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Back Issue - July 2010


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Blue and magenta texting cartoonAre IM'ing, texting and blogging ruining our minds — and our relationships? Bruin experts debate the impact of all our digital-communication.
Jul 1, 2010
The Dancing Truth
CastenadaProf David Delgado Shorter about a psychotropic trip that never happened, and other misrepresentations of Yaqui culture.
Jul 1, 2010
Art and Ancient Mariners
EubankAs an "expedition artist," alumna Danielle Eubank shipped out on a replica of a 6th-century boat to paint what inspires her as the crew proves they can circle Africa. She joined British businessman Philip Beale on his naval quest to prove that the ancient Phoenicians circumnavigated Africa before the Portuguese.
Jul 1, 2010
Brick Wars
BricksInterview with an Inanimate Object: The UCLA bricks, old and new, fight for supremacy. Will the facades beat the load-bearers? UCLA's very first brick weighs in.
Jul 1, 2010
Waterworks Down: The Inverted Fountain Story
Waterworks Down: The Inverted Fountain StoryThe Inverted Fountain was inspired by Yellowstone's bubbling springs, decorated with hand-picked rocks from Claremont, and is shallower than it started (to curtail student cannonballs).
Jul 1, 2010
On Exhibit: Leave Them Smiling
leavethemsmiling Festive wooden figurines called kkoktu reflect hope for a joyful transition from life to death in a Korean funerary art exhibit at the Fowler.
Jul 1, 2010
Good Sports: Elemental Football
elementalfootball A power duo takes the field for fall 2010 Bruin football. QB Kevin Prince and tight end Joseph Fauria bring years of friendship and chemistry to UCLA.
Jul 1, 2010
Outlaw Biology
Cowboy doing biologyA couple of guys in a garage changed computer technology. Will someone in a basement one day transform biology just as radically? We explore the tantalizing — and maybe terrifying — frontier of synthetic biology and do-it-yourself life science.
Jul 1, 2010
Forensic Science: Fact or Fiction?
Finger PrintFingerprints may prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt on TV, but this great plot device isn't necessarily science, says UCLA Law Prof Jennifer Mnookin. Mnookin and her team are establishing a scientific method to quantify error rates of fingerprint examination.
Jul 1, 2010
A Grandmother's Gift
ChildrenJudi Aubel '69 works to promote social change in the developing world with her nonprofit, The Grandmother Project.
Jul 1, 2010
Get Ready: Eat Here
eathere In Westwood on a Wednesday afternoon? Stop by the Westwood Village Certified Farmers' Market for some fresh bites.
Jul 1, 2010
Designing Woman
designingwomanjuly2010 Kahi Lee '99 has been called an "Interior Design Goddess" and a "Leader of the New School." The founder of design firm Kahi Lee Lifestyle, she recently designed a luxury penthouse for the just-opened W Hollywood.
Jul 1, 2010
Rocking Classroom
Rocking ClassroomOwen Jackman '89 offers his students at Leonardo Da Vinci School in Sacramento a unique opportunity to learn and perform music with The Leonardo Da Vinci Blues Band.
Jul 1, 2010
Sporting Chance
Jamie ApodyJamie Apody '00, a sports anchor and reporter at 6abc (WPVI-TV) in Philadelphia, offers a game plan for kicking off a career in sports broadcasting.
Jul 1, 2010
In Living Color
In Living ColorSee an interactive installation created by Design | Media Arts Professor Victoria Vesna and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Jim Gimzewski.
Jul 1, 2010
How Healthy is Your Hospital
Hospital figurinesIt's a scary irony: hospitals can make you sick. But UCLA is taking the lead in patient safety, from flight check-style safety checklists to basics like hand-washing and good handwriting, making Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center one of the safest in the nation.
Jul 1, 2010
The Fruits of Their Labor
Wine barrel with alumnaPlan a summer road trip to wineries owned and operated by UCLA alumni and you'll find a wonderland of excellent vintages, lush landscapes, and fascinating stories of how these Bruin vintners came to devote their days to the grape.
Jul 1, 2010
Skin Control
Skin ControlOne in five Americans will develop skin cancer. But with a little smart prevention, everybody can protect themselves from the harmful effects of too much summer sun. Get the latest thinking on how you can reduce your exposure.
Jul 1, 2010
Letters to the Editor, July 2010
July 2010 Magazine CoverReaders share their reactions to previous stories.
Jul 1, 2010
Curtain Up: Electric Summer
electricsummer The Hammer Museum partners with KCRW DJs and live bands this summer with its free "Also I Like to Rock" concert series of "danceable rock," Motown with a twist, and indie-pop.
Jul 1, 2010
Bruin Wine Country: A Tour Guide
Sunshine behind vineyardSo many wineries, so little time. Here's a comprehensive-as-we-can-make-it list of wineries owned by UCLA alumni, or in which graduates play a prominent role. Turn summer Sideways and hit the road to savor the mysteries of the grape. You can follow this route from UCLA all the way north to Napa!
Jul 1, 2010
Cinematic: Riding Giants
ridinggiants The Hammer shows the iconic surfing documentary Riding Giants, the first documentary to open the Sundance Film Festival, where the death-defying stunts drew roars of approval.
Jul 1, 2010
Mind Openers: Extreme Faith
extremefaith Playwright Wendy Graf '72 explores the line between cults and orthodox religion in her provocative work about a rebellious teen in Israel, Behind the Gates.
Jul 1, 2010
Family Values: Accordion en Español
accordionenespanol Bring the kids to a multicultural concert to meet the "Jimi Hendrix of the Accordion" Mr. Vallanato, a Mexican-American from Texas who riffs on Colombian folk music.
Jul 1, 2010