Monday, December 9

(Rachel Bai/Daily Bruin)
(Rachel Bai/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumni Scott Mulligan and Joseph Marynak refer to themselves as "urban explorers." During their time at college, they scaled multiple campus buildings and explored UCLA's underground tunnels. (Courtesy of Mackenzie Murphy)
UCLA alumni Scott Mulligan and Joseph Marynak refer to themselves as "urban explorers." During their time at college, they scaled multiple campus buildings and explored UCLA's underground tunnels. (Courtesy of Mackenzie Murphy)

The Saddleridge fire has continued to burn Saturday, impacting the air quality on campus. A BruinAlert advised sensitive individuals, such as people with pre-existing heart and lung conditions, to avoid strenuous activity outdoors because of unhealthy air conditions Saturday morning. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The Saddleridge fire has continued to burn Saturday, impacting the air quality on campus. A BruinAlert advised sensitive individuals, such as people with pre-existing heart and lung conditions, to avoid strenuous activity outdoors because of unhealthy air conditions Saturday morning. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kelly Lytle Hernández, a professor of history and African American studies, was announced in September as one of 26 recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant award. Hernández was one of only two historians to receive the award this year. (Courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
Kelly Lytle Hernández, a professor of history and African American studies, was announced in September as one of 26 recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant award. Hernández was one of only two historians to receive the award this year. (Courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

(Andrea Grigsby/Illustrations director)
(Andrea Grigsby/Illustrations director)

From Students Organize for Syria at UCLA, co-President Serene Hadaya, co-President Venus Eltaki and Vice President Aya Ghoneum (left to right) are helping to host a community health fair for refugees. (Courtesy of Aya Ghoneum)
From Students Organize for Syria at UCLA, co-President Serene Hadaya, co-President Venus Eltaki and Vice President Aya Ghoneum (left to right) are helping to host a community health fair for refugees. (Courtesy of Aya Ghoneum)

Under the Undergraduate Student Initiated Education program, third-year and fourth-year students can develop and teach a one-unit seminar with the help of faculty supervisors and a chosen advisor over the course of the year. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA program offers seminars developed, facilitated by undergraduate students

Alejandra Cervantes is teaching fellow undergraduate students how to improve STEM teaching in higher education through her own credit-bearing class. Cervantes, a fourth-year mathematics and computer science student, created a seminar called “Lifelong Kindergarten: Reimagining STEM Higher Education Pedagogy” through the Undergraduate Student Initiated Education program. Read more...

Under the Undergraduate Student Initiated Education program, third-year and fourth-year students can develop and teach a one-unit seminar with the help of faculty supervisors and a chosen advisor over the course of the year. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)