A ferris wheel stands at the UCLA Westwood Village Block Party. Thousands of Bruins gathered at the party Sunday celebrating UCLA’s connection to the Westwood community. (Jeremy Chen/Assistant Photo editor)
Thousands of Bruins gathered at Broxton Avenue on Sunday for the fifth annual UCLA Westwood Village Block Party.
The party, held from 5 to 9 p.m., provided a space to celebrate the connection UCLA has with the local Westwood community, said Michael McCormack, assistant director of leadership and involvement for UCLA Residential Life.
This post was updated Sept. 21 at 11:13 p.m.
A recent study from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law discovered that despite increased social visibility, sexual minority youth face poorer mental health outcomes in comparison to previous generations.
UCLA researchers are working on a single test that can detect pathogens beyond COVID-19.
Eleazar Eskin, one of the faculty members leading the project, said a current diagnostic test for COVID-19, SwabSeq, is expanding to potentially identify other pathogens.
UCLA is expanding access to mental health services for community college students using a new, scalable and cost-effective care system.
The National Institute of Mental Health is funding UCLA’s ALACRITY Center through a $12 million five-year grant, said Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, co-director of the program and associate faculty of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center.
Students expressed disappointment and concern that UCLA will not be offering an off-campus meal plan for fall.
The Bruin Meal Plan enables off-campus students, including those in university apartments, to use on-campus dining halls, according to the UCLA Housing website.
Jamba by Blendid and Epicuria at Ackerman opened this summer at Ackerman Union.
Jamba by Blendid is a fully autonomous operating robot extension of Jamba, while Epicuria at Ackerman is a satellite restaurant of the Mediterranean-themed dining hall Epicuria at Covel that opened last fall.
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