Sunday, September 23

Thousands of scientists from across Southern California took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to advocate for more science funding and greater communication between scientists and the public. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA students march for science in LA, Washington, D.C.

Thousands of scientists, students and citizens marched in the heat from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall, holding signs with science puns, calls for action and protests against President Donald Trump. Read more...

Photo: Thousands of scientists from across Southern California took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to advocate for more science funding and greater communication between scientists and the public. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Thousands of scientists from across Southern California took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to advocate for more science funding and greater communication between scientists and the public. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

The physics department proposal will be approved by the Faculty Executive Committee on May 1. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

New Physics 5 series proposed, to replace 6 series in fall 2017

The UCLA Physics and Astronomy Department is proposing a new physics series for life science majors that would begin fall 2017. Students currently taking the Physics 6: “Physics for Life Sciences Majors” series have until winter 2018 to complete the series before it is discontinued. Read more...

Photo: The physics department proposal will be approved by the Faculty Executive Committee on May 1. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

The physics department proposal will be approved by the Faculty Executive Committee on May 1. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

William Borucki, the principal investigator of NASA’s Kepler Mission, spoke about the mission's findings and significance Wednesday evening. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

NASA leader visits UCLA to share findings of Kepler mission

The UCLA community learned about the possibility of life among 100 billion planets from a NASA mission leader Wednesday evening. William Borucki, the principal investigator of NASA’s Kepler mission, spoke to about 300 people in an event hosted by the earth, planetary and space sciences department. Read more...

Photo: William Borucki, the principal investigator of NASA’s Kepler Mission, spoke about the mission's findings and significance Wednesday evening. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

William Borucki, the principal investigator of NASA’s Kepler Mission, spoke about the mission's findings and significance Wednesday evening. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)



Cindy Fast, a UCLA alumna and researcher in Tanzania, trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis by teaching them to associate the smell of TNT or tuberculosis-positive mucus with a clicking noise that signals a food reward. (Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development)

UCLA alum oversees lab rats saving lives in sub-Saharan Africa

The young rats Cindy Fast handles as part of her research job in Tanzania have taken a liking to her necklace. The furry rodents nibble on the necklace as she inspects them to make sure they are healthy, happy and ready for training. Read more...

Photo: Cindy Fast, a UCLA alumna and researcher in Tanzania, trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis by teaching them to associate the smell of TNT or tuberculosis-positive mucus with a clicking noise that signals a food reward. (Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development)

Cindy Fast, a UCLA alumna and researcher in Tanzania, trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis by teaching them to associate the smell of TNT or tuberculosis-positive mucus with a clicking noise that signals a food reward. (Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development)



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