Sunday, August 20

Students, campus leaders and founders of the LGBT Campus Resource Center gathered Friday at a luncheon with Chancellor Gene Block to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Director, founders reflect on 20 years of LGBT Campus Resource Center

Twenty years ago, UCLA faculty members held secret, off-campus meetings to discuss their struggles as closeted LGBT individuals on campus. Their gatherings have since led to the establishment of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center – one of the largest in the country, said Ronni Sanlo, director of the center from 1997 to 2010. Read more...

Photo: Students, campus leaders and founders of the LGBT Campus Resource Center gathered Friday at a luncheon with Chancellor Gene Block to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Students, campus leaders and founders of the LGBT Campus Resource Center gathered Friday at a luncheon with Chancellor Gene Block to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Faculty and staff at the UCLA Anderson School of Management will vote to implement revisions to the faculty promotion process in the next few weeks. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Management school to vote on policy revisions aimed at gender equality

Faculty and staff at the UCLA Anderson School of Management will vote to implement revisions to the faculty promotion process in the next few weeks, in an attempt to remedy gender inequality. Read more...

Photo: Faculty and staff at the UCLA Anderson School of Management will vote to implement revisions to the faculty promotion process in the next few weeks. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Faculty and staff at the UCLA Anderson School of Management will vote to implement revisions to the faculty promotion process in the next few weeks. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Julia Orr, an organizer for the Animal Justice Project, has protested UCLA's animal testing practices for the last 10 years. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Protesters march against animal testing in campus research labs

This post was updated on April 22 at 4:45 p.m. Animal rights activists marched to Chancellor Gene Block’s office Friday with signs depicting bleeding monkeys and other animals to protest animal testing in campus research labs. Read more...

Photo: Julia Orr, an organizer for the Animal Justice Project, has protested UCLA's animal testing practices for the last 10 years. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Julia Orr, an organizer for the Animal Justice Project, has protested UCLA's animal testing practices for the last 10 years. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA to establish cancer research center with funds from $250M donation

Napster co-founder Sean Parker donated $250 million to establish a cancer research center at UCLA and five other centers nationwide, UCLA officials announced Wednesday. Parker, chairman of the Parker Foundation, which funds several cancer research organizations, said in a press release he hopes the grant will assist the six cancer research facilities in developing immune therapies for cancer. Read more...


Chinyere Nnadi, co-founder of Sustainability International, is working with the organization to run a small-scale cleanup of oil spills in the Niger Delta. (Courtesy of Chinyere Nnadi)

UCLA alum’s nonprofit uses new technology for Niger Delta cleanup

A nonprofit organization founded by a UCLA alumnus is working to clean up a massive oil spill in the Niger Delta using recently developed technology. A United Nations Environment Programme report published in 2011 revealed individuals living in the Niger Delta were drinking water contaminated with quantities of benzene, a carcinogen, that were up to 900 times what was considered safe. Read more...

Photo: Chinyere Nnadi, co-founder of Sustainability International, is working with the organization to run a small-scale cleanup of oil spills in the Niger Delta. (Courtesy of Chinyere Nnadi)

Chinyere Nnadi, co-founder of Sustainability International, is working with the organization to run a small-scale cleanup of oil spills in the Niger Delta. (Courtesy of Chinyere Nnadi)

UCLA scientists are using virtual reality to diagnose prostate cancer patients, which improved diagnosis accuracy by more than 300 percent. It can also be used as an educational tool for medical students. (Courtesy of Erik Dutson)

UCLA scientists explore using virtual reality for diagnoses, surgeries

Video game companies and airline industries alike use virtual reality to explore alternate environments. Now, UCLA scientists are working to turn virtual reality into a tool that can help doctors better understand the human body. Read more...

Photo: UCLA scientists are using virtual reality to diagnose prostate cancer patients, which improved diagnosis accuracy by more than 300 percent. It can also be used as an educational tool for medical students. (Courtesy of Erik Dutson)

UCLA scientists are using virtual reality to diagnose prostate cancer patients, which improved diagnosis accuracy by more than 300 percent. It can also be used as an educational tool for medical students. (Courtesy of Erik Dutson)

History professor Katsuya Hirano grew up in Hitachinaka, Japan and investigates what he thinks is purposeful coordination between the government, major media outlets and energy companies to profit from nuclear energy despite the risks. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Fukushima disaster prompts history professor to investigate Japan

Katsuya Hirano grew up in Hitachinaka, Japan, where he said the government led citizens to believe nuclear energy was harmless. Now, after several nuclear accidents, the public is less willing to believe what Hirano calls the “safety myth.” The 2011 Fukushima disaster prompted Hirano, a history professor, to investigate what he thinks is purposeful coordination between the government, major media outlets and energy companies to profit from nuclear energy despite the risks. Read more...

Photo: History professor Katsuya Hirano grew up in Hitachinaka, Japan and investigates what he thinks is purposeful coordination between the government, major media outlets and energy companies to profit from nuclear energy despite the risks. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

History professor Katsuya Hirano grew up in Hitachinaka, Japan and investigates what he thinks is purposeful coordination between the government, major media outlets and energy companies to profit from nuclear energy despite the risks. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)


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