Friday, July 20

A graduate student in the department of African American studies is sharing his experiences of living in the foster care system in a new book. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)
A graduate student in the department of African American studies is sharing his experiences of living in the foster care system in a new book. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

The event featured panelists who said they were frustrated that the university administration did not approve student proposals for the creation of a Chicano/a studies department in 1990. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Students host event aimed to promote unified indigenous cultures on campus

UCLA alumni who participated in a hunger strike in 1993 said at an event Tuesday they faced racial and cultural barriers as indigenous students. The Eagle and the Condor Liberation Front, a student-led organization that promotes the unity of indigenous peoples, hosted an event to honor the 14-day sit-in and hunger strike in 1993 that led to the creation of the Chicana/o studies department. Read more...

The event featured panelists who said they were frustrated that the university administration did not approve student proposals for the creation of a Chicano/a studies department in 1990. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Marissa Stevens, a graduate student in the department of Near Eastern languages and cultures, presented her research at the final round of the University of California Grad Slam in April. (Courtesy of Anastasiia Sapon)

Graduate student unearths ancient Egyptian life stories from burial texts

A UCLA student discovered that ancient Egyptians used material objects to construct their social identities just as people do today. Marissa Stevens, a graduate student in the department of Near Eastern languages and cultures, studied how ancient Egyptians used funerary papyri to convey social status and personalities by examining social documents buried with the dead. Read more...

Marissa Stevens, a graduate student in the department of Near Eastern languages and cultures, presented her research at the final round of the University of California Grad Slam in April. (Courtesy of Anastasiia Sapon)

UCLA law students started the Disability Law Journal, which will be the only disability law journal in the country after it publishes its first issue in spring 2019. (Daily Bruin file photo)
UCLA law students started the Disability Law Journal, which will be the only disability law journal in the country after it publishes its first issue in spring 2019. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Ricardo Garcia, a staff member in UCLA Information Technology Services who worked at campus for almost 20 years, died in February. (Courtesy of Louisa Ovanesian)
Ricardo Garcia, a staff member in UCLA Information Technology Services who worked at campus for almost 20 years, died in February. (Courtesy of Louisa Ovanesian)

The UCLA Peer Counseling Program, which began in spring 2017, provides counseling to individuals who do not necessarily need clinical treatment but would still benefit from receiving assistance from their peers. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The UCLA Peer Counseling Program, which began in spring 2017, provides counseling to individuals who do not necessarily need clinical treatment but would still benefit from receiving assistance from their peers. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers found in a study published Tuesday that exercising may make it easier for individuals to memorize things. The study evaluated individuals doing memory strengthening exercises while riding stationary bikes. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA study finds physical exercise temporarily aids memory formation

Exercise may temporarily help individuals better memorize information, according to a UCLA research report. In a study published Tuesday, Sarah McEwen, a UCLA research psychologist, and David Merrill, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, led a four-week study with two groups of adults between the ages of 60 and 75, all of whom had slight memory ailments. Read more...

UCLA researchers found in a study published Tuesday that exercising may make it easier for individuals to memorize things. The study evaluated individuals doing memory strengthening exercises while riding stationary bikes. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)