For the Academy Award-winning animated film, two UCLA mathematicians joined a team of Disney software engineers to develop an algorithm that would create simulations of how snow behaves under all kinds of conditions.
Questions about copyright? The updated UC Copyright website makes it easier than ever for UC faculty, students and staff to get general guidance on academic uses of copyrighted material and copyright ownership at UC.
Faculty and staff at the Burkle Center for International Affairs lent research assistance to a TV producer who created a contest that challenged young filmmakers to make a short documentary about issues central to the work of the United Nations. Burkle's aim is to better educate a larger audience about international issues. With video.
A panel of higher ed specialists discuss how to bring more underrepresented students to campuses in California and across the country and make them feel welcome. The public talk was sponsored by UCLA and Zocalo Public Square.
UCLA and three other top-tier West Coast universities are working together to increase the ranks of underrepresented minority Ph.D.s in engineering and targeted sciences going to work at the country's best research universities and national labs.
UCLA undergraduates learned about the therapeutic value of yoga for the relief of back pain during the Second Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine on March 1 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Participants in the conference, which sought to heighten awareness of an integrative approach to health care that addresses mind, body and spirit, learned about the scientific evidence behind whole-person healing traditions and experienced firsthand the art of healing through various health modalities. The student group Students for Integrative Medicine and medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine organized the conference, with support from the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
Kevin Aiello, executive chef on Bruin Plate, the first health-themed dining hall to open west of the Mississippi, found his perfect "ride" when he discovered the electric bike. Now he commutes 16 miles from Manhattan Beach to Westwood in 40 minutes. It's helped him cope with diabetes.
Meet Kathy Wyer, a UCLA staff member who's been fostering dogs for years. Her current foster pet is Roofus, who was born blind and with foreshortened front legs. She and another volunteer share in his care and have raised money to buy him prosthetics to help him walk. With video.
NASA's chief scientist for the International Space Station visited several campus labs and talked to UCLA scientists about the potential for running experiments in zero gravity onboard the space station with the help of trained astronauts.
The UCLA Library's Performing Arts Special Collections is a treasure trove of Academy Awards history, from the screenplay for 'Gone with the Wind' to a first edition of Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, 'Twelve Years a Slave.'
A program that was created to help place the children of UCLA faculty and staff at public schools near the campus has become an educational boon for families and children living in the neighborhood by providing enrichment and intervention programs for the entire community.
The UCLA Bruin Marching Band will help producers of the hit show, "The Amazing Race," launch its 24th season. Not only will the band open the show, but band members will have a role in giving contestants their first challenge. With video.
UCLA Extension is helping 20 English teachers from Brazil gain a better understanding of U.S. history, culture and idioms. Brazil's Ministry of Education is sending more than 1,000 teachers a year to the U.S. for such classes at 20 campuses across the country.
A recent court ruling banning San Jose high school students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo prompted David Hayes-Bautista to write about the roots of Cinco de Mayo, which is, at its heart, a Mexican American holiday.
The accounts of Solomon Northup ("Twelve Years a Slave"), Frederick Douglass and other former slaves helped convince many of the absolute moral imperative of supporting the cause of abolition. They positioned California at the center of the nation's greatest moral struggle.
D’Artagnan Scorza, a former UC student regent and two-time UCLA alumnus, recalls a life-changing trip he took to South Africa as a college student and the commitment he made as a result — to focus on loving and caring for people.
We need national legislation barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, says Adam Winkler. Despite the recent veto in Arizona, LGBT discrimination by private businesses remains lawful.
Following the uproar surrounding a court decision reversing a restrictive firearm policy in San Diego, Adam Winkler argues that gun control advocates should view open carry laws as the lesser evil compared to strict concealed weapon permits.
Los Angeles is already succeeding at reducing water use. But a reform that separates the billing of indoor and outdoor water use could drastically decrease water spending overall by targeting irrigation of extravagant landscapes.
What were Michael Dunn and George Zimmerman thinking when they each killed an unarmed black teenager? Scientists have found that we literally perceive individuals differently based on their race even if we are not racist people.