Spring 2005 UCLA
UCLA Office for Students with Disabilities
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Happy Spring to all of you! It is hard to believe that another academic year is coming to a close. We hope it has been a successful one for you. I know we will all welcome summer and a possible change of pace. Congratulations to all of our graduates. We are very happy for you and hope that you keep in touch with us to let us know about your next step.
There are two important things I’d like to bring to your attention: OSD’s annual Student Evaluation and Scholarships for students with disabilities.
Annual Student Evaluation of Services
We encourage all of you to take a few minutes to complete an evaluation of services for 2004-05. For the very first time, you will be able to complete the evaluation on-line.. When you have completed the survey, hit submit and your survey will be sent to a server where your anonymity will be maintained. However, if you would like a survey in paper form, please give us a call. We’d appreciate your returning your survey by June 10, 2005.
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
We are very excited to let you know that many students with disabilities have applied for and received scholarship awards this year from scholarships specifically for students with disabilities. Many awards such as the Gordon Hein, Will Rogers, Samuel Oschin, Nancy Orford, and Nadia Powers are long-standing awards that have been available to students for a number of years. Some newer scholarship awards are the Lemons Scholarship, the Douglas Martin Scholarship and the M. Stuart Lynn Scholarship. Many students have benefited greatly from their thoughtfulness. We appreciate the generosity of all of these donors. In most cases, their support has been critical to the success of our students. Awards have been made for a variety of requests. Applications are available at the OSD. OSD works with the Financial Aid office to review applications and to disburse the funds when appropriate
Have a great summer!
The OSD currently has 486 registered students that are seniors or graduate students. The following students gave permission to be recognized:
Nancy Driver - Bachelor's in Anthropology
We wish you the best in your future endeavors.
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Chris Shinaberger (graduate student in Epidemiology): Chris is one of the authors of a paper to be published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease (AJKD) one of the top 3 journals in nephrology. “Not first author, but I'm on it.”
Robert Le Moyne (graduate student in Biomed): “I am the first member of the Neuroengineering program to have survived a catastrophic traumatic brain injury.”
Suleyman Ari (graduate student in Political Science): “Hi, my name is Suleyman Ari, and I am a member of the UCLA. Triathlon team. I have just started and am planning to attend the New York Marathon. I am totally blind.”
Marcie Johnson (senior in Psychobiology): I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UCLA, and was involved in many avenues of Bruin life. I was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority for four years, Bruin Belles Service Association for one year, Student Nutrition Action (and body image) Committee for one year, and spent the last two years on the UCLA Triathlon Team. This April, I competed with my team in the National Collegiate Triathlon Championships. For my first two summers, I was a camp counselor at UCLA's BruinWoods Family Resort in Lake Arrowhead, and last summer I worked as a legal in-tern for the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. This summer, I will work at Yosemite National Park, before leaving to work abroad in Scotland.
The mission of the Disabled Student Union (DSU) is to ensure full accessibility of educational opportunity for students with disabilities at UCLA. The DSU also offers disabled peer support and plans programs and events aimed at raising the campus consciousness about disability-related issues. If interested in becoming involved, please contact Lindsay Spann at email@example.com.
Spring 2005 Construction Update
The remodeling and seismic upgrade of the Kaufmann Building is almost completed. This project should wrap up sometime this coming summer.
A great deal of construction is underway from the south side of the Court of Sciences to C E Young Drive. A modern facility to house a nanotechnology center – the CSNI – is being built partially on top of Parking Structure 9 and the south end of the Court of Sciences. The area north of the Botany Build-ing, east of Life Sciences and just south of the MBI, is the site for the SRB 2 (Seismic Replacement Building 2) and the Luck Research Center. Lastly, the La Kretz Hall & Auditorium is being tucked into this space too. Access is very limited in this entire area. Parts of the north and east sidewalks of CE Young Drive are closed to pedestrians. There is no outdoor entrance to the south side of the Court of Sciences from Young Drive. Entry is gained from near the MBI or north side of the Court.
The shell of what was formerly Dickson is fully exposed for the Broad Art Center. This building is closed and most art classes are now in the Kinross Building at the east side of lot 32 near Veteran and Wilshire Blvds.
Construction of the Westwood Replacement Hospital continues with a completion date within the next year. Fortunately, there is minimal impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Construction continues at both Rieber and Hedrick Halls. There is no parking at either of these Residence Halls now. Pedestrian flow for Rieber is along the temporary roadway to the front door. Hedrick’s access is from De Neve Drive.
Kinsey Hall is closed for a three-year seismic upgrade and remodel. The sidewalk along the east side of Kinsey is closed. Please use caution in the crosswalks because drivers have limited vision due to the fencing.
What remained of the Engineering I Building was demolished during the summer for a replacement building. The long stair-case between the north side of Engineering I and the south side of Ackermann has been shifted a few feet. The timeline for specific phases of this project is not yet complete. Due to this construction, the west facing doors from the fourth floor of the Math Sciences Building (just outside of the DCP) are boarded shut.
Check out the Capital Programs frequently updated web site for construction impacts:
If you have specific questions about specific construction projects or access to any building or area on campus, please call the OSD for detailed information.
New Horizons is available in Braille, on tape cassette and on the OSD web site. Contact the OSD to request a copy in an alternative format.
Available in OSD and on our web page.
(a pictorial by Linda Stolt)
The CACD was established in 1982 as an advisory group by the Chancellor to create and maintain a more accessible campus environment. The CACD is comprised of student, faculty, staff, alumni, community, and ex-officio members. The Committee’s charge is to analyze and identify problems, pro-pose solutions, and make recommendations on matters of par-ticular concern to persons with disabilities.
Meeting Times: The 2nd Tuesday of each month