Tuesday, November 21

Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, won $6,000 on Thursday in a competition between the seven University of California campuses. (Courtesy of UCOP)

Q&A: UC Grad Slam winner talks clinical psychology research, competition

Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, received $6,000 on Thursday as the winner of the UC Grad Slam, a competition between the seven University of California campuses that tests graduate students’ ability to explain their research concisely. Read more...

Photo: Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, won $6,000 on Thursday in a competition between the seven University of California campuses. (Courtesy of UCOP)

Leslie Rith-Najarian, a graduate student in clinical psychology, won $6,000 on Thursday in a competition between the seven University of California campuses. (Courtesy of UCOP)

Muttulingam Sanjayan, a visiting researcher and conservation scientist, films a video for the latest Climate Lab series. The first episode, released last week on Vox, was seen by nearly half a million people. (UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies)

Professor presents solutions to climate change through video series

A UCLA researcher is investigating how to best frame climate change research in a way that encourages the public to follow environmentally friendly practices. Magali Delmas, a professor of management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Anderson School of Management, recently showcased her research in an episode of the video series “Climate Lab” published by Vox news. Read more...

Photo: Muttulingam Sanjayan, a visiting researcher and conservation scientist, films a video for the latest Climate Lab series. The first episode, released last week on Vox, was seen by nearly half a million people. (UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies)

Muttulingam Sanjayan, a visiting researcher and conservation scientist, films a video for the latest Climate Lab series. The first episode, released last week on Vox, was seen by nearly half a million people. (UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies)

Jeff Chen, co-director of the UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, organized the inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium and will speak about accelerating cannabis research at the event Thursday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Cannabis research symposium to discuss recent field developments

UCLA will host a symposium on cannabis research as part of an attempt to establish a top cannabis research program on campus. The inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium, which will be held Thursday, will feature visiting speakers and UCLA faculty, who will discuss the most recent developments in cannabis research. Read more...

Photo: Jeff Chen, co-director of the UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, organized the inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium and will speak about accelerating cannabis research at the event Thursday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jeff Chen, co-director of the UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, organized the inaugural UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium and will speak about accelerating cannabis research at the event Thursday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Alexander Bradley, a biochemistry, molecular and structural biology graduate student, is organizing the March for Science in Los Angeles on April 22. (Courtesy of Alexander Bradley)

UCLA scientists organize march to educate public on funding for sciences

UCLA scientists are organizing a March for Science in Los Angeles to foster communication between scientists and the general public. The March for Science, which will take place April 22, aims to bring thousands of participants together to educate people about underfunding of the sciences and encourage greater involvement in science. Read more...

Photo: Alexander Bradley, a biochemistry, molecular and structural biology graduate student, is organizing the March for Science in Los Angeles on April 22. (Courtesy of Alexander Bradley)

Alexander Bradley, a biochemistry, molecular and structural biology graduate student, is organizing the March for Science in Los Angeles on April 22. (Courtesy of Alexander Bradley)

Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah practices a brain surgery using virtual reality, one of the newest techniques in the field. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA neurosurgeons utilize virtual reality in treating patients

Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah donned virtual reality goggles and exchanged his surgical tools for two remotes to practice a brain surgery. Fallah carefully maneuvered around bundles of neon green brain matter and bright red blood vessels in a three-dimensional scan to reach his target: a tumor nestled deep in the brain. Read more...

Photo: Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah practices a brain surgery using virtual reality, one of the newest techniques in the field. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah practices a brain surgery using virtual reality, one of the newest techniques in the field. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Electronic emergency locks have been installed inside 192 general assignment classrooms on campus since January. When pressed, the button with a lock icon flashes red to indicate the room is inaccessible from the outside. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA implements new procedures, systems to improve campus safety

UCLA has implemented new campus safety initiatives since the murder-suicide in June, including trainings with updated protocol for active shooter incidents and an improved Bruin Alert system. Read more...

Photo: Electronic emergency locks have been installed inside 192 general assignment classrooms on campus since January. When pressed, the button with a lock icon flashes red to indicate the room is inaccessible from the outside. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)

Electronic emergency locks have been installed inside 192 general assignment classrooms on campus since January. When pressed, the button with a lock icon flashes red to indicate the room is inaccessible from the outside. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)

Electronic keypad locks at the De Neve dining hall were replaced by combination locks as part of a new UCLA Dining Services plan to reduce locker maintenance costs. (Deanna Necula/Daily Bruin)

New dining hall locks could be key to fixing locker repair woes

UCLA Dining Services is testing a new type of lock that may replace the keypads on dining hall lockers, which were prone to malfunctioning. Charles Wilcots, associate director of UCLA Dining Services, said the frequency of technical failures in dining hall locker keypad systems increased repair costs and made the lockers unusable for students. Read more...

Photo: Electronic keypad locks at the De Neve dining hall were replaced by combination locks as part of a new UCLA Dining Services plan to reduce locker maintenance costs. (Deanna Necula/Daily Bruin)

Electronic keypad locks at the De Neve dining hall were replaced by combination locks as part of a new UCLA Dining Services plan to reduce locker maintenance costs. (Deanna Necula/Daily Bruin)


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