Thursday, July 18

Yahya Rahmat-Samii, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering, received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11. He was honored for his work teaching and researching in the field of electromagnetic communications. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Engineering professor awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor for antenna work

Yahya Rahmat-Samii’s lifelong passion for mathematics and space brought him from Iran to the United States to research antennas in the field of electromagnetics. “Like van Gogh used his brush to paint on canvas, so electromagnetic scientists are artists who use their antennae to paint electromagnetic waves,” he said. Read more...

Photo: Yahya Rahmat-Samii, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering, received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11. He was honored for his work teaching and researching in the field of electromagnetic communications. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Yahya Rahmat-Samii, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering, received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11. He was honored for his work teaching and researching in the field of electromagnetic communications. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Steven Shafer, supervising attorney for the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Minors and UCLA law school alumnus, spoke at the inaugural Immigrant Youth Speaker Series, an event hosted by the Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Panel discusses psychological impact of border centers of detained immigrant youth

Lisa Gantz said her experience working with immigrant children at a detention center in Brownsville, Texas, inspired her to create a task force at UCLA dedicated to helping immigrant youths at the Mexico-U.S. Read more...

Photo: Steven Shafer, supervising attorney for the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Minors and UCLA law school alumnus, spoke at the inaugural Immigrant Youth Speaker Series, an event hosted by the Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Steven Shafer, supervising attorney for the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Minors and UCLA law school alumnus, spoke at the inaugural Immigrant Youth Speaker Series, an event hosted by the Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA updated its policy for animals on campus after several students and visitors attempted to pass off their animals as service dogs. The policy will not affect campus therapy dogs events.(Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

New policy aims to prevent misrepresentation, disruption of service animals

UCLA updated its animal access policy to clarify which animals are allowed in campus buildings after several students attempted to pass off their dogs as service dogs. Read more...

Photo: UCLA updated its policy for animals on campus after several students and visitors attempted to pass off their animals as service dogs. The policy will not affect campus therapy dogs events.(Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA updated its policy for animals on campus after several students and visitors attempted to pass off their animals as service dogs. The policy will not affect campus therapy dogs events.(Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


Marcus Hunter, the African American studies department chair and a sociology professor said ethnic studies emerged thanks to student activism. Hunter also coined the hashtag Black Lives Matter. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

The Centennial Issue: Forging the Future

or Jan Reiff, activism means caring about issues beyond one’s self and then acting to make positive change on those issues. “It’s where you harness your emotions and your strong feelings to figure out how to make that turn into something,” said Reiff, a history professor. Read more...

Photo: Marcus Hunter, the African American studies department chair and a sociology professor said ethnic studies emerged thanks to student activism. Hunter also coined the hashtag Black Lives Matter. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Marcus Hunter, the African American studies department chair and a sociology professor said ethnic studies emerged thanks to student activism. Hunter also coined the hashtag Black Lives Matter. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations Director)

The Centennial Issue: The Big One

Books were tossed from library shelves. Asbestos rained from ceilings. Windows broke and tiles and bricks came loose across campus. Buildings flooded and chemicals spilled. Students living in apartments gathered in the streets to wait out the power outage together. Read more...

Photo: (Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations Director)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations Director)


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