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UCLA faculty voice: A big step toward safer sidewalks

2014, August 19 - 12:10
Urban planning professor Donald Shoup says that property owners should be required to fix their broken sidewalks when they sell their property.

New vaccine shows promise as stronger weapon against both tuberculosis and leprosy

2014, August 19 - 10:00
UCLA-led research finds that a variant of an existing vaccine offers stronger protection against both diseases and with the addition of a particular protein, further boosts protection against leprosy.

Mother whose young daughter died from ovarian cancer raises money for UCLA cancer research

2014, August 19 - 00:00
Inspired by her memories of her daughter, Paulinda Babbini created a non-profit to raise money to fund the work of a UCLA scientist who focuses on gynecological cancers.

International survey again names UCLA among top universities

2014, August 18 - 15:28
In its new Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks UCLA second among U.S. public universities and 12th overall for the fourth consecutive year.

UCLA in the News August 18, 2014

2014, August 18 - 15:13
Modern Culprits are Throwing Off Our Internal Clocks | Wall Street Journal (Op-ed by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block) In this season of vacation travel, many of us are happily resigned to jet lag as the price of international adventure. The malaise ...

UCLA faculty voice: Thanks to technology, our internal sleep clocks are out of sync

2014, August 18 - 14:21
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block writes about the new science behind the disruption wrought by jet lag, unusual hours and bright tablet screens.

Implantable heart devices result in similar survival benefits among ethnic, racial groups

2014, August 18 - 12:30
Minorities had not been well represented in clinical trials of these devices, and the large-scale, two-year study sought to bridge this knowledge gap.

History professor Joyce Appleby's book on short list to win prize

2014, August 18 - 11:55
Joyce Appleby's “Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination” is in the running to win the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

Volunteers school international Bruins on campus culture, slang

2014, August 18 - 11:26
A non-credit UCLA class for international students and foreign faculty teaches idioms, pop culture and campus life, with a new emphasis on slang, L.A. neighborhoods and foodie havens.

Doctors, patients at the crossroads make difficult decisions together

2014, August 18 - 09:24
Through shared decision-making, patients and their physicians become true collaborators in determining the best course of care.

UCLA in the News August 15, 2014

2014, August 15 - 15:25
Planning for the survival of L.A.'s mountain lions. UCLA mathematician receives international honor for impact of his research on other fields. And more.

Venice Family Clinic to break ground on Children’s Health and Wellness Center in Mar Vista

2014, August 15 - 14:40
Venice Family Clinic, an affiliate of UCLA Health System, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Children’s Health and Wellness Center, the first pediatric medical home on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Acclaimed documentary to have Los Angeles premiere at Fowler Museum

2014, August 15 - 13:00
“Street Muse: Kenya” will screen on Aug. 21 at the UCLA Fowler Museum, followed by conversation with director and star.

Campus offers loans and emergency assistance to flood victims

2014, August 15 - 09:20
UCLA has made emergency assistance and interest-free loans available to people whose vehicles were destroyed or seriously damaged in the flooding caused by the recent water main break.

UCLA staff take a well-earned break at the staff picnic

2014, August 14 - 16:38
Employees still adjusting to the recent flooding enjoy eating, relaxing and dancing at the 10th annual thank you celebration for staff from every campus department.

UCLA in the News August 14, 2014

2014, August 14 - 13:27
Racial divide in Ferguson, Missouri, was apparent well before recent shooting. Warhol films get more than their 15 minutes of fame. And more.

PTSD can develop even without memory of the trauma, psychologists report

2014, August 14 - 10:04
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can develop in adults even with no explicit memory of an early childhood trauma, UCLA psychologists report Aug. 15 in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

Fowler invites families to 'Mask Making' on August 17

2014, August 13 - 16:16
UCLA Fowler Museum is hosting 'Mask Making' as part of its Kids in the Courtyard series on Sunday, August 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

'GHOST SHIFT' exhibition opens Sept. 3

2014, August 13 - 16:00
"GHOST SHIFT," an exhibition featuring work by UCLA Department of Art staff members Chris Bassett, Ed Beller, Deanna Erdmann, Ben Evans, Whitney Hubbs, Jared Pankin and Steven Simon, opens at the New Wight Gallery.

UCLA professor develops digital resources for study of ancient Egypt

2014, August 13 - 15:45
Willeke Wendrich first developed an interest in ancient Egyptian archaeology as a 20-year-old undergraduate student. Now an esteemed faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, she’s made a career out of her lifelong passion