Tuesday, September 18

Fareed Zakaria, the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a Washington Post columnist, was this year’s speaker at the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series. He talked about government attacks on the press, U.S. relations with China and North Korea and the state of democracies in the world. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

CNN host lectures on state of democracy and importance of free press

A political commentator said journalists are canaries in a coal mine at a lecture in Schoenberg Hall on Wednesday. “Press plays an absolutely vital role,” said Fareed Zakaria, a Washington Post columnist and the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. Read more...

Photo: Fareed Zakaria, the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a Washington Post columnist, was this year’s speaker at the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series. He talked about government attacks on the press, U.S. relations with China and North Korea and the state of democracies in the world. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Fareed Zakaria, the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a Washington Post columnist, was this year’s speaker at the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series. He talked about government attacks on the press, U.S. relations with China and North Korea and the state of democracies in the world. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Estefania Castañeda Pérez and Isaac Felix helped co-found the Transfronterizo Alliance Student Organization at UCLA. TASO aims to provide a community for students who frequently have to travel across the U.S.-Mexico border for educational purposes. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Students establish TASO chapter at UCLA, support transborder community

Isaac Felix woke up before sunrise to get to elementary and middle school, only to wait in four-hour lines at the U.S.-Mexico border because he attended school in the United States while living in Mexico. Read more...

Photo: Estefania Castañeda Pérez and Isaac Felix helped co-found the Transfronterizo Alliance Student Organization at UCLA. TASO aims to provide a community for students who frequently have to travel across the U.S.-Mexico border for educational purposes. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Estefania Castañeda Pérez and Isaac Felix helped co-found the Transfronterizo Alliance Student Organization at UCLA. TASO aims to provide a community for students who frequently have to travel across the U.S.-Mexico border for educational purposes. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Parsa Rezvani, a fourth-year economics student,
founded Tutorfly to connect students with their peers for academic support. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Student creates startup to facilitate peer-to-peer tutoring

Parsa Rezvani’s father struggled in his high school English class when he immigrated from Iran until he befriended some American classmates. In exchange for helping them in their math classes, he received help in passing English. Read more...

Photo: Parsa Rezvani, a fourth-year economics student, founded Tutorfly to connect students with their peers for academic support. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Parsa Rezvani, a fourth-year economics student,
founded Tutorfly to connect students with their peers for academic support. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)


The Society of Women Engineers organized a mental health awareness week, which featured events such as the positivity wall pictured above that aimed to inform engineering students about mental health resources and build a community for engineering students. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Student group aims to improve mental health support in engineering school

The Society of Women Engineers says UCLA’s engineering school does not provide adequate mental health support for students enrolled in programs that often feature heavy workloads and fierce competition. Read more...

Photo: The Society of Women Engineers organized a mental health awareness week, which featured events such as the positivity wall pictured above that aimed to inform engineering students about mental health resources and build a community for engineering students. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

The Society of Women Engineers organized a mental health awareness week, which featured events such as the positivity wall pictured above that aimed to inform engineering students about mental health resources and build a community for engineering students. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Joseph Ladapo, an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine,
led a UCLA study that showed more people received preventative treatment for cardiovascular health after the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. (UCLA Newsroom)

Study finds health screening increase after Affordable Care Act launch

More Americans are receiving health screenings for cardiovascular disease after the Affordable Care Act came into effect, according to a UCLA study published last week. Researchers from UCLA and New York University found that after the ACA, which increased health insurance coverage for 20 million adults, went into effect, more people participated in screenings for symptoms pointing to heart-related diseases, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Read more...

Photo: Joseph Ladapo, an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, led a UCLA study that showed more people received preventative treatment for cardiovascular health after the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. (UCLA Newsroom)

Joseph Ladapo, an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine,
led a UCLA study that showed more people received preventative treatment for cardiovascular health after the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. (UCLA Newsroom)

Bill Beigel, a historian and UCLA alumnus, shared stories of UCLA students and alumni who were killed in action during World War II at an event Thursday. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus memorializes UCLA alumni who died in action during WWII

A UCLA alumnus’ research is bringing attention to the hundreds of UCLA alumni and previous students who died fighting in World War II. Bill Beigel, a World War II historian and UCLA alumnus, shared his ongoing research of UCLA veterans killed in action during World War II at the James West Alumni Center on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Bill Beigel, a historian and UCLA alumnus, shared stories of UCLA students and alumni who were killed in action during World War II at an event Thursday. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Bill Beigel, a historian and UCLA alumnus, shared stories of UCLA students and alumni who were killed in action during World War II at an event Thursday. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)