Monday, November 12

UCLA will create three new graduate student fellowships with a $1.5 million gift from the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
UCLA will create three new graduate student fellowships with a $1.5 million gift from the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Morton La Kretz, who graduated from UCLA in 1948, has made many charitable donations to UCLA. He most recently donated $15 million to the renovation of the La Kretz Botany Building, formerly known as the UCLA Botany Building. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
Morton La Kretz, who graduated from UCLA in 1948, has made many charitable donations to UCLA. He most recently donated $15 million to the renovation of the La Kretz Botany Building, formerly known as the UCLA Botany Building. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

(Alice Lu/Daily Bruin)
(Alice Lu/Daily Bruin)

Anthony and Ronald Alcazar started their tortilla company, Mr. Tortilla, while Ronald Alcazar was attending UCLA in 2012. They have since opened their own factory and created different types of tortillas, such as one that is chipotle flavored.
Anthony and Ronald Alcazar started their tortilla company, Mr. Tortilla, while Ronald Alcazar was attending UCLA in 2012. They have since opened their own factory and created different types of tortillas, such as one that is chipotle flavored.

Linda Liau is the second woman in America and the first Asian-American woman to lead an academic department of neurosurgery, and is part of the six percent of licensed neurosurgeons in the United States who are female. (Photo illustration courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA Neurosurgery chair elected to National Academy of Medicine

A UCLA professor was elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Monday. Linda Liau, the chair of neurosurgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine, was elected to the academy for her achievements in studying the immunology of brain tumors and designing clinical trials of vaccines for glioblastomas, according to the National Academy of Medicine website. Read more...

Linda Liau is the second woman in America and the first Asian-American woman to lead an academic department of neurosurgery, and is part of the six percent of licensed neurosurgeons in the United States who are female. (Photo illustration courtesy of UCLA Health)

David Wong Louie was a professor emeritus of creative writing and Asian-American literary studies at UCLA. He is remembered for his writing, mentorship and caring nature. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
David Wong Louie was a professor emeritus of creative writing and Asian-American literary studies at UCLA. He is remembered for his writing, mentorship and caring nature. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

During her time at UCLA, Anne Rimoin has founded the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, which trains epidemiologists from the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
During her time at UCLA, Anne Rimoin has founded the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, which trains epidemiologists from the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)


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