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July 2014 Issue


Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

This team gave L.A. leaders a preview of how the city’s redevelopment projects would actually work.



Demystifying the Music Biz

Music attorney Dina LaPolt uses actual cases from her practice to teach students how to negotiate deals and draft contracts.


The Natural

Jake Heggie’s overnight success as an opera composer surprised no one more than him.


Advice for Weekend Warriors

If you exercise only occasionally, or have been inactive for a long time, it's best to pace yourself.


Hard at Work

For Abel Valenzuela, inequality isn’t just academic; it’s personal.


Spring 2016 Happenings

A Bruin guide to the season’s best in UCLA arts and culture, entertainment and sports.


A Home on "The Hill"

More than 50 years ago, a visionary provost prompted UCLA’s shift to a residential campus.


Yin and Yang of Music

Herb Alpert School of Music balances scholarship, performance and composition across genres.


The Four-Eyes Have It

UCLA fans honored Bruin great Russell Westbrook by donning his trademark glasses.


Buildings in Bloom

Buildings in Bloom

UCLA faculty artist Jennifer Steinkamp brings nature into the heart of New York City. more »

Transforming a City

Transforming a City

How will the NFL Rams' move to Inglewood affect the community? more »

Strike a Pose

UCLA-led study finds yoga and meditation effective in preventing cognitive impairment that may precede Alzheimer’s disease.

Nature and Concrete: A Metaphor

UCLA students create winning design for urban streets.

Sustainable Transportation Cuts Traffic to Campus

The decrease also reduces greenhouse gases.

Double Duty

Yoomi Chin's startup helps homeless youth, as well as professors and students.

Sustainability Grand Challenge Awarded $1.2 Million

Funds will go to projects focused on conservation and ecosystem health.

Waxman: Still Reasons to be Hopeful

Retired Congressman advised students to get involved and remain optimistic.

Student Activism Higher than Ever

UCLA’s annual freshman survey finds incoming students now more likely to participate in protests.

House for All Voices

U.S. Poet Laureate, a Bruin, invites the nation to come together to create an “epic poem.”

Brotherly Love

When a young patient at Mattel Children’s Hospital posted a sign in her window, the fraternity across the street took note.

Young Workers in L.A. Are Underpaid

Those aged 18 to 29 drive the service economy, yet are the largest share of low-wage earners.