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Back Issue - April 2008

Studying Abroad, Indiana Jones-Style
Studying Abroad- Indiana Jones StyleWould-be archaeologists are joining UCLA field digs from Albania to Peru in this unusual summer-abroad program.
Jun 30, 2008
Reversing Retardation
Reversing RetardationUCLA researchers found an existing drug works on the brain to reverse specific learning disabilities, with implications for reversing autism.
Jun 23, 2008
The Baby Whisperer
The Baby WhispererA UCLA pediatrician talks about his method for calming seemingly inconsolable babies in seconds.
Jun 19, 2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss
Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory LossOxygen deprivation from sleep apnea appears to cause brain damage and memory loss similar to Alzheimer's.
Jun 12, 2008
Commencement Without Clinton
Commencement Without ClintonFormer President Clinton is not speaking at UCLA's commencement ceremony. Chancellor Gene Block steps in.
Jun 11, 2008
Student Films Soar
Student Films SoarThe festival blog captures the action from UCLA's 2008 student film fest.
Jun 11, 2008
Low Serotonin May Make Unfairness Seem Worse
Low Serotonin May Make Unfairness Seem WorseFair? No fair? Your answer may depend on your mood and serotonin levels, UCLA and Cambridge researchers found.
Jun 9, 2008
3-D immune system view aids cancer treatment
3-D Immune System View Aids Cancer TreatmentUCLA researchers created a new molecule that gets picked up in PET scans, revealing a 3-D monitoring map of patients' immune systems that can be used in treatments.
Jun 9, 2008
UCLA's Movement Coach to the Stars
UCLA's Movement Coach to the StarsMoving isn't as instinctive as you think. Movie stars and UCLA students alike turn to Jean-Louis Rodrigue.
Jun 5, 2008
Mural "América Tropical" Reborn for Concert
Mural Reborn for ConcertThe controversial mural América Tropical, painted by Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in 1932, comes to life in a multimedia concert June 6, 2008, with help from three UCLA professors.
Jun 4, 2008
Sneak Peek at Student Movies
Sneak Peek at Student MoviesGet a taste of seven of the student movies featured at UCLA's 2008 student film festival — then vote for your favorite.
Jun 4, 2008
Golf Gold
Golf GoldBruin swingers take UCLA's 103rd NCAA title.
Jun 2, 2008
Combatting Cancer
Combatting CancerNatural chemicals in vegetables, fruits and tea found to protect smokers from lung cancer, UCLA researchers report. The study is the first to find that plant components called flavonoids may prevent disease.
May 29, 2008
Starbucks CEO Wins Wooden Award
Starbucks CEO Wins Wooden AwardUCLA's Anderson School of Management presented the first John Wooden Global Leadership Award to Starbucks CEO Howard on May 28 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
May 29, 2008
2008 Alumni of the Year named
2008 Alumni of the Year NamedUCLA's 2008 Alumni of the Year have been named.
May 28, 2008
Tennis Takes Title
Tennis Takes TitleUCLA Women's Tennis is NCAA champion, UCLA's 102nd title.
May 21, 2008
Wooden Brings Basketball to the Coliseum
Wooden Brings Basketball to the ColiseumLegendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden became the first basketball figure inducted into the Coliseum's Court of Honor on May 20, 2008.
May 21, 2008
Could TV Shows Start Pushing Drug Ads?
Could TV Shows Start Pushing Drug Ads?As product placement becomes more common on hit TV shows, UCLA researchers recommend the FDA step in before viewers start considering prescription drugs based on what their favorite characters take.
May 19, 2008
It's Official
It's OfficialChancellor Gene Block inaugurated May 13 at Royce Hall.
May 13, 2008
Freshmen Enrollment
Freshmen EnrollmentNearly 4,900 students to enroll; underrepresented students up.
May 12, 2008
A Mind to Fairness
A Mind to FairnessThe human brain reacts to fairness as it does to money and chocolate, a UCLA study shows.
May 5, 2008
It's the real thing
It's the Real ThingTheater, Film and Television directing student Austin Formato won the 2008 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award with his 50-second film.
May 5, 2008
Faculty Honors
Faculty HonorsUCLA professors have been elected to National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
May 2, 2008
Puttin' on the blitz
Puttin' on the BlitzHead Coach Rick Neuheisel gave the "Lady Bruins" a crash course in football.
May 1, 2008
Remember to Forget What You Studied
Remember to Forget What You StudiedA UCLA researcher found that forgetting can be a powerful learning tool.
Apr 30, 2008
Star Power: Renowned Russian Baritone Vladimir Chernov
Star PowerInternational opera star Vladimir Chernov brings his formidable talents to UCLA, where he is teaching the next generation of great singers.
Apr 22, 2008
A Tale of Two Bruins
A Tale of Two BruinsThey're great friends and fellow Bruins, but in front of the media, Toronto Raptors Darrick Martin '92 and Jason Kapono '03 are as different as Felix Unger and Oscar Madison.
Apr 22, 2008
A Shipp in the Desert
A Shipp in the DesertGrowing up in Los Angeles with three brothers who excelled in basketball, Brittney Shipp '05 set her own course for success — in television broadcasting.
Apr 15, 2008
Remembering Bridget O'Brien '03
Remember BridgetPhotojournalist Bridget O'Brien, who died in a car crash with her husband last October, is memorialized in a scholarship created by UCLA's Student Media Foundation to support student reporters at the UCLA Daily Bruin.
Apr 14, 2008
Plan brokered by UCLA, USC archaeologists would remove roadblock to Mideast peace
Removing RoadblocksRan Boytner, a University of California, Los Angeles archaeologist and Lynn Swartz Dodd, an archaeologist at the University of Southern California, have guided a team of prominent Israeli and Palestinian archaeologists to arrive at the first-ever agreement on the disposition the region's archaeological treasures following the establishment of a future Palestinian state.
Apr 8, 2008
All the Right Moves
Football coach Rick NeuheiselRick Neuheisel returns to his alma mater in the one job he wanted above all others — head football coach at UCLA. Are you ready for some really fun football?
Apr 1, 2008
101 NCAA Titles
101 NCAA TitlesUCLA women's water polo team wins NCAA title, for a total of 101 NCAA titles for UCLA. The Bruins beat USC 6-3 in the championship match at Stanford University.
Apr 1, 2008
Grade Expectations
Child raising handUCLA's School Management Program has helped hundreds of K-12 schools across the country improve their performance.
Apr 1, 2008
Wining and Dining
kleiman and cochranTwo Bruin culinary experts share their favorites for perfect meals during nights on the town or quiet dining at home.
Apr 1, 2008
Life in Colors: the Chicano Canvas
Scholar Chon NoriegaChicano art and artists have a passionate champion: UCLA scholar Chon Noriega
Apr 1, 2008
Engage, Isolate, or Strike
Political cartoon of Kim Jong IlA primer on how the United States has and currently deals with renegade countries, including when and if to use deadly force.
Apr 1, 2008
The Unmelting Pot
The Unmelting PotA UCLA study of Mexican Americans started in the 1960s is now completed, with unexpected findings.
Apr 1, 2008
Search committee recommends Mark G. Yudof be appointed next UC president
Search committee recommends Mark G. Yudof to be next UC presidentThe Board of Regents will make a final decision soon.
Apr 1, 2008
Crossing one street takes hospital years of planning
Crossing One Street Takes Hospital Years of WorkMoving hospital patients and equipment to a new facility is a daunting task.
Apr 1, 2008
Historians Saul Friedlander and Daniel Walker Howe win Pulitzer Prizes
Historians Saul Friedlander and Daniel Walker Howe win Pulitzer PrizesHistorian Saul Friedlander won a Pulitzer Prize, the general nonfiction award for "The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945."
Apr 1, 2008
Lynn Vavreck on Election 2008
Lynn Vavreck on Election 2008Political scientist Lynn Vavreck has some ideas about the winner of the 2008 presidential election
Apr 1, 2008