March 12, 2012 – To help students succeed on their finals, psychology Professor Robert Bjork discusses effective studying strategies. He argues that what may seem counter-intuitive is actually much more conducive to long term learning. Learning how to learn is increasingly important as it is happening more outside of the classroom.
March. 12, 2012 “”mdash; The UCLA Film and Photography Society producing a series of short films, called “College, I Love You.” The series captures moments of love in the college setting, a spin-off of “Paris, Je T’aime.” One of the films is “Hey Bro, Where Are You?” Fourth-year English student Alex Benedon is the director and fourth-year anthropology student Samia Zaidi is the cinematographer. They discuss the execution of a film about love of the college experience, a journey, they argue, that can get nasty. A screening in Kerckhoff Grand Salon will take place in May.
March. 12, 2012 “”mdash; The college party scene can be a wild one and often frustrating as seen in the short film, “Hey Bro, Where Are You?” It’s part of a larger series, “College, I Love You,” that captures moments of love on the college campus. Director and fourth-year English student, Alex Benedon, and as well as cinematographer and fourth-year anthropology student, Samia Zaidi, share their vision for a film about a topsy turvy yet lovable college experience.
Just as extreme as the parties are the study sessions, especially with finals around the corner. However, research shows that traditional study habits are counterproductive. Professor of psychology Robert Bjork steps in with his findings on how to be the best learner you can be.
March. 5, 2012 “”mdash; Practice makes perfect. And today, we talk to students who have dedicated hours and hours to their goals. Magic is an exclusive art form passed from one magician to another. Third-year history student Angela Sanchez was once a child watching her father conjure illusions. Now she is writing her college thesis on famous women in a male-dominated art during the golden age of magic. To spread her passion, she formed the Magic and Illusion Student Team with second-year biochemistry student Jason Chang and fourth-year economics student John Manion. They discuss how they connect with audiences through illusions that tell stories.
Also, on Sunday, runners, swimmers and bikers took over the UCLA campus for the annual IronBruin triathlon. Nick Handel, a third-year mathematics/economics student, was among the competitors who crossed the finish line. He shares what it takes to sustain his strides over the miles.
March 5, 2012 – Hundreds swam, biked and ran their way to the finish line of Sunday’s IronBruin triathlon. The finish line lay after a 400 meter swim, a 13.5 mile bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run. Nick Handel, a third year mathematics/economics student reveals how he stays in the zone in a competition that pushes people to their outer limits.
March. 5, 2012 “”mdash; Angela Sanchez, a third-year history student, is researching historical female magicians for her senior thesis. She is a female magician of the present, practicing with second-year biochemistry student Jason Chang and fourth-year economics student John Manion. Together, they formed the Magic and Illusion Student Team. They share how they pull off an art that delights while it deceives.
Former president of the Mutual Amputee Aid Foundation Steve Bogna will share his journey adapting to the challenges presented when one leg is lost. Originally scheduled for this Sunday, it will now take place within the next couple weeks. Chloe Peters, co-president for Hands for Africa at UCLA, discusses how the organization will bring this knowledge to aid amputees from the Sierra Leone blood diamond conflicts. Then Hands for Africa founder Alton Harding shares his mission of providing prosthetics, education and hope.
Lapu, the Coyote that Cares Theatre Company put on its winter production, “Please Stand By” Sunday and will perform again on Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Schoenberg 1200. Third-year political science student Yalda Mostajeran plays a jaded actress in “The Meeting.” She discusses her character’s journey from alienation to redemption.
“The Meeting” is a scene from the LCC Theatre Company’s winter production, “Please Stand By.” It will be performed Wednesday in Schoenberg 1200. In the scene, three individuals are on their way to a meeting when they wind up trapped in a nondescript location. There, they are haunted by memories of alienated loved ones.
Third-year political science student Yalda Mostajeran discusses her role as an actress jaded by the spotlight. What is she left with when her demons strip away her starlet guise? Hands for Africa at UCLA is inviting an amputee to discuss his adjustment to the loss of a leg. Originally scheduled for this Sunday, it will now take place within the next couple weeks. Co-president Chloe Peters shares her vision in applying the understanding gained to the needs of Sierra Leone civil war amputee victims. Then Hands for Africa founder Alton Harding discusses how prosthetics and education can restore lost hope to this region.
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