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Conference at UCLA prepares underrepresented students for graduate school

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 […]

Faculty Innovation Fellowship helps UCLA professors launch startups

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. […]

Student launches mobile health clinic to increase access to care

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 […]

Disabled dancers learn to redefine the aesthetics of movement at UCLA

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 […]

Autism Media Lab at UCLA teaches — and practices — inclusion

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 […]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges students to embrace risk at Startup UCLA roundtable

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 […]

Lights, camera, Davis

(originally written for Steve Magagnini’s Journalism class, UC Davis, November 2011) Late one night last winter, anyone studying in the basement of Shields Library would have borne witness to an unusual sight: A tall, lanky guy running around the stacks holding a video camera. That was senior Technocultural Studies major Kyle Dickerson making his second-ever […]