Tuesday, May 26

CDC acting director talks preventing disease breakouts at Burkle event

UCLA students, faculty and physicians learned more about measures in the international health community that aim to prevent major disease breakouts at an event Monday night. Read more...

Photo: Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shared her experiences tackling global health crises at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center on Monday evening. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Cal-designed emergency alert app Wildfire spreads to UCLA

UCLA students can now download an emergency alert application created by University of California, Berkeley, alumni. Wildfire, an application created by UC Berkeley alumni Hriday Kemburu, Tim Hyon, Jay Patel and Vinay Ramesh, delivers real-time safety alerts about dangerous situations, such as a mugging or a shooting, through emails and phone notifications. Read more...

Photo: Wildfire is a real-time alert application that cautions users about nearby public emergencies through email or phone notifications. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA disability studies minor to celebrate 10th anniversary

When faculty and administrators started the disability studies minor, they thought students with disabilities would be the most interested. But 10 years later, the minor has grown in size, and students from all backgrounds apply. Read more...

Photo: Claudine Ignacio, a third-year psychobiology student, runs an Instagram page that tells the stories of disabled individuals, inspired by a disability studies class. (Courtesy of Claudine Ignacio)