Monday, September 16

Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, modeled one of Jila Saberi's evening gown during “An Evening of Fashion.” The long silk evening gown is bias cut, a form-fitting style that accentuates the lines and curves of the wearer, said the designer, Saberi. The fashion show was hosted by the Iranian Student Group at UCLA, in association with the Persian-American Cancer Institute. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Fashion show raises funds for cancer research, features local Persian designers

A sold-out crowd filled the seats of the Ackerman Grand Ballroom on Sunday night to see the latest of local Persian fashion. Over 600 people gathered to watch cancer survivors, patients and UCLA students model some of the latest trends in Persian garments, all in an effort to raise funds for the Persian-American Cancer Institute. Read more...

Photo: Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, modeled one of Jila Saberi's evening gown during “An Evening of Fashion.” The long silk evening gown is bias cut, a form-fitting style that accentuates the lines and curves of the wearer, said the designer, Saberi. The fashion show was hosted by the Iranian Student Group at UCLA, in association with the Persian-American Cancer Institute. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, modeled one of Jila Saberi's evening gown during “An Evening of Fashion.” The long silk evening gown is bias cut, a form-fitting style that accentuates the lines and curves of the wearer, said the designer, Saberi. The fashion show was hosted by the Iranian Student Group at UCLA, in association with the Persian-American Cancer Institute. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Roger Suen worked on "Ms. Purple," which will premier at the Sundance Film Festival, scoring the film from the very start, rather than as a post-production task. (Courtesy of Annie Bang)

Creative work of UCLA alumni to shine at 2019 Sundance Film Festival

This year’s Sundance Film Festival will feature the work of myriad artists and content creators, a few of whom were educated at UCLA. From music scores to documentary, the Daily Bruin examines the work of three alumni premiering at the festival. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Roger Suen worked on "Ms. Purple," which will premier at the Sundance Film Festival, scoring the film from the very start, rather than as a post-production task. (Courtesy of Annie Bang)

UCLA alumnus Roger Suen worked on "Ms. Purple," which will premier at the Sundance Film Festival, scoring the film from the very start, rather than as a post-production task. (Courtesy of Annie Bang)

Erkki Huhtamo, a professor at UCLA's department of design media arts, gave a series of lectures throughout Japan entitled "Media, Transportations, and the Challenges of Posthuman Culture." (Courtesy of University of Tsukuba)

UCLA professor and pioneer of media archaeology reflects on sharing work abroad

A manually driven car may be as antiquated as a landline telephone in the future, Erkki Huhtamo said. Huhtamo is a professor at UCLA’s department of design media arts and a founder of the field of media archaeology, the discipline that seeks to understand new and emerging media through examination of the past. Read more...

Photo: Erkki Huhtamo, a professor at UCLA's department of design media arts, gave a series of lectures throughout Japan entitled "Media, Transportations, and the Challenges of Posthuman Culture." (Courtesy of University of Tsukuba)

Erkki Huhtamo, a professor at UCLA's department of design media arts, gave a series of lectures throughout Japan entitled "Media, Transportations, and the Challenges of Posthuman Culture." (Courtesy of University of Tsukuba)



(Courtesy of  Yorgos Lanthimos)

Movie review: ‘The Favourite’ pokes fun at aristocrats’ struggle for power

Shrewd women vie for power, pretty men are rejected as frivolous and treacherous fun abounds in “The Favourite.” Writer and director Yorgos Lanthimos, who is most well-known for his art-house cinema hits “The Lobster” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” once again brings a measure of brutal hilarity to the screen. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Yorgos Lanthimos)

(Courtesy of  Yorgos Lanthimos)

UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alum deals different approach to teaching poker, uses mathematical methods

Konstantinos “Duncan” Palamourdas uses a “John Wooden approach” when teaching poker strategy. Palamourdas, a UCLA alumnus, wanted to share his distinct perspective on the game from an analytical and scientific standpoint, using math concepts to approach poker. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)


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