Sunday, January 26

UCLA alum establishes endowed chair for oral, maxillofacial surgery

A fundraising effort led by a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry has established a new endowed chair to support the recruitment and retention of faculty in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Read more...

Photo: Dr. Howard Park led 20 alumni and supporters to fund the 11th endowed chair in the UCLA School of Dentistry – the Alumni and Friends Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Endowed Chair. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Chemistry professor nominated for award honoring teaching ability

When Neil Garg asked his audience if they heard organic chemistry was the best class they would take, the audience laughed in response. “It’s a class typically associated with memorization,” Garg said. Read more...

Photo: Chemistry professor Neil Garg gave a lecture on how he helped his students enjoy learning organic chemistry and made it a popular course at UCLA. (Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Social welfare caucus to connect grad students, mental health experts

This post was updated Oct. 2 at 9:33 p.m. A caucus aimed at helping social welfare graduate students learn about mental health will hold its first meeting Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Guillermo Ojeda and Macy Ragole are creating the Mental Health Caucus to provide collaboration and networking opportunities in mental health for graduate students studying social welfare. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA alumnus donates $2 million, establishes endowed faculty chairs

A UCLA alumnus donated $2 million to establish two endowed faculty chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The gift from Dr. Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, will fund the Dr. Read more...

Photo: Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959, donated $2 million to create two endowed chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Courtesy of Myung Ki Hong)

Morton La Kretz donates $5M to Botany Building for renovations

A UCLA alumnus donated $5 million to support the renovation of the UCLA Botany Building to enhance research in plant, conservation and environmental biology. The gift, from Morton La Kretz, a philanthropist and real estate developer, will renovate the building’s entrances and construct a botanical teaching laboratory on the first floor and conservation research laboratories on the third floor. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Morton La Kretz donated $5 million for renovations and new laboratories in the Botanical Building. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

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