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Nov. 27-29: School of Music showcases jazz performance

Concerts, highlighting well-known works and compositions by UCLA students and faculty, begin at 7 p.m. each night.

Under Affordable Care Act, Americans have had more preventive care for heart health, UCLA study finds

The results provide people with more information to make a judgment about the value of the ACA,' said Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the study's lead author.

Alumnus Charles Burnett honored with Governors Award from motion picture academy

Honorary Oscar celebrates lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences or outstanding service to the film academy.

UCLA In the News November 22, 2017

Highlights from International Business Times, CNN, Fox News, Zócalo Public Square and others.

VA, UCLA collaboration fills gaps in existing services for vulnerable veterans

The Veteran Family Wellness Center features a new family wellness center, legal clinic and other programs.

HIV-positive adults are under-treated for cardiovascular problems compared to those without HIV

The researchers believe this to be the first national study comparing statin use in patients with and without HIV and the first extensive analysis using U.S. data.

Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later

The findings, from a study by UCLA and Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, could help public health officials better prepare for outbreaks.

UCLA In the News November 21, 2017

Highlights from the Guardian, Los Angeles Times, KPCC-FM, Associated Press, CBS News and others.

UCLA In the News November 20, 2017

Highlights from the Washington Post, KPCC-FM, Wall Street Journal, KNBC-TV, San Francisco Chronicle and others.

UCLA engineers use deep learning to reconstruct holograms and improve optical microscopy

The new technique produces better images than current methods, and it's easier to implement because it requires fewer measurements and performs computations faster.

Happy Thanksgiving, Grandma … guess what? I'm quitting my job to raise chickens

UCLA professor Emanuel Maidenberg on how to use tact and timing to limit the potential negative fallout from sharing surprising news during the holidays.

Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention

Researchers designed a new device that uses solar power to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy and create hydrogen fuel.

Three UCLA professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Ichiro Nishimura, Dr. Joaquin Fuster and Dr. Otoniel Martinez-Maza are among the 396 who will be honored in February 2018.

UCLA head football coach Jim Mora relieved of his duties

UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero announced the change on Sunday, effective immediately. The terms of Mora's contract will be honored using no state funds.

Nov. 21: Free concert of violin music inspired by Bach

Movses Pogossian: Inspired by Bach' will take place Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall.

UCLA professor on South Korea and North Korea

John Duncan reveals how he became interested in the countries, what he wants the president to understand about North Korea, and why he's passed on opportunities to visit.

UCLA In the News November 17, 2017

Highlights from Associated Press, Washington Post, Reuters, Politifact and others.

In recovery from sports concussions, state of mind really does matter

UCLA researchers have begun integrating talk therapy to help athletes deal with lingering emotional effects of their head injuries.

'Climate Lab' video series returns with examination of environmental impact of online shopping

The latest video in the UC-Vox partnership points out how choosing faster shipping affects the carbon footprint comparison between shopping in stores versus online.

UCLA digital artists to be featured at music festival

Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams and Lauren McCarthy, who are part of the UCLA Arts Conditional Studio, will have work showcased at 'Day for Night' in Texas.

UCLA Operation Mend's wounded warriors march in New York City Veterans Day Parade

More than 60 people connected to the program joined the 40,000 parade participants saluting veterans.

Los Angeles foster children and those who care for them

UCLA Blueprint: L.A. County struggled to help its most vulnerable, then learned some lessons.

Nov. 19: Fowler Museum textile sale fundraiser

Textiles, home décor, jewelry and photographs from Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East will be available Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UCLA In the News November 16, 2017

Highlights from USA Today, NPR, KPCC-FM, Los Angeles Times and others.

New tool predicts risk of heart attack in older surgery patients

By having more accurate information, these adults and their physicians can make an informed decision on whether to undergo surgery, UCLA researchers concluded.

UCLA faculty voice: Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly so paranoid?

James Gelvin writes that based on recent developments, Saudi Arabian officials assume that they can no longer depend on their traditional security safeguards of oil and U.S. might.

Photography professor honored for contributions to queer art

Catherine Opie has received the Sustained Achievement award at the inaugural Queer/Art/Prize ceremony, which took place Nov. 2 at Hudson Mercantile.

UCLA In the News November 15, 2017

Highlights from the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, New York Times, Zócalo Public Square and others.

American Institute of Architects honors three faculty

Kevin Daly, Mohamed Sharif and Todd Lynch were recently named winners of the institute's Design Awards.

Bruins fans ready for 2017 Beat 'SC Bonfire and Rally

Thousands are expected at the much-anticipated event, which will be held in UCLA's Wilson Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

UCLA Law students to star in new documentary film clinic

The clinic will provide pro bono services to independent filmmakers needing help with things such as contracts, intellectual property, licensing and the First Amendment.

In memoriam: Claude Hulet, professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Claude Hulet, emeritus professor who shaped the growth of Portuguese studies at UCLA, died August 22. He was 96.

'Octopus BrainStorming'

A UCLA digital artist and neuroscientist collaborated to create a performance art installation in which participants explore unspoken, visual communication.

UCLA In the News November 14, 2017

Highlights from Reuters, Los Angeles Times, CBS, Men's Health and others.

Nov. 17–18: Sound and the Sacred'

The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies hosts a conference showcasing projects exploring sound and its reception, particularly within sacred landscapes.

Reminder! Open enrollment ends Nov. 21

Review your benefits and choices at the UC open enrollment website to make sure you have the coverage you need for 2018.

UCLA law professor on conspiracies, food and the biggest misconception about the First Amendment

In an interview with Zócalo, Eugene Volokh says income tax in not optional, shares his favorite Westwood restaurant and reminds that the First Amendment applies only to government.

Message from Chancellor Block on UCLA basketball players returning to the U.S.

The chancellor thanks those who assisted and expressed concerns, and provides an update on what happens next regarding the student-athletes.

Opera legend Plácido Domingo receives UCLA Medal

The singer and conductor, who has guided opera in Los Angeles for decades, also conducted a public master class at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

UCLA In the News November 13, 2017

Highlights from The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, the Economist and others.

Sex differences a rich field for UCLA multiple sclerosis researcher

An early-career experience shaped Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl's work investigating why some diseases behave differently in females and males.

Art professor's work featured in solo exhibition in Berlin

Sprüth Magers, an international gallery dedicated to exhibiting modern and contemporary art in Berlin, is featuring FOREVER,' a solo exhibition by Barbara Kruger.

Heart's pumping function is not an indicator of heart failure survival rates

Researchers in the UCLA-led study concluded that better treatments for heart failure and new ways of predicting patient outcomes are needed.

Federal policy to reduce re-hospitalizations is linked to increased mortality rates

A federal policy meant to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates may actually be harming many of the patients it was meant to help.

Engineering professors and their students win Best Paper Award'

Professors Puneet Gupta Lara Dolecek along with their students won the award at CASES Conference in Embedded Systems Week.

UCLA salutes veterans for their service

Speakers included a current student who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and a 102-year-old World War II veteran who was part of the invasion of Normandy.

UCLA presents inaugural Pritzker Award to environmental economist Dan Hammer

The honoree is an environmental economist and data expert, and the co-founder of Earth Genome, a nonprofit that provides environmental data to decision makers.

UCLA In the News November 9, 2017

Highlights from the Los Angeles Times, BBC, the New York Times, Reader's Digest and others.

Kerr Family Endowment establishes scholarship fund for Middle Eastern students

The scholarship will cover the tuition of students from the Middle East to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities and/or social sciences at UCLA.

Fellowship applications open for UC's National Center for Free Speech

University of California will accept applications from faculty and staff interested in joining the inaugural group of fellows at the newly established center.