Tuesday, May 21

UCLA researchers received a grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to find ways to incentivize people to quit smoking. The research will focus on promoting sustained abstinence from smoking and improving quality of life for smokers. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

UCLA team receives grant to research financial motivators to quit smoking

A UCLA-led team of researchers received $3.4 million to find ways of financially incentivizing people to quit smoking, a university press release announced Friday. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, which aims to promote research on drug use and its impact on public health, awarded researchers a five-year grant to study how financial incentives can help end smoking addiction. Read more...

UCLA researchers received a grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to find ways to incentivize people to quit smoking. The research will focus on promoting sustained abstinence from smoking and improving quality of life for smokers. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Daphne Sinclaire, a second-year anthropology and geography student, began a letter-writing campaign to a UCLA fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, to address its treatment of sexual assault allegations. Sinclaire said she hopes the campaign will motivate the fraternity to amend and enforce policies that aim to prevent sexual violence and support victims. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Daphne Sinclaire, a second-year anthropology and geography student, began a letter-writing campaign to a UCLA fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, to address its treatment of sexual assault allegations. Sinclaire said she hopes the campaign will motivate the fraternity to amend and enforce policies that aim to prevent sexual violence and support victims. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Kaito, a Shiba Inu, is owned by Craig Nakano, who attended graduate school at UCLA for architecture.  (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA announces revised policy for animal restrictions on campus

UCLA is further restricting which animals are allowed inside campus buildings, according to a university email statement sent out Tuesday. The revised version of Policy 135, titled “Animals on University Property,” aimed to clarify the definition of animals allowed on campus and how animal owners’ responsibilities differ depending on how their animals are classified, Michelle Sityar, executive officer of the Office of Environment, Health and Safety, said in the statement. Read more...

Kaito, a Shiba Inu, is owned by Craig Nakano, who attended graduate school at UCLA for architecture.  (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Malcolm Nance, a counter-terrorism and intelligence analyst, Ian Masters, a journalist and political radio host, Asha Rangappa, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent and CNN counterintelligence analyst and Scott Horton, a legal expert (pictured left to right), spoke at a Hammer Museum event about the impact of the recently released Mueller report. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
Malcolm Nance, a counter-terrorism and intelligence analyst, Ian Masters, a journalist and political radio host, Asha Rangappa, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent and CNN counterintelligence analyst and Scott Horton, a legal expert (pictured left to right), spoke at a Hammer Museum event about the impact of the recently released Mueller report. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

First year sociology student Buna Poeng attended a town hall Wednesday where students discussed whether standardized tests such as the SAT should be used in college admissions. Students at the event said they think the tests are poor predictors of academic achievement and select against certain groups of students (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)
First year sociology student Buna Poeng attended a town hall Wednesday where students discussed whether standardized tests such as the SAT should be used in college admissions. Students at the event said they think the tests are poor predictors of academic achievement and select against certain groups of students (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

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A chemical explosion at Boyer Hall was reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A chemical explosion at Boyer Hall was reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)