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Graduating couple fell in love at UCLA

Graduating couple fell in love at UCLA

June 11, 2012 – Ice skating and family tension, anyone?

Evan Johnson and Jennifer La met at a scholarship competition their senior year of high school and started dating their freshman year. They bonded over an ice skating trip during their first quarter at UCLA and now, almost four years later, they’re preparing to graduate.

Throughout the course of their time together at UCLA, they’ve fallen in love and learned about each other’s cultures and families.

Johnson is a fourth-year Geography/Environmental Studies student and La is a fourth-year Geography student and former Daily Bruin designer.

[2:51]

This story is part of the Daily Bruin’s 2012 Graduation Issue.

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"Graduating couple fell in love at UCLA"

June 11, 2012 – Ice skating and family tension, anyone?

Evan Johnson and Jennifer La met at a scholarship competition their senior year of high school and started dating their freshman year. They bonded over an ice skating trip during their first quarter at UCLA and now, almost four years later, they’re preparing to graduate.

Throughout the course of their time together at UCLA, they’ve fallen in love and learned about each other’s cultures and families.

Johnson is a fourth-year Geography/Environmental Studies student and La is a fourth-year Geography student and former Daily Bruin designer.

[2:51]

This story is part of the Daily Bruin’s 2012 Graduation Issue.

Subscribe to our podcast here.

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Regina Spektor misses an emotional connection with "What We Saw From the Cheap Seats"

Regina Spektor misses an emotional connection with "What We Saw From the Cheap Seats"

May 29, 2012 – Released today, “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats” is Regina Spektor’s sixth studio album.

It’s full of classic Regina Spektor moments – adorable, unexpected, even strange ones – but Spektor ultimately struggles to make listeners feel.

[3:57]

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"Regina Spektor misses an emotional connection with "What We Saw From the Cheap Seats""

May 29, 2012 – Released today, “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats” is Regina Spektor’s sixth studio album.

It’s full of classic Regina Spektor moments – adorable, unexpected, even strange ones – but Spektor ultimately struggles to make listeners feel.

[3:57]

Subscribe to our podcast here.

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Diagnosis in the palm of your hand: Professor Aydogan Ozcan creates $5 cytometer

Diagnosis in the palm of your hand: Professor Aydogan Ozcan creates $5 cytometer

August 22, 2011 – You might be looking at Facebook on your mobile device, but Professor Aydogan Ozcan wants to use your cell phone to look at your cells. Ozcan is a bioengineer who likes to make medical equipment small and affordable. Once, he invented a lenseless microscope (pictured) you could attach to your phone.

Now he's used mobile technology to create a flow cytometer, a device that diagnoses diseases and measures their progress. Most cytometers are enormous and expensive, but Ozcan's machine costs $5 and it's small enough for medical professionals in developing countries to transport to families who don't have access to hospitals.

If you want to learn more about how the flow cytometer works, check out Ozcan’s paper. [2:20]

"Diagnosis in the palm of your hand: Professor Aydogan Ozcan creates $5 cytometer"

August 22, 2011 – You might be looking at Facebook on your mobile device, but Professor Aydogan Ozcan wants to use your cell phone to look at your cells. Ozcan is a bioengineer who likes to make medical equipment small and affordable. Once, he invented a lenseless microscope (pictured) you could attach to your phone.

Now he's used mobile technology to create a flow cytometer, a device that diagnoses diseases and measures their progress. Most cytometers are enormous and expensive, but Ozcan's machine costs $5 and it's small enough for medical professionals in developing countries to transport to families who don't have access to hospitals.

If you want to learn more about how the flow cytometer works, check out Ozcan’s paper. [2:20]

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A history of hatred

A history of hatred

July 10, 2011 – If you thought you had bad neighbors, consider the small towns in Germany that Assistant Professor of Economics Nico Voigtlaender studies. He was coauthor on a recent paper that found the descendants of people who lived in areas that persecuted their Jewish populations during the medieval Black Death were more likely to collaborate with the Nazis 600 years later. [2:17]

"A history of hatred"

July 10, 2011 – If you thought you had bad neighbors, consider the small towns in Germany that Assistant Professor of Economics Nico Voigtlaender studies. He was coauthor on a recent paper that found the descendants of people who lived in areas that persecuted their Jewish populations during the medieval Black Death were more likely to collaborate with the Nazis 600 years later. [2:17]

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Undiagnosed baby in Mattel Children’s Hospital’s intensive care supported by donations from Star Wars enthusiasts

Undiagnosed baby in Mattel Children’s Hospital’s intensive care supported by donations from Star Wars enthusiasts

June 26, 2011 – The past few months of Leah Esquenazi’s life have gone from calm to scary and back to calm, over and over again. And this has been most of her life. The four-month-old lives in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, suffering from an unusual group of symptoms that her doctors have been unable to diagnose.

Esquenazi has become something of an Internet sensation. There are prayer groups for the baby all over the world, and members of the Star Wars community "“ of which her parents are an enthusiastic part "“ have reached out to the family with donations.

You can read more about Leah or donate to her family here. [3:35]

This piece is part of the Daily Bruin's Orientation Issue 2011 coverage. To view the entire package of articles, columns and multimedia, please visit:
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"Undiagnosed baby in Mattel Children’s Hospital’s intensive care supported by donations from Star Wars enthusiasts"

June 26, 2011 – The past few months of Leah Esquenazi’s life have gone from calm to scary and back to calm, over and over again. And this has been most of her life. The four-month-old lives in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, suffering from an unusual group of symptoms that her doctors have been unable to diagnose.

Esquenazi has become something of an Internet sensation. There are prayer groups for the baby all over the world, and members of the Star Wars community "“ of which her parents are an enthusiastic part "“ have reached out to the family with donations.

You can read more about Leah or donate to her family here. [3:35]

This piece is part of the Daily Bruin's Orientation Issue 2011 coverage. To view the entire package of articles, columns and multimedia, please visit:
42875_web.6.6.gradissue.bannero.jpg

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Long Story Short: A UCLA staff member has puts the ups and downs of life into perspective

Long Story Short: A UCLA staff member has puts the ups and downs of life into perspective

In honor of the Au Naturale issue of prime magazine, Daily Bruin Radio asked people on campus about their essential beliefs and values. Stephen Collins works at the UCLA Lab School, and he stressed the importance of honestly learning from one's strengths and weaknesses. [0:53]

"Long Story Short: A UCLA staff member has puts the ups and downs of life into perspective"

In honor of the Au Naturale issue of prime magazine, Daily Bruin Radio asked people on campus about their essential beliefs and values. Stephen Collins works at the UCLA Lab School, and he stressed the importance of honestly learning from one's strengths and weaknesses. [0:53]

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