Tuesday, September 18

Robert Englund (back row, third from the left) poses at a British excavation site of a mound called Jemdet Nasr in 1998. (Courtesy of Robert Englund)

Retiring professors leave behind legacy of passion for Near Eastern archaeology

Two longtime faculty members from the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology are retiring this month. Professors Elizabeth Carter and Robert Englund will be retiring after multiple decades of teaching at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Robert Englund (back row, third from the left) poses at a British excavation site of a mound called Jemdet Nasr in 1998. (Courtesy of Robert Englund)

Robert Englund (back row, third from the left) poses at a British excavation site of a mound called Jemdet Nasr in 1998. (Courtesy of Robert Englund)

David Sears, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology, is retiring after almost 60 years of teaching at UCLA. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Retiring psychology professor reflects on, encourages interdisciplinary research

David Sears said he once flirted with former President Barack Obama during a photo opportunity. “He said, ‘Where do you teach?’ and I said UCLA, and he said, ‘Oh, my wife was just there last spring and she said it was such a beautiful campus,’” Sears said. Read more...

Photo: David Sears, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology, is retiring after almost 60 years of teaching at UCLA. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

David Sears, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology, is retiring after almost 60 years of teaching at UCLA. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

AFSCME Local 3299, the UC service workers' union, held a three-day strike in May after negotiations with the University of California stalled. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The Year in Protest

UCLA has had nearly a century of student activism, and this year is no exception. Here is an overview of demonstrations that happened this year, how their respective movements have progressed and where people think the movements are going. Read more...

Photo: AFSCME Local 3299, the UC service workers' union, held a three-day strike in May after negotiations with the University of California stalled. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

AFSCME Local 3299, the UC service workers' union, held a three-day strike in May after negotiations with the University of California stalled. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Sylvie Vaught is graduating UCLA in June with a master's in cinema and media studies, while her daughter Chloe Vaught attends UCLA's undergraduate program. (Courtesy of Sylvie Vaught)

Mother, daughter share experiences together as UCLA students

Chloe Vaught and her mother Sylvie Vaught screamed and jumped around the house when they learned they would be attending UCLA at the same time. When Sylvie Vaught finished her undergraduate degree in 2016, her daughter, Chloe Vaught, was admitted to UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Sylvie Vaught is graduating UCLA in June with a master's in cinema and media studies, while her daughter Chloe Vaught attends UCLA's undergraduate program. (Courtesy of Sylvie Vaught)

Sylvie Vaught is graduating UCLA in June with a master's in cinema and media studies, while her daughter Chloe Vaught attends UCLA's undergraduate program. (Courtesy of Sylvie Vaught)


(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Life Sciences forms new committee to help students navigate core classes

A new committee will gather student feedback to improve the curriculum for core life science classes. Navi Sidhu, an undergraduate representative for Associated Students UCLA, said he created the Life Science Core Student Advisory and Communication Committee on May 29, with the approval of Dean of UCLA Life Sciences Victoria Sork, to increase collaboration between Life Sciences Core Education administrators and students. Read more...

Photo: (Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

Dean of Social Sciences Darnell Hunt created the LA Social Science e-Forum as a platform for professors to talk about their research with students, other professors and people outside of UCLA. (Courtesy of Darnell Hunt)

New e-forum to facilitate spread of social science research within LA community

UCLA faculty can showcase their research and connect it to current events on a new online forum that aims to spread awareness about social science research. Read more...

Photo: Dean of Social Sciences Darnell Hunt created the LA Social Science e-Forum as a platform for professors to talk about their research with students, other professors and people outside of UCLA. (Courtesy of Darnell Hunt)

Dean of Social Sciences Darnell Hunt created the LA Social Science e-Forum as a platform for professors to talk about their research with students, other professors and people outside of UCLA. (Courtesy of Darnell Hunt)


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