Tuesday, May 23


The University of California was recognized as a leader in renewable energy generation by the Environmental Protection Agency last month. (Creative Commons photo by Tony Webster via Flickr)

UC ranks as one of leading colleges in EPA’s Green Power Partnership

The United States Environmental Protection Agency recognized the University of California as a leader in renewable energy, UC officials announced Thursday. The EPA assessed the UC and other organizations through its Green Power Partnership, a program that encourages organizations to use green power to reduce the environmental effects of electricity use. Read more...

Photo: The University of California was recognized as a leader in renewable energy generation by the Environmental Protection Agency last month. (Creative Commons photo by Tony Webster via Flickr)

The University of California was recognized as a leader in renewable energy generation by the Environmental Protection Agency last month. (Creative Commons photo by Tony Webster via Flickr)

All students will be able to request a ride at designated stops on campus using TapRide, a mobile app introduced to Community Service Officers' Evening Van Service. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

CSO van service app test to continue through spring for all students

A mobile application that allows students to request rides on campus will continue to go through a trial phase, but expand to allow more students to test the service Monday. Read more...

Photo: All students will be able to request a ride at designated stops on campus using TapRide, a mobile app introduced to Community Service Officers' Evening Van Service. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

All students will be able to request a ride at designated stops on campus using TapRide, a mobile app introduced to Community Service Officers' Evening Van Service. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Cited cyclists may choose to take a bicycle safety course, which takes about an hour to complete, once every 12 months instead of receiving a punitive mark on their driving record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA receives SCAG sustainability award for BruinBikeSmart program

UCLA received a sustainability award from an urban planning association for a campus bicycle safety program the university started in October. The Southern California Association of Governments recognized the UCLA Transportation on May 4 for the BruinBikeSmart program, which allows campus cyclists who receive a citation to complete an online safety course for $75 rather than pay a citation fee upward of $300. Read more...

Photo: Cited cyclists may choose to take a bicycle safety course, which takes about an hour to complete, once every 12 months instead of receiving a punitive mark on their driving record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Cited cyclists may choose to take a bicycle safety course, which takes about an hour to complete, once every 12 months instead of receiving a punitive mark on their driving record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

ASUCLA Board of Directors recap – May 19

Associated Students UCLA is a multimillion-dollar organization that provides student services and activities that the university does not fund. It oversees the Undergraduate Students Association Council, Graduate Students Association, Communications Board, campus services and enterprises. Read more...


UCLA and other institutions studied how oil moves in water currents in the Gulf of Mexico last month. Their experiment looked at what processes cause oil to accumulate in the ocean. (Courtesy of Lucia Bertero)

UCLA oceanographers embark on voyage to study Gulf of Mexico currents

A team of UCLA oceanographers towed a small boat to Louisiana to study water currents in the Gulf of Mexico last month. UCLA, with a consortium of institutions, studied how oceanic currents move oil in areas affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill. Read more...

Photo: UCLA and other institutions studied how oil moves in water currents in the Gulf of Mexico last month. Their experiment looked at what processes cause oil to accumulate in the ocean. (Courtesy of Lucia Bertero)

UCLA and other institutions studied how oil moves in water currents in the Gulf of Mexico last month. Their experiment looked at what processes cause oil to accumulate in the ocean. (Courtesy of Lucia Bertero)