Sunday, May 27


The Academic Advancement Program has used funding from the Social Justice Referendum to hire more peer learning facilitators and provide them with additional work hours to attend class lectures and hold midterm and final review sessions. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Academic Advancement Program adds services with increased funds

A peer tutoring program has expanded its services with funds from increased student fees this academic year. The Academic Advancement Program, which provides peer learning and academic support to students, received additional funding from the Social Justice Referendum. Read more...

Photo: The Academic Advancement Program has used funding from the Social Justice Referendum to hire more peer learning facilitators and provide them with additional work hours to attend class lectures and hold midterm and final review sessions. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

The Academic Advancement Program has used funding from the Social Justice Referendum to hire more peer learning facilitators and provide them with additional work hours to attend class lectures and hold midterm and final review sessions. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Marissa Stevens, a graduate student in the department of Near Eastern languages and cultures, presented her research at the final round of the University of California Grad Slam in April. (Courtesy of Anastasiia Sapon)

Graduate student unearths ancient Egyptian life stories from burial texts

A UCLA student discovered that ancient Egyptians used material objects to construct their social identities just as people do today. Marissa Stevens, a graduate student in the department of Near Eastern languages and cultures, studied how ancient Egyptians used funerary papyri to convey social status and personalities by examining social documents buried with the dead. Read more...

Photo: Marissa Stevens, a graduate student in the department of Near Eastern languages and cultures, presented her research at the final round of the University of California Grad Slam in April. (Courtesy of Anastasiia Sapon)

Marissa Stevens, a graduate student in the department of Near Eastern languages and cultures, presented her research at the final round of the University of California Grad Slam in April. (Courtesy of Anastasiia Sapon)

Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jane and Terry Semel’s gift to help expand Healthy Campus Initiative

UCLA will establish a new center for its initiative to promote health and well-being on campus following a donation from philanthropists. Jane and Terry Semel’s contribution will allow for an expansion in research and programs related to the Healthy Campus Initiative, which was established in 2013. Read more...

Photo: Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Veggie Grill, an Irvine-based restaurant chain with a plant-based menu, will open Tuesday in Ackerman Student Union’s first-floor dining room. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Veggie Grill to sprout on campus, offers exclusively plant-based menu

This post was updated May 14 at 1:58 p.m. Students will have access to a new vegan dining option on campus starting Tuesday. Veggie Grill, an Irvine-based restaurant chain with a plant-based menu, will open Tuesday in Ackerman Student Union’s first-floor dining room. Read more...

Photo: Veggie Grill, an Irvine-based restaurant chain with a plant-based menu, will open Tuesday in Ackerman Student Union’s first-floor dining room. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Veggie Grill, an Irvine-based restaurant chain with a plant-based menu, will open Tuesday in Ackerman Student Union’s first-floor dining room. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Congressman Ted Lieu (right) pulled out of the UCLA School of Law's commencement ceremony Friday because of the University of California's ongoing labor dispute. Chancellor Gene Block (left) has instead been scheduled to give the speech. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Ted Lieu no longer to speak at UCLA School of Law commencement

Congressman Ted Lieu pulled out of the UCLA School of Law’s commencement Friday because of the University of California’s ongoing labor dispute. The law school announced Lieu, who represents the congressional district that includes UCLA and Westwood, would be its commencement speaker in March. Read more...

Photo: Congressman Ted Lieu (right) pulled out of the UCLA School of Law's commencement ceremony Friday because of the University of California's ongoing labor dispute. Chancellor Gene Block (left) has instead been scheduled to give the speech. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Congressman Ted Lieu (right) pulled out of the UCLA School of Law's commencement ceremony Friday because of the University of California's ongoing labor dispute. Chancellor Gene Block (left) has instead been scheduled to give the speech. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez said although the UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences website was affected by a cryptojacking campaign, UCLA patched the site after being notified by Drupal and removed the code causing the hijacking. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA website hacked, no student information or sensitive data affected

The UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences website was affected by a hack that converted websites into cryptocurrency mining platforms, the university confirmed Wednesday. Troy Mursch, a security researcher, said in his updated blog post Monday that UCLA’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences website was affected by a cryptojacking campaign that targeted vulnerable Drupal websites. Read more...

Photo: UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez said although the UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences website was affected by a cryptojacking campaign, UCLA patched the site after being notified by Drupal and removed the code causing the hijacking. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez said although the UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences website was affected by a cryptojacking campaign, UCLA patched the site after being notified by Drupal and removed the code causing the hijacking. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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