Sunday, May 19


UCLA IT staff advises students on multifactor authentication

A representative from the Department of Homeland Security gave tips to UCLA staff and employees Monday on ways to improve cybersecurity on campus. Deron McElroy, chief of operations at the Department of Homeland Security said individuals should take steps to protect their information by improving their password strength and avoiding unfamiliar sites. Read more...


Clinical opthalmologists, undergraduate and medical student volunteers traveled across Los Angeles to provide free eye exams and treatment for underserved communities. (Courtesy of Kara Mondino)

UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic provides exams for preschool, homeless patients

There was something different about one of the thousands of preschool patients examined by the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic. “There was this young kid who was very shy, nonverbal, always walking with his head down,” said Patricia Aguilar, an ophthalmic assistant at the clinic. Read more...

Photo: Clinical opthalmologists, undergraduate and medical student volunteers traveled across Los Angeles to provide free eye exams and treatment for underserved communities. (Courtesy of Kara Mondino)

Clinical opthalmologists, undergraduate and medical student volunteers traveled across Los Angeles to provide free eye exams and treatment for underserved communities. (Courtesy of Kara Mondino)

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden hosted an open house Tuesday for the La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which is the first of a series of renovations for the garden. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Open house at botanical garden reveals new pavilion, future plans

More than 300 visitors toured the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden on Tuesday to admire the newly unveiled La Kretz Garden Pavilion, the first in a series of intended improvements to the garden. Read more...

Photo: The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden hosted an open house Tuesday for the La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which is the first of a series of renovations for the garden. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden hosted an open house Tuesday for the La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which is the first of a series of renovations for the garden. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is helping elucidate the role dust plays in climate change. He said dust can have either a net cooling or net heating effect on the atmosphere depending on the size of the particles. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Professor works to clear up effects of dust on climate change

Dust in the air can alter climate change in unpredictable ways, according to UCLA researchers. Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, published a paper in April detailing how aerosols such as desert dust can cause temperature and precipitation levels to fluctuate, accelerating climate change. Read more...

Photo: Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is helping elucidate the role dust plays in climate change. He said dust can have either a net cooling or net heating effect on the atmosphere depending on the size of the particles. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jasper Kok, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is helping elucidate the role dust plays in climate change. He said dust can have either a net cooling or net heating effect on the atmosphere depending on the size of the particles. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Sam Emaminejad, one of the project leaders for the development of sweat-based diagnostic technology, shows a graduate student a technique for developing the wristband. (Katherine Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers develop wristband that gathers health data from sweat

UCLA researchers are using sweat to diagnose and track diseases such as cystic fibrosis and diabetes. The researchers developed a wearable wristband that continuously gathers health-related data from sweat, said Sam Emaminejad, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UCLA and lead author of the researchers’ study published in 2016. Read more...

Photo: Sam Emaminejad, one of the project leaders for the development of sweat-based diagnostic technology, shows a graduate student a technique for developing the wristband. (Katherine Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

Sam Emaminejad, one of the project leaders for the development of sweat-based diagnostic technology, shows a graduate student a technique for developing the wristband. (Katherine Zhuo/Daily Bruin)


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