Thursday, April 19

For alumna Golnaz Jamsheed’s short film “Miracle Town,” working with a child actor gave the character of a silent, young boy a sense of childlike innocence and authenticity that reflected her own childhood, Jamsheed said.
 (Courtesy of Haolu Wang)

Child actor evokes alumna’s nostalgia, inspiration for film

As a young girl growing up in Iran, Golnaz Jamsheed used to watch somber Iranian movies, like “Taste of Cherry,” with her mother. “The movies of the time, which are now national treasures, capture a feeling of melancholy and the state of the times which was very dark for my young age,” Jamsheed said. Read more...

Photo: For alumna Golnaz Jamsheed’s short film “Miracle Town,” working with a child actor gave the character of a silent, young boy a sense of childlike innocence and authenticity that reflected her own childhood, Jamsheed said. (Courtesy of Haolu Wang)

For alumna Golnaz Jamsheed’s short film “Miracle Town,” working with a child actor gave the character of a silent, young boy a sense of childlike innocence and authenticity that reflected her own childhood, Jamsheed said.
 (Courtesy of Haolu Wang)

Lecturer Ben Whitehair teaches aspiring actors how to actively navigate professional networks using social media. He has used social media in his own career, which helped him land a role in "Better Call Saul." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Emmys 2017: UCLA lecturer teaches importance of social media in acting career

UCLA alumni and faculty have lent their acting, writing and directing talents to several series nominated for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Contributing to nominations in categories such as Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Limited Series, Bruins have showcased their skills in both acting and production as parts of the casts and the crews. Read more...

Photo: Lecturer Ben Whitehair teaches aspiring actors how to actively navigate professional networks using social media. He has used social media in his own career, which helped him land a role in "Better Call Saul." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Lecturer Ben Whitehair teaches aspiring actors how to actively navigate professional networks using social media. He has used social media in his own career, which helped him land a role in "Better Call Saul." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Jennifer Rosenfeld published her recent story “Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker.” in almost weekly installments on the online storytelling community Wattpad.
(Courtesy of Jennifer Rosenfeld)

Alumna releases audiobook using feedback from online reading community

This post was updated July 4 at 10:11 a.m. Jennifer Rosenfeld did not anticipate starting her writing career by searching Google for “writing website with social media.” Four years later, the UCLA English alumna, who goes by the pen name Jenny Rosen, has published multiple books with more than 1 million views each on Wattpad, an online storytelling community. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Jennifer Rosenfeld published her recent story “Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker.” in almost weekly installments on the online storytelling community Wattpad. (Courtesy of Jennifer Rosenfeld)

Alumna Jennifer Rosenfeld published her recent story “Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker.” in almost weekly installments on the online storytelling community Wattpad.
(Courtesy of Jennifer Rosenfeld)

Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Student guitarist, Spring Sing winner aims to continue music outside UCLA

David Miller launched his musical career at UCLA in De Neve Plaza with a white electric guitar. Miller was holding a jam session in De Neve Plaza during week zero of his first year when Eva Barrosse randomly stopped and started to sing along. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Students have also been spotted wearing sunglasses with frames of different shapes. First-year psychology student Lilo Papikian bought black-rimmed, heart-shaped shades from the UCLA store in Ackerman Union because a character from one of her favorite shows, "Mr. Robot" wears similar sunglasses. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

UCLA students take a shine to sunglasses trend with big, bright styles

Lilo Papikian starts off her day by choosing whether to wear her red-rimmed, cat-eye or black-framed, heart-shaped sunglasses while riding her scooter to campus in the summertime sun. Read more...

Photo: Students have also been spotted wearing sunglasses with frames of different shapes. First-year psychology student Lilo Papikian bought black-rimmed, heart-shaped shades from the UCLA store in Ackerman Union because a character from one of her favorite shows, "Mr. Robot" wears similar sunglasses. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Students have also been spotted wearing sunglasses with frames of different shapes. First-year psychology student Lilo Papikian bought black-rimmed, heart-shaped shades from the UCLA store in Ackerman Union because a character from one of her favorite shows, "Mr. Robot" wears similar sunglasses. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017

On Friday, contestants for Spring Sing 2017 will take the stage of Pauley Pavilion. The annual event brings together music, rap, dance and comedy performances into one evening. Read more...

Photo: (Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

Students Hannah Connery, Nathan Glovinsky and Natalina Cosenza (left to right) will take part in Company's performance at Spring Sing 2017. The 13-person comedy troupe will perform live sketches and will project prerecorded videos in between the talent acts Friday. Some of the sketches required out-of-state filming in Las Vegas and an animal rental, which defecated everywhere. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017: Company ensemble prepares to deliver laughs with videos, live sketches

Hannah Connery drove to Las Vegas to film scenes for a Spring Sing comedy sketch with a 101-degree fever, coughing throughout the 12-hour video shoot. Connery, a third-year theater student, joined the ensemble Company this year because she was allured by the prospect of writing, filming and acting in Spring Sing’s comic relief team. Read more...

Photo: Students Hannah Connery, Nathan Glovinsky and Natalina Cosenza (left to right) will take part in Company's performance at Spring Sing 2017. The 13-person comedy troupe will perform live sketches and will project prerecorded videos in between the talent acts Friday. Some of the sketches required out-of-state filming in Las Vegas and an animal rental, which defecated everywhere. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Students Hannah Connery, Nathan Glovinsky and Natalina Cosenza (left to right) will take part in Company's performance at Spring Sing 2017. The 13-person comedy troupe will perform live sketches and will project prerecorded videos in between the talent acts Friday. Some of the sketches required out-of-state filming in Las Vegas and an animal rental, which defecated everywhere. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)