Saturday, June 24

Osceola Ward, a graduate student in Africana studies, organizes trips through the nature education program Outward Bound Adventures to encourage black and low-income high school students from the LA area to better understand their relationship to their natural environment. (Courtesy of Osceola Ward)

Graduate students connect LA schools to environmental issues

UCLA graduate students are encouraging young Angelenos to take ownership of their natural environments. Osceola Ward, a graduate student in Africana Studies, is encouraging high school students to reconnect with their natural environments by organizing outdoor trips through the environmental education program Outward Bound Adventures. Read more...

Photo: Osceola Ward, a graduate student in Africana studies, organizes trips through the nature education program Outward Bound Adventures to encourage black and low-income high school students from the LA area to better understand their relationship to their natural environment. (Courtesy of Osceola Ward)

Osceola Ward, a graduate student in Africana studies, organizes trips through the nature education program Outward Bound Adventures to encourage black and low-income high school students from the LA area to better understand their relationship to their natural environment. (Courtesy of Osceola Ward)

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UCLA study finds transgender adults more racially, ethnically diverse

In a recent study, UCLA researchers found transgender adults are more racially and ethnically diverse in comparison to the general United States population. The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, which published the study in October, also found that transgender adults who identified with a certain race were significantly more likely to live in communities with a high proportion of individuals of the same race. Read more...

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Daniel Geschwind, UCLA professor of neurology and psychiatry, was the first to map the chromosomal structure of the brain to find the origins of neuropsychiatric disorders. (Courtesy of Daniel Geschwind)

Researchers discover new method to identify origins of schizophrenia

UCLA researchers unveiled a new method to trace the origins of neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. The study attempts to reveal how the configuration of chromosomes in the brain can influence an individual’s likelihood to become schizophrenic. Read more...

Photo: Daniel Geschwind, UCLA professor of neurology and psychiatry, was the first to map the chromosomal structure of the brain to find the origins of neuropsychiatric disorders. (Courtesy of Daniel Geschwind)

Daniel Geschwind, UCLA professor of neurology and psychiatry, was the first to map the chromosomal structure of the brain to find the origins of neuropsychiatric disorders. (Courtesy of Daniel Geschwind)

James Stoddart, professor emeritus of chemistry, built molecular machinery that won him the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry. (Courtesy of UCLA)

Former UCLA professor wins Nobel Prize for foundational chemistry work

J. Fraser Stoddart, a former professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received the Nobel Prize on Oct. 5 for building the world’s smallest machines, including molecular elevators, artificial muscles and molecule-sized computer chips. Read more...

Photo: James Stoddart, professor emeritus of chemistry, built molecular machinery that won him the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry. (Courtesy of UCLA)

James Stoddart, professor emeritus of chemistry, built molecular machinery that won him the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry. (Courtesy of UCLA)

James Stoddart, a professor emeritus of chemistry, will receive the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for building molecular machines. (Courtesy of UCLA)

UCLA professor emeritus wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

James Stoddart, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry, received the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Nobel Prize Committee announced Wednesday Stoddart, who is currently a chemistry professor at Northwestern University received the prize in conjunction with Jean-Pierre Sauvage, a professor at the University of Strasbourg, France and Bernard L. Read more...

Photo: James Stoddart, a professor emeritus of chemistry, will receive the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for building molecular machines. (Courtesy of UCLA)

James Stoddart, a professor emeritus of chemistry, will receive the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for building molecular machines. (Courtesy of UCLA)

Kimberly Aguirre, organizer with Teamsters Local 2010, protests for higher wages. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA skilled workers union calls for higher wages in protest

About 40 union members protested Thursday outside the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center to advocate for higher wages. Teamsters Local 2010, the union representing UCLA administrative, clerical and skilled trade workers, argued their wages are below market value and lower than those received by workers at other California institutions. Read more...

Photo: Kimberly Aguirre, organizer with Teamsters Local 2010, protests for higher wages. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kimberly Aguirre, organizer with Teamsters Local 2010, protests for higher wages. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Polly Roberts, a breast cancer survivor and professor of world arts and cultures/dance, said the shift towards personalized care like that seen from UCLA researchers and clinicians has helped her cope with her stage 4 cancer. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Breast cancer drug found at UCLA leads shift toward personalized care

October is the only month devoted to breast cancer awareness, but researchers at UCLA have breast cancer on their mind year-round. Increasingly, researchers and clinicians at UCLA are shifting towards personalized medicine to improve patient prognoses. Read more...

Photo: Polly Roberts, a breast cancer survivor and professor of world arts and cultures/dance, said the shift towards personalized care like that seen from UCLA researchers and clinicians has helped her cope with her stage 4 cancer. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Polly Roberts, a breast cancer survivor and professor of world arts and cultures/dance, said the shift towards personalized care like that seen from UCLA researchers and clinicians has helped her cope with her stage 4 cancer. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)