Jennifer Wilson said she initially intended to get a bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Birmingham in England, but decided to pursue American literature after she read Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick” in one sitting.
Several restaurants in Westwood Village will donate money from food sales on certain days this week to fundraise for the Special Olympics World Games, which will be held in Los Angeles this summer.
To reduce bus delays, Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority officials started testing all-door boarding with newly installed TAP card technology on Monday at 720 Metro Rapid line stops on Westwood Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.
The Westwood Business Improvement District announced Friday it would apply for a $10,000 grant to improve Westwood infrastructure, said Andrew Thomas, the executive director.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the Great Streets Challenge Grant on Tuesday, a program that would award up to $200,000 in grants from city funds to community groups and up to $20,000 for individual applicants intending to improve infrastructure on 15 predetermined roads.
Undergraduate student government officers plan to release online applications for their 2015-2016 office staff positions this week.
Some of the applications are already live and can be found on the Undergraduate Students Association Council website and Facebook page this week, said USAC President Heather Rosen.
The Taiwanese American Social Change Initiative at UCLA kicked off the national Taiwanese American Heritage Week with a free benefit concert Monday at Carnesale Commons.
Many students who attended the concert cheered and bobbed their heads to the beatbox solo during a performance by UCLA a cappella group AweChords of “Burning Bridges” by OneRepublic.
The Hill Top Shop will move from its usual spot to Bruin Café for the summer as workers renovate the store.
The shop, which is the main convenience store on the Hill, has not had any renovations or remodeling since its establishment in the early 1990s.
On the Day of the Dead each year, Charlene Villaseñor Black goes to the cemetery with her family to reconnect with her ancestors. She then goes to the Hill to see through the Day of the Dead celebration, watching participants and guests create altars in honor of friends and family who have died.
UCLA placed 10th among national universities in average total compensation earned by full professors in the 2014-2015 academic year, according to a survey released Monday by the American Association of University Professors.
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