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TO: Undergraduate students in Mathematics

Join Mathematics Department Chair, Professor Mario Bonk, and Undergraduate Vice Chairs, Professors Mike Hill and Don Blasius, at a virtual town hall meeting next week on Tuesday, April 13th, 4-5:30PM Pacific Time. We know this is an unprecedented time, and there are bound to be a lot of things on your mind. This is an opportunity for Professors Bonk, Hill, and Blasius to hear from you and respond to your questions.

Please share your thoughts below. One way to provide your input and receive responses to your concerns is if you communicate them before the event.

  1. Can you describe a time you felt supported by the Department or in a math class?
  2. Can you describe a time when you felt unsupported or unheard by the Department or in a math class?
  3. What are some things you have liked about your classes or the Department?
  4. What are some things you would like to see happen/change in the Department in the next year?

If you prefer, you may also provide comments using this Google Form:

We will be sure to address any issues, questions, concerns, and comments by Monday, April 12th.

We appreciate your input, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Zoom Coordinates:

Meeting ID: 922 6414 6975
Passcode: 947759



Department of Mathematics

University of California, Los Angeles

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Interested in tech and engineering? Want to share your passion with underserved high school students? is back for another year and looking for volunteers and applications are now open!

This year, is a two-day event filled with exciting workshops and panels in computer science, engineering, and technology. We seek to engage students from underserved areas in Los Angeles, introducing them to the thriving tech scene at UCLA and inspiring them to pursue these possibilities.

Volunteers will be responsible for providing mentorship for high school students through our brand new College Buddy Chat sessions and facilitating workshops. All majors and backgrounds are welcome, no prior knowledge in engineering or tech is required!

When: April 10 and 11, 2021 10:00AM-1:30PM

Where: Online!

Applications are due on Monday, March 1st at 11:59 PM PST!

Apply to be a volunteer today!:

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Learn more about us at:

Good afternoon,

My name is Colman Freel; I represent the Harvard University Department of the History of Science journal, Synthesis. We are the nation’s only peer-reviewed undergraduate history of science journal. 

This semester, we have started a blog series to offer more students an opportunity to showcase their outstanding research in the history of science. In an effort to include work from students at a range of universities, we are reaching out to history and STEM departments to share submission information. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share our flyer, submission form, and contact information (below) in any newsletters or announcements your department distributes. 

Thank you so much for your time!

Submission Form

Harvard Synthesis Webpage

Contact Information

Colman Freel, Blog Committee Chair:

General Synthesis Journal Contact:

If you have any questions about the program, you can send them to We are looking forward to reviewing your application!

Worried about which apartment you’ll be living in next year? Or if you’ll be able to find a good place in time? We know the process can be stressful, so the USAC Office of the Internal Vice President is here to help! 

Come to our Off-Campus Living Fair, where you can meet landlords from over 20 properties! Students like you will be able to easily understand and navigate the world of rent, utilities, deposits, landlords, and so much more. 

See where you could be living in the near future on Thursday, February 25th, from 3:00-5:00 PM PST, happening right on Zoom. 

Register now at: 

We will also be holding a raffle to give away 5 gift cards to 5 lucky students, so make sure to come out, ask your questions, and get a chance to win a $10 gift card!

I am Rick Bryant, Executive Director of the Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) program at Carnegie Mellon University. Undergraduate STEM majors comprise the majority of our students, but many were not initially aware of Quantitative Finance as a career option.

For your students who are considering a master’s degree, they may be interested in this dynamic career path utilizing mathematics/statistics, computational skills and data analytics within the financial services industry.

We have a wealth of quantitative finance career resources, including industry briefs, job summaries, employment statistics and salary data that can validate this master’s degree option as not only a great career choice, but a strong return-on-investment as well.

I would appreciate your assistance by forwarding this email to your students who can sign up for these resources and learn more about quantitative finance.

Thank you for your time, attention and support. 

Warm Regards,

Rick Bryant 
Executive Director, MSCF 

UCLA Relay For Life 2021: In The Clouds will take place virtually this year in May and now is the perfect time for new participants to register! In honor of World Cancer Day on February 4th, we will be having a FLASH DISCOUNT from February 4th to February 6th. For those 3 days only, the registration fee (donation) will drop from $15 to $12 only with promo code CLOUDS when you register at

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that brings our community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help ACS make a global impact on cancer. All of the money that is raised at Relay supports the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer as a major health
problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

We are always happy to see our Relay family grow and encourage you to spread the word about this flash registration discount with acquaintances, friends, and family to ensure they are able to enjoy our virtual Relay this year!

If you’re interested in what our virtual Relay For Life 2021 will look like, you can view last year’s livestream Relay at the “Virtual Relay” tab on our website to understand the excitement to come this year!

Jay Solanki
Recruitment Committee
ACS On Campus at UCLA

The SKY Happiness Workshop introduces SKY Breathing Meditation, an evidence-based meditation practice integrated with breath work that can significantly increase one’s well-being and calmness, and significantly reduces anxiety and stress. The course features interactive group processes, experiential learning, emotional intelligence training, breath-work, light yoga, and evidence-based meditation. It’s one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends, and, most importantly, have fun!

recent study from Yale (see video) showed that SKY impacted the most mental health outcomes (e.g., anxiety, depression, positive emotions, social connection) in students relative to other programs (more info in Forbes article: “How To Decrease Back To College Anxiety: Just Breathe” and Harvard Business Review: “Why Breathing Is So Effective at Reducing Stress”).

Workshop Details:

Dates: March 5 – 7, 2020 (Friday – Sunday) (attendance at all sessions is required)
Times: Fri: 5:30-8:30 PM    Sat-Sun: 1:00 PM-4 PM
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Cost: Complete a scholarship application online at:

There are limited spots available for this workshop, and they fill up fast. If you would like to attend, please fill out the scholarship application. Once you submit it, we will contact you to discuss further details. *Availability is first come, first serve, and requires attendance at all sessions.* Space is limited to 25 students. 


What students at other universities are saying:

The SKY Happiness Workshop has been one of the best experiences and most precious gifts of my life.   The techniques I learned in the class continually allow me to be the best that I can be as a student, a leader, and a person.   They have taught me to manage my stress and emotions, increase focus and concentration to perform better academically and take the most I can from Stanford, and have an overall sense of well-being, happiness, and clarity in all aspects of my life.  
– Jackie, Stanford University

The SKY Happiness Retreat is a wonderful experience that will give you the tools needed to de-stress and maintain an overall peaceful and happy life, as well as help you become more successful with concentration, energy and focus honed through the techniques taught.  
– Silenze, Purdue University

For the first time, I have control over the relentless racing of my mind.    
– Elan, Brown University
I felt surprised by how easy it was to make new connections with people. I felt like we established a deep bond and that encourages me to go out and do that with other people too.– Grace, UCLA

The SKY Happiness Retreat is a worthwhile investment in yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know others in unexpected ways during this short time. 

- Susan Prieto-Welch, Purdue University, Director of Counseling Services

The SKY Happiness Retreat will revolutionize your daily life. As a busy student who also works and feels that my plate is sometimes too full, I cannot recommend making time for this course highly enough.   

- Bryn, USM Law

Never before have I felt more myself.  That is so incredible, and I am so, so grateful. 
– Johnny, Harvard University

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