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(Jesse Wang/Daily Bruin contributor)
(Jesse Wang/Daily Bruin contributor)

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Bill Dorfman, a UCLA alumnus, is a media personality and celebrity cosmetic dentist. He is also involved with LEAP, a nonprofit education foundation that organizes youth leadership programs at UCLA. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)
Bill Dorfman, a UCLA alumnus, is a media personality and celebrity cosmetic dentist. He is also involved with LEAP, a nonprofit education foundation that organizes youth leadership programs at UCLA. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Nick Desai, UCLA alumnus, spoke at the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series, which aims to connect students with industry professionals in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Courtesy of Heal)
Nick Desai, UCLA alumnus, spoke at the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series, which aims to connect students with industry professionals in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Courtesy of Heal)

Professor seeks to destigmatize MSG through taste test, lecture

About 30 students and faculty sampled chips, cured meats, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese to experience the fifth taste sensation, umami, Tuesday night. The taste test was part of a lecture by Sarah Tracy, an adjunct assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Women and Institute for Society and Genetics, about the history and societal perceptions of Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG. Read more...



(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)

Students, faculty work on sustainability report card for LA County

UCLA faculty and students will update the County of Los Angeles’ sustainability grade based on its air quality and use of sustainable energy. The report card is a project led by the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, a research initiative out of the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, which aims to make Los Angeles County environmentally sustainable by 2050. Read more...

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