Wednesday, October 17

Anthony and Ronald Alcazar started their tortilla company, Mr. Tortilla, while Ronald Alcazar was attending UCLA in 2012. They have since opened their own factory and created different types of tortillas, such as one that is chipotle flavored.
Anthony and Ronald Alcazar started their tortilla company, Mr. Tortilla, while Ronald Alcazar was attending UCLA in 2012. They have since opened their own factory and created different types of tortillas, such as one that is chipotle flavored.

Linda Liau is the second woman in America and the first Asian-American woman to lead an academic department of neurosurgery, and is part of the six percent of licensed neurosurgeons in the United States who are female. (Photo illustration courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA Neurosurgery chair elected to National Academy of Medicine

A UCLA professor was elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Monday. Linda Liau, the chair of neurosurgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine, was elected to the academy for her achievements in studying the immunology of brain tumors and designing clinical trials of vaccines for glioblastomas, according to the National Academy of Medicine website. Read more...

Linda Liau is the second woman in America and the first Asian-American woman to lead an academic department of neurosurgery, and is part of the six percent of licensed neurosurgeons in the United States who are female. (Photo illustration courtesy of UCLA Health)

David Wong Louie was a professor emeritus of creative writing and Asian-American literary studies at UCLA. He is remembered for his writing, mentorship and caring nature. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
David Wong Louie was a professor emeritus of creative writing and Asian-American literary studies at UCLA. He is remembered for his writing, mentorship and caring nature. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

During her time at UCLA, Anne Rimoin has founded the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, which trains epidemiologists from the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
During her time at UCLA, Anne Rimoin has founded the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, which trains epidemiologists from the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

The Faculty-in-Residence program allows 20 professors to reside on the Hill with their families and pets. It aims to foster both formal and informal interactions between residents and faculty through educational programming, classes, individual and small group advising and casual association. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The Faculty-in-Residence program allows 20 professors to reside on the Hill with their families and pets. It aims to foster both formal and informal interactions between residents and faculty through educational programming, classes, individual and small group advising and casual association. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine received $3 million to further spinal cord research. The money will go towards expanding the participant pool for research studies. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine received $3 million to further spinal cord research. The money will go towards expanding the participant pool for research studies. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Morton La Kretz recently donated $15 million to further the renovation of the UCLA Botany Building. UCLA has decided to name the building after La Kretz. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
Morton La Kretz recently donated $15 million to further the renovation of the UCLA Botany Building. UCLA has decided to name the building after La Kretz. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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