Tuesday, May 26

UCLA-led center receives $9.75M grant for rechargeable battery research

A UCLA-led energy research center received $9.75 million to continue its research on how to improve rechargeable batteries. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the four-year grant to the Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables center Thursday and designated the center as one of its Energy Frontier Research Centers, according to a university press release. Read more...

Photo: SCALAR is led by Sarah Tolbert, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and the school of engineering, and Bruce Dunn, chair of the department of materials science and engineering. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)



Dance Marathon 2018 raises $317,599 to fight pediatric AIDS

The Pediatric Aids Coalition at UCLA raised $317,599.29 at this year’s Dance Marathon, a $116,915.71 decrease from last year. The event, which PAC hosts annually, featured performances by student groups and outside performers, celebrity guest speakers and speakers from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the UCLA AIDS Institute. Read more...

Photo: Dancers donated $260 to participate in Dance Marathon and tried to stay on their feet for 26 hours. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)


City and crime editor Jacob Preal appointed as 2018-2019 editor in chief

The UCLA Communications Board appointed an assistant News editor as the next editor in chief of the Daily Bruin in a meeting Monday night. Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. Read more...

Photo: Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed as editor in chief after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA researchers suggest ways to reduce hip, knee replacement costs

UCLA researchers have found that the United States could reduce health care spending by reducing the costs of hip and knee replacements. In a study published Tuesday, researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Center for Health Advancement calculated that hip and knee replacements made up a significant portion of controlled health care spending in the United States. Read more...

Photo: Researchers found the United States can lower medical spending by reducing the cost of joint replacements for knees and hips. (Daily Bruin file photo)


New Pritzker Center to provide resources, research for foster youth

A new center at UCLA aims to address the needs of youth in foster care by conducting research and providing resources to foster youth and their families. Read more...

Photo: Tyrone Howard, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will be leading the center. He said the center aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to support foster youth. (Daily Bruin file photo)




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