Wednesday, April 26
Marta Savina was browsing through a bookstore in Florence, Italy, when she came across the story of Franca Viola. The UCLA directing alumna picked up a book about women who changed history – a subject that already interested her – and randomly opened it to the story of Viola, a Sicilian woman who was the first Italian woman to refuse what was called a “reparatory marriage” to her rapist, even though such marriages often took place in 20th-century Italy.
It was love at first sound when 12-year-old Will Stevens witnessed a live performance of an oboe solo at a Southern California honors band event. Just a day after witnessing the oboe solo, Stevens’ teacher coincidentally opened a position in the middle school band for an oboe player.
This post was updated April 25 at 7:15 p.m. The University of California Office of the President has misleading budgeting practices, which resulted in accumulating a surplus of $175 million it did not disclose, according to a state audit released Tuesday.
Eric Fonkalsrud would often invite students to his office to share a soda and popcorn while teaching them surgical procedures. Throughout his life, Fonkalsrud developed connections with students, and performed more than 15,000 operations, according to a UCLA statement.
While debates continue on whether kombucha can cure a hangover, boost your health or is simply just a weird tasting tea with no benefits at all, there is one thing you can be sure: it costs a pretty penny.
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