Wednesday, July 18

Robert Englund (back row, third from the left) poses at a British excavation site of a mound called Jemdet Nasr in 1998. (Courtesy of Robert Englund)

Retiring professors leave behind legacy of passion for Near Eastern archaeology

Two longtime faculty members from the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology are retiring this month. Professors Elizabeth Carter and Robert Englund will be retiring after multiple decades of teaching at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Robert Englund (back row, third from the left) poses at a British excavation site of a mound called Jemdet Nasr in 1998. (Courtesy of Robert Englund)

Robert Englund (back row, third from the left) poses at a British excavation site of a mound called Jemdet Nasr in 1998. (Courtesy of Robert Englund)

David Sears, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology, is retiring after almost 60 years of teaching at UCLA. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Retiring psychology professor reflects on, encourages interdisciplinary research

David Sears said he once flirted with former President Barack Obama during a photo opportunity. “He said, ‘Where do you teach?’ and I said UCLA, and he said, ‘Oh, my wife was just there last spring and she said it was such a beautiful campus,’” Sears said. Read more...

Photo: David Sears, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology, is retiring after almost 60 years of teaching at UCLA. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

David Sears, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology, is retiring after almost 60 years of teaching at UCLA. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

AFSCME Local 3299, the UC service workers' union, held a three-day strike in May after negotiations with the University of California stalled. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The Year in Protest

UCLA has had nearly a century of student activism, and this year is no exception. Here is an overview of demonstrations that happened this year, how their respective movements have progressed and where people think the movements are going. Read more...

Photo: AFSCME Local 3299, the UC service workers' union, held a three-day strike in May after negotiations with the University of California stalled. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

AFSCME Local 3299, the UC service workers' union, held a three-day strike in May after negotiations with the University of California stalled. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Sylvie Vaught is graduating UCLA in June with a master's in cinema and media studies, while her daughter Chloe Vaught attends UCLA's undergraduate program. (Courtesy of Sylvie Vaught)

Mother, daughter share experiences together as UCLA students

Chloe Vaught and her mother Sylvie Vaught screamed and jumped around the house when they learned they would be attending UCLA at the same time. When Sylvie Vaught finished her undergraduate degree in 2016, her daughter, Chloe Vaught, was admitted to UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Sylvie Vaught is graduating UCLA in June with a master's in cinema and media studies, while her daughter Chloe Vaught attends UCLA's undergraduate program. (Courtesy of Sylvie Vaught)

Sylvie Vaught is graduating UCLA in June with a master's in cinema and media studies, while her daughter Chloe Vaught attends UCLA's undergraduate program. (Courtesy of Sylvie Vaught)


Michael Skiles, an organizer with Westwood Forward, said he thinks the division of Westwood Village into two council districts will open the door to new businesses and an improved nightlife scene. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Community members hope new Westwood council will improve businesses, nightlife

Nightlife in Westwood Village may improve due to the passage of a vote to create a new neighborhood council in Westwood. The vote, which passed May 22, subdivided the old Westwood Neighborhood Council boundary into two smaller districts. Read more...

Photo: Michael Skiles, an organizer with Westwood Forward, said he thinks the division of Westwood Village into two council districts will open the door to new businesses and an improved nightlife scene. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Michael Skiles, an organizer with Westwood Forward, said he thinks the division of Westwood Village into two council districts will open the door to new businesses and an improved nightlife scene. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)



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