Tuesday, November 20

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Symposium to showcase integration of VR into architecture, design space

Presenters at Visionworlds used virtual reality to turn pancreatic beta cells into a bustling cityscape with anatomic infrastructure. The symposium, which will take place at the UCLA IDEAS campus April 28, aims to show how VR can be integrated into the design process of architectural environments, said Güvenç Özel, lead faculty member and program advisor of IDEAS. Read more...

Photo: (Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble was founded in 1964, but went on hiatus since 1985. The ensemble opened again in 2016, and is open to all students and faculty. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Global Melodies: Returning from three decades of hiatus, Thai music ensemble continues to grow

Adjunct assistant professor Supeena Insee Adler revived UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble after spending 100 hours refurbishing decayed Thai instruments. David Morton, a former professor at UCLA’s department of music, originally founded the ensemble in 1964 using instruments he personally acquired from Thailand. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble was founded in 1964, but went on hiatus since 1985. The ensemble opened again in 2016, and is open to all students and faculty. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble was founded in 1964, but went on hiatus since 1985. The ensemble opened again in 2016, and is open to all students and faculty. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

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Theater review: ‘Significant Other’

“Significant Other” blasts Céline Dion’s cheesiest hits to highlight uncomfortable truths about romance. Running April 3 through May 6 at the Geffen Playhouse, “Significant Other” depicts the loneliness that follows as the prime of youth is left behind and replaced by the expectations of maturity. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Students in the UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble play a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish folk music. Klezmer became a part of American-Jewish life in the 1970s and 1980s as a way for baby boomers to find their own form of folk music. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Global Melodies: UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble aims to revive culture through performances

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Department of Ethnomusicology offers a range of different ensembles spanning multiple regions throughout the world, each with a rich musical dynamic and sound. Read more...

Photo: Students in the UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble play a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish folk music. Klezmer became a part of American-Jewish life in the 1970s and 1980s as a way for baby boomers to find their own form of folk music. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Students in the UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble play a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish folk music. Klezmer became a part of American-Jewish life in the 1970s and 1980s as a way for baby boomers to find their own form of folk music. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alum uses bright colors to explore dark themes in upcoming film

This post was updated Mar. 8 at 4:30 p.m. The film “Pink Trailer” transforms a simple knock on a door into a chilling occurrence. Directed and edited by UCLA alumna Mary Neely, the female-led film follows two best friends as they encounter a terrifying stranger at their doorstep. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)


UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas,  cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

West African festival aims to bring culture to LA through music and dance

Willy Souly’s first Djanjoba dance circle in Burkina Faso did not involve a lot of dancing. “Everyone was expecting me to move and, growing up shy, I froze for almost an entire minute,” Souly said. Read more...

Photo: UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas, cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas,  cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)