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Published Sep 14, 2018 8:00 AM


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Courtesy of UCLA Alumni Association.

Bruin Bash at Cal

Get into the blue-and-gold spirit and cheer on the Bruins at the UCLA vs. Cal football game. Join fellow Bruins in the Bay Area to celebrate with food, family and friends.

OCT. 13 / SAT / TBA. Location: Berkeley, California. For more information: events@alumni.ucla.edu or (310) 206-0475

Beat ’SC Bonfire and Rally

With fall in the air, it’s time for UCLA’s annual football game with the Trojans. Return to campus to gather with students as we cheer on the team, watch the bonfire come alive and enjoy performances by various student groups. Go Bruins!

MID-NOVEMBER / DATE AND TIME TBA. Location: Wilson Plaza on the UCLA campus, and streaming online. Email: uclabruinspirit@alumni.ucla.edu Web: www.alumni.ucla.edu/beatsc


Legendary Bingo

Celebrate your pride and some fabulous entertainment with the Ivy Pride Alliance and UCLA Lambda Alumni at Hamburger Mary’s Drag Bingo Night. The $20 suggested donation includes bingo cards, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

DEC. 16 / SUN / 8 P.M. Location: Hamburger Mary’s West Hollywood, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. RSVP: https://alumni.ucla.edu/event/lambdabingo2018


At UCLA, There Are Second Acts


Lewis Teage studied Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA and directed major movies like Cujo, based on the Stephen King novel, and Jewel of the Nile, the follow-up to the Michael Douglas/Kathleen Turner hit Romancing the Stone. You may have heard a story like this before — a kid leaves behind test tubes and lab coats to pursue his Hollywood dreams and ends up hobnobbing with movie stars. Only that’s not exactly what happened to Lewis Teague. He did have an impressive film career, but he didn’t start at UCLA until after that, when he was almost 80.

Teague is just one example of an older person redefining what it means to age in today’s world. Far from going gently into that good night, world leaders and revolutionaries alike are now going strong, even after age 90. UCLA is committed to providing students with the education and skills to lead rich, engaged lives, and UCLA Alumni continues that tradition with its 2nd Act program for Bruins age 50 and beyond. The focus is on providing information and motivation for people navigating their later years to engage, learn, optimize health, volunteer and invest in themselves.

Past events have helped alumni flourish creatively, like March’s panel on how to give a TED Talk and August’s course dedicated to the art of writing. At these events, alumni were given the tools to begin vital new projects. Other events have focused on the adapting needs of the aging body, including a presentation by Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael ’86 about recovering from strokes that had a line out the door. And — since it’s never too late for a career change — programming has featured John Tarnoff, author of Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50, and Lewis Teague himself in conjunction with John Snibbe, an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCLA Extension.

For the next program in the 2nd Act series, Linda Lehrer ’71, director of New York Public Programs at the Aspen Institute, will challenge the myths of what you can and cannot do at this stage of your personal life journey. Lehrer has created and moderated seminars on life transitions, attended by corporate and community leaders, and has conducted workshops on “Life Changes: The Next Step.” You can’t keep a good Bruin down, and UCLA Alumni is there for you when you are ready to tackle your own second act. To receive an e-invitation, contact SecondAct@alumni. ucla.edu.

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