Bill Dorfman, a UCLA alumnus, is a media personality and celebrity cosmetic dentist. He is also involved with LEAP, a nonprofit education foundation that organizes youth leadership programs at UCLA. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Bill Dorfman, a UCLA alumnus, is a media personality and celebrity cosmetic dentist. He is also involved with LEAP, a nonprofit education foundation that organizes youth leadership programs at UCLA. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Cosmetic dentist and UCLA alum brings smiles into the spotlight


Bill Dorfman transformed people’s smiles through dental surgeries when he was featured on the television show “Extreme Makeover.” “What I realized is, when you save a lot of teeth, you save a smile,” Dorfman said.

Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

Grad student challenges traditional depictions of women in play ‘Eclipsed’


Jayongela Wilder is tired of seeing women in film and theater portrayed as fragile wives, submissive maids or incompetent lovers. Wilder, a graduate student in theater, seeks to change the stereotypical depiction presented in film and theater by directing “Eclipsed,” a play that tracks the tribulations and survival stories of five Liberian women during the Second Liberian Civil War.

Men’s basketball dominates UC Riverside 98-56

Senior guard Isaac Hamilton paced the Bruins with 27 points, including shooting 7-for-12 from beyond the arc. UCLA finished the game shooting 48 percent from 3-point range. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

This post was updated Nov. 30 at 10:30 p.m. Sandwiched in between winning the Wooden Legacy championship and a date with No. 1 Kentucky, No. 11 UCLA men’s basketball (8-0) still had to take care of business at home.

Next Generation Science Standards to reinvent student learning


California students will receive a more engineering design-based science education in a few years that will connect experiments more closely with concepts. The California State Board of Education approved in early November a framework that will help teachers implement curricula based on the Next Generation Science Standards.

Editorial: USAC reform fails to address council’s underlying diversity issues

Jacqueline Alvarez: Campus “safe spaces” prevent students from engaging in honest dialogue

Freeze Peach Friday: Protest Milo Yiannopoulos event, not shut it down

(Valaree Catangay/Daily Bruin contributor)

Milo Yiannopoulos is back at it again, and with his imminent return to campus, free speech has once again re-entered the UCLA news cycle. Yiannopoulos, the infamously anti-feminist speaker from Breitbart News Network and possible choice for President-elect Donald Trump’s press secretary, will reportedly return to UCLA sometime in February.

The Quad: Living with HIV in 2016 – has anything changed?

Plugged In: Welcoming the new age of technology




No Offense, But: Research and TV


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GSA recap – Nov. 30

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USAC recap – Nov. 30

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Radio reporter Jonaki Mehta, photographer Sonja Bartlett and an external translator, Ravindranath Chandran, spent nine days in Vadamanappakkam covering the progress and effectiveness of Project RISHI’s initiatives and exploring the complexities of this rural village and its residents. This project was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which has funded UCLA’s student journalists for eight years to cover stories of a global reach and local impact.

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