The University of California is offering Punjabi for the first time to all campuses through the UC cross-campus enrollment system. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)
Amrik Johal spoke Punjabi growing up, but he never learned how to read or write in the language.
“Many of us could speak Punjabi at home, but there’s very few who understand how to read and write,” said Johal, an education graduate student.
This post was updated on Jan 10 at 4:58 p.m.
At least three academic departments will not alter their degree plans to allow students to use pass/no pass courses to count toward certain degree requirements in the winter 2021 quarter, despite recommendations from the Academic Senate.
This post was updated Dec. 3 at 7:19 p.m.
Shannon Speed knows every American Indian and Alaska Native faculty member at UCLA.
“It’s uncomfortable being a faculty member where you know every other faculty member of your demographic category,” said Speed, who is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a professor of gender studies and anthropology.
More than 50 first-year students tune in to a Zoom lecture every Tuesday and Thursday to learn about Islam from a cluster of perspectives.
UCLA debuted a new course, Cluster 27: “Global Islam,” to its cluster program this academic year.
Undergraduate student leaders are organizing in support of a 2020 election ballot proposition that would allow universities in California to consider race as a factor in admissions.
Editor’s Note: In accordance with AP style, The Bruin refers to the Filipino community as “Filipinos” and uses “Pilipino” in reference to organizations or terms which have that spelling in their names.
Some UCLA graduate schools are now operating with increased COVID-19 safety precautions for in-person instruction.
In-person classes are limited to essential workforce training programs that cannot be deferred to an online format, said UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez in an emailed statement.
A married pair of UCLA professors posthumously left the university nearly $9 million that will go toward scholarships, department chairs and seminars.
Bernice Wenzel and Wendell Jeffrey, two married psychology professors at UCLA who passed away in 2018 and 2015, respectively, donated $8.7 million to UCLA, said Lynn Andrews, the professors’ niece, in an emailed statement.
This post was updated Oct. 25 at 7:59 p.m.
When Stephen Cucharo taught a political science seminar over Zoom, he struggled to read the room – an issue he has had since the transition to remote learning.
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