Friday, July 20




UCLA to increase international enrollment

No one asked Yucong Wang to deliver a presentation to his high school about applying to American universities. He just did it. "Not that many people know the way to the universities here," said Wang, a second-year electrical engineering student. He focused less on UCLA and more on broad topics like the SAT in his 2009 talk, while fellow students in his small city in eastern China listened closely. Wang did, however, plug a city he loves particularly for the weather and the Lakers. The number of international freshman applicants to UCLA rose by 40 percent this fall. Read more...


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Publication bias creates problems in research process

A study published in a research journal often becomes accepted ideology in the scientific community, influencing decisions made by medical professionals, researchers and the general public. Yet the pressure to publish positive results in journals sometimes leads to the publication of misleading or inaccurate studies "“ the same studies used to determine which drugs doctors prescribe to patients, or whether or not to administer vaccines to children. Read more...

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Peter Bradley, assistant professor in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, is awaiting a decision regarding his tenure package. He teaches classes, publishes scientific papers and applies for grants, all of which help contribute to his candidacy for tenure.

UCLA Professor Peter Bradley’s wait for tenure approval

When it came to the tenure track, Peter Bradley was told to remember the f-word "“ focus.
That became a mantra during his time as an assistant professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. Read more...

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Peter Bradley, assistant professor in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, is awaiting a decision regarding his tenure package. He teaches classes, publishes scientific papers and applies for grants, all of which help contribute to his candidacy for tenure.

Peter Bradley, assistant professor in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, is awaiting a decision regarding his tenure package. He teaches classes, publishes scientific papers and applies for grants, all of which help contribute to his candidacy for tenure.


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