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Geoffrey Mess, a UCLA mathematics professor who was known for his curiosity, died on Aug. 8 at the age of 54. (Courtesy of Anna Ramos)

Geoffrey Mess, a UCLA mathematics professor who was known for his insight and exuberant curiosity, died on Aug. 8 at the age of 54. Mess was recognized for his driven personality even at a young age and known as one of the top researchers in the field of topology, a subgroup in mathematics that studies geometric properties and spatial relations. More »

Investment managers Donnalisa and William M. Barnum, Jr. donated $1.5 million to the UCLA Anderson School of Management to establish an endowed chair in management. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A prominent L.A. couple recently donated $1.5 million to the UCLA Anderson School of Management, creating an endowed term chair in management in their name. Donnalisa Barnum, an Anderson School of Management alumna, and her husband William Barnum Jr., funded the endowment to support the teaching and research efforts of distinguished faculty, according to a school press release. More »

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