Monday, October 21

Daniel Haiem, who graduated from UCLA in 2016, created ClassCalc, a free app that has the functionality of both a graphing and scientific calculator.  (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Customizable calculator app created to revolutionize math classrooms

A UCLA alumnus hopes to replace high-tech calculators costing up to hundreds of dollars with a new mobile application. Daniel Haiem, who graduated in 2016, created ClassCalc, a free app that has the functionality of both a graphing and scientific calculator. Read more...

Photo: Daniel Haiem, who graduated from UCLA in 2016, created ClassCalc, a free app that has the functionality of both a graphing and scientific calculator. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Daniel Haiem, who graduated from UCLA in 2016, created ClassCalc, a free app that has the functionality of both a graphing and scientific calculator.  (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA will create three new graduate student fellowships with a $1.5 million gift from the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA physics and astronomy will create three new fellowships with $1.5M donation

UCLA will create three new graduate student fellowships with a $1.5 million gift from the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research. Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are eligible to receive the fellowship. Read more...

Photo: UCLA will create three new graduate student fellowships with a $1.5 million gift from the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA will create three new graduate student fellowships with a $1.5 million gift from the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Morton La Kretz, who graduated from UCLA in 1948, has made many charitable donations to UCLA. He most recently donated $15 million to the renovation of the La Kretz Botany Building, formerly known as the UCLA Botany Building. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Morton La Kretz awarded UCLA Medal, university’s highest honor

A UCLA alumnus was awarded the UCLA Medal at Chancellor Gene Block’s residence Wednesday. Morton La Kretz, who graduated from UCLA in 1948, has made many charitable donations to UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Morton La Kretz, who graduated from UCLA in 1948, has made many charitable donations to UCLA. He most recently donated $15 million to the renovation of the La Kretz Botany Building, formerly known as the UCLA Botany Building. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Morton La Kretz, who graduated from UCLA in 1948, has made many charitable donations to UCLA. He most recently donated $15 million to the renovation of the La Kretz Botany Building, formerly known as the UCLA Botany Building. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)


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.

Founders of tortilla company hope to eventually sell food to UCLA Dining

Ronald Alcazar spent years honing his family’s tortilla recipe with his mother for he and his brother’s new tortilla company. Today, the two UCLA alumni have their own tortilla factory and hope to sell their tortillas to UCLA Dining Services. Read more...

Photo: 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...

Photo: 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)

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)


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