Thursday, June 27

Alumna Aydinaneth Ortiz created a series called "Ingredients," in which she photographed common objects used in the synthesis of crystal meth. She said the dangers of drug addiction affect her own life, as her brother self-medicates his schizophrenia. (Courtesy of Juan Manuel Valenzuela)

Alumna’s photo series reifies dangers of drugs using everyday household items

Ingredients commonly used in crystal methamphetamine can be found in your everyday household products. Readily available commodities like isopropyl alcohol, brake fluid and battery cleaner are sometimes used in the synthesis of the drug, said Aydinaneth Ortiz. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Aydinaneth Ortiz created a series called "Ingredients," in which she photographed common objects used in the synthesis of crystal meth. She said the dangers of drug addiction affect her own life, as her brother self-medicates his schizophrenia. (Courtesy of Juan Manuel Valenzuela)

Alumna Aydinaneth Ortiz created a series called "Ingredients," in which she photographed common objects used in the synthesis of crystal meth. She said the dangers of drug addiction affect her own life, as her brother self-medicates his schizophrenia. (Courtesy of Juan Manuel Valenzuela)

UCLA alumna Kay Mouradian wrote the book “My Mother’s Voice" on which an upcoming musical is based. The story is based on her mother, who lived through the Armenian genocide.
(Courtesy of Kay Mouradian)

Musical ‘A Journey of Angels’ brings Armenian genocide survivor’s story to stage

A developing musical will share the story of one girl who survived the Armenian genocide. Titled “A Journey of Angels,” the production focuses on 14-year-old Flora, who is deported to the Syrian desert during the Armenian genocide. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Kay Mouradian wrote the book “My Mother’s Voice" on which an upcoming musical is based. The story is based on her mother, who lived through the Armenian genocide. (Courtesy of Kay Mouradian)

UCLA alumna Kay Mouradian wrote the book “My Mother’s Voice" on which an upcoming musical is based. The story is based on her mother, who lived through the Armenian genocide.
(Courtesy of Kay Mouradian)

"Hiro's Table," a documentary film by alumna Lynn Hamrick, chronicles 16 years in the life of Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo Obayashi as they pioneered the farm-to-table Japanese food scene in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Lynn Hamrick)

‘Hiro’s Table’ documents establishment of authentic Japanese restaurant in LA

“Hiro’s Table” follows a family coping with loss, success and the relentlessly fast-paced Los Angeles restaurant scene. UCLA alumna Lynn Hamrick directed, wrote and produced the documentary, which depicts master chef Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo Obayashi over the course of 16 years as they pioneer a new restaurant model in LA: an authentic Japanese farm-to-table eatery called Hirozen Gourmet. Read more...

Photo: "Hiro's Table," a documentary film by alumna Lynn Hamrick, chronicles 16 years in the life of Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo Obayashi as they pioneered the farm-to-table Japanese food scene in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Lynn Hamrick)

"Hiro's Table," a documentary film by alumna Lynn Hamrick, chronicles 16 years in the life of Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo Obayashi as they pioneered the farm-to-table Japanese food scene in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Lynn Hamrick)

Ally Gong, a fourth-year economics student, uses her YouTube channel to explore Korean makeup and skincare trends. She currently has more than 9,000 subscribers to her channel. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Ally Gong shares passion for Korean beauty trends on self-made YouTube channel

Ally Gong visited Seoul, South Korea, to study marketing and management, and returned to UCLA with a newfound interest in makeup and skin care. The fourth-year economics student’s YouTube channel, which has over 9,000 subscribers, is based around her interests in beauty, fashion and travel. Read more...

Photo: Ally Gong, a fourth-year economics student, uses her YouTube channel to explore Korean makeup and skincare trends. She currently has more than 9,000 subscribers to her channel. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Ally Gong, a fourth-year economics student, uses her YouTube channel to explore Korean makeup and skincare trends. She currently has more than 9,000 subscribers to her channel. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Dim Sum House, which recently opened in Westwood, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Westwood’s new Dim Sum House provides mediocre-but-cheap Chinese cuisine

Sweet custard buns decorated with pig faces were the highlight of Dim Sum House. The Westwood restaurant, which opened in early April, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. Read more...

Photo: Dim Sum House, which recently opened in Westwood, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Dim Sum House, which recently opened in Westwood, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Guggenheim Fellowship recipients discuss their plans to pursue new projects

Professors are usually bound to their classrooms – but these three members of UCLA faculty will spend a year away to pursue their personal projects. Sylvan Oswald, an assistant playwriting professor, Lothar von Falkenhausen, a professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, and Elisabeth Le Guin, a musicology professor, are three of this year’s four UCLA professors who are Guggenheim Fellowship recipients. Read more...

Photo: Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

RefineLA goes beyond reselling clothes, promotes free expression of social issues

Nga Mai’s graphic design depicts a lone fisherman sailing on a nearly empty ocean; despite the lack of fish left in the sea, his boat is piled with them. Read more...

Photo: Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)


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