Friday, April 20

The Department of Veterans Affairs will assign parking spots to homeless U.S. veterans at its West Los Angeles location to help them access social services and, eventually, housing. (Daily Bruin file photo)

VA to provide parking spots in West Los Angeles for homeless veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer parking spots to homeless U.S. veterans at its West Los Angeles location. City Councilmember Mike Bonin said assigned spots will be provided for the homeless who live in their cars in the next two weeks to help them access social services and, eventually, housing. Read more...

Photo: The Department of Veterans Affairs will assign parking spots to homeless U.S. veterans at its West Los Angeles location to help them access social services and, eventually, housing. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Department of Veterans Affairs will assign parking spots to homeless U.S. veterans at its West Los Angeles location to help them access social services and, eventually, housing. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a CrossCheck Live event as part of the university’s sexual harassment awareness week. Panel members discussed institutional blind spots in providing support services for sexual harassment and assault victims. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Panel discusses how UCLA can prevent sexual assault, support survivors

University officials and legal experts said institutions must increase support for victims of sexual harassment and hold harassers accountable at an event Tuesday. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a CrossCheck Live event as part of the university’s inaugural sexual violence and sexual harassment awareness week. Read more...

Photo: The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a CrossCheck Live event as part of the university’s sexual harassment awareness week. Panel members discussed institutional blind spots in providing support services for sexual harassment and assault victims. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a CrossCheck Live event as part of the university’s sexual harassment awareness week. Panel members discussed institutional blind spots in providing support services for sexual harassment and assault victims. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)



Monroe Gorden Jr. has been appointed as vice chancellor of student affairs. He has served as interim vice chancellor since July 2016.(Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA announces appointment of new vice chancellor of student affairs

UCLA formally appointed the new vice chancellor of student affairs Monday. Scott Waugh, executive vice chancellor and provost, said in a statement the university decided to appoint Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Monroe Gorden Jr. Read more...

Photo: Monroe Gorden Jr. has been appointed as vice chancellor of student affairs. He has served as interim vice chancellor since July 2016.(Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Monroe Gorden Jr. has been appointed as vice chancellor of student affairs. He has served as interim vice chancellor since July 2016.(Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)

Professor remembered for developing heritage language learning, dies at 71

Olga Kagan dedicated the last two decades of her life to a community that is often overlooked in language instruction. She helped pioneer heritage language learning designed specifically for children of immigrants who speak a language other than English at home but cannot read or write it very well. Read more...

Photo: Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)

Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)

Researchers at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior examined a group of 35 middle-aged and older adults and found a correlation between increased sedentary behavior and reduced thickness of the medial temporal lobe, a region of the brain critical for memory formation. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers find correlation between sedentary behavior and the brain

UCLA researchers found that individuals who spend too much time sitting down may be more likely to have memory impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published Thursday, researchers at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior examined a group of 35 middle-aged and older adults and found a correlation between increased sedentary behavior and reduced thickness of the medial temporal lobe, a region of the brain critical for memory formation. Read more...

Photo: Researchers at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior examined a group of 35 middle-aged and older adults and found a correlation between increased sedentary behavior and reduced thickness of the medial temporal lobe, a region of the brain critical for memory formation. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior examined a group of 35 middle-aged and older adults and found a correlation between increased sedentary behavior and reduced thickness of the medial temporal lobe, a region of the brain critical for memory formation. (Daily Bruin file photo)