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August 24, 2011

UCLA News|Week: Inside the Marcus Garvey archives

UCLA historian Robert A. Hill has spent 30 years archiving documents that tell the story of prominent black activist Marcus Garvey. Hill's latest edited volume reveals the role of Caribbeans in American race relations.
August 17, 2011

UCLA News|Week: Foster kids thrive at UCLA

Two dozen ninth-graders learned this summer that they too can succeed in college. They are foster children in the Los Angeles County system, a group that makes it to college much less often than other American students.
August 10, 2011

UCLA News|Week: New thinking on U.S. drug policy

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy, suggests changes to U.S. drug policy and UCLA unveils a ground-breaking water-saving system.
August 03, 2011

UCLA News|Week: Answering the call for electric car power

This time on UCLA News|Week: Addressing the challenges of future electric-vehicle demand on the power grid, UCLA Engineering professor Rajit Gadh and his research team at UCLA's Electric Vehicle–Smart Grid Living Lab unveil...
July 27, 2011

UCLA News|Week: Cell phones as a global health tool

  This time on UCLA News|Week: Flow cytometers, large machines routinely used in diagnosing infections and cancers and in monitoring HIV progression, can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Aydogan Ozcan, a UCLA...
July 21, 2011

UCLA News|Week: Circadian clocks slow with age

A new study of the brain's master circadian clock — known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus, or SCN — reveals that a key pattern of rhythmic neural activity begins to decline by middle age. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block is the lead researcher.
July 13, 2011

UCLA News|Week: How HOV lanes on the freeway work

When high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes work right, they create the ability to carry more people on congested freeways. "However, hitting that sweet spot is hard to do," explains Brian Taylor, director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies.
June 29, 2011

UCLA News|Week: New career tools for baby boomers

UCLA Extension and Encore announced a new online educational company offering professional certificates and career counseling specifically for baby boomers.
June 22, 2011

UCLA News|Week: Mandarin immersion

This time on UCLA News|Week: Kindergarteners at a Los Angeles public school learn in Mandarin as part of a program supported by the UCLA Confucius Institute.
June 15, 2011

UCLA News|Week: The mind-brain-body connection

This week on the videocast: A new endowment means investigators at UCLA's Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress will be able to explore mind-brain-body interactions in several stress-sensitive conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome.
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