Thursday, April 25

The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals including Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UC decides not to renew Elsevier subscription after months of negotiations

The University of California will not renew its subscription with the world’s largest scientific publisher, a University press release announced Thursday. The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals such as Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. Read more...

Photo: The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals including Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals including Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

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Despite new appointments, undergraduate Academic Senate positions remain empty

Student government officials left 20 out of 21 undergraduate student representative positions in the Academic Senate unfilled for half the academic school year. The Academic Senate, which decides on matters like enrollment and degree requirements as well as program establishment, has 42 positions reserved for graduate and undergraduate student representatives on 15 committees. Read more...

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The UCLA Pitzker Center awarded grants to interdisciplinary and community-service based groups to their support research on issues such as preventing foster care, using media to improve perceptions of foster care and improving outcomes for families experiencing homelessness and child welfare intervention. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA Pritzker Center awards five grants in support of research for foster youth

Five interdisciplinary and community-based service teams received the inaugural UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families grants to support research for youth and families in the child welfare system, according to a university press release. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Pitzker Center awarded grants to interdisciplinary and community-service based groups to their support research on issues such as preventing foster care, using media to improve perceptions of foster care and improving outcomes for families experiencing homelessness and child welfare intervention. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The UCLA Pitzker Center awarded grants to interdisciplinary and community-service based groups to their support research on issues such as preventing foster care, using media to improve perceptions of foster care and improving outcomes for families experiencing homelessness and child welfare intervention. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Agora is a proposed 16-story housing project on Hilgard Avenue. The Westwood Neighborhood Council voted to maintain its opposition to the project Feb. 13. (Courtesy of Aaron Green)

Westwood Neighborhood Council opposes The Agora plans amid building controversy

The Westwood Neighborhood Council voted to maintain its opposition to a high-rise housing project in Westwood. The WWNC reviewed its initial vote in January to oppose The Agora, a 16-story housing project on Hilgard Avenue, on Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: The Agora is a proposed 16-story housing project on Hilgard Avenue. The Westwood Neighborhood Council voted to maintain its opposition to the project Feb. 13. (Courtesy of Aaron Green)

The Agora is a proposed 16-story housing project on Hilgard Avenue. The Westwood Neighborhood Council voted to maintain its opposition to the project Feb. 13. (Courtesy of Aaron Green)


Garry Shandling, a comedian, actor and previous patient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, died March 2016 and left $15.2 million to expand research in units such as the division of endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

School of Medicine receives $15.2M gift from estate of comedian Garry Shandling

The David Geffen School of Medicine received $15.2 million to further its research, according to a university press release. Garry Shandling, a comedian, actor and previous patient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, died March 2016 and left $15.2 million from his estate to expand research in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension; the division of infectious diseases; and the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases. Read more...

Photo: Garry Shandling, a comedian, actor and previous patient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, died March 2016 and left $15.2 million to expand research in units such as the division of endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Garry Shandling, a comedian, actor and previous patient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, died March 2016 and left $15.2 million to expand research in units such as the division of endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Faculty members said in two town halls that the search committee was not sufficiently diverse. Out of the 11 original members on the search committee, 10 were white and eight were men.(Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Health pauses chair selection process to address diversity, transparency concerns

UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA administrators halted their search for a new psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences department chair to address faculty concerns about diversity, leadership logistics and transparency. Read more...

Photo: Faculty members said in two town halls that the search committee was not sufficiently diverse. Out of the 11 original members on the search committee, 10 were white and eight were men.(Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Faculty members said in two town halls that the search committee was not sufficiently diverse. Out of the 11 original members on the search committee, 10 were white and eight were men.(Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)