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Back Issue - October 2006


Saving Troubled Minds
Bright light from the door illustrationTwo donors and one scientist fight schizophrenia. They might just win.
Oct 1, 2006
Gong with the Wind
Gong With the WindIn fall of 1950, UCLA celebrated the return of the Victory Bell after three years in the hands of USC.
Oct 1, 2006
The War on Weight
Man digging holeAmerica is extra large for a lot of reasons. How do we slim down our "obesegenic" society?
Oct 1, 2006
Curtain Up: Tale of 2Cities
Curtain Up: Tale of 2CitiesChavez Ravine and Ebbets Field. Separated by a continent, linked by one legendary baseball club...and the idea of loss of place. Playwright and performer Heather Woodbury explores the theme in a new play at Freud Playhouse.
Oct 1, 2006
Flu Fighters
Suited man with a gas mask If — some say when — bird flu comes to the U.S., it will spread across the country in weeks. UCLA is among those helping to prepare for and protect us from a possible pandemic. Can the FLU FIGHTERS get the country and the campus ready in time?
Oct 1, 2006
Crisis Point
Mandla Kayise ‘87 African-American enrollment is at its lowest point in decades. In a no-holds-barred roundtable, campus and community leaders debate the problem and discuss solutions.
Oct 1, 2006
Saving Faces
Saving FacesFor two decades, Dr. Gary Parker D.D.S. '77 has sailed the West Coast of Africa in the Mercy Ship Anastasis, performing life-altering--and saving--facial surgery.The inspiring story of a doctor and his family's lifelong mission to bring hope to those who have none.
Oct 1, 2006
Nomad Chic
Nomad ChicThey are among the most mysterious of mirages. The Tuareg, swathed in indigo, their elaborate silvery jewelry shining, galloping across the sands on striking white horses. A new Fowler Museum exhibit sheds light on "the Blue People of the Sahara."
Oct 1, 2006
Get Ready: Tailgating by the Experts
Get Ready: Tailgating by the ExpertsAs the football season kicks off, a panel of self-appointed experts serves up a smörgåsbord of helpful hints on how to make the perfect tailgate.
Oct 1, 2006
Cinematic: The Screen According to Suber
Cinematic: The Screen According to SuberThis UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television professor knows everything about everything when it comes to making movies.
Sep 20, 2006