Thursday, November 15



UC President Janet Napolitano signed a budget deal with Gov. Jerry Brown last May that calls for the UC to implement a new pension tier in exchange for a one time payment of $436 million from the state. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

UC Assembly of the Academic Senate condemns retirement proposal

The University of California Assembly of the Academic Senate unanimously passed a resolution during Wednesday’s meeting condemning a proposal that would reduce retirement benefits. If enacted, the proposal will allow UC employees hired after after July 1, 2016 to choose between a hybrid defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan. Read more...

Photo: UC President Janet Napolitano signed a budget deal with Gov. Jerry Brown last May that calls for the UC to implement a new pension tier in exchange for a one time payment of $436 million from the state. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

UC President Janet Napolitano signed a budget deal with Gov. Jerry Brown last May that calls for the UC to implement a new pension tier in exchange for a one time payment of $436 million from the state. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

The undergraduate student government Student Wellness commissioner organized reFRESH 2016, a month-long campaign to help students improve their hygiene and health. (Daily Bruin file photo)

SWC reFRESH campaign aims to revitalize students’ health

An undergraduate student government office will allow students to discuss a variety of hygiene-related issues, including the cultural norms of shaving and the importance of dental care, during a month-long campaign beginning this week. Read more...

Photo: The undergraduate student government Student Wellness commissioner organized reFRESH 2016, a month-long campaign to help students improve their hygiene and health. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The undergraduate student government Student Wellness commissioner organized reFRESH 2016, a month-long campaign to help students improve their hygiene and health. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Students will be able to take a new class searching for extraterrestrial lifeforms in the spring. (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA welcomes new course on the search for extraterrestrial life

Students will be able to search for intelligent extraterrestrial lifeforms with space signals, telescopes and radio waves in a new class this spring. Jean-Luc Margot, a space physics professor, will teach Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences C179: “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Theory and Applications,” a course open to undergraduate and graduate students who have taken Mathematics 31B: “Integration and Infinite Series” and Physics 1B: “Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields,” according to the registrar. Read more...

Photo: Students will be able to take a new class searching for extraterrestrial lifeforms in the spring. (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Students will be able to take a new class searching for extraterrestrial lifeforms in the spring. (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)