Tuesday, September 25

Isadora Kosofsky, who graduated from UCLA in 2017, is a photojournalist who covers individuals in prison, senior citizens and developmentally disabled individuals. (Courtesy of Ryan Lash)

UCLA alumna named TED Fellow for photojournalism, filmmaking

Isadora Kosofsky was photographing a woman in a motel parking lot in New Mexico when she heard a gunshot. Kosofsky was afraid, but the woman she was documenting was used to witnessing displays of violence. Read more...

Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, who graduated from UCLA in 2017, is a photojournalist who covers individuals in prison, senior citizens and developmentally disabled individuals. (Courtesy of Ryan Lash)

Isadora Kosofsky, who graduated from UCLA in 2017, is a photojournalist who covers individuals in prison, senior citizens and developmentally disabled individuals. (Courtesy of Ryan Lash)

Süleyman Ari, who graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in political science in 2004, is now a professor of accessible education at Anadolu University in Turkey. (Photo courtesy of Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today)

Alumnus supports accessibility for visually impaired students

Süleyman Ari memorized the voices of each of his students in his discussion sections because that was the only way he could distinguish them. Ari, who graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in political science in 2004, was the only blind teaching assistant on campus from 2000 to 2005. Read more...

Photo: Süleyman Ari, who graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in political science in 2004, is now a professor of accessible education at Anadolu University in Turkey. (Photo courtesy of Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today)

Süleyman Ari, who graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in political science in 2004, is now a professor of accessible education at Anadolu University in Turkey. (Photo courtesy of Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today)

UCLA alumna Iris Cong was named a Hertz Fellow last week for her research in quantum computing. She is pictured here at the 2018 Engineering Awards dinner, where she was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Edward K. Rice Outstanding Bachelor's Student Award. (Courtesy of Iris Cong)

Alum receives Hertz Foundation fellowship at 18 for quantum computing research

Iris Cong entered UCLA at age 13 to study computer science. Now, at 18, she hopes to make inroads in quantum computing research. Cong, who graduated with a computer science degree in 2017 and is now pursuing a doctoral degree in physics at Harvard University, was selected as one of 10 Hertz Foundation Fellows last week. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Iris Cong was named a Hertz Fellow last week for her research in quantum computing. She is pictured here at the 2018 Engineering Awards dinner, where she was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Edward K. Rice Outstanding Bachelor's Student Award. (Courtesy of Iris Cong)

UCLA alumna Iris Cong was named a Hertz Fellow last week for her research in quantum computing. She is pictured here at the 2018 Engineering Awards dinner, where she was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Edward K. Rice Outstanding Bachelor's Student Award. (Courtesy of Iris Cong)

Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, talked about his journalistic background and how he plans on maintaining objectivity as a commentator. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Q&A: UCLA department chair discusses recent appointment as CNN commentator

Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, was appointed as the European affairs commentator for CNN, according to a UCLA press release. Read more...

Photo: Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, talked about his journalistic background and how he plans on maintaining objectivity as a commentator. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, talked about his journalistic background and how he plans on maintaining objectivity as a commentator. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Raja Bhattar, who served as the LGBT Campus Resource Center's director for seven years, advocated on behalf of transgender students and highlighted intersectionality and inclusivity within marginalized communities. (Courtesy of UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center)

LGBTQ center director moves to UChicago, leaves behind legacy of advocacy

Keanu Balani wasn’t sure what university to attend until they met Raja Bhattar on a tour of the LGBT Campus Resource Center. Bhattar gave them a warm welcome, and their hospitality was the reason Balani decided to attend UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Raja Bhattar, who served as the LGBT Campus Resource Center's director for seven years, advocated on behalf of transgender students and highlighted intersectionality and inclusivity within marginalized communities. (Courtesy of UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center)

Raja Bhattar, who served as the LGBT Campus Resource Center's director for seven years, advocated on behalf of transgender students and highlighted intersectionality and inclusivity within marginalized communities. (Courtesy of UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center)

Catherine Zhang, a second-year psychobiology student, is one of the co-authors of "Shattering the Glass Box," an anthology of personal stories written by seven women in the United States and the United Kingdom. The book was published Feb. 20. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Recently published anthology explores young women’s perspectives

Catherine Zhang confided in an openly gay student she had just met during a fraternity party her freshman year that she was bisexual. Her new friend responded by hugging her and inviting her to go to a gay club with him in the future. Read more...

Photo: Catherine Zhang, a second-year psychobiology student, is one of the co-authors of "Shattering the Glass Box," an anthology of personal stories written by seven women in the United States and the United Kingdom. The book was published Feb. 20. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Catherine Zhang, a second-year psychobiology student, is one of the co-authors of "Shattering the Glass Box," an anthology of personal stories written by seven women in the United States and the United Kingdom. The book was published Feb. 20. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA Intergroup Relations Program's Diversity Peer Leaders aims to inform students about campus issues like diversity, toxic masculinity and gun violence through art workshops and student-led discussions. (Paulina Lei/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Diversity Peer Leader interns facilitate social justice dialogues

A UCLA internship program aims to address social justice issues on campus through student-led discussions and art workshops. The UCLA Intergroup Relations Program’s Diversity Peer Leader internship program recruits students to organize and facilitate events that address campus issues like diversity, toxic masculinity and gun violence. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Intergroup Relations Program's Diversity Peer Leaders aims to inform students about campus issues like diversity, toxic masculinity and gun violence through art workshops and student-led discussions. (Paulina Lei/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA Intergroup Relations Program's Diversity Peer Leaders aims to inform students about campus issues like diversity, toxic masculinity and gun violence through art workshops and student-led discussions. (Paulina Lei/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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