Sunday, January 19

Panelists discuss challenges caused by use of rare-earth elements

This post was updated Sept. 26 at 5:42 p.m. Rare-earth elements are used in everything from smartphones to missiles, but are scarcely mentioned in general conversation, which scientists discussed in an event Tuesday night. Read more...

Photo: “Rare Earth Elements: The Intersection of Science and Society” brought together academics to discuss challenges caused by rare-earth elements at the Hudson Loft in Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)



Jerry Kang announces plans to step down as EDI vice chancellor in June 2020

UCLA intends to launch a nationwide search for a new vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jerry Kang plans to step down from his role on June 30, 2020 at the end of his five-year term, according to a message sent Sept. Read more...

Photo: Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jerry Kang plans to step down from his role on June 30, 2020. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA professor receives award for developing drug used in breast cancer treatment

A UCLA physician-scientist received an award for his work on a groundbreaking breast cancer drug. Dennis Slamon, who is a professor and chief of hematology-oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was awarded the 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, according to a Sept. Read more...

Photo: Dennis Slamon, a UCLA physician-resident, was awarded the 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for his work on a groundbreaking breast cancer treatment.(Courtesy of Milo Mitchell/UCLA)



4th UCLA student diagnosed with whooping cough, spread of infection ‘highly probable’

Another UCLA student was diagnosed with whooping cough Wednesday, bringing the total number of on-campus cases to four. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Read more...

Photo: A UCLA student was diagnosed with whooping cough Wednesday, bringing the number of on-campus cases to four. The LADPH had previously notified the school of a third case – a resident of Sproul Cove – on Aug. 23. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Mellon Foundation grant allows for restructuring of Middle Eastern Studies curriculum

UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies has been awarded a grant for a redesign of its curriculum, according to a university press release Friday. The Andrew W. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies has been awarded a grant to support the redesign of its curriculum. Ali Behdad, the Center’s current director, previously oversaw a similar endeavor at the UCLA English department while serving as its former chair. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)