Catherine Opie has had her photographs exhibited in some of the finest art museums and galleries all over the world. Her latest work aims to introduce millions of visitors to L.A. in ways that will widen their perspective of the city. With video.
Los Angeles County has a rare opportunity to make sweeping and necessary improvements to the way it rehabilitates incarcerated youth as it moves forward with a project to replace Camp Vernon J. Kilpatrick, a dilapidated all-boys camp in the hills above Malibu, a UCLA professor and her colleague point out.
Scientists at UCLA and California State University, Fullerton teamed up to study a monstrous 14-foot, 250-pound oarfish, found dead on a Oceanside beach last month. They are examining its structure to find clues to explain how the fish can swim vertically, among other mysteries. With video.
If you've tuned in to watch any of the dozens of documentaries and television specials marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy 's assassination, chances are you've seen historic footage provided by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. With video.
Poet Sabrina Youmans will read from her work, “Pacific Standard Time,” this Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at UCLA's Powell Library. Youmans, who is on staff in UCLA Athletics as a senior learning specialist supporting student athletes, will be joined at the reading by poets Chris Baron, Heather Eudy and Cali Linfor, her collaborators on the book, “Lantern Tree: Four Books of Poems” (City Works Press, 2012), which won the San Diego Book Award for best poetry anthology. The free event,presented by UCLA literary and art journal Westwind, takes place in Powell Library's Rose Gilbert Reading Room, South Rotunda. Find more information here.
Inspired to help displaced people after witnessing how the 2004 tsunami devastated her home country of Indonesia, public health student Dirna Mayasari spent last summer helping refugees in Myanmar. With video.
A graduate student helped put together an exhibit at UCLA Hillel that tells the story of more than 20,000 Jewish men, women, and children who were shielded from the Holocaust by living in a one-square mile area of Japanese-occupied Shanghai.
Gudelia Bustamante needed a new heart as well as a new liver to survive. In undergoing the high-risk surgery of a double transplant, the 58-year-old grandmother from Tulare became the 12th Californian to have this operation.
After nearly four decades of leading hundreds of thousands of Bruin fans in eight-claps and Bruin spell-outs, Geof Strand is turning in his bell after the Bruins' home finale against Arizona State on Saturday. But not without a final farewell from fans.
Students at predominantly Latino Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights are reaching beyond their own neighborhood and culture to study the language, music and traditional theater of China. With video.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is hosting a weeklong series of concerts, discussions and classes in early December that brings together Arab and Jewish artists and scholars to highlight the role of music in creating peace.
The UCLA Athletic Department has selected an award-winning architectural firm to design a new football training facility that will be located on the west side of Spaulding Field, the practice field for the Bruin football team. With video.
A two-year, labor-intensive project by UCLA Lab School students, parents and volunteers to clean up and restore Stone Canyon Creek is making headway. It's also spun off numerous classroom activities, from poetry writing to the testing of water quality.
Emerita history professor Joyce Appleby questions whether Democrats' vote to limit the use of filibusters in blocking presidential nominations is truly a "nuclear option" and calls for further action to eliminate the historically troublesome filibuster.
Professor Todd Presner proposes speeding up the time to degree and tackling the biggest problems by broadening the scope of humanities education through connecting with other disciplines and institutions.
Professor Robert Dallek counters criticism of President Kennedy's legislative and personal record with the assertion that his spirit and influence moved the American people forward as no other modern president has.
We should create a retirement savings app on our smartphones that would make it easy for consumers to contribute to their retirement savings account every month. This would be one way to prevent a retirement savings crisis and get Americans to increase their savings rate.