Saturday, November 17



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Alum shares seats, friendship on rides to and back from Bay Area

A UCLA alumnus prides himself on turning what could be a tiresome, six-hour drive through the farms of California into a karaoke party on wheels. Michael Nguyen, who graduated in 2013 and is now a California State University, San Bernardino adjunct professor, often rents out a van for major school breaks to shuttle UCLA students to and from the Bay Area. Read more...

Photo: (Mackenzie Possee/Assistant Photo editor)

(Mackenzie Possee/Assistant Photo editor)

Erin Debenport, an assistant professor of linguistic and sociocultural anthropology, works with indigenous tribes in the Rio Grande Valley and helps produce dictionaries, databases and curriculum to preserve their languages. (Courtesy of Erin Debenport)

Assistant professor works with Pueblo tribes to preserve their languages

Erin Debenport works with indigenous tribes in the Rio Grande Valley to help preserve their languages. But she has to keep her work a secret. Debenport, an assistant professor of linguistic and sociocultural anthropology who joined the UCLA faculty in fall 2016, said the tribes she works with are losing their languages because young people are not learning their native language. Read more...

Photo: Erin Debenport, an assistant professor of linguistic and sociocultural anthropology, works with indigenous tribes in the Rio Grande Valley and helps produce dictionaries, databases and curriculum to preserve their languages. (Courtesy of Erin Debenport)

Erin Debenport, an assistant professor of linguistic and sociocultural anthropology, works with indigenous tribes in the Rio Grande Valley and helps produce dictionaries, databases and curriculum to preserve their languages. (Courtesy of Erin Debenport)

Ronald Reisner, a UCLA alumnus and professor emeritus of medicine/dermatology at the UCLA Medical School, died from Alzheimer’s disease Jan. 13. He was 87. (Courtesy of David Reisner)

Medical school alumnus and professor emeritus dies at age 87

Ronald Reisner rarely missed a basketball game coached by John Wooden. He cheered the team on with his family and when Wooden’s games were over, his support of UCLA continued for decades in the medical school. Read more...

Photo: Ronald Reisner, a UCLA alumnus and professor emeritus of medicine/dermatology at the UCLA Medical School, died from Alzheimer’s disease Jan. 13. He was 87. (Courtesy of David Reisner)

Ronald Reisner, a UCLA alumnus and professor emeritus of medicine/dermatology at the UCLA Medical School, died from Alzheimer’s disease Jan. 13. He was 87. (Courtesy of David Reisner)

Linda Sarna, the new dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, began her career in healthcare as an undergraduate student in nursing at UCLA and later helped ban tobacco on campus. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

School of Nursing dean looks to maintain the school’s academic prestige

A few years ago, paths on campus were littered with cigarettes and the air was not as fresh. The nursing school’s new dean helped change that when she led the effort to make UCLA a tobacco-free campus. Read more...

Photo: Linda Sarna, the new dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, began her career in healthcare as an undergraduate student in nursing at UCLA and later helped ban tobacco on campus. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Linda Sarna, the new dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, began her career in healthcare as an undergraduate student in nursing at UCLA and later helped ban tobacco on campus. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)



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