Tuesday, January 21

Cannabis Research Initiative aims to collect data on impacts of marijuana in LA

As marijuana becomes increasingly popular in Los Angeles, UCLA researchers are studying the drug’s potential benefits and risks. Jeffrey Chen, the executive director of the Cannabis Research Initiative, said the initiative is collecting data on variables that might be affected by cannabis legalization, such as crime, alcohol and opioid consumption, high school graduation rates and traffic accidents. Read more...







Remodeled chemistry course allows for student research, publishing

A newly revamped chemistry course allows undergraduate students to conduct independent research and publish a paper in a science journal. This quarter, the chemistry department remodeled the curriculum of Chemistry C174: “Inorganic and Metalorganic Laboratory Methods” to allow students to pursue an independent group research project rather than follow an established lab procedure. Read more...