Tuesday, January 16

Nanthia Suthana said she plans to use virtual reality technology to develop therapies to help patients who have memory problems, like those with Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA neuroscience assistant professor uses VR to study memory formation

A UCLA researcher is using virtual reality to learn more about how the human brain forms memories. Nanthia Suthana, a neuroscientist and assistant professor of neurosurgery and psychiatry, received a $3.3 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative to expand her research on how memories form when people move and navigate in a virtual environment, the university announced Monday. Read more...

Nanthia Suthana said she plans to use virtual reality technology to develop therapies to help patients who have memory problems, like those with Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California Board of Regents is meeting at UC San Francisco this week for its bimonthly board meeting. Regents will discuss state auditor recommendations and upcoming capital projects, among other topics. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC Regents preview – Nov. 15-16

The University of California Regents, the governing board of the UC, will discuss revisions to UC policies regarding state audits, the UC Office of the President’s progress in implementing state auditor recommendations and various capital projects, among other topics, at its bimonthly board meeting at UC San Francisco this week. Read more...

The University of California Board of Regents is meeting at UC San Francisco this week for its bimonthly board meeting. Regents will discuss state auditor recommendations and upcoming capital projects, among other topics. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Former UCLA communication lecturer Keith Fink spoke about how he thinks UCLA limits free speech at an event hosted by Young Americans for Freedom. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)
Former UCLA communication lecturer Keith Fink spoke about how he thinks UCLA limits free speech at an event hosted by Young Americans for Freedom. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Tanya Petrossian created her own company to create nonhormonal treatments for endometriosis, a disease which affects about 10 percent of women worldwide. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Alumna creates company to develop nonhormonal endometriosis treatment

Tanya Petrossian is fighting against an overlooked epidemic that affects more than 10 percent of girls and women worldwide. Petrossian, who received her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees at UCLA, founded EndoCyclic Therapeutics in 2017 to develop the world’s first nonhormone therapeutic treatment for endometriosis, a chronic disease that Petrossian was diagnosed with in February. Read more...

Alumna Tanya Petrossian created her own company to create nonhormonal treatments for endometriosis, a disease which affects about 10 percent of women worldwide. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

The University of California will implement policies starting next week that will reduce reimbursements and eliminate allowances for certain senior-level employees in an attempt to reduce costs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCOP to reduce senior employee reimbursements following audit report

Senior University of California employees will receive fewer reimbursements for travel and no allowances for cars starting next week. The UC Office of the President will reduce the reimbursements senior UC employees receive for their lodging and meals when they travel on UC business and will no longer cover those employees’ car expenses, effective Oct. Read more...

The University of California will implement policies starting next week that will reduce reimbursements and eliminate allowances for certain senior-level employees in an attempt to reduce costs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Volunteer Day will reduce the number of volunteer locations this year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Volunteer Center aims to scale down, streamline Volunteer Day

Fewer students will attend UCLA Volunteer Day this year because the event has reduced the number of locations volunteers will be visiting. Students will visit 31 locations instead of 49, like last year, for this year’s Volunteer Day, an annual volunteering event for incoming students, said Ashley Love-Smith, the interim director of the UCLA Volunteer Center. Read more...

Volunteer Day will reduce the number of volunteer locations this year. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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