33rd Land Use Law and Planning Conference hosted by UCLA Extension on January 18, 2019

Annual Conference Examines the Housing Crisis and Judicial Updates LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 11, 2019) – The Annual Land Use Law & Planning Conference presents the latest housing, environmental and land use law issues confronting  California, on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles. “We are interested in substantive dialogue…

Novel idea: A Thriller with a Strong Female Lead

After working for years as an actress in Hollywood, Kim Simons decided to go back to college.  The then-37-year-old enrolled in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, a continuing education program, as she aspired to be a screenwriter. As she sat in a Los Angeles classroom with other novice writers, Simons came up with the idea…

Senior Film Project Wins Recent CSUN Grad Top Honors from the DGA

Dilek Ince knew in middle school that she wanted to be a storyteller when she grew up. By high school, she knew she wanted to tell her stories through film. Once she graduated, Ince packed a solitary suitcase, boarded a plane in her native Turkey and headed to Los Angeles – the land where movies…

Teaching Poker using Mathematical Methods

UCLA alumnus Konstantinos “Duncan” Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on…

UCLA Grad leads Staff Assembly

“I saw the value in the programs that Staff Assembly offers and realized that it’s a unique organization,” said Kevin Baldwin, who is this year’s UCLA Staff Assembly president. As the first president from the UCLA Health clinical enterprise in Staff Assembly’s 40-year history, said Baldwin, one of his primary goals is to encourage staff…