sensing and medical imaging and chemical identification.

Semel Institute gala will recognize leaders in business, education and entertainment
The March 22nd gala will be hosted by actress Lisa Kudrow, and will honor multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and mental health advocate Demi Lovato.

UCLA In the News February 21, 2017
Hollywood has a way to go on diversity. When retirement comes with a daily dose of cannabis. And more.

Pulitzer prize-winning columnist defends journalists’ quest for truth against Trump’s attacks
Bret Stephens gave an eloquent, impassioned defense of the truth and the journalist’s responsibility to search it out.

Former L.A. mayors share their thoughts on the city’s role in today’s political climate
UCLA hosted Richard Riordan, James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa as part of the “Why History Matters: Mayors Past on the Present and Future of Los Angeles.”

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come
Professor Alex Hall's research shows that, as temperatures warm in the Sierra Nevada, a deluge could overwhelm California's patchwork network of dams and reservoirs that currently supplies 60 percent of the state's water.

UCLA In the News February 17, 2017
Finding life’s building blocks on the dwarf planet Ceres. How to raise responsible digital kids. And more.

Grab a front-row seat at L.A.'s hottest jazz clubs of the '60s and '70s
Thanks to the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, more than 60 recordings of performances by trumpeter, composer and bandleader Don Ellis (1934-1978) are now available for your online listening pleasure.

UCLA In the News February 16, 2017
The Los Angeles area braces for what could be the biggest storm of the season. Why aren’t there more Asian stars in Hollywood? And more.

UCLA Luskin researchers to focus on policing patterns related to misdemeanors in L.A.
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs researchers have been selected to join the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, based at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, to study policing patterns related to misdemeanors in the city of Los Angeles.

UCLA faculty voice: It’ll take more than a Band-Aid to fix Medicaid
Dr. Richard Boxer, a visiting professor of urology at UCLA, argues that giving states money to provide high-deductible plans with health savings accounts could save Medicaid.

UCLA, LAUSD sign agreement for Horace Mann UCLA Community School
The public school is envisioned as a cornerstone for a rigorous, personalized college-prep education, tailored to the needs of its neighborhood and drawing on expertise from UCLA.

$5 million gift from Meyer Luskin establishes research center for history and policy at UCLA
The center will foster teaching, research and collaborations across campus and beyond the university that will direct historical insights to shaping policies and solving problems.

Machine learning helps researchers design less costly optical sensors
A UCLA team creates a "smart" mobile tool that may be used to diagnose and treat serious infections and diseases.

UCLA In the News February 15, 2017
As Oroville Dam demonstrates, as climate shifts, so should water strategies. Why loving someone can hurt so much. And more.

UCLA Police Department honors civilian employee, officer of the year
The UCLA Police Department is honoring the 2016 civilian employee, Julie Ouyang, and officer of the year, Robert Chavez, for embodying the department's values of accountability, respect, integrity, service and excellence. 

UCLA names Tony Lee, captain in Beverly Hills Police Department, new police chief
Lee, a 26-year veteran of the Beverly Hills Police Department, will begin at UCLA on March 13.

Canine cupids bring Valentine cheer to hospitalized patients
A team of canine cupids made a special delivery to hospitalized, pediatric patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, on Valentine’s Day. 

Only a limited HIV subset moves from mother to child, study shows
New UCLA-led research shows which strains of viruses that are transmitted depend on whether transmission occurs during pregnancy or through breastfeeding.

UCLA In the News February 10, 2017
Is India a country or a continent? After juries punish officers, the penalties are often negotiated away. And more.

Feb. 12: Cuba L.A. at the Fowler Museum
Musician, producer and educator Danilo Lozano brings Narada Production’s Cuba L.A. project to UCLA’s Fowler Museum for a sizzling hot concert of Cuban classics and contemporary songs.

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents West Coast premiere of ‘Synaesthesia Playground’
An internationally renowned team of musicians, composers, computer scientists, visual artists and fashion designers redefine the classical concert experience.

UCLA report shows schools in nation’s capital remain intensely segregated
The percentage of black students who attend completely or almost-completely non-white schools has declined since the 1990s but remains above 70 percent.

Take Valentine's Day to heart: 10 tips to better heart health
While boxes of decadent chocolate treats, celebratory champagne and romantic, high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else.

CAP UCLA’s Kristy Edmunds: Dance is key to culture, empathy and memory
In her fifth season as the leader of UCLA’s public performing arts presenter, Edmunds continues to find innovative ways to champion this most ephemeral of art forms.

Broader availability of opioid overdose drug is saving lives
UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Larissa Mooney explains in this Q&A how allowing pharmacies to dispense naloxone leads to a reduction in overdoses.

UCLA In the News February 9, 2017
Immigrant day laborers could be an especially vulnerable worker population. A blood test might make a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis easier. And more.

UCLA pioneers elected to National Academy of Engineering
Three faculty members of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have received one of the highest honors that can be given to an American engineer.

Feb. 25: 7th annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Oscar Panel
On the eve of the Academy Awards, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, chair and founding director of the Copley Center, welcomes a stellar group of international costume designers, including three 2017 Oscar nominees, to campus to discuss their craft.

UCLA faculty voice: Americans tend to be married to their political party
Lynn Vavreck notes that in 2016 more people care about the party of their future in-law than cared in 1958, and there is more desire for same-party marriage than there was in the 1950s.

UCLA In the News February 8, 2017
Is your smartphone making you dumber? Is news of terrorist attacks underplayed? And more.

Feb. 15: Singer Josephine Leah at the Fowler Museum
UCLA’s own Josephine Leah, student, musician, actress and model, is known her sultry, dark pop songs fused with undertones of soul. She'll be performing new original material as well.

New UCLA Luskin conference center shines as a showplace for sustainability
From linen-free tables and wine kegs to maximum use of natural light and recycled steel, the new UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center leads the way in sustainability.

Self-described TV junkie calls the shots at ABC
ABC’s new head of enertainment is determined to win with a diverse lineup of TV shows that reflect what America really looks like

UCLA architect is part of team introducing cargo-hauling robot
UCLA architecture professor Greg Lynn, renown for his visionary designs, is one of the principles behind a new robotic product that is being launched this month by Piaggio Fast Forward.

UC to reverify eligibility of employees' dependents for health, welfare benefits
If you are selected as part of this reverification process, Secova will request information verifying the current eligibility of your spouse or domestic partner, grandchildren or legal wards.

Feb. 22: Dealing With common problem behaviors in childhood
Nathan Call, a psychologist and researcher of severe behavior disorders and director of the Behavior Treatment Clinics at Marcus Autism Center at Emory University, will speak Wednesday, Feb. 22, on dealing with common problem behaviors in childhood.

Feb. 10-12: 'Lips,' a new play
The V-Day Coalition at UCLA will be staging "Lips" at Northwest Campus Auditorium. Doors for the show will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

UCLA history department brings three former L.A. mayors to campus
For “Why History Matters: Mayors Past on the Present and Future of Los Angeles,” Richard Riordan, James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa will discuss the city’s role in a charged political climate.

CAP UCLA brings dance performances to museums across Los Angeles
Site-inspired performances reframe modern dance icon Trisha Brown’s exploration of sculpture, architecture and spatial design.

Two medical students tackle the task of changing the world
Two medical students receive national recognition for their efforts to fight health care disparities.

New study is an advance toward preventing a ‘post-antibiotic era’
UCLA biologists are exploring ways to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria; a mathematical formula they created can help predict which combinations of drugs will be most effective.

UCLA researchers turn stem cells into somites, precursors to skeletal muscle, cartilage and bone
The new protocol opens the door to researchers who want to make muscle, bone and cartilage cells in the lab; the scientists plan to study whether the method could be help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

UCLA In the News February 7, 2017
Are mountain lions in Los Angeles dangerous predators or celebrity guests? Doctors must always be on alert for a serious disease, such as brain tumors, presenting as dizziness. And more.

Why Groundhog Day now elevates science over superstition
For UCLA biologist Daniel Blumstein celebrating the lowly marmot could shed light on global warming.

Amarasekare named Fellow of the Ecological Society of America
UCLA's Priyanga Amarasekare, professor of  ecology and evolutionary biology, does research that focuses on how the interplay between abiotic environmental variation and biotic interactions influences ecological and evolutionary dynamics.

Scientists discover why some cancers may not respond to immunotherapy
UCLA researchers determined for the first time why some people with advanced melanoma or advanced colon cancer will not respond to pembrolizumab.

UCLA In the News February 6, 2017
Creating a safe space for California Dreamers. A UCLA study explores the safety and efficacy of using psychedelic drug therapy for mental health in individuals with life-threatening conditions. And more.

New website provides news, resources for those affected by executive orders
The University of California has posted a new systemwide website that provides news, resources and support for those affected by President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, including those that could affect UC’s student dreamers.

Judith Smith is appointed the first dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Judith Smith has been appointed founding dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA’s newest school and the first school of music to be established in the University of California system.

In memoriam: Leon Katz, playwright and visiting professor at UCLA TFT
Leon Katz, 97, died Jan. 23 at his home in Encino from complications due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  

UCLA In the News February 3, 2017
Political leanings and belief in false information about threats. The political risks of repealing Obamacare for the California GOP. And more.

Women with congenital heart disease can take heart in new recommendations for pregnancy
For generations, doctors told women who were born with complex congenital heart defects that the physical demands of pregnancy would be too difficult for them.

UCLA In the News February 2, 2017
Proposed California law would make trips to the beach more affordable for families. Divisive policies and their affect on economic growth. And more.

UCLA cityLAB to headline Architecture and Design Museum exhibition
The show marks 10 years of influential research from UCLA’s urban planning and architecture think tank.

California commercial real estate market trends continue, despite 2016 election results
The report reveals that the natural cycle in commercial real estate appears to be running its course, somewhat independent of the results of the presidential contest.

Hundreds of UCLA medical and dental staff, students volunteer at free clinic
More than 300 health care workers from UCLA Health volunteered their time and expertise at the free Care Harbor health clinic in Los Angeles.

Political affiliation can predict how people will react to false information about threats
UCLA researchers found that this was driven by participants’ views on social issues, such as marriage for same-sex couples, rather than economic issues, like tax cuts.

L.A. Lakers, UCLA hospital staff embrace new partnership
The entire Los Angeles Lakers team showed up Monday at Reagan UCLA Medical Center to meet with physicians and top hospital administrators to trade team jerseys and white coats.

Biology professor to help expand basic genomic catalog used by scientists studying diseases
Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology, is among 33 outstanding scientists nationwide to be awarded a grant to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements.

A look at the history and future of rail transit in L.A.
In a city famous for traffic jams and rush-hour gridlock, a return to rail may be putting Los Angeles on the right track.

UCLA In the News January 31, 2017
Loneliness harms people on a cellular level. Trump was legally justified to fire Sally Yates. And more.

A virtual visit to the Women in Data Science Conference
Hear about the latest data science-related research in a number of domains and learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success.

UCLA faculty voice: The U.S. already tried ‘extreme vetting’ for Muslims. It didn’t work.
Law professor Asl? Bâli explains how a previous effort following 9/11 called National Security Entry-Exit Registration System failed to achieve its goals.

New exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA to focus on silver jewelry traditions of India
Featuring more than 160 works of art, “Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert” opens Feb. 19.

Steel elected to chair steering committee for coalition of libraries committed to open access
Ginny Steel, the Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, has been elected to chair the steering committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

UCLA In the News January 30, 2017
Los Angeles cops say enforcing immigration laws could hurt crime solving. President Trump’s executive order on immigration could hold up to legal scrutiny. And more.

Drug shows promise for treating alcoholism
The study is the first to evaluate the medication as a possible treatment for alcoholism.

UCLA again named one of nation’s best-value universities by Princeton Review
The 2017 Colleges That Pay You Back ranking noted that UCLA “prizes its diversity, and that definitely includes economic diversity.”

Feb. 2-23: Bunche Center celebrates Black History Month
The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA is hosting a series of events held in honor of Black History Month.

Biggest obstacles to California coastal access are economic
Sixty-two percent of California voters said access to coastal areas is a problem, and even more said that they were deterred by the cost of parking, overnight accommodations and transportation options.

Seven UCLA Arts events you don't want to miss this winter
Don’t miss your chance to engage with the next generation of cultural leaders.

UCLA In the News January 27, 2017
What powers do sanctuary cities have against Trump? Immigration laws usually override environmental ones when it comes to border walls. And more.

Design media arts professor awarded American Institute of Graphic Arts Medal
The medal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts is the most distinguished awarded in the field.

UCLA In the News January 26, 2017
Get an exclusive look at the Hammer Museum’s dramatic new master plan. One town’s quest to join the technological revolution. And more.

Hammer Museum announces major expansion plans
The project led by architect Michael Maltzan includes two new gallery spaces, frontage along a full block on Wilshire Boulevard and additional workspace for staff.

New programs, directors emerge at UCLA International Institute
 New ideas, programs and fresh faces are playing a big role at the UCLA International Institute this academic year.

UCLA In the News January 25, 2017
Oscar nominations show greater diversity, but will the trend continue? What exactly is in your sushi? And more.

Engineering professor to develop robots to handle and dispose of ordnance
Veronica Santos, UCLA associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a $719,000 grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research.

Feb. 7: AARP's CEO Jo Ann Jenkins
CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins seeks to "disrupt aging" with a fresh outlook on the nation's increasingly older population — and how society will change as a result.

UCLA faculty voice: Assad has won in Syria, but Syria hardly exists anymore
James Gelvin coauthors an op-ed pointing out that because of wars what remains of Syria is severe unemployment, extreme poverty and public health disasters.

Storper awarded honors from American Association of Geographers
The map of Michael Storper’s career-long study of economic geography is characterized by “depth and quality,” according to the American Association of Geographers.

UCLA psychology professor receives career award
Recipients are recognized for distinguished scholarly contributions across long and productive careers.

UCLA In the News January 23, 2017
After the success of the Women’s March, a question remains: What’s next? How the creator of “Insecure” is portraying the sexy side of South Los Angeles. And more.

UCLA marketing expert finds niche in tech industry
Anke Audenaert, an assistant adjunct professor of marketing at UCLA’s Anderson School, never planned on working in the tech industry. But spending after more than 15 years working at various tech companies, she has charted a path to success in that field.

Jan 29-May 7: Pantsula, popular South African dance and fashion
The first American exhibition on pantsula, "Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg," will open at the UCLA Fowler Museum  and feature a series of photographs and videos taken by South African photographer Chris Saunders that examine ...

UCLA public health team assesses health impact of state's high-speed rail project
A team from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is helping to steer California’s high-speed rail project in a healthy direction.

Faculty from UCLA, French university will study nonfiction from 1680 to1850
A three-year collaborative project between UCLA and the Université François Rabelais of Tours (France)  has been launched, based on a research program, "From Passions to Emotions: Non-Fictional Representations of the Individual (1680-1850)."

UCLA faculty voice: Obama should not feel obligated to go quietly
History professor and presidential historian Robert Dallek recalls former presidents speaking up to defend their legacies and achievements.

UCLA In the News January 20, 2017
Will we have cheaper and better insurance for all? What “intersectional feminism” means. And more.

Jan. 24: 2017 Alden-Berg Lecture by author of 'An American Genocide'
This year's Alden-Berg Lecture will feature Benjamin Madley, UCLA associate professor of history and American Indian studies. He is the author of "An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe."

W-2s are coming: Protect yourself from scammers
To access their W-2 statements, UCLA employees should go directly to At Your Service Online instead of clicking on links or attachments in emails.

Women’s cognitive decline begins earlier than previously believed
New UCLA research finds that mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s.

UCLA In the News January 19, 2017
The nation’s priciest home for sale is a Bel-Air mega-mansion. The first sighting of a black hole. And more.

Is a government registry of Muslim-Americans in our future?
A standing-room-only crowd gathered Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles to hear two UCLA scholars with expertise in immigration law and the historic underpinnings of the Japanese-American incarceration.

The unexpected intersection between art and science
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers discuss the parallels — and the sometimes unexpected intersections between the two pursuits.

UCLA women in law summit brings California Chief Justice, others to campus
The inaugural UCLA Women in Law Leadership Summit will bring together alumnae and students to share insights on advancing the profession, promoting equity.

Study pinpoints how skin cells’ identity can be disassembled to create stem cells
Researchers have demonstrated how specialized proteins are able to change the cellular characteristics of skin cells and create induced pluripotent stem cells, which have the ability to turn into any cell type in the body. The findings could influence the creation of healthy tissues to cure disease.

UCLA In the News January 18, 2017
A bill that would ban ethnic studies and social justice classes revives a debate about what it means to be a multicultural nation. Scientists spot a massive wave in Venus’ atmosphere. And more.

Feb 2: Screening of 'A Cure for Wellness'
You're invited to an advance screening of Gore Verbinski's psychological thriller about a mysterious wellness center located in a remote location in the Swiss Alps and its terrifying secrets.

UCLA study finds an estimated 150,000 U.S. youths ages 13-17 identify as transgender
The youngest age group has the highest estimated percentage of individuals who identify as transgender.

McLean to receive American Astronomical Society’s Joseph Weber Award
The Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation is given for outstanding design, invention or significant improvement of instrumentation leading to advances in astronomy.

UC is recognized as one of the world's most innovative institutions
The University of California was honored Tuesday as one of the world’s most innovative institutions by Clarivate Analytics, a data and analysis company that spun off from Thomson Reuters.

Anonymous blood donors meet the woman whose life they saved
Blood donors representing many ethnicities and backgrounds pool precious resource to save woman’s life.

UCLA In the News January 17, 2017
UCLA researchers are taking the “manakin” challenge. The air pollution that plagues Beijing and other cities can have short-term and long-term health consequences. And more.

Researcher hits the streets in rapid response to spread of disease
Late-night canvassing to assess a meningitis outbreak exemplifies the dedication to the LGBT community that has earned Ian Holloway national recognition for his groundbreaking research.

Cheer UCLA women's basketball on with Carol Block
Join UCLA's first lady, Mrs. Carol Block, and fellow Staff Assembly members in cheering on the UCLA women's basketball team as they face off against Arizona on Sunday, Jan. 29.

UCLA receives $2.2 million to support technology transfer
The financial support comes from a $22 million investment in the University of California from a state law that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship.

Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis
The device, developed by UCLA’s Aydogan Ozcan and colleagues in Sweden, could be manufactured for less than $500 each — far less expensive than the equipment that labs use for the same tests.

Ray to receive American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award
The award recognizes excellent psychologists who are in the early stages of their research careers.

White House appoints UCLA expert in Chinese archaeology and art history to committee
President Barack Obama is appointing Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

UCLA In the News January 13, 2017
A woman received lifesaving lung transplant surgery, thanks to a “Star Wars” actor and a UCLA surgeon. The moon is much older than scientists thought. And more.

High-risk patient gets life-saving transplant when UCLA team accepts her case
A young woman gets life-saving transplant when a UCLA medical team agrees to take her high-risk case when other transplant centers would not.

UCLA report on roadblocks to breast cancer care prompts legislative briefing in California
California State Senate will discuss barriers, such as difficult-to-navigate health system, inadequate insurance, and cultural misconceptions, as well as possible solutions Jan. 12.

UCLA architect is part of team designing downtown L.A. mega-project
Georgina Huljich, assistant adjunct professor of architecture and urban design, is a principal of the architectural firm P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. She is involved in designing a mixed-use mega-project for downtown L.A.

Metabolic proteins relocate to jump-start an embryo’s genome, UCLA study finds
To turn on its genome — the full set of genes inherited from each parent — a mammalian embryo needs to relocate a group of proteins, researchers have discovered. The metabolic proteins move to the DNA-containing nuclei about two days after a mouse embryo is fertilized, according to the study.

UCLA In the News January 12, 2017
A UCLA study has found mislabeling of fish at sushi restaurants. UCLA researchers have come up with a new design that could offer phones unlimited bandwidth. And more.

Music industry interview series gives UCLA students insights into entertainment business
The new livestreamed interview series called “Office Hours” will launch Jan. 19 and showcase prominent artists and entertainment executives sharing wisdom and advice.

Study finds rural women in five countries spend more time than men caring for others
In a study of rural communities in five countries, researchers found that women provide far more hours of care in their daily lives than do their male counterparts.

The moon is older than scientists thought, UCLA-led research team reports
A UCLA-led research team reports that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old and probably formed only about 60 million years after the birth of the solar system — 40 million to 140 million years earlier than had been thought.

Stein is winner of a 2016 National Jewish Book Award
Sarah Abrevaya Stein, UCLA professor of history and the Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies, is the winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Sephardic culture.

New Master of Social Science program to offer interdisciplinary, hands-on training
The program is designed to better prepare its graduates for their next career move, be it pursuing a Ph.D. or landing a job as a multifaceted researcher in the corporate or nonprofit world.

Black organizes international colloquium on Renaissance
Charlene Villaseñor Black, associate director of Chicano Studies Research Center and professor of art history and Chicana/o studies, has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation.

UCLA In the News January 11, 2017
How two Olympic gold medalists made history for UCLA. Understanding the concealed weapon bill. And more.

Preschoolers with autism show gains after play-based program
After 10 weeks, children who had received a UCLA-developed intervention for autism were spending more time interacting with others rather than playing independently.

Bait and switch: UCLA study finds fish fraud runs rampant
Almost half of the fish ordered at Los Angeles-area sushi restaurants turned out to be mislableled, which has both environmental and public health implications.

UCLA Arts Winter 2017 calendar showcases depth, diversity of programming
From performances to lectures to exhibitions, the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture will present more than 150 public events this winter.

UCLA In the News January 10, 2017
Researchers suggest a new theory for the moon’s origin. In a divided America, can Hollywood be a change agent? And more.

Autism biomarker seen as boon for new treatments
UCLA researchers have identified a signature brain-wave pattern for children with autism spectrum disorder related to a genetic condition. They say this signature is among the first quantitative biomarkers for any syndrome associated with autism spectrum disorder.

Three outstanding UCLA scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards
The three young scientists were honored by President Obama Monday, Jan. 9, with the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

UCLA Engineering online master’s program remains No. 1
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science again holds the top spot in rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

An L.A. civics lesson from inside City Hall
Three students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs are gaining real-world experience this year as David Bohnett Fellows working in the offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti at L.A. City Hall.

Design for new electromagnetic wave router offers unlimited bandwidth
The key is “sequentially switched delay lines,” an approach similar to the way passenger trains are routed from one track to another, to allow them to enter and exit train stations at the same time and avoid collisions.

Getting a global grip on gasoline taxes
Michael Ross, professor of political science at UCLA, spent the past four years studying fossil fuel policies across 157 countries. The analysis was published in Nature Energy.

Important 2017 changes to some employees' medical plans
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, Anthem Blue Cross becomes the administrator for medical and behavioral health benefits for UC’s preferred provider organization medical plans for employees (Core, UC Care and UC Health Savings Plan).

January 9 update on strike by Teamsters
The UCLA campus and UCLA Health medical facilities will remain open and operational.

UCLA In the News January 6, 2017
Hunters lived on the Tibetan Plateau thousands of years earlier than thought. Five mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more “mindful.” And more.

CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests
UCLA and the Los Angeles LGBT Center have developed a risk calculator that could help men who have sex with men decide whether to take pre-exposure prophylaxis.

UCLA and UCLA Health prepared for Teamsters’ strikes
The UCLA campus and UCLA Health medical facilities will remain open and operational.

New UCLA programs at the VA aim to help homeless veterans, their families and more
The programs in the works include a legal clinic; a center to help with or prevent homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness; a revived Veteran’s Garden; and a family resource center.

Staff: Join Chancellor Gene Block for breakfast
Thirteen randomly selected staff members will join Chancellor Gene Block for breakfast and an informal discussion Monday, Jan.23.

Two community activists will be first fellows in residence of pilot program at UCLA
UCLA alumnae Funmilola Fagbamila and Lisa Hasegawa are both veteran community organizers who will work with students and faculty.

Jedd Fisch is Bruin Football’s new offensive coordinator
Fisch spent the past two seasons as the University of Michigan’s passing game coordinator and quarterbacks/wide receivers coach.

UCLA In the News January 5, 2017
Aerospace employers realize they have to dig deeper and change their messaging to attract top tech talent. A look at new state and local laws in 2017. And more.

Architect/lecturer is given the 2016 Young Architects Award
The Architect’s Newspaper has awarded Steven Christensen, a lecturer in architecture and urban design in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, its 2016 Young Architects Award. 

Deutsch is new director of Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, Clark Library
Her appointment was announced by UCLA Dean of Humanities David Schaberg on Dec. 14.

Asian languages and cultures professor writes book on life of Vietnamese priest
A new book by George Dutton, an associate professor of Asian languages and culture and director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, explores the life of Vietnamese Catholic priest Philiphê Binh.

UCLA moves forward with $16.5 million package of major new programs and services for veterans
Chancellor Gene Block met with U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to observe ongoing revitalization efforts at the West L.A. VA campus.

UCLA In the News January 4, 2017
Using the law to fight gentrification in the District of Columbia's Chinatown. California’s “hidden poor” aren’t ready for the cost of growing old. And more.

UCLA Athletics raises $12K to help house homeless veterans and their families
The sale of five special navy blue, U.S. flag-inspired, stars-and-stripes-decorated helmets issued for the Bruins' Nov. 12 victory over Oregon State grossed $12,275 to be donated to help provide subsidized housing for veterans and their families.

UCLA and UCLA Health prepared for planned Teamsters’ strikes
The UCLA campus and UCLA Health medical facilities will remain open and operational.

Jan. 17: Presidential election postmortem
As Donald Trump begins his presidency, UCLA political scientist Lynn Vavreck joins other scholars in dissecting the contentious 2016 presidential election.

Jan. 11: Screening of '13th'
Ava DuVernay’s stirring documentary takes its title from the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery yet included a clause that laid the foundation for the long history of racial inequality in America’s prison industrial complex.

UCLA In the News January 3, 2017
Where exactly is America’s heartland? Noted UCLA historian and prolific author Joyce Appleby dies. And more.

Opie receives Smithsonian's Archives of American Art Medal
Department of Art professor Catherine Opie received Smithsonian's 2016 Archives of American Art Medal, which honors the unique contributions of significant artists, collectors, dealers, historians and philanthropists in the American art world.

Supreme Court accepts case after Volokh, students file amicus brief
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether North Carolina lawmakers can prevent sexual predators from using prominent social media sites in a case where Eugene Volokh and his students filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari.

In memoriam: Joyce Appleby, nationally renowned UCLA historian
Appleby, an emerita professor of history, was a nationally renowned historian who wrote prolifically about America’s founding fathers.

Jan. 7-8: Simone Leigh in a performative lecture
On the final weekend of her Hammer Project exhibition, Simone Leigh is joined by Rizvana Bradley, assistant professor of film and media studies and African-American studies at Yale, for an improvisational exchange about black radical political, literary and artistic traditions.

Study provides roadmap to more personalized cancer treatment
UCLA-led research found people with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and a certain genetic mutation have improved survival when given a drug in combination with standard therapies.

With $8.6 million grant from NIH, UCLA-led consortium will map the heart’s nervous system
Researchers believe that modulating electrical signals in the autonomic nervous system holds promise for better ways to treat heart failure and other common cardiovascular problems.

The truth about Galileo and his conflict with the Catholic Church
UCLA professor Henry Kelly examines historical canonical legal procedures to correct the popular myths around the Italian astronomer’s belief in a sun-centered solar system.

Protein that activates immune response harms body’s ability to fight HIV
UCLA-led researchers suggest that blocking a protein called type I interferon may actually help combat the virus that causes AIDS.

UCLA faculty voice: What atheists and monks have in common
Sociologist Jeffrey Guhin says that in teaching concepts like morality, religious and secular thinking are more alike than they seem.

UCLA campus closes for winter break Dec. 23 - Jan. 2
Emergency response services will be available and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will remain open.

Applications for fall 2017 to Geffen Academy due Jan. 9
Geffen Academy at UCLA’s first students will be admitted for the 2017-18 academic year, in grades 6, 7 and 9, and up to half the students will be the children of UCLA staff and faculty.

The pain of chronic loneliness can be detrimental to your health
The pain of loneliness can cut deeper than a knife. But its implications go beyond inner turmoil and the corrosion of emotional health. It can contribute to a host of debilitating and sometimes lethal diseases.

UCLA In the News December 21, 2016
A pesticide too dangerous for Europe is allowed in the United States. Researchers explain why experiential gifts create stronger bonds than material ones. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Low-income children deserve better access to dental care
Jonathan Fielding writes that universal adoption of flouridated water and bolstering the number of dentists accepting Medicaid could help counter the inequality.

Drug screening should be part of primary care settings, UCLA study recommends
Misuse of prescription and illicit drugs is so prevalent in Tijuana and East Los Angeles that community clinics in those areas should routinely, though discreetly, screen for it.

Three new books by law faculty members highlight nontraditional forms of practice
Three new books by UCLA School of Law faculty shine a light on non-traditional forms of practice in order to create greater access to legal services and to help lawyers master alternatives to litigation.

Political scientist wins 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science
Graeme Blair, assistant professor of political science, received the award from the UC Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action.

UCLA professor spearheads two new programs to prevent suicide
Joan Asarnow is working on a pair of projects aimed at combating rising suicide rates among young people and changing prevention and care throughout the U.S.

UCLA faculty voice: The fate of Covered California under President Trump
Amidst uncertain changes to federal health care policy, Gerald Kominski explores the future for California’s successful health care exchange and Medi-Cal programs.

UCLA aims to fill gap in number of Latino physicians serving disadvantaged communities
The number of Latino physicians in the U.S. has not kept up with the dramatic increase in the Latino population.

Conquering the 12 staircases of campus
More than 300 UCLA staff stayed fit for the coming holidays by participating in UCLA Recreation's "12 Staircases of December" event that had them climbing a different set of stairs in 12 campus buildings beginning on Dec. 1.

Jan. 13: An evening with Burt Bacharach
A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards, Burt Bacharach performs at Royce Hall in a concert that was originally scheduled for Oct. 1.

UCLA breaks several records with 2017 freshman applications
The applicants represent the most economically, ethnically and geographically diverse group ever to apply. Pool includes a record number of applications from California high school seniors.

In memoriam: John Russell Cauble led Royce Hall renovation
John Russell Cauble, 83, a professor emeritus in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television who headed the multi-million dollar renovation of Royce Hall auditorium in 1998 four years after the Northridge earthquake, died Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Bruin Health Pharmacy to open at Ackerman Union
The UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center pharmacy will serve students and, in Fall 2017, faculty and staff.

UCLA In the News December 16, 2016
A report identifies a solution for better oral care for California’s children. A human trial of a treatment designed to effectively cure an infected body of HIV has begun. And more.

UCLA brain simulation research is the eighth best thing to happen in 2016, Wired reports
UCLA brain stimulation research using ultrasound to jump-start a man’s brain following a coma is the eighth best thing that happened in 2016 Wired reports in its ‘Best of 2016’ edition. The research may lead to new ways to treat patients in coma, Wired reports.

Half-price UCLA basketball, volleyball and gymnastic tix
Sale ends 12 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, so get your tickets now.

UCLA In the News December 15, 2016
Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates and signaled three more increases for 2017. What Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of the Interior means for California. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Trump’s economic plan unlikely to match campaign promises
Economist Lee Ohanian on how the president-elect’s plans to reduce globalization and immigration could undermine his promises of job growth and prosperity.

Herb Alpert faculty, staff contribute to projects nominated for 2017 GRAMMY Awards
Jazz, classical, world music, and composition faculty and staff at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music are among the artists who contributed to projects recognized by the Recording Academy with 2017 GRAMMY nominations.

Researchers discover method to stabilize X chromosomes in human embryonic stem cells
The team found a way to correct the instability by resetting the stem cells from a later stage of development to an earlier stage. These results could have great impact on the creation of healthy tissues to cure disease.

UCLA molecular biologist, environmental law scholar defend GMOs
Two UCLA faculty members — molecular biologist Robert Goldberg and international law and policy scholar Edward Parson — defended the use of genetically modified organisms in food production at a Zócalo/UCLA discussion held in downtown Los Angeles.

Zika-linked birth defects more extensive than previously thought, UCLA-led research finds
Nearly half of 125 pregnancies studied resulted in defects among newborns or ended in fetal death.

UCLA researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones
A simple and inexpensive attachment could help to expand testing to regions with limited resources.

Analyzing brain patterns may help neuroscientists increase people’s confidence, reduce fear
The findings could help improve upon standard behavioral therapy, in which people are exposed to the objects they’re afraid of — which can be frightening enough that some cannot complete treatment.

Alumnus Norman Powell makes $5 million gift to UCLA Library
University Librarian Ginny Steel said Powell has been “one of the library’s most generous and visionary donors for many, many years, and this magnificent gift further demonstrates the strength of his support.”

UCLA historian receives publisher's inaugural Heyday History Award
Benjamin Madley received the inaugural Heyday Books History Award from a statewide publishing firm that celebrates and explores California's history, environment, and gives voice to its indigenous peoples.

UCLA faculty voice: The One-China policy benefits China, Taiwan and the United States
Cindy Fan says that Trump’s phone call with the president of Taiwan could undermine the advantages all parties have derived from the “One China” policy.

UCLA In the News December 14, 2016
Extensive brain defects are seen in babies of mothers with Zika. If you want to research medical marijuana, Israel is open for business. And more.

Chinese herbal treatment shows signs of effectiveness in bone marrow recovery
UCLA researchers have found that Tianshengyuan-1 increased activity of an enzyme that plays a role in regulating cell division, which is a factor in treating blood cell deficiency and cancer.

Middle East Librarians Association honors David Hirsch
The Middle East Librarians Association presented the 2016 David H. Partington Award to David Hirsch, a UCLA librarian who has specialized in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies since 1989.

The poor and people of color benefited most from Affordable Care Act, new data show
The California Health Interview Survey data show the rate of uninsured Californians fell to a new low in 2015, and fewer Californians cited cost as a reason to skip needed medical care.

Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences, UCLA psychologists report
Researchers compared how long babies looked at faces of adult women of different ethnicities to gain more understanding of social development.

UCLA In the News December 13, 2016
Why doctors still worry about measles. Donald Trump tweets, and Lockheed Martin stock drops. And more.

Uri McMillan honored for his book on black feminist art and performance
The Modern Language Association of America will award its William Sanders Scarborough Prize to McMillan for his book "Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance."

UCLA Luskin's transportation institute will be part of new regional research center
Thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, faculty, staff researchers, and students affiliated with the UCLA Luskin Institute of Transportation Studies will be part of a new regional transportation center.

UCLA faculty voice: Putin is Trump’s most dangerous best friend
Daniel Treisman says that the number of indirect links between President-elect Donald Trump and the Russian government are cause for deep concern.

Experimental implant shows promise for restoring voluntary movement after spinal cord injury
The approach being tested at UCLA is designed to boost patients’ abilities to move their own hands; it’s unique because the device is implanted in the spine instead of the brain.

‘Turbocharged artificial intelligence’ could personalize combination therapy in pediatric leukemia
A UCLA team from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Engineering has developed a digital health platform capable of optimizing efficacy and safety during chemotherapy.

Planning an international trip? UC has a website for you
Tools and resources to help plan and manage international research, travel and other activities abroad are just some of the information that’s easily accessible on the systemwide UC Global Operations website launched this month.

McCracken receives award for his contributions in field of developmental disabilities
UCLA psychiatrist Dr. James McCracken has been honored by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the George Tarjan, M.D., Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities.

UCLA In the News December 12, 2016
Symptoms and tips for overcoming insomnia. How “islands of honesty” can crush corrupt systems. And more.

Dentist with four UCLA degrees extends her educational reach
Dr. Ruth Alvarez is now working to complete a certificate in pediatric dentistry at UCLA, a goal she expects to achieve in June 2018.

UCLA marketing prof probes what will make you happier
Cassie Mogilner Holmes has been exploring the relationship between happiness, time and money for almost a decade. She’s looked deeply into such intriguing questions as: Does the meaning of happiness change as people age?

UCLA team makes step toward long-lasting, fast-charging and high-powered energy storage
Modifying the structure of molybdenum trioxide could lead to laptop computers that fully charge in minutes, last for hours.

Campus takes major strides in first year of UCLA Depression Grand Challenge
UCLA scientists have already established national and international collaborations, begun a series of studies and implemented a program that screens and treats students for depression.

UCLA In the News December 9, 2016
Can a rosy outlook ward off illness? A UCLA study cites “dirty, dangerous and unhealthy” conditions in some Los Angeles garment factories. And more.

Campus to close for winter break, Dec. 23 - Jan. 2, 2017
UCLA's annual winter closure reduces energy consumption, costs.

Dec. 11: Women's basketball celebrates UCLA faculty and staff
Current and retired UCLA faculty and staff can receive four free admissions to the UCLA women's basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 11, against the University of Michigan.

UCLA faculty voice: Why did the U.S. government detain me, a U.S. citizen, at the border?
Law professor Khaled Abou El Fadl asks what message the government was trying to send when it flagged his passport and held him for 40 minutes without questioning.

Winter blues can strike even in sunny Southern California
If winter days get you down, you’re not alone. You may have seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons.

Wei Wang appointed to Leonard Kleinrock Endowed Chair
The computer scientist conducts research in big data analytics, data mining, bioinformatics and computational biology, and databases.

UCLA's arts and architecture community describes power of art in new film
'An Imaginative Offer' presents the unique voices of UCLA artists, architects, scholars and Los Angeles arts community leaders.

UCLA In the News December 7, 2016
The “Pizzagate” myth is an example of fake news and abuse tactics. Nine things you should know about Ghana’s election. And more.

How to improve oral health care capacity at federally qualified health centers
Experts from the UCLA School of Dentistry and Fielding School of Public Health make recommendations based on UCLA-First 5 LA program achievements.

UCLA's arts and architecture community describe power of art in new film
'An Imaginative Offer' presents the unique voices of UCLA artists, architects, scholars and Los Angeles arts community leaders.

UCLA In the News December 5, 2016
Many countries lagging in protecting equal rights for people with disabilities. What Italy’s constitutional referendum could mean for Europe. And more.

UCLA Anderson Forecast: The new economy under a new administration
When Donald Trump was elected, UCLA Anderson economists revised their prognostications for the nation, state and Los Angeles.

New evidence links inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk
UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of the gland.

UCLA In the News December 6, 2016
Is it just a case of forgetfulness, or is it something more serious? The importance of talking about successful black and Latino boys. And more.

Fowler Museum to feature photographs of dance and fashion in South Africa
The photographs in capture a cultural movement that has been inspired by Jazz-era America and Europe to both South African dance styles and American hip-hop.

Genetic factors control regenerative properties of blood-forming stem cells, UCLA studies show
The findings could one day lead to improved therapies for people undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.

Brains of people with autism spectrum disorder share similar molecular abnormalities
UCLA’s Dr. Daniel Geschwind said the findings could point the way to the development of drugs that reverse the specific type of gene activity patterns in the brains of people with the disorder.

UCLA In the News December 2, 2016
At the age of 85, jazz guitarist and educator Kenny Burrell is still going strong. University of California announces a plan to protect undocumented students. And more.

Four UCLA Engineering faculty named IEEE Fellows
Four faculty members of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have been elected as Fellows of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

New Year's resolution: Become a volunteer
If your New Year's resolution is to get healthier and live a more satisfying life, consider becoming a volunteer.

UCLA researchers teach computer to read the internet
An multidisciplinary team designed an algorithm that could discern structured narratives within the flow of posts on the internet reflecting how humans communicate.

Animal, vegetable, data: Exploring the online 'Catalogue of Life'
Robert Montoya, UCLA doctoral candidate and staff member, is exploring the scientific community's evolving approach to sharing information online.

UCLA astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust
The new observations confirm a long-standing theory that stars are copious producers of heavy elements.

UCLA legal expert on opioid addiction pinpoints causes
The roots of America’s widespread opioid addiction are multifaceted and extend to the economy, bad medicine and corrupt pharmacists, said UCLA legal scholar and health policy expert Jill Horwitz.

UCLA In the News December 1, 2016
The surprising things we can learn from two people laughing together. Could a vaccine to relieve stress really work? And more.

Researchers in the HIV Extinction Project at UCLA collaborate to cure AIDS
The project supports interdisciplinary teams in their work to identify and test approaches for curing people infected with HIV who have established latent reservoirs of the virus.

UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center assesses countries’ efforts to address rights of people with disabilities
The study is released as the United Nations marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Dentistry professor receives Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni faculty award
Dr. Ronald Mito, professor of clinical dentistry and executive associate dean for academic programs and personnel at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was awarded the 2016 Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award by the California Dental Association.

UCLA law clinic takes two cases to U.S. Supreme Court
The work of UCLA School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic will be on full display when the U.S. Supreme Court convenes for oral arguments early next year.

UCLA faculty voice: The curse of abundant resources
Economist Jerry Nickelsburg on how not leveraging the windfall of abundant natural resources into investments into education and infrastructure limits economic growth.

Rodney McMillian wins inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth Prize
The artist explores both personal and political issues on themes such as class, gender and race.

University of California releases principles in support of UC community members
The University of California will vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of undocumented members of the UC community and will direct its police departments not to undertake joint efforts with any government agencies to enforce federal immigration law.

UCLA In the News November 28, 2016
There’s not much evidence that expressing anger can reduce stress. How to feel better if you have overeaten on Thanksgiving. And more.

Spectacular, rare headdresses from Sierra Leone coming to Fowler Museum
The headdresses that will be on display reflect the blending of cultural influences and peoples in the port city of Freetown during the 1970s.

Chih-Ming Ho named new fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
Chih-Ming Ho, a UCLA distinguished research professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and of bioengineering, was recently elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sherie Morrison awarded inaugural I3T Excellence in Research Award
Sherie Morrison is the recipient of the 2016 Immunology,  Inflammation,  Infection and Transplantation Excellence in Research Award, established to honor individuals who have made seminal contributions to basic and translational immunology.

Craske to be honored by society for academic clinical psychology
Distinguished Professor Michelle Craske has been named the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology,  a premier organization for academic clinical psychology. 

Nov. 30: Can anything stop America's opioid addiction?
UCLA and Zócalo Public Square will host a disccussion on what can be done to stop what's been called the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, with death rates rivaling the AIDS scourge at its peak.

Nov. 30: A cappella concert and giving celebration
UCLA Staff Assembly is hosting its annual Celebration of Giving event. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Staff Assembly is hosting a noontime mini-concert  in the UCLA Store (the B-level of Ackerman Union).

Dr. Kevin 'Big Kihuna' Shannon, founder of camp for kids with heart disease
For more than two decades, Camp del Corazón has served children who otherwise couldn't go to summer camp.

Professor, Center X researchers to assist English language learners
Education profession Alison Bailey and researchers with Center X’s Northeast Region office will receive $2.37 million over five years from the National Professional Development program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Conservatives visualize Syrian refugees as small, but also threatening, UCLA study finds
Conservatives appear to imagine Syrian refugees as smaller because they believe forceful military action against terrorism will prevail.

UCLA In the News November 22, 2016
Some teenagers are clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of news they find on social media sites. Is eating after 6 p.m. really making you overweight? And more.

Dec. 3: Blonde Crazy: Joan Blondell
Two films starring Joan Blondell will screen Saturday night, Dec. 3, at the Billy Wilder Theater as part of the UCLA Film and Television Archive's retrospective, "Blonde Crazy: Joan Blondell."

Finding climate answers through a Sierra Nevada haze
UCLA scientists are studying the Sierra Nevada's climate future using a technique to create simulations to predict outcomes under different circumstances and help them understand the physical reasons for the projected changes.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gets Medal of Freedom at White House
"Physically, intellectually, spiritually, Kareem is one of a kind," President Obama said.

Open Enrollment ends Tuesday, Nov. 22
This year’s Open Enrollment for employees of the University of California ends soon — 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.

In memoriam: Donald Findley led transformation of ASUCLA facilities at UCLA
Donald Findley, who transformed a financially ailing student organization, ASUCLA, into a thriving enterprise at UCLA , with his business acumen and vision for the campus, died Sunday, Nov. 13.

UCLA faculty voice: New parklands and transit won't matter if L.A. doesn't solve water woes
As life-changing as these new projects that voters approved on Nov. 8 might be, one of the region’s most critical infrastructure needs is still being largely ignored: water.

UCLA In the News November 21, 2016
Some suburbanites’ message to sidewalk supporters: “Stay off our lawns.” Post-election confusion complicates already difficult choices surrounding health insurance plans. And more.

Putting post-election protests in historical perspective
The wave of protests that erupted after Donald J. Trump’s unexpected presidential victory was no surprise to Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, an assistant professor in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy.

Brazil has improved health care for all, but inequalities persist
A special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health, guest edited by UCLA professor James Macinko, analyzes the nation’s progress in reducing a large gap in access to care.

UC’s marijuana policy unchanged by Prop. 26 passage
While the use of recreational marijuana is now legal in the state, it’s still prohibited at the University of California.

Nov. 20: ‘Benji' at the Billy Wilder Theater
A lovable stray dog uses his wits and courage to track down two kidnapped children in this latest Family Flicks screening.

Changing fuel cell catalyst shape would dramatically increase efficiency, lower cost
UCLA and Caltech researchers created jagged platinum nanowires that would require only 1/50 as much platinum as used in current smooth-shaped wires.

UCLA-led study explores how people with schizophrenia stay productive while managing symptoms
Among the strategies that people use to cope with the disorder are avoiding stressful situations, staying away from alcohol and drugs, and trying to interact with people who are supportive and non-judgmental.

UCLA In the News November 17, 2016
The coast is essential to our identity as Californians, but access barriers persist. Universities stand for principles that include tolerance and dialogue over demagoguery. And more.

The robot is at your service
Visitors to the new UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center will be assisted by a robot concierge built by UCLA engineering students.

In memoriam: Christine Kubo Loh, UCLA writer and editor
A UCLA alumna and staff member for 28 years, Loh died on Nov. 5. She was 58.

Nov. 17-19: HOOLIGAN Theater Company presents 'Pippin'
UCLA's HOOLIGAN Theatre Company proudly presents, "Pippin" Nov. 17-19 at Schoenberg Music Hall.

Dr. Owen Witte receives award for distinguished biomedical research
The award, established in 1974, honors outstanding biomedical research related to health and disease that has contributed to the substance of medicine.

UCLA In the News November 16, 2016
Yo-yo dieting may have unexpected risks for a normal weight woman. What are the chances for changes in laws favored by the NRA and gun enthusiasts? And more.

Drug combination therapy for estrogen-receptor–positive breast cancer passes critical step for worldwide approval
UCLA study showed positive results for palbociclib when used in combination with letrozole and without the side effects of traditional chemotherapy.

Poverty may have a greater effect on suicide rates than do unemployment or foreclosures
Research co-authored by UCLA professor Mark Kaplan attempted to explain how different aspects of an economic downturn affect suicide rates and alcohol-related suicides in particular.

Couple's exhaustive search for documents led to truth behind WWll internment camps
At the time of her three-year incarceration in internment camps, she didn't ask herself why this was happening. But in the ensuing years, she and her husband began a tireless quest for answers.

Most Americans aged 45 to 64 are somewhat or very satisfied with their health care plans
In a national poll by UCLA and Prevention, 92 percent of respondents said they would keep their current health care plans unless premium prices increased significantly.

UCLA football fans get ready to fire it up at Beat ’SC Bonfire and Rally
The much-anticipated annual Beat ’SC Rally and Bonfire will be held in UCLA’s Wilson Plaza on Nov. 17 beginning at 6 p.m.

Chemical compound holds promise as cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy
The development of DZ-2384 by UCLA chemists led to an international research collaboration which found that the molecule appears to help fight several types of cancer.

Open Enrollment ends Nov. 22 for UC health benefit changes
The University of California's Open Enrollment for employee changes to medical and other benefits closes in one week.

Nov. 19: 'The Cockettes' and 'Tricia's Wedding'
The exuberant documentary about the groundbreaking psychedelic drag performance troupe is presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

UCLA In the News November 15, 2016
The loss of an autism protein stalls songbirds’ ability to learn their repertoire. LGBT-supportive policies and workplace climates are linked to greater job commitment and satisfaction. And more.

UCLA Operation Mend's wounded warriors are cheered in NYC
A contingent of more than 50 people, including 10 veterans, their family members, program staff and supporters, walked behind a huge Operation Mend banner

UCLA In the News November 14, 2016
Your year of birth can affect your risk of catching certain strains of influenza. Why California kept the death penalty. And more.

Chancellor Gene Block on the importance of going global
With the start today of a weeklong celebration of International Education Week at UCLA, Chancellor Gene Block offers his views on why global perspectives and cultural fluency are vital for students to be successful in the 21st century.

Re-envisioning Wilshire Boulevard for a more populous and sustainable future for L.A.
New reports show how to add 1.5 million people to the county while preserving the vast majority of the area’s character and staying lower density than Manhattan.

Nov. 14: Mary Ellen Hannibal on 'Citizen Scientist'
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation presents the award-winning author and environmental thought leader on Monday, Nov. 14, 5 to 7 p.m.

Building a bright future for lasers
Benjamin Williams, associate professor of electrical engineering, studies terahertz electromagnetic waves, which can 'see through' fog, wood, masonry and more.

Computers learn to recognize molecules that can enter cells
The peptide discovery by UCLA researchers and others has broad implications for biomedicine.

UCLA In the News November 10, 2016
Post-election news-watching fatigue is bad news for MSNBC, CNN and others. The world's first bionic eye will give millions the chance to see again. And more.

UCLA to celebrate modern Eastern European culture
“Far From Moscow” festival will bring together popular and classical music artists, film, cuisine and graphic art from Russia, the Ukraine and the Baltics.

UCLA honors veterans who defended our freedom with their lives
Chancellor Gene Block, student cadets and midshipmen, and community members gathered on campus today to express their appreciation to veterans and their families.

Community will gather at CrossCheck Live to discuss, understand election results
A special CrossCheck Live event, “Processing the Election,” will be held tonight from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Royce Hall to offer the community a chance to gather, discuss and understand Tuesday’s presidential election.

Childhood infections provide lifelong protection against flu viruses that come from animals
Study finds that ‘childhood imprinting’ limits people’s susceptibility to severe infection from two major strains of avian influenza.

University of California statement on presidential election results
UC President Janet Napolitano was joined by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and other UC chancellors in reaffirming the university's commitment to pursuing and protecting diversity.

UCLA In the News November 9, 2016
Evidence shows that animal therapy can help lower blood pressure. More people in their 40s are moving back home with their parents. And more.

Campus hosts post-election events to support students
Student Affairs and UCLA student organizations are hosting events and offering opportunities for anyone who wants to discuss Tuesday’s election results, reflect on what’s happened and share their thoughts.

UCLA professors reflect on how Trump defied the polls
Misunderstanding voters’ feelings, the natural unreliability of polling and insufficient skepticism from journalists contributed to predictions showing Hillary Clinton would be president.

UCLA faculty voice: Is the Islamic State finished? Five possible scenarios
James Gelvin looks beyond the expected fall of Mosul and explores some possible paths that the Islamic State could take following the loss of the stronghold.

Thursday: Get the scoop on sleep
Join a webinar with Dr. Alon Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. Participant questions welcome.

Teshome Gabriel Memorial Award is endowed
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television established the graduate student fellowship in honor of the late faculty member.

UCLA In the News November 8, 2016
How public attitudes about marijuana have expanded political debate. In some countries, tax returns are posted online in public databases. And more.

UCLA patients vote from their hospital beds with volunteers' help
A new mom and a first-time voter were among the patients at UCLA Health who, despite being hospitalized, still got to cast their vote on Election Day and not miss out on one of the most dramatic presidential elections in decades.

Cleaning water: A lifelong quest
Eric Hoek of UCLA Engineering has spent his life searching for ways to clean water. He's succeeding.

UCLA Labor Center director honored by Chinese American Museum
Kent Wong recently received the Excellence in Law and Justice Award from the Chinese American Museum in recognition of his advocacy on behalf of students and workers.

Funding a set of essential medicines for low- and middle-income countries
A UCLA public health professor has devised a first-of-its-kind model for equitable access.

Linda Sarna named dean of the UCLA School of Nursing
Linda Sarna, an internationally recognized scholar in promoting the role of nursing in tobacco control and oncology research focused on patients with lung cancer, has been appointed dean of the UCLA School of Nursing.  

Campus celebrates international education at UCLA
One of the major goals for the celebration is to encourage and help every UCLA student, regardless of discipline or major, to study abroad.

Four UCLA scientists honored for outstanding achievement in schizophrenia research
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation recently honored four UCLA scientists for their transformative work in schizophrenia with 2016 outstanding achievement prizes, among the most prestigious given in the field of psychiatric research.

UCLA In the News November 7, 2016
The risks of smart home technology and hacking are proliferating. Early data is pointing to a record Latino voter turnout. And more.

In memoriam: Kimberly Irwin, UCLA media relations representative
Kimberly “Kim” Dawn Irwin, a media relations representative at UCLA's medical enterprise and former newspaper reporter, died Oct. 7 following a brief illness. She was 55.

UCLA In the News November 4, 2016
Nine ways to make a time change easier on yourself. Fashion designers such as Suket Dhir are among those who are viewing fashion through a global lens. And more.

UCLA medical school creates prize to promote research in basic science
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accepting nominations for a new prize established to showcase discoveries in biological and biomedical sciences research.

UCLA Anderson presents Boeing's retired CEO with John Wooden leadership award
Boeing Company’s retired chairman, CEO and president W. James McNerney Jr. is as the 10th recipient of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award.

Williams Institute scholar co-authors brief in restroom litigation
Adam Romero, the Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law and Senior Counsel at the Williams Institute at UCLA,co-authored an amici curiae brief regarding North Carolina's bill, which prohibits transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity.

UCLA faculty voice: Can Google searches predict elections?
Stuart Gabriel notes that the unusual 2016 election cycle reveals the shortcomings of using such an indicator.

Andrew Revkin of the New York Times on climate change, adaptation and aliens
UCLA’s LENS magazine hosted the founder of the Dot Earth blog to discuss a shared goal: telling environmental stories in new ways.

New exhibition at UCLA celebrates history of Boyle Heights
Part of the naming and dedication celebration of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, the exhibition examines Jewish history in one of L.A.’s most multiethnic neighborhoods.

UCLA TFT announces Mainstage theater season for 2016-17
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater has announced its upcoming Mainstage theater season for the academic year 2016-17, which includes "Carrie the Musical," an adaptation of the popular Stephen King novel "Carrie."

UCLA electrical engineering professor named an inaugural Moore Inventor Fellow
Mona Jarrahi, who specializes in imaging technology, is one of five early-career researchers recognized for advancing scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.

UCLA hospital volunteers ensure that no patient dies alone
"It's at once heartbreaking and soul-filling," says one volunteer.

Yongjie Hu receives Air Force Young Investigator Award
The assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering will apply the $360,000 award to research on nanoscale architectures and ultrafast energy diagnostics.

Dr. Eric Cheng appointed chief medical informatics officer, UCLA Health Sciences
Cheng will provide strategic and tactical leadership to technology efforts to support UCLA Health Sciences.

UCLA In the News November 1, 2016
Can a Halloween costume be hate speech? Companies blame wariness over the election for their disappointing business results. And more.

UCLA-led team opens new avenues to research on topological insulators
The class of material, which is a conductor and insulator of electric current, could be used for ultra-low power computing.

UCLA faculty voice: Campaign ads sample candidate’s own words to great effect
Lynn Vavreck notes that ads using someone’s own words against them register as more memorable and truthful to voters, a strategy Clinton has used several times.

UCLA In the News October 31, 2016
Climate scientist doesn’t have high hopes for a wet winter in California. Facebook advertisers can exclude racial groups in housing ads. And more.

Nov. 3-Dec. 3: The New Play Festival
Four new plays written by UCLA M.F.A. playwrights and performed by undergraduate actors from the UCLA Department of Theater

Nov. 1: Research-turned-art exhibition opens at Powell Library
A presentation at 4 p.m. and a reception 5-7 p.m. with Ethiopian food kick off 'Clay Sculpture by Six Ethiopian Israeli Artists.'

UCLA computer scientists develop data integrity method to prevent tampering
The technique, called a "non-malleable commitment," is the electronic equivalent of a lockbox and requires only two rounds of one-way communication from the sender to the recipient.

UCLA-led study highlights shortcomings of Mexican criminal justice reforms
The research found that although cases were handled swiftly, there were failings in protecting the rights of defendants, providing police oversight and investigating crimes.

Caring for our UCLA community
A message to the Bruin community

Trump supporters concentrated in areas less impacted by migrants and trade imbalance
UCLA research report shows the candidate’s voters live in communities less affected by immigration from Mexico and trade with China.

Oct. 31: 'The Monkey King 2'
A mythological anti-hero protects a monk on a mission to retrieve ancient Buddhist sutras in this film from China.

Employees, retirees report high satisfaction with their UC-sponsored health plans
Check out the results of a UC-wide survey as you consider making changes to your health plans during Open Enrollment.

UCLA In the News October 28, 2016
Frequent fatal casino bus crashes are drawing safety scrutiny. The earliest known recording of The Doors will be released as a new live album. And more.

Radhika Seshan new UCLA Extension associate dean of business development
Seshan previously served as the executive director of continuing education programs at Bellevue College in Washington.

Mohamed Abdou receives Fusion Power Associates Distinguished Career Award
The Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is recognized for his leadership and scientific contributions for future fusion power plants.

UCLA, Cal State LA work together to prepare young scientists for teaching
A training program funded by the National Institutes of Health now unites the two schools in an endeavor that capitalizes on respective strengths.

UCLA In the News October 27, 2016
In the battle over ballot selfies, free speech beats the fear of voter fraud. Memories meld with current conflicts at HIV/AIDS conference. And more.

Oct. 31: Halloween Superhero Hustle
Dress up in your Halloween costume, take a walk around campus and score a free T-shirt.

Through Nov. 10: Exhibition of new work by MFA students
See sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting, drawing, interdisciplinary studio art and work in new genres at the New Wight Gallery.

UCLA humanities students rebuild history of African-American silent films
They created a website and searchable database that highlights African-American actors, crewmembers, writers and other artists who were making films in the early 1900s.

Nov. 7: Professor Pedro Noguera on racial disparities, educational inequities
UCLA faculty and staff should RSVP by Nov. 2 to attend the presentation by the Distinguished Professor of Education.

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years
UCLA researchers note that the next decade shows great promise for things like improving food safety, fighting infections, storing energy and supplying clean energy.

Prep for California's propositions
California's online voter information guide details all 17 propositions on the Nov. 8 ballot.

UCLA In the News October 26, 2016
In Donald Trump’s nostalgia-fueled campaign, older voters see their last chance to bring back the 1950s. A breakthrough drug is approved as an alternative to chemotherapy for people with lung cancer. And more.

In memoriam: Richard Maxwell, dean emeritus of the UCLA School of Law
Richard Maxwell, UCLA School of Law dean emeritus and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, died Oct. 7 in Austin, Texas, on his 97th birthday.

Highlights of upcoming Open Enrollment for faculty, staff
Open Enrollment is coming soon — Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to Tuesday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. — with some significant changes and new options for you and your eligible family members.

Community health centers see large increase in newly insured following Affordable Care Act
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study shows that millions more are using these clinics yet the number of uninsured they serve has declined only slightly.

UCLA ranked No. 10 in the world by U.S. News and World Report
UCLA is No. 2 among American public universities and No. 10 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings, published today.

Two new UCLA Law scholarships will cover full tuition for recipients
Both programs are available for students applying for admission for fall 2017 and will cover tuition costs for the duration of the awardees’ legal education at UCLA.

UCLA dietitians weigh in on whether a soda tax would help curb obesity
Education hasn’t done enough, the experts say, so penalizing behavior via taxes might work better to get people to stop drinking the empty calories.

In memoriam: Skye Donald, UCLA School of Law faculty
Widely admired for her excellent teaching and extraordinary student mentorship, Donald died on Oct. 16 at the age of 43.

UCLA In the News October 25, 2016
Those critical of “Game of Thrones” for its violence may be out of touch with content on TV today. Frank Gehry’s towering Sunset Strip project faces a fight from two cities. And more.

New metamaterial paves way for terahertz technologies
UCLA electrical engineers led a research team that has developed a new artificial composite material for the control of higher-frequency electromagnetic waves.

UCLA In the News October 21, 2016
The average person is pretty good at fake laughing. Scientists confirm the genetics of schizophrenia. And more.

Legendary theater director’s legacy to live on at UCLA
Gordon Davidson, the late artistic director of the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, began his career in Los Angeles at UCLA and the university library is home to his papers.

Issues of food and gender to take the spotlight at UCLA
New faculty will be among those speaking as part of UCLA Food Week, which will feature talks about the economic, nutritional, environmental and social impacts of food.

Organic chemistry sizzles for BACON students around the world
Professor Neil Garg's online tutorials show how organic chemistry is connected to sports, health and even popular TV shows.

Public invited to Geffen Academy information sessions
The UCLA-affiliated school aims to serve a geographically and economically diverse population and is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Ancient proteins shown to control plant growth
The discoveries led by UCLA researchers may lead to major insights about light perception and how circadian clocks could affect human health.

UCLA In the News October 20, 2016
What are the odds of a three-way tie on “The Price is Right"? When arguments about the presidential race get too personal, de-escalate. And more.

Brenda Stevenson is inaugural Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History
Stevenson is a renowned scholar in the history of slavery, particularly enslaved women, in the United States and throughout the Atlantic World.

Recommendations of UCLA campus safety task force
Chancellor Gene Block created the task force in response to the tragic shooting of Professor William Klug on June 1.

UCLA In the News October 19, 2016
Were water use limits in California eased too soon? How to stay off the back pain treatment carousel. And more.

Neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni on how mirror neurons teach us to be human
Dr. Iacoboni studies the brain cells that make us love sports, say yes to persuasive salespeople and empathize with others.

UCLA faculty voice: Measure A is the key to improving Los Angeles parks
The county ballot measure would improve the quality and accessibility of parks in a way that wouldn’t cost taxpayers much, Jon Christensen co-writes.

Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia
A UCLA study used 3D chromosome-mapping technology to advance understanding of disorder’s cause. The work provides important new information about how schizophrenia originates and could lead to better treatments.

UCLA In the News October 18, 2016
Hospitals believe bad things happen during a full moon. What our sons are learning from Donald Trump. And more.

Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden honors artists and raises more than $2 million
The money raised from the event, which also celebrated artist Laurie Anderson and filmmaker Todd Haynes, supports the museum’s free exhibitions and public programs.

UCLA launches discussion series with roundtable on police shootings of African Americans
“Police Killings of African Americans: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 in Covel Commons.

The economics of the sex trade
Although prostitution has been studied by various social scientists, the “world’s oldest profession” has received less attention from economists. But that’s changing.

Are hot flashes genetic?
In a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA-led researchers have discovered a gene variant that could be a factor in determining which women experience the symptom.

A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever
UCLA scientists and colleagues identify the structure of a molecule that kills mosquitoes carrying malaria. The findings are a step toward genetically engineering a toxin that would be lethal to species that carry other diseases.

UCLA In the News October 17, 2016
Danger, beauty and otherworldliness attract UCLA researchers and others to the Greenland ice sheet. When the economy is doing well, more people are dying. And more.

Two UCLA professors named to National Academy of Medicine
The appointments of Dr. Kelsey Martin and Dr. Anne L. Coleman honor achievements and service in medicine and health care.

Statement on mercury spill
UCLA’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety responded Friday morning to a mercury spill on the loading dock area of Young Hall.

UCLA celebrates its community impact during downtown reception
The UCLA in Downtown Los Angeles event was the culmination of three weeks of local advocacy efforts by students, faculty, staff and alumni who canvassed county.

History professors and experts analyze the election with eye toward the past
As part of the UCLA history department’s “Why History Matters” series, the panelists discussed demagogues, the media and gender dynamics in the contest between Clinton and Trump.

Physician-scientists receive Harry Winston Fellowships for pediatric research
Dr. Claire Baldauf, Dr. Marjorie-Anne Guerra and Dr. Manal Habib are fellows at the Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

Coronary artery disease tests steer patients toward healthier habits
But a new UCLA-led study shows that people adopt these healthier habits at different rates depending on what type of test they undergo.

Arrest made in UCLA carjacking case
The crime occurred Oct. 3, 2016 on campus near the Center for Health Sciences.

UCLA In the News October 14, 2016
Travel companies are shifting away from wild animal attractions. How television can weather the storm of streaming services. And more.

Louise Nelson named UCLA vice chancellor of legal affairs
Nelson, who will begin on Nov. 14, has served as senior vice president and assistant general counsel for Hilton Worldwide since 2009.

$30 million gift to UCLA Health Sciences will accelerate research, education and patient care
Tamar and Vatche Manoukian’s philanthropy to support the Division of Digestive Diseases and key priorities in the David Geffen School of Medicine.

UCLA In the News October 13, 2016
Measure A is the best parks initiative in the country. Too many selfies could be too much of a good thing. And more.

Old-school photography technique on display in UCLA’s newest building
Luther Gerlach created a one-of-a-kind ambrotype of Royce Hall for the new UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center.

New conference center showcases UCLA and its celebrated artists
A collection of work by alumni and faculty members is on display throughout the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center.

Sign up for Bike (Re)cycling Day
The popular bike giveaway for UCLA staff, faculty and students is set for Sunday, Nov. 6.

Bruin discount tix for 'Gloria Steinem and Jill Soloway in Conversation'
UCLA faculty, staff and students can purchase tickets now for the Dec. 4 event at Royce Hall.

Video: UCLA scholars on the presidential race
Lynn Vavreck, Matt Barreto and Bill Schneider discuss the campaigns and the American electorate. More events are upcoming.

Fowler Museum presents posters of U.S. and Cuban movies and cultural events
“Black with a Drop of Red: Contemporary Cuban Poster Work” includes 29 posters and prints from a range of Cuban designers. The exhibition opens Oct. 16.

UC partners with Boys and Girls Clubs to open college doors for California teens
The new partnership will bring the Early Academic Outreach Program to thousands of students and offer one-on-one academic support and college advising services.

Westwood Village: The way we were
One-time Westwood Village establishments have vanished while new ones have taken their place.

UCLA launches new incubator focused on environmental narratives
The Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, or LENS, aims to spur new thinking about the role of multimedia storytelling to drive sustainability.

UCLA In the News October 11, 2016
Bruce Springsteen sheds light on depression. Physicists use laser light to study atoms critical to medicine. And more.

Q&A with UCLA alumnus and Pokémon GO game designer Raza Ahmad
The M.F.A. holder will be part of FuturizeX, sharing his thoughts on the future of augmented reality and his experiences as a game designer.

UCLA faculty voice: We can make medicine affordable
Distinguished professor of public health Jonathan Fielding says commonsense fixes to Medicare and FDA drug approval can lower the cost of lifesaving drugs.

Dr. Edward De Robertis on exploring our ancient genetic toolbox
The Norman Sprague Professor of Biological Chemistry at the School of Medicine gives the UCLA Faculty Research Lecture on Oct. 13.

Oct. 13: 'Historians and Others (Try to) Make Sense of the 2016 Election'
Stephen Aron, chair of the department of history, leads a discussion with faculty, campaign strategists and media.

UCLA physicists demonstrate method to study atoms critical to medicine
Multicolored laser light could be used to cool atoms of hydrogen or carbon to nearly absolute zero, allowing scientists to study chemical reactions at the quantum scale.

UCLA In the News October 10, 2016
The NRA isn’t putting up much of a fight against a California ballot measure. There was a “high level of name-calling” in the presidential debate. And more.

Dr. Edward De Robertis on explorations into our ancient genetic toolbox
The Norman Sprague Professor of Biological Chemistry at the School of Medicine gives the UCLA Faculty Research Lecture on Oct. 13.

DNA mapping tool helps scientists better understand how genes are regulated
UCLA-led study will offer scientists insights into how cells and organs work when people are ill and healthy.

Peter Sellars presents 'Lagrime di San Pietro' at Walt Disney Concert Hall
The World Arts and Cultures professor is renowned worldwide for his innovative treatments of classical material.

UCLA In the News October 7, 2016
China seeks a tighter grip in the wake of a religious revival. The global landscape for paid parental leave looks bright. And more.

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center opens
The center provides new meeting space for members of the campus community to host academic summits and events.

High school dropout’s life lessons inspire students
Mother of four Debra Duardo earned three UCLA degrees and now heads the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Elected officials learn of UCLA's many services to L.A. residents
In September and October, UCLA advocates are fanning out across L.A. County to speak to 20 elected officials, or their designated staff, about the strong bond UCLA has with communities in their districts.

UCLA In the News October 6, 2016
California’s U.S. Senate race is a historic one. Weaker water conservation numbers prompt fears that California is going back to its old bad habits. And more.

October 13: FuturizeX forum with game designer Raza Ahmad
A UCLA alumnus, Ahmad will discuss his work on Pokémon GO and his thoughts on the future of augmented reality.

UCPD releases sketch of suspect
The man is suspected in a reported carjacking and kidnapping near UCLA’s Center for Health Sciences on October 3, 2016.

Working out at work’s other benefit
UCLA study shows that people participating in workplace fitness programs also see improved mental health.

UCLA In the News October 5, 2016
Why one South African desert blooms into an annual flower show. A high resting heart rate is linked to risk of heart failure in African-Americans. And more.

Scholarships available for UCLA Anderson leadership programs
UCLA managers are invited to apply by Nov. 2 for scholarships to three programs at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Luskin faculty research informs new White House publication
Findings from a study by urban planning faculty Michael Lens and Paavo Monkkonen is included in the Housing Development Toolkit.

Ronald and Valerie Sugar give $5 million gift to UCLA Engineering
The donation will support planned expansion and open new areas for research and entrepreneurship.

Former UCLA professor, activist scholar kicks off new forums on diversity
Valerie Smith emphasized that universities must invite students to inhabit the ideas of people with whom they differ.

J. Fraser Stoddart wins 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry
The former UCLA professor, who directed the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, was honored with two others for designing and developing molecular machines.

October 5: Music from the North Indian, Iranian and Arabic traditions
Farzad Amoozegar-Fassaie and other musicians in a free performance at the Fowler Museum at 6 p.m., Oct. 5.

UCLA In the News October 4, 2016
There is a universe of discoveries from Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. Wealthy nations have an obligation to take in refugees. And more.

Healthy lifestyle, healthy memory
Dr. Gary Small's advice for maintaining a healthy memory isn’t so different from what an internist might suggest to maintain a healthy body: Eat right, exercise and get enough sleep.

An ADHD diagnosis puts girls at much higher risk for other mental health problems
UCLA study shows that 42 percent of girls with ADHD were diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, compared with just 5 percent of girls without it.

UCLA In the News October 3, 2016
Cybersecurity law isn’t keeping up with technology. Executive pay clawbacks have shortcomings. And more.

UCLA lung transplant program performs landmark 1,000th surgery
The UCLA program has become the first program on the West Coast, and one of only seven centers nationwide, to achieve this milestone.

Publisher acquires John Wooden book by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced the acquisition of "Coach Wooden and Me," a book by basketball icon and bestselling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his 50 years of friendship with the legendary UCLA coach John ...

UCLA faculty voice: The dangerously shaky science behind some forensic evidence
Law school dean Jennifer Mnookin shares findings of a new report that found many forensic techniques do not pass scientific muster.

See the moon through a UCLA telescope Oct. 8
Scientists from the Institute for Planets and Exoplanets will offer free views of the moon from the roof of the Mathematical Sciences Building.

UCLA In the News September 30, 2016
Finding better treatments for baby boomers with depression. The future of internet governance must involve many stakeholders. And more.

UCLA students get a big kick out of being ‘Big Bang’ scholars
Five excited UCLA freshmen recently met the cast, producers, writers and crew of “The Big Bang Theory,” the people who are helping to fund their scholarships.

Popular Mechanics' 2016 Breakthrough Awards go to three UCLA faculty
Popular Mechanics' Breakthrough Awards are given to recognize "the research, innovators, scientists and students who've made the world a little better this year."

UCLA In the News September 29, 2016
Genetics may be more important than lifestyle in predicting life expectancy. Removal of both ovaries speeds aging in premenopausal women. And more.

In memoriam: Donna Ver Steeg, UCLA advocate for expanding role of nurses
Donna F. Ver Steeg, a distinguished emerita professor from the UCLA School of Nursing, died of natural causes on Aug. 28 in Sacramento.

UCLA Arts to feature 250 public events this fall
The diverse array of performances, exhibitions and lectures by esteemed professionals, UCLA students and faculty will showcase the depth of UCLA Arts activities and creative programming.

UCLA awarded grant to study depression in older adults
Gaining a better understanding the risks and benefits of antidepressant strategies in older adults could improve the quality of life of seniors.

Plateia lunch buffet discount for Bruins
Treat yourself to a Mediterranean-inspired feast at the new Luskin Conference Center restaurant.

UCLA In the News September 28, 2016
The financial aspect of SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s mission to Mars is a major hurdle. There are fewer people in California to recruit into the labor market. And more.

Stay cyber-secure with help from UCLA and UC
In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, UCLA and UC are offering a variety of resources to help students, faculty and staff better understand cyber risk and stay safer and more secure online.

Benefit concert to honor UCLA jazz legend Kenny Burrell for his 85th birthday
All proceeds from “The Kenny Burrell 85: Artist, Legend, Legacy" concert will help establish an endowed chair in jazz studies in Burrell’s name at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Know your California candidates
Learn about California's candidates as well as 17 Propositions up for a vote in November.

Oct. 2: KCRW's 'Good Food' Pie Contest
Pie-sampling, music, cookbook swap, activities for kids and more start at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, in UCLA's Royce Quad.

Light the night, support leukemia and lymphoma research
Team up with UCLA Health patients, families and staff members for the fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Two medical school researchers noted for early career potential
Professors Elissa Hallem and Kathrin Plath have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars.

Slow traffic on Sepulveda Boulevard Sept. 28-29
Lane reductions will occur while SoCalGas works around-the-clock on pipelines.

UCLA Anderson Forecast looks at economic growth amid presidential election
UCLA Anderson Forecast’s quarterly outlook for the national economy foresees real gross domestic product growth in the 2 percent to 2.5 percent range throughout 2017 and 2018, where it has been for the past seven years.

Research resolves a debate over ‘killer electrons’ in space
New findings by a UCLA-led team of researchers answer a question about our space environment and will help scientists protect telecommunication and navigation satellites.

UCLA In the News September 23, 2016
College students take to Wikipedia to rewrite the wrongs of internet science. A “glaring” gap in the war against poverty and disease. And more.

‘Spirit of UCLA’ at Powell Library
The history of Joe Bruin, flashcards, the pep squad and more in an exhibit at UCLA's Powell Library.

Mellon Foundation funds UCLA diversity efforts in art conservation studies
The $450,000 grant will support a four-year pilot program designed to provide greater access to and information about the field of conservation.

Sept. 27-Oct. 13: Health care, the economy, race and history in the presidential election
In four upcoming campus events, UCLA experts and others share their expertise on important issues in the presidential election this November.

UCLA In the News September 22, 2016
The battle over building in Los Angeles. Weight discrimination in middle school takes an emotional toll. And more.

Staff representatives sought for campus committees
UCLA Staff Assembly seeks self-nominations by Sept. 30 for the Student Conduct Committee and the UCLA Committee on Disability.

UCLA researchers map the costs of incarceration in Los Angeles
Using LAPD and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department data, a new website tracks the communities where governments spend the most money to incarcerate residents.

New book from UCLA’s Ursula Heise examines the conservationist thrall and narratives of extinction
In “Imagining Extinction,” English professor Ursula Heise asks why people care about endangered species, why some animals become symbols and what that reveals about us.

UCLA faculty voice: At poor schools, English learners lack the resources to succeed
Education professor Carola Suárez-Orozco pushes for revamping how teachers and administrators are trained to teach English language learners in K-12 schools.

Anthropologist brings European refugee crisis to the classroom
Laurie Hart taught seminars over the summer at the University of the Aegean in Lesvos, Greece, where thousands of refugees who fled from Syria and other countries are encamped.

Q&A with Jennifer Mnookin: Raising the bar for scientific evidence in court
There have been many wrongful criminal convictions where the use of faulty forensic science evidence was a major culprit in producing injustice.

UCLA Postdoc Appreciation Week
UCLA's Graduate Division and the Sociable Postdoc Society have collaborated to present UCLA's first official Postdoc Appreciation Week, which will feature social and professional events for postdoc scholars during the week of Sept. 19-24.

New UCLA living learning community attracts creative, inventive Bruins
Close to 80 entrepreneurial undergraduates have moved into the new design and innovation living learning community in Sproul Hall. Together, they are working to bring their imaginative ideas and concepts to life.

UCLA In the News September 21, 2016
“Brangelina” is one of the last old Hollywood couples. Hackers target athletes receiving drug exemptions. And more.

UCLA ranks high in Times Higher Education’s top universities in the world
UCLA improved its standing in the 2016–2017 rankings placing No. 14 worldwide and No. 10 in the United States.

Healing the heart with music and art
The Heal My HeART program provides patients with a creative outlet that allows them to express their feelings and help them regain physical and emotional health with a new sense of optimism.

Nurses do research too, and here’s why it matters
Think “scientific research” and one may imagine doctors, Ph.D.s or technicians toiling away in the lab. But many people don’t realize that nurses do research as well.

Biological ‘dark matter’ molecule plays surprise role in heart failure
The discovery by UCLA researchers may help scientists develop effective therapies to prevent or reverse this common and often fatal disease.

UCLA In the News September 20, 2016
Thousands of new Bruins take on projects across Los Angeles on Volunteer Day. Some courtroom forensic technology isn’t backed by science. And more.

SACNAS at UCLA to receive two national awards
The UCLA chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science will be recognized with two awards from the largest multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization in the nation.

Service 101: Thousands of Bruins volunteer across Los Angeles
UCLA’s eighth annual Volunteer Day gives new students their first taste of Bruin life and provides service and support to 50 locations throughout L.A. County.

UCLA In the News September 19, 2016
Stop telling young people to skip the creative writing. California drought may be here to stay. And more.

Protect your paycheck
The University of California is changing its voluntary disability insurance options to give all eligible employees — those currently covered and those not enrolled — new options for protecting their finances.

Gary Blasi to receive Earl Johnson Equal Justice Award
Professor emeritus of law, Blasi is being honored for his contributions to ensuring equal justice for low-income Californians.

UCLA Foundation Board welcomes 5 new members
Board chair Shirley Wang will announce the UCLA Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match, which aims to add $150 million to endowed undergraduate scholarship support.

Four Olympians go for blue and gold as new Bruins
Two Olympians have already started their athletic careers as Bruins. Collectively, the "Freshman Four" are looking forward to immersing themselves in the student experience in Westwood.

Teams of Bruins create apps to solve problems using latest technologies
Teams of UCLA students, staff and faculty who have created clever, first-of-their-kind software and applications that use the latest technologies to help solve problems unveiled the result of thousands of hours of hard work Thursday at a campus conference.

New UCLA students begin college with a lesson in service
UCLA Volunteer Day will send thousands of new Bruins joined by employees and alumni to 50 sites across Los Angeles to work on projects at schools, parks, senior centers, and veterans’ sites.

UCLA In the News September 16, 2016
Treating children’s epilepsy and autism with marijuana. A lack of knowledge, not a lack of transparency, haunts the Clinton Foundation. And more.

UCLA staffer to bring lessons in ocean activism to Volunteer Day
Sylvia Cesaro, who manages events and visitor services for the Fowler Museum, will connect young Bruins at a beach cleanup with people whose passion for ocean conservation runs deep.

UCLA researchers use stem cells to grow 3-D lung-in-a-dish
The laboratory-grown tissue can be used to study diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which has traditionally been difficult to study using conventional methods.

Increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria hinders treatment of kidney infections
UCLA-led researchers recommend development of new medications and new guidelines for treatment with different types and combinations of antibiotics.

Astronomers capture best view ever of disintegrating comet
The team, led by a UCLA researcher, used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to gather data on Comet 332P as it broke apart 67 million miles from Earth.

Gary Segura named new dean of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Segura, who is a professor of political science at Stanford and a leading scholar the politics of America’s growing Latino minority, will succeed Lois Takahashi.

UCLA In the News September 15, 2016
Climate change is bad news for drought relief in California. Farm workers in California entitled to overtime thanks to new state law. And more.

UCLA staff train residents for jobs testing for lead contamination in their neighborhoods
The UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program is training residents to qualify for jobs testing and handling hazardous waste materials in a multimillion-dollar cleanup of lead dust contamination.

UCLA In the News September 14, 2016
What are marijuana’s long-term effects on IQ? How to set up English learners for success in school. And more.

UCLA volunteers at 50 sites to provide almost $1 million worth of service
Monday, Sept. 19, more than 7,000 Bruins will participate in UCLA’s 8th annual Volunteer Day.

Dr. Greg Hendey, new chair of emergency medicine, on fresh ideas for hospital’s ‘front door’
Hendey, who completed his internship in medicine and residency in emergency medicine at UCLA 23 years ago, served as chief of emergency medicine at UCLA San Francisco School of Medicine's Fresno campus.

New UCLA Anderson classmates learn trust in the treetops
New Anderson School classmates soared to new heights at an orientation session devoted to personal development and team-building activities at the challenge course at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

Grime fighters bring smiles to pediatric patients at UCLA
Window washers dressed as Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and the Hulk descended from the roof of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to greet patients.

Summit on race and justice to explore issues vital to California
With support from UCLA, The Atlantic magazine will present the 2016 Race + Justice summit, bringing together civic leaders, artists, activists, academics and policy makers to share ideas and insights.

Alex Spokoyny named to ‘Talented Twelve’ by American Chemical Society
The assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry was recognized as 'a path-paving young researcher using chemistry to solve global problems.'

Leonard Kleinrock receives Test of Time Award for pioneering research
The Distinguished Professor of Computer Science is recognized for his pioneering contribution to the early days of wireless packet networks.

UCLA chemists report new insights about properties of matter at the nanoscale
A fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage.

UCLA In the News September 13, 2016
U.S. News and World Report ranks UCLA No. 2 on its list of Top Public Schools among national universities. UCLA KTLA News Project restores news footage from the 1950s to the 1980s. And more.

Common breast cancer test may not be worth the cost, UCLA study suggests
Though the test reduces the number of women undergoing radiation, researchers say doctors and policy makers should further discuss the value of using Oncotype DX DCIS.

Faculty briefed on U.S. intelligence community funding for research
The research interests of UCLA faculty and students are highly relevant to the work by his organization, said Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, in a recent visit to campus.

UCLA gets ready for new academic year with festivals, food and fun
This year’s True Bruin Welcome, which runs Sept. 15 to 29, features dozens of events, including festivals, concerts, film screenings, networking events and tours.

The Bruin gets some back-to-school grooming
A week before thousands of students stream onto campus for the start of the academic year, The Bruin got a little TLC. The five-step "spa treatment" includes a thorough cleaning, followed by a mineral wash and a heat-intensive treatment to open up the pores.

Faculty learn about U.S. intelligence community's interest in funding their research
The research interests of UCLA faculty and students are highly relevant to the work by his organization, said Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, in a recent visit to campus.

UCLA In the News September 12, 2016
Choosing more time over more money often leads to greater happiness. What causes dying people to see the light. And more.

Sept. 17: Hulu lessons, Hawaiian dance performance at the Hammer
Learn to hulu and see Hawaiian dance group H?lau Hula O Na Mele ‘?ina O Hawai’i, led by native-Hawaiian choreographer Luana Haraguchi. Free.

UCLA ranked No. 2 public university in the country by U.S. News and World Report
UCLA is No. 2 among America’s national public universities and No. 24 overall in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings.

Do you know what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has accomplished since retiring?
The all-time Bruin basketball great has been a prolific writer and advocate for equality. He’ll be on campus Sept. 13 signing copies of his latest book, which examines problems like racism in America.

UCLA In the News September 9, 2016
California is expanding a landmark climate change law. The drug of choice in the age of kale is ayahuasca. And more.

Vintage Los Angeles news treasures go digital
A 1964 interview with Martin Luther King Jr. is one of many historical moments from KTLA-TV in a new online portal created by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Vintage news treasures go digital
A 1964 Los Angeles interview with Martin Luther King Jr. discussing his support of civil rights is one of many historical moments from KTLA-TV that can be found in a new online portal created by UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Media artist Lauren McCarthy joins faculty of UCLA School of Arts and Architecture
McCarthy, who received her master’s degree in fine arts from UCLA, creates work that examines social rules and the way we create identity in today's technological world.

A guide to turn the L.A. River green
A new toolkit created by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation is designed to help communities navigate paths to improving the areas immediately around the river.

Johnese Spisso, CEO of UCLA Hospital System, on raising the bar
Spisso talks with U Magazine editor David Greenwald about the opportunities ahead for UCLA Health and her vision for the future.

UCLA In the News September 8, 2016
Affordable housing such as granny flats can help alleviate the housing crisis. It makes sense to focus development around transit stops. And more.

Less developed human stem cells are found to metabolize more sugar
The least developed human embryonic stem cells, or “naïve” pluripotent stem cells, consume more sugar than “primed” pluripotent stem cells, which are embryonic stem cells from later in development, researchers have discovered.

Using science to fight for environmental justice
UCLA graduate student Osceola Ward leads Outward Bound trips for teens in underserved communities to give them the tools to make their voices heard on environmental issues.

Sept. 10: 'A Night at the L.A. River'
Join the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the Friends of the Los Angeles River to hear from experts about creating a river greenway. Followed by live music.

Kyle Abraham, dancer-choreographer and MacArthur Fellow, to join UCLA faculty
Abraham, who creates choreography that draws upon social politics and personal history, joins the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance this fall.

UCLA In the News September 7, 2016
Loneliness may be depressing, but it may have helped humans survive. How parents may be making their children’s concussions worse. And more.

UCLA–Caltech study identifies brain cells that help people learn by watching others
The findings could provide scientists with a better understanding of how the brain goes awry in conditions like learning disorders and social anxiety disorder.

UCLA chemistry professor makes strides in improving laboratory safety nationally
Craig Merlic, an associate professor of chemistry at UCLA, has been committed to laboratory safety for three decades. He serves as the executive director of the UC Center for Laboratory Safety.

Most parents likely to follow outdated advice when caring for a child with a concussion, UCLA survey shows
Parents doing things like isolating a child from all activity or waking a child from sleep to check in could actually be making their child’s symptoms worse.

Sept. 10: Conversation with artists from ‘The Box Project: Uncommon Threads’
The Fowler Museum presents three of the international artists commissioned to create one-of-a-kind works in fiber within the confines of an archival box.

UCLA In the News September 6, 2016
Alzheimer’s caregivers need care, too. Taking a closer look at test scores at magnet and charter schools. And more.

Q&A with Abel Valenzuela, new director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
The acclaimed scholar of immigrant and low-wage workforce issues says he looks forward to studying the gig economy, young workers and immigrant workers.

UCLA In the News September 2, 2016
The four biggest milestones in the history of life on Earth. Marijuana is disruptive to those whose brains are still developing. And more.

Gaurav Sant to receive innovation award from American Concrete Institute
Sant, an associate professor and Henry Samueli Fellow in civil and environmental engineering, has developed a new building material that, unlike concrete, doesn't emit greenhouse gases during its production

Anesthesiologist receives grant for research at UCLA Simulation Center
The Department of Defense grant will support Dr. Randolph Steadman and his research team in developing technology to help health care trainees refine clinical decision-making and teamwork skills.

U.S. Census leader is new director of California Health Interview Survey
Todd Hughes will lead the nation’s largest state health survey at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

UCLA In the News September 1, 2016
Court redefines parenthood to protect same-sex couples. Greenland fossils may be oldest signs of life on Earth. And more.

UCLA Engineering researchers receive $2 million NSF grant to ‘bend rules of classical physics’
The interdisciplinary team aims for significant increases in efficiency for wireless communication and sensor technologies.

UCLA civil engineer to lead Italy earthquake research team
Reconnaissance team leaves Saturday to investigate geotechnical and geological aspects of the destructive quake sequence in August.

UCLA faculty voice: Relationship advice from the government doesn’t help low-income couples
Partners not earning much money are likely to struggle because they face challenges outside of their marriage, not communication within their marriage.

UCLA to celebrate the life of professor Maha Ashour-Abdalla
The celebration will be held at UCLA’s Faculty Center on Friday, Sept. 9, starting at 4 p.m., and is open to the UCLA community.

UCLA study links autism to changes in micro-RNAs
The discovery opens up a new avenue of research into autism’s causes and potential therapies.

UCLA In the News August 31, 2016
Study quantifies how much time local mountain lions have before extinction. Cities fight flooding by turning rooftops into prairies. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: The death of the glamorous Old West
History professor Stephen Aron examines how more accurate and nuanced depictions of the time period are pushing out the idealized depictions of Wild West films and literature.

Restoring Thai musical instruments strengthens ties between UCLA and community
UCLA representatives traveled to Bangkok to offer a cultural treasure in gratitude for support.

Filmmaker Gina Kim's 'Final Recipe' hits big screen in China
Kim’s film, a pioneering co-production between South Korea and China, is about to be served up to global audiences.

UCLA In the News August 30, 2016
How much is Donald Trump hurting the GOP? Can you be addicted to making campaign contributions? And more.

Fowler Museum presents first solo U.S. museum exhibition of Cuban artist Belkis Ayón
“Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón” features 43 prints that explore the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban secret society Abakuá. The exhibition opens Oct. 2.

Public money accounts for more than 70 percent of health care spending in California
UCLA researchers say that given the dominance of public spending in health care, a single-payer system might be more feasible than previously thought.

If you build it, will they have to leave?
UCLA urban planners create an interactive mapping tool to analyze whether developments near Los Angeles light-rail and subway projects displace people.

Aug. 31: Community forum on campus safety
Input is sought to help the task force, which was established by Chancellor Block following the tragic shooting on June 1, make recommendations to campus leadership.

UCLA In the News August 29, 2016
Making waiting time for public transit as comfortable as possible. Why some black churches won’t embrace the Black Lives Matter movement. And more.

Sept. 7: Art talk on 19th century photographer Charles-Victor Hugo
The latest in the Hammer's 15-minute Lunchtime Art Talks by museum curators.

UCLA ranks highly in annual Washington Monthly rankings
The campus is noted for excellence in research, service and social mobility. In a related ranking, UCLA placed No. 20 in “Best Bang for the Buck Western Colleges.”

UCLA faculty voice: Opioid addiction is too common for continued inaction
Law professor Jill Horwitz discusses the high rate of opioid addiction, and analyzes the ineffective state laws that have tried to curb the pervasive disease.

Aug. 28: Fowler Family Jam inspired by Aztec culture
Bring your family to the Fowler Museum Aug. 28, 2-4 p.m. for hands-on music and art. Free.

UCLA researchers develop method to speed up detection of infectious diseases, cancer
The technique involved amplifying a protein signal without using enzymes, which takes the process from two to four hours down to 10 minutes.

UCLA In the News August 26, 2016
Teachers say they lack adequate training to teach underserved students effectively. Shutting down speech that offends students violates basic academic principles. And more.

UCLA-led study sheds new light on the complex genetics of autism
Scientists find new autism-linked gene, and discover that autistic siblings don’t always have the same disease-related mutations.

Mark Morocco's dramatic turn from actor to doctor
A close call with death in 1986 led Morocco to a new career saving lives.

Neil Garg wins award for outstanding original contribution in organic synthesis
Professor and vice chair for education in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Garg has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the American Chemical Society’s EJ Corey Award.

Dramatic turn: From actor to doctor
Dr. Mark Morocco was a busy actor in New York when a close call with death led him to a career saving lives.

MRI scan may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, UCLA researchers report
The findings could also help speed research of CTE, helping scientists better understand its prevalence in the population and in studying potential therapies.

UCLA In the News August 23, 2016
If Hillary Clinton becomes president, a liberal-majority Supreme Court could reshape America. What the United Nations should do to wipe out cholera in Haiti. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: What the UN must do to wipe out cholera in Haiti
Because the U.N. peacekeepers introduced cholera to Haiti, it’s imperative that the United Nations do whatever it can to prevent the disease from further ravaging the country.

UCLA scientists use ultrasound to jump-start a man’s brain after coma
A 25-year-old man made remarkable progress following a treatment at UCLA that uses sonic stimulation to excite the neurons in the thalamus.

UCLA In the News August 24, 2016
How parents can negotiate their children’s use of apps, video games and other technology. Linking African-Americans and watermelons dates to minstrel era. And more.

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley on asking questions and not trying to be famous
Kelley, the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA, does a candid interview in the Zocalo Public Square green room.

Aug. 25: 'The Streisand Effect'
'Made in L.A. 2016' artist Dena Yago joins a stimulating discussion at the Hammer Museum on the blurring of lines between art and commerce in our society.

UCLA law students win clemency for man serving life sentence for nonviolent drug offense
Law students in the Criminal Defense Clinic at UCLA School of Law worked on a successful clemency petition that will free Darnell Crookshank.

UCLA In the News August 19, 2016
Shedding light on the “Hispanic paradox” and aging. Questions raised by Olympic athletes with intersex traits. And more.

Aug. 27: Kirk Douglas in 'The Juggler'
Filmed in the State of Israel just five years after it was established, the film features Kirk Douglas in a tour de force performance of international resonance.

August 24: Art Talk on pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron
Hear from Hammer Museum curatorial fellow Marcela Guerrero in a free, 15-minute talk about Cameron, an avant-garde artist in her day.

UCLA In the News August 22, 2016
Activity trackers in McDonald’s Happy Meals not quite so happy. “Serial” and “Making a Murderer” have shed light on dysfunction in the criminal justice system. And more.

UCLA In the News August 17, 2016
Shedding light on the “Hispanic paradox” and aging. Questions raised by Olympic athletes with intersex traits. And more.

Volunteers work behind bars to reshape role of prisons
A new book co-edited by UCLA Luskin professor Laura Abrams gives a voice to volunteers, including prisoners, who donate their time to improving lives.

UCLA In the News August 18, 2016
Professor’s book documents state-sanctioned genocide against California Indians. The fallout from Aetna’s withdrawal from the health insurance exchanges. And more.

Aug. 21 Fowler celebrates Hawaii’s Statehood Day
From 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, the Fowler Museum presents a special dance program by Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo.

UCLA physicists discover ‘apparent departure from the laws of thermodynamics’
New research demonstrates that ions subjected to buffer gas cooling never truly cool down to the temperature of the surrounding gas.

Feeding the hungry while cutting food waste
How can 50 million Americans not know where their next meal is coming from while 40 percent of food gets wasted?

UC startups generate $20B in economic activity for California
A study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute of the rapid formation of startups at UC campuses found that universitywide research has led to hundreds of new companies, supporting 146,000 jobs.

Hammer Museum announces three artists as recipients of Mohn Awards
Adam Linder will receive the $100,000 Mohn Award; Wadada Leo Smith will receive the $25,000 Career Achievement Award; and Kenzi Shiokava will receive the $25,000 Public Recognition Award.

Bruin fans face enhanced screening rules to get into the Rose Bowl
Beginning Sept. 10 at the Bruins' home opener against UNLV at the Rose Bowl, enhanced screening procedures will be implemented at UCLA football games in order to provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite entry.

UCLA ranked second best U.S. public university, 12th overall in the world
UCLA placed 12th among all universities globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities — compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Latinos age slower than other ethnicities, UCLA study shows
Findings from analyzing the body’s biological clock suggest that genetic or environmental factors linked to ethnicity may influence how quickly a person ages.

UCLA In the News August 16, 2016
America’s other drug problem: too many prescriptions for the elderly. The origins of Sharia law. And more.

UCLA In the News August 15, 2016
Too much artificial light can do more harm to our bodies than simply throwing off our circadian rhythms. Preparing for polio outbreak in Africa. And more.

Q&A with UCLA psychiatrist and opera composer Kenneth Wells
UCLA psychiatrist Kenneth Wells answers random questions for Zócalo Public Square.

UCLA study shows eye-tracking technology improves nursing training
Using the technology could improve nursing education by reducing the role of subjective assessments and by providing more consistent evaluations.

Cancer spreading: Caught in the act
The findings are a major step toward confirming an unusual theory of how some cancer cells metastasize, and the study could lead to new strategies for keeping melanoma from spreading.

Skid Row vs. Gallery Row: How cultural revitalization is changing downtown L.A.
Two urban planners at UCLA have taken a close look at the effects of cultural revitalization on two adjoining, but vastly different areas in downtown Los Angeles.

TFT professor, students help bring Disney fantasy to life at new Shanghai park
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television professor Myung Hee became a key partner in creating a new musical show for Shanghai Disney's fairytale castle.

UCLA faculty voice: Give a kidney, get a kidney
Dr. Jeffrey Veale writes that a program pioneered at UCLA could encourage more donations and reduce the number of deaths of those waiting for transplants.

UCLA In the News August 12, 2016
Reducing pollution could save thousands of lives. Gun laws across the United States vary state-by-state. And more.

Nanomaterial safety screening could become faster, cheaper with new laboratory test
The test, developed by UCLA researchers, could also be used to identify biomarkers for cancer and infectious diseases.

UCLA In the News August 10, 2016
As the Los Angeles Unified School District’s graduation rate improves, skepticism remains. Pokemon Go underscores reasons why tech companies need to employ more people of color. And more.

Simply moving 30 minutes a day can lower your health risks
If you spend hours commuting to work and sitting at your desk all day, recent studies about the health hazards of too much sitting probably have hit home.   

David Yoo to head UCLA's Institute of American Cultures
David Yoo, director of the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA, will become vice provost of the Institute of American Cultures, effective Sept. 1.

UCLA gymnasts are dynamic storytelling in motion
Developing a story and a character as the basis for their floor routines have become the hallmark of UCLA gymnastics, thanks to coach Valorie Kondos Field and her talented team.

UCLA In the News August 11, 2016
Snapchat filter creates images that perpetuate racist “yellow face” caricature. Exclusive sponsorship deals lead to censored tweets about the Olympics. And more.

Plastic manufacturing chemical BPS harms egg cells, study suggests
UCLA researchers have found that bisphenol S the chemical used to replace BPA in plastics, is just as harmful to the reproductive system and at lower doses.

UCLA’s Thomas Coates named director of the UC Global Health Institute
Coates is the founding director for the UCLA Center for World Health, has been named the new director of the University of California Global Health Institute.

15 threatened natural treasures and the UCLA scientists working to save them
From the capuchin monkeys of Costa Rica to the Los Angeles area's mountain lions, UCLA experts are developing new techniques and advancing knowledge.

UCLA Health program improves access and medical outcomes for people
Study shows that the Behavioral Health Associates program provides health benefits and reduces costs by integrating primary care and mental health services.

UCLA In the News August 9, 2016
Teenagers’ brains are wired to physically crave social media ‘likes.’ Ballot proposition approval has not equaled parks in poor communities in California. And more.

Latin American, Caribbean health systems need more investment as populations age
UCLA and Inter-American Development Bank study finds progress toward universal health coverage, but persistent gaps in how citizens assess the quality and effectiveness of primary care.

Road to Rio is paved with blue and gold
The University of California is sending so many athletes that they make up 8 percent of the U.S. delegation. In all, UC participants are competing in 18 sports under the flags of 27 countries.

To floss or not to floss: That is suddenly the question
For decades, the federal government and dentists have recommended flossing daily to prevent cavities and gum disease. Now the evidence for flossing appears to be hanging by a string.

UCLA In the News Aug. 8, 2016
Real wine connoisseurs know that organic wine tastes better. Scientists band together to call for protection of Earth’s megafauna. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: I’m a Republican but I’m voting for Hillary Clinton
David Shulman outlines why he will reluctantly vote for a Democrat in November, how Donald Trump betrays American values and what Republicans need to do to regain their party.

Former UCLA athlete and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian dead at 48
Blake Krikorian, who played on UCLA's water polo team for four years between 1986 and 1989, died Wednesday, Aug. 3 while surfing in the San Francisco area.

High-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer
Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center say findings in new study will help physicians and patients make informed decisions.

UCLA In the News Aug. 5, 2016
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block on the challenges confronting the university. What will emerge as the dominant narrative to explain the attempted coup in Turkey? And more.

Werner Herzog film follows internet from its birth at UCLA
The internet itself is neither good nor bad, says Werner Herzog, director of "Lo and Behold," a new documentary on the communication revolution.

Preventing mass extinctions of big mammals will require immediate action
UCLA professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh said the animals in question “are all that is left of a once much more diverse megafauna that populated the planet only 12,000 years ago.”

Ninth graders get sneak peek of careers in health care
UCLA health care professionals met with Los Angeles inner-city students during a UCLA Health Allied Health Job Fair at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Inspired by evolution: A simple treatment for a common breathing problem among premature infants
Distinguished Professor Ronald Harper developed a device that signals the brain to breathe because it thinks the body is running.

Mindfulness training helpful in the recovery of adults addicted to stimulants
UCLA study shows that meditation and similar strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling with addiction.

UCLA In the News August 4, 2016
Kidney transplant numbers may keep growing thanks to an innovative voucher program that began at UCLA. A lawsuit challenges District of Columbia’s ban on stun guns. And more.

Josh Lewin's dream comes true as new 'Voice of the Bruins'
Lewin has joined UCLA as play-by-play announcer for Bruins football and men's basketball games.

UCLA In the News August 3, 2016
Flossing is essential in taking care of teeth and gums. Gay leaders mobilize grassroots machinery for gun safety. And more.

UCLA medical students witness spiritual side of care
First-year medical students enrolled in Doctoring 1 join in hospital chaplain rounds.

UCLA faculty voice: How Yahoo destroyed its value
UCLA Anderson’s George Geis writes that the company’s poor merger and acquisition practices ultimately led to its purchase by Verizon for a quarter of what Yahoo has spent on past acquisitions.

Scientist names new species of fish to honor late UCLA student
Kristina Louie, a UCLA postdoctoral student who suddenly and tragically died in 2004 after receiving her Ph.D.

UC releases annual systemwide payroll data
Disclosure of employee compensation data for 2015 is part of the university's commitment to being transparent and publicly accountable for its conduct.

Friday: Kirk Douglas in ‘Champion’ and ‘Young Man with a Horn’
The films are the latest in 'Kirk Douglas: A Centennial Celebration,' a retrospective of the legendary actor's powerful performances.

UCLA In the News August 2, 2016
Donald Trump may not only be reshaping his party but perhaps even expanding it. UCLA Health hospitals were ranked No. 1 in California and Los Angeles, and No. 5 in the nation. And more.

UCLA architect wins two International Design Awards
Steven Christiansen, a lecturer in architecture and urban design in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, recently received two International Design Awards in the category of conceptual architecture.

Aug. 3: 'New Beijing: Reinventing a City'
Australian filmmaker Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and his Chinese film crew capture the drama between development and preservation during the construction boom in Beijing.

23 highlights of UCLA’s Olympic glory
From medal winners to being the site of historic firsts, UCLA and the Olympics go way back.

UCLA doctor's charity bike ride takes a life-saving turn
Saving a life was the last thing Dr. Stephanie Brenman, a fourth-year emergency medicine resident, expected to do as she rode on the last leg of a seven-day charity bike event.

UC launches new Retirement Choice Program for new employees
The launch includes a wide range of educational resources to help eligible employees learn about their options and make informed decisions.

UCLA In the News August 1, 2016
There is optimism over new diversity course requirement at UCLA. Could “Lights Out” jolt Hollywood’s YouTube strategy? And more.

Christoff Bull performs pipe organ for 'Ghostbusters' soundtrack
The UCLA faculty member and university organist recorded music for the movie on the world's largest functional church pipe organ.

UCLA Health hospitals rank No. 1 in California and Los Angeles, No. 5 in U.S.
UCLA placed highly in 15 of the 16 specialties evaluated by U.S. News and World Report. Only 3 percent of all hospitals were ranked nationally in even one specialty.

Urban planners earn award for efforts to provide more 'senior-friendly' parks
Professor Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris leads the research and planning team at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Veterans recharge through UCLA recreational therapy classes
Instructors with UCLA Recreation recently offered three classes in tai chi and qi gong, art therapy and creative writing at the V.A.'s West Los Angeles campus to help veterans relax and express their emotions.

Neuroscientist named dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Kelsey Martin joined the medical school’s faculty in 1999, and has served in various leadership roles including as interim dean since September 2015.

UCLA In the News July 29, 2016
The risk of Zika among athletes at the Olympics is very low. Alzheimer’s disease is chronically undertreated. And more.

English professor Richard Yarborough receives distinguished scholar award
The award recognizes outstanding scholars in the field of African American literature and culture.

UCLA Anderson economist Ed Leamer on why he's running for vice president
The UCLA Anderson School of Management professor knows he won't be elected but hopes to wake Americans up to key economic issues.

UCLA In the News July 28, 2016
Most California adults avoid getting flu shots. All wolves in North America are part of the gray wolf family. And more.

UCLA sets fundraising record with $664 million in 2015–16
This year’s total came from a record-high 61,740 donors, who showed their support for undergraduate scholarships, endowed professorships and graduate student fellowships.

Metabolic molecule speeds up process by which stem cells differentiate
Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered that a certain metabolic molecule helps pluripotent stem cells mature faster.

Thousands lunch, dance and chill at All-Staff Picnic
 More than 5,000 UCLA employees gathered at the party just for them on Thursday, July 28 at Dickson Plaza.

UCLA In the News July 27, 2016
Badgers are more afraid of human beings than of bears. Menopause speeds up the aging process. And more.

Michelle Chen: Staffer-in-chief of the popular All-Staff Picnic
Chen, a project manager in UCLA’s Office of Instructional Development, took the reins as the organization's new president on July 1.

Friday night lights-out at Royce and Powell during SwitchOff L.A. Hour
UCLA is taking part in the launch of Mayor Eric Garcetti's summer-long SaveEnergyLA campaign.

Should the gray wolf keep its endangered species protection?
UCLA biologists have found genetic evidence that supports keeping the gray wolf protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which might rule this fall to remove it from the endangered list.

Flu shot rates among California adults vary by race and ethnicity
UCLA researchers find that while a majority of adults do not get a flu shot each year, Koreans and Vietnamese have highest rates, African-Americans lowest.

UCLA In the News July 26, 2016
The Sand fire could worsen anxiety and depression. Allowing small units in homeowners’ back yards could help ease the housing shortage. And more.

Chelsea Football Club practices at UCLA
The team trained this week on UCLA’s North Athletic Field in advance of a Wednesday match against Liverpool FC at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Literature and film help teach students to understand the brain
UCLA freshman cluster course combines anatomy, history, philosophy and humanities to provide an interdisciplinary approach to studying neuroscience.

Neil Denari is named interim chair of architecture and urban design
Professor Denari is the new interim chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Diagnosing gout could become easier, more cost-effective with new portable device
The UCLA-designed platform uses holographic imaging to produce high-resolution images of the crystal-like objects that are the telltale signs of gout.

Christian Moeller is appointed chair of design media arts
Moeller is an artist working with contemporary media technologies to produce innovative physical events.

Menopause, sleepless nights may make women age faster
The findings by UCLA researchers suggest that both factors could increase women’s risk for aging-related diseases and contribute to increasing evidence of the biological clock’s variability.

Francis Ford Coppola tests concept of live movie-making with UCLA students, faculty
Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola returned to UCLA, his alma mater, to run an experimental workshop to test his concept for Live Cinema, a new kind of movie-making that combines the best of filmmaking, television and live theater.

All-you-can-eat lunch for five bucks
Lunch at FEAST at Rieber Hall through Thursday, July 28 for a discounted price of $5 during Staff Assembly's Staff Appreciation Week.

UCLA In the News July 25, 2016
Russia’s Paralympic team is facing a ban of its own over doping. “Drunkorexia” is prevalent among college students. And more.

UCLA In the News July 22, 2016
Border walls between the United States and Mexico date back to World War I. A three-drug cocktail could be the answer to fighting drug-resistant bacteria. And more.

Bruins who will be participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics
Our updated list of UCLA students, alumni and staff in the Summer Games. There has been a Bruin in every Summer Olympics except one since 1920.

Changing habits, saving power: the study of incentives
Magali Delmas, an environmental economist at UCLA, has been focusing on finding the most effective strategies to motivate people to change their behavior and conserve electricity.

Solving big data’s ‘fusion’ problem
The research could improve scientists’ ability to understand health care, economics and the environment, and to glean much more pertinent insight from data.

UCLA Duchenne muscular dystrophy research receives grant from California’s stem cell agency
The two-year, $2.15 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will fund research by April Pyle, Melissa Spencer and Huan Meng.

How long will California’s commercial construction boom last?
In industrial and multi-family housing, the optimism of the past few years continued, according to a survey by the UCLA Anderson Forecast and the Allen Matkins law firm.

In memoriam: Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff led UCLA School of Medicine as dean for record 24 years
Mellinkoff, who transformed the fledgling UCLA School of Medicine into a nationally recognized academic institution, died on July 17 at age 96.

Three-drug combinations could help counter antibiotic resistance, UCLA biologists report
The finding could help reduce the number of deaths from drug-resistant infections — currently about 700,000 each year.

UCLA In the News July 21, 2016
The capital of car culture is warming to public transit. At the Republican National Convention, a hate for Clinton, not a love for Trump, unites the base. And more.

Behind the scenes with psychologist Patricia Greenfield
Professor Greenfield, director of the Children’s Digital Media Center @ Los Angeles, in a candid conversation at Zócalo Public Square.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performs 6,000th liver transplant
The milestone is a national record and it highlights the growth of the 32-year-old transplant program.

UCLA In the News July 20, 2016
People with a history of substance abuse have a great risk for developing addiction compared to those without such a history. High numbers of LGBT community face rejection and conflict in Mississippi. And more.

Once homeless, Vietnam veteran turns to UCLA for a fresh start
Rick Martinez found himself back on the campus where he sought shelter when he was homeless. This time, he was enrolled in a program to develop skills to launch a business.

Students try to overcome the 'yuck' factor in Bug-Eating 101
UCLA lecturer Andy Rice introduces his students to entomophagy, bug eating, which may someday become a smart alternative to resource-intensive foods such as beef.

UCLA In the News July 19, 2016
College professors sue to keep guns out of classrooms. There’s a hunger crisis in the LGBT community. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Jay-Z’s ‘Spiritual’ is a modern song of sorrow
Professor Shana Redmond connects the language and themes of slave narratives with the song Jay-Z released in response to the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

SSHH ... quietly helping young patients heal
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is focusing on a simple aspect of patient care that's often overlooked: sleep.

In memoriam: UCLA emerita English professor and author Carolyn See
Author, critic and UCLA emerita English professor Carolyn See, 82, died July 13 in Santa Monica as a result of congestive heart failure.

Jeannie Oakes is appointed by President Obama to National Board for Education Sciences
Oakes is UCLA Presidential Professor Emerita in Educational Equity and founding director of Center X and the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access.

Giving L.A. youngsters a math and science boost in their own backyard
The University of California, with assistance from educators at UCLA's Center X, is sponsoring a new summer program that makes learning math and science fun for 100 youngsters, thanks to a partnership with Bethany Baptist church in West L.A.

Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam is elected to British Academy
The Distinguished Professor of History was named a fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to research in the humanities.

Debora Silverman receives Berkshire Conference of Women Historians award
The professor of history and art history is recognized for her article examining the controversy surrounding Belgium's Royal Museum for Central Africa.

Los Angeles County senior citizens not served by parks
UCLA Luskin study says that there aren’t enough parks for senior citizens and those that exist don’t do enough to accommodate them, especially in low-income areas.

UCLA In the News July 18, 2016
No one is immune from having implicit biases. Donald Trump weaves national security into his messaging on race. And more.

Five daughters of farmworkers go from picking grapes to college, careers
When Luz Corona Gomez picked up her M.D. degree last June from UCLA's medical school, her parents and four sisters proudly celebrated with her. All five daughters in this family of farmworkers have college degrees.

UCLA study sheds light on how advanced melanoma resists treatment
Researchers have identified mechanisms that determine how the deadliest form of skin cancer can become resistant to immune checkpoint inhibitors, which could lead to the development of new treatments.

UCLA In the News July 15, 2016
The legacy of slavery can be seen in the modern criminal justice system. Social media could be an effective tool to fight opioid addiction. And more.

Glimpse into future of mobile technology at MMWCon 2016
Presented by the UCLA Office of Information Technology, the Mobility and Modern Web Conference takes place Sept. 14-16 at the California NanoSciences Institute.

Planning a new future for Tacubaya
Sixteen urban planning students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs worked on a research project to assist and inform Mexico City officials and their consultant on ways to improve life in Tacubaya.

UCLA In the News July 14, 2016
The neighborhood mercado concept is changing to attract a more diverse crowd. A study outlines key mechanisms in how melanoma becomes resistant to immunotherapy. And more.

Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV
Artificial receptors kill cells infected with the virus that causes AIDS, UCLA research finds.

UCLA In the News July 13, 2016
Los Angeles Police Commission ruling comes amid heightened tensions. Misconceptions about who needs sunscreen place ethnic minorities at risk. And more.

Patricia Turner is appointed senior dean of UCLA College
Patricia Turner, dean and vice provost of undergraduate education, has been appointed senior dean of the UCLA College. She began serving a two-year term on July 1.

Nearly 1 in 12 patients with a common cancer develop a second, unrelated malignancy
UCLA researchers say the study sheds new light on the way cancer survivors should be monitored during follow-up care.

Rubén Hernández-León to receive American Sociological Association book award
'Skills of the Unskilled: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants,' follows migrant workers and uncovers success upon returning to Mexico with marketable skills.

Mary Terrall is new interim director, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
A professor of history, Terrall will also lead UCLA's Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies.

Five more Bruin women join 2016 Olympics in Rio
UCLA is sending 28 Olympians to Brazil so far. Incoming freshman Mallory Pugh is the youngest member of the U.S. women's soccer team.

UCLA faculty voice: Don’t let unqualified doctors perform eye surgery
Dr. Bartly Mondino of the Jules Stein Eye Institute writes that a proposal in the state legislature to permit optometrists to perform eye surgeries risks far too much harm.

Two UCLA Police officers resuscitate baby at University Village Apartments
Two UCLA Police officers who thought they were responding to a burglary alarm found themselves facing an entirely different predicament: a life-or-death medical emergency.

More evidence that male and female brains are wired differently
UCLA study shows men and women had opposite responses in a part of the brain related to emotions and blood pressure control during blood pressure trials.

Los Angeles is a metropolitan den for mountain lions
Large predatory cats live among us, and they’re closer to human development than you might think.

IT tool to share clinical trial data among UC health campuses wins top award
Ten teams across the University of California won the 2016 Larry L. Sautter Award for using information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient.

Incoming Bruin gymnast is Rio-bound Olympian
Incoming UCLA freshman Madison Kocian was selected to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team after a world-class showing on the uneven bars.

UCLA’s American Ninja Warrior
To Natalie Duran, a research assistant with UCLA Health, competing on NBC’s hit super-obstacle course is a natural step in her work as a role model for young girls.

Grindr, the social networking app, can be an effective way to distribute HIV home-testing kits, UCLA study finds
Researchers found that advertising placed on the app has a high potential to reach untested high-risk populations and reduce the spread of HIV.

UCLA In the News July 11, 2016
The federal government is hijacking the term “sex.” Black parents raise awareness of race and violence with their children. And more.

UC commits $3.3 million to tackle food access issues
Guided by the findings of an in-depth University of California survey, UC President Janet Napolitano has approved $3.3 million in new funding over the next two years to help students regularly access nutritious food on campus and off, UC announced ...

In memoriam: Ren Mao, School of Law's director of application development
Ren Mao, director of application development, died July 4 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 37 years old. 

‘Gift certificate’ enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed
An innovative organ donation program initiated at UCLA is now being adopted by other medical centers across the United States.

Faculty and staff $25 tickets to CAP UCLA performances on sale now
The specially priced tickets are now available for all upcoming seasons from Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.

UCLA In the News July 8, 2016
June job growth helps the Democratic Party. State universities often favor out-of-state students. And more.

In memoriam: Richard W. Young, 86, emeritus professor of anatomy
Richard Wain Young, 86, professor emeritus of anatomy, died May 18 surrounded by family members at his home in Hollywood. For more than 55 years, he worked at the medical school at UCLA and published his last book, “Human Origins and Evolution,” in 2014.

UCLA psychiatrist composes opera to tell hope-filled story about schizophrenia
"The Center Cannot Hold" tells the life story of Dr. Elyn Saks, whose schizophrenic episodes began when she was in high school and worsened when she was a student at Yale Law School.

UCLA researchers develop immunotherapy to treat advanced brain cancer
The study shows the effectiveness of using a vaccine to activate an immune response against advanced brain tumors and it could lead to promising treatments for people with glioblastoma.

Nearly half of California nursing home residents complete end-of-life care orders
Grassroots outreach efforts are cited for participation in signing end-of-life documents, but there is room for improvement, a UCLA-led study finds.

Burton named inaugural holder of Englekirk Chair in Structural Engineering
Burton is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science,.

A legacy that lives on the walls
In the hands of artist and UCLA professor Judy Baca, the mural is a powerful teaching tool of L.A. history and student empowerment.

UCLA In the News July 7, 2016
Film series honors Kirk Douglas. UCLA’s freshman class will include more Californians. And more.

Pick up your free All-Staff Picnic lunch ticket
Through July 21, bring your BruinCard to any of eight campus locations for your ticket.

Eucalyptus tree falls near Murphy Hall, damages cars
A towering eucalyptus tree fell across Charles E. Young Drive East on Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Education prof delivers keynote on global citizenship education
Torres is distinguished professor of education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education.

Get your summer reading on
Inveterate readers on staff at the UCLA Library recommend their favorite books in UCLA Library Staff Picks.

UCLA In the News July 5, 2016
Are we heading toward another housing bubble? Who are California's top-paid CEOs? And more.

UCLA political science students witness historic Brexit vote
Sixty-eight students studying in Europe this summer got the opportunity of a lifetime to see immediate reaction to the vote to leave the European Union.

UCLA In the News July 1, 2016
New UCLA report doubles estimated population of transgender individuals in the United States. The Motion Picture Academy class is a good start, but only a start. And more.

Three staff leaders receive 2016 Excellence Awards
The UCLA Administrative Management Group awards recognize the recipients' dedication to the pursuit of excellence in their careers at UCLA.

Urban planning prof is honored by National Research Council
UCLA urban planning professor Brian Taylor has been named National Associate of the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, for his longtime service to the organization’s research board.

UCLA In the News June 30, 2016
We’ve grown dependent on sales tax hikes for transit funding. The revolutionary impact of the microprocessor. And more.

Opening July 8: Kirk Douglas Centennial Celebration
One of Hollywood's most legendary actors gets the spotlight in a series of 25 films presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program.

July 3: 'Kein Paradiso'
The UCLA Hammer Museum presents the choreography for three performers.

Richard Benbow brings new perspective to UCLA advocacy
Benbow brings a background in the cable television industry to his new role as senior executive director of UCLA Government and Community Relations.

Child oral health program triples preventive visits
An innovative program that serves low-income and uninsured children in Los Angeles has more than tripled preventive dental visits for children from birth to age 5, according to a new UCLA policy brief.

UCLA Anderson School honors 2016 Gerald Loeb Award winners
Journalists from across the nation gathered Tuesday night at Capitale in New York for the presentation of the annual awards, presented by the UCLA Anderson School.

Caring for transgender patients
It’s important for medical professionals to understand that one’s gender identity as man, woman or trans is different from one’s sexual identity as gay, bisexual, lesbian or heterosexual.

UCLA receives $1.65 million from Mellon Foundation to continue urban humanities program
The initiative, launched in 2013, is dedicated to studying contemporary issues in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and Mexico City.

UCLA In the News June 29, 2016
Revealing the truth isn’t a high priority for city attorneys. Wearable technology raises awareness of air pollution. And more

Renowned L.A. foodie flavors her UCLA class with moral questions about food
Popular KCRW “Good Food” host Evan Kleiman is treating UCLA students to a thoughtful exploration into issues of food and sustainability in her summer course, “We are Stardust: The Moral Ecology of Food."

Sandra Graham elected Academic Senate 2016-17 vice chair/chair-elect
Graham is a Distinguished Professor of Education and the University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity.

UCLA In the News June 28, 2016
Insomniacs shouldn’t look at the clock. E-cigarette users could face higher risk of oral disease. And more.

Fowler switches to late-night Wednesdays
Starting in July, the Fowler Museum at UCLA will be open late, until 8 p.m., on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays.

Dr. Jeffrey Demanes to receive American Brachytherapy Society's highest honor
A member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Demanes will receive the Ulrich Henschke Award in recognition of his dedication and commitment to the field of brachytherapy for more than three decades.

Retired Disney exec recalls her long 'odyssey of learning' at Extension graduation
Graduation keynote speaker and perennial Extension student Peggie Fariss reminisced about the early '80s when her career with the Walt Disney was at a crossroads.

UCLA In the News June 27, 2016
Why Brexit won. What’s different about the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. And more.

UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute receives $69.6 million grant from NIH
New five-year grant supports biomedical research that accelerates the translation of laboratory discoveries into more effective treatments for patients.

LGBT rights and protections are scarce in constitutions around the world, UCLA study finds
UCLA researchers conducted the most comprehensive global study to date of constitutional protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

UCLA In the News June 24, 2016
UCLA researchers explain the evolution of cars. Wealth gap creates an education gap. And more.

Save the date: July 28 UCLA All-Staff Picnic
Mark your calendar for the always-festive UCLA All-Staff Picnic on Thursday, July 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

UCLA architect Greg Lynn reenvisions site of abandoned factory in Detroit
Lynn's firm is among 12 of the best contemporary architecture and design teams chosen from across the country to take on the challenge .

State laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse have had little impact
Prescription drug monitoring programs and laws aimed at preventing opioid abuse are not doing much to stem this growing threat to public health.

Cutting-edge model of the heart will help scientists study new therapies
The “virtual heart” can simulate tiny, subtle changes in cells and tissues as well as the larger impact on the entire organ.

Technique from biology helps explain the evolution of the American car
In addition to uncovering interesting insights about the auto industry, the UCLA study offers a new lens through which researchers could analyze cultural and technological change.

UC campuses earn A+ on Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card
All UC campuses earned high marks for being 100 percent smoke-free and tobacco-free, including electronic smoking devices.

Opening July 21: Henry Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival
The popular series of free concerts in the Powell Library Rotunda is presented by the UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies.

Staffer's film focuses on aspirations of Latina high school swimmers
'Out of the Shallow End' by Civil Rights Project coordinator Laurie Russman was recently screened at the Director's Guild of America.

June 25: ‘Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community’
The 1985 film depicts modern LGBT history as an epic story of sweep and grandeur.

Bridging the gap in human aging
UCLA students study aging through a prism of disciplines, from biology through public health, and interact with older adults.

UCLA faculty voice: The financial price of forgetting bad times
Professors Sholmo Benartzi and Alan Castel say that as people age, they tend to focus on positive memories and those blindspots to past negatives can have bad financial consequences.

Staffer melds art, research on education equity in documentary film
'Out of the Shallow End,' by Civil Rights Project coordinator Laurie Russman, was recently screened at the Director's Guild of America.

UCLA In the News June 22, 2016
This year’s El Niño wasn’t enough to overcome years of snowpack deficit in the Sierra Nevadas. Trump campaign’s barebones operation doesn’t stack up to Clinton right now. And more.

Advanced-practice clinicians do not provide more wasteful treatments than physicians
Findings from UCLA-led research lend support to the idea that physician assistants and nurse practitioners could fill gap in health care services as nation faces doctor shortage.

Subscribe to CAPS UCLA series, get a free membership
Take advantage of this offer, valued at $100, by Wednesday, June 22.

Mark Cohen receives grant to create environments that interact with humans
A neuroscientist at the Semel Institute, Cohen will pursue a project that melds art, science, engineering and medicine.

UCLA In the News June 21, 2016
Scientists explain the L.A. heat wave. Chinese court says environmental agency gave polluter lax punishment. And more.

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA noted for excellence
The hospital was recognized in all 10 specialties included in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings — and in the top 20 in nephrology and orthopedics.

Sierra Nevada snowpack not likely to recover from drought until 2019
A UCLA-led research team used big data analysis and new levels of precision to study three decades of data. The new tool could be useful for studying other regions.

$11 million gift establishes Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCLA
Bhaumik, a native of West Bengal, India, played a key role in developing the technology that paved the way for Lasik eye surgery.

New UCLA Staff Assembly leaders elected
The staff organization's 2015-16 Executive Board members will take office July 1.

Nonprofit co-founded by UCLA to form national institute to improve efficiency in manufacturing
President Obama announced a $70 million award today to a nonprofit co-founded by UCLA to create a nationwide Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

UCLA In the News June 20, 2016
People in some states are going to see a lot of campaign commercials this year. Would you trust an algorithm for dating advice? And more.

An inconvenient vision
UCLA professor Catherine Opie has captured provocative images of the everyday with her camera and made us take another look at the icons around us.

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica receives highest honor for nursing excellence
The recognition “reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said Karen Grimley, UCLA Health’s chief nurse executive.

Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center wins Los Angeles Architectural Award
Part of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s campus complex, the center provides faculty and students access to the latest advances in music technology, research and pedagogy.

L.A.-area artists shine in Hammer's major summer show
Hammer’s biennial, which runs through August 28, highlights the practices of artists working across and near L.A., with an emphasis on those who are categorized as emerging and/or underrecognized.

UCLA In the News June 17, 2016
Why the activist shareholder has taken off. Medicaid expansion has led to healthier American children. And more.

UCLA In the News June 16, 2016
Science is driving changes in forensics. Parking costs poor people even when they don’t own cars. And more.

Power users in Los Angeles: Learning to waste less
The L.A. Energy Atlas project, a first-of-its-kind interactive website, enables policymakers and the public to sort energy consumption and emissions by building size, neighborhood and other metrics.

Green businesses are spending big bucks on lobbying power
The public perception is that lobbyists only fight for lax regulations that allow businesses to pollute more. Green firms lobby too.

Leonid Kruglyak is appointed chair of UCLA Department of Human Genetics
A world-class scientist and educator, Kruglyak is a professor of human genetics and biological chemistry.

Two UCLA researchers win 2016 Vodafone Wireless Innovation prizes
UCLA researchers who are developing wireless-related technology to address air pollution and vision loss, respectively, have been named 2016 Vodafone project winners.

Trailblazing solutions to global food crisis
One honoree, UCLA alumna Kelly Dumke, is already working on the front lines in communities in L.A. County against a well-known and entrenched enemy, early childhood obesity.

Art historian Sharon Gerstel wins 2016 Runciman Book Prize
Gerstel was honored for 'Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium,' the product of more than 20 years of fieldwork in Greece.

UCLA In the News June 15, 2016
Zika should not be a problem for the Olympics. Obama calls out sex-shaming during press conference. And more.

Mary Nichols: A lifetime in search of clean air
Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board and a UCLA faculty member, is a fierce fighter for the environment. She has championed a difficult cause without succumbing to bitterness or wallowing in the polarization that has crippled Sacramento and Washington.

UCLA faculty voice: Time for a ‘no buy’ list on guns
Law professor Adam Winkler writes that it’s time for Congress to pass a law that safeguards due process and forbids suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.

June 16-18: Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival
Live performances, multimedia and interactive art installations and films from around the world celebrate the vibrant art of dance.

UCLA In the News June 14, 2016
‘Likes’ are the social currency of teenagers. Congress should pass a law that forbids suspected terrorists from buying guns. And more.

Professor collaborates with Getty Museum to bring 15th-century manuscript to the public
UCLA professor Zrinka Stahuljak spent three years translating, annotating, traveling and even co-creating a podcast-inspired blog to showcase “The Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies.”

Neil Garg wins 2016 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award
The award recognizes Garg, professor and vice chair for education in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for his outstanding achievements in catalysis science.

Blaire Van Valkenburgh appointed inaugural Donald R. Dickey Chair in Vertebrate Biology
The internationally renowned vertebrate biologist and paleontologist stewards the Donald R. Dickey Bird and Mammal Collection.

Gary Blasi, Melissa Tyner receive California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award
The UCLA School of Law faculty were on a legal team that led the V.A. to provide housing for homeless veterans.

UCLA In the News June 13, 2016
The rise of lone-wolf terrorists brings new dangers. The changing demographics of the electorate could portend a reckoning for the GOP. And more.

Linguist Stephanie Jamison honored with publication of a festschrift
A scholar on Sanskrit and Indo-Iranian topics, Jamison is on faculty in the department of Asian languages and cultures.

First you exercise, then you graduate
Faculty, graduating students and guests at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's commencement ceremony warmed up with a workout at Royce Hall.

UCLA awards 770 doctoral degrees
Altogether, the university has awarded more than 32,000 doctoral degrees since 1939.

UCLA establishes campus task force to address campus violence
Chancellor Gene Block was joined by members of UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association to announce the task force.

Sondra Hale awarded honorary doctorate by Ahfad University
The UCLA professor emerita of anthropology and gender studies was honored by Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan.

In memoriam: Dafni Amirsakis, chemist and musician
A staff scientist in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biochemistry, Amirsakis passed away on May 24.

UCLA graduates are told ‘the world needs you’
More than 5,500 seniors attended Friday's two commencement ceremonies for the UCLA College.

Captain Manny Garza appointed interim chief of police at UCLA
UCLA Police Captain Manny Garza has been appointed interim chief of police, effective June 20, Michael Beck, administrative vice chancellor, announced today.

Award-winning composer John Williams wows students at music school
The UCLA alumnus and Academy Award winner dropped into a music composition class, where he shared sketches, stories and advice with students.

Ramadan services available at UCLA medical centers
During the Muslim holy month, dates and water are provided for celebrants to break the fast each evening, and prayer services are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays.

?June 11: Getty Family Festival celebrates the ‘Cave Temples of Dunhuang’
?Bring your family to enjoy a day of free workshops, music and interactive events — several sponsored by UCLA — at the Getty Center.

UC regents appoint Dr. Owen Witte University Professor
Witte’s accomplishments include impactful scientific discoveries, advocacy for science education funding and exemplary leadership.

UCLA In the News June 9, 2016
Defective mitochondria are at the root of a range of diseases. How Mattel Children’s Hospital gives young patients a good night’s sleep. And more.

Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center nears completion
The fence is slowly lifting on the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center.

Using big data, scientists discover biomarkers that could help give cancer patients better survival estimates
The technique, developed by a team led by UCLA professor Yi Xing, is an innovative way of using biomedical big data to achieve precision medicine.

Using big data, scientists discover biomarkers that could help give cancer patients better survival estimates
The technique, developed by a team led by UCLA professor Yi Xing, is an innovative way of using biomedical big data to achieve precision medicine.

Head football coach Jim Mora's contract is extended two years
UCLA and Mora agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

The woman behind the scenes at every UCLA College commencement
Mary Ries takes a leading role in orchestrating a once-in-their-lifetime celebration at Pauley Pavilion for thousands of graduating seniors and their families.

Proud staffers graduate from Project SPELL
More than 90 employees from Facilities Management and Housing and Hospitality Services celebrated their success in improving their English language skills.

Martin Wachs to chair design competition jury for New York Port Authority bus terminal
The Urban planning professor emeritus will play a role in the development of one of the nation's most important transportation terminals.

Starting June 12: Route changes on Big Blue Bus to UCLA/Westwood
Westwood Boulevard's Routes 12 and Rapid 12 will be combined into one high-frequency route.

Nursing student learned compassion for sick as a cancer patient
Because of her experience as a cancer patient and survivor, the UCLA nursing student believes she learned invaluable lessons in the care of and compassion for patients. She graduates on Saturday with a master of science degree in nursing.

Gold Shield helps support student-centered projects to improve campus climate
Gold Shield’s commitment constitutes the first gift that the new Bruin Excellence and Student Transformation Grant Program has received from an alumni organization.

Researchers prove lung cancer mutations can be detected in saliva
UCLA researchers’ findings could offer a non-invasive and more cost-effective method to detect lung cancer.

UCLA In the News June 8, 2016
The powerful symbolism of Hillary Clinton becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. LAPD cops learn the ins and outs of working in Koreatown. And more.

Thousands of UCLA students to graduate June 10
The UCLA College will hold two commencement ceremonies, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Friday, June 10, in Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA Anderson Forecast: Slow, steady growth to continue
UCLA Anderson Forecast calls for continued slow but steady growth in the two percent range.

Bruins preserve Klug memorial for his family
Students, staff will collect items from the impromptu memorial around the Bruin statue today after professor William Klug's wife expressed interest in keeping the tributes to her husband.

Miguel García-Garibay named dean of UCLA Division of Physical Sciences
A renowned scholar and chair of UCLA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, García-Garibay has long made undergraduate education a priority and will work to enhance diversity in the physical sciences.

UCLA In the News June 7, 2016
A Geffen School of Medicine graduate who beat the odds. Why “la raza” is not a racist term. And more.

UCLA establishes fund for family of slain faculty member William Klug
Donations to the Klug Family Support Fund will go directly to the late professor's immediate family.

Some Asian-Americans are predisposed to want more carbs and fast food
Asian-Americans who have a certain genetic variant are more likely to crave carbohydrates and fast food than those without it, according to a UCLA study.

UCLA In the News June 6, 2016
Where Uber rides next for investors. L.A. County’s “generosity gap.” And more.

Happy families celebrate as new UCLA physicians take Hippocratic Oath
Some 200 UCLA medical students in the Class of 2016 received their M.D.s Friday in Perloff Courtyard during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Tarantino, Hollywood studio execs and designers meet UCLA's rising stars
Two-time Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino gave the keynote speech at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s 14th Annual Design Showcase West Saturday.

Professor’s ‘big intellectual risk’ grabs eyeballs years later
UCLA economist Lee Ohanian shares his thoughts about the lasting and far-reaching impact of a 12-year-old study he co-authored that criticized some of FDR’s New Deal policies.

UCLA chaplain Lori Koutouratsas on faith, 'lasering' and being a tomboy
Koutouratsas, a palliative-care chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, in a candid 'In the Green Room' interview.

Team up with United Way to end poverty in L.A.
Since 1968, Bruin contributions have helped improve the quality of life for individuals throughout our community.

Dr. Paulo Camargo named UCLA Dentistry's Distinguished Faculty of the Year
The associate dean for clinical dental services was honored at the school's commencement ceremony on June 5.

Charitable giving in L.A. County down $1 billion
A new study conducted by researchers in UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs finds decline in giving since 2006 amid urgent and rising need in Los Angeles.

UCLA Engineering to honor memory of slain professor
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science will hold a vigil today in memory of professor William Klug. All are welcome to come. The memorial is set for 4-5 p.m. on the steps of Boelter Hall on the Court of Sciences.

History faculty win grants from Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy
Professor Caroline Ford and associate professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez will apply the grants to their current research.

Professor of Korean literature Christopher Hanscom publishes new book
'The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire' offers a new perspective on the history of race and racial ideologies in modern East Asia.

Johanna Drucker earns honorary doctorate from Maryland Institute College of Art
The degree was given in recognition of her lifelong work in the history of the written word, typography and digital aesthetics.

William Klug remembered by his UCLA engineering family
Friends and colleagues of UCLA professor William Klug gathered Friday at the Court of Sciences to share stories that celebrated his life and mourned his loss in a campus shooting.

Statement on behalf of Mary Elise Klug, widow of professor William Klug
In the statement, she expresses her sorrow and asks that the media respect the family’s wish for privacy and not attempt to contact them.

Health policy expert Cindy Cain on the End of Life Option Act
Cain is an assistant professor in residence at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a faculty associate of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

More than 1,000 gather at UCLA vigil for professor William Klug
The UCLA campus community filled Bruin Plaza on Thursday night to share messages of solidarity and healing in a candlelight ceremony.

UCLA students to hold candlelight vigil in response to campus violence
A vigil to grieve for all of the victims of Wednesday’s shooting on campus will be held tonight on Bruin Plaza at 8:30 p.m. on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

William Klug, 39, UCLA engineering professor whose research crossed disciplines
Klug, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, died June 1 in a shooting in his office.

UCLA medical students conquer huge odds to become doctors
Teen mother, former farmworker, three-time cancer survivor and grandson of Vietnamese war hero highlight the 200-plus students in the Class of 2016 who will receive their medical degrees June 3.

Visiting scholar Ulia Gosart introduces students to inner workings of UN
Students in American Indian Studies took part in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.

UCLA In the News June 2, 2016
Fatal shooting at UCLA. Using social media affects teenagers’ brains similarly to chocolate. Scientists explore the origins of water on the moon. And more.

UCLA In the News June 1, 2016
Yoga has benefits for people’s brains and their ability to think. Mild brain injuries are actually quite common. And more.

UCLA hosts Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference
UCLA experts and colleagues from across the United States and Israel shared the latest developments and best practices in urban sustainability.

A message from UCLA Chancellor Block on today's tragedy
Chancellor Gene Block addresses the campus community.

UCLA mourns tragic shooting on campus
Grief counselors are available to students, faculty and staff. Classes resume Thursday.

Message on the loss of UCLA professor William Klug
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block mourns the loss of William Klug, who earned his master’s degree at UCLA and was a member of the faculty since 2003.

Campus reopens after apparent murder-suicide, classes canceled
Police say the incident has been contained. Two adult males are confirmed dead.

Campus reopens after apparent murder-suicide, classes cancelled
Police say the incident has been contained. Two adult males are confirmed dead.

Veteran's gift to help UCLA student vets cover funding gaps left by GI Bill
With a $1 million gift, a military veteran, who graduated from UCLA with help from the GI Bill, is giving back to UCLA student veterans whose GI Bill funds have run dry.

UCLA In the News May 31, 2016
The possibility of life on a distant planet. Using music to bridge the U.S.–Mexico border. And more.

May 31: Where do the presidential candidates stand on immigration?
UCLA Advocacy's Presidential Primary Surrogate Forum on Immigration Policy offers insights on May 31, 5-8 p.m. at Moore Hall.

Dr. Kelsey Martin: From Peace Corps volunteer to medical school leader
A prominent neuroscientist, Martin became interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in September 2015.

UCLA researchers identify protein that could prevent tumor growth in cervical cancer
Scientists found that a protein called cystatin E/M can inhibit cellular inflammation, which is a major contributor to the growth of the disease; the discovery could lead to the development of new treatments.

The teenage brain on social media
UCLA scientists use brain imaging to show that social media approval activates same areas in teens’ brains as eating a favorite food or winning a competition and offers insights into the influence of peers.

UCLA In the News May 27, 2016
The economy is just one factor that will influence the 2016 election. The body’s immune response could affect Alzheimer’s disease. And more.

Subramanian Iyer named UCLA Engineering’s Charles P. Reames Chair
The endowed chair supports an outstanding scholar in electrical engineering. Iyer is known for his pioneering work in semiconductors.

Surgeon general, ABC Entertainment president, business leaders among UCLA commencement speakers
Channing Dungey, the first African-American to lead a major broadcast network, BlackRock CEO and chairman Laurence D. Fink and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak are among those who will address graduates.

A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world
Kepler-62f could have atmospheric compositions that allow it to be warm enough to have surface liquid water, which would make it possible for the planet to support life.

Hiroshi Motomura to be honored by National Lawyers Guild
Motomura, the Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at UCLA, is recognized as an influential teacher and scholar of immigration and citizenship law.

Archaeologists and geographers team to predict locations of ancient Buddhist sites
UCLA researchers used geographic modeling to reveal 121 possible locations of important Indian texts carved into rock surfaces in third-century B.C.

Walter Allen receives Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award
The award recognizes Allen for significant contributions to understanding the issues that disproportionately affect minority populations.

June 1: 'Alive Inside'
Award-winning documentary on the power of music to restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.

Grant supports project to develop simple test to screen for cervical cancer
A UCLA bioengineer's research project to develop a paper-based diagnostic device that can rapidly determine if women are at risk for cervical cancer has won a $100,000 grant.

June 4: Design Showcase West
Take in a dazzling display of innovative costume, scenic, sound, lighting and production designs by students from the nation's top graduate design programs.

UCLA In the News May 26, 2016
Varying voice pitch and volume is how politicians sound charismatic. Interbreeding between neanderthals and humans led to beneficial genetic adaptations. And more.

Kaleidoscope Ball raises record $3.5 million for pediatric research
Actress Kate Hudson was honored at the event benefiting the Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

UCLA faculty voice: It’s time to acknowledge the genocide of California’s Indians
History professor Benjamin Madley details how the state enacted policies that clearly meet the U.N. definition of genocide.

Deborah Koniak-Griffin named to National Advisory Council for Nursing Research
The council provides recommendations on the direction and support of research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice.

UCLA cardiologist receives top designation from professional medical society
Dr. Jonathan Tobis, a clinical professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of interventional cardiology research at UCLA, has been named a Master Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

May 27: Sichuan Opera in rare U.S. perfomance at School of Music
Award-winning performer Madam Chen Qiaoru and guest artists from China present a lecture-demonstration on May 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Maria Jankowska named 2016 UCLA Librarian of the Year
Jankowska is recognized for her service to and support of sustainability at UCLA and for furthering the role of academic libraries in sustainability initiatives nationwide.

Dean No-Hee Park honored by UCLA community
Dr. No-Hee Park, the longest-serving dean at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was recently honored by 300 UCLA leaders, faculty, friends and family during a Centennial Campaign celebration at UCLA’s Carnesale Commons.

In memoriam: Political scientist Barbara Sinclair, expert on the workings of Congress
A memorial will be held on Wednesday, June 8 at the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute.

Dr. Arnold Scheibel establishes two endowed chairs in neuroscience
The chairs will support gifted and creative investigators in UCLA's neuroscience research and training programs.

Japan Foundation grant to bring Southeast Asia scholars to UCLA
The grant will expand activities of the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities, a collaboration of UCLA and Waseda University in Tokyo.

Receive telehealth and telemental health services through your UC medical plan
UC’s employee medical plans offer online video access to consult with a physician or behavioral health provider.

UCLA In the News May 24, 2016
UCLA signs $280 million deal with Armour All for shoes and athletic apparel. Students growing up along U.S.-Mexico border endure emotional strains. And more.

May 26: Gamelan ensemble Pandan Arum at the Fowler
The orchestra of gongs, metallophones and other percussion instruments performs traditional pieces from Balinese villages.

New class brews up beer aficionados
UCLA Extension’s new class about beer offers students a chance to learn about some of the history, science and business of beer and brewing.

Student team led by architect Julia Koerner places first in design challenge
The team designed 'Undulating Gills' in Koerner's SUPRASTUDIO technology seminar.

May 26: UCLA Black Male Institute Think Tank
An exploration of black and Latino male success on Thursday, May 26 at UCLA's Carnesale Commons.

Alexander Astin: chronicling American freshmen for 50 years
The UCLA education professor reflects on some of the sweeping changes the survey has observed in students and society.

NYC's Times Square blossoms at midnight with artist's botanicals
UCLA professor of design media arts Jennifer Steinkamp has created an animation featuring thousands of flowers that is now playing on electronic billboards in Times Square.

Astronomers confirm faintest early-universe galaxy ever seen
The researchers made the discovery using an effect called gravitational lensing to see the incredibly faint object, which was born just after the Big Bang.

UCLA In the News May 23, 2016
New book chronicles history of state-sponsored genocide against California Indians. Gravity helps astronomers observe invisible dwarf galaxies. And more.

May 23: The psychology of voting
Three researchers present their findings at a symposium from Psychology in Action.

UCLA study identifies how brain connects memories across time
While aging weakens these connections, the researchers devised a way for the middle-aged brain to reconnect separate memories.

'Music of Mexico and Music of Cuba'
The concert at Schoenberg Hall on Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m. is the latest in the Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2016.

Students team up with Chancellor Block to create an app
The project asked UCLA students to use their skills to build an app that uses voice and speech recognition to analyze and improve the dynamics of group interactions.

UCLA study identifies risk factors for bacteria transmission from tainted scopes
The study’s lead author, Dr. Stephen Kim, emphasized that the risk of transmitting bacteria through procedures that use a duodenoscope is extremely low.

Latest issue of Blueprint focuses on energy conservation
During a launch event for the new issue, editor-in-chief Jim Newton spoke to Mary Nichols, whose work as an environmental advocate is profiled in the magazine.

CAP UCLA 2016–17 season highlights artistic legacy alongside creative innovation
Familiar faces in dance, theater, music and spoken word will come to campus, alongside a fresh approach to Shakespeare and ambitious multi-disciplinary events.

UCLA In the News May 20, 2016
UCLA leads the way among top-ranked universities in enrolling transfer students. Film and Television Archive preserves the work of 1960s black student films. And more.

UCLA In the News May 19, 2016
Why getting a second opinion about surgery can lead to more uncertainty for people. The specter of doping taints the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio. And more.

UCLA scholars, artists tie in with Getty’s ‘Cave Temples of Dunhuang’
From a symposium of international scholars to musical performances, UCLA is presenting a series of programs tied in with the exhibition.

9 facts everyone should know about Spring Sing at UCLA
If an ambitious TV showrunner wanted to draw together the funnest elements of “Saturday Night Live,” “Glee” and “The Voice” into one solid hit, well, it’s already been done.

City zoning laws reinforce socioeconomic inequality, UCLA Luskin study shows
The government’s use of land regulations and zoning laws has acted as a de facto form of segregation that keeps lower-income people from moving into more affluent areas.

May 20: Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica opens
Bruin commuters ride the extended route and all of Metro for free with an offer from UCLA Transportation.

Matthew Robb appointed chief curator of Fowler Museum
Previously curator of the arts of the Americas at the de Young, one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Robb joins the Fowler on June 13.

UCLA In the News May 18, 2016
D.C.’s restriction on concealed-carry could be headed to the Supreme Court. Why people’s brains react to Uber’s surge pricing. And more.

A media-savvy celeb, Trump knows how to get coverage, journalists say
Donald Trump is a man who maximizes his celebrity, keeping the focus on him during the presidential primary season, journalists explain at a UCLA lecture.

UCLA faculty voice: Head Start uses management training to improve family health
Over many years, UCLA researchers have learned that families change their behavior when they get live interactive training sessions with the familiar staff at their child’s Head Start school.

Aid in dying: Is California ready?
A report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research contains key recommendations to overcome the critical gaps in understanding how the law, which takes effect June 9, will work.

Stem cell advance could be key step toward treating deadly blood diseases
UCLA researchers pinpointed the function of a cluster of specialized genes that play a key role in creating and preserving hematopoietic stem cells and identified the process by which those genes are activated.

UCLA Luskin study explains link between heavy alcohol use and suicides during economic downturns
Social work professor Mark Kaplan found that an increase in high-risk drinking during the Great Recession may explain the rise in alcohol-related suicides by men — but not women.

UCLA School of Law opens 2016 commencement season
At the first of more than 50 commencement and graduation ceremonies that will be held over the next four weeks at UCLA, more than 450 jubilant graduates from the UCLA School of Law gathered Friday in Dickson Court North.

UCLA In the News May 16, 2016
Homes near Porter Ranch gas leak showing presence of toxic metals. How patchwork paid family leave policies hurt American economy. And more.

UC names Christine Gulbranson to lead research innovation and entrepreneurship
Gulbranson was most recently CEO of a strategic advisory firm specializing in business development, technology transfer and funding assistance for high-tech clients.

In memoriam: John Bauman, professor emeritus of law
Bauman joined the UCLA School of Law faculty in 1960.

Professor emeritus Arnold Band gives major lecture on Israel Independence Day
'The First Decade of Israeli Literature: The Case of Aharon Appelfeld' was based upon research Band undertook at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Los Angeles: Where electric vehicle rubber meets the road
J.R. DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center for Innovation and member of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, talks about the state of car transportation in Los Angeles, California and beyond.

What's behind Brazil's economic and political crises?
Five UCLA experts from across the campus recently assembled a big-picture view of the political turmoil, economic crisis and investigation into widespread corruption that are shaking Brazil to its core.  

In memoriam: UCLA physics professor Maha Ashour-Abdalla
A highly respected scholar with expertise in space plasma physics, Ashour-Abdalla also had a passion for teaching.

UCLA student earns UC president's leadership award
UCLA graduate student Tyler Watson has been honored by University of California President Janet Napolitano with the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. He is one of three UC students who were recognized by Napolitano on May 11.

UCLA In the News May 13, 2016
Analysis by UCLA researchers provides strategies for how to get parks in areas that need them. George Zimmerman has a legal right to auction his gun online. And more.

May 17: ‘On the Media — Covering Donald Trump’
Political journalists Dylan Byers and Sasha Issenberg in conversation with UCLA professor and presidential election expert Lynn Vavreck.

May 19: Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference
Experts from around the world discuss how cities can become part of the solution to climate change. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti gives keynote address.

UCLA In the News May 12, 2016
A lack of college counseling in high schools dooms too many lower-income students. The role Head Start can play in family health. And more.

The coming transformation of South L.A. and Inglewood
The head of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate talks about the impact of the $1.86 billion, 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue now under construction in Inglewood.

UCLA faculty voice: How big data can make us less racist
Though we’re hardwired to made judgments based on limited observational data, advances in computing could hold promise for overcoming our implicit biases, suggest two UCLA Anderson professors.

May 12: Multimedia artist Rodney McMillian in conversation at the Hammer
An associate professor in the UCLA Department of Art, McMillian currently has three solo exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia.

UCLA faculty voice: Pediatricians need to discuss gun safety with patients
Dr. Alice Kuo and Dr. Angelica Zen argue that gun safety is a relevant issue for children's doctors and, if discussed in appointments, could reduce the number of accidents and deaths involving children.

May 18: ‘MIND/GAME: The Uniquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw’
Free screening of a documentary about WBNA player Chamique Holdsclaw, who emerged as an inspiring mental health advocate following her struggle with depression as a college student and professional athlete.

Artificial intelligence framework developed by UCLA professor now powers Toyota websites
The sites perform sophisticated, real-time reasoning to ensure that a specific vehicle could be manufactured with the consumer’s preferred combination of options and features.

Dr. Michael Ong reappointed to state tobacco education and research committee
California Gov. Jerry Brown Ong, who has served as chair of the committee since 2009.

Plotting a roadmap to meet L.A.'s energy goals for a sustainable future
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall met Tuesday with stakeholders from across the energy ecosystem at UCLA’s Kerckhoff Hall to discuss how Los Angeles can meet its energy goals.

Bruin Day for transfers welcomes 7,000 admitted students, family members
UCLA extends a spirited Bruin welcome this Saturday to 7,000 admitted transfer students and their family members.

UCLA alumni travelers have rare opportunity to view total solar eclipse
The August 2017 expedition to Swan Valley Idaho is presented by UCLA Alumni Travel, which was launched 75 years ago for sojourners who share a passion for learning.

Celebrity poker event to benefit UCLA Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
To raise money to fight the deadly genetic disorder, stars, including Joel Murray, Hank Azaria, Camryn Manheim and Colbie Caillat, will turn out May 14 at Sony Pictures Studios.

UCLA to co-host candidate forum for L.A. County Board 5th District, May 14 at CSUN
The forum will be moderated by Warren Olney, host of KCRW-FM’s “To the Point” and “Olney in L.A.”

May 15: Photographer Stephen Verona on ‘MAO to NOW’
Verona discusses his Fowler Museum exhibition of photographs contrasting changes in China over the past four decades.

UCLA community votes for four winning projects to address health needs in L.A.
Four community projects have been chosen as winners of the "Helping U Help Your Community” contest sponsored by the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health. Winners will each receive $20,000 in funding to support their efforts.

UCLA In the News May 10, 2016
How UCLA trains doctors to manage their feelings. Political scientists develop SpotCheck — a better way to gauge the effectiveness of political ads. And more.

Level of a hormone produced in the ovaries can predict bone loss during menopause transition
The finding, from a UCLA study, might help identify which women can be expected to lose bone at a faster-than-average rate.

In memoriam: Robert Scott, chemistry professor emeritus
A physical chemist who joined the faculty in 1948, Scott died on May 1. He was 94.

Using gene-editing technology for faster, cheaper antiviral drug development
UCLA scientists have recently partnered with the Sandia National Laboratory to develop special screening libraries based on a gene-editing technology called CRISPR.

UCLA-led team develops new method to study mitochondrial DNA diseases
Mutations in mitochondrial DNA can cause devastating diseases that mainly affect tissues and cells with high-energy demands, like the brain and muscles.

To reduce risk for Alzheimer’s, skip Lumosity and get onto the yoga mat
Inner peace and a flexible body may not be the most valuable benefits that yoga and meditation have to offer, suggests new research by a UCLA-led team of neuroscientists.

Visionary photographer Barbara Morgan’s archives come home to UCLA
The UCLA alumna and faculty member was said by Martha Graham to have the rare ability to “capture the instant of a dance and transform it into a timeless gesture.”

Eliminating HIV is possible; UCLA, Danish researchers explain how
The researchers chalk up Denmark’s success to many factors, including the country’s universal health care system and the availability of free treatment for all people who have been infected with HIV.

UCLA In the News May 9, 2016
Area in Canada where wildfire rages has seen warmer winters and accelerated springs. The dangers of secondhand smoking in apartments. And more.

Jim and Carol Collins receive UCLA Medal
The couple, both UCLA alumni, received the campus’s highest honor for more than six decades of philanthropy and leadership that has benefited myriad organizations. 

'Soul Sanctuary: A Tribute to Prince'
A flash exhibit by UCLA Library Special Collections staff Caroline Cubé and Annie Watanabe Rocco runs through May 13.

Immunotherapy drug shows long-lasting response in advanced melanoma
A UCLA study shows that the drug pembrolizumab also has fewer side effects than traditional treatments.

UCLA ranked No. 6 among top LGBT friendly campuses in U.S.
According to the ranking by College Choice, the independent online publication that’s dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college, UCLA is the only public university in the top 10 list.

Tiny optical frequency clock measures time accurately to 270 quintillionths of a second
Small enough to fit on a standard silicon computer chip, the device developed at UCLA Engineering could be used for improved timing, attosecond physics and measuring universal constants.

UCLA In the News May 6, 2016
L.A. nonprofits struggle as charitable donations stay low. How Prop. 13 makes incentives California homeowners to renovate and expand their houses rather than move to a bigger place. And more.

A vital educational assist for immigrants and their children
Since 1999, UCLA can count 19 winners of the annual Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, which support exemplary students as they pursue graduate school.

Geography professor Daniela Cusack receives grant from U.S. Department of Energy
The DOE program provides support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.

UCLA In the News May 5, 2016
Too many cops can actually produce more criminals, says UCLA’s Phillip Atiba Goff. Laurel and Hardy films restored at UCLA to be featured at festival. And more.

May 11: The European Union at a crossroads
A discussion with David O'Sullivan, ambassador of the European Union to the United States.

L.A.'s buildings loom large in determining street-level air quality
UCLA professor co-authored a study to determine which kinds of built environment are best and worst at dispersing vehicle emissions.

UCLA faculty voice: Portray Harriet Tubman as young and tough on the $20
Patricia Turner, professor of African-American Studies, urges the treasury department to select an image of Tubman that captures her formidable strength as an anti-slavery activist.

Exhibition at the Fowler Museum captures rapid cultural evolution in modern China
“MAO to NOW: Photographs by Stephen Verona” features 32 images contrasting China in 1980 with China in 2014. The exhibition runs from May 15 until Sept. 11.

Your brain on microbes: what scientists are finding
The latest research on the impact of microbes inside our bodies on brain development, function and behavior, from UCLA scientist and Sloan Foundation 'rising star' Elaine Hsaio.

Poetry on demand at UCLA (with typewriters)
When David Sedaris visits UCLA each year, the Poetry Bureau assembles outside Royce Hall. And types.

California’s urban residents have been left behind by 2006 parks measure
A policy report by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability finds that Proposition 84 achieved some, but not all, of its ambitious goals.

UCLA In the News May 4, 2016
How the lack of a social safety net has put Starbucks on the front lines of L.A.’s homelessness crisis. Domestic workers are victims of wage theft, according to a UCLA Labor Center report. And more.

Times Higher Education global reputation survey places UCLA No. 2 among U.S. public universities
The rankings assess the international prestige of institutions of higher learning based on input from academic leaders around the world.

Dr. Antoni Ribas receives American Association for Cancer Research award
Ribas, who is working to create a cancer-fighting immune system, received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.

UCLA In the News May 3, 2016
Two UCLA climate scientists help debunk climate change deniers on Jimmy Kimmel. More options available for treating irritable bowel syndrome. And more.

Bruce Dunn named distinguished visiting professor at Shinshu University in Japan
The Nippon Sheet Glass Company Professor of Material Science and Engineering at UCLA, Dunn will conduct collaborative research in creating new generations of materials.

UCLA cardiologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences
UCLA cardiologist and molecular geneticist Dr. Stephen Young is renowned for his work on understanding mechanisms for human disease.

Leading homeless veterans back into mainstream of life
With decades of experience in helping people with psychosis regain their place in society, UCLA neuroscientist Michael Green and his team of 10 psychiatrists, psychologists and other neuroscientists will look for ways to help formerly homeless veterans make the same transition.

Funding decline for a U.S. government HIV/AIDS initiative raises concerns
The finding could be a cause for concern because many countries rely on the agency to help pay for vital health care services for people with the diseases.

Prince’s first manager reflects on the music icon’s early days
Owen Husney, who teaches music business at UCLA Extension, recalls what made Prince’s music so different, negotiating the first record deal and how his experiences with Prince influence his teaching.

See Mercury from UCLA on May 9. Your next chance will be November 2019
Viewers will have the rare opportunity to watch Mercury glide slowly across the sun.

Jared Diamond: A dispassionate look at religion over the course of history
Jared Diamond, UCLA’s Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of geography and an astute intellectual observer of human life in multiple practices, faced a standing-room-only audience who came to hear his  compelling lecture titled “The Evolution and Function of Human Religion."

UCLA In the News May 2, 2016
Trump plays ‘women’s card’ more often and to his detriment. Well-informed teens can be better sex-ed instructors, UCLA group demonstrates. And more.

UCLA graduate student located
UCPD has confirmed that UCLA graduate student Alison Wu has been safely located. UCPD made contact with Wu on May 1, 2016. UCLA is grateful to all for helping to assure the safety of its students.

Inadequate financial savings tied to increased childhood health risks
A new UCLA study examining child health in the context of asset poverty indicates that household wealth is linked more closely to health disparity than income or education level.

May 1: 'Meet the Animals'
Meet an 11-foot python, 100-pound tortoise, exotic birds, reptiles, lizards and more at a Kids in the Courtyard event, Sunday 2-4 p.m. at the Fowler Museum.

May 4: 'Brazil's Current Political Crisis'
UCLA experts discuss facts, concerns and questions about Brazil's crisis on Wednesday, May 4, 4-5:30 p.m. at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Eight things you might not know about UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Go behind the scenes at the institute’s annual open house on April 30, which offers visitors a chance to learn about one of the world’s preeminent archaeology labs.

Opening May 6: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’
Talented students of the Ray Bolger Musical Theater program stage a new revival of the classic musical.

UCLA In the News April 28, 2016
UCLA Law School’s role in Supreme Court decision that strengthened free-speech rights of public employees. Muslims around the world divided on extent of Koran influence in government. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: What’s unjust about ‘work or jail’
Law professor Noah Zatz argues that the sentencing concept of “working off debt” violates the 13th Amendment's prohibition against involuntary servitude and disproportionately punishes communities of color.

$1 million gift endows chair in name of Vijay Dhir, former UCLA Engineering dean
A group of nearly 100 donors, including alumni, faculty and friends of the school, has come together to honor the former UCLA Engineering dean.

UCLA study reveals large gaps in data about sex trafficking in United States
The report by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation recommends seven steps to bolster available resources for people who are victims and to aid in prevention.

UCLA In the News April 29, 2016
Creating affordable housing using shipping containers. How China’s censors influence Hollywood casting decisions. And more.

Jacaranda fever
It's the season of purple-blue across the UCLA campus — and much of Los Angeles.

UCLA partners with South Los Angeles school to enrich student learning
UCLA and Horace Mann Middle School recently announced the Mann-UCLA Summer Institute, a suite of summer programs at the South Los Angeles middle school to boost educational success and opportunities.

Astin receives lifetime achievement award
Alexander Astin, the Allan M. Cartter Distinguished Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College Personnel.

Update on student affairs and enrollment management leadership
Associate Vice Chancellor Monroe Gorden Jr. will become interim vice chancellor of student affairs, effective July 1, following the retirement of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Janina Montero. Associate Vice Chancellor Youlonda Copeland-Morgan will become vice provost for enrollment management.

Presidential ads put to the test: SpotCheck evaluates 2016 campaign commercials
Politics and media experts from UCLA and Vanderbilt University are providing a data-backed understanding of commercials’ persuasiveness and effectiveness with a new rating system.

UCLA student takes 3rd place in UC-wide Grad Slam
UCLA Engineering grad student Gary Li won $1K in the system-wide contest with an exciting, accessible, 3-minute speech about his research on how plasma thrusters could replace conventional rockets for space travel.

April 29: Jammin’ for the Duke
To celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington’s 117th birthday, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Department of Ethnomusicology will be hosting a concert to honor his life and work.

New Fowler Museum exhibition highlights African art
“The Collector and the Dealer: Gifts of African Art from Jay T. Last and Merton D. Simpson” underscores the lasting impact that two men have had on the development of the museum’s acclaimed African art holdings.

Fowler Museum receives pledge of up to $14 million from longtime supporters Jay and Deborah Last
The total donation includes an already received gift of $1 million and a $14 million in matching funds to support operations and grow the museum’s endowment.

UCLA In the News April 27, 2016
Bad metaphors: what do “lanes” have to do with political candidates? The psychological link between procrastination and our mind’s ability to see into our future. And more.

UCLA Meteorite Collection receives a gift of land
David Wacker and his siblings Gerry, Beverly and Michael — all UCLA alumni — have donated 46 acres of land in Kern County to the UCLA Meteorite Collection.

Adding exercise to health education helps treat addiction, say UCLA researchers
Combining workouts with traditional behavioral therapy helped people who were addicted to methamphetamine.

UCLA In the News April 26, 2016
Teens who don’t conform to gender norms are victims of “bathroom bills” as well. The difference between supporter enthusiasm at a rally and voter enthusiasm in the booth. And more.

Roberge receives Emerging Voices 16 Award
Associate professor Heather Roberge, associate vice chair in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, is a recipient of the Emerging Voices 16 Award from the Architectural League New York.

Majority of California veterans who need mental health care receive inadequate or no treatment
The authors recommend that veterans’ mental health status be continuously monitored throughout their lives, not just when emergencies arise.

Ozcan named IEEE distinguished lecturer
Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named a 2016 distinguished lecturer by by the IEEE Photonics Society.

Website lists Shapiro among 40 best M.B.A. profs under 40
Jenessa Shapiro, associate professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was recently named one of 2016’s "Best 40 Under 40 Professors" by Poets and Quants, a news website devoted to the coverage of business schools and MBA programs.

April 23: Bruin Football's spring showcase
The Bruins have returned to the field to kick off four weeks of spring practice, and their annual spring showcase, presented by Toyota, will cap off the spring football season on Saturday.

Campus adds 1,500 books to library in women's prison
A recent UCLA book drive motivated students, faculty and staff to collect or donate more than 1,500 books for the library of a state women's prison in Southern California.  

Recipients of 2016 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awards
The Academic Senate and its Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity announced Thursday the recipients of the 2015-2016 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards.

Be kind to the Earth: A dietitian's suggestions
If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a vegetarian, check out how eating a plant-based diet isn’t just good for your health. It happens to also be good for the Earth’s health.

UCLA In the News April 22, 2016
Channel Island foxes should have vanished years ago, but didn’t. Minimum wage increase in Los Angeles won’t mean much without protections against wage theft. And more.

Healthy Campus Initiative goes deep on sleep
The campus community gathered Wednesday for an evening devoted primarily to sleep and heard sound advice about how to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated from a panel of experts.

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases
The researchers discovered good news as well: An omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid seems to reverse the harmful changes.

Foxes on one of California’s Channel Islands have least genetic variation of all wild animals
UCLA biologists write that the findings should help guide how endangered species are treated.

UCLA In the News April 21, 2016
The significance of Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20. “Chemo brain” is not caused by a popular breast cancer drug. And more.

Seven UCLA faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Members of the academy include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers and artists.

UCLA students meet with senior White House official
About 25 UCLA undergraduate had an unprecedented opportunity Friday afternoon to meet with United States National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

UCLA In the News April 20, 2016
Skin cancer drug shows even more promise based on long-term data. Evolution of Zika virus shows that it’s good at mutating. And more.

April 26: Second annual MLK Remembrance Day
The second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Day at UCLA will showcase King’s efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and explore the role of athletes as activists.

Demystifying the music biz
Los Angeles music attorney Dina LaPolt represents recording artists, songwriters, producers, musicians, authors and writers, and teaches a UCLA Extension class, “Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business.”

UCLA faculty voice: Are we leaving nature behind?
Students are taught about extinction in classrooms, but it’s their direct experience with nature that is rapidly disappearing, warns Peter Kareiva, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Anderson prof elected chair of Fidelity Charitable Board of Trustees
Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity with one of the nation's largest donor-advised fund programs, announced that Alfred E. Osborne Jr. has been elected chair of its Board of Trustees.

Recognizing special contributions of UCLA staff
The UCLA Staff Assembly is accepting nominations and applications for annual service awards.

UCLA In the News April 19, 2016
Extending the human lifespan by focusing on causes of aging. UCLA researchers develop maps of indigenous communities in Los Angeles. And more.

Information on student sought
Alison Wu, a graduate student in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was last seen by her roommate April 10.

L.A.'s newt shows signs of severe stress in drought
L.A.’s only species of newt is showing signs of severe distress, troubling researchers and raising questions about the impacts of the drought and climate change.

UCLA faculty voice: How to stop over-prescribing antibiotics
Prescribing antibiotics to patients who don’t need them can create problems so how do we get doctors to change their behaviors? Start by remembering that doctors are human, so not always perfectly rational.

Jack Feldman honored for exceptional contributions to physiological sciences
The Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology has been chosen to deliver the Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz Prize Lecture for 2017.

UCLA In the News April 15, 2016
UCLA art professor Rodney McMillian is having a moment in East Coast art galleries. Lack of wealth and political power keep parks out of areas where lower-income residents live. And more.

Calling all chess enthusiasts
Faculty, staff, students and alumni UC-wide are invited to compete in the 2016 UC Chess Championship at UC Merced on April 23.

Advice to grow by from UC horticulture experts
The UC Master Gardener Program's California Garden Web brings the public the best and latest in gardening practices.

May 3: Stephan Wolfert's ‘Cry Havoc’
A U.S. Army veteran, playwright and actor, Wolfert explores the trauma of war and post-war in his riveting one-man show.

Veteran journalist decries worldwide violence against reporters as threat to freedom
Daniel Pearl’s tragic death was only the first in a wave of violence that has targeted journalists all over the world, said Christiane Amanpour as she delivered the annual lecture given in memory of the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in Pakistan.

Laurence Fink, alumnus and head of BlackRock, to deliver UCLA College commencement address
Fink, who received both a bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from UCLA, is regarded as one of the most influential individuals in business and finance.

Architect Wonne Ickx receives Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
Ickx and his Mexico City-based architecture firm, Productora, received the award for 'Pavilion on the Zocalo' in Mexico City.

UCLA Law receives $250,000 gift from Emmett and Shapiro Foundations
The gifts will establish the Frank D. Boren Scholarships and Summer Fellowships in Environmental Law.

Dr. Mark Litwin receives Barringer Medal for outstanding work in genitourinary cancer surgery
Chair of the UCLA Department of Urology, Litwin is recognized for his foundational work focusing on quality of life in prostate cancer survivors.

Microscope uses artificial intelligence to find cancer cells more efficiently
The device combines two components invented at UCLA: a photonic time stretch microscope and a deep learning computer program that identifies cancer cells with over 95 percent accuracy.

UCLA research suggests that gut bacteria could help prevent cancer
Eventually, doctors might be able to analyze the levels and types of patients’ intestinal bacteria and then prescribe probiotics to bolster the amount of bacteria with anti-inflammatory properties.

April 18: Sherry Turkle on 'Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age'
Founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, Turkle has spent 30 years researching the psychology of people’s relationships with technology. RSVP for her lecture by April 15.

LGBTQ Awareness Week at UCLA Anderson
UCLA Anderson School of Management presents a rainbow of events and activities for the whole campus community.

New fellowships help UC law students launch public-service careers
The President’s Public Service Law Fellowships will award $4.5 million annually to students who want to pursue public interest legal careers but might otherwise — out of financial need — seek private sector jobs.

Peter Guber named L.A. Business Journal Business Person of the Year
Guber teaches a class in leadership at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and is also on the faculty of the School of Theater, Film and Television.

UCLA Athletics receives $5 million donation for soccer venue
The on-campus stadium, which will host men’s and women’s soccer in addition to club sports, will be named for Wallis Annenberg.

UCLA joins collaboration to advance cancer immunotherapy research
Already a leader in the field, UCLA will collaborate with five of the nation’s other top cancer centers in the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

UCLA Operation Mend launches mental health program for wounded veterans and their families
Participants will have access to highly individualized, intensive treatment that draws on UCLA’s nationally recognized expertise in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and integrative medicine.

Experimental therapy for brain cancer developed by UCLA and Caltech could prevent drug resistance
The new technique uses penny-sized microfluidic chips that are equipped with minuscule DNA “bar codes,” which are no bigger than a single cell.

Help UCLA Chancellor Gene Block develop an app
UCLA students can now compete for a chance to assist UCLA Chancellor Gene Block with developing his idea into a mobile application that will use voice and speech recognition to analyze and improve the dynamics of group interactions.

Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia receives innovator awards in prosthodontics
The assistant professor of dentistry was awarded for research that advances scientific knowledge in implant dentistry and tissue engineering.

UCLA In the News April 8, 2016
Elderly widowers at elevated risk of health problems exacerbated by grief. Questionable constitutionality of “community service” requirements for those facing ticket fines. And more.

UCLA historian publishes new book on Afghanistan
Nile Green, the William Andrews Clark Professor of history and director of the Program on Central Asia in the UCLA International Institute, has edited a new book, “Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes,” published by Oxford University Press.

April 8-9: Phantom Limb Company's 'Memory Rings'
Fairytale, puppetry, music and more combine to chronicle 5,000 years of human and environmental change.

UCLA faculty voice: How a public university can help fix a city’s Achilles’ heel?
Lee Cooper writes about how UCLA’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge will leverage the university’s students to make Los Angeles energy and water independent.

The natural of opera
Jake Heggie, who earned a B.A. and M.A. in music at UCLA, was a PR writer when the general director of the San Francisco Opera handpicked to compose a score for a libretto by playwright Terrence McNally. Today, he has three operas currently in the pipeline.

UCLA scientists develop potential roadmap for personalized brain cancer treatments
The new technique assesses how changes in a person’s immune response can help predict the effectiveness of a new therapy in people who have the most common and deadly type of brain cancer.

Join the City of Angels Fun Ride, help UCLA get a new Bloodmobile
Register soon for the sure-to-sellout event, which offers two routes that start and finish on the UCLA campus.

April 20: 'Sleep Revolution'
Learn from sleep experts, ask Arianna Huffington to sign a free copy of her new book and more at the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative Celebration.

April 7: ‘Sex in the Time of Zika’
Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, speaks on reproductive rights and women's health.

UCLA study yields the key to effective personalized medicine
The new technique can accurately identify a person’s optimal drug and dose combinations throughout an entire course of treatment, without complex, time-consuming genetic analysis.

'Transitions' by Carola Suárez-Orozco wins Social Policy Award
'Transitions' was lauded for candid view of developmental adaptation of immigrant children to new cultures, languages and social structures.

UCLA In the News April 6, 2016
Los Angeles County residents’ assessment of their economic security differs by race and ethnicity. UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts California’s economy will grow faster than U.S. economy. And more.

Four faculty receive American Educational Research Association awards
Professors Walter Allen, Mitchell Chang, Robert Cooper and John Rogers were honored by the national research society.

Q&A: UCLA's Kent Wong on the life and legacy of a longtime civil rights activist
Wong, director of the UCLA Labor Center, recently edited a book with the Rev. James Lawson, a renowned civil rights activist who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped launch key campaigns for social justice.

UCLA Athletics receives $2 million gift to support softball
Generous gift from longtime campus benefactors Jim and Phyllis Easton will be used to support improvements, including a new scoreboard, to Easton Stadium.

For treating a leading cause of osteoporosis, surgery is better than widely used medications
UCLA-led study finds that drugs commonly used to combat the condition actually increase the risk of fracture, meaning that taking them is worse than doing nothing at all.

UCLA In the News April 4, 2016
The link between handwriting and memory recall is a win for old-school note taking over using laptops. Pediatricians’ role in preventing gun violence. And more.

The latest from digital humanist Johanna Drucker
Johanna Drucker is the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliography in the department of information studies.

UC admits significantly more California freshman students, makes gains in diversity
Admissions offers to California high school seniors jumped nearly 15 percent over last year for students hoping to enroll at a University of California campus this fall.

UCLA In the News April 1, 2016
Insurance companies and their role in police reform. How big cinema chains are squeezing smaller movie houses. And more.

UCLA researcher advances PET imaging technology to improve response to cancer treatment
A promising new discovery by UCLA scientists could lead to a new method of identifying cancer patients who express high levels of an enzyme and are more likely to respond to cancer treatments.

UCLA IoES fundraiser honors champions of the environment
This year’s gala raised a record $1.75 million for UCLA’s environmental research, education and community projects and recognized Ted Sarandos, Wendy and Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Skoll.

UCLA In the News March 31, 2016
Data on infant mortality supports longer maternity leave for women. Medications find a market in China. And more.

Nature and concrete artfully blend to beautify street
 A team of UCLA Extension students use elements that reflect a harmonious blending of L.A.'s built and natural environments.

UCLA faculty voice: Body mass index perpetuates stigmas and indicates little about health
Psychology professor A. Janety Tomiyama notes that some 34.4 million of the 70 million-plus Americans categorized as “overweight” by BMI were perfectly healthy.

Wanted: Students with a great research idea about the Internet
UCLA freshmen, sophomores and juniors from across the campus are being given a chance to win $15,000 and a yearlong research opportunity to pursue revolutionary, interdisciplinary research on the topic of the Internet.

Pop-up exhibit showcases UCLA faculty research in innovative way
A pop-up exhibit showcasing the 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report published by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies is traveling across the campus.

UCLA scientists pinpoint cancer gene responsible for neuroendocrine prostate cancer
The researchers found that an experimental drug called CD532, which changes the structure of a key protein, reduced the size of tumors in mice by 80 percent.

April 6: Rev. James Lawson and Kent Wong
The Rev. James Lawson Jr., one of the most important social justice leaders of our time, and Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Labor Center, will be discussing their new book at the Hammer Museum.

Pediatric infectious disease expert wins honors from European society
Dr. James Cherry, a distinguished research professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been awarded the 2016 Bill Marshall Award.

Staff's invited to learn more about UCLA's Geffen Academy
UCLA staff is invited to attend an information session about the Geffen Academy at UCLA Initiative on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Charles E. Young Research Library Room 11360.

UCLA In the News March 30, 2016
UCLA physiologist Reggie Edgerton’s quest to help people who are paralyzed walk again. Covered California forcing underperforming hospitals to improve. And more.

Art of the Austronesians: The Legacy of Indo-Pacific Voyaging
The exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA will feature 200 rare and diverse artworks from the Austronesian-speaking peoples including ancient ceramics, carved ancestor figures, textiles and ritual objects.

Brain appears to have different mechanisms for reconciling sight and sound
People who performed two tasks that combined seeing and hearing frequently show that vision influenced their hearing, and vice versa.

Affordability and eligibility were the biggest barriers for Californians without health insurance
Two-thirds of the Californians who didn’t have health insurance in 2014 were actually eligible for coverage, but many did not enroll because of the cost.

UCLA faculty voice: Can socialists lose an election and still get their revolution?
Professor Daniel J.B. Mitchell writes about how Upton Sinclair’s failed 1934 bid for California governor still left a lasting mark on politics.

Eating green leads entrepreneur to start restaurant chain
After UCLA Anderson alumnus T.K. Pillan became a vegan and lost 20 pounds, he decided to launch Veggie Grill in a way that would attract non-vegetarians to his restaurant.

Study once again finds UCLA's urban planning faculty most influential
The Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has once again been named the most influential planning school in North America, according to an analysis by Thomas W. Sanchez of Virginia Tech.

Digital technology can be harmful to your health
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and UCLA psychologist Patricia Greenfield were part of a panel discussing the downside of the digital revolution at a Zócalo/UCLA event at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Faculty Research Lecturers named for 2016-17
Professors Edward De Robertis and John Agnew join select group of UCLA's most accomplished scholars.

UCLA In the News March 29, 2016
The national implications of California’s proposal to raise the minimum wage. Why Californians harbor negative feelings about Trump and Clinton. And more.

April 5: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The secretary-general of the United Nations willl address guests at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire at a dinner hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and the RAND Corporation.

Sean Hecht is selected California lawyer of year for environmental law
Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice at UCLA School of Law, won the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award for environmental law.

UCLA student DJs compete for prime spot at EDM after-party
Four finalists will compete on Saturday, March 26, at Avalon Hollywood to spin for the official after-party for the Electronic Music Awards and Foundation show on April 14.

UCLA In the News March 24, 2016
Brussels attacks shatter faith in Europe’s open boarders. Los Angeles artist turns discarded items into art about race in America. And more.

UC regents approve retirement program for future employees
The UC regents today approved a new retirement program for future UC employees as part of a broader effort to maintain the university’s excellence and sustain its long-term financial health.

Dr. Nina Shapiro to publish '50 Studies Every Pediatrician Should Know'
Director of pediatric otolaryngology and a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Shapiro is co-editor of a new book for health care professionals.

Humanoid nature
With 12 research groups pursuing cutting-edge work, UCLA is already a leader in robotics research and education. The university's ambition is to build one of the great robotics programs in the world.

UCLA In the News March 22, 2015
The significance of hope. Your brain may be hardwired for altruism. And more.

Don Nakanishi, 66, UCLA emeritus professor and pioneer in Asian American studies
Don Nakanishi, a UCLA scholar who gained national recognition for establishing Asian American studies as a viable and relevant field of scholarship, teaching, community service and public discourse, died March 21. He was 66.

UCLA stem cell researcher receives $7.6 million grant
Funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will support work to genetically engineer immune cells to fight cancer.

Veteran Ave. remains open despite water main break near UCLA
Water running down the street is not expected to cause any flooding or property damage to the campus.

UCLA med students happily meet their match
Pandemonium broke out today, Match Day, on the terrace at Covel Commons when 165 medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ripped open envelopes to find out where they have been accepted for residency.

UCLA In the News March 18, 2016
Antitrust concerns over possible newspaper deal. How a teen’s murder changed South L.A. And more.

Support for sustainable transportation cuts traffic to campus 25 percent in a decade
UCLA encourages sustainable transportation with a number of programs, and incentives, including providing subsidized transit passes, vanpool subsidies and bicycling infrastructure.

In memoriam: Dan McLaughlin, former head of UCLA animation program
Dan McLaughlin, who, for 37 years, headed an animation program at UCLA that was considered one of the finest in the country, died in his sleep on March 15 in West Hills, California. He was 84.

Geneticist Leonid Kruglyak honored for groundbreaking research
The professor of human genetics and biological chemistry has been awarded the 2016 Edward Novitski Prize for his pioneering body of work in genetics.

What you need to know about sleep
How to tell if you’re sleep deprived, how much sleep is optimal and things you can do to make sure you get the rest you need to stay healthy.

UCLA faculty voice: How politics built L.A.’s Gold Line
Law professor Ethan Elkind writes that politics drove the decision to extend the Gold Line into the San Gabriel Valley, where low-density neighborhoods would have been served better by bus rapid transit.

UCLA In the News March 17, 2016
Charter schools disproportionately suspend black and disable students. Air pollution increases diabetes risk. And more.

UCLA launches campuswide diabetes prevention initiative
At-risk faculty, staff and students will be invited to participate in a program found effective in preventing type 2 diabetes.

On the frontlines with emergency department nurse Kayla Vandegrift
A charge nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Vandegrift oversees an ongoing stream of patients and the doctors and nurses who care for them.

Dental school's Silva, Tetradis named Leadership Institute Fellows
Silva and Tetradis were selected as being among the most promising individuals to become leaders in dental and higher education.

Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism
By temporarily inactivating a part of the brain involved in impulse-control, the researchers discovered compelling evidence that humans are predisposed to be generous to others.

Take a mindfulness break with free guided meditations
UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center offers 12 meditations — each from five to 19 minutes long and four of them in Spanish — online and at iTunes.

March 19: Deepa Mehta’s controversial 'Fire'
The 1996 film, about the relationship between two women in loveless marriages, spurred intense controversy in India and won honors worldwide.

Root tale: A walking tour of the UCLA campus plants database
Take a campus tour of UCLA's 550 botanical species, thanks to professor emeritus Wayne Dollase and UCLA Magazine.

Mitchell Chang is named American Education Research Association Fellow
The honor recognizes the professor of education and Asian American studies for notable and sustained research achievements.

Quyen Di Chuc Bui wins Asian Heritage Award
The UCLA lecturer leads the Vietnamese language program and also prepares immigrant volunteers to teach Vietnamese in their communities.

April 13: Christiane Amanpour gives annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture
CNN’s chief international correspondent, Amanpour has covered major crises and interviewed top leaders around the world for two decades. RSVPs for the lecture are now being accepted.

UCLA In the News March 15, 2016
Nobel Prize-winning UCLA game theorist dies at 92. SoCal native on SCOTUS short list. And more.

UCLA graduate schools, programs score highly in U.S. News and World Report rankings
UCLA’s impressive showing demonstrates its broad academic excellence and reinforces its reputation as one of the country’s finest postsecondary institutions.

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete
The new building material called CO2NCRETE would be made from carbon captured from power plant smokestacks potentially eliminating a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions.

UCLA In the News March 14, 2016
Breaking the Hollywood casting mold. The politics behind L.A.’s Gold Line. And more.

Whip spiders only look terrifying, UCLA biologist reports
The animals, which are related to spiders and scorpions, “look terrifying, but are actually delicate, timid and afraid of you,” says UCLA doctoral candidate Kenneth Chapin.

Ibarra, Shintaku receive External Affairs Impact Award
Teresa Ibarra and Janice Shintaku were nominated by colleagues for the outstanding service they provide to alumni, donors, faculty, supporters and fellow staff members.

'How We Learn Versus How We Think We Learn' now on video
Psychologist Robert Bjork's intriguing presentation is now available in the Faculty Research Lecture Archives.

Jonathan Stewart honored by Seismological Society of America
The professor and chair of the UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has made significant contributions to earthquake science.

He anchors success of his high school math students on teamwork
Math high school teacher Anthony Yom, who earned two master's degrees from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, urges his students to aim high and to help each other.

UCLA In the News March 11, 2016
How an amateur meteor hunter tracked down a fireball. Hillary Clinton takes on the gun lobby. And more.

Willeke Wendrich named director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
A renowned authority on Egyptian archaeology, Wendrich takes the reins of one of the most important global research centers in archaeology.

Chairman of BlackRock shares his views on world's largest economies
Laurence D. Fink, chairman, CEO of BlackRock, Inc. and the newest recipient of the UCLA Medal, talked about how China will have to transform its society to keep its economy moving forward.

BlackRock chairman Laurence Fink receives UCLA Medal
The two-time UCLA graduate, a member of the UCLA Anderson Campaign Committee, built what was once a small fixed income boutique into a global asset management firm with more than $4.6 trillion in assets.

April: 'The Heat is On: A Jerry Bruckheimer Film Festival'
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television pays tribute to the trailblazing film and television producer, April 1-27 at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater.

UCLA In the News March 10, 2016
A majority of California adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Can a sinking stock market cause a recession? And more.

Student’s talk on rocket trip to Mars propels him to top
Aerospace engineering graduate student Gary Li won first place last week at UCLA Grad Slam, a campuswide competition where graduate students give three-minute presentations on their research.

Public Health's Roshan Bastani on babies, chocolate and getting away from it all
Professor Roshan Bastani of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is the director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Prevention Research.

March 13: Fowler Family Jam 'Masks, Drums and Song'
The free event, on March 13, 2-4 p.m., includes a music and dance performance, an educational component and mask-making.

March 11: 'Sorry, Wrong Number'
The film classic screens at 7:30 p.m., presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater.

UCLA faculty voice: When it comes to breastfeeding, a mother’s health and happiness matter too
Three physicians write about how a determination to breast feed pushed even them to ignore their own advice for new mothers that breastfeeding at all costs might not be the right choice.

New study reveals nuanced story behind wealth disparity across racial and ethnic groups in L.A.
A detailed examination of assets and debts by researchers from UCLA, Duke and The New School showed that some racial and ethnic minority populations are extremely vulnerable to even short-term financial disruptions.

Majority of California adults have prediabetes or diabetes
Research provides the first analysis and breakdown of California prediabetes rates by county, age and ethnicity.

The power of one: HIV/AIDS researcher and educator Dr. Roger Detels
The public health researcher and educator has educated two generations of Asian health leaders who are altering the path of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

New UCLA ONE Bruin community website launches
The one-stop-shop website from the UCLA Alumni Association helps Bruins meet their professional needs and connect with UCLA.

Switch to Daylight Saving Time doesn't have to cost you sleep
With Daylight Saving Time coming up this weekend, Dr. Alon Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, has some suggestions for staff and faculty on the best ways to adjust to the time change.

UCLA In the News March 9, 2016
Tips for easing into daylight saving time. How to fight anti-vaccine sentiment. And more.

Thursday: Ambassadors to Vietnam, Singapore, discuss U.S. foreign policy
U.S. ambassadors Ted Osius and Kirk Wagar will speak at the UCLA School of Law on March 10, 12:30 p.m.

Gift from Hellman Fellows Fund to support work of junior faculty
Over the years, the Hellman Fellows Fund has supported more than 850 junior faculty members who are now chairs and heads of departments, MacArthur fellows and tenured faculty with long successful track records.

Computer scientist Raghu Meka wins NSF CAREER Award
The assistant professor of computer science will use the award to support his research into the structure of randomness.

Addiction medicine expert Steven Shoptaw to speak at UN meeting
The meeting, in Vienna, Austria, is to develop science-based recommendations to ensure access to antiretroviral therapies for people with HIV/AIDS who also use drugs.

UCLA In the News March 8, 2016
Tennis pro Maria Sharapova fails drug test. Patients turn to urgent care when they can’t see their primary care provider. And more.

Get your retirement readiness score
Staff and faculty may view their 2016 Retirement Review statement at, a newly launched tablet- and smartphone- friendly website to bring retirement information to your fingertips.

March 8: 'Mapuche Medicine Meets Modernity'
The indigenous Mapuche of Chile and Argentina continue to use traditional medicine with spiritual healers and medicinal plants.

New report provides first detailed look into L.A.’s complex racial wealth story
Authors of the “The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles” report will talk about the findings and local leaders will be available to discuss opportunities for building wealth among communities of color.

UCLA statement on the passing of Nancy Reagan
Statement on behalf of the UCLA community from Chancellor Gene Block and Dr. John Mazziotta, Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences, and CEO of UCLA Health.

Jackie Robinson's number 42 lives on at UCLA
A monument to Jackie Robinson, one of UCLA’s most celebrated alumni and the first player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, was unveiled at a campus ceremony Saturday.

Saturday: UCLA families get early registration for popular summer camps
UCLA Recreation's summer camps serve children ages 5-17 and include swimming, sports of all sorts, theater- and science-themed sessions and more.

UCLA Awards go to eight outstanding Bruins
The UCLA Alumni Association has paid tribute to the university's distinguished luminaries since 1946.

Zika linked to abnormal pregnancies, fetal death, new research finds
The results presented in a new study by researchers at UCLA and in Brazil Zika revealed associations between infection and “grave outcomes” including fetal death, fetal growth restriction and nervous system damage.

UCLA In the News March 4, 2016
UCLA sells rights to prostate cancer drug. Breastfeeding can cause stress and anxiety for new mothers. And more.

March 7: Halim Dhanidina on 'Challenges and Opportunities for American-Muslims Post-9/11'
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, Dhanidina is the first Muslim judge in California.

UCLA sells royalty rights connected with cancer drug to Royalty Pharma
The campus will use its share of the proceeds to support research programs aimed at generating new discoveries that that serve the public good, and to support scholarships and fellowships.

In tech transfer, UCLA is among the nation’s leading universities
In the past six years, more than 140 startup companies have been formed based on UCLA research discoveries, including 27 that were launched in the fiscal year ending in June 2015.

Comedian, actress use laughter to enlist millennials in the fight against Alzheimer's
Seth and Lauren Rogen have formed Hilarity for Charity to spread the word about Alzheimer's to millennials.

UCLA In the News March 3, 2016
Citywide parking requirements place a heavy burden on the poor. Racism and the GOP. And more.

UCLA scientists to help map Armenian genome
A representative of the ArmGenia Research Charitable Trust of Yerevan, Armenia, recently signed an agreement last month with Thomas Coates, director of the Center for World Health at UCLA, to partner on the project.

William Sandoval receives NSF grant to improve science education
The $2.8 million NSF grant will support Sandoval's UCLA research team working in collaboration with teachers in the Montebello Unified School District.

Better way to treat abscesses: Add antibiotic to conventional approach
The findings are particularly important because of the emergence of community-acquired MRSA, which since 2000 has become the most common cause of skin infections.

UCLA In the News March 2, 2016
How the insurance industry could reform American policing. Helping American workers would hurt the world's poorest. And more.

Architect Dana Cuff on big cities, green olives and cognitive psychology
Cuff took part in a Zócalo Public Square “In the Green Room” interview before joining a panel discussion on gentrification in Los Angeles.

A road map for advancing women in tech
A new report by the UCLA Luskin Center for innovation highlights quality mentoring as a key strategy for reducing inequality.

UCLA Indonesian Studies Program receives $100,000 gift
The gift from Julia Gouw, a respected Los Angeles businesswoman and native of Indonesia, will support research, conferences and more.

UCLA In the News March 1, 2016
The many benefits of therapy dogs. How herbal supplements can interfere with prescription drugs. And more.

UCLA Library works with faculty to cut students’ cost for course materials
UCLA Library staffers help make instructors aware of potential classroom resources that are free or low-cost alternatives.

UCLA faculty voice: In tennis and in life, Arthur Ashe focused on the long game
Patricia Turner writes about Ashe’s life, from his birth into segregation to his death from AIDS in 1993, and identifies the qualities he embodied that today’s students should aspire to: perseverance, honesty and integrity.

CEO of YouTube stays alert for clues that the world is changing
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, returned to UCLA Anderson, where she got her M.B.A. in 1998, to talk about her career and share her insights on how to succeed in the tech world.

On the run with Staff Assembly president Mike Lee
The longtime Bruin and IT administrator has run hundreds of races, most recently the 26-kilometer L.A. Marathon from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica.

Tuesday: Neil Netanel on the rich history of Jewish copyright law
Rabbis have been ruling on copyright law since the dawn of print, law professor Netanel makes clear in his new book.

UCLA In the News February 29, 2016
As marital pay gap shrinks, class divide grows. DNA evidence is no sure thing. And more.

From wrongfully jailed to artist, activist and UCLA professor
Bryonn Bain, a new professor of African-American Studies at UCLA, draws on his experiences with racial profiling along with his Harvard law degree to shape his art and to advocate for justice reform.

Renewable energy ignites debate
While the experts agreed on the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they sharply divided on how to achieve that goal at a recent discussion sponsored by the UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.

Decoding the Apple v. U.S. battle
Public policy professor John Villasenor breaks down the background, key points and possible consequences of the iPhone legal dispute.

Hidden costs for the ‘hidden poor’
In high-cost areas of California, people with incomes much higher than the federal poverty level may still struggle to make ends meet.

Feb. 27: Pint-sized but powerful UCLA gymnasts versus Arizona State
Short people, as well as UCLA faculty and staff, get free admission to the Pauley Pavilion meet.

Belvedere Middle School unveils new state-of-the art fitness center
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind donates $50,000 center to promote fitness in underserved school.

Chemist Alexander Spokoyny receives 3M award for new-materials research
The honor goes to help young faculty achieve tenure while teaching and conducting research.

Jason Cong receives Technical Achievement Award from IEEE Computer Society
The award is given for outstanding contributions in computer and information science and engineering.

UCLA In the News February 26, 2016
Transgender students and bathroom laws. How to win an Oscar. And more.

Why people oppose same-sex marriage
A UCLA psychology study concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous, which they may fear threatens their own marriages and their way of life.

Thursday: Decrypting the Apple decryption order
John Villasenor, UCLA professor of electrical engineering, public policy, management and law, discusses the technological, legal, policy and business implications of the decryption order.

New cell-sorting technology could improve the development of cell therapies
New system can distinguish between subtly different cells so that only the correct, therapeutic cells are used for treatments.

UCLA In the News February 25, 2016
Movies with diverse casts do better at the box office. Facebook moves beyond the “like” button. And more.

UCLA senior has a new flight plan
Kimberly Anyadike made national headlines in 2009 by piloting a Cessna from Compton to Virginia, and back. Now the aspiring cardiovascular surgeon shines in the classroom and community.

Advanced cancer screening technology may improve individualized cancer treatments
New technique is more streamlined and less expensive than current methods.

UCLA sociologist approaches modern Iran from ‘best of both worlds’
Kevan Harris, a comparative historical sociologist and expert on modern Iran, is bringing fresh perspectives shaped by his discipline to UCLA.

UCLA law students do the legwork to get cases heard by the Supreme Court
Thanks to the law school’s Supreme Court Clinic, the court will issue rulings on cases dealing with free speech, the right to a speedy trial, search and seizure, and deportation.

UCLA joins center aimed at increasing diversity among future STEM faculty
UCLA has joined the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, established in 2003 with support from the National Science Foundation to improve teaching skills and increase the diversity of future university faculty in science, ...

Friday: Symposium marks 400-year anniversary of Galileo’s collision with Catholic Church
UCLA’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents 'The Roman Inquisition in the Time of Galileo' on Feb. 26.

Online photo album recalls past triumphs at the Oscars
The UCLA Library’s Special Collections staff have recaptured some of Hollywood’s finest hours in collection of 48 Los Angeles Times photographs of Academy Awards ceremonies from the 1950s to 1970s.

Dr. Gregory Hendey is named inaugural chair, department of emergency medicine
Hendey will join the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on June 15.

Sunday: Learn photo portraiture with your family at the Hammer
Practice techniques of portraiture with photographer Siri Kaur and see the Hammer exhibition, 'Catherine Opie: Portraits.'

Health policy research by Ninez Ponce named among top 10 studies in 2015
A professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Ponce's study found income inequality in the use of a technique to guide chemotherapy decisions in early-stage breast cancer.

Wednesday: 'City of Gold' with food critic Jonathan Gold
The 2015 film documentary screens at the UCLA Hammer Museum, followed by a Q&A with Gold.

Develop communication confidence in UCLA Anderson 'Speak Easy’ Toastmasters
Get guidance and support to work through fears of public speaking and practice presentation skills.

L.A. leader Zev Yaroslavsky inspires students to pursue public service
Yaroslavsky serves as executive director of the new Los Angeles Initiative, a base for his teaching assignments and policy research.

UCLA faculty voice: Understanding Islamic State
History professor and modern Middle East expert James Gelvin provides historical explanations about the origins of the Islamic State and what its leaders want.

Antarctica could be headed for major meltdown
Previous research showed that ice shelves are vulnerable to even small increases in greenhouse gases, but the new study was the first to demonstrate that huge, land-based glaciers are also vulnerable.

UCLA In the News February 22, 2016
GOP candidates accuse one another of lying. Zika risk concerns prospective Olympians. And more.

UCLA Library releases audio of rare Harper Lee radio interview
UCLA Library Special Collections posted online Friday a rare interview the famously reclusive author of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” gave to WQXR radio host Roy Newquist in 1964.

Three UCLA Engineering faculty win nation’s highest honor for young researchers
The awardees from UCLA are Dino Di Carlo, a professor of bioengineering; Jonathan Hopkins, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Benjamin Williams, an assistant professor of electrical engineering.

UCLA In the News February 19, 2016
Clinton vs. Sanders on immigration. Construction plans delay Southern California bullet train. And more.

UCLA faculty help black students find path to graduate studies
Five faculty members from various departments received grants in 2015 designed to increase the number of African Americans in doctoral programs and support their trajectory toward academic careers in the arts and sciences.

History professor Teo Ruiz: 'Do not postpone joy'
Ruiz responded to an assortment of questions — both personal and professional — for Zócalo Public Square's 'In the Green Room' series.

UCLA faculty voice: Casanova was more than a good lover
Professor Malina Stefanovska says that the infamous seducer wasn’t merely after conquest; he chased intelligent conversation and passionate affairs to remember.

See something weird in nature? Call your local scientist
Brad Shaffer, director of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, says the role of citizen scientists is important in helping scientists track changes in the environment due to climate.

Study identifies specific gene network that promotes nervous system repair
Researchers also found an existing drug that can promote nerve regeneration in the central nervous system.

UCLA Anderson commemorates Black History Month
The school's Black@UCLA website features stories and videos about prominent African American alumni and historic campus events, as well as projects in Africa by faculty, staff and students.

UCLA In the News February 18, 2016
UCLA grad is first African American to head a major broadcast network. Higher risk for elderly cancer patients undergoing surgery. And more.

Dr. Carol Mangione appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Mangione will join a diverse group of health experts working to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.

Long-term exposure to ozone may increase risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases
Researchers found the association between ozone and mortality began at 35 parts per billion.

Waxman: Don't lose faith in Congress despite partisan rancor
Former U.S. Congressman and current UC Regents Professor Henry Waxman talked about how Congress has evolved

TFT visiting assistant professor picked to head ABC Entertainment Group
Channing Dungey, visiting assistant professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and an alumna,  has been named the president of the ABC Entertainment Group.

$1.2 million awarded to research projects to help Los Angeles County thrive despite climate change
The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge’s first competitive research grants will go to 11 projects, ranging from developing lightweight solar panels that double as batteries to studying the costs of algae-based biofuels.

Alison Bailey appointed to National Assessment of Education Progress committee
A professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Bailey will be involved in the review of reading assessments of 4th graders nationwide.

Pesticide mixtures may increase health risks but are still unregulated by California, UCLA report says
The report recommends that a state agency and agricultural commissioners evaluate pesticide mixtures and implement regulations to more adequately protect human health.

UCLA In the News February 17, 2016
Economic uncertainty makes election outcome harder to predict. Cost of California bullet train goes way up. And more.

Heart failure patients using telemonitoring are as likely to be readmitted to hospital as those receiving standard care
UCLA researchers studied more than 1,400 people being treated for heart failure at six California medical centers.

UC to mail out new IRS form verifying health insurance coverage
The University of California will be sending out new tax forms required by the Affordable Care Act.

Injuries and other health concerns are more common in older people after certain cancer surgeries
Findings could lead to better care planning and better outcomes for patients whose age puts them at higher risk

UCLA In the News February 16, 2016
The impact of Justice Scalia’s death. Guest worker programs vs. immigration reform. And more.

March 3: ‘Connecting the Dots: Making Meaning of the World’
Why are humans driven to categorize the world? Science writer James Gleick and UCSD cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky in discussion at UCLA Hammer Museum.

Study shows success of UCLA program’s method of training physician-scientists
Students in UCLA’s Specialty Training and Advanced Research Program pursue their Ph.D. after finishing medical school, which maintains close ties between clinical education and research training.

Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
The study’s lead author says the findings “have the potential to dramatically decrease the number of undetected cases of Type 2 diabetes, prevent complications from the disease and save lives.”

Feb. 27: ‘Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel and Celebration’
Featuring 2016 Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design as well as costume designers of the most provocative films of 2015.

Gala will celebrate 50th year of Department of Architecture and Urban Design
To celebrate the department's 50-year role in shaping the world, UCLA Arts will host a gala on Saturday, March 19.

Computer scientist receives CAREER Award from NSF
Raghu Meka, an assistant professor of computer science at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

UCLA In the News February 12, 2016
UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus goes viral. How far left has America moved? And more.

How head and neck cancers respond to radiation depends in part on HPV status
Findings shed light on why some head and neck cancers fare much worse after radiation therapy despite optimum treatment regimens.

In memoriam: William D. Schaefer, UCLA English professor and former executive vice chancellor
William David Schaefer, an emeritus professor of English at UCLA who served as executive vice chancellor from 1978 to 1987 under Chancellor Charles Young, died Jan. 12 in Los Angeles after a long illness at age 87. While Schaefer was executive vice ...

Four-legged messengers of love
Sick children at Mattel Children's Hospital got a heartwarming visit Friday from lovable canines, dressed up in their Valentine's Day finest.

In memoriam: Scholar of Indian history Damodar SarDesai
The professor emeritus of the UCLA Department of History died on Jan. 16.

‘The Wire’ creator David Simon shines a harsh light on ‘Two Americas’ in Luskin Lecture
The screenwriter and former reporter was the keynote speaker for the two-day inauguration of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.

UCLA In the News February 11, 2016
Fixing the male tilt in medical research. UCLA organ transplant pioneer dies. And more.

Stem cell gene therapy could be key to treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The study was the first to create corrected human iPS cells that could directly restore functional muscle tissue affected by the disease.

Sleep apnea takes a toll on brain function
People with obstructive sleep apnea show significant changes in the levels of two neurotransmitters, which could explain some of the symptoms that affect patients’ daily lives.

UCLA researchers release open source code for powerful image detection algorithm
The algorithm helps computers “see” features of objects that aren’t visible using standard imaging techniques.

UCLA In the News February 10, 2016
A censored classic is recovered in full. Facebook hits hurdles to its global Web goals. And more.

Friday: ‘Success in 2016’ support group for faculty and staff
The UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center is offering 'Success in 2016: Intend to Act' on Fridays through March 11.

Applications now being accepted for 2016-17 TIE-INS
Children of UCLA faculty and staff can attend public schools close to campus through the program.

College students’ commitment to activism, political and civic engagement reach all-time highs
Findings from the annual CIRP Freshman Survey suggest that participation in demonstrations may even intensify in the months ahead.

Computational tools could change the way sleep apnea is treated
UCLA scientists have developed a computational model of the human airway that may someday help people who suffer from sleep apnea.

UCLA faculty voice: America is no longer gun-shy about gun control
Law professor Adam Winkler writes that even if Congress hasn’t really tightened federal firearm laws, the NRA has lost its chokehold on the debate.

Q&A: UCLA psychologist Robert Bjork on the science of learning
Bjork will share insights from his work as a renowned expert on human learning in UCLA's 120th Faculty Research Lecture on Feb. 17.

Chemistry professor Anastassia Alexandrova is awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant
Alexandrova will conduct research on computational catalysis in the chemistry laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France.

‘Parent coach’ helps improve the well-child checkup experience
The new model seeks to improve upon the traditional appointment, which often doesn’t leave enough time to discuss parenting issues and child behavior and development.

Ecosystems pulling apart as some plants shift habitats, possibly adapting to climate change
A UCLA-led study exploring California plant species’ shifts to higher elevations showed that non-native and invasive plants are moving fastest.

UCLA and Stanford researchers pinpoint origin of sighing reflex in the brain
Scientists have pinpointed two tiny clusters of neurons that are responsible for transforming normal breaths into sighs, which could one day allow physicians to treat patients who cannot breathe deeply on their own.

Drop-in counseling now available for staff and faculty military veterans
UCLA staff and faculty who are military members or veterans can now receive same-day, free and confidential counseling services at the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center.

UCLA In the News February 8, 2016
Photography professor Catherine Opie to be showcased at three L.A. museums. The vital importance of sighing. And more.

Verónica Cortínez wins Chile's most prestigious literary award
The Premio Municipal de Literatura goes to the professor of Spanish and Portuguese for 'Evolution in Liberty: Chilean Cinema of the Late 1960s.'

Feb. 11: Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina on 'Art, Sex and Disobedience'
A conversation with KCRW radio show “Art Talk” host Edward Goldman at Royce Hall.

Shiffrin to receive Rutter Award for teaching excellence
Seana Shiffrin, professor of philosophy and Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, will be honored with the 2016 Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, given annually to a professor who has made an outstanding commitment to teaching.

African Studies Center forms editorial consortium for African Arts journal
University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Rhodes University of South Africa will share editorial oversight, financial support.

UCLA In the News February 5, 2016
CDC issues advisory on Zika virus. BMI bears little relationship to health. And more.

Feb. 16: 'The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder'
War correspondent and former U.S. Marine David J. Morris discusses his book in a Friends of the Semel Institute Open Mind Lecture.

Q&A with UCLA psychiatrist Timothy Fong on gambling and the Super Bowl
The director of the UCLA Gambling Studies program on why people (even non-gamblers) bet so much on the Super Bowl, whether office pools are “gateway drugs” to more serious gambling, and how to recognize problem gambling.

UCLA In the News February 4, 2016
Ben Carson’s fall in Iowa. Why it can help to charge for parking. And more.

Psychiatrist — a Shinkendo sensei — finds balance on a blade’s edge
Dr. Joseph M. Pierre is a master of Shinkendo, the martial art of Japanese Samurai swordsmanship. He also hand-crafts traditional Japanese knives.

Don’t use body mass index to determine whether people are healthy, UCLA-led study says
The study found that close to half of Americans who are considered overweight by virtue of their BMIs — 34.4 million people — are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are considered obese.

Michael 'Mick' Deluca named 2016 NIRSA Honor Award winner
The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Campus Life, is honored for 'incredible achievements in the field of collegiate recreation.'

UCLA police arrest suspect in sexual assault case
A Los Angeles man was transported to the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles late Wednesday in connection with the alleged assault.

Standard method for deriving stem cells may be better for use in regenerative medicine
Discovery provides scientists with critical information on the best way to create stem cells for purposes such as cell transplantation or organ regeneration.

Michael Dukakis weighs in on the presidential race
The 1988 Democratic nominee for president is a visiting professor of public policy at UCLA.

Chicano Studies Research Center receives $100,000 grant from Andy Warhol Foundation
The visual arts grant will support the implementation of the exhibition “HOME—So Different, So Appealing."

UCLA In the News February 2, 2016
Olympic officials tour UCLA with eye toward 2024. Homicide rates have lowered life expectancy in Mexico. And more.

UCLA Olympian Meb Keflezighi to run on L.A. streets for the first time
Meb Keflezighi is the fastest qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 13.

UCLA faculty voice: How to boost L.A.’s sinking transit ridership
Law professor Ethan Elkind writes that more must be done to improve bus service, including lowering fares, while encouraging more housing development along new rail lines.

Feb. 5-March 13: Seijun Suzuki retrospective
The UCLA Film and Television Archive will screen 20-plus films by the rebellious Japanese director.

UCLA In the News January 29, 2016
UCLA to provide services at West L.A. VA campus. What constitutes an Oscar-worthy film? And more.

UCLA professor creates video games that redefine art
Design media arts professor Eddo Stern straddles the world of fine art and game design to ask fundamental questions about the nature of reality.

Protein combination improves bone regeneration, UCLA study shows
Combination of two proteins could significantly improve clinical bone restoration.

UCLA to provide major new programs and services to veterans
The university committed to providing $1.15 million annually in support of new programs and services, plus in-kind contributions, as well as paying fair-market rent for the continued use of Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet
The violent impact with a “planetary embryo” called Theia occurred approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, UCLA geochemists and colleagues report.

21 high notes from UCLA’s long musical tradition
Music in all its forms has been a big part of UCLA's first century. Acclaimed alumni include John Williams, Jim Morrison, Sara Bareilles and Kamasi Washington.

Electric patch holds promise for treating PTSD
The research revealed the first evidence that trigeminal nerve stimulation, or TNS, helps provide relief from chronic post-traumatic stress.

Faculty: Nominate a colleague for Gold Shield Faculty Prize
The annual award recognizes a mid-career faculty who has demonstrated extraordinary accomplishment in undergraduate teaching and research.

Friday: 'U.S. - Australian Dialogue on Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific'
UCLA and the Consulate General of Australia in Los Angeles host a conference on Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Covel Commons.

UCLA faculty voice: What’s wrong with single-sex schools? Quite a lot.
In making her case that LAUSD should be cautious about pursuing single-sex education, gender studies professor Juliet Williams points out the flimsiness of evidence used to support gender-separated classrooms.

Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030: From vision to action
An interview with U.S. ambassador-at large Deborah Birx will explore global leaders’ strategies to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Paul Terasaki, 86, transplant medicine pioneer, philanthropist, UCLA faculty member and alumnus
Terasaki, who earned three degrees from UCLA, developed the test that became the international standard method for tissue typing and was a generous benefactor to his alma mater.

UCLA In the News January 27, 2016
How voters choose a candidate. Federal panel recommends screening all adults for depression. And more.

UCLA researchers team up with robot for solutions to debilitating knee injuries
A team from the UCLA Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory is advancing the prevention and treatment of ACL injuries, which are skyrocketing.

UCLA In the News January 26, 2016
UCLA selected to house athletes in 2024 Olympic bid. How will Chris Rock handle hosting Oscars in the midst of controversy? And more.

UCLA graduate students explore the entrepreneurial side of science
The Technology Fellows Program lets graduate students in the life and physical sciences learn the ins and outs of technology transfer.

New technique greatly enhances digital microscopy images
Wavelength scanning pixel super-resolution allows researchers to view large samples in much finer detail.

UCLA Anderson launches campus-wide entrepreneurship accelerator
The UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator will create a state-of-the-art facility that encourages students, faculty and alumni to develop new business concepts together.

UCLA In the News January 21, 2015
Airbnb makes its case to mayors. The gun industry’s limited immunity from lawsuits. And more.

Contemplating Casanova: International scholars explore the man and his myth with renewed focus
The original manuscripts of his memoirs reveal a life that went beyond his notorious reputation and academics will discuss that at a conference hosted by UCLA’s Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies.

UCLA Engineering dean announces major expansion plan
Jayathi Murthy, who became dean on Jan. 1, said she intends to increase the student roster by 1,000 and add 50 full-time faculty over the next several years.

UCLA In the News January 22, 2016
The environmental impact of Uber and Lyft. Mounting evidence for a ninth planet. And more.

New UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy to launch Feb. 4-5
Urban Color-Lines' will bring together eminent UCLA scholars as well as intellectuals and activists who are actively working on human rights and social justice issues.

In medicine, dying doesn’t have to be a struggle
An expert discussion jointly sponsored by UCLA and Zocálo, explored the ethical challenges around death that arise in an age of tremendous advances in medical treatment.

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music formally approved by UC Board of Regents
The confirmation creates UCLA’s 12th professional school. Judi Smith, dean and vice provost emerita of the UCLA College, will serve as interim dean.

UCLA In the News January 20, 2016
Turning an old steel mill into a new logistics hub. Growing support for Academy Awards boycott. And more.

Serve colleagues, university as next staff advisor to UC regents
University of California staff members are invited to apply by March 4 to become a new staff advisor to the UC Regents.

Toys on a mission
Two UCLA alumni are helping to save endangered animals by selling stuffed toys of endangered animals and then donating part of their profits to wildlife preservation groups.

UCLA faculty voice: El Niño isn’t a drought buster — it’s a missed opportunity
Mark Gold writes that we’re going to lose tens of billions of gallons of water to runoff because Los Angeles’ infrastructure is not designed to capture and store rainfall.

UCLA In the News January 19, 2016
Where did dogs come from? Following Iranian students through Regency England. And more.

Frequent use of post-acute care associated with higher hospital readmission rates
Post-acute care accounts for some $62 billion in annual Medicare spending, but spending varies widely across different parts of the U.S., suggesting that some medical centers may be using these services too often.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, used to prevent HIV, found to be as safe as aspirin
UCLA researchers found that PrEP for HIV prevention and aspirin for heart attack prevention both had similar low rates of serious side effects.

UCLA Luskin professor Ananya Roy: a scholar with a mandate for social justice
Roy will serve as the inaugural director of the new UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy, which launches in February.

UCLA receives $5 million from Mellon Foundation
Funds will support the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms project, or EPIC, which will examine students’ changing learning styles and train faculty and graduate students in effective teaching methods.

Title IX officer discusses changes to sexual assault investigation policies and procedures
New University of California policies prohibiting sexual violence and sexual harassment and governing the investigation and adjudication of sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations against students went into effect on Jan. 1.

UCLA In the News January 15, 2016
Homogeneous Oscar nominations reflect the demographics of the Academy. Gas company understated carcinogen levels from leaking well. And more.

UCLA Operation Mend receives $50,000 gift to benefit veterans
The donation from LINE-X Protective Coatings represents the company's longtime commitment to U.S. military veterans.

UCLA psychology study explains when and why bystanders intervene in cyberbullying
Findings suggest that oversharing personal emotions or information violates the unwritten rules of social media websites.

Blood donors repay lifesaving gift Jorge Sincuir gave as a UCLA student
At an emotional event, the Sincuir family met three of the 27 people who had donated 50 units of blood products to save Jorge Sincuir’s life.

Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global L.A. by Cindy Bendat
New exhibition illustrates ways in which immigrants maintain homeland traditions in the United States and express their ethnic and cultural identities

'Agua Furiosa' dance-theater conversation about race in America premieres at UCLA
L.A.-based multilingual company CONTRA-TIEMPO premieres its newest work Jan. 14-24 at UCLA.

UCLA researchers make progress toward healing scarred hearts
The research is a significant step forward in the use of human embryonic stem cells for heart regeneration.

UCLA In the News January 12, 2016
Another record year for applications to UCLA. Shaky start for drug firms’ join effort on cancer drug trials. And more.

Mental health conditions more common among those who undergo bariatric surgery
UCLA researchers say that results suggest a possible mental health benefit for some people who have the weight loss surgery.

Jan. 14: The changing landscape of voting
As the presidential election nears, join a panel of experts at UCLA as they examine civil engagement and the influence of technology on voting.

UCLA online engineering program again ranked best in the nation by U.S. News
The program received the survey’s top marks in faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity.

Q&A with Mark Gold: How a new UCLA research plan will create a sustainable Los Angeles
There are more than 100 research projects that will help conserve, invent and incentivize the county to fully renewable energy, 100 percent local water and a healthier ecosystem.

Longtime engineering professor named interim vice chancellor for research
Ann Karagozian, a longtime professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and former chair of the UCLA Academic Senate, has been named interim vice chancellor for research.  

UCLA In the News January 11, 2016
Why we shouldn’t treat schools like startups. Pigeons fly faster on days with poor air quality. And more.

UCLA students visit nation’s capital with chancellor to examine race, inclusion
Chancellor Gene Block and students meet with congressional leaders, White House officials and executives from cultural and advocacy groups to talk candidly about race, diversity and immigration.

UCLA receives record number of applications from most diverse applicant pool to date
The campus continued to attract large numbers of California applicants who would be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college and students from low-income families.

Untapped region in brain cell offers goldmine of drug targets for new autism treatments
UCLA scientists’ finding could lead to new therapies for the disorder, which affects one in 68 children in the United States.

Dog domestication may have increased harmful genetic changes, UCLA biologists report
These changes could potentially lead to various developmental disorders and other health risks.

Traffic making you stressed? Join a vanpool!
The UCLA Vanpool Program is one of the largest employer-based vanpool programs in California.

UCLA In the News January 8, 2016
Economic turmoil in China has little impact on U.S. Why we must keep discussing concussion risk, especially for young athletes. And more.

UCLA Health names president to oversee Health System
Johnese Spisso, a nationally recognized academic health care leader, will oversee all operations of UCLA’s hospitals and clinics as well as the health system’s regional outreach strategy, effective Feb. 8.

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Eleven faculty recognized for influence on educational policy and practice
The UCLA Department of Education faculty were named to Education Week’s 2016 list of 'Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.'

UCLA In the News January 7, 2016
Clinton to begin outreach to Asian-American voters. Criminal inquiries follow disease outbreaks at Chipotle. And more.

Public health expert Peggy Toy on smoke-free air for everyone
Even smokers want to live free of secondhand smoke, says the director of UCLA Smokefree Air for Everyone at the Center for Health Policy Research.

UCLA Q&A: The modern mismatch
We live in the shadow of our achievements, says Dr. Peter Whybrow, best-selling author and director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

UCLA faculty voice: The art of copying has been lost in the digital age
English professor Matthew Fisher writes about the history of reproducing manuscripts and what has been lost as duplication and widespread dissemination became easier.

UCLA Anderson graduate is arcing toward social justice
UCLA Anderson alumna Sandy Tesch Wilkins is part of a solid core of Anderson students and alumni who are intent on putting their business skills to use in positive ways to have social impact.

Future thinking at UCLA's medical enterprise
The founding director of UCLA’s Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center is now vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences and chief executive officer of UCLA Health. And he’s still in awe of the brain and its complicated choreography.

UCLA prof helps capture immigrants' accounts of their first days in America
Michelle Caswell, an assistant professor of archival studies at UCLA, has helped launch an online archive that compiles first-person narratives.

In memoriam: Professor emeritus Howard Reiss
Reiss was an accomplished physical chemist and theorist in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

UCLA In the News January 4, 2016
People tend to marry within their economic class, perpetuating wealth inequality. Helpful tips for maintaining New Year’s resolutions at the office. And more.

UCLA scientist receives grant to develop treatments for multiple sclerosis disabilities
A three-year, $2 million-plus grant, awarded to Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, will be used to develop therapies to halt or alleviate the disabilities associated with multiple sclerosis.

UCLA researchers create exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal
To create the super-strong but lightweight metal, scientists found a new way to disperse and stabilize nanoparticles in molten metals.

Nominate an outstanding Bruin for a UCLA Award
UCLA Alumni Association is accepting nominations through Jan. 6, 2016.

Dr. Neal Baer guest-curates exhibition on making a difference in the world
The adjunct professor of public health helped develop 'A Path Appears: Actions for a Better World' at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

UCLA deeply disappointed by fellowship decision
UCLA today released this statement in response to an announcement by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Start 2016 strong with free 30-day pass to UCLA Recreation
Faculty and staff get free 30-day access to UCLA Recreation's 15 multi-purpose facilities and six swimming pools.

UCLA faculty voice: Why are credit card bills so incomprehensible?
Marketing professor Hal Hershfield writes that with a little more information in their monthly statements, consumers would make better choices on repaying their balances.

UCLA faculty voice: When Muslims admired the West and were admired back
History professor Nile Green writes about a group of young Iranian students and their amazing experiences of shared learning and fellowship with their hosts in early 1800s London.

UCLA faculty voice: Proposed apartment towers in Hollywood fit L.A.’s housing need
Architecture professor Dana Cuff writes that high-density housing near mass transit is exactly the type of development Los Angeles officials should be encouraging to try to alleviate the housing crunch.

‘The Nutcracker’ at Royce this weekend
Los Angeles Ballet performs the holiday classic Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 20.

UCLA In the News December 18, 2015
California Supreme Court clarifies environmental law’s impact on development. Different sleep patterns among primates. And more.

15 UCLA stories from 2015
UCLA Newsroom revisits some of our favorite news items from the year. Publishing resumes on Jan. 4.

UCLA Arts announces Winter 2016 public events calendar
There will be more than 175 public events presented by the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture showcasing a great depth and diversity of creative programming.

CAP receives National Endowment for the Arts grant
An Art Works award of $20,000 will go to the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA to present Phantom Limb’s "Memory Rings."

Two UCLA Engineering faculty are elected to National Academy of Inventors
James C. Liao and M.C. Frank Chang are recognized for demonstrating 'a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions.'

'Spirits in the Loom' features 30 ceremonial and domestic Lao-Tai Textiles
“Spirits in the Loom: Lao-Tai Textiles” showcases the diversity of imagery, interpretations and uses of weavings from the region.

UCLA researchers develop ‘metasurface’ laser for terahertz range
Terahertz waves can be used to analyze plastics, clothing, semiconductors and works of art without damaging them and to investigate the formation of stars, among other applications.

UCLA Extension receives $1 million gift for lifelong learning
Funds will bolster an endowment created by an earlier gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation, and will be used to keep fees low and increase course offerings.

Psychiatrist applauds film about 1930's sex-change pioneer
Dr. Vernon Rosario, an expert on LGBT mental health issues, comments on "The Danish Girl," a movie about one of the first individuals to undergo a sex change.

Emergency services to be maintained during UCLA’s annual campus closure
The closure, designed to save energy and money, runs until Friday, Jan. 1. Winter quarter starts Monday, Jan. 4.

UCLA Engineering's Tabuada wins Young Researcher Prize
Paulo Tabuada, professor of electrical engineering, has been named the winner of the 2015 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize by the IEEE Control Systems Society.

UCLA In the News December 17, 2015
Uncertainty for prosecutors after Baltimore jury deadlock. Ancient supernova reappears. And more.

Katie Anderson-Lee receives American Anthropological Association award
A lecturer in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, she was recognized for her comparative work on teaching and learning in France and West Africa,

UCLA In the News December 16, 2015
School segregation persists in gentrifying areas. Addressing the housing crisis in Los Angeles. And more.

Magazine recognizes Kimberle Crenshaw as a 'global hero'
Law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw was honored by Safe Magazine as one of "16 Global Heroes Who Go There” for supporting those who are at risk for, and who have suffered from, violence.

Professor's new book examines development of immigrant children
UCLA professor of education Carola Suárez-Orozco has published “Transitions: The Development of Children and Immigrants,” along with Mona M. Abo-Zena and Amy K. Marks.

Catherine Opie discusses her career before opening of two shows
In a recent posting of a video on the Museum of Contemporary Art website, UCLA professor of photographer Catherine Opie, artist A.L. Steiner and MOCA curator Lanka Tattersall discuss Opie’s career.

UCLA In the News December 15, 2015
How social media can feed investors’ panic. Children feel the backlash against Muslims. And more.

UCLA honors honors Dean Vijay Dhir
Dhir, dean of UCLA Engineering, will step down from his position at the end of this year.

Dec. 18: ‘Chicago’ (1928)
The original film about notorious Chicago flapper Roxie Hart, presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Heading to LAX for holiday travel? Catch the FlyAway
For just $10, hourly bus service non-stop from Westwood to the airport.

At UCLA, it's medicine 2.0
UCLA scientists are working at the forefront of technological advances in an era of personalized health care treatment and research that challenges our imaginations.

Formerly conjoined twins reunite with their hospital team
Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Alvarez, the formerly conjoined Guatemalan twins who were  separated in 2002 in a landmark 23-hour surgery, returned to Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to visit sick children.

Dec. 16: Lunchtime Art Talk on printmaker Kiki Smith
Learn about the printmaker's work in an efficient 15 minutes with Hammer curatorial assistant January Parkos Arnall.

UCLA In the News December 14, 2015
The effects of sharp price increases on medication for Chagas. Asian American advocates weigh in on Supreme Court affirmative action case. And more.

Nursing professor taps into Korean culture to save women's lives
Eunice Lee is the architect of KIM-CHI, a community-based program that induces more Korean-American immigrant women to get breast cancer screenings.

Gaurav Sant receives achievement award for excellence and innovation
Professor of engineering develops strategies to utilize natural and waste materials in concrete.

Webb Marner receives American Society of Mechanical Engineers' highest honor
The adjunct professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering was given honorary membership in the society.

Jan. 12: UN Special Envoy for Climate Change
Come to hear Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and former president of Ireland, present her unique perspective on climate change and social responsibility.

UCLA experts: A close look at Paris and the war against ISIS
A panel of UCLA experts examine the causes and consequences of the terrorist attacks in Paris and how to deal with ISIS.

Through Dec. 15: Arts and Crafts and California Fine Press
Last chance to see the UCLA Clark Library collection that sparked a wave of practices that fine press printing and publishing houses still use today.

UCLA In the News December 11, 2015
What effects will replacing No Child Left Behind have on poor and disadvantaged students. Why assault rifles aren’t the correct target for gun control advocates. And more.

Report calls for more consistent policies for Uber, Lyft and taxi services
Innovative transportation services such as car sharing, bike sharing, and transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft are changing mobility for millions of people.

For women taking 2 leading breast cancer drugs, symptoms tend to vary by patient’s age
The findings could be an important step toward personalized medicine for women with the disease, said UCLA’s Dr. Patricia Ganz.

Dec. 12: Behind the scenes with UCLA artists
Meet graduate student artists and view their works in progress at their Culver City studios.

Donate to the UCLA Toy Drive, make hospitalized kids happy
Donations go to the Chase Child Life Program, which serves patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.

UCLA climate-change researchers improve accuracy of global climate models
Global Climate Models vary in how much they show rain and other precipitation changing due to climate change. UCLA researchers discovered a way to reduce these differences by 35 percent.

UCLA In the News December 10, 2015
China’s smog challenge. Your brain can’t hear and swipe at the same time. And more.

UCLA study finds advanced thyroid cancer rate in some California counties is well above national average
Of the 47 geographical areas the researchers analyzed, 20 had significantly higher percentages of people with advanced-stage disease than the U.S. norm.

UCLA In the News December 9, 2015
Law professors ask Congress to delay changes in debt law. UCLA receives major gift for migraine research. And more.

Historian James Gelvin receives MESA Undergraduate Education Award
Interim co-director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, Gelvin specializes in the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East.

Linda Sax receives $2 million NSF grant for diversity-building initiative
The funding supports a multi-university initiative to increase the numbers of women and underrepresented minorities majoring in computer science.

Judea Pearl named Association for Computing Machinery Fellow
The association recognizing him for 'contributions to artificial intelligence through the development of a calculus for probabilistic and causal reasoning.'

Is seeing believing? People are surprisingly bad at identifying where sights and sounds originate
Logic would suggest that millions of years of evolution would have perfected spatial localization in humans. A new UCLA study helps explain why that’s not the case.

Medical staff helps heart-lung transplant patients celebrate during holidays
Heart and lung transplant patients at UCLA have a lot to celebrate during the holiday season. So staff at UCLA's heart and lung transplant programs help them celebrate life by hosting two spectacular annual holiday parties — one for adults and another for children.

New app helps students learn to read ancient Japanese writing form
With help from faculty and students at UCLA and Waseda University in Tokyo, UCLA professor Michael Emmerich has developed and launched an app to teach students to read premodern calligraphy used in classical Japanese texts.

UCLA faculty voice: El Niño will put lives of homeless at risk
UCLA emeritus professor Gary Blasi urges Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other local leaders to declare a local emergency as El Niño weather approaches.

UCLA students seek to counter extremism in a ‘radically different’ public diplomacy course
As part of an international competition, they created the “Safe Spot” campaign to undermine the recruiting tactics of the Islamic State group by using the Internet to foster ideals of acceptance, safety and community.

UCLA alum wins top prize at first primeUC competition
A startup founded by a UCLA M.B.A. graduate and decorated military veteran took home the top prize in a competition aimed at giving a boost to some of the UC’s most promising life-science startups.

In memoriam: Jacqueline Leavitt, urban planner and community activist
Leavitt passed away on Nov. 27 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 76.

Aydogan Ozcan wins International Commission for Optics Prize
The award goes to groundbreaking researchers in optics who are under the age of 40.

$10 million gift to UCLA from Wendy and Leonard Goldberg is largest ever to support migraine research
The UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program will be led by Dr. Andrew Charles, who says the donation will enable scientists to develop new therapies and provide the best possible care for migraine sufferers.

UCLA In the News December 7, 2015
Phasing out subsidies that encourage use of fossil fuels. Jimmy Carter says he is cancer-free. And more.

Dr. William Oppenheim receives Lifetime Achievement Award
The award, from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, recognizes his contributions to research, treatment and therapies.

UCLA In the News December 4, 2015
Gun control lessons from San Bernardino. How Muslim communities are responding. And more.

Lois Takahashi is new president, Association of Collegiate Schools and Planning
The professor of urban planning and interim dean at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will lead the association for two years.

Five early signs of autism
Getting a diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder as early as possible is important for early intervention.

Dec. 9: Chinese foreign policy and U.S.-China relations
A discussion with senior Chinese diplomat Lushan Sun at UCLA's Bunche Hall.

Dana Cuff receives American Institute of Architects L.A. Award
Cuff, UCLA professor of architecture and urban planning, was honored for her efforts to develop new architectural models for affordable sustainable housing.

UCLA faculty voice: Sunny, with a chance of apocalypse
Professor Jon Christensen praises Gov. Jerry Brown for his deft ability to mix doomsaying predictions with pragmatic solutions as he strives to get Californians to mitigate the causes and effects of climate change.

Inequality is not the issue — growth is
Income equality is not the critical problem of our time, according to UCLA economist Lee E. Ohanian. There are greater public policy issues surrounding the nation's economic well-being.

UCLA Bruins defeat No. 1 ranked Kentucky 87-77 at Pauley Pavilion
Kentucky was 7-0 coming into the Wildcats’ first game ever at UCLA’s home arena.

Last chance to earn $75 reward by living well
If you're eligible as a UCLA employee to participate in UC Living Well, you have until Dec. 15 to earn a $75 reward for earning points by completing wellness activities.

Grant funds UCLA Law efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds
The UCLA Law Fellows Program, which prepares high-potential undergraduate students and college graduates from diverse backgrounds for careers in law, has been awarded a $125,000 two-year grant.

Gift to UCLA Anderson establishes Steven C. Gordon Real Estate Student Endowment
The endowment will enhance educational opportunities for students in the field of real estate.

UCLA faculty voice: Keep cross off the Los Angeles County seal
Zev Yaroslavsky is executive director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Department of History. He served on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from 1994 to 2014.

Parents, chill. Technology isn’t destroying teens’ brains
Psychologist and UCLA researcher Yalda Uhls writes that more important than limiting ‘screen time’ is guiding children and young adults to utilize technology to improve their lives.

Calling an audible on their career choices
Two former football players who are now studying at UCLA School of Nursing are part of a trend of more men pursuing nursing careers.

Art historian takes reins of African Studies Center at UCLA
Steven Nelson recently joined a long line of respected Africanists who have led the center at the UCLA International Institute.

UCLA In the News December 2, 2015
U.S. regulators may radically revise safety assumptions about atomic radiation. Obama’s quiet transgender revolution. And more.

Dec. 4: Booker T. Jones and Black Joe Lewis
Two generations of modern blues and soul music share the stage at UCLA's Royce Hall.

UCLA study identifies potential therapeutic targets for metastatic prostate cancer
The discovery could point the way toward new drugs that slow or stop the disease from spreading.

Q&A: Urban planner on the joy of teaching, the escapism of cat videos
Joan Ling is an adjunct professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

UCLA In the News December 1, 2015
Health insurer offers special plan for diabetics. Electric vehicle firm accused of violating L.A. wage rules. And more.

UCLA Anderson Forecast: Job growth, wage increases to push real GDP growth past 3% for first time since ’05
According to senior economist David Shulman, with the economy generating jobs at a 200,000-a-month clip, the unemployment rate should soon drop to 4.6 percent.

Scientists design a new method for screening cancer cells
Technique allows researchers to test many different small molecules at once.

UCLA faculty, students in Paris for historic UN climate talks
All eyes are on Paris as the 2015 UN Climate Conference begins. California is well-represented, with many from the state participating, including five UCLA faculty and seven students.

UCLA In the News November 30, 2015
First trial in Freddie Gray death set to start in Baltimore. The climate change messaging of Gov. Jerry Brown. And more.

Dec. 2: UCLA Symphony in concert
The fall concert takes place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Schoenberg Hall.

Men who forgo aggressive treatment for prostate cancer don’t receive appropriate monitoring
Less than 5 percent of men who chose to forgo aggressive treatment are being monitored as closely as they should be

Chancellor receives Special Olympics thanks for UCLA role in summer games
Special Olympics World Games executives on Nov. 30 presented UCLA Chancellor Gene Block with a commemorative torch to thank the campus for hosting athletes and events last summer.

Bruins share Thanksgiving plentitude with others
Hundreds of UCLA Bruins are spreading Thanksgiving happiness by helping international students, veterans and others enjoy the holiday.

Patrick Harran, Douglas Black selected as AAAS fellows
Harran was honored for building new chemical compounds that are used to drive scientific research; Black for his study of genetic regulation at the RNA level.

Jack Rothman honored by Council on Social Work Education
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs professor emeritus received the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award.

Richard Hovannisian inducted into Accademia Ambrosiana of Milan
The UCLA professor emeritus of history is a renowned authority on Armenian history and the Armenian genocide.

Nov. 30: Go ‘Blue for Hope’
UCLA invites Bruins to show their support for UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge research initiative.

Beat ‘SC: Will Forte and India Carney join in UCLA bonfire and rally
UCLA’s Bruins will be going for a fourth straight win over crosstown rival USC in Saturday’s football showdown, with a title at stake.

Q&A with UCLA medical center seamstress Rose Perriott
Ever since she was a young girl growing up in Belize, Rose Perriott has loved to sew.

Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam honored by University of Calcutta
The UCLA Distinguished Professor of History and Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree on Dec. 9.

UCLA In the News November 24, 2015
Deforestation threatens many tree species in the Amazon. Virginia governor fights for gun control. And more.

New endowment from entrepreneur Steven Gordon will fund real estate education
The $1 million gift will enhance the standing of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate among the world’s best programs of its kind.

UCLA faculty voice: Ten environmental reasons to be thankful
From less electricity generated by coal to more whales in California, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability director Peter Kareiva offers things to be thankful for.

UCLA faculty voice: What the United States owes Syria
Law professor Asli Bâli writes that the United States should open its borders to 400,000 Syrian refugees in the next four years, because the U.S. bears much responsibility for the humanitarian crisis.

UCLA hires Pasadena city manager as administrative vice chancellor
Beck, a longtime city and university administrator, will oversee buildings and grounds, student housing and dining facilities, public safety and a broad range of other support services and operations.

UCLA In the News November 20, 2015
In D.C. gun control case, lawyers look to medieval precedent. Scientists grow working vocal cord tissue in lab. And more.

Nov. 20-Nov. 22: 'Lainie's Cabaret' salutes Frank Sinatra
Talented students from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth this weekend at the Ralph Freud Playhouse with a musical extravaganza.

Alex Hall is named UCLA's Climate Action Champion
Climate modeling expert shows people how global climate change will affect them in their own backyards.

Three UCLA faculty named by Napolitano for UC leadership awards
UCLA professors Paul Barber, Patricia Gándara and Dr. Wendy Slusser receive UC's Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives.

UCLA In the News November 19, 2015
For many Americans, the Paris attacks were sadly familiar. Facebook will test an improved donate button. And more.

John Laslett publishes book on L.A. Dodgers' 'shameless victory' in Chavez Ravine
UCLA history professor examines how the evictions of Mexican-American residents from the community to make way for a ballpark had deep-seated effects on civil rights, Chicano/a culture and more.

UCLA and other UCs join campuses nationwide on White House Climate Pledge
In show of support for action at upcoming global climate talks, UCLA and UC pledge to combat climate change.

Touchdown! Stars-and-stripes helmets raise $10,000 for homeless veterans
UCLA Athletics will donate the proceeds to a Mayors Fund for Los Angeles program to move homeless veterans into places of their own.

Neil Garg named 2015 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching California Professor of the Year
Garg is known for emphasizing the creativity and problem-solving that organic chemistry requires and its relevance in students’ lives.

Pietro Musumeci to play key role in advancing science of particle accelerators
UCLA, Stanford University and international partners have received $13.5 million to turn an innovative particle accelerator design dubbed the 'accelerator-on-a-chip' into a fully functional and scalable working prototype.

Elisabeth LeGuin receives American Musicological Society's highest honor
LeGuin won the Kinkeldey Prize for her book, 'The Tonadilla in Performance: Lyric Comedy in Enlightenment Spain.'

Nov. 20: Q&A with Medal of Honor recipient
UCLA will host a reception and a Q&A with Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent A. Groberg on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Collins Room of the James West Alumni Center. 

UCLA In the News November 18, 2015
Using social media to predict crime. Tai chi and psychotherapy can fight insomnia. And more.

Nov. 19: Foreign policy and the 2016 presidential race
UCLA's Lynn Vavreck and Kal Raustiala join Daniel Drezner and Sasha Issenberg in discussion at the UCLA School of Law.

Learn mental health first aid
Dec. 14-16 training program at UCLA teaches you to recognize the signs of mental health problems and crises, and to support people experiencing these problems.

Nov. 19: Free health screenings for faculty and staff
Get your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checked by UCLA Health professionals on Thursday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the John Wooden Recreation Center.

Tackle Hunger: Donate to the UCLA Food Drive
The annual drive collects food and funds for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the the UCLA Food Closet.

UCLA officials urge high school students to aim for a UC education
A delegation from UCLA met Monday with students at John Muir High School in Pasadena to urge them to consider going to a UC campus.

Intellectual maverick takes helm of Center for European and Russian Studies
Laure Murat, an award-winning author, came to UCLA as a professor of French and Francophone studies after taking a nontraditional route to a Ph.D.

UCLA In the News November 17, 2015
Why Americans reacted more to attacks in Paris than in Beirut. The Expo Line hasn’t done much to relieve traffic congestion. And more.

Professor shares what he experienced in Paris during the massacre
UCLA Luskin School professor Michael Storper writes about spending almost all night indoors with friends as the attacks occurred nearby and of how grief ensconced his neighborhood in the days after.

Countdown to changing your UC benefit options
Open Enrollment for University of California employee benefits closes at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24.

UCLA In the News November 13, 2015
The importance of confronting microaggressions. Hillary Clinton’s endorsement advantage. And more.

Reclaiming a Native-American language
UCLA professor Teresa McCarty has done extensive work with Native-American communities on language education policy and youth language and literacy learning.

UCLA faculty voice: Avoid stock markets apps for your phone
UCLA Anderson professor Shlomo Benartzi writes in the Wall Street Journal that seeing frequent updates in the palm of your hand can lead to overreacting to short-term losses.

UCLA marine biologist's work featured in new California Science Center exhibit
Paul Barber, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has partnered with the California Science Center and GRAMMY-winning singer Jack Johnson to bring global attention to the Coral Triangle.

How the Geffen Academy will help UCLA advance public education in L.A. and beyond
Chancellor Gene Block explains that the new secondary school will complement and extend UCLA’s long-standing efforts to improve public education locally and across the nation.

David Geffen donates $100 million to launch innovative UCLA school for grades 6 through 12
Landmark gift will support facility renovations, faculty and curriculum development, and a financial aid program for low- and middle-income families.

Kicking an addiction? Replace it with joy, UCLA expert advises in new book
Recovery has at least as much to do with rewarding oneself as it does with depriving oneself, according to a new book by a UCLA expert in addiction treatment.

UCLA community salutes military service members and veterans
More than 350 UCLA community members gathered in Wilson Plaza today for UCLA’s eighth annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor current military service members and veterans.

Open Enrollment 101
UCLA Staff Assembly is hosting a Learn-at-Lunch session on Open Enrollment. There will be a presentation provided by Camille Carr and her team of UCLA Benefits Counselors from the UCLA Campus Human Resources Department.

UCLA In the News November 10, 2015
Controversial remarks over Bond casting demonstrate the slow progress of onscreen diversity. The drama of drafting the U.S. Constitution. And more.

Wrist fractures could be predictor of susceptibility to serious fractures in postmenopausal women
UCLA-led research team suggests that aberrations in bone structure or strength could be behind this increased fracture risk.

After UCLA-led study, combination drug therapy approved by FDA to treat advanced melanoma
The therapy shows great promise for extending the lives of people with an advanced form of the disease, and it does so without causing a secondary skin cancer, a side effect seen in some patients who took only one of the drugs.

UCLA School of Law receives $5 million gift from Kenneth Ziffren
The Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law will expand UCLA Law’s highly regarded programs through curricular innovations, research support, new programming and hands-on skills training.

UCLA Extension instructor brings his expertise in Africa to the classroom
Archaeologist Matthew Curtis was part of a team that recently discovered a skeleton that yielded the first complete ancient genome ever found in Africa.

UCLA faculty voice: Why San Francisco’s way of doing business beat Los Angeles’
Urban planning professor Michael Storper chronicles a history of choices that created a prosperity gap between the Bay Area and Southern California.

UCLA professor proposes simpler way to define what makes a planet
Jean-Luc Margot described a straightforward method that can be used to distinguish planets from other bodies like dwarf planets and minor planets.

MALDEF honors UCLA psychologist for lifetime achievement, service
MALDEF, the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization, recently honored UCLA psychologist Cynthia Telles, director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Spanish­-speaking Psychosocial Clinic, at MALDEF's 2015 Los Angeles Awards Gala held Thursday.

Pearl wins Dickson Prize from Carnegie Mellon
Judea Pearl, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence and a professor at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, will receive the Dickson Prize in Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

UCLA In the News November 9, 2015
What’s driving income inequality? Nearly 100,000 same-sex couples have married since Supreme Court ruling. And more.

Charles E. Young Drive South closed to traffic following water main break
Campus officials ask that drivers avoid the area as much as possible. Access to Parking Structure 9 will be limited on Monday.

UCLA to honor Bruin veterans
All are invited to attend Nov. 10 to hear remarks by two distinguished military servicemen and Chancellor Block that will be part of the UCLA’s Veterans Day ceremony.

Law professor Cara Hororwitz appointed to state environmental committee
Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, has been appointed to the executive committee of the California State Bar’s environment law section. 

Juan Gómez-Quiñones publishes book on Mexican Revolution
UCLA history professor Juan Gómez-Quiñones’ new book is called “Theorizing on the Mexican Revolution: Interpretations by Historians and Chroniclers.”

UCLA faculty voice: The problematic picture of Asian-Americans as a ‘model minority’
Min Zhou, professor or sociology and Asian-American studies, writes that the success of some Asian-Americans has led to harmful stereotypes.

UCLA In the News November 6, 2015
Settlement seeks to keep high school students out of “fake” classes. Voters are more affected by social media than traditional media. And more.

World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 comes alive on computer screens
For the last 18 years, UCLA’s Lisa Snyder has been bringing to life the bygone glory of a true architectural, social and cultural wonder — the Chicago World’s Fair.

UCLA faculty voice: Nine environmental myths everyone needs to unlearn
Eating local is good. All corporations are bad. Population growth is the problem. Peter Kareiva, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, implores people to question assertions like these.

UCLA faculty voice: Writing beyond the ivory tower
English professor Eric Jager shares lessons learned from his experiences pitching his work to the trade market. Hint: get a good literary agent.

UCLA scientists receive prestigious BRAIN Initiative grant from NIH
The $2.3 million award will support work to develop methods for recording the activity of intact neural networks in living animals.

UCLA In the News November 4, 2015
Donald Trump won’t join other GOP candidates to negotiate debate rules. Canadian oil company asks U.S. to delay Keystone KL decision. And more.

Nov. 16: 'The Barefoot Contessa' and 'Letter from an Unknown Woman'
Presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, with UCLA professor of film and television Jonathan Kuntz moderating.

Nov. 5: UCLA Retirees Association Arts and Crafts Exhibit
Let the holiday shopping begin: Jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photographs, mosaics and more on Thursday, Nov. 5, UCLA Faculty Center.

Grant expands reach of UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute
American Academy of Pediatrics gives $4.1 million to help more families nationwide manage their health needs.

UCLA In the News November 3, 2015
Los Angeles re-evaluates traffic and parking. West Nile virus is killing millions of birds. And more.

Families catch the Bruin spirit at Parents' Weekend
More than 3,700 parents and other family members joined their students for taste of UCLA campus life, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Having consistent source of health care is key factor in limiting kids’ repeat visits to the hospital
Dr. Thomas Klitzner, a UCLA professor of pediatric cardiology, said the findings could help identify high-risk patients so doctors can provide a higher level of support.

Exploring Your Universe – free science festival for all ages – is Nov. 8 at UCLA
Guests can launch a rocket, take a peek at planets outside our solar system, make a cloud in a bottle and get up close and personal with dinosaur fossils and meteorites.

Cost to treat low-risk prostate cancer can vary widely, UCLA study finds
For the first time, researchers have described the cost throughout the entire treatment process — from the initial doctor’s visit to follow-up appointments.

New 3-D printing method creates complex micro objects
Technique creates 3-D objects that could be used in a variety of biomedical and industrial applications.

West Nile virus killing millions more birds than previously thought, UCLA researchers find
The findings are particularly alarming for birds with smaller populations, which can’t rebound like a large population can, the researchers say.

UCLA In the News November 2, 2015
A 300-million-years-earlier estimate for the beginning of life on Earth. California gets tougher on water wasters. And more.

Dariush Divsalar named Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Adjunct professor of electrical engineering is recognized for extraordinary research contributions to the NASA lab.

Nov. 3: Barney Frank on ‘The Elections One Year Out’
The former U.S. congressman joins journalist Ian Masters in a Hammer Forum.

No tricks — only treats and happy times for sick kids hospitalized at UCLA
If laughter is the best medicine, then kids staying at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA got a healthy dose during a Halloween celebration filled with giggles and smiles.

Exchanging ideas through música
Ely Guerra, an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter from Mexico, came to UCLA to meet with students, discuss issues with a Spanish class studying Mexican cultures and perform in a free concert as a UC Regents Lecturer.

UCLA In the News October 29, 2015
Scientists urge national initiative on microbiomes. Oxygen discovered in a comet’s atmosphere. And more.

Technique for analyzing bedrock could help builders, planners identify safe building zones
UCLA’s Seulgi Moon and her colleagues devised a mathematical model that estimates the amount of stress bedrock is under, which will enable scientists to predict where fractures may occur.

UCLA In the News October 30, 2015
California Senate race takes shape. Los Angeles enacts new earthquake regulations. And more.

Nov. 1: Los Angeles Ballet performs tour de force ‘Giselle’
The ballet troupe raises the barre with its performance of the classic romantic tragedy.

UCLA In the News October 28, 2015
What’s holding black students back. Hours in darkness, not hours asleep, may be the real health issue. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: How sexual harassment training hurts women
Training has caused some men to be so wary of charges of harassment that it stifles women’s opportunities for professional networking, writes Kim Elsesser in the Los Angeles Times.

Unequal schools: The perpetuation of poverty
UCLA's John Rogers has devoted his research and writing to identifying inequalities in education and community-organizing for school reform.

Oct. 30: 'Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design'
Learn about and view some of the graphic designer's iconic creations. Presented by Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive and author of 'Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design.'

Oct. 30: Do the Skeleton Stroll
UCLA Recreation invites you to strut your Halloween stuff for free spooky swag and a Skeleton Stroll T-shirt.

Carlos Alberto Torres wins award for outstanding literature in adult education
UCLA education professor's book, 'First Freire,' is about Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire.

UCLA, UC experts release report with solutions to slow climate change
50 UC climate change scholars offer 10 urgent solutions to “flatline” global warming by 2050

Melissa Martinez joins Luskin School as U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence
Martinez will provide guidance and advice to UCLA students on state department careers, internships and fellowships.

The Great Pumpkin: The UCLA history of Halloween
UCLA boasts two preeminent experts on mythology and folklore who have studied the holiday's history for years: distinguished research professor of English Henry Kelly and Joseph Nagy, professor of Celtic folklore and mythology.

Combating depression is UCLA’s second Grand Challenge
The effort will encompass a 100,000-person study to discover the causes of depression, a new treatment center and a community outreach program.

New app lets you check air quality as easily as checking the weather
AirForU is useful for anyone who sees a hazy skyline and wonders how safe it is to breathe outside air.

Oct. 26: Award-winning architect Thom Mayne lectures
Mayne directs the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture's Suprastudio and founded award-winning architectural firm Morphosis.

UCLA In the News October 23, 2015
CicLAvia improves air quality in downtown Los Angeles. Chemotherapy takes a toll on your heart. And more.

Wages, unions and the end of the middle class
Why are working people falling behind? A leading UCLA researcher examines the causes of widening inequality.

UCLA faculty voice: Uber faces obstacles en route to expansion in China
Professor Christopher Tang evaluates the challenges Uber faces in China and how the ride-sharing company matches up to its biggest Chinese competitor.

Friends of the court
With an impressive string of cited amicus briefs and appellate litigation appearances, UCLA Law faculty members are making an impact on important issues.

Got campus IT questions? Register by Oct. 23 for info session
UCLA administrative officers, deans and directors are invited to an Information Technology Services customer forum on Nov. 4.

UCLA In the News October 22, 2015
How using smaller words can improve your writing. California sets guidelines for inmates’ sex-reassignment surgeries. And more.

Tyson Condie named to Symantec Chair in Computer Science
The UCLA professor's research centers on improving the performance and usability of systems that process Big Data.

Nanoscientist Paul Weiss honored by two international institutions
UCLA professor lauded by Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montreal and Soochow University in China

In this symphony, the ‘instruments’ are UCLA students, staff and faculty
For almost a year, artist Ann Carlson has been observing and “collecting” the gestures of more than 100 students and employees at work across campus for “The Symphonic Body UCLA.”

Tackling concussions on the front line
In recent years, investigators from eight UC campuses, including UCLA, have conducted more than 330 research projects in brain injury and traumatic brain injury.

Six things parents and athletes need to know about concussions
Girls playing certain sports or participating in cheerleading are just as susceptible to having concussions as boys.

UCLA faculty voice: How Angelenos beat back smog
Law professor Mary Nichols chronicles the 20-year saga to remove the veil of smog over Los Angeles.

UCLA In the News October 21, 2015
What shifting demographics mean for the NRA. Why California has such a low high school graduation rate. And more.

Oct. 21: L.A. leaders discuss economic inequality sources, solutions
Join former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and other leaders at the UCLA Blueprint magazine event.

Teresa McCarty to give 2015 Brown Lecture in Education Research in Washington, D.C.
UCLA's George Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology will speak on issues of Indigenous education.

UCLA In the News October 20, 2015
Evidence suggests life on earth may have begun shortly after Big Bang. Appeals court upholds strict gun laws in New York and Connecticut. And more.

Ditch your car, hop the bus for free
UCLA staff and faculty who currently drive to campus can get a free pass for unlimited rides on the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus routes.

Sign up for Bike (Re)cycling Day lottery
The popular bike giveaway for UCLA staff, faculty and students is set for Saturday, Nov. 7.

Oct. 21: L.A. leaders discuss economic inequality
Join former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and other leaders at the UCLA Blueprint magazine event.

Yoram Cohen named director, Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies
The UCLA professor also holds the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Chair in Israel Studies.

Teresa McCarty to give 2015 Brown Lecture in Education Research in D.C.
UCLA's George Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology will speak on issues of Indigenous education.

L.A.’s CicLAvia significantly improves air quality in host neighborhoods, UCLA study finds
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health research touts the virtues of the open-streets program, which is aimed at encouraging active transportation and temporarily closes local roads to motor traffic so that people can walk and cycle freely.

UCLA In the News October 16, 2015
UCLA-led study dispels myths about how people are supposed to sleep. The downsides of being a “model minority.” And more.

Nanodiamonds might prevent tooth loss after root canals
UCLA researchers found that the tiny particles can strengthen gutta percha, the material used to fill the root canal, and even deliver drugs to fight infection.

Next-generation perovskite solar cells made stable by metal oxide “sandwich”
The new cell construction extends the cell’s effective life in air by more than 10 times, with only a marginal loss of efficiency converting sunlight to electricity.

Fowler Museum presents ceramics and gold from precolonial Colombia
“Encountering Ancient Colombia — A Journey through the Magdalena Valley” seeks to question our knowledge of the ancient objects on view and to illustrate the world of precolonial Colombia

Oct. 19: Brainstorm ideas at High-Impact Tea
UCLA Anderson School of Management is hosting a monthly High-Impact Tea to discuss ideas, stories and actions for impact as part of Impact@Anderson. Come join us for a cup of tea, scones and cookies.

Our ancestors probably didn’t get 8 hours a night, either
Findings suggest that the industrialized world’s sleep habits do not differ much from those that humans evolved to have.

UCLA faculty voice: A polarized Senate doesn’t reflect differences in the public
Political science professor Chris Tausanovitch argues that polarization in American society actually has not deviated much since the 1950s.

How the ‘social brain’ is functionally impaired in people with autism
Among young people with high-functioning autism, the areas of the brain linked to social behaviors are less developed and less-sufficiently networked than they are in those without autism.

UCLA In the News October 14, 2015
What Democratic candidates need to do to stand out. How the San Francisco economy left others in the dust. And more.

Bouncing basketballs raise more than $1 million for pediatric cancer research
Dribble for the Cure brought 650 participants to campus Oct. 11.

Warning: Beauty may come at a hidden health cost for African-Americans
A Ph.D. student in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Teni Adewumi is helping to raise awareness of the potential adverse health effects of certain products used at beauty salons.

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television announces 2015–16 theater season
The season will include performances of “Lainie’s Cabaret at UCLA: Celebrating Frank Sinatra … 100 Years,” “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel.”

Q&A: UCLA historian J. Arch Getty on Lenin in the afterlife
When UCLA history professor J. Arch Getty presents “Dead Man Talking: Lenin's Body and Russian Politics,” the UCLA Academic Senate’s 119th Faculty Research Lecture on Oct. 19, he will be speaking from a deep well of scholarship in Russian history.

UCLA-led study shows deadly prostate cancer cells have stem cell qualities
Researchers say this research gives important insight into the cellular nature of aggressive prostate cancer, which will aid in the development of better treatments.

Ecotourism can put wild animals at risk, scientists say
The presence of humans changes the way animals behave, and those changes may make them more vulnerable.

Q&A with Travis Kalanick, Uber co-founder and CEO and a former UCLA student
On Oct. 12 the former computer engineering student will be honored by the UCLA Venture Capital Fund and privately mentor current students and young alumni about entrepreneurship.

UCLA In the News October 9, 2015
How a small amount of money can alter children’s lives. The downside of sexual harassment training. And more.

Black Convocation speaker urges students to embrace 'perseverance, diversity and empowerment'
Christine Simmons, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Sparks basketball team, welcomed new African-American students to UCLA at the 10th annual Black Convocation and urged them to tap into opportunities afforded by their enrollment and serve interests beyond their own.

UCLA In the News October 8, 2015
Study on stereotypically black names reveals disturbing biases. Why real-estate agents are becoming more mercenary. And more.

Nurses could help cut smoking rates in China, according to UCLA-led study
The creation of China’s first long-distance, web-based smoking cessation program, encouraged more nurses to get involved with helping patients quit smoking.

Oct. 14: ‘Beyond the Lights’ screening and discussion
UCLA presents the acclaimed 2014 romantic drama written and directed by UCLA alumna Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Pressure to ‘publish or perish’ may discourage innovative research, UCLA study suggests
The researchers suggest that universities could encourage more risk-taking in research by decoupling job security from productivity.

Quantifying the impact of climate on ecosystems worldwide
Study by UCLA-led international team restores consensus after controversial 2014 paper questioned direct effects of climate change.

UCLA In the News October 7, 2015
Why white-collar workers may need to clock back in. The big water-waster in Bel-Air. And more.

In memoriam: H. Viscount 'Berky' Nelson, longtime mentor to students, staff
H. Viscount “Berky” Nelson — a mentor, mediator and role model for generations of students during his four-decade career at UCLA — died Oct. 5 in Los Angeles at the age of 76 after a lengthy illness.

Smaller silver nanoparticles more likely to be absorbed by aquatic life, UCLA study finds
The particles are used in a wide range of consumer products for their ability to kill bacteria. But that benefit might be coming at a cost to the environment.

Xerox CEO receives John Wooden leadership award at UCLA Anderson gala
Xerox chairman and CEO Ursula Burns received the 2015 John Wooden Global Leadership Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Management Tuesday before an audience of nearly 500 invited guests gathered at the Beverly Wilshire.

Kent Wada receives California’s Privacy Leadership in Education Award
Wada is UCLA's chief privacy officer and director of strategic IT policy.

A “black”-sounding name makes people imagine a larger, more dangerous person, UCLA study shows
Researchers found that people envision an unknown “black”-named character in similar ways to an unknown “white”-named male convicted of assault.

Predictive policing substantially reduces crime in Los Angeles during months-long test
The model, developed from six years of mathematical research and a decade of police crime data, has been so successful that the LAPD adopted it for use in 14 of its 21 divisions.

Paul Barber honored nationally for commitment to diversity in science
The UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology founded the international Diversity Project.

UCLA ranked No. 8 in the world by U.S. News and World Report
UCLA is the world’s No. 8 overall and the No. 2 U.S. public institution in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings.

For six decades, UCLA Extension has helped technical managers work on their 'people' skills
For the past 60 years, a UCLA Extension program has been helping technical professionals develop the “people” skills they need to become excellent managers and team leaders.

UCLA In the News October 6, 2015
Disneyland raises prices yet again. U.S. News ranks UCLA eighth in the world. And more.

Fowler Museum presents “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art”
The Fowler Museum hosts exhibition that reveals how masks have influenced 21st century African and African-American artists.

Scientists grow organic semiconductor crystals vertically for first time
The advance could eventually lead to vastly improved technology for capturing solar energy.

UCLA faculty voice: Why ‘intersectionality’ is vital to justice for all
Law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw writes in the Washington Post about how intersectionality brings to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members, but often fail to represent them.

2015 Kodak cinematographer-in-residence is named
Award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young, who worked on such films as "Selma," "Pawn Sacrifice," and "A Most Violent Year," has been named the 2015 Kodak cinematographer-in-residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

After UCLA-led tests, immunotherapy drug approved by FDA to treat lung cancer
UCLA research had previously helped secure approval for Keytruda to treat advanced melanoma.

UCLA In the News October 2, 2015
Will a wet winter sabotage water conservation efforts in Southern California? Coverage for undocumented immigrants could be the next battleground in health care. And more.

UCLA In the News October 1, 2015
App attempts to improve the consistency of emergency calls. Wealthy parts of Los Angeles use far more energy than poor ones. And more.

UC to begin implementing new minimum wage policy
UC will increase the minimum wage for eligible employees on Oct. 1, the first stage of a three-year plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2017. Under the new UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, all employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week ...

Dispute over UCLA’s sale of Hannah Carter Japanese Garden resolved
UCLA and the Caldwells have issued the following joint statement.

To increase testing for hepatitis B, promote it in the community, UCLA study shows
Los Angeles-area Korean Americans who heard presentations in their churches were more likely to get tested, according to researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Targeted intervention encourages relatives of colorectal cancer survivors to get screened
New program improves the likelihood that close relatives of colorectal cancer survivors will get screened for the disease, UCLA research shows.

Career Navy SEAL takes Coach Wooden's lessons on leadership to heart
Christian Dunbar is a man of many accomplishments in and out of the war zone.

Three out of five California community clinics fail to provide easy access to oral health care
UCLA researchers recommend promoting on-site availability of dental services in community health centers to encourage co-location of dental and primary care medical services.

UCLA and VA launch program to enhance cancer care for veterans
The initiative will provide access to the latest therapeutic cancer clinical trials and state-of-the-art care for men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Eli Broad gives personal papers, archives to UCLA Library
The collection will offer students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines insight into the philanthropist’s extraordinary business, philanthropic and civic accomplishments.

UCLA International Institute offers new minor in global health
A new global health minor explores the institutional, economic, logistic, legal and social challenges of global health, using a multidisciplinary lens to consider health in a global context.

UCLA In the News September 30, 2015
Eli Broad donates personal photographs, videos and papers to UCLA Library. Colleges get creative to promote student wellness. And more.

Sept. 30: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony virtually, via VAN Beethoven
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's high-tech touring truck visits campus 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UCLA In the News September 28, 2015
The curious politics of the policy “nudge.” Why intersectionality can’t wait. And more.

LAPD arrests suspects in death of UCLA student
One suspect is a UCLA student. Andrea DelVesco, 21, was found dead after a fire in a Westwood apartment last week.

UCLA faculty voice: How India’s prime minister can start reversing his country’s brain drain
Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry writes that Narendra Modi should leverage his country’s connections to Silicon Valley to make it easier for educated IT professionals to return to India and help implement the Digital India initiative.

Madame vice chancellor
In January, Oxford University will get its first woman vice chancellor, Louise Richardson, who rose in the ranks of academia after earning degrees in Trinity College in Dublin, UCLA and Harvard.

Toni Morrison to receive the UCLA Medal
Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison is scheduled to be awarded the UCLA Medal — the campus’s highest honor. The medal will be presented by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block at a special event in Royce Hall on Monday, Oct. 5.

UCLA International Institute opens Center for the Study of International Migration
Scholars will cut across traditional boundaries to study migration in a world increasingly defined by the global movement of people.

UCLA In the News September 25, 2015
Why some conservatives are unhappy with Chief Justice Roberts. Uber’s plan to keep driver complaints out of court. And more.

More than 7,000 UCLA volunteers help across Los Angeles
Annual Volunteer Day tradition lends a hand at 48 sites around the city.

UCLA Anderson Forecast: Nation and region remain healthy
UCLA Anderson Forecast’s third quarterly report of 2015 predicts a strong outlook for the next two years, with a slim chance of a recession and a slight change for a surge in growth.

Oct. 14: Faculty/staff info session on earning an MBA at UCLA Anderson
Free session, lunch included, Wednesday, Oct. 14, noon-1 p.m.

UCLA In the News September 23, 2015
Will $100 million from the city help the homeless in Los Angeles? Plans to bring water from toilet to tap in Los Angeles. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Four percent economic growth? Yes, we can achieve that
A trio of UCLA experts on the economy write in an op-ed that with business-friendly policies the U.S. economy can exceed the dismal projections of the most recent forecast by the Congressional Budget Office.

Everything you ever wanted to know about fracking
A “Thinking L.A.” event, jointly sponsored by UCLA and Zocálo at the RAND Corporation Tuesday evening, explored the roots of the fervor surrounding fracking in California.

UCLA project builds bridges between schools and families
The UCLA Parent Project by Center X helps parents understand what’s going on in the classroom and how best to support new learning strategies to help their children succeed.

Sept. 25: Soviet Bloc Party with DakhaBrakha and Huun Huur Tu
Traditional eastern European music goes eclectic and contemporary.

Give Iran nuclear deal a chance, experts say
The much-debated nuclear agreement with Iran is now a fact and should be given a chance to work, a panel of experts from UCLA and the RAND Corporation said during a discussion that drew a packed crowd to a lecture hall in Bunche Hall recently.

UCLA In the News September 22, 2015
An aging population, but not nearly enough geriatricians. Volkswagen’s falsified emissions tests and the consequences of white-collar crime. And more.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at UCLA Law
Breyer joined School of Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin in a discussion about the law, the Supreme Court and also his new book “The Court and The World: American Law and the New Global Realities.”

UCLA researchers discover method to measure stiffness of arteries in the brain
Finding may have implications for preventing stroke and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease earlier.

UCLA In the News September 18, 2015
Impact of Chinese involvement in proposed Los Angeles-Las Vegas high-speed rail. Roots of anti-vaxxism began with pertussis. And more.

Philosopher Brian Copenhaver publishes two scholarly books on magic
The beliefs and practices of magic were part of philosophy and science for centuries.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center receives prestigious nursing credential
The voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in professional nursing practice.

Parent volunteers help families make smooth transition to UCLA
For the last decade, UCLA Parent and Family Programs has been offering programs and events, support and resources, and volunteer opportunities. Parent volunteers are especially needed at move-in.

Artist creates playful tribute to L.A.'s red cars
Nova Jiang’s playful artwork, "Red Car," came together because of a collaboration between the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and Australia-based Westfield Corp. to support emerging artists.

Pediatric neurosurgeon appointed to endowed chair for epilepsy research
Dr. Gary Mathern, an expert in complicated seizure disorders, was selected as the chair holder. His accomplishments have built upon the work of his mentor, Dr. Paul Crandall.

UC honors and recognizes Constitution Day
The University of California encourages students, faculty and staff to learn more about and reflect on the historic U.S. Constitution that continues to shape the nation more than 200 years after it was created.

UCLA opens new program to solve mystery genetic diseases
A new UCLA program offers hope and potential answers for people who have undergone extensive medical testing but still don't know what is causing their symptoms.

UCLA In the News September 16, 2015
Financial stability may be the X factor in Fed’s interest rate decision. Advocates protest an immigrant’s arrest at Texas doctor’s office. And more.

Sept. 24: Down to drops or still at gallons? The state of California's water supply
The Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability present “The Next Wave: Quality, Quantity and Accessibility of Water in the 21st Century."

UCLA announces new kosher and halal meal plans
To meet the needs of students with dietary restrictions based on their religious faiths, Covel Commons will offer kosher and halal items.

UCLA prepares for return of students and new academic year
The fall quarter officially kicks off on Sept. 21, and classes begin Sept 24.

Young patients can now relax in newly remodeled teen lounge
Teens who are hospitalized now have their own space to hang out with friends, listen to music, play games and watch movies, thanks to a generous donation from Northwestern Mutual and Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Takeuchi appointed chief human resource officer for UCLA Health Sciences
Following an extensive nationwide search, Susi J. Takeuchi has been appointed as chief human resource and organization development officer for UCLA Health Sciences, effective Oct. 19.

In memoriam: Law professor and social justice activist Leon Letwin
Leon Letwin, a UCLA law professor and social justice activist who defended the rights of Angela Davis, among others, and advocated to increase enrollment of blacks and Latinos in Los Angeles-area law schools, died July 13 in State College, Pennsylvania.

UCLA In the News September 14, 2015
UCLA grads have lower debt and higher earnings than many of their peers. California lawmakers approve legislation to combat wage theft. And more.

Measuring the sound of angels singing
UCLA Byzantine art history and archaeology professor Sharon Gerstel has devoted much of the last year studying how architectural changes in Byzantine churches enhanced the performance of religious music.

Your body to spec
In fitness-crazed Southern California, two UCLA Anderson School of Management classmates developed a business using DXA scanners that give people a comprehensive analysis identifying both the amount and location of fat and lean tissue in their bodies.

UCLA faculty voice: Words matter when it comes to immigration
Professor Carola Suárez-Orozco and Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco write in an op-ed about how Donald Trump-style immigration rhetoric hurts immigrant children and the children of immigrants.

UCLA In the News September 11, 2015
Medical schools teach students to discuss health care costs with patients. When men and women are both stressed, women are better at providing emotional support. And more.

Architect Greg Lynn to represent U.S. in 2016 Venice Biennale
Lynn is an innovator in using digital technology to redefine architectural design and fabrication.

UCLA faculty voice: We have an opportunity to transform L.A. into a river city
UCLA Anderson lecturer Paul Habibi says creating an enhanced infrastructure financing district can promote development that spurs economic growth, protects the environment and ensures affordable housing.

UCLA launches Optimists 4.0
UCLA has launched the newest version of its highly successful Optimists brand campaign. Themed “Momentum,” the new ads represent the fourth generation of the Optimists marketing effort.

Keeping gut bacteria in balance could help delay age-related diseases, UCLA study finds
New UCLA-led research may produce a new way to predict health declines and, potentially, intervene to delay them.

UCLA In the News September 10, 2015
Will settlements in police misconduct cases spur reform? How harsh rhetoric on immigration can hurt children. And more.

Kenny Burrell receives 7th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award
The legendary jazz guitarist is recognized as an international ambassador for the art form.

UCLA Arts to host more than 175 public events this fall
Lectures, exhibitions and performances will showcase the depth and diversity of UCLA Arts activities and creative programming.

UCLA In the News September 9, 2015
UCLA scores highly in latest U.S. News rankings. The promise of immunotherapy for treating cancer. And more.

Biking angels raise $48,000 for UCLA Blood and Platelet Center
Annual fundraiser has helped the center increase blood donations needed by UCLA patients

Bioengineer Dino Di Carlo receives 2015 Pioneer of Miniaturization Lectureship
He develops miniaturized systems for use in basic biology, medical diagnostics, material fabrication and cellular engineering

Endowed scholarship named for engineering professor Eric Bescher
Bescher a leader in developing new, longer-lasting concrete materials for construction projects

Sept. 8: Supreme Court's landmark decisions cross-examined
UCLA Law experts review 2015 decisions on same-sex marriage, Affordable Care Act tax subsidies, housing discrimination, more.

UCLA In the News September 8, 2015
Student loans, the economy and the 2016 campaign. Food deserts may have little to do with obesity. And more.

Oak Park boy named ‘Kid Captain,’ honored at UCLA’s season-opening football game
For his courage dealing with sickle cell anemia, 9-year-old Luc Bodden was designated the fourth “Kid Captain” by Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and the football team.

UCLA scores highly in 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings
UCLA is No. 2 among the nation’s public universities and No. 23 overall in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges Rankings,” and was named the best public university for veterans.

L.A.’s minimum wage increase could boost union membership, UCLA report suggests
Even if union workers are exempted from the city’s forthcoming minimum wage increase, study predicts, there would be minimal short-term impact on their salaries.

Southern California wildfires have split personalities, and both will burn more acreage by midcentury
The models predict that the area burned by Santa Ana fires will increase by 64 percent and the are burned by non-Santa Ana fires will increase by 77 percent.

UCLA faculty voice: If a cyberattack causes a car crash, who is liable?
Professor John Villasenor writes on Slate that the cyberattackers would bear primary responsibility but manufacturers and car owners could face some liability, too.

UCLA In the News September 4, 2015
Kentucky clerk chooses jail over deal on same-sex marriages. Few victims of wage theft ever receive back pay. And more.

BruinTech 2015-16 Executive Board takes office
UCLA BruinTech’s 2015-16 Executive Board, a campuswide team of information technology experts, has taken office.

UCLA Operation Mend honored with award at Pentagon
UCLA Operation Mend was honored with a 2015 Newman's Own Award and $50,000 grant during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Sept. 2.

UCLA In the News September 3, 2015
UCLA expert explains recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board. Should Silver Lake’s pedestrian tunnel be saved? And more.

UCLA faculty voice: What monkeys can teach us about politics
Anthropologist Susan Perry has observed extraordinarily sophisticated political strategies in capuchin monkey behavior that mirror the social machinations so common in human workplaces.

Peggy Fong wins William A. Niering Outstanding Educator Award
Peggy Fong, UCLA professor and vice chair of the ecology and evolutionary biology department, has won the William A. Niering Outstanding Educator Award from the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation.

Sept. 10: The Saudi Connection featuring Sen. Bob Graham and Robert Baer
As part of the Hammer Museum’s Forum, Sen. Bob Graham, co-chair of the joint Congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, will address part of the Sept. 11 report that remains classified.

Steve Martin curates upcoming show at Hammer Museum
“The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris” is the first major U.S. exhibition of Canadian artist Lawren Harris, an innovator on par with contemporaries Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe.

UCLA In the News September 2, 2015
Paralyzed man walks with UCLA-designed robotic exoskeleton. The psychology of men who pay for sex. And more.

Fowler Museum to host exhibition of extraordinary 19th-century weavings from the American Southwest
“Treasured Textiles” traces the flowering of three different weaving traditions.

UCLA faculty voice: The surprising synergies of China and American agriculture
UCLA Anderson professor Jerry Nickelsburg writes that market forces have elevated food safety to an overriding concern in agricultural trade between China and the United States.

Genetic testing all women for breast cancer might not be worth the cost
Other diagnostic tools may be more efficient and cost-effective for the general population, although genetic screening remains valuable for women in groups known to carry certain genetic mutations.

UCLA researchers create a promising new treatment for the deadliest form of brain cancer
Method combines the chemotherapy drug decitabine with adoptive cell transfer, in which a patient’s own immune cells are reprogrammed to target brain cancer.

Completely paralyzed man voluntarily moves his legs, UCLA scientists report
Aided by a “robotic exoskeleton” device, the 39-year-old man was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps.

Q&A with Richard Hovannisian: You might not know my books, but you know about Kim Kardashian
UCLA historian Richard Hovannisian, a founder and six-time president of the Society for Armenian Studies, talks about what inspired him, what surprises him and what he thinks of the most well-known Armenian-American.

UCLA In the News September 1, 2015
How the effects of alcohol change as people age. New study finds over a million elderly Californians live in poverty. And more.

UCLA doctors perform life-changing surgery on woman plagued by internal sounds of her body
Until doctors filled a tiny hole in her inner ear, Rachel Pyne suffered from superior semicircular canal dehiscence, which made her suffer through the sounds of her heart beating, her food digesting and even the shifting of her eyes.

New football, basketball training centers at UCLA mark milestone
UCLA broke ground today on two comprehensive training and performance facilities for student-athletes playing football and basketball.

UCLA law school's Williams Institute receives Clarity Award
The Williams Institute received the Clarity Award this month from the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues  and the National LGBTQ Task Force.

UCLA In the News August 28, 2015
NLRB rules companies are on the hook for their contractors’ labor violations. Study on changing the minds of anti-vaxxers shows the uneasy relationship between science and emotion. And more.

17 places you won't see on the official UCLA campus tour
They are not major campus landmarks, but they are interesting or hidden spots worth seeing. It's our alternative campus tour.

UCLA stem cell scientist and anti-bullying advocate to be on ESPN
The sports network will tell the story of how Andrew Goldstein’s courageous story of coming out as gay to his college lacrosse teammates many years ago led to a friendship with a boy who contemplated suicide after coming out.

UCLA In the News August 26, 2015
Clearing the way for Uber and Lyft at LAX. How to guard Los Angeles from an Olympics disaster. And more.

Antimatter catches a wave: Accelerating positrons with plasma is a step toward smaller particle colliders
The method may help lead to much smaller but more powerful linear electron-positron colliders — machines that could be used to understand the properties of nature’s fundamental building blocks.

Dr. Kelsey Martin named interim dean of medical school at UCLA
Dr. Kelsey Martin, a senior administrator and longtime faculty member who specializes in understanding how the brain stores memories, has been named interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, campus officials said today.

Blazing a trail from the Middle East to UCLA
Lovraj and Dolly Talwar of the United Arab Emirates became fans of UCLA when their son became a Bruin. Their enthusiasm is one reason why more UAE undergrads than ever are coming this fall.

UCLA faculty voice: The rise and fall of shooting-star candidates
Political science professor Lynn Vavreck writes that Donald Trump’s rise is just the latest version of a candidate assuming an early lead that has no assurance of leading to the nomination.

UC awards multi-campus grant to establish Consortium for Black Studies
The UC Office of the President has awarded a multi-campus research programs and initiatives grant of $1.07 million over four years to establish the Consortium for Black Studies in California.

UCLA In the News August 25, 2016
Some paramedics are being trained to help prevent crises. What another recession could mean for the 2016 election. And more.

American Bar Foundation names Moran to research chair in diversity and law
The American Bar Foundation has named Dean Emerita Rachel Moran, the Michael J. Connell distinguished professor of law at UCLA School of Law, as the Inaugural William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law for 2015-16.

UCLA In the News August 21, 2015
Considering the legality of toplessness in Times Square. How melanoma treatment has improved in recent years. And more.

It's a dog's life — but better
UCLA Anderson School of Management alumnus Michael Landa developed an idea for a pet-sitting business into a multimillion-dollar firm -- with thanks to a Labrador named Max II.

Aug. 28: Film screening and conversation with writer-director Garrett Bradley
The UCLA Film and Television Archive showcases 'Below Dreams' and 'Cover Me' by UCLA alumna and New Orleans-based, independent writer-director Garrett Bradley on Friday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in UCLA’s Hammer Museum.

Aug. 25: ‘Our Food Chain’ screening and reception
See a free screening of 'Our Food Chain' on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium. The film documents the complex process of getting school breakfasts and lunches to 650,000 kids in LAUSD schools.

UCLA In the News August 20, 2015
Is Los Angeles in a housing bubble? The rise and fall of shooting-star candidates. And more.

Sept. 12: Free admission to UCLA Day at the L.A. County Fair
UCLA faculty, staff and students get free admission to UCLA Day County Fair in Pomona on Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-midnight.

Is Los Angeles on the cusp of another housing bubble?
UCLA Anderson Forecast economist William Yu writes in the Los Angeles Times that examining real estate data patterns shows that L.A. is not on the verge of a crash in home prices.

Male or female? It's not always so simple
At UCLA, there's a small but growing field of study looking into sex and gender biology.

Your invitation to see Bruins in action at San Bernardino camp
As UCLA Football’s time at the team's pre-season camp draws to a close, fans are encouraged to come out and spend the final two days in San Bernardino with the Bruins.

Periodic table authority Eric Scerri is featured in PBS documentary
Eric Scerri, a lecturer in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is featured in the PBS documentary 'The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements, which premieres Wednesday, Aug. 19. 

Aug. 21: ‘Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York’ screenings
The feature films 'Will' (1981) and 'Personal Problems' (1980) screen on Saturday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA's Hammer Museum. 

Vice chancellor of legal affairs leaving UCLA for Oregon
Kevin Reed, vice chancellor of legal affairs, is leaving UCLA to serve as vice president and general counsel at the University of Oregon.

Periodic table authority Eric Scerry is featured in PBS documentary
Eric Scerri, a lecturer in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is featured in the PBS documentary 'The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements, which premieres Wednesday, Aug. 19. 

UCLA In the News August 19, 2015
How chemotherapy patients can cope with brain fog. Obesity and diabetes are still on the rise in California. And more.

Can we engineer our way out of the drought?
At a "Thinking L.A." event co-hosted by UCLA and Zócalo, four panelists discussed the importance and difficulty of implementing desalination plants, water-recycling facilities and other tools to help California make better use of its water resources.

Applications invited for new Faculty Climate Action Champion Award
UCLA faculty are invited to apply for a newly established $25,000 Faculty Climate Action Champion Award.

Her life's work: Changing society's views of rape and how its victims are treated
Gail Abarbanel, founder and director of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, has made it her life's work to change society's views of rape and how its victims are treated.

UCLA engineers receive $1.6M grant to develop hybrid energy storage system
A team of engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, in partnership with Southern California Edison, has received a $1.62 million grant to build a hybrid energy storage system.

UCLA In the News August 18, 2015
White House announces new push to fight heroin addiction. Amazon CEO dismisses claims about harsh workplace conditions. And more.

Karen Grimley is new chief nursing executive for UCLA Health
Karen A. Grimley has been appointed the new chief nursing executive for UCLA Health and assistant dean in the UCLA School of Nursing.

Fowler Museum exhibition features paintings exploring Zuni cultural landscapes
Zuni Map Art displays how the Zuni see their own history, their ancestral migrations and the parts of nature that sustain them.

UCLA alumna charts community college students' path to success
President Linda D. Rose of Los Angeles Southwest College knows the struggles of older, returning students.

Aug. 30: ‘Flamenco for Families’ and the Rangoli Dance Company
'Flamenco for Families' and the Rangoli Dance Company, free at UCLA's Fowler Museum on Sunday, Aug. 30.

UCLA In the News August 17, 2015
Sound baths move into mainstream. President's climate change rules face legal fight. And more.

Benjamin Ellingson wins research grant for new technique to detect brain cancer
UCLA associate professor Benjamin Ellingson is the 2015 recipient of a research scholar grant of $790,000 from the American Cancer Society to further develop a new imaging technique for the early identification of brain cancer tumors.

Janet Frank is awarded grant to study mental health services for seniors
Janet Frank, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been awarded a $400,000 grant to study mental health services for seniors.

New research protocol by William McCarthy endorsed by CDC
A new research protocol developed by a UCLA team led by public health professor William McCarthy is being recommended by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use by other researchers.

Academic ranking puts UCLA second among U.S. publics, 12th among all universities globally
UCLA held the same positions in last year's Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Café Med to reopen Aug. 17 with sushi and other new offerings
Café Med, at UCLA’s Center for Health Sciences, will reopen on Monday, Aug. 17, with the introduction of a new area serving sushi, El Pollo Loco, sandwiches and the grill.

UCLA In the News August 14, 2015
Drought has some Californians reconsidering their backyard pools. Should major corporations be allowed to rely on bankruptcy courts in New York and Delaware? And more.

Q&A: Mattel Children's Hospital teacher Bettina Lee
Bettina Lee serves as a one-woman classroom, teacher and mentor to patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Mad for manga
Students learning Japanese are enjoying a collection of new reading materials at the East Asian Library that includes manga. The 500-volume collection is the result of efforts by librarians and administrators at UCLA’s Asia Institute.

UCLA faculty voice: Easing L.A.’s affordable housing crunch
Expanding density incentives, streamlining site plan review and altering financing rules are three key ways to create more affordable housing, Paul Habibi writes in the Los Angeles Times.

Brad Shaffer receives 2015 Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology
Brad Shaffer, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the 2015 recipient of the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology.

UCLA faculty voice: Critical thoughts on ‘Between the World and Me’
Professor Melvin Rogers writes in the Atlantic that Ta-Nehisi Coates’ bestselling new book about racism and African American identity fails to recognize the importance of hope.

Jupiter-like planet discovered outside our solar system
A planet 100 light-years away that resembles a young Jupiter has been discovered by an international team of astronomers that includes six UCLA scientists.

Film school establishes Barbara Boyle Promising Producers Prize
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has established the Barbara Boyle Promising Producers Prize.

UCLA In the News August 13, 2015
Gray-water systems are a drought-friendly way to keep lawns green. How the devalued yuan could damage California’s economy. And more.

Superhero window washers brighten a long stay in the hospital
Window washers dressed as Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wonder Woman entertained and posed for photos with young patients and their families at the third annual Superhero Day at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

UCLA–Tel Aviv study suggests REM sleep helps the brain capture snapshots of dream images
The findings offer a rare glimpse into how individual brain cells in the sleeping mind work.

UCLA In the News August 11, 2015
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders draws big crowd in Los Angeles. A year after Ferguson, the "Black Lives Matter" movement remains influential. And more.

State-of-the-art kidney center opens
Patients of UCLA’s kidney transplant program — already the best of the nation’s largest programs in terms of survival rates — will find comfort and convenience in a state-of-the-art new home thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Connie Frank.

New spectroscopy technique provides unprecedented insights about the reactions powering fuel cells
Fuel cells and hydrogen batteries are already important sources of green energy, but further advances will require scientists and engineers to better understand how the technologies work.

Elisa Long: How statistics guided me through life, death and ‘The Price is Right’
Elisa Long, an expert in probability and statistics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, wrote a column that appeared in the Washington Post about how statistics helped guide her through life, death and “The Price is Right.”

Kids, teens win when mental health providers team with pediatricians, family doctors, UCLA study finds
Children and adolescents who receive integrated mental health and medical treatment are 66 percent more likely to have a good outcome than those who receive more traditional primary care.

UCLA faculty voice: Why legal challenges to the EPA Clean Power Plan will end up at the Supreme Court
Law professor Cara Horowitz on what legal challenges opponents of President Obama’s new Clean Power Plan will use to try to block its implementation.

Radiologist awarded $50K for aneurysm research
Dr. Aichi Chien, an associate professor of radiological sciences, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bee Foundation to advance her research on the computational analysis of brain aneurysms.

Parting words: New UCLA retirees start writing next chapter in their lives
Four recent UCLA retirees reminisce about their experiences and offer words of wisdom to their fellow Bruins.

UC task force named to advise on 2016 retirement benefits
President Napolitano has appointed a systemwide task force of UC faculty, staff and administrators to help develop a new set of retirement benefits options for UC to offer future employees hired on or after July 1, 2016.

UCLA In the News August 7, 2015
Lawsuit against former A.I.G. execs winds on. Climate change and California wildfires. And more.

Elisa Long: How statistics guided me through life, death and 'The Price is Right'
Elisa Long, an expert in probability and statistics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, wrote a column that appeared in the Washington Post about how statistics helped guide her through life, death and "The Price is Right."

UCLA In the News August 5, 2015
L.A. City Council moves to tighten gun regulations. Measure proposed in San Francisco aims to make indirect lobbying more transparent. And more.

Scientists and storytellers connect at Science and Entertainment Exchange
The Science and Entertainment Exchange at UCLA connects scientists with filmmakers to bring scientific accuracy to the big screen.

Interior life: UCLA doctors use the body's own microorganisms to fight disease
Exploring the brave new world of microbiota may one day lead to the development of better ways to manage infections, create new antibiotics and address obesity, heart disease and cancer.

UCLA faculty voice: How and why presidential endorsements matter
Political science professor Lynn Vavreck writes in the New York Times that endorsements for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination have been few so far because of a lack of a consensus pick among party elites.

In memoriam: Rich Bertolucci, associate sports information director
Rich Bertolucci, associate sports information director for UCLA Athletics, died on July 28, following a long battle with cancer. He was 56.

UCLA In the News August 3, 2015
New treatment allows paralyzed men to move their legs. An academic view of selfies. And more.

World Games at UCLA: A most wonderful week
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games brought athletes and their families from around the world to UCLA. Some of our favorite moments.

John Papadopoulos receives NEH grant for excavation in ancient Methone
John Papadopoulos, UCLA professor of classical archaeology, history and culture in the UCLA College, has received a $286,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for an archaeological excavation of the ancient Greek city of Methone.

UCLA In the News August 4, 2015
African golden jackal turns out to be a wolf. The controversial gene therapy that could help women have health children. And more.

Learning business of entertainment, music and sports a big summer draw
A record number of students from all over the world recently completed Anderson School of Management's annual MEMES Summer Institutes.

Aug 4: Eddie Murphy's 'Delirious' screening and discussion
UCLA Hammer Museum screens comedian Eddie Murphy's 'Delirious,' followed by a discussion with artist Mark Bradford and UCLA associate professor of English Uri McMillan on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:30, at the Billy Wilder Theater.

UCLA study: Combination therapy may be more effective against the most common ovarian cancer
UCLA researchers found that a subset of ovarian cancer cells that don’t produce the CA125 protein biomarker, used to test for ovarian cancer, have an enhanced ability to repair their DNA and resist programmed cell death.

How to convince vaccine skeptics — and how not to
New research is particularly important in light of the recent rise in cases of measles in the U.S.

UCLA materials scientists take big step toward tougher ductile ceramics
The new ceramics hold promise for use in miniature mechanical components and flexible-yet-strong foils for use in solar sails, which are used to propel spacecraft, among many other applications.

UCLA Health staff dispense hugs and high-fives at polyclinic
UCLA Health has been providing all the staff, materials and supplies to run the Special Olympics Polyclinic since July 24 to offer free medical care to any athlete or delegate who becomes injured.

UCLA Foundation names new board members
The new members, all UCLA alumni and long-time supporters, will serve two-year terms.

UCLA In the News July 31, 2015
The volunteer clinic providing care to Special Olympics athletes. More Californians get coverage under Affordable Care Act. And more.

Expert advice: How to help an addicted friend or family member get help
Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA psychiatrist and director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, offers guidance on helping a friend or family member struggling with an addiction to get the treatment he or she needs.

UCLA faculty voice: Why the New Balance 990s are my faves
UCLA Extension writing instructor Nathan Deuel writes in New York Times Magazine about how walking from New York to New Orleans made him fall in love with these simple, supremely comfortable running shoes.

UCLA faculty voice: Los Angeles water rate increase plan just isn’t big enough
Mark Gold writes in the L.A. Times that to meet the mayor’s goal of reducing imported water by 50 percent by 2025, we must all pay more to upgrade infrastructure and invest in new projects.

A rousing cheer for inclusion
For the first time in Special Olympics World Games history, cheers are ringing out from the sidelines as 225 cheerleaders from around the country converge to be part of Cheer for LA2015.

UCLA In the News July 29, 2015
A bipartisan push to relax sentencing laws. The cost of drought-resistant lawns. And more.

July 31: ‘The Wild Party’ (1929) and ‘Anybody’s Woman’ (1930)
Two classics directed by Dorothy Arzner, “The Wild Party” (1929) and “Anybody’s Woman” (1930), will screen 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 31, at the Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA Hammer Museum.

An act of extraordinary generosity
Foster youth in UCLA First Star Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy helps lead effort to outfit Haitian soccer team at Special Olympics World Games.

UCLA scientists discover experimental therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer
The treatment uses a chemical to block an RNA molecule that’s typically found in high levels in people with ulcerative colitis.

Geography professors MacDonald, Smith elected Fellows of American Geophysical Union
Glen MacDonald, UCLA’s John Muir Memorial Endowed Chair in Geography, and Laurence C. Smith, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Geography, have been elected to the Class of 2015 Fellows of the American Geophysical Union.

UCLA In the News July 28, 2015
Obamacare rates to rise in California, but only slightly. How street gangs use social media. And more.

Breaking a language barrier to clear pathway to college
In California, where bilingual instruction is largely prohibited, secondary students who don’t speak English quickly fall behind. But a project to create a bilingual online curriculum is being led by UCLA professor Patricia Gándara.

UCLA department of neurosurgery ranked No. 2 in research productivity
A new five-year review rating the academic publishing output of department faculty puts UCLA among the nation’s very best.

Peter Kareiva takes helm at UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Kareiva will conduct research into urban conservation, improving environmental communications and exploring the role of consumer choices in pushing businesses to go green.

Christopher Russell to testify before Congress on the Dawn Mission
Professor Christopher Russell of the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics will be testifying before Congress on Tuesday, July 28, about his work with NASA’s Dawn Mission, which he leads.

2 UCLA astronomers have key roles in development of world’s largest array of gamma-ray telescopes
Two UCLA astronomy professors are playing an important role in an international initiative to build the Cherenkov Telescope Array.

UCLA In the News July 27, 2015
A win for vaccines, but worries remain. The relationship between renters and water conservation. And more.

UCLA Pathway grad plays key role in Special Olympics World Games
Caley Versfelt, a Special Olympics World Games global messenger, has gained a lot of self-confidence and important skills through Special Olympics and several UCLA programs geared toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Study may show a way to predict whether children with a genetic disorder will develop autism or psychosis
Findings are the first to shed light on the genetic differences between DiGeorge syndrome patients with autism and those with psychosis.

UCLA In the News July 24, 2015
The singular mind of UCLA’s Terence Tao. A homeless woman’s case draws attention to how the justice system handles the mentally ill. And more.

California water agencies don’t know how much their pipes leak, UCLA report finds
Researchers at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability recommend that state officials adopt best practices for monitoring leaks and measuring water loss.

UCLA faculty voice: Let people make their own end-of-life decisions
Two UCLA health care researchers say it’s about time that Medicare reimburse health providers for consulting with patients about treatment near the end of their lives.

THOR kicks to the top of robot soccer
The UCLA/University of Pennsylvania team won first place at RoboCup, a global robot soccer tournament held in China.

UCLA In the News July 23, 2015
Reflecting on a favorite pair of sneakers. The mysterious haze on Ceres. And more.

Special Olympics torch run comes to Westwood Village
The final leg of the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics hit Westwood Thursday afternoon.

UCLA gold medalist Rafer Johnson continues to champion Special Olympics
In the 47 years since Johnson helped found the games, the most important change has been in attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.

Camp Leg Power propels kids with cerebral palsy forward
Camp Leg Power combines creative therapeutic activities in a fun camp atmosphere with a pilot study to see if changes in the brain can be identified in children with spastic cerebral palsy.

Take yourself out to a ballgame with discounted L.A. Angels tickets
UCLA faculty, staff and alumni get discounted tickets to six upcoming 'UCLA Nights with the Angels' games in August and September.

UCLA raises record $643 million in 2014–15
The total smashes the previous high set in 2013–14 and accelerates the momentum of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA.

UCLA In the News July 22, 2015
L.A. will need a bigger water rate hike to achieve the mayor’s conservation agenda. The county’s minimum wage boost will lead to wider challenges. And more.

Napolitano announces $15/hour minimum wage
University of California President Janet Napolitano announced today that the minimum wage for its workers — both direct and service contract employees — will be raised to $15 an hour over the next three years. 

Kang Wang receives Pan Wen Yuan Outstanding Research Award
Kang Wang, UCLA Distinguished Professor and Raytheon Chair in Electrical Engineering, is received the 2015 Pan Wen Yuan Outstanding Research Award.

Sylvia Lavin is curator of 'The New Creativity: Man and Machines'
UCLA architecture and urban design professor Sylvia Lavin curated 'The New Creativity: Man and Machines,' an exhibition at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the historic Schindler House in West Hollywood.

15 ways that Bruins amplify the Special Olympics spirit
Here are just some of the ways the UCLA community has been part of Special Olympics since the beginning.

Fountain honors donors who, at the time of death, gave life to others
Located in a courtyard next to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a fountain was dedicated to honor those who become organ, eye and tissue donors at the time of their deaths.

New UCLA-University of Texas checklist helps identify children, teens with bereavement disorder
An assessment tool developed jointly by psychiatrists at UCLA and the University of Texas, Houston will be the first to help identify maladaptive grief in youth between 8 and 18.

Traffic alert: Special Olympics torch run on July 23
Traffic throughout Westwood Village will be impacted from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, when the Special Olympics World Games — which take place July 25-Aug. 2 — officially begin with a torch run along Westwood Boulevard.

July 22: Be an effective caretaker without sacrificing yourself
Attend a UCLA Staff Assembly presentation on being an effective caretaker of aging family members, 12-1 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, at the Fowler Museum's Lenart Auditorium.

UC Health initiative cuts costs, improves quality
A University of California initiative to reduce costs and improve quality across UC’s five academic medical centers has saved more than $70 million in its first year.

Make it rain: UCLA unveils augmented reality teaching sandbox
The hands-on, 3-D virtual landscape lets students sculpt mountains, valleys and rivers — then fill them with water.

UCLA faculty voice: How to make digital currency work
UCLA Anderson professor Bhagwan Chowdhry writes that until online transactions are free of onerous regulations and fees, and are more intuitive to learn to use, cash will remain king for many.

Anderson prof receives grant to explore imagination
Hal Hershfield from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management will receive a grant from the Imagination Institute, together with Diana Tamir of Princeton University, to fund their project on exploring the imagination.

Message to the campus community on UCLA Health cyber attack
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block sent this communication to the campus community today.

How to get exercise while you're traveling
How to get proper exercise while traveling: Guidance from a UCLA Health physical therapist.

UCLA in the News July 17, 2015
Pentaquark observed at the Large Hadron Collider. How the nuclear deal with Iran may transform the Middle East. And more.

Neurology professor receives grant to study brain inflammation in Alzheimer's
Sally Frautschy, a professor of neurology at UCLA, has received a $300,000 grant to fund her work on brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease.

Greece doesn’t need a bailout — it needs investors
UCLA Anderson finance professor Bhagwan Chowdhry writes that allowing developing nations to raise money similarly to how startups raise equity funding could help stave off future crises like happened in Greece.

UCLA students head for frontlines of Palestinian-Israeli conflict
Ten UCLA students will be headed for talks with staff at the State Department, White House and United Nations and other Middle East experts before heading for ground zero of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Searching for UC jobs systemwide now easier with revamped website
Searching online for jobs systemwide at the University of California just got easier, thanks to a revamped jobs website.

UCLA earns one of city’s largest rebates by ditching grass to save water
Switching the IM Field to artificial turf saved UCLA nearly $700,000 through the DWP’s commercial rebate program, similar to the rebate program for homeowners who replace their lawns.

UCLA study finds that a protein that helps suppress cancer fades as we age
With less of the protein, called p53, older epithelial cells have a hard time maintaining the integrity of their genetic material when they encounter carcinogens, which allows cancer to develop.

Equipment failure knocks out power in some UCLA buildings
An explosion in a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power electrical vault forced some campus buildings to switch to backup power.

July 15: Learn how the environment drives California's rising obesity rates
UCLA researchers Joelle Wolstein and Susan Babey present 'The Environmental Factors Driving Rising Obesity in California' on Wednesday, July 15, noon-1 p.m.

UCLA In the News July 14, 2015
Transgender members of the military will be allowed to serve openly, Pentagon says. Illinois science museum becomes a pawn in budget fight. And more.

Grace Kyungwon Hong receives UCOP grant for work on women of color feminism
UCLA associate professor Grace Kyungwon Hong has received a Multi-Campus Research Programs and Initiatives Grant of $1.07 million over four years.

UCLA scientists use large particle accelerator to visualize properties of nanoscale electronic materials
Because topological insulators are so tiny, scientists have, until now, been unable to fully understand how the defects impact their functionality.

Diane Favro new associate dean of academic affairs, Arts and Architecture
Diane Favro, UCLA professor of architecture and urban design, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs for the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.

UCLA In the News July 10, 2015
How should Los Angeles respond to the recent crime wave? White spots on Ceres may not be ice. And more.

Out of Africa: UCLA physician reflects on the risks, rewards of treating Ebola patients
UCLA’s Dr. Matthew Waxman writes about the two months he spent in Sierra Leone treating people suffering from the deadly Ebola virus.

Dr. Rajan Kulkarni receives award to support melanoma research
Dr. Rajan Kulkarni, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center member and clinical instructor in the division of dermatology, has been granted a Young Investigator Award of $75,000 on behalf of the Melanoma Research Alliance.

Asad Madni inducted as eminent member of electrical engineering honor society
Asad Madni, Distinguished Adjunct Professor in UCLA's department of electrical engineering, has been inducted as an eminent member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society of electrical engineers.

Rare genetic mutations occur more often in schizophrenia patients, UCLA researchers find
New study focuses on rare DNA mutations that affect protein function.

UCLA Anderson to host Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
The nine-day program, in its eighth year at UCLA, covers the basics of business ownership.

Cathryn Leff named to board of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Cathryn Leff, patient liaison/analyst at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, has been appointed to the board of directors of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

UCLA In the News July 9, 2015
Los Angeles pushes to increase water rates. Why Chinese shopping giant Alibaba stumbled in the U.S. market. And more.

UCLA mind-body programs help people de-stress
The UCLA campus has become a place where mind-body programs are being developed to help people deal with stress as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle through the Healthy Campus Initiative.

UCLA In the News July 7, 2015
Affirmative action heads back to Supreme Court. Obesity rises in California. And more.

Recipients of benefits from UC retirement plans receive cost-of-living adjustment
Recipients of benefits from the University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) and UC-PERS Plus 5 Plan are receiving a cost-of-living adjustment effective July 1, 2015, and appearing in checks paid at the end of July.

Homes with heart for Sendai
UCLA architecture and urban design chair Hitoshi Abe is designing new social housing for those in his hometown in Japan who lost their homes in the twin catastrophes of a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011.

Staff Assembly 2015-16 Executive Board members take office
UCLA Staff Assembly's 2015-16 Executive Board members, elected by staff members in a campuswide vote, took office on office on July 1, 2015.

Stephen Aron new Robert N. Burr Chair, department of history
Stephen Aron, an authority on the American West and author of “The American West: A Very Short Introduction,” recently published by Oxford University, is the new Robert N. Burr Chair of UCLA’s department of history. Since joining the department in ...

July 9: ‘Summer of Soul’ music series at the Hammer
The Hammer Museum and KCRW-89.9FM celebrate summer with the free concert series 'Summer of Soul' beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9, in the courtyard of the museum.

UCLA faculty voice: Why Greece’s ‘suicidal’ referendum is still a good idea
UCLA Anderson professor Daniel Oppenheimer co-wrote an op-ed that says while the upcoming vote won’t save the economy, a vote at least may prevent social and political upheaval.

Big ideas: Inside the Suprastudio
Nearly 10 miles south of Westwood, a trio of off-campus architecture studios in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design is assaying chunks of the future of architecture.

July 8: The Promises and Perils of Postwar Black Los Angeles
History professor Josh Sides talks about how L.A. came to embody the best and worst of what urban America has to offer African Americans, on July 8 at UCLA's Hammer Museum.

UCLA In the News July 2, 2015
Conservative overreach may explain liberal victories in Supreme Court. California residents cut water use by 29 percent in May. And more.

A snapshot of students who attend women's colleges
UCLA education professor Linda Sax undertook a study to better understand who women’s college students are today and to identify how they’ve changed over time.

UCLA faculty voice: A proposed city law that punishes the homeless is the wrong approach
Gary Blasi of the UCLA School of Law co-wrote a Los Angeles Times op-ed imploring L.A. city officials to prioritize providing housing to the homeless over seizing their possessions.

UCLA receives $315,000 grant to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics and tests
The UCLA Department of Medicine will lead partners focused on reducing imaging for nonspecific low back pain, pre-operative testing and antibiotics for viral-based upper respiratory illness.

UCLA offers admission to more than 16,000 talented students for fall 2015
UCLA admits 16,027 high school seniors remarkable for their achievements both inside and outside the classroom.

UCLA and City of Hope scientists use nanoparticles to shut down mechanism that drives cancer growth
Scientists from UCLA and City of Hope have become the first to inhibit the mechanism of a protein that regulates a key process that causes cancer to grow.

UCLA patient is first to receive successful heart transplant after using experimental 50cc Total Artificial Heart
New version of device, designed for smaller patients, provides mechanical support until a donor heart can be found.

Stem cell gene therapy developed at UCLA holds promise for eliminating HIV infection
The findings strongly suggest that stem cell-based gene therapy with a chimeric antigen receptor may be an effective treatment for chronic HIV infection in humans.

UCLA In the News June 30, 2015
Why the Supreme Court is likely to affirm President Obama’s orders on immigration. L.A. should help the homeless, not punish them. And more.

UCLA doctors use 3-D printed model to guide tricky heart valve replacement
Doctors needed to determine prior to surgery whether a replacement valve would fit, given the unusual structure of the patient’s heart.

Susan Akens new executive director, UCLA Law’s Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Program
Susan Akens has been appointed executive director of UCLA School of Law’s Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Program, as of July 1.

'Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986'
The landmark screening series, 'Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986,' is being presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive July 18-Aug. 23 in the Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA's Hammer Museum.

Shaina Zaidi, former UCLA student-athlete, named director of Bruin Varsity Club
Shaina Zaidi, a former UCLA Women’s Basketball student-athlete, has been named director of the Bruin Varsity Club by UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero.

UCLA faculty voice: How the Supreme Court saved Obamacare
Adam Winkler notes that the legal reasoning used by Chief Justice John Roberts in the decision that upheld the president’s signature health care law will preserve it against future challenges.

UCLA In the News June 26, 2015
Historians take issue with Apple’s removal of Civil War games. Why doctors don’t understand Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. And more.

Turning the tables on cancer
Doctors are encouraged to see that a growing number of cancer patients are being snatched from the precipice by novel immunotherapy treatments.

Dr. Alan Felsenfeld appointed chair of American Dental Association commission
Dr. Alan Felsenfeld, a professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was appointed chair of the American Dental Association’s Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition.

UCLA In the News June 25, 2015
Religious schools fear same-sex marriage ruling could end tax exemptions. Investigating the link between gut bacteria and brain function. And more.

Individual tickets for all upcoming Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA go on sale
Individual tickets for all upcoming shows by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA go on sale on Friday. Tickets may be purchased via, Ticketmaster or directly through the UCLA Central Ticket Office.

Charleston church shooting brings campus community together to grieve
More than 50 people came together today to share deeply felt anger, compassion, fear and frustration as well as hope for healing in response to last week’s tragic shooting in South Carolina.

Renowned scientist Paul Terasaki gives an additional $1 million to UCLA Japanese studies center
The gift will go toward the Terasaki Center’s program endowment allowing for new initiatives that focus on community engagement.

Four School of Dentistry research projects receive inaugural grants in new program
Four research projects will receive inaugural grants in a new UCLA School of Dentistry program to provide seed funding to launch pioneering basic and translational research.

July 12: Visit iconic Watts Towers
The Fowler Museum at UCLA will present “Singular Spaces," an exhibition on view from April 12 until Sept. 6. that features photographs of Spanish art environments made by self-taught artists across the Iberian Peninsula.

UCLA faculty voice: Balancing sensitivity of language and academic freedom
Law professor Eugene Volokh writes in the L.A. Times that he thinks the University of California needs to remember the special place universities hold as forums for opposing ideas and open debate.

UCLA to host White House summit on education for African-Americans
“The idea of the summit is that the youth take the lead and the adults listen,” said UCLA’s Darnell Hunt.

UCLA media advisory: Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage
UCLA has experts who can offer commentary on Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that is expected to decide whether gay marriage is protected by the Constitution.

UCLA media advisory: Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare
UCLA has experts who can comment on King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court case that will decide whether President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law stands.

UCLA studies identify predictors of depression and PTSD among African-Americans and Latinos
“Much of the psychological distress stemming from chronic life stress and trauma remains undetected and untreated,” said Gail Wyatt, a UCLA psychiatry professor.

Brain scan can predict who responds best to certain treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tens of millions of Americans will suffer at some point in their lifetime from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Functional MRI might help doctors predict who responds best to one of the most common treatments.

UCLA In the News June 23, 2015
Anticipating the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Young children have a strong sense of restorative justice. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Five ways to improve gender equity in the tech sector
Better mentorship, revised performance reviews and more transparency are among the recommendations shared at a recent UCLA conference that attempted to figure out how to increase the number of women in tech.

Campus community to honor victims of Charleston shooting
A gathering of the UCLA campus community will be held at noon Thursday, June 25, to honor the nine lives lost in the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

UCLA scientists will monitor student-athletes to further explain biology of concussions
The three-year project aims to fill critical gaps in knowledge about concussion and translate research findings into new safety guidelines for the more than 450,000 U.S. collegiate student-athletes.

June 20: ‘An Evening with Pema Chödrön and k.d. lang’
Bestselling author and meditation teacher Pema Chödrön and Grammy-winning recording artist and Buddhist practitioner k.d. lang will provide guidance on how to live a well-balanced life at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 20 at UCLA's Royce Hall.

Summer brings UCLA campus a different vibe
Thousands of summer learners, conference goers and day campers have already started to descend on UCLA for learning and fun. The Special Olympics World Games begin July 25.

UCLA In the News June 19, 2015
A UCLA law professor talks about gun control and mass shootings. Rental market in Los Angeles is only getting more crowded. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Minimum wage? How about a maximum wage?
In this satirical op-ed, emeritus professor Jack Rothman calls attention to the problem of growing inequality in the United States.

Shawn Landres serving as Luskin School Civil Society Fellow
Social and civic entrepreneur Shawn Landres is serving as Civil Society Fellow in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs through the fall 2015 quarter.

Scientists make new estimates of the deep carbon cycle
New research sheds light on the Earth’s climate over geologic time scales.

UCLA chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage
A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could redefine the way scientists approach solar cell design.

Angel City Games bring Paralympic-style competition to UCLA campus
UCLA will host California's first Paralympic-style track and field competition open to civilians and veterans. Clayton Frech, an alumnus whose 10-year-old son will compete, partnered with the university's adaptive recreation program to found the first Angel City Games.

June 23: ‘Can Transit Make Housing More Affordable?’
Urban planning policy analyst Joan Ling, an adjunct professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, takes part in a Zócalo Public Square discussion at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 23.

UCLA In the News June 17, 2015
Steel is a bright spot during a Russian downtown. A UCLA grad goes from survivor to activist. And more.

Beverly Lynch is honored with the 2015 Beta Phi Mu Award
Beverly Lynch, professor of information studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, has received the 2015 Beta Phi Mu Award from the American Library Association.

UCLA anthropologist knows her capuchin monkeys
Braving floods, fires and vampire mosquitoes, UCLA professor Susan Perry has spent 25 years chasing capuchin monkeys through the forests of Costa Rica. Her data have transformed what we know about these fascinating primates .

UCLA faculty voice: Make ‘City,’ a monument to the new West, a national monument
Jon Christensen writes that artist Michael Heizer’s monumental sculpture called “City” best embodies the Western ethos of humanity’s role shaping and adapting to the vast open expanse.

UCLA research offers more evidence for possible link between cocaine use and HIV infection
New study suggests cocaine makes people significantly more susceptible to HIV infection.

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco will serve on Carnegie Foundation’s Board of Trustees
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching until 2019.

UCLA In the News June 15, 2015
How a new doctor went from a high school tagging crew to UCLA medical school graduate. How open-carry gun laws might look. And more.

Two friends form startup after one becomes disabled
UCLA Anderson alumnus Dan Russ teamed up with his best friend to create Click2Speak, one of the most successful “social good” startups coming out of Israel.

UCLA faculty voice: Why is John Roberts siding with the Supreme Court’s liberals?
Law professor Adam Winkler writes that there are two cases — one famous and one forgotten — that may haunt the chief justice and explain his recent pivot away from the court’s conservative bloc.

UCLA In the News June 16, 2015
Debate over stalled Pacific trade deal. The link between cigarette smoking and 12 types of cancer. And more.

UCLA researchers develop lower-cost, more efficient nanostructure for fuel cells
The study, published in Science, addresses problems that have long stalled the adoption of fuel cell technology.

Pounding the pavement
UCLA students go underground to the large, open spaces in UCLA’s parking structures to perfect their skills for competition and the pure love of performing.

UCLA In the News June 12, 2015
Professor’s new book shines spotlight on black fathers in Watts. The drought’s harmful effects on trees in California cities. And more.

UCLA confers diplomas on 7,700 new graduates
Cheers and tears filled UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on Friday as seniors in the class of 2015 celebrated their graduation. Inventor Nathan Myhrvold delivered the keynote address at two ceremonies.

UCLA commencement style: Mortarboard glitter and GoPros
Commencement day at UCLA means accessorizing the cap and gown with your own personal style. Because graduation.

14 recent and ongoing construction projects at UCLA
UCLA’s campus infrastructure is continually upgrading in support of faculty research, students and patient care.

UCLA Medical Group again earns top rating for patient care capabilities
The report assessed health care systems’ tools for delivering better patient experience and better population health, as well as overall affordability.

Alumna Shirley Malcom receives UCLA Medal at doctoral hooding ceremony
Malcom was awarded UCLA’s highest honor for her work championing public science literacy and increased access and opportunities for girls, women and underrepresented minorities.

Forced to drop out of high school, UCLA student creates college-going culture for five daughters
After enduring separation from her children, homelessness, a father who didn’t believe girls deserved an education and many other challenges, April Abercrombie is set to graduate.

Students make visitors feel welcome at the Hammer Museum at UCLA
From answering questions about the paintings to acting as ushers at public talks to helping kids make their own art, the 90-plus visitor experience representatives are an essential part of one of the best museums in Los Angeles.

Stricken marathon runner grateful for quick actions of his rescuers, medical team
Charles Gold was rescued by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel and treated by staff at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center when he collapsed during March’s race.

UCLA In the News June 11, 2015
How UCLA is saving millions of gallons of water per year. Parking apps aren’t likely to solve traffic congestion. And more.

Psychologist Raphael Rose receives NASA grant for research on astronaut health
Raphael Rose, associate director of UCLA’s Anxiety and Depression Research Center, has been awarded a grant from NASA for research to support the health of astronauts on deep space missions.

UCLA-led NASA mission provides closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres
NASA’s Dawn mission is observing the dwarf planet Ceres from 2,700 miles above its surface; the space agency has released new images and a video animation.

Summer construction projects will cause road closures and detours
Starting June 15, commuters should prepare for traffic delays at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue and also Strathmore Drive between Charles Young Drive West and Westwood Plaza.

Summer sale at Fowler Museum Store through June 21
Save 30-60 percent on selected merchandise during the Fowler Museum Store’s Summer Sale, June 10-21.

Thousands of new graduates to participate in UCLA College commencement ceremonies
The UCLA College will hold two commencement ceremonies, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Friday, June 12, in Pauley Pavilion.

Dr. Gabriel Danovitch receives medical school’s esteemed Mellinkoff Faculty Award
Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, medical director of UCLA's Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, received the 2015 Sherman Mellinkoff Faculty Award from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

UCLA alumnus Juan Felipe Herrera selected as 21st U.S. poet laureate
The son of migrant farm workers and recently retired creative writing professor is the first Latino to be chosen as nation’s poet laureate.

Half a century of history at Pauley Pavilion
For Pauley’s 50th birthday, UCLA looks back on how the arena hosted history.

Children with autism who are overly sensitive to stimuli have brains that react differently
Interventions for sensory over-responsivity could significantly improve the lives of children with this form of autism.

A cozy backyard bungalow for people and other friendly species
UCLA faculty, staff and students, with guidance from a Santa Monica architect, are building a prototype dwelling that they designed to shelter people as well as edible plants, bees, birds, lizards and even bats.

Mark Gold named associate vice chancellor, environment and sustainability
UCLA adjunct professor Mark Gold has been appointed associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, effective July 1.

Today: The work of painter Joseph Holtzman explained
Richard Meyer and Lawrence Rinder discuss the work of artist Joseph Holtzman 7:30-9:30 p.m., June 10 at the UCLA Hammer Museum.

UCLA In the News June 10, 2015
World’s largest telescope searches for black holes. Is California prepared for another budget crisis? And more.

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA ranks among nation’s best in U.S. News survey
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is recognized for excellence in nine specialties by the 2015-16 U.S. News and World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

UCLA In the News June 9, 2015
Hospitals discharge patients to maximize Medicare payments. San Francisco considers health warning on soda advertising. And more.

SUBWAY now serving medical center
A new SUBWAY restaurant is open for business 24/7 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

UCLA staff celebrate program that taught them English, changed their lives
Dozens of UCLA staff members celebrated their graduation on June 5 from UCLA's Project SPELL, where they learned English and changed their lives.

President Obama names UCLA physicist Claudio Pellegrini recipient of Enrico Fermi Award
President Barack Obama today named Claudio Pellegrini — a UCLA distinguished professor of physics emeritus, distinguished research professor, and visiting scientist and consulting professor in photon science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory — as a recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement.

UCLA receives $1 million from Revlon to fund breast cancer research
Revlon CEO Lorenzo Delpani, chairman Ronald O. Perelman and global brand ambassador Halle Berry announced the gift at an event honoring Slamon, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Long-term care hospitals keep patients longer than necessary for financial reasons
Payment system implemented in 2002 has led to longer stays and discharge patterns that appear to be based on financial considerations rather than solely on patient need.

UCLA In the News June 8, 2015
How big is the L.A. tech sector? Dispute over a heralded book on crime. And more.

UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine awards medical degrees to 171
It was a jubilant day for 171 medical students who became doctors Friday after taking the Hippocratic Oath before their families, friends, professors and fellow students.

Former fruit vendor-turned-UCLA-graduate trades selling for science
Honduran-born Walter Mancia arrived in California alone as a teenager unable to speak English. This week he graduates from UCLA, something that may not have happened without the support of a couple who became his new family.

Three UCLA Anderson faculty recognized for excellence
Professors Ian Larkin, Danny Oppenheimer and Bruce Carlin of the UCLA Anderson School of Management are being recognized for excellence in teaching, research, leadership and mentorship.

UCLA In the News June 5, 2015
The rise of “church shaming” in America. Robots go head-to-head to win Pentagon prize. And more.

An officer and a graduate student
UCLA Luskin master’s student, Navy Lt. Michael Fonbuena, said the opportunities to study international issues, listen to high-profile guest speakers and engage in real-world learning will reshape his military career.

In Astin Scholars program, UCLA undergraduates’ research gives back to community
From promoting literacy to studying the role of religion in rehabilitation, the Astin Civic Engagement Scholars program encourages students and faculty to leverage teaching and research in the name of service to the public.

A very senior senior enters a new phase in his life — as a UCLA graduate
Retirement was the perfect time for Sam Billimoria to go back to school. The 71-year-old communication studies major is UCLA’s most senior graduating senior for 2015.

DMA professor Rebeca Méndez on team designing Tucson January 8 Memorial
Rebeca Méndez, a professor in UCLA’s Department of Design|Media Arts, is a member of a design team selected to design the Tucson January 8 Memorial and the El Presidio Park master plan. 

NYU expert on schools and the urban environment to join GSEIS
Pedro Noguera, currently the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

UCLA’s newest magazine aims to increase discourse on major public policy issues
UCLA has launched a new magazine, written by veteran Los Angeles journalists and astute observers of civic life, that aims to inform ongoing conversations on major public policy issues facing the city and state.

UCLA In the News June 4, 2015
California’s unemployment should fall to the national rate by 2017. Why transgender troops should be allowed to serve openly. And more.

Aisha Finch publishes new book, 'Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba'
Aisha Finch, UCLA assistant professor of gender studies and African American studies, has published the new book, 'Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844.'

Chemistry professor Neil Garg honored with Gold Shield Faculty Prize
Neil Garg, professor and vice chair for education in UCLA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has won the 2015 Gold Shield Faculty Prize, sponsored by Gold Shield, Alumnae of UCLA.

Jennifer Mnookin named new dean of UCLA School of Law
Jennifer Mnookin has served as vice dean for faculty and research and as vice dean for external appointments and intellectual life, and she is founding faculty director of the school’s Program on Understanding, Science and Evidence.

UCLA surgery chief joins relatives at White House for long overdue honor
Dr. Richard Shemin, chief of cardiac surgery at UCLA, always knew that William Shemin — his cousin twice removed — “was a phenomenal war hero,” although the former World War I sergeant was never given the Medal of Honor. On Tuesday, President Obama changed that.

UCLA faculty voice: Why did FIFA President Sepp Blatter resign now?
UCLA law professor Steven Bank explains possible reasons why FIFA’s leader shocked the world and said goodbye to the organization he ruled with an iron wallet for more than a decade.

Undocumented students benefit from new UCLA research program
The UndocuBruins Research Program is the first to serve and guide undocumented students at UCLA and encourages the exploration of topics and populations that are rarely examined.

UCLA In the News June 3, 2015
California’s water use dropped significantly in April. The state’s jobless rate is expected to continue to fall. And more.

Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald visits UCLA
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block welcomed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to campus on Wednesday.

UCLA alumnae motivate and inspire each other at TedXUCLAWomen event
Featuring speeches by the executive vice president of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an ESPN host and three women who founded companies, the event held on campus spotlighted the importance of women as difference makers.

UCSD’s LaWana Richmond to represent staff to UC Board of Regents
LaWana Richmond, a business analyst and postal center manager at UC San Diego, has been named staff advisor-designate to the UC Board of Regents for 2015-2017.

June 2: 'Black Music and the Aesthetics of Protest'
Neo Muyunga’s opera, 'The Struggle,' serves as a departure point for a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2 at the Hammer Museum.

Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards recognize outstanding student volunteers
For their commitment to community service, graduating seniors Rina Kim and Amir Hakimi, and medical student and Ph.D. candidate Gianmarco Raddi were each given one of the most prestigious honors UCLA bestows upon students.

UCLA In the News June 1, 2015
Doctors hope to find a test that will determine which patients will be helped by life-extending cancer drugs. Residents facing high water bills decry L.A. County drought plan. And more.

Veteran UCLA writing instructor revels in new role as successful playwright
Richard Creese has spent 31 years teaching UCLA students to write. Now the author of eight unpublished novels is the embodiment of the lesson that persistence pays off.

People say #ImwithShoup to express their admiration for UCLA’s retiring parking guru
A collection of social media pictures posted by urban planners and acolytes of retiring urban planning professor Donald Shoup posing with a life-size cardboard cutout of the man who wrote the book on parking.

Fingertip probe can help identify whether donors’ livers are healthy before transplant
The finding could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant.

UCLA In the News May 29, 2015
Why flossing before brushing our teeth first might be smarter. The consequences of terminology in surveys for people who are LGBT. And more.

Margaret Govea, Octavio Olvera to receive Chancellor's Excellence in Service Award
UCLA staff members Margaret Govea and Octavio Olvera will receive the 2015 Chancellor's Excellence in Service Award.

Scientist at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute reviews the progress of his invention
Coherent diffractive imaging transforms the conventional view of microscopy by replacing the physical lens with a computational algorithm.

New faces in leadership at UCLA International Institute
As of July 1, several centers and programs at the UCLA International Institute will have new directors and associate directors, and the Institute itself will have a new associate vice provost.

Robotics expert Dennis Hong hosts premiere of museum exhibit
UCLA professor Dennis Hong, one of the world’s leading designers of humanoid robots, served as host of the May 21 premiere of 'Robot Revolution,' an exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Community Partners in Care wins international award for academic-community collaboration
UCLA’s Community Partners in Care has won an international award that highlights the power and potential of community-campus partnerships as a strategy for health equity and social justice.

UCLA In the News May 28, 2015
Popular TV show funds scholarship for UCLA students in STEM fields. Labor leaders want to exempt unionized companies from higher minimum wage. And more.

Help United Way break the cycle of poverty in L.A.
UCLA’s annual United Way campaign runs May 26-June 5.

UCLA alum tells story of struggle, success to inspire high school students
UCLA alumna Esmeralda Garcia, who began high school reading at a fifth-grade level, returned to her high school to address students at a rally attended by UC President Janet Napolitano.

Dr. Karin Nielsen awarded the Brazilian Diaspora Award in health sciences
Dr. Karin Nielsen, UCLA professor of pediatric infectious diseases, has won a prestigious Brazilian prize in health sciences.

May 27: UCLA and JPL to sign planetary sciences agreement, host daylong workshop
UCLA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on May 27 to enable collaboration in the planetary sciences between the two institutions that will promote the stature, visibility and excellence of the field.

Luskin dean leaving to lead UNC Greensboro
In a message to the UCLA campus community, Chancellor Gene Block announced that Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. will be leaving UCLA and praised him for his leadership in advancing UCLA’s civic engagement.

New teacher evaluation method used at the UCLA Community School shows promise
The research director at UCLA’s Center X writes about how teacher evaluations that include hours of observation and student feedback, among other criteria, foster trust between educators and those grading them.

UCLA a leader for two decades in LGBT support, advocacy, programming
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the LGBT center bolsters UCLA’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse campus community.

UCLA In the News May 22, 2015
ISIS threatens one of the world’s most important archaeological treasures. Why sports policies that ban female athletes with higher testosterone levels are wrong. And more.

In memoriam: Carol Kruse, pioneer in brain cancer research and immunotherapy
Carol Kruse, a UCLA scientist and recognized leader in immunological therapy for brain cancer, passed away on March 28 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 61.

Big gains in number of California children with health insurance and regular dental care
Findings are part of a comprehensive new study that tracked young children’s health in California from 2003 to 2012.

UCLA In the News May 20, 2015
Los Angeles takes steps to raise minimum wage. What does inequality look like. And more.

UCLA faculty voice: Why teaching kids to have ‘grit’ isn’t always a good thing
Education professor Mike Rose writes in the Washington Post that character education is no substitute for improving poor students’ lives by addressing inequality.

May 21: Artists' talk with the Maricón Collective
Join in conversation with the Maricón Collective at UCLA's Chicana/o Studies Research (CSRC) Library archives 3-5 p.m., Thursday, May 21 at 144 Haines Hall.

Q&A: UCLA search and rescue volunteer back from Nepal quake disaster
Dr. Attila Uner, a UCLA associate clinical professor of emergency medicine, served on a U.S. search and rescue team that helped find survivors.

12 dishes at UCLA that redefine 'dorm food'
With recipes inspired by global cuisines and ingredients like spelt, kale and harissa, the recipes UCLA chefs create for students sound, look and smell like food from a trendy restaurant.

From studying pirates to volcanoes to HIV in Russia, UCLA undergrads shine as researchers
Ten students whose work embodied a “passion for learning” were chosen this week as winners of UCLA’s 2015 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.

UCLA’s Center X helps propel local high school students to AP test success
For 15 years the UCLA education research center has conducted workshops to help thousands of Los Angeles high school students prepare for their Advanced Placement exams.

UCLA In the News May 15, 2015
A massive gift for UCLA Anderson. Extreme heat on the way if carbon dioxide emissions are not curbed. And more.

UCLA TFT alumna embraces steampunk and crowdfunding for her hit web comic series
Madeleine Holly-Rosing has combined her love of history and science fiction to create the award-winning comic “Boston Metaphysical Society.”

UCLA faculty voice: Neuroscience helps explain American households’ $12 trillion debt
Psychiatrist Peter Whybrow explores the epidemic of debt in modern America and how consumerist culture has warped Americans’ brains into reckless spending.

Luskins, Shapiros establish endowed chair in honor of EVC Scott Waugh
A generous gift from Meyer and Renee Luskin and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro, all of whom are UCLA alumni, funded the Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of Social Sciences.

Video story: UCLA piano autographed by the greats
A little-known piano in Schoenberg Hall, a gift from the estate of actor Edward G. Robinson, bears the signatures of some of the 20th century’s greatest composers and musicians.

Q&A: Rethinking the history of the American West with UCLA professor Stephen Aron
In his recently published book, Aron reveals how Manifest Destiny influenced the Nazis and talks about how modern scholarship of the West now encompasses the area’s demographic diversity.

UCLA faculty voice: Retirement planning needs to be redesigned for the digital age
Behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi’s research shows that smarter and simpler website and app design can guide people to save for retirement properly.

UCLA In the News May 8, 2015
Lawmakers aim to keep businesses from muzzling unhappy customers. A new plan to treat and clean polluted stormwater from LAX. And more.

Dentistry's Steve Shaevel to serve on NIH board
Steve Shaevel, director of academic personnel at the UCLA School of Dentistry, and his wife, Gail, have been tapped to serve on an advisory board for a National Institutes of Health Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant.

Nazarian Center’s fifth anniversary gala raises money for scholarship about Israel
In an evening that mixed Hollywood glamour with serious intellectual conversation, the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies raised nearly $900,000.

G. Jennifer Wilson recognized with fund to support honors programs
G. Jennifer Wilson, assistant vice provost for honors programs, is being recognized, on the occasion of her retirement, with the G. Jennifer Wilson Fund for Teaching Excellence and Innovation in the Honors Curriculum.

Finding strategies to recruit, retain women, minorities as computer majors
UCLA professor Linda Sax is leading a multi-institutional study that could help determine ways to increase the low numbers of women, in particular women of color, in college computer science programs.

UCLA In the News May 7, 2015
Why African-American seniors are less likely to use hospice. What same-sex marriage would mean for the U.S. economy. And more.

When it comes to stopping genocide, there’s a will but not a way
In a Zócalo discussion featuring two UCLA professors, experts agreed that hurdles like an official definition, the assessment of intent and the expected violence of warfare make stopping genocide extremely difficult.

Emeritus professor of law recognized by American College of Bankruptcy
Ken Klee has received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Bankruptcy.

UCLA In the News May 5, 2015
Mixed success for laws intended to keep kids from eating junk food. The evolutionary basis for salt consumption. And more.

Hollywood stars and street artists help raise $2 million for pediatric research
The Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA celebrated its 3rd annual Kaleidoscope Ball at 3LABS in Culver City on May 2.

Stories, storytellers and statistics: A computational approach to the humanities
Folklore scholar Tim Tangherlini has organized a large collection into a database that can be searched by topic, storyteller and location.

Debora Silverman receives 2015-16 fellowship from New York Public Library
Debora Silverman, a professor of history and art history at UCLA, has been selected to receive a 2015-16 fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

May 7: Anatolian and classical Persian music at the Fowler
The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents a free two-part concert of Anatolian and classical Persian music at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.

Renowned writer Francisco Goldman to speak at UCLA on the 2014 student massacre in Mexico
Acclaimed American novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman will speak at the UCLA Latin American Institute on Monday, May 4.

May 14: Taiko drumming showcase at the Fowler
The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents an exciting evening of taiko drumming, starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.

May 10: ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Enjoy the musical “Hello, Dolly!” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 — the latest in the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Family Flicks series, showing at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater.

Children with epilepsy face too many obstacles to receiving needed medical care, UCLA study finds
The study found that the average time from the onset of epileptic seizures until surgery was 5.4 years.

Let UC know if you're satisfied with your university-sponsored medical plan
University of California Human Resources is launching its annual medical plan satisfaction survey on Monday, May 4.

May 20: Take a walk, earn points toward a gift card
UCLA Recreation invites staff and faculty to its annual I Heart Walking event, noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, starting at the bottom of Janss Steps.

House subcommittee hears about UCLA program's success
The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on higher education heard Charles Alexander, UCLA associate vice provost for student diversity, testify about the success of the Academic Advancement Program.

Judith Moreland originates Professional Program in Acting for the Camera
Actress Judith Moreland, an adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), conceived and co-created the school's new Professional Program in Acting for the Camera.

UCLA engineering grad student attempts to talk his way to the top
Jean-Paul Santos will compete May 4 against other campus winners of Grad Slam. His speech, “How to Talk to Mars,” helped him win UCLA's inaugural competition.

UCLA In the News April 30, 2015
Doctors worry verdict in ALS murder case could result in stigma for people with the disease. Threat of $10,000 fines may reduce water waste. And more.

Shannon O'Kelley named interim VP of UCLA Health for Hospital Systems
Shannon O'Kelley has been named the interim vice president of UCLA Health for Hospital Systems. He is also the Chief Operating Officer for the UCLA Hospital System.

Dozens of Alabama school districts adopt UCLA guidelines to help teachers, students thrive
Ten Alabama school districts adopted the guidelines two years ago, followed by 29 this school year. An additional 20 plan to get on board in 2015–16.

Drug that can prevent the onset of diabetes is rarely used
UCLA study finds that only 3.7 percent of people with pre-diabetes were prescribed metformin.

UCLA conference to examine legacy of activist rabbi who was MLK ally
Leading scholars, clergy and activists will convene at UCLA on May 3 and 4 to examine the ongoing influence of the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

UCLA In the News April 29, 2015
A Brazilian oil company in trouble. Did immigrants in the past have it easier? And more.

Three UCLA professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Three UCLA professors were elected today to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

Statement from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on behalf of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Abdul-Jabbar is home continuing his recovery after being examined today for discomfort following April 16 heart bypass surgery.

Graduate students head for Sacramento to make their case
Graduate student delegates will go to Sacramento for informal chats with state legislators in order to win their support.

Opening May 7, 'Bat Boy: The Musical'
UCLA's Ray Bolger Musical Theater Production of "Bat Boy: The Musical" runs May 7-16.

UCLA faculty voice: Five things to look for in the Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases
Law professor Adam Winkler writes about the importance of Justice Kennedy, the relative value of precedent and the role of originalism, among other things to look out for during oral arguments about same-sex marriage.

UCLA law students help create class that aids homeless veterans
The new Veterans Benefits Legal Clinic helps veterans navigate what can be a complex path to receive the financial assistance for which they qualify.

DMA professor Rebeca Méndez selected to create art at Crenshaw/LAX light rail station
Design Media Arts professor Rebeca Méndez has been selected as one of 14 artists to create art installations that will decorate one of the stations on Metro’s forthcoming Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

April 28: 'Selma' screening at Royce Hall
The UCLA campus community is invited to a free screening of the film 'Selma' at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 in Royce Hall as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to UCLA. 

Great Minds Gala raises more than $1 million for Semel Institute research
The Great Minds Gala, held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 19, raised more than $1 million for research at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

Dashew Center's Tony Coelho captures West Hollywood history in photo exhibit
An exhibit of photos by Tony Coelho, on staff at UCLA's Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, captures historic West Hollywood.

UCLA In the News April 24, 2015
Report recommends streamlining process for housing development along the L.A. River. The economic impact of the drought in California. And more.

UCLA In the News April 23, 2015
The implications of Ben Affleck’s request to conceal that his ancestor owned slaves. Judge rules that NYC must allow offensive advertisement on city buses. And more.

Williams Institute’s Gary Gates, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director
Gary Gates is the Williams Institute’s inaugural Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director. This critical position at the Williams Institute was made possible by leadership gifts totaling almost $3 million by generous donors.

May 3-8: Bridges East and West Music Festival
UCLA's Bridges East and West Music Festival, May 2-8, is a cultural exchange and collaboration between musicians from China and the United States. 

Fowler Museum exhibition highlights the social role of hair
In an exhibition opening May 3, hair adornments and a contemporary film address changing ideas of beauty and identity in Africa.

In utero exposure to extreme morning sickness may result in neurological deficit
Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, according to a UCLA study.

Renowned entrepreneur, UCLA alumnus Nathan Myhrvold to deliver 2015 College Commencement address
Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures in 2000 after retiring from his position as Microsoft’s chief strategist and chief technology officer. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UCLA in 1979.

Why do animals fight members of other species?
UCLA biologists have found that male aggression against potential rivals for females explains much of the phenomenon.

May 4: ‘Be Safe, Love Mom’ author presentation
Elaine Lowry Brye discusses her book, 'Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom's Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front,' at UCLA on May 4.