Thursday, February 20

Tech Gala gives students opportunity to present technological projects

Students showcased their technological projects, ranging from story-building games to user-interface tools, at a UCLA technology gala Monday evening. The Association of Computing Machinery hosted its annual Tech Gala in the Covel Commons, Grand Horizon Room this year, where students can present technological projects they have been working on. Read more...

Photo: The Association of Computing Machinery held its annual tech gala Monday. All students were invited to submit technological projects to be judged by representatives from Facebook and UCLA computer science professors and compete for prizes including AirPods and an Amazon Echos. (Keaton Larson/Daily Bruin)


UCLA faculty mitigate misinformation about coronavirus in campus event

UCLA faculty from the Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies countered misinformation surrounding the coronavirus to UCLA community members at an event Monday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA faculty from the Fielding School of Public Health and the Center for Chinese Studies co-hosted “The Novel Coronavirus: What Do We Know and What’s Next?” The Monday event discussed the misinformation surrounding coronavirus. (Bernard Mendez/Daily Bruin)


UCLA graduate students stage protest over low wages, lack of affordable housing

UCLA graduate students protested against low stipends and a lack of affordable housing in front of the Charles E. Young Research Library on Monday. The protest began at noon with a rally that saw about 30 attendees. Read more...

Photo: Dylan Fitzwater, an anthropology graduate student, holds a sign advocating for a new cost-of-living adjustment in calculating the stipends of graduate students. UCLA graduate students and supporters protested in front of Charles E. Young Research Library against these stipends, which they said were unsustainably low for the areas of high rent they live in. (Justin Jung/Daily Bruin)


UCLA Dean Jayathi Murthy named to National Academy of Engineering

The dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science joined the ranks of the National Academy of Engineering on Thursday. The NAE is a private nonprofit organization that honors exceptional engineers from around the world. Read more...

Photo: Dean Jayathi Murthy speaks to members of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science after being appointed to lead the school. Murthy is the most recent UCLA faculty member to join the National Academy of Engineering, a nonprofit organization that honors exceptional engineers around the world. (Daily Bruin file photo)



Westboro Baptist Church’s picketing at UCLA outstripped by pro-LGBTQ+ counterprotests

This post was updated on Feb. 11 at 12:24 a.m. The anti-LGBTQ+ Westboro Baptist Church picketed near the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on Monday morning. Read more...

Photo: Six members of the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-LGBTQ+ group, picketed near the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on Monday morning. WBC also held similar protests at USC and two high schools in Los Angeles. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Generation Xchange program unites senior citizens and elementary school students

A UCLA-run program offers senior citizens the opportunity to improve their health and contribute to research by volunteering at underachieving elementary schools in south Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Adult volunteers attend their weekly meeting at the 54th Street Elementary School in south Los Angeles. The meeting is part of Generation Xchange, a UCLA-run program that researches the health benefits of volunteering by pairing adults with elementary school classes. (Bernard Mendez/Daily Bruin)



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