Sunday, September 23

Haya Kaliounji, a third-year physiological sciences student, created the nonprofit Rise Again to support people living in Syria. Her 
project helps create prosthetic limbs to help her old community in Aleppo. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student’s nonprofit provides prosthetics for people affected by Syrian war

Haya Kaliounji and her family were forced to flee their hometown in 2012 after a civil war broke out in Syria. After staying in Lebanon for six months, her family moved to the United States on her mother’s work visa in search of a new life in Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Haya Kaliounji, a third-year physiological sciences student, created the nonprofit Rise Again to support people living in Syria. Her project helps create prosthetic limbs to help her old community in Aleppo. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Haya Kaliounji, a third-year physiological sciences student, created the nonprofit Rise Again to support people living in Syria. Her 
project helps create prosthetic limbs to help her old community in Aleppo. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Mindy Lin, Carolina Rubini, Giulia Sperandio and Jeremiah Barnett are board members of Bruin Bridges, a new student organization that connects students to leaders in various industries who will advise and mentor them. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Mentorship organization to build bridges between Bruins, professionals

A new student-run organization aims to provide professional mentorship for students. Bruin Bridges, which launched in April and held its first meeting Friday, connects students to leaders in various industries who will advise and mentor them. Read more...

Photo: Mindy Lin, Carolina Rubini, Giulia Sperandio and Jeremiah Barnett are board members of Bruin Bridges, a new student organization that connects students to leaders in various industries who will advise and mentor them. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Mindy Lin, Carolina Rubini, Giulia Sperandio and Jeremiah Barnett are board members of Bruin Bridges, a new student organization that connects students to leaders in various industries who will advise and mentor them. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Families of garment, janitorial and domestic workers involved in UCLA Labor Center’s Parent Worker Project came to UCLA on Saturday to spend a day on campus and learn more about how they can access higher education. (courtesy of Wil Prada)

Children from working-class families invited to UCLA to see opportunities

Maria Mena, a janitor at Santa Monica College, brought her son to UCLA on Saturday to motivate him to pursue higher education. “A lot of kids in our community aren’t motivated to go to college because they don’t think it’s for them, so they don’t go,” she said. Read more...

Photo: Families of garment, janitorial and domestic workers involved in UCLA Labor Center’s Parent Worker Project came to UCLA on Saturday to spend a day on campus and learn more about how they can access higher education. (courtesy of Wil Prada)

Families of garment, janitorial and domestic workers involved in UCLA Labor Center’s Parent Worker Project came to UCLA on Saturday to spend a day on campus and learn more about how they can access higher education. (courtesy of Wil Prada)

Charles Goodwin, a professor emeritus in the department of applied linguistics, died on March 31 due to cancer. He was 74. (Courtesy of UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture)

Professor dies at 74, remembered for curiosity, linguistic advances

UCLA faculty remember Charles Goodwin for making strides in researchers’ understanding of human speech. Goodwin, a distinguished professor emeritus in the department of applied linguistics, died on March 31 due to cancer. Read more...

Photo: Charles Goodwin, a professor emeritus in the department of applied linguistics, died on March 31 due to cancer. He was 74. (Courtesy of UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture)

Charles Goodwin, a professor emeritus in the department of applied linguistics, died on March 31 due to cancer. He was 74. (Courtesy of UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture)

Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)

Professor remembered for developing heritage language learning, dies at 71

Olga Kagan dedicated the last two decades of her life to a community that is often overlooked in language instruction. She helped pioneer heritage language learning designed specifically for children of immigrants who speak a language other than English at home but cannot read or write it very well. Read more...

Photo: Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)

Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)

Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)

UCLA professor heads long-term evolutionary biology project on marmots

Daniel Blumstein’s office is filled with marmot souvenirs, ranging from a “marmot-Xing” sign, to marmot T-shirts and memes, to a casino advertisement featuring a marmot. Blumstein, a UCLA ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots, including marmot alarm calls, environmental conservation and the evolution of animal behavior. Read more...

Photo: Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)

Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)

Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed as editor in chief after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

City and crime editor Jacob Preal appointed as 2018-2019 editor in chief

The UCLA Communications Board appointed an assistant News editor as the next editor in chief of the Daily Bruin in a meeting Monday night. Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. Read more...

Photo: Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed as editor in chief after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed as editor in chief after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


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