Thursday, February 20

Science Policy Group at UCLA hosts Q&A for LA district attorney candidates

Candidates for the office of Los Angeles District Attorney pledged to rely on science in prosecutions at a UCLA event Wednesday. The candidate Q&A at Geffen Hall was hosted by the Science Policy Group at UCLA, a student group that advocates for social issues related to science, health, technology and the environment. Read more...

Photo: The Science Policy Group at UCLA, a student group that advocates for social issues related to science, health, technology and the environment, hosted a Q&A for candidates for the office of Los Angeles District Attorney on Wednesday. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)


UCLA researchers track, predict cancer evolution with new software

UCLA researchers have developed software to estimate the rate at which tumors evolve. Researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Belgium conducted the study, which was published in the Nature Biotechnology journal in January. Read more...

Photo: Paul Boutros, a data scientist and professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, recently co-authored an international study which used a software-based tool to estimate the rate at which tumors evolve. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Life can be ruff: UCLA’s award-winning therapy dog is pawsitively prepped to help

Glittering gold confetti fell from the ceiling as Izzy the husky wobbled up to a red podium to claim the nationwide title of “Pet of the Year.” But Izzy seemed more excited to receive the prize: a wag-bag from BarkBox, which contained chew toys and treats. Read more...

Photo: Izzy the husky, a therapy dog with People-Animal Connection at UCLA Health, won “Good Morning America’s” “Pet of the Year” award, beating out about 800 competitors. (Courtesy of Melissa Foster)


Former sports bar Sepi’s is demolished, to be replaced with medical offices

This post was updated Feb. 17 at 3:18 p.m.  Developers demolished the former location of popular sports bar, Sepi’s, to make way for medical office space. Read more...

Photo: A vacant lot on the intersection of Gayley Avenue and Le Conte Avenue is closed off for the construction of a planned four-story medical building. The new building also replaces the former location of Sepi’s, which closed in April 2019. (Martín Bilbao/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Privacy and data protection board disbands, prompting concerns on policy revisions

A UCLA board dedicated to privacy and data protection has silently disbanded, leaving students with fewer outlets to provide direct input to policy changes. The UCLA Board on Privacy and Data Protection, composed of students, faculty and administrators, reviewed policies, established standards and resolved conflicts concerning privacy and technology. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Board on Privacy and Data Protection is supposed to review policies concerning privacy and data with faculty, staff and student input. However, the board silently disbanded in 2018. (Daily Bruin file photo)


USAC approves calendar for spring 2020 elections at meeting

This post was updated Feb. 13 at 9:27 a.m. Undergraduate students can vote for their future student government leaders from May 4-8, student government leaders decided Tuesday night. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council approved the spring election calendar Tuesday, which included dates for campaigning, voting and result announcements. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)