Tuesday, March 19

Biochemistry professor Hung Pham created UNLOCKED, an escape room based in Irvine, with four friends. The escape room delves into fantastical realms of magic while encouraging participants to utilize logical reasoning, he said. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Professor designs escape rooms with logical solutions to magical scenarios

Magic and logic clash in the UNLOCKED escape room, tricking the mind alongside the eye, said Hung Pham. Based in Irvine, UNLOCKED was created in January 2016 as the pet project of UCLA biochemistry professor Pham and four friends, all enthusiasts of the budding escape room trend. Read more...

Photo: Biochemistry professor Hung Pham created UNLOCKED, an escape room based in Irvine, with four friends. The escape room delves into fantastical realms of magic while encouraging participants to utilize logical reasoning, he said. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Biochemistry professor Hung Pham created UNLOCKED, an escape room based in Irvine, with four friends. The escape room delves into fantastical realms of magic while encouraging participants to utilize logical reasoning, he said. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

UCLA professor of dance Janet O’Shea began to train in jeet kune do a few years after arriving at UCLA in 2008. Originally trained as a dancer, O’Shea began experimenting with various forms of martial arts. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA professor’s book explores real-life applications of martial arts

Janet O’Shea said she finds philosophy in her fists when practicing jeet kune do. While training in various martial arts forms, the UCLA professor of dance found deeper meaning and applied concepts of play and risk that she learned to other spheres of her life. Read more...

Photo: UCLA professor of dance Janet O’Shea began to train in jeet kune do a few years after arriving at UCLA in 2008. Originally trained as a dancer, O’Shea began experimenting with various forms of martial arts. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA professor of dance Janet O’Shea began to train in jeet kune do a few years after arriving at UCLA in 2008. Originally trained as a dancer, O’Shea began experimenting with various forms of martial arts. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Amy Winfrey, alongside her husband and alumnus Peter Merryman, created “Hooray for Hell,” a cartoon series about a girl who finds herself in hell after voting in the 2016 elections. Hell, in their creation, is an earth-like landscape where the worst parts of everyday life are amplified, Winfrey said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumni forge down-to-earth depiction of hell in new animated series

Traitor Joe’s and Hell Foods peddle devilish goods to the underworld’s unsuspecting residents in “Hooray for Hell.” A collaboration effort between UCLA alumni Amy Winfrey and Peter Merryman, “Hooray For Hell” is a YouTube animated series released Oct. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Amy Winfrey, alongside her husband and alumnus Peter Merryman, created “Hooray for Hell,” a cartoon series about a girl who finds herself in hell after voting in the 2016 elections. Hell, in their creation, is an earth-like landscape where the worst parts of everyday life are amplified, Winfrey said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Amy Winfrey, alongside her husband and alumnus Peter Merryman, created “Hooray for Hell,” a cartoon series about a girl who finds herself in hell after voting in the 2016 elections. Hell, in their creation, is an earth-like landscape where the worst parts of everyday life are amplified, Winfrey said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Jason Aresheben, a UCLA alumnus, founded his jewelry store Jason of Beverly Hills in 2002. The business is now a multimillion-dollar operation, offering outlandish jewelry and catering to an elite clientele. (Courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills)

Sex, drugs and diamonds: Alumnus’ cutting-edge jewelry caters to celebrity clients

Jason Arasheben crafts jewelry not meant for your grandmother’s eyes. Having founded his store, Jason of Beverly Hills, in 2002, UCLA alumnus Arasheben has become internationally renowned for his outlandish, diamond-embossed jewelry, which often veers into provocative designs unheard of in traditional jewelry-making, featuring themes like sex and drugs, he said. Read more...

Photo: Jason Aresheben, a UCLA alumnus, founded his jewelry store Jason of Beverly Hills in 2002. The business is now a multimillion-dollar operation, offering outlandish jewelry and catering to an elite clientele. (Courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills)

Jason Aresheben, a UCLA alumnus, founded his jewelry store Jason of Beverly Hills in 2002. The business is now a multimillion-dollar operation, offering outlandish jewelry and catering to an elite clientele. (Courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills)

MFA student Samuel Congdon is one of the artists participating in Thursday's "Convolution" exhibition. The preview show aims to explore consciousness through senses like slight, smell and sound, integrating technology and performative art. Congdon's piece features glowing pedestals and a musical component, paying homage to past loves. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

MFA student exhibition merges STEM, art to explore consciousness through senses

“Convolution” explores consciousness through light, sound and the scent of a kombucha scoby. Hosted by UCLA Design Media Arts, the “Convolution” exhibition will feature the works of 11 2019 MFA candidates at the New Wight Gallery in UCLA’s Broad Art Center. Read more...

Photo: MFA student Samuel Congdon is one of the artists participating in Thursday's "Convolution" exhibition. The preview show aims to explore consciousness through senses like slight, smell and sound, integrating technology and performative art. Congdon's piece features glowing pedestals and a musical component, paying homage to past loves. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

MFA student Samuel Congdon is one of the artists participating in Thursday's "Convolution" exhibition. The preview show aims to explore consciousness through senses like slight, smell and sound, integrating technology and performative art. Congdon's piece features glowing pedestals and a musical component, paying homage to past loves. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sugarcoated: Milk Tavern’s cozy design rolls nostalgic vibes with ice cream, cereal and cider

In an era when dessert is often evaluated by its Instagram potential, Los Angeles shines as one of the world’s premier cities for sweet treats. Join Daily Bruin staffers each week as they visit different dessert joints, going behind the scenes to give you an exclusive look into the creation of trending sugary concoctions. Read more...

Photo: Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)