October 2, 2012 |
UCLA neurobiologist Elissa Hallem has won a prestigious MacArthur fellowship for her work studying a topic you've almost definitely never considered unless you work in her lab: how worms smell stuff. Strange as it may sound, Hallem's work has the potential to reduce the devastating health effect of parasitic worms around the world -- and to improve our still-thin understanding of how all animals smell. Hallem and 22 other winners from the arts and sciences will each receive "genius grants" of $100,000 a year for five years.
January 16, 2011
UCLA next vs. California, Thursday at Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket ? Most of the top Golden Bears players are gone from the team that won two of three meetings with the Bruins last season, including an 85-72 victory in a Pacific 10 Conference tournament semifinal. But freshman guard Allen Crabbe, a former Los Angeles Price High standout, has given Cal a boost. He scored a career-high 30 points Thursday during the Bears' 88-81 overtime victory over Washington State.
February 2, 2012 |
UCLA signings Player; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Last school Ishmael Adams; DB; 5-10; 190; Oaks Christian HS Eli Ankou; DL; 6-3; 284; Bear (Del.) Red Lion Christian HS Jeremy Castro; LB; 6-3; 253; Vista Murrieta HS **Alexandru Ceachir; OL; 6-5; 305; Santa Monica College Justin Combs; DB; 5-9; 165; New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep Colby Cyburt; OL; 6-4; 265; Mission Viejo HS Ka'imi Fairbairn; PK; 6-0; 171; Honolulu Punahou Devin Fuller; QB; 6-0; 195; Old Tappan (N.J.)
February 6, 2013 |
Myles Jack, a linebacker from Bellevue (Wash.) High School, has signed with UCLA. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Jack, who is 6 feet 2, 215 pounds, is ranked fourth among outside linebackers nationally by Scout.com and 16th by Rivals.com. ALSO: UCLA recruiters hit the road, and it's paying well National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch
March 30, 2013 |
Steve Alford has been hired as UCLA's basketball coach, the university announced Saturday morning. Alford, 48, spent the last six seasons at New Mexico, compiling a 155-52 record. He replaces Ben Howland, who was fired after going 25-10 and winning the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship. Alford has agreed to a seven-year deal worth $2.5 million a year, according to a person familiar with the hire who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. [Updated 11:36 a.m. March 30: UCLA officials later confirmed Alford had agreed to a seven-year contract worth $18.2 million, including a $200,000 signing bonus.