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 21, 2011
UCLA next vs. Stanford, Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, 11 a.m., Channel 2 ? The Cardinal has been one of the early surprises of Pacific 10 Conference play, beating Washington at home and winning three of its first five games. But Stanford had lost three of its four road games ? including defeats at Butler and Oklahoma State ? before also falling to USC on Thursday night. ? Ben Bolch
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.
August 30, 2011
If all philanthropists were required to be morally upright, hospitals would be low on new wings and colleges would be starved for buildings. We'd also be missing a few beloved institutions outright — Stanford and Carnegie Mellon universities are cases in point. Charity is a virtue that should not be off-limits to scoundrels — if, in fact, they are truly giving to an institution rather than tethering their donations with strings that benefit them. Lowell Milken would probably be counted among the less pristine philanthropists, though not among the most scurrilous.
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
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September 3, 2013 |
Adding their voices to a debate that also has engaged media organizations, UCLA's undergraduate student government recently approved a resolution that condemned the use of the term “illegal” when describing immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission. The so-called “Drop the I-Word” resolution declared, in part, that: "We are aware that certain racially derogatory language used in media, political discourse and other institutional settings has historically bolstered the foundation for racially harmful actions including racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence.” It also said that some students have expressed fears about the appointment of Janet Napolitano as the next UC system president because she helped oversee an expansion of deportations during her recently concluded term as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.