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October 2016 Issue

FEATURES

The First Responders

The First Responders

UCLA’s Paramedic Program is one of the toughest, and the instructors would have it no other way.

DEPARTMENTS

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Oh, Snap

UCLA researchers find that social media is just as addictive for teens as chocolate.

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Life Lessons

Who better to inspire struggling students than a high school dropout with three UCLA degrees?

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Siren Calling

Politicians aren’t the only ones who can vary their vocal qualities to influence others.

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Mirror Image

UCLA neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni studies the brain cells that make us love watching sports.

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Fall 2016 Happenings

A Bruin guide to the season’s best in UCLA arts and culture, entertainment and sports.

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The Way We Were

Bruins of all ages love to recall the Westwood stores, cafés and nightspots where they made lasting memories.

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Making a Difference

Preparing students for public service has special meaning in an election year.

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The Past as Prologue

The new Luskin Conference Center pays homage to UCLA’s first century.

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Not Your Average Cooking Course

Not Your Average Cooking Course

Evan Kleiman's students explored much more than recipes in her food studies class. more »

Buildings in Bloom

Buildings in Bloom

UCLA faculty artist Jennifer Steinkamp brings nature into the heart of New York City. more »

Transforming a City

How will the NFL Rams' move to Inglewood affect the community?

Strike a Pose

UCLA-led study finds yoga and meditation effective in preventing cognitive impairment that may precede Alzheimer’s disease.

Nature and Concrete: A Metaphor

UCLA students create winning design for urban streets.

Sustainable Transportation Cuts Traffic to Campus

The decrease also reduces greenhouse gases.

Double Duty

Yoomi Chin's startup helps homeless youth, as well as professors and students.

Sustainability Grand Challenge Awarded $1.2 Million

Funds will go to projects focused on conservation and ecosystem health.

Waxman: Still Reasons to be Hopeful

Retired Congressman advised students to get involved and remain optimistic.

Student Activism Higher than Ever

UCLA’s annual freshman survey finds incoming students now more likely to participate in protests.

House for All Voices

U.S. Poet Laureate, a Bruin, invites the nation to come together to create an “epic poem.”

Brotherly Love

When a young patient at Mattel Children’s Hospital posted a sign in her window, the fraternity across the street took note.