Monday, September 24

Allegra Pesenti said she will bring her experience with paper artworks to her new position as the associate director and senior curator of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. The Hammer Museum rehired her just four years after her departure. (courtesy of Laura Hodgson)

Rehired Hammer Museum curator shares vision for Grunwald Center

The Hammer Museum announced the rehiring of former Grunwald Center the Graphic Arts curator Allegra Pesenti this summer, just four years after her departure in 2013. Read more...

Photo: Allegra Pesenti said she will bring her experience with paper artworks to her new position as the associate director and senior curator of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. The Hammer Museum rehired her just four years after her departure. (courtesy of Laura Hodgson)

Allegra Pesenti said she will bring her experience with paper artworks to her new position as the associate director and senior curator of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. The Hammer Museum rehired her just four years after her departure. (courtesy of Laura Hodgson)

Eva Merz and Luisa Novo are two of five UCLA Extension students who directed films that will be screened at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sep. 24. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Students reflect on featured films chosen for Downtown LA Film Festival

The UCLA-USC rivalry will step off the football field and into the Regal LA LIVE Studio 14. Ten films directed by students at UCLA Extension and USC will screen at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sept. Read more...

Photo: Eva Merz and Luisa Novo are two of five UCLA Extension students who directed films that will be screened at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sep. 24. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Eva Merz and Luisa Novo are two of five UCLA Extension students who directed films that will be screened at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sep. 24. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna Julia Lam carries her new product,
 "The Tracy," a convertible bag that transforms from a backpack to a handbag. (Courtesy of Kimberly Brizzolara)

UCLA alumna creates fashionable, efficient convertible bag

UCLA alumna Julia Lam and her friend Marisa Juárez Burdick advertised one of Lam’s latest bag designs simply by walking into a Michael Kors store at a shopping mall. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Julia Lam carries her new product, "The Tracy," a convertible bag that transforms from a backpack to a handbag. (Courtesy of Kimberly Brizzolara)

Alumna Julia Lam carries her new product,
 "The Tracy," a convertible bag that transforms from a backpack to a handbag. (Courtesy of Kimberly Brizzolara)

Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Fresh out of Italy, student bakes personalized loaves for friends

Zach Martinucci transforms his Westwood apartment into a cafe when he invites friends over for nights of Trader Joe’s wine and homemade Italian cuisine. On these nights, the apartment starkly contrasts with the fraternity houses surrounding it, said Martinucci’s roommate Will Greenberg. Read more...

Photo: Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)

Two Broadway minds develop ‘Concert for America’ to celebrate diversity

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley launched “Concert for America” on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Rudetsky and Wesley co-founded the monthly concert series to celebrate American diversity and inclusivity. Read more...

Photo: Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)

Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)

Sheng Wang is a comedian from "Last Comic Standing" who now writes for “Fresh Off the Boat." He will perform at UCLA with other well-known comedians. (Courtesy of Sheng Wang)

Q&A: BruinFest Comedy Show performer Sheng Wang shares advice on stand-up

Comedian Sheng Wang’s narrow exposure to stand-up comedy as a child was commercials for Chris Tucker’s performances on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.” Wang said he never imagined he would pursue a career in comedy until he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he joined an Asian-American performance club on campus. Read more...

Photo: Sheng Wang is a comedian from "Last Comic Standing" who now writes for “Fresh Off the Boat." He will perform at UCLA with other well-known comedians. (Courtesy of Sheng Wang)

Sheng Wang is a comedian from "Last Comic Standing" who now writes for “Fresh Off the Boat." He will perform at UCLA with other well-known comedians. (Courtesy of Sheng Wang)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017

On Friday, contestants for Spring Sing 2017 will take the stage of Pauley Pavilion. The annual event brings together music, rap, dance and comedy performances into one evening. Read more...

Photo: (Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)