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Name Game


By Sandy Siegel '72 and Elliot Park '17

Published Jan 1, 2014 8:00 AM

At UCLA, you might have spent time in Franz Hall, LuValle Commons or the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. But do you know about the people behind those names? Shepherd Ivory Franz was the first chairman of the psychology department; James LuValle ’36, M.A. ’37 was first president of the Associated Graduate Students; and Murphy was chancellor from 1960 to 1968. See if you can match the familiar campus names below with their descriptions.


Boelter Hall Groundbreaking
Photos Courtesy of UCLA: The First Century, by Marina Dundjerski ’94

Match These People with Their Descriptions

a. William Coit Ackerman

b. Llewellyn M.K. Boelter

c. Paul D. Boyer

d. Lily Bess Campbell

e. James A. Collins

f. Marion Davies

g. Edward A. Dickson

h. Lester Korn

i. Francis E. Fowler Jr.

j. William G. Kerckhoff

k. Vern Oliver Knudsen

l. Kenneth Macgowan

m. Charles Henry Rieber

n. Josiah Royce

o. Peter Ueberroth

1. Came to UCLA as a sophomore and coached the tennis team for 30 years. His teams won 10 Pacific Coast Conference titles and one NCAA championship.

2. She taught at UCLA from 1922 to 1950 and left her mark on the academic world through her work in Renaissance and Shakespearean literature.

3. He founded the world’s largest executive recruiting firm and was an ambassador to the United Nations.

4. He was dean of the Southern Branch of the University of California and was the first person to use the initials, U-C-L-A.

5. He was president of the 1984 Olympic Organizing Committee and went on to become the commissioner of Major League Baseball.

6. He is remembered as one of the great proponents of absolute idealism.

7. He worked as a drama critic, publicity director, producer, director and Oscar-winner before joining the UCLA faculty.

8. A physicist, he designed the acoustics of most of the original Hollywood sound stages and, during World War II, researched submarine warfare for the U.S. Navy.

9. He invented a secret recipe that led to the resurgence of Southern Comfort whiskey.

10. His company owns hundreds of KFC and Sizzler restaurants.

11. He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry and came out of retirement to accept it and to resume his research.

12. He established the UCLA School of Engineering.

13. A lumber and hydroelectric power tycoon, he helped develop Beverly Hills.

14. A UC Regent, he helped bring UCLA to Westwood.

15. She was an actress in the early 20th century.


Note: Find a full list of UCLA building names and their origins at