Former teacher-scholar Daniel Nasrallah (left) and newly announced teacher-scholar Chau Ngo (right) are pictured. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s teacher-scholar program offers postdoctoral scholars the chance to not only work on research but also simultaneously teach undergraduate courses at UCLA. (Courtesy of Daniel Nasrallah and Courtesy of Chau Ngo)
The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is bringing in two new teacher-scholars this academic year while saying goodbye to two former scholars.
The two new scholars, Rajat Maji and Chau Ngo, joined the program in July.
The UCLA Planetarium is returning from a summer hiatus with full capacity, weekly shows and fresh collaborations.
The format will remain relatively the same as the past – each show will last around an hour, consisting of an introductory slideshow presentation and a tour of the night sky using the planetarium projector and dome, said Claire Williams, a coordinator for the planetarium and an astronomy and astrophysics doctoral student.
Amy Lohmann, a continuing lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing, died Aug. 14 from breast cancer. She was 46 years old.
Lohmann joined the school in 2012 after receiving her master’s degree in nursing from UCLA in 2005.
A team of researchers including a UCLA associate professor has called for increased shade in low-income urban areas.
In a July commentary published in Nature by UCLA associate professor Kelly Turner and two Arizona State University faculty members, the authors discuss the phenomenon of shade deserts – areas with little to no protection from sun exposure and heat that tend to be concentrated in low-income neighborhoods.
This post was updated Sept. 4 at 10:42 p.m.
BURBANK – The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced Monday that it intends to try the hung counts remaining against former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps.
UCLA researchers found that fasting increases the splitting of mitochondria, which may have implications for metabolic and aging-related diseases.
In the study published in June, scientists examined the livers of mice that had been starved and identified the activated proteins, said Nuria Martinez-Lopez, the paper’s first author.
This post was updated Aug. 6 at 9 p.m.
UCLA Lab School alumnus and actor Leonardo DiCaprio will collaborate with the school to establish a scholarship and fund a climate education program for its students.
Lawrence Kruger, an emeritus distinguished professor of neurobiology and supporter of the performing arts, died July 12 in Los Angeles. He was 93 years old.
He is survived by his wife Virginia, two daughters and three grandchildren.
This post was updated July 30 at 7:07 p.m.
Among the aroma of donuts and candy on Bruin Plaza, members of Bruin Sustainable Age can be found not urging students to join a club but to write to their congressional representatives.
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