Saturday, February 16

Derek Lee, a UCLA graduate student, had to take a leap of faith when he decided to get a cochlear implant due to profound hearing loss caused by his childhood cancer. Lee will be awarded the Cochlear Americas Graeme Clark Scholarship this week. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Cochlear Americas awards UCLA graduate student annual Graeme Clark Scholarship

At 18 months old, Derek Lee was diagnosed with cancer. Six months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments saved his life, but left him with profound hearing loss that led him to get a cochlear implant. Read more...

Photo: Derek Lee, a UCLA graduate student, had to take a leap of faith when he decided to get a cochlear implant due to profound hearing loss caused by his childhood cancer. Lee will be awarded the Cochlear Americas Graeme Clark Scholarship this week. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Derek Lee, a UCLA graduate student, had to take a leap of faith when he decided to get a cochlear implant due to profound hearing loss caused by his childhood cancer. Lee will be awarded the Cochlear Americas Graeme Clark Scholarship this week. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


Members of the Rocket Project will experience a restructuring in order to improve safety in the club. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Rocket club refines safety protocol in response to accidents at other universities

UCLA faculty will now exercise greater control over a student-run rocket club due to safety concerns. New members of Rocket Project at UCLA will be required to go through a more formalized curriculum that will provide more structured instruction on rocketry and safety. Read more...

Photo: Members of the Rocket Project will experience a restructuring in order to improve safety in the club. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Members of the Rocket Project will experience a restructuring in order to improve safety in the club. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, said self-censorship has become an increasingly worrying problem, especially in university classrooms. He added students should not be fearful of sharing their opinions with their peers and professors. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Law professors discuss free speech protections on college campuses

A law professor said all forms of free speech, including hate speech, should be protected on university campuses. John Villasenor, a professor at the UCLA School of Law, spoke with Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, about the First Amendment and its applications to business, higher education and politics at an event Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, said self-censorship has become an increasingly worrying problem, especially in university classrooms. He added students should not be fearful of sharing their opinions with their peers and professors. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, said self-censorship has become an increasingly worrying problem, especially in university classrooms. He added students should not be fearful of sharing their opinions with their peers and professors. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Gyanam Mahajan, an Asian languages and cultures professor, has been teaching a Hindi-Urdu language class at UCLA for over a decade. She said she hopes teaching both Hindi and Urdu as one language in her lectures can help students reconcile their differing views regarding controversial South Asian geopolitics. (Courtesy of Gyanam Manajan)

Class aims to bridge political divide between Hindi and Urdu languages

A UCLA professor aims to bridge the political and cultural divides between students of Indian and Pakistani heritage by bringing them together in a Hindi-Urdu language class. Read more...

Photo: Gyanam Mahajan, an Asian languages and cultures professor, has been teaching a Hindi-Urdu language class at UCLA for over a decade. She said she hopes teaching both Hindi and Urdu as one language in her lectures can help students reconcile their differing views regarding controversial South Asian geopolitics. (Courtesy of Gyanam Manajan)

Gyanam Mahajan, an Asian languages and cultures professor, has been teaching a Hindi-Urdu language class at UCLA for over a decade. She said she hopes teaching both Hindi and Urdu as one language in her lectures can help students reconcile their differing views regarding controversial South Asian geopolitics. (Courtesy of Gyanam Manajan)


Kevin de León, who has served in the state legislature for 12 years, is joining the Luskin School of Public Affairs faculty. De León unsuccessfully ran for a U.S. Senate seat and announced his intentions to run for LA City Council earlier this week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former state Sen. Kevin de León to teach public policy courses at UCLA

Kevin de León will join the UCLA faculty this spring. De León, former president pro tempore of the California State Senate, will teach courses in public policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Read more...

Photo: Kevin de León, who has served in the state legislature for 12 years, is joining the Luskin School of Public Affairs faculty. De León unsuccessfully ran for a U.S. Senate seat and announced his intentions to run for LA City Council earlier this week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Kevin de León, who has served in the state legislature for 12 years, is joining the Luskin School of Public Affairs faculty. De León unsuccessfully ran for a U.S. Senate seat and announced his intentions to run for LA City Council earlier this week. (Daily Bruin file photo)