Quick Takes


The Alchemist

Aparna Bhaduri is leading the fight against the deadliest form of cancer.

Yes, It’s Their Business

The new “Bruin 100” showcases the ingenuity — and entrepreneurial spirit — of a wide swath of alumni.

Star Trek

A laser-powered mini-rocket could find humans a new home.

Fostering Success

Demontea Thompson and his twin brother are both foster care success stories. Now, through his research at UCLA, Demontea hopes to raise graduation rates for foster youth.

Spider Man

M. Khalid Jawed helped crack a 200-year-old arachnid riddle.

At Last, a Home for Works on Paper

The Hammer’s new third-floor gallery is the museum’s first dedicated to its extensive collection of prints and drawings.

Rap Lyrics as Literature

UCLA scholars teach hip-hop as the most popular form of American contemporary poetry.

Sister Act

These Bruin siblings, for whom service is a family affair, have fed hundreds through their year-old foundation.
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