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July 2014 Issue


Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

Are computer games fantasy or reality, culture or technology? UCLA's Game Lab director ponders this and other questions.



Supreme Dreams

UCLA law students seize the opportunity to advise the nation's highest court through the Supreme Court Clinic.


New Math

Lincoln Heights teacher Anthony Yom’s work went mostly unnoticed until one of his students earned a perfect score on an AP calculus exam.


Secrets of a Time Master

Want to put more hours in your day? Simplify your life and increase your efficiency.


An Inconvenient Vision

UCLA Professor Catherine Opie captures provocative images of the everyday.


Summer 2016 Happenings

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


Jump Start

A mediocre paintings collection was the catalyst that landed UCLA on the national art scene.


An Olympian Effort

As the world focuses on the 2016 Games, UCLA is also thinking ahead to 2024.


Island Spirit

UCLA’s Hawai’i Club brings the aloha spirit to campus every spring with a giant luau in Ackerman Union.


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.