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UCLA chancellor appointment
Alex Torpey


May 28, 2014 12:25 a.m.

EmpowHer event encourages women to pursue science careers

Children passed around a preserved brain in a ziplocked bag after a lesson on the organ’s functional geography Tuesday during “EmpowHer STEM Day,” an educational event aimed at teaching girls about careers in science and math.

“I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!” said Grecia, a thirteen year old, as she held the brain, garnering laughs from her peers and adults. She said seeing the brain helped her understand how its functions are generally divided by area, and touching it kept her attention.

By Alex Torpey


April 30, 2014 1:26 a.m.

UCLA’s yield rate explained by location, competition

UCLA has been the most applied to school in the nation for several years, but only about a third of its admitted applicants actually decide to attend the university.

By Alex Torpey


April 15, 2014 12:52 a.m.

UC’s Lick Observatory might soon shut down operations

Drive about 20 miles east of San Jose, Calif., wind through the isolated foothills until you reach the University of California’s Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton.

By Alex Torpey

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