Tuesday, November 21

Laura Abrams, a professor in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, is one of two UCLA recipients of a National Service and Civic Engagement Research grant. (Courtesy of Leslie Dunseith)

UCLA social welfare professors earn grant to study US civic engagement

Two UCLA professors have received a $100,000 grant to research civic engagement in the United States. The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that oversees national volunteer organizations such as AmeriCorps, awarded a National Service and Civic Engagement Research grant to assistant professor Laura Wray-Lake and professor Laura Abrams, who both work in the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Read more...

Photo: Laura Abrams, a professor in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, is one of two UCLA recipients of a National Service and Civic Engagement Research grant. (Courtesy of Leslie Dunseith)

Laura Abrams, a professor in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, is one of two UCLA recipients of a National Service and Civic Engagement Research grant. (Courtesy of Leslie Dunseith)

The celebration featured native performers and speeches by LA city councilmembers and representatives of the LA City and County Indian Commission. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA students, faculty celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in event

A tribal elder of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians burned sage in the air as the chair of the Los Angeles City and County Indian Commission gave a blessing to all those present at an Indigenous Peoples Day celebration Monday. Read more...

Photo: The celebration featured native performers and speeches by LA city councilmembers and representatives of the LA City and County Indian Commission. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

The celebration featured native performers and speeches by LA city councilmembers and representatives of the LA City and County Indian Commission. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Bunche hall serves as the home of the economics department, which will introduce a set of concentrations this quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA economics department to launch concentrations in undergrad major

Economics students will soon be able to specialize their education by enrolling in a concentration that focuses on a particular goal or academic interest. The economics department is launching concentrations this quarter, which will be optional and consist of sets of suggested upper division courses that students in the department can take to focus on a specific area of economics, according to the department’s website. Read more...

Photo: Bunche hall serves as the home of the economics department, which will introduce a set of concentrations this quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Bunche hall serves as the home of the economics department, which will introduce a set of concentrations this quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The new makerspace at Rieber Hall will feature design equipment such as 3-D printers, laser cutters and power tools. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

New makerspace at Rieber Hall to offer students room for creativity

Students will soon be able to create digital design projects and other handiwork at a new makerspace on the Hill. UCLA Residential Life is opening the Maker Space at Rieber Hall in fall quarter after completing renovations two weeks ago. Read more...

Photo: The new makerspace at Rieber Hall will feature design equipment such as 3-D printers, laser cutters and power tools. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

The new makerspace at Rieber Hall will feature design equipment such as 3-D printers, laser cutters and power tools. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Sohom Paul, a third-year statistics and economics student, is one of the two Contrary Capital student investors at UCLA. Contrary Capital is a capital venture fund aimed at helping student entrepreneurs find funding for their startups. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Venture capital fund opens UCLA branch for student entrepreneurs

Student entrepreneurs at UCLA now have access to a capital venture fund on campus to develop their startup companies. Contrary Capital, which launched its UCLA branch last week, provides mentorship, resources and networking opportunities to student entrepreneurs. Read more...

Photo: Sohom Paul, a third-year statistics and economics student, is one of the two Contrary Capital student investors at UCLA. Contrary Capital is a capital venture fund aimed at helping student entrepreneurs find funding for their startups. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Sohom Paul, a third-year statistics and economics student, is one of the two Contrary Capital student investors at UCLA. Contrary Capital is a capital venture fund aimed at helping student entrepreneurs find funding for their startups. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


The UCLA Faculty Women's Club will celebrate its centennial in March 2018 and has planned a series of celebratory activities for the upcoming year. (Courtesy of the UCLA Faculty Women's Club)

Faculty Women’s Club celebrates 100 years of empowering women

A UCLA group created to fight for women’s rights before UCLA was even established will be celebrating its centenary this year. The UCLA Faculty Women’s Club is holding several programs for its members over the next few months, including dinners and galas, to celebrate the centenary. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Faculty Women's Club will celebrate its centennial in March 2018 and has planned a series of celebratory activities for the upcoming year. (Courtesy of the UCLA Faculty Women's Club)

The UCLA Faculty Women's Club will celebrate its centennial in March 2018 and has planned a series of celebratory activities for the upcoming year. (Courtesy of the UCLA Faculty Women's Club)