Monday, February 19

Roberts Smith, a biochemistry professor emeritus, died Jan. 25 at the age of 89. He helped create the UCLA department of biochemistry and develop the drug ribavirin, which is used to treat viral infections like hepatitis C and influenza. (Photo courtesy of Steven Clarke)
Roberts Smith, a biochemistry professor emeritus, died Jan. 25 at the age of 89. He helped create the UCLA department of biochemistry and develop the drug ribavirin, which is used to treat viral infections like hepatitis C and influenza. (Photo courtesy of Steven Clarke)

A new film clinic that launched this month will help independent documentary film makers with legal issues such as copyright law and public record access. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Law school opens clinic to provide free documentary film law assistance

Independent documentary filmmakers can now receive free legal assistance from a new clinic at the UCLA School of Law. The Documentary Film Legal Clinic, which launched this month as part of the Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law, helps documentary filmmakers with legal issues they face, including copyright law and public records access. Read more...

A new film clinic that launched this month will help independent documentary film makers with legal issues such as copyright law and public record access. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Speakers at the inaugural event held by the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science presented their research on various environmental topics, and talked about the importance of having more scientists from diverse backgrounds. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Panel discusses importance of diversity in community of scientists

A panel of environmental science faculty and students said they think getting individuals from diverse backgrounds involved in science will result in more effective research. The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science held its inaugural event Thursday at the Mathematical Sciences Building, where speakers presented their research on various environmental topics and talked about the importance of increasing the diversity of scientists. Read more...

Speakers at the inaugural event held by the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science presented their research on various environmental topics, and talked about the importance of having more scientists from diverse backgrounds. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The School of Dentistry received a $1.5 million grant to provide dental care of individuals from low-income communities. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The School of Dentistry received a $1.5 million grant to provide dental care of individuals from low-income communities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Erika Lee, a professor of immigration history from the University of Minnesota, delivered a lecture on the history of America’s discrimination of foreigners. The event was organized by the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
Erika Lee, a professor of immigration history from the University of Minnesota, delivered a lecture on the history of America’s discrimination of foreigners. The event was organized by the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Students learned coding and programming techniques at the Hack on the Hill event on Sunday, which was aimed at students with little or no experience with hackathons. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Students devise unique coding projects at UCLA’s Hack on the Hill

Anthony Nikodym waved a pen in front of a webcam Sunday morning as he worked with two other students to create an interactive pictionary game. Nikodym, a first-year computer science and engineering student, spent 12 hours working with his team during Hack on the Hill, a hackathon for beginners hosted by the UCLA Association for Computing Machinery. Read more...

Students learned coding and programming techniques at the Hack on the Hill event on Sunday, which was aimed at students with little or no experience with hackathons. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)