Monday, October 16

UCLA graduate students organized a hackathon Friday to archive environmental policy websites considered at-risk under the Trump administration. (Courtesy of Irene Pasquetto)

Grad students organize hackathon to preserve at-risk climate change data

While President Donald Trump was being sworn into office Friday, a team of hackers and data scientists were already working to preserve government information that could disappear within hours. Read more...

Photo: UCLA graduate students organized a hackathon Friday to archive environmental policy websites considered at-risk under the Trump administration. (Courtesy of Irene Pasquetto)

UCLA graduate students organized a hackathon Friday to archive environmental policy websites considered at-risk under the Trump administration. (Courtesy of Irene Pasquetto)

Russell Robinson, a former UCLA law professor, spoke about marriage equality for same-sex couples Thursday at the UCLA School of Law. About 35 students attended. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Williams Institute to focus research on LGBTQ discrimination

The Williams Institute at UCLA is reorienting the scope of its research to investigate LGBTQ discrimination post-marriage equality. On Thursday, former UCLA law professor Russell Robinson presented an article at the UCLA School of Law, in which he discussed perception of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights following marriage equality. Read more...

Photo: Russell Robinson, a former UCLA law professor, spoke about marriage equality for same-sex couples Thursday at the UCLA School of Law. About 35 students attended. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Russell Robinson, a former UCLA law professor, spoke about marriage equality for same-sex couples Thursday at the UCLA School of Law. About 35 students attended. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

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)