Sunday, March 24

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 donates additional $15 million to renovation of Botany Building

UCLA received a donation of $15 million to renovate the UCLA Botany Building. The gift, which was donated by UCLA alumnus Morton La Kretz, will go toward upgrading labs for teaching and research, building a new class lab and refurbishing the entrance and lobby to the building’s Charles E. Read more...

Photo: 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)


Kelly Lytle Hernandez is an associate history professor at UCLA. Her current research focuses on identifying how much money is spent on incarceration per California neighborhood. (Courtesy of Sebastian Hernandez)

UCLA professor uplifts LA communities, colleagues in Million Dollar Hoods Project

A UCLA associate history professor is using her research on immigration and incarceration in America to impact the lives of the people in her community who face these issues. Read more...

Photo: Kelly Lytle Hernandez is an associate history professor at UCLA. Her current research focuses on identifying how much money is spent on incarceration per California neighborhood. (Courtesy of Sebastian Hernandez)

Kelly Lytle Hernandez is an associate history professor at UCLA. Her current research focuses on identifying how much money is spent on incarceration per California neighborhood. (Courtesy of Sebastian Hernandez)


Matthew (left) and Michael Vega-Sanz (right) are the co-founders of Lula, a car rental service through which students can sign up and rent cars from other students. (Courtesy of Lula Rides)

Student-to-student car rental service cruises into UCLA

Students can now take longer trips on a budget using a new app that lets students rent cars from each other. Lula is a car rental service through which users can sign up and select whether they want to rent cars or let other students rent their cars. Read more...

Photo: Matthew (left) and Michael Vega-Sanz (right) are the co-founders of Lula, a car rental service through which students can sign up and rent cars from other students. (Courtesy of Lula Rides)

Matthew (left) and Michael Vega-Sanz (right) are the co-founders of Lula, a car rental service through which students can sign up and rent cars from other students. (Courtesy of Lula Rides)

Valeree Catangay, is a fourth-year environmental science student and winner of the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership. (Courtesy of Valeree Catangay)

UCLA student wins award for diversifying voices in mainstream environmentalism

Valeree Catangay grew up in Long Beach, California, near the intersection of two major freeways where tens of thousands of trucks drive by every day. When she visited Long Beach to experience pollution in the community firsthand, she saw how ground travel can have a detrimental effect on the environment. Read more...

Photo: Valeree Catangay, is a fourth-year environmental science student and winner of the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership. (Courtesy of Valeree Catangay)

Valeree Catangay, is a fourth-year environmental science student and winner of the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership. (Courtesy of Valeree Catangay)

The makerspace has tables and free access to engineering tools that can be used for developing new technologies. (Courtesy of UCLA Engineering)

New makerspace will enable students to dabble in engineering projects

UCLA students can build electronic skateboards, a robot that plays the piano and other electronics at a new engineering makerspace. The makerspace, which will open in Boelter Hall on Wednesday, will have 3D printers, laser cutters, power tools, electronic fabrication and a virtual reality station, among other equipment. Read more...

Photo: The makerspace has tables and free access to engineering tools that can be used for developing new technologies. (Courtesy of UCLA Engineering)

The makerspace has tables and free access to engineering tools that can be used for developing new technologies. (Courtesy of UCLA Engineering)


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