Sunday, August 19



Hayley Weddle, a doctoral student in education studies at UC San Diego, was confirmed on July 18 as the 2018-2019 student regent-designate and the 2019-2020 student regent. (Courtesy of John Weng)

2018-2019 UC student regent-designate hopes to address educational inequities

A UC San Diego graduate student was confirmed on July 18 as the 2018-2019 student regent-designate and the 2019-2020 student regent. Hayley Weddle, a doctoral student in education studies, said her experiences as an undergraduate studenstudet, staff member and now graduate student at the University of California have prepared her for the role of advising the regents on student perspectives. Read more...

Photo: Hayley Weddle, a doctoral student in education studies at UC San Diego, was confirmed on July 18 as the 2018-2019 student regent-designate and the 2019-2020 student regent. (Courtesy of John Weng)

Hayley Weddle, a doctoral student in education studies at UC San Diego, was confirmed on July 18 as the 2018-2019 student regent-designate and the 2019-2020 student regent. (Courtesy of John Weng)


Greg Bryant, an associate professor in the department of communication, has been studying the nature of laughter for almost 10 years. His newest research built off a previous study he led in 2014 that indicated people could determine whether or not a laugh is genuine. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Study suggests people across world can distinguish between real, fake laughter

UCLA researchers found that people from different parts of the world are able to differentiate between real laughter and fake laughter. The study, which was published Wednesday, observed 884 participants from 21 countries across six continents. Read more...

Photo: Greg Bryant, an associate professor in the department of communication, has been studying the nature of laughter for almost 10 years. His newest research built off a previous study he led in 2014 that indicated people could determine whether or not a laugh is genuine. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Greg Bryant, an associate professor in the department of communication, has been studying the nature of laughter for almost 10 years. His newest research built off a previous study he led in 2014 that indicated people could determine whether or not a laugh is genuine. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, UCLA law students can receive the certificate upon completing five courses in environmental law and writing a supervised research paper on relevant topic areas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA School of Law adds specialization in environmental law

Students at the UCLA School of Law can now earn a specialization in environmental law. Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, said that the specialization was a long-term project fueled by both student interest and administrative planning. Read more...

Photo: Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, UCLA law students can receive the certificate upon completing five courses in environmental law and writing a supervised research paper on relevant topic areas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, UCLA law students can receive the certificate upon completing five courses in environmental law and writing a supervised research paper on relevant topic areas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Rising fourth-year biology and cognitive science student Shawn Schwartz shows off QR Chem, a website on which students can visualize chemical molecular structures by scanning QR codes on their phones. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student-developed tool brings 3D molecular models to smartphone screen

Chemistry students can now visualize 3D chemical structures by scanning a QR code with their smartphones. A team of undergraduate students developed an online tool, QR Chem, which provides QR codes that provide a link to a 3D image of a molecule. Read more...

Photo: Rising fourth-year biology and cognitive science student Shawn Schwartz shows off QR Chem, a website on which students can visualize chemical molecular structures by scanning QR codes on their phones. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Rising fourth-year biology and cognitive science student Shawn Schwartz shows off QR Chem, a website on which students can visualize chemical molecular structures by scanning QR codes on their phones. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)