Tuesday, November 21

Applications for students to serve on the new systemwide Title IX Office Student Advisory Board, which aims to increase student input on sexual violence and its prevention, opened Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC opens applications for new student-run Title IX advisory board

Students in a new University of California advisory board will provide more input on sexual violence and prevention. Applications to serve on the board opened Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Applications for students to serve on the new systemwide Title IX Office Student Advisory Board, which aims to increase student input on sexual violence and its prevention, opened Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Applications for students to serve on the new systemwide Title IX Office Student Advisory Board, which aims to increase student input on sexual violence and its prevention, opened Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California board of regents met at UC San Francisco for the final day of its bi-monthly meeting. Regents approved action items passed committees the previous day and discussed the results of an investigation that found the UC Office of the President improperly interfered in a state audit. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC Regents recap – Nov. 16

Board Judith Gutierrez, UC Student Association president, said UCSA released a report that featured the stories of 13 undocumented students. Gutierrez added UCSA is releasing a regents report card that assigns regents with grades on their visibility on campuses and voting stances. Read more...

Photo: The University of California board of regents met at UC San Francisco for the final day of its bi-monthly meeting. Regents approved action items passed committees the previous day and discussed the results of an investigation that found the UC Office of the President improperly interfered in a state audit. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California board of regents met at UC San Francisco for the final day of its bi-monthly meeting. Regents approved action items passed committees the previous day and discussed the results of an investigation that found the UC Office of the President improperly interfered in a state audit. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers have found the protein FHOD1 actually increases the assembly rates of actin, which is a protein involved in muscle contraction and cell connectivity. (Courtesy of Aanand Patel)

UCLA researchers discover novel role for protein involved in muscles

UCLA researchers have found a new role for a protein involved in muscle function. In a study published Nov. 10, researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry discovered a new role for the human protein FHOD1 in accelerating the assembly of actin, one of the main proteins in the structure of muscles. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers have found the protein FHOD1 actually increases the assembly rates of actin, which is a protein involved in muscle contraction and cell connectivity. (Courtesy of Aanand Patel)

UCLA researchers have found the protein FHOD1 actually increases the assembly rates of actin, which is a protein involved in muscle contraction and cell connectivity. (Courtesy of Aanand Patel)

Members of Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, local homeowners and business owners that wants to create a new neighborhood council, held a town hall meeting Thursday to collect feedback on the new council proposal. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)

Westwood Forward talks proposed new neighborhood council at town hall

Student leaders said at a town hall meeting Thursday they want to create a more representative and democratic council to represent Westwood. Westwood Forward, a student-run coalition that is also comprised of local homeowners and business owners, held a town hall meeting in Ackerman Union to address more than 45 members of the public about plans to subdivide the Westwood Neighborhood Council. Read more...

Photo: Members of Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, local homeowners and business owners that wants to create a new neighborhood council, held a town hall meeting Thursday to collect feedback on the new council proposal. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)

Members of Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, local homeowners and business owners that wants to create a new neighborhood council, held a town hall meeting Thursday to collect feedback on the new council proposal. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)

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Regents recap – Nov. 15

The governing board of the University of California met for the second day of its November meeting at UC San Francisco on Wednesday. Compliance and audit committee Rachel Nava, executive vice president and chief operating office of the UC Office of the President, said she thinks the first phase of implementing recommendations from the California State Auditor is fully complete. Read more...

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University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized after a UC Regents investigation found the UC Office of the President improperly interfered with California State Audit surveys. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Investigation finds UCOP interfered with state audit of office

University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday after an investigation found she approved a plan to coordinate survey responses to a state audit of the UC Office of the President released in April. Read more...

Photo: University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized after a UC Regents investigation found the UC Office of the President improperly interfered with California State Audit surveys. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized after a UC Regents investigation found the UC Office of the President improperly interfered with California State Audit surveys. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)

Assistant professor awarded for research on neuromuscular disorders

A UCLA assistant clinical professor aims to improve the quality of life for children with neuromuscular disorders. Rachel Thompson, an associate director of the UCLA/Orthopedic Institute for Children Center for Cerebral Palsy and assistant clinical professor in orthopedics, received the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Research’s Mac Keith Press Promising Career Award in October. Read more...

Photo: Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)

Rachel Thompson, a clinical professor in orthopedics, found in an award-winning study that hip relocation surgery for a neuromuscular disease is not as effective as previously thought. (Courtesy of Rachel Thompson)