Saturday, August 24

The Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program was honored for its 50th anniversary in a Los Angeles Dodgers pregame ceremony on Aug. 10. The program lets high school students shadow medical professionals at work. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Dodgers honor 50th anniversary of Los Angeles Pediatric Society medical program

This post was updated Aug. 18 at 10:43 p.m. When Alexis Briano started high school in 2015, she hoped to join a club at her school for students interested in pursuing medicine, but found nothing. Read more...

Photo: The Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program was honored for its 50th anniversary in a Los Angeles Dodgers pregame ceremony on Aug. 10. The program lets high school students shadow medical professionals at work. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program was honored for its 50th anniversary in a Los Angeles Dodgers pregame ceremony on Aug. 10. The program lets high school students shadow medical professionals at work. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

USAC recap – August 14

The Undergraduate Students Association Council is the official student government representing the undergraduate student body at UCLA. Council meetings take place every two weeks in the summer in the Bruin Viewpoint Room and are open to all students. Read more...


An Aleppo pine tree fell near Powell Library on Monday. The Facilities Management grounds team will be working on clearing the area Monday and Tuesday. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Fallen tree blocks path near Powell Library, root cause of fall unknown

A tree fell near Powell Library on Monday, blocking a main path to North Campus. The tree, an Aleppo pine, was reported as fallen at 7:48 a.m., said Nurit Katz, executive officer of Facilities Management. Read more...

Photo: An Aleppo pine tree fell near Powell Library on Monday. The Facilities Management grounds team will be working on clearing the area Monday and Tuesday. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

An Aleppo pine tree fell near Powell Library on Monday. The Facilities Management grounds team will be working on clearing the area Monday and Tuesday. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

John Duncan, a professor in the Asian languages and cultures department, retired in June. Duncan, who served in Korea during the Vietnam War, helped create the Center of Korean studies when he arrived to UCLA in 1989.(Courtesy of Peggy McInerny/UCLA)

Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies retires, looks to further research

When John Duncan announced he was retiring as director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, former students from across the world flew back to Los Angeles to say goodbye. Read more...

Photo: John Duncan, a professor in the Asian languages and cultures department, retired in June. Duncan, who served in Korea during the Vietnam War, helped create the Center of Korean studies when he arrived to UCLA in 1989.(Courtesy of Peggy McInerny/UCLA)

John Duncan, a professor in the Asian languages and cultures department, retired in June. Duncan, who served in Korea during the Vietnam War, helped create the Center of Korean studies when he arrived to UCLA in 1989.(Courtesy of Peggy McInerny/UCLA)


The Undergraduate Students Association Council held a special meeting with election board chair Kyana Shajari to address her lack of progress in making appointments to the board or officially editing the election code before July 30. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Possible delay in fall election as USAC election board chair fails to meet deadline

Undergraduate student officials addressed the election board’s failure to meet deadlines at a special meeting Wednesday. The Undergraduate Students Association Council held a meeting Aug. 7 with election board chair and fourth-year psychology student Kyana Shajari to discuss her failure to fill spots on the USAC election board and approve election codes by July 30, a deadline set by the council in May. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council held a special meeting with election board chair Kyana Shajari to address her lack of progress in making appointments to the board or officially editing the election code before July 30. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council held a special meeting with election board chair Kyana Shajari to address her lack of progress in making appointments to the board or officially editing the election code before July 30. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

The psychology department’s executive committee recently voted to officially ban the informal, yet, traditional practice of graduate students providing food for their thesis defense (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

Committee votes to end department tradition despite opposition from senior faculty

A UCLA graduate school executive committee passed a policy July 29 preventing graduate students from catering food at their thesis defenses. The psychology department’s executive committee voted to end the tradition of students bringing food to their thesis defenses after a Science Magazine article brought the stresses this tradition caused for students to light, said Anna Lau, head of the UCLA psychology department executive committee and a psychology professor. Read more...

Photo: The psychology department’s executive committee recently voted to officially ban the informal, yet, traditional practice of graduate students providing food for their thesis defense (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

The psychology department’s executive committee recently voted to officially ban the informal, yet, traditional practice of graduate students providing food for their thesis defense (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)