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Lighting the Way: Welcome to the Woods

Lighting the Way: Royce's RoleUCLA UniCamp, run by student volunteers, provides outdoor experiences for underserved youth. And both groups flourish from it.
Oct 1, 2019

Big Cats, Big City

The wildest Angelenos are not starlets or movie moguls.
Jul 1, 2015

UCLA Community School: Making a Major Difference

UCLA Community School: Making a Major DifferenceIn just five years, the percentage of students going to college has almost tripled.
Sep 17, 2014

Boelter's Buried Secret

Boelter's Buried SecretFloor tiles in Boelter Hall reveal a hidden message.
Oct 1, 2013

Fiat Luskin: New Award Recognizes Alumni Couple's Contributions

luskinMeyer '49 and Renee '53 Luskin receive the first Fiat Lux Award.
Jul 1, 2012

Random Acts of Music

Dawson Jope Outside Royce Hall is one of 30 locations citywide where colorful pianos were set up to encourage community engagement.
Apr 13, 2012

Giving a Voice to Tsunami Orphans

Dr. Kozue Shimabukuro smiles next to Japanese childrenUCLA pediatric critical care doctor Kozue Shimabukuro joined a roving government medical team in the aftermath of Japan's quake and tsunami.
May 17, 2011

UCLA alumnus wins 2010 Nobel in chemistry

Nobel Prize Richard HeckUCLA alumnus Richard Heck won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry this morning, making him the sixth UCLA graduate to win a Nobel.
Oct 6, 2010

Royce Hall Murals Get a Facelift

Tatyana Thompson painting the murals of RoyceArt conservator and Bruin Tatyana Thompson is repairing damage to the original 1920s murals.
Jul 30, 2010

r u talking 2 me :-?

Blue and magenta texting cartoonAre IM'ing, texting and blogging ruining our minds — and our relationships? Bruin experts debate the impact of all our digital-communication.
Jul 1, 2010

Go Fug Yourself

FUGBruin Jessica Morgan's blog pokes fun at celebrities' fashion missteps.
Apr 1, 2010

Get Ready: Truck Stop

foodstop Grab a delicious meal before it drives away.
Apr 1, 2010

An Army of Volunteers

Volunteer painting a mural at an elementary schoolIn what is believed to be the nation's largest-ever university-organized volunteer day, 4,300 UCLA freshmen fanned out across Los Angeles on Tuesday morning to make the city a better place.
Sep 22, 2009

The Do-Gooder Celebrity Dentist

Celebrity Dentist Bill Dorfman '80The strange tale of how a fall as a 2-year-old turned alumnus Bill Dorfman into a world-renowned dentist.
Sep 3, 2009

Bruins in Bardland: Blogging Shakespeare Abroad

Bardland Blogger Kelsey SharpeUCLA students visiting England write home about their month-long trip studying Shakespeare's plays, watching live performances, and hanging out with the actors in the pub after the show.
Aug 4, 2009

Faculty Get High Marks from Graduating Seniors

GraduationThe fourth annual senior survey gives faculty honest, and positive, feedback.
Apr 1, 2009

How Green is Your Campus?

How green is your campus?Long before anyone ever coined the environmental buzzwords that are now part of everyday language, UCLA was working toward a green future.
Apr 1, 2009

On Exhibit: Down Under Wonder

downunderwonder See if you can uncover mysterious religious secrets in this display of Aboriginal art.
Apr 1, 2009

The Lazy Environmentalist: A Dozen Easy Ways to Go Smugly Sustainable

Recycling symbolWe all know we should give up our cars, go vegan, buy super-efficient appliances and install solar panels at home. But that's a lot of money, not to mention a lot of effort. Here are some baby steps.
Apr 1, 2009

Busting the Bombshelter

Busting the BombshelterUCLA's popular campus burger joint known as the Bombshelter will see its bunker-thick concrete walls put to the ultimate test in winter 2009: demolition.
Mar 13, 2009

IMing your way to love

IMing Your Way to LoveWhen you instant-message a love note to your sweetie this Valentine's Day, new research suggests you could be expressing more than you think.
Feb 9, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Gingerbread Edition

Extreme Makeover: Gingerbread EditionHave your house and eat it, too: a UCLA alumna builds the iconic Royce Hall out of gingerbread.
Dec 9, 2008

Holiday Desserts: Gingerbread

Holiday Desserts: GingerbreadUCLA Pastry Chef Ray Works' recipe for gingerbread, plus his professional cooking advice and garnishing tips.
Nov 24, 2008

Holiday Desserts: Sugar Cookies

Holiday Desserts: Sugar CookiesUCLA Pastry Chef Ray Works' recipe for sugar cookies, plus his professional cooking advice and garnishing tricks.
Nov 24, 2008

Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin CheesecakeUCLA Pastry Chef Ray Works' recipe for pumpkin cheesecake, plus his professional cooking advice and garnishing tips.
Nov 24, 2008

Holiday Desserts by a Pastry Pro

Holiday Desserts by a Pastry ProUCLA Pastry Chef Ray Works shares recipes and tips for pumpkin cheesecake, sugar cookies and gingerbread.
Nov 24, 2008

Teaching Aides

SHAPE mentoring programUCLA mentors help local students get into college -- even the students who had never heard of the SAT.
Oct 1, 2008

America's Poet

Kay RyanThe uninitiated might think that humor and poetry overlap only in dirty limericks, but for Kay Ryan '67, M.A. '68, who was named the 16th poet laureate of the United States in July, "much of the best poetry is funny."
Oct 1, 2008

From Paper to Paws in UCLA's Archives

papertopaws Paper's not the only think in the UCLA archives. How about a 25-year-old pair of paws from Joe Bruin?
Oct 1, 2008

Family Values: Tyro Tykes Take on Theater

tyrotykes Seven-year-old Tiger Shenkman couldn't wait to go backstage at the Geffen Playhouse to interview a few actors, and if the popularity of the kid reporter program is any indication, your kid can't wait to peer behind the curtain, either.
Oct 1, 2008

Alumni Band's Pep Takes it to Shanghai

Alumni Band's Pep Takes it to ShanghaiAn invitation to the Shanghai Tourism Festival gives the band a chance to strut their stuff abroad and tour the region.
Sep 9, 2008

7 Million Reasons to Learn Game Theory

7 Million Reasons to Learn Game TheoryComputer Science alumnus Chris Ferguson's passion for game theory made him a star on the televised poker circuit.
Sep 4, 2008

Mama Sings in a Band

Mama Sings in a BandLawyer-turned-singer alumna Laura Hoffman Roppé makes a splash with songs like "Mama Needs a Girls' Night Out."
Aug 20, 2008

Archaeology Abroad: Dispatches From Worldwide Digs

Archaeology Abroad: Dispatches from Worldwide DigsIt's studying abroad, Indiana Jones-style. Students on UCLA archaeological digs from Ecuador to Panama send their travel notes home to the blog Summer Digs. Dig in!
Jul 7, 2008

On Exhibit: From Spacey to Serious

spaceyserious You may not know architect John Lautner's name, but you know his work. Now, an exhibit at the Hammer Museum seeks to make sure you know it for the right reason.
Jul 1, 2008

Studying Abroad, Indiana Jones-Style

Studying Abroad- Indiana Jones StyleWould-be archaeologists are joining UCLA field digs from Albania to Peru in this unusual summer-abroad program.
Jun 30, 2008

The Baby Whisperer

The Baby WhispererA UCLA pediatrician talks about his method for calming seemingly inconsolable babies in seconds.
Jun 19, 2008

UCLA's Movement Coach to the Stars

UCLA's Movement Coach to the StarsMoving isn't as instinctive as you think. Movie stars and UCLA students alike turn to Jean-Louis Rodrigue.
Jun 5, 2008

Wooden Brings Basketball to the Coliseum

Wooden Brings Basketball to the ColiseumLegendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden became the first basketball figure inducted into the Coliseum's Court of Honor on May 20, 2008.
May 21, 2008

Remember to Forget What You Studied

Remember to Forget What You StudiedA UCLA researcher found that forgetting can be a powerful learning tool.
Apr 30, 2008


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