UCLA offered 25 Fiat Lux seminars spanning history to health to art Originally published by UCLA Newsroom The screen shows the familiar grid of small faces but everyone’s focused on the guest speaker, a student joining the class from his home in Wuhan, China, eager for their chances to ask questions. “Can you describe the […]

For the first time there was a showcase dedicated to community-engaged research Originally published by UCLA Newsroom n examination of how a museum exhibition that told the stories of HIV-positive people around the world through photographs they took of their daily lives affected people’s attitudes about HIV. An assessment of the effectiveness of a Los […]

Originally published by UCLA College Going into his freshman year at UCLA, Daniel Juarez ’19 freely admits, “I had no idea what I was doing.” The first member of his family to go to college, Juarez had fulfilled every requirement to get into UCLA, but he was lost when it came to the next steps […]

As the pandemic set in, the students pivoted their research focus from food security in Los Angeles to their fellow UCLA students Originally published by UCLA Newsroom In a course catalog at a place that offers as many different classes as UCLA, “Health Disparities and the Environment” might not stand out. But the undergraduates in […]

Originally published by UCLA Newsroom As UCLA undergraduate Jendalyn Coulter spoke to the several dozen professors, students and educational leaders about her research on former foster youth who go on to college, she was poised and commanded the room. The fourth-year sociology major and education minor, who is herself a former foster youth, was presenting […]

Originally published by UCLA Newsroom Karida Brown, UCLA assistant sociology professor, was inspired to create a support network for academics of social change last year when she realized how many of her contemporaries, herself included, would consider themselves a combination of scholar, organizer and activist — just like NAACP co-founder and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois. […]

Originally published by UCLA Newsroom On a sunny autumn Saturday at the Southeast-Rio Vista YMCA in the city of Maywood, kids colored drawings and played Jenga while their parents and other family members underwent basic health screenings conducted by volunteer nurses. After their bloodwork and other tests were done, the people met with doctors from […]

Originally published by UCLA Newsroom As the 10 dancers moved across the studio floor in Kaufman Hall, their instructor closely watched how each dancer’s body movements transitioned from one to the next. Victoria Marks, associate dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and professor of choreography, offered encouragement and challenged the dancers […]

Originally published by UCLA Newsroom Judy Mark was observing her students working in their four-person groups in her Autism Media Lab when she noticed one group quietly working on their laptops. No one was talking with each other. Frustrated, she went over and asked them why they weren’t working together or even engaging with Gaby […]

Originally published by UCLA College In a roundtable discussion with UCLA students and Chicago entrepreneurs at Startup UCLA on Feb. 12, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was adamant that despite all his career accomplishments, it is his failures, not his successes, that continue to teach him his biggest lessons. For the students in the room, it […]