Tuesday, September 17

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Courtesy of HADRIAN PREDOCK

	Jon Burton and Matthew Corbitt, graduate students in architecture, created a project (above) using string made of fiberglass filament.
Courtesy of HADRIAN PREDOCK

	Jon Burton and Matthew Corbitt, graduate students in architecture, created a project (above) using string made of fiberglass filament.

Dr. Erik Dutson and researchers at UCLA's Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology are working on the “operating room of the future,” a vision that heavily incorporates robots.

Robot surgeons

Standard surgery "“ that of large incisions, permanent scars and teams of gloved and scrubbed doctors who hover over their patients on the operating table "“ may soon give way to something else entirely. Read more...

Dr. Erik Dutson and researchers at UCLA's Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology are working on the “operating room of the future,” a vision that heavily incorporates robots.

Members of the UCLA community, garden conservationists and Westwood residents vocally opposed the sale of the UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden at a community meeting in Bel Air Tuesday night. The university announced it would sell the property last November.
Members of the UCLA community, garden conservationists and Westwood residents vocally opposed the sale of the UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden at a community meeting in Bel Air Tuesday night. The university announced it would sell the property last November.

Plans for new UCLA hotel and conference center get negative responses from community

Round two of UCLA's efforts to build a hotel and conference center on campus has begun, and public reaction to the proposal was largely negative at a meeting Monday night. Last spring, the university scrapped plans to construct a hotel in place of the existing faculty center, due in part to outcry from professors and concerns raised by the Academic Senate. Now administrators hope to build a scaled-down version of the project at Parking Structure 6, in between Spaulding Field and Ackerman turnaround. The Monday meeting, which took place at the faculty center, was about the environmental impact of building at this new location. Read more...


Andrew Thomas, executive director of Westwood's Business Improvement District, stands before one of Westwood's landmark buildings. With a budget of $1.3 million, he is charged with revitalizing the Village.
Andrew Thomas, executive director of Westwood's Business Improvement District, stands before one of Westwood's landmark buildings. With a budget of $1.3 million, he is charged with revitalizing the Village.

Maria de Jesus, right, thanks guests for attending the birthday party held for her and her twin sister Maria Teresa in Malibu on Aug. 6. The twins were born conjoined at the head and were separated by a UCLA surgical team in a 2002 operation.
Maria de Jesus, right, thanks guests for attending the birthday party held for her and her twin sister Maria Teresa in Malibu on Aug. 6. The twins were born conjoined at the head and were separated by a UCLA surgical team in a 2002 operation.


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