Thursday, May 28

ACLU sues Veterans Affairs over misused West L.A. complex that once served thousands of retired soldiers

On the other side of the 405 Freeway, a site nearly as large as UCLA is entering a legal battle years in the making. Read more...


Once a thriving haven for thousands of retired soldiers, portions of the West Los Angeles Medical Center & Community Living Center now lie dormant, falling into disrepair. A recently filed lawsuit claims that the site lacks permanent supportive housing for disabled veterans.

Panel on connection between neuroscience and Buddhism proceeds without Dalai Lama

The show was sold out, but there were a lot of empty seats in Royce Hall on Monday afternoon.
After it was announced on Sunday that His Holiness the Dalai Lama would be unable to come to UCLA because of a sore throat, many ticket holders opted for a refund. A lecture the Dalai Lama had planned to give in the morning was canceled altogether. Read more...


Panelists discussed the connection between neuroscience and Buddhism at the afternoon symposium, which proceeded without the Dalai Lama, who was scheduled to speak.

Dalai Lama cancels appearance at UCLA because of illness

A planned visit to UCLA by His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been cancelled. The Dalai Lama was scheduled to participate in a lecture Monday morning and a symposium in the afternoon, but he is unable to travel due to illness, according to a university statement. The 75-year-old Tibetan religious leader is said to have delayed his flight to Los Angeles from Tokyo at the advice of his doctors. He is currently recovering from a sore throat, according a statement by a Dalai Lama spokesman. Ticket holders for the morning lecture have been notified, and refunds have been offered. The afternoon symposium, titled “Buddhism and Neuroscience: A Discussion on Attention, Mental Flexibility and Compassion,” will proceed without the Dalai Lama, according to the university statement. The event, to be held in Royce Hall at 1:30 p.m., will feature three UCLA professors of neuroscience and psychiatry and a fourth professor who will moderate. The university is unsure if the Dalai Lama will reschedule his appearance at UCLA, but information will be updated as it is found out, a spokeswoman said. Read more...

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