Monday, September 25


Research recap: Schizophrenia, sustainability and diversity center

July 6 UCLA researchers found that people in early stages of schizophrenia were able to remember details of social interactions when given context clues. A study published by the researchers from the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior found that individuals at risk of schizophrenia were able to match a person’s face to a description of a social interaction the person was in, while individuals with chronic schizophrenia could not. Read more...


A $5 million gift from Morton La Kretz funded the new La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which features a welcome center with a multifunctioning classroom to attract more visitors. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Donation to UCLA botanical garden increases access with new pavilion

When Morton La Kretz was gathering swampy water at the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden about 50 years ago for a biology class experiment, he never thought he would end up sponsoring renovations at the garden. Read more...

Photo: A $5 million gift from Morton La Kretz funded the new La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which features a welcome center with a multifunctioning classroom to attract more visitors. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

A $5 million gift from Morton La Kretz funded the new La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which features a welcome center with a multifunctioning classroom to attract more visitors. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Science Policy Group at UCLA held a kickoff event in June which saw around 25 attendees. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Science Policy Group at UCLA offers avenue for research-based advocacy

Current and former UCLA doctoral students founded a group to advocate for more scientific input in public policy. The Science Policy Group at UCLA, created in May, held a kickoff event last month that saw around 25 attendees, said Jennifer Tribble, co-founder of the group and a doctoral student in neuroscience. Read more...

Photo: The Science Policy Group at UCLA held a kickoff event in June which saw around 25 attendees. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Science Policy Group at UCLA held a kickoff event in June which saw around 25 attendees. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Michael Jung, a distinguished chemistry and biochemistry professor, and his wife Alice Jung donated $1 million to establish the Michael and Alice Jung Endowed Chair in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. (Courtesy of Penny Jennings)

Professor and his wife donate $1 million for UCLA professorship fund

UCLA received a $1 million donation to endow a professorship in medical and drug research. Michael Jung, a distinguished chemistry and biochemistry professor, and his wife Alice Jung made the donation to establish the Michael and Alice Jung Endowed Chair in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, according to a UCLA press release on June 14. Read more...

Photo: Michael Jung, a distinguished chemistry and biochemistry professor, and his wife Alice Jung donated $1 million to establish the Michael and Alice Jung Endowed Chair in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. (Courtesy of Penny Jennings)

Michael Jung, a distinguished chemistry and biochemistry professor, and his wife Alice Jung donated $1 million to establish the Michael and Alice Jung Endowed Chair in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. (Courtesy of Penny Jennings)



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