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UCLA to Play 'Dr. House' with $7.2M Grant, Find Answers to Mysterious Ailments

UCLA to Play 'Dr. House' with $7.2M Grant, Find Answers to Mysterious Ailments

the National Institutes of Health as part of an initiative targeting the most difficult-to-solve medical cases and looking for ways of diagnosing rare genetic disorders.
Former UCLA Admin Assistant Sues After Being Fired, Claiming Racial Discrimination

Former UCLA Admin Assistant Sues After Being Fired, Claiming Racial Discrimination

Trinidad and Tobago native Janette Briceno complains that her supervisor joked she wanted to wear a noose around her neck.
UCLA Researchers ID New Gene Connected to Parkinson's Disease

UCLA Researchers ID New Gene Connected to Parkinson's Disease

The finding is being characterized as a major advancement in Parkinson's disease research.
Entertainment Mogul to Receive UCLA's Highest Honor at Today's Med Student Graduation

Entertainment Mogul to Receive UCLA's Highest Honor at Today's Med Student Graduation

In 2002, David Geffen made a $200 million gift to UCLA's medical school, the largest to a U.S. medical school.
UCLA: People Whose Brains Respond Strongly to Sexual Cues Have More Partners

UCLA: People Whose Brains Respond Strongly to Sexual Cues Have More Partners

"These are the first data we know of that link brain responses to actual sexual risk behaviors," said a researcher.
White House to Honor UCLA Urban Planning Chair

White House to Honor UCLA Urban Planning Chair

Evelyn Blumenberg is being called a "Champion for Change" for her work studying the travel behavior of low income adults.
UCLA Chancellor Wants Mandatory Diversity Classes for Most Students

UCLA Chancellor Wants Mandatory Diversity Classes for Most Students

UCLA's largest faculty group, which has authority over curriculum changes, has repeatedly rejected the idea.
UCLA to Reject Donald Sterling's $3 Mil Donation Pledge

UCLA to Reject Donald Sterling's $3 Mil Donation Pledge

The university announced it will return the initial $425,000 payment Sterling made, and will not accept the balance of the money.
UCLA Prof: Schools' Anti-Bullying Efforts Should Focus on Friendship

UCLA Prof: Schools' Anti-Bullying Efforts Should Focus on Friendship

Children with social connections -- even just one friend -- are at less risk of suffering severe symptoms after being bullied, said study author Jaana Juvonen, a UCLA professor of psychology
Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Children have to "change their perception about how they see themselves," she says.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National Assessment of Educational Progress ranks state students 36th in the U.S.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
California Releases Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

California Releases Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

To exempt a child from required vaccinations, a parent and a doctor must sign the new Personal Belief Exemption form under a state law that takes effect Jan. 1.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.