Sunday, September 22

Zhu Pei, the creator of the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in China, will lecture at UCLA on Monday. Pei said he works with a location's cultural background when designing buildings. (Courtesy of Zhupei)

Q&A: Architect to speak at UCLA roots contemporary design in cultural history

Zhu Pei weaves traditional Chinese culture into architecture in an attempt to preserve the past, he said. An architect based in China, Pei founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing, envisioning projects such as the contemporary Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, a spacious place for locals to gather. Read more...

Photo: Zhu Pei, the creator of the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in China, will lecture at UCLA on Monday. Pei said he works with a location's cultural background when designing buildings. (Courtesy of Zhupei)

Zhu Pei, the creator of the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in China, will lecture at UCLA on Monday. Pei said he works with a location's cultural background when designing buildings. (Courtesy of Zhupei)

Ryan Condensa, a third-year chemical engineering student, is president of the Renewable Energy Association, which is celebrating Waste Awareness Week through informative events and DIY workshops. (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

Renewable Energy Association’s SWAP Meet to promote sustainability

The Renewable Energy Association’s SWAP Meet will unite thrifty bargain-seekers. In celebration of Waste Awareness Week, the Renewable Energy Association will be collaborating with a variety of other organizations to create informative events for the environmentally minded, including DIY workshops. Read more...

Photo: Ryan Condensa, a third-year chemical engineering student, is president of the Renewable Energy Association, which is celebrating Waste Awareness Week through informative events and DIY workshops. (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

Ryan Condensa, a third-year chemical engineering student, is president of the Renewable Energy Association, which is celebrating Waste Awareness Week through informative events and DIY workshops. (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Sex Squad’s performance aims to spread sexual health awareness through humor

This post was updated Nov. 29 at 2:20 p.m. A crowded room in Glorya Kaufman Hall will erupt into an improvised chorus during UCLA Sex Squad’s show, singing about the six bodily fluids that transmit AIDS. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/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)

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)


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