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  • UCLA Apr 4

    UCLA Reports More Cases of Coronavirus, Total Rises to 14

    At least 14 members of UCLA’s staff and student body have been diagnosed with coronavirus, school officials said today as two more cases were announced. A staff member who has not worked on campus since March 31, and one who has not worked on campus since March 18 are the latest cases. A campus employee and a student who lives…

  • coronavirus Mar 31

    Grad Student Builds Ventilator Using Home Depot Supplies

    UCLA Biodesign Fellow Glen Meyerowitz built the device in a few hours and is hoping it can serve as a proof-of-concept for a low-cost ventilator that could help hospitals with ventilator shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • homeless Mar 27

    More Than 1,200 Homeless People in California Likely to Die From Coronavirus, Report Says

    More than 1,200 people experiencing homelessness in California will likely die due to the coronavirus, according to research released Wednesday. That number is a large chunk of the total of 3,400 homeless people expected to die from COVID-19 across the United States, said the study’s authors, which included researchers from UCLA, Boston University and the University of Pennsylvania. The report…

  • coronavirus Mar 22

    Study Reveals Time Period Coronavirus Remains in Air, on Surfaces

    A new study shows that COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols, and suggests that people may acquire it through the air and after touching contaminated objects, officials at UCLA announced. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested the virus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to…

  • coronavirus Mar 20

    UCLA Takes Lead in Race to Find Cure for Coronavirus Infection

    A select number of patients infected with the coronavirus will start receiving an experimental drug that researchers hope could stop the virus in its tracks.  President Donald Trump told the nation Thursday in his daily briefing that he was fast-tracking trials of the drug, Remdesivir.  “It seems to have a very good result having to do with this virus,”...

  • coronavirus Mar 20

    Drug That Might Help Beat the Coronavirus Is Tested at UCLA

    The race is on to find effective drugs to treat the novel coronavirus, and one that’s sparking the most hope has been used in clinical trials at UCLA Medical Center. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020. 

  • coronavirus Mar 20

    UCLA Backtracks on Making Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies Virtual Events

    UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block said Thursday university officials will consult with its student leadership before making a decision on the fate of its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies. Block had announced Wednesday UCLA’s spring 2020 commencement ceremonies would be adapted to virtual events in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus.” In these unprecedented times, we are guided…

  • UCLA Mar 19

    UCLA Cancels Ceremony, Moving Graduation Online

    The University of California at Los Angeles’ 100th graduating class will not be able to celebrate like the 99 classes that came before it. UCLA announced Thursday that it had canceled this year’s commencement ceremony amid the coronavirus outbreak. “I’m not too concerned about it,” Maria Hernandez, a student, said. “I’m okay with just getting my diploma in the...

  • UCLA Mar 19

    UCLA Announces Graduation Will Take Place Online Due to Coronavirus

    After UCLA announced that the commencement ceremony would not take place for the class of 2020, there is mixed reaction. Jonathan Gonzalez reported on NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

  • UCLA Mar 18

    Second Case of COVID-19 at UCLA Confirmed

    A UCLA student has tested positive for coronavirus, the second member of the campus community to be diagnosed with the virus, the school reported Tuesday night. The student lives in off-campus, non-university-owned housing and was being treated at a hospital, according to a statement from Chancellor Gene Block. “I know the entire UCLA community joins me in keeping our fellow…

  • coronavirus Mar 10

    UCLA Suspends In-Person Classes, Offers Final Exams Remotely

    In-person classes are being suspended and final exams will be offered remotely, the University of California at Los Angeles announced Tuesday, while all athletic events on the campus will be limited to only essential personnel. The university said no cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 were confirmed on campus as of Tuesday. “While there are no confirmed cases at UCLA at...

  • UCLA Mar 11

    UCLA Suspending In-Person Classes Due to Coronavirus Fears

    UCLA announced that it is canceling in-person classes at UCLA due to coronavirus fears and offering remote final exams. Beverly White reported on NBC4 News at 5:30 p.m. on March 10, 2020

  • USC Mar 7

    Mathews, USC Snap UCLA’s 7-Game Streak on Last-Second 3

    Jonah Mathews hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1 second remaining on senior day, helping Southern California edge UCLA 54-52 on Saturday and end the Bruins’ seven-game winning streak. The Bruins (19-12, 12-6 Pac-12 Conference) came into the game tied for first with Oregon. Now they’ll have to await the outcome of the Ducks’ game against Stanford later Saturday. A victory...

  • coronavirus Mar 6

    Three UCLA Students Are Being Tested for Coronavirus

    Three UCLA students who are being tested for coronavirus will isolate themselves off-campus, the school said in a statement issued early Friday morning. No cases of the fast-moving virus have been confirmed at UCLA, the statement continued. The school scheduled a meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss COVID-19 and UCLA’s response. It was not immediately clear whether the...

  • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL Feb 21

    Parent Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scheme

    A woman charged in the college admissions scandal pleaded guilty Friday to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit. Xiaoning Sui, 49, a Chinese citizen who lives in Surrey, British Columbia, pleaded guilty to a single count of federal programs bribery in Boston’s federal court. The charge is used…

  • LA Sports Awards Feb 21

    Kobe Bryant, Cody Bellinger, Mike Trout, and Rachel Garcia Honored at LA Sports Awards

    The excitement was palpable inside the International Ballroom at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday night in Los Angeles for the 15th annual L.A. Sports Awards. The annual event is produced by the Los Angeles Sports Council and recognizes the best athletes, coaches, and executives within the LA sports landscape. Located within the same space as the Golden...

  • California Feb 5

    Forecasters Remain Bullish on California Real Estate

    Although the economy is predicted to slow in 2020, developers’ views on most California commercial real estate in 2022 are optimistic, and they reflect an eagerness to get in on the ground floor of the next commercial real estate expansionary cycle, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Wednesday. The biannual Winter 2020 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real…

  • coronavirus Feb 5

    Screening Travelers for Coronavirus is Ineffective, UCLA Study Says

    Screening efforts will catch less than half of travelers infected with the novel coronavirus on average, according to early research by scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles. The study, which was published Monday and is awaiting peer review, found that most travelers with coronavirus have contracted it recently and, thus, may not show symptoms. Only two-thirds of…

  • Diabetes Feb 4

    UCLA Researchers Develop Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch

    Bioengineers at UCLA and several other universities have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that they say could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes and deliver necessary insulin dosage. The adhesive patch, which is about the size of a quarter, is simple to manufacture and intended to work for 24 hours before needing to be replaced,…

  • UCLA Jan 29

    UCLA Gets $30M Donation to Renovate Psychology Building

    The University of California, Los Angeles has received a $30 million donation to support a major renovation of the building that houses its psychology department, the school announced Tuesday. The gift from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation is the second largest in the history of the UCLA College’s life sciences division, the university said. In recognition of the…

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