Consuming books, literally
Los Angeles Times food writer Jonathan Gold helps judge entries in UCLA Library's sixth annual Edible Book Festival, celebrating the edible form of the written word. Online gallery

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Good Bruin Samaritans

Good Bruin Samaritans

Students Lyolya Hovhannisyan and Becky Barber bring medical care to a Baja California village. Story and video
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Enviro gala

Enviro gala

Star-studded event raised $650,000 to support UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability research and education initiatives. Story and photos
UCLA in the community

UCLA in the community

Deanna Jordan, a 28-year-old student and single mom, gives back to her hometown of Compton, Calif. Story and photos
Medical students meet their match

Medical students meet their match

David Geffen School of Medicine students ripped open envelopes to learn where they’ve been matched for residency. More photos
Hillary Rodham Clinton accepts UCLA Medal

Hillary Rodham Clinton accepts UCLA Medal

The former secretary of state offered her observations about Ukraine and advice to UCLA students on how they could help reinvent the U.S. economy for the 21st century.
Impact of '12 Years A Slave'

Impact of '12 Years A Slave'

Memoirs of slaves helped frame debate in California's history, says history professor Brenda E. Stevenson. Voices | Gallery
Thinking L.A.

Thinking L.A.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Youlanda Copeland-Morgan took part in a panel on making higher education more inclusive presented by UCLA and Zocalo Public Square. UCLA Today
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power

Power delivered Sunday's Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA. Photos and full text
Amazing band

Amazing band

The UCLA Bruin Marching Band takes part in the season premiere of “The Amazing Race” on CBS. Watch clip
African American legacy at UCLA

African American legacy at UCLA

Restoration work on "The Black Experience" mural hidden behind a wall in Ackerman Union. More
 

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UCLA reaches out to students, survivors of sexual assault

UCLA reaches out to students, survivors of sexual assault
A new UCLA-produced video highlights information about resources for survivors of sexual assault and features students reading accounts typical of survivors' stories.

Newly admitted students meet their future on Bruin Day

Much of what makes UCLA a world-renowned institution and the most applied-to university in the country will be on display Saturday at the fourth annual Bruin Day.

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls, say UCLA biologists

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls, say UCLA biologists
UCLA scientists found that not only have male coquis become smaller, but their mating call has also become shorter and higher pitched; the researchers attribute the change to Puerto Rico's warmer temperatures.

Community-based HIV prevention can boost testing, help reduce new infections

Conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and Thailand, the study showed that the HIV prevention efforts not only reduced new infections but also succeeded in prompting more people to be tested.

Promising drug doubles positive effect in hormone-receptor–positive breast cancer

For women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib, the amount of time patients were on treatment without their cancer worsening was effectively doubled.

In latest generation of tiny biosensors, size isn't everything

The UCLA researchers' findings counter years of conventional wisdom that a biosensor can be made more sensitive simply by reducing the diameter of the nanowires that make up the device.

Faculty senate unanimously votes to create African American studies department

Faculty senate unanimously votes to create African American studies department
Becoming a formal department will bolster UCLA's scholarship and opportunities in African American studies.

Emmett Family Foundation gift will enhance UCLA Law leadership on environmental issues

Emmett Family Foundation gift will enhance UCLA Law leadership on environmental issues
The gift will support research and policy fellows; fund student scholarships and a public service fellowship; support outreach, events and speaker series; and provide resources to attract faculty.

UCLA launches joint venture with Chinese firm to open sophisticated lab in Shanghai

UCLA launches joint venture with Chinese firm to open sophisticated lab in Shanghai
CTI-Pathology/UCLA Health will operate the first lab of its kind in China, offering genetic and molecular diagnostics and other sophisticated tests; UCLA pathologists will also provide training for Chinese lab specialists.

UCLA's Fielding School to launch partnerships with Chinese schools of public health

After signing agreements with Peking University, Fudan University and Nanjing Medical University, UCLA will host a forum addressing public health issues in China.

Breakthrough therapy allows paraplegic men to voluntarily move their legs

Breakthrough therapy allows paraplegic men to voluntarily move their legs
Four young men paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress — moving their legs — as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord. 

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer
"Our data suggest that diet-induced obesity is a cause, rather than an effect, of laziness," says UCLA's Aaron Blaisdell. "Either the highly processed diet causes fatigue or the diet causes obesity, which causes fatigue."

UCLA presents L.A. premiere of Bryonn Bain's 'Lyrics From Lockdown'

UCLA presents L.A. premiere of Bryonn Bain's 'Lyrics From Lockdown'
In his May 6 performance, Bain will weave together spoken word, calypso, classical music and the voices of more than 40 characters to tell the story of his own wrongful imprisonment.

Despite harsh winter, drought in West, UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts employment growth

Despite harsh winter, drought in West, UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts employment growth
The Forecast's conference with Mayor Eric Garcetti will focus on boosting L.A.'s economy; the city, along with Detroit and Cleveland, has seen negative job growth over the last 23 years.

UCLA hospitals serve up antibiotic-free beef and chicken

UCLA hospitals serve up antibiotic-free beef and chicken
The menu enhancements, which are in line with other UCLA Health System initiatives to promote a healthier community, were spurred in part by concern about bacteria's growing resistance to antibiotics.

Misleading mineral may have resulted in overestimate of water in moon

Misleading mineral may have resulted in overestimate of water in moon
The discovery of hydrogen-rich apatite in lunar rocks in 2010 seemed to hint that the moon's past was more watery than originally assumed. Think again, says UCLA's Jeremy Boyce.

Tweaking potassium levels in brain could be a key to fighting Huntington's disease

Tweaking potassium levels in brain could be a key to fighting Huntington's disease
By boosting the ability of a specific type of cell to absorb potassium, UCLA researchers were able to improve walking and prolong survival in a model of Huntington's disease.

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state
The lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas may explain why more new dentists are choosing to practice elsewhere.

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Climate change

Climate change

The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a report warning that global warming could spiral out of control if the world doesn't cut heat-trapping gas emissions. UCLA has experts.
 

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Online education and the digital divide

The Sacramento Bee features an op-ed by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block arguing that while inexpensive online higher education has become more easily available to a wider student population, it is important that low-income students not be deprived of a traditional brick-and-mortar college experience.

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