Wednesday, September 19

The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS), which aims to empower underrepresented groups in the sciences, held a Spring Science and Engineering Showcase to encourage community college students to pursue STEM in higher education. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

STEM event presents research opportunities for community college students

Local community college students toured UCLA laboratories and attended transfer admission workshops and panels Saturday as part of an effort to promote diversity in the sciences. Read more...

Photo: The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS), which aims to empower underrepresented groups in the sciences, held a Spring Science and Engineering Showcase to encourage community college students to pursue STEM in higher education. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS), which aims to empower underrepresented groups in the sciences, held a Spring Science and Engineering Showcase to encourage community college students to pursue STEM in higher education. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

The 3 Wishes Project grants wishes to terminally ill patients in UCLA’s medical ICU as part of a multicenter research trial started in Canada in December 2017. (Courtesy of Thanh Neville)

Medical program grants wishes for terminally ill patients at Ronald Reagan

A patient in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s medical intensive care unit was able to watch the sunset on the hospital’s outdoor patio on his last day alive despite it being against traditional medical practices, thanks to a new medical program. Read more...

Photo: The 3 Wishes Project grants wishes to terminally ill patients in UCLA’s medical ICU as part of a multicenter research trial started in Canada in December 2017. (Courtesy of Thanh Neville)

The 3 Wishes Project grants wishes to terminally ill patients in UCLA’s medical ICU as part of a multicenter research trial started in Canada in December 2017. (Courtesy of Thanh Neville)

UCLA alumnus Freeman Shen said he originally wanted to pursue a degree in architecture but was unable to do so because he was color blind. Instead, he decided to design vehicles, which he said is more challenging than designing buildings because cars are moving objects. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus steers company toward affordable electric vehicles and car-sharing

A UCLA alumnus said at an event Monday that his company plans to provide an affordable, well-designed and partially automated electric vehicle. Freeman Shen, the CEO of Weltmeister Motor, spoke at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Freeman Shen said he originally wanted to pursue a degree in architecture but was unable to do so because he was color blind. Instead, he decided to design vehicles, which he said is more challenging than designing buildings because cars are moving objects. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Freeman Shen said he originally wanted to pursue a degree in architecture but was unable to do so because he was color blind. Instead, he decided to design vehicles, which he said is more challenging than designing buildings because cars are moving objects. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Researchers found that patients treated by older surgeons had lower death rates within 30 days of their procedures than those treated by younger surgeons. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Surgeons’ skills improve with age according to UCLA study

Surgery might have a decadeslong learning curve, according to a UCLA-led study. Researchers found that patients treated by older surgeons had lower death rates within 30 days of their procedures than those treated by younger surgeons. Read more...

Photo: Researchers found that patients treated by older surgeons had lower death rates within 30 days of their procedures than those treated by younger surgeons. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Researchers found that patients treated by older surgeons had lower death rates within 30 days of their procedures than those treated by younger surgeons. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jane and Terry Semel’s gift to help expand Healthy Campus Initiative

UCLA will establish a new center for its initiative to promote health and well-being on campus following a donation from philanthropists. Jane and Terry Semel’s contribution will allow for an expansion in research and programs related to the Healthy Campus Initiative, which was established in 2013. Read more...

Photo: Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers improve hand, arm mobility in paralysis patients

UCLA researchers have partially restored hand and arm function in paralysis patients without performing surgery. In a study published in April, UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. Read more...

Photo: UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice at Carnesale Commons which aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Student group raises awareness for environmental racism with forum

Expert panelists said at an event Tuesday that environmental degradation disproportionately affects communities of color, and that promoting racial diversity among environmental science researchers could help address the issue. Read more...

Photo: The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice at Carnesale Commons which aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice at Carnesale Commons which aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


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