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July 2014 Issue


Top Teacher

Top Teacher

Alex Caputo-Pearl is the new president of the 31,000-member United Teachers Los Angeles.



The Wall is Still Tumbling Down

Wende Museum founder Justinian Jampol spends his days surrounded by Cold War history.


New Game Plan

Video game animation director Sunil Thankamushy changed the style of his creations after he became a dad.


Summary Judgments

Kerri L. Johnson, associate professor of communication studies and psychology, offers tips on how to see each person as a unique individual.


Art as Activist

After David Gere saw that art could change people's thinking, he created "Make Art/Stop AIDS" to intervene in the HIV epidemic.


Fall 2014 Happenings

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


Disappearing Acts

How many of these vanished campus landmarks do you remember?


Creating a Civil Virtual Society

In person and online, Bruins should strive for civil debate that incorporates critical thinking and respect, as well as restraint and compassion.


Water, Water, Everywhere

Bruins swung into action when a DWP water main rupture flooded parts of the campus.


What if <i>The Simpsons</i> Met <i>Family Guy</i>?

What if The Simpsons Met Family Guy?

Bruin Patrick Meighan wrote the episode where they did.
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A Proper Entryway for UCLA's Living Museum

A Proper Entryway for UCLA's Living Museum

A generous gift funds improvements to the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden.
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LA2050: Transforming Los Angeles for the Future

UCLA submitted a grand vision for how to make the city the nation's most livable —and won $100,000 to make it real.

UCLA Community School: Making a Big Difference

Since 2009, the per- centage of students going to college has almost tripled.

Bruins Shine at Telluride

UCLA was once again well represented in the annual Colorado showcase of new films.

Picturing Pain

Exhibition gives medical students insight into how individuals experience pain.

Mo Martin: A Cinderella Story

What looked like an overnight success for the '05 UCLA grad actually followed years of hard work.

Golden Summer: '84 Olympics on Campus

Three decades have passed since UCLA hosted the Summer Games.

Angelenos: How Dirty Is Your Air?

Now an interactive website tracks L.A.'s toxic waste.

Havens for Horses

Allison Milionis's book showcases 13 sanctuaries that care for abandoned equines.

Ambassador for Her Native Food

Alicia Maher couldn't stand seeing Salvadoran cuisine cooked the wrong way.


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