Monday, September 23

Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Roundtable talk to examine roles of women in medieval society, rediscover gold

Objects are more privileged than subjects, Sara Burdorff suggests in UCLA’s next Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable. Typically, men in Anglo-Saxon literature are viewed as the subjects – nonmarginalized, active players. Read more...

Photo: Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Professor’s podcast unmasks science behind superheroes and sci-fi

Thanos had to break a few laws of nature before he eradicated half of the universe with a snap. Topics similar to the Marvel villain’s defiance of physics are addressed in “The Biology of Superheroes Podcast,” hosted by Shane Campbell-Staton, a UCLA ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor. Read more...

Photo: Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)

Class strips stigma from pole-dancing, trades fetishization for self-expression

Students will pole-dance to find their inner power on Friday, said TaMisha Greathouse. In honor of this year’s Sex Week, a beginner pole-dancing class will be held in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. Read more...

Photo: Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)

Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)

Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

LA Times Festival of Books showcases live poetry readings, cooking demonstrations

Festival weekend calls for celebrities and good music – and thousands of books. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returned to the University of Southern California campus from Saturday to Sunday, continuing its annual tradition of literary-focused programming. Read more...

Photo: Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Exhibit to highlight Syrian textile culture by showcasing upper-class garments

This post was updated April 16 at 9:03 p.m. Robes with metallic accents once served as the fashion of upper-class individuals in Syria. Such traditions will be brought into the present through “Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria,” an exhibition running through Aug. Read more...

Photo: Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Jane Lee (right) and her boyfriend Jady Pham run a YouTube channel together under the name JaneandJady. The couple met at their medical school orientation in 2014, and now use YouTube as a platform to discuss their experiences as medical school graduates and current anesthesiology residents. (Courtesy of Jane Lee and Jady Pham)

Alumna’s co-run YouTube channel provides realistic insight to pre-med students

Alumna Jane Lee met her boyfriend Jady Pham at their medical school orientation in 2014. The couple now runs a YouTube channel together with over 100,000 subscribers based on their experiences as anesthesiology residents and medical school graduates. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Jane Lee (right) and her boyfriend Jady Pham run a YouTube channel together under the name JaneandJady. The couple met at their medical school orientation in 2014, and now use YouTube as a platform to discuss their experiences as medical school graduates and current anesthesiology residents. (Courtesy of Jane Lee and Jady Pham)

Alumna Jane Lee (right) and her boyfriend Jady Pham run a YouTube channel together under the name JaneandJady. The couple met at their medical school orientation in 2014, and now use YouTube as a platform to discuss their experiences as medical school graduates and current anesthesiology residents. (Courtesy of Jane Lee and Jady Pham)

Caroline Chou, a first-year film and television student, visited The Egg House on Melrose Avenue. One room has a pink and blue basketball court featuring egg yolks as balls. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Pop-up review: With mishmash of unrelated exhibits, the Egg House isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

The latest pop-up on Melrose Avenue takes the egg out of egg-cellent. The first Egg House opened in New York City in 2018 and from there traveled to Shanghai and will now be in Los Angeles until April 28. Read more...

Photo: Caroline Chou, a first-year film and television student, visited The Egg House on Melrose Avenue. One room has a pink and blue basketball court featuring egg yolks as balls. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Caroline Chou, a first-year film and television student, visited The Egg House on Melrose Avenue. One room has a pink and blue basketball court featuring egg yolks as balls. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)


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