Wednesday, April 26

The USAC external vice president's office wants to pressure the university to take more concrete measures, such as educating students about self-protection, to prevent gun violence on campus. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Panelists discuss ideas for gun control at Kerckhoff event

Activists and experts shared their opinions about gun control and how students can protect themselves against gun violence on campus at an event Wednesday evening. Four speakers discussed their ideas for and against gun control at a panel called “Guns and Our Community.” The Undergraduate Students Association Council external vice president’s office held the event at the Kerckhoff Grand Salon to commemorate the campus shooting which occurred about one year ago. Read more...

The USAC external vice president's office wants to pressure the university to take more concrete measures, such as educating students about self-protection, to prevent gun violence on campus. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)


John Tawfik (left) and Ojas Deshpande (right) are co-founders and coordinators for Project Health Literacy, a new research project that aims to improve patient care at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)
John Tawfik (left) and Ojas Deshpande (right) are co-founders and coordinators for Project Health Literacy, a new research project that aims to improve patient care at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Jessica Lynch Alfaro, an anthropology associate professor, said if an opossum gets hit by a car, sometimes the babies in the pouch survive and may be fostered by people. In Los Angeles, it is a more common practice to take them to the California Wildlife Center. (Courtesy of Jessica Lynch Alfaro)
Jessica Lynch Alfaro, an anthropology associate professor, said if an opossum gets hit by a car, sometimes the babies in the pouch survive and may be fostered by people. In Los Angeles, it is a more common practice to take them to the California Wildlife Center. (Courtesy of Jessica Lynch Alfaro)

Udaya Kumar, a postdoctoral researcher working with neurology professor Richard Staba, monitors and analyzes the electrical brain activity of lab animals. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)
Udaya Kumar, a postdoctoral researcher working with neurology professor Richard Staba, monitors and analyzes the electrical brain activity of lab animals. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Panelists at the Hammer Museum discussed the Food and Drug Administration's ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men Tuesday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)
Panelists at the Hammer Museum discussed the Food and Drug Administration's ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men Tuesday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA Center for World Health hosted a panel discussing Latin American health care Thursday, as part of the newly launched Latin America Initiative. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA collaborates in programs to help improve Latin American health care

UCLA medical scholars and residents are collaborating with medical workers in Latin America to provide better health care. At a panel hosted by the UCLA Center for World Health on Thursday, three physicians from the David Geffen School of Medicine and a physician from Nicaragua discussed the health care projects they are leading in underserved Latin American areas. Read more...

The UCLA Center for World Health hosted a panel discussing Latin American health care Thursday, as part of the newly launched Latin America Initiative. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)


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