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UCLA recognizes the contributions of postdoctoral scholars

It's a week for postdoctoral scholars on campus as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

UCLA Anderson launches new online journal

UCLA Anderson Review makes available to a broad audience the research that regularly appears in leading academic journals.

Sept. 24: American Youth Symphony at Royce Hall

The concert, which starts at 5 p.m., is free and open to the public but tickets should be reserved prior to the event.

One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers' hearts

UCLA researchers say the study challenges the concept that inhaled nicotine is benign, or safe.

Psychology professor named fellow at National University

James Stigler, a professor of developmental and cognitive psychology at UCLA, has been named the first Fellow of the Precision Institute at National University.

UCLA In the News September 20, 2017

A brain built from atomic switches can learn. UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music is among the 15 best music business schools. And more.

UCLA professor, staff member receive Life Science Catalyst awards

Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering, and Thomas Lipkin of the UCLA Technology Development Group, have been recognized by Biocom.

UCLA professor, staff member receive Life Science Catalyst awards

Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering, and Thomas Lipkin of the UCLA Technology Development Group, have been recognized by Bitom.

Professor wins virtual reality award at Venice Film Festival

Gina Kim, a professor of film, television and digital media, won for her 12-minute film Bloodless.'

UCLA packs in events to welcome more than 9,000 new Bruins to campus

The campus is coming to life for the start of the academic year with festivals, concerts, film screenings, information sessions, networking events and tours.

Back to school at UCLA: 13,200 undergraduates set to move into campus housing

On Thursday, Sept. 21, thousands of students will move into UCLA campus residence halls.

UCLA's Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is ready for its close-up

The seven-and-a-half acre oasis of biodiversity housing more than 3,000 plant species, is undergoing the largest, most comprehensive upgrade in its history.

Kerry Washington, Channing Dungey and Chris Selak will judge Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards at UCLA

The awards, which will be announced Oct. 30, are available exclusively to students at UCLA.

More local water for Los Angeles could mean a drier Los Angeles River

What we've learned is that the L.A. River can't be everything to everyone all the time,' said Katie Mika, a UCLA postdoctoral scholar and author of the report.

UCLA In the News September 19, 2017

How a ballet dancer reinvented UCLA gymnastics, survived cancer and inspired a community. Study shows how college students view free speech. And more.

Staff news: Youlonda Copeland-Morgan honored for work in college admissions

UCLA's vice provost for enrollment management has been honored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

National Cancer Institute designates UCLA brain cancer program a site of research excellence

The five-year, $11.4 million grant will help to advance work in prevention, detection and treatment. UCLA's program is one of only five brain cancer programs nationwide to receive this national recognition.

Singer, conductor and opera impresario Plácido Domingo to receive UCLA Medal

He has been a powerful champion for the arts in Los Angeles for five decades, and his exceptional commitment to arts education embodies UCLA's highest ideals,' said Chancellor Gene Block.

How first 'vouchers' in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants

A new UCLA-led study traces how the first three "kidney voucher cases" led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center receives Rising Star Award

The award honors the hospital for making significant improvements in its year-over-year rankings in the Vizient annual quality and accountability study.

Immigration expert Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda on the elimination of DACA

In this Q&A, he explains how ending DACA would harm economic growth, the role immigrants play in the economy and what should happen next.

UCLA In the News September 18, 2017

Seven ways colleges hinder diversity through their financial aid policies. Giving migraine treatments the best chance. And more.

Behavioral therapy increases connectivity in brains of people with OCD

The results bolster the argument for making cognitive behavioral therapy more widely available for treating the disorder, which affects more than one in 50 people in the U.S.

In Memoriam: Bill Brown, graphic designer, illustrator and educator

Bill Brown, professor emeritus of design media arts at UCLA, renowned for his talents as a visual communicator and a dedicated mentor to students died Sept. 9. He was 83.

Tackling the 'resource curse'

UCLA researchers have launched a project to design policies in countries where corruption and conflict are undercutting natural abundance. The project's first summit is this week at UCLA.

Thin, flexible device could provide efficient cooling for mobile electronics – or people

The energy-efficient system uses a thin polymer film that transfers heat from the heat source to a heat sink.'

UCLA In the News September 15, 2017

UCLA's kidney voucher program counts on karma to improve donations. UCLA scientists create an air conditioner that fits in your pocket. And more.

Sept. 16: Radical Women exhibit opening at the Hammer

The Hammer Museum will celebrate the opening of its exhibition Radical Women' on Saturday, Sept. 16 with a late-night party.

Education professor helps found journal about Latin American science and society

Sandra Harding, distinguished research professor of education, has taken part in founding a new open access journal: Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society.'

French photographer's portraits of Africa and African diaspora highlight Fowler Museum exhibition

Africa/Americas: Photographic Portraits by Pierre Verger' runs through Jan. 21, 2018.

UCLA, Japanese scientists discover new way to speed up chemical reactions

The new type of catalysis became apparent as the researchers were studying a substance with insecticidal properties that is naturally produced by fungi.

UCLA In the News September 14, 2017

Superhero window washers bring smiles to children at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Can using a laptop make a man infertile? And more.

UCLA to offer free mental health screening, treatment to all incoming students

The voluntary service announced by Chancellor Gene Block will eventually be made available to the entire campus community, including those receiving care through UCLA Health.

Superhero window washers scale hospital, bring smiles to young patients

Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and the Hulk dropped by for the fifth annual Superhero Day at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

UCLA Arts announces Fall 2017 public events calendar

Highlights of the more than 150 public events include theater and dance performances, faculty and student lectures and discussions and Pacific Standard Time museum exhibitions.

Immigration experts call for unity to protect Dreamers and pass legislation

Panelists at UCLA event noted that now is the time for everyone who supports immigration reform to advocate for those who are undocumented.

Device used to close small hole in heart may protect against recurrent stroke

Long term follow-up indicates new treatment option used instead of, or in addition to, medication could benefit certain people who've had a stroke.

In step toward 'controlling chemistry,' physicists create a new type of molecule, atom by atom

The UCLA study could eventually have applications in medicine, food science and other fields.

UCLA In the News September 13, 2017

Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters is an unusual move in the corporate world. University of California schools fare well in the latest rankings. And more.

Device provides scientists with clearest view of sperm's motion in 3-D

The system is made of inexpensive components, including an image sensor chip that costs just a few dollars apiece and is like the ones used in mobile phone cameras.

Staff news: Mohammed Cato appointed new Title IX coordinator

Cato will oversee the staff responsible for policies and procedures to prevent and respond to gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Sept. 14: New monthly program provides free workout for staff

The goal is to have staff meet up for a Sweaty Social' while getting to meet each other, doing something active, and learning more about the university.

UCLA In the News September 12, 2017

UCLA, in a tie with UC Berkeley, is ranked the nation's top public school. In the art world, Latinx' marks a gender-free spot. And more.

UC provides guidance to DACA recipients on applying for renewal

The University of California sent a letter to the UC community containing guidance for students and others regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Consortium links experts in engineering, medicine to improve health in underserved communities

UCLA researchers intend to develop devices to help patients easily conduct their own health screenings and help doctors be aware of their patients' long-term risks.

UCLA ties for No. 1 public university in U.S. News and World Report 'Best Colleges' ranking

UCLA was also ranked No. 1 for economic diversity among the top 25-ranked universities and the No. 1 public institution among the best colleges for veterans.'

UCLA In the News September 11, 2017

Cows and the science of group dynamics. A mobile microscope that could help reduce pollution. And more.

UC staff engagement survey results show improvement

As part of an ongoing effort to better understand how engaged UC employees are, 20,000 staff were randomly selected to receive the survey about working for UC.

In memoriam: James Catterall, professor of education renowned for studying arts and education

Catterall was known internationally for his studies on the cognitive effects of music and the arts on education.

New University of California Cancer Consortium to tackle state's second leading cause of death

The alliance of five UC medical centers will conduct clinical trials and study precision medicine, population health science, best practices in harnessing big data to improve health and political engagement for public benefit.