Chancellor Gene Block sums up the successes of the academic year and the ways in which students, staff and faculty continue to enhance UCLA's excellence and deepen the university's impact of service to society.
A key player in the fight to control a TB outbreak on L.A.'s skid row is a clinic run by the UCLA School of Nursing that's located in a homeless shelter. With the help of UCLA medical and nurse practitioner students and volunteers, the clinic's small staff is doing increased TB screening and treatment. Watch this video.
If Karen Carpenter, Barry Manilow, Barry White, Dolly Parton and Cher number among your guilty pleasures, Mitchell Morris is your man. In a new book, the UCLA musicologist rises to the defense of these and other ‘70s recording artists.
This beautiful image is not an artsy photo of a pink flower. It’s a picture of an electrically conductive molecule captured with a scanning electron microscope. This image, titled "Tetraaniline in Full Bloom," won first place in the Materials Research Society’s "Science as Art" competition this spring for UCLA inorganic chemistry Ph.D. candidate Yue Wang. The "flower" in the upper right is actually aggregated sheets of doped aniline oligomers and the black and white leaves are flexible sheets. Who knew the microscopic world could be so spectacular?
Andrea Letamendi, a postdoctoral scholar in UCLA's Psychology Department, has a secret. Or you could call it patient confidentiality. Who's the client the clinical psychologist is protecting? Barbara Gordon — a.k.a. Batgirl. Science...
Working collaboratively with people from different cultures and countries comes naturally to Azeb Tadesse, deputy director of the African Studies Center at UCLA. She recently won the top leadership award given annually by the UCLA Administrative Management Group.
Grad student Lawrence Grey Berkowitz won a Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award for his work teaching students in low-income neighborhoods how to write songs and use computers to create electronic music. Watch the video.
The "Game of Thrones" could draw inspiration from the centuries-long struggle to claim the Amazon basin and its precious resources, says urban planning professor Susanna Hecht, author of a new book about that era.
Some of UCLA’s most talented performers recently made a campus construction site, with bare concrete walls and towering scaffolding, their impromptu stage where they gave an unofficial inaugural concert in the unfinished Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Watch the videos.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, already among the best medical schools in the nation, is getting ready to break ground on a medical education building that will change the face of the school's teaching and learning efforts.
UCLA vocal studies chair Michael Dean coaches two graduating seniors selected to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at UCLA's largest commencement ceremonies for the College of Letters and Science. It's not easy to convey the song's poetic patriotism, let alone hit that terrifying high note.
President Obama's decision to supply small arms and ammunition to Syria's rebels might be the catalyst needed to find a diplomatic solution that would bring Russia, China and the United States together to halt Syria’s slide toward wider conflict.
The NSA leaks will increase state-sponsored economic espionage directed against American companies. Why? Because many people overseas will conclude that leveling the playing field requires ramping up their own countries’ efforts to eavesdrop on data from American companies.
Charlie Sheen has now decided to claim his original "Hispanic" name, as shown in the credits of his latest movie. But before he can become Carlos Estevez, he has to abide by "the toughest ethnic identity enforcement measure in U.S. history," says Chon Noriega.
We can collectively do better at detecting someone capable of mass murder. Let's work with law enforcement and within our own organizations to prevent their diabolical momentum through responsible crowd-sleuthing.
Misunderstandings between the United States and China not only hinder cooperation but also raise risks in any time of challenge. It's vital that the Obama-Xi talks include discussion of these differing perspectives and take personal measure of the other’s character, style and resolve.
Eric Garcetti’s triumph culminates, rather than inaugurates, a long process of Jewish political empowerment in the United States. Simply put, Jews have arrived to the point that their appearance at the very center of the political mainstream merits no special attention.