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Catch up on UCLA people, places and projects on campus and in the news.


A Doll's Life
A Doll's LifeBarbie’s connections to UCLA go way back.
Jul 1, 2017
Psyche Job
Psyche JobWith NASA, Professor Christopher Russell is exploring what the science of the future can tell us about the past.
Jul 1, 2017
Wilde Ride
Wilde RideUCLA’s Oscar Wilde portrait traveled to London and is on display in the Tate Britain’s Queer British Art 1861-1967 exhibition.
Jul 1, 2017
Notable Quotable
Notable QuotableCongressman and civil rights icon John Lewis advised Bruins to consider their moral obligation to cause trouble.
Jul 1, 2017
King or Queen for a Day
King or Queen for a DayFrom Rhinopolis to Sophie-Topia, kids at a Hammer Museum workshop created their own countries.
Jul 1, 2017
Eye-Opening Research
Eye-Opening ResearchClint Thodos was impacted by UCLA before he was accepted, and now he’s contributing to the research that helps him see.
Jul 1, 2017
Trek Trove
Trek TroveTravel to unexplored worlds of the Star Trek universe with UCLA’s Gene Roddenberry Star Trek Collection.
Apr 1, 2017
Bound and Determined
Bound and DeterminedA Bruin family has kept Caravan Book Store successful for more than 60 years.
Apr 1, 2017
Rising Son
Rising SonJerry Neuheisel’s quarterback career got a second life in Japan.
Apr 1, 2017
Notable Quotable
Notable QuotableJack Needleman, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health weighs in on health and the environment.
Apr 1, 2017
Dentistry by Degrees
Dentistry by DegreesRuth Alvarez’ passion for dentistry has led her to earn four UCLA degrees.
Apr 1, 2017
The Healing Garden
The Healing Garden UCLA’s first vertical garden enables Semel Institute patients to grow their own food and reduce stress.
Apr 1, 2017
Wake-Up Call
Wake-Up CallUCLA scientists successfully jump-started a coma patient’s brain.
Apr 1, 2017
Calm Classroom
Calm ClassroomUCLA partners with local elementary schools to promote mindfulness.
Jan 1, 2017
Health with Heat
Health with HeatBruin Young Lee's desire for healthy fast food sparked a franchise.
Jan 1, 2017
Notable Quotable
Notable QuotableJ. Fraser Stoddart, who received the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry, weighs in on nanoscience technology.
Jan 1, 2017
Small World After All
Small World After AllTFT Professor Myung Hee Cho reinvents classic Disney costumes for a whole new stage.
Jan 1, 2017
Laughing Matters
Laughing MattersThe way you laugh with someone tells a lot about your relationship.
Jan 1, 2017
Silent No More
Silent No MoreUCLA students work to give a voice to forgotten African-American silent films.
Jan 1, 2017
Oh, Snap
Oh, SnapUCLA researchers find that social media is just as addictive for teens as chocolate.
Oct 1, 2016
Following Freshmen
Following FreshmenA lot has changed over the 50 years in which Alexander Astin has chronicled the attitudes of college freshmen.
Oct 1, 2016
Jurassic Car Park
Jurassic Car ParkUCLA researchers look at car models through the lens of evolutionary biology.
Oct 1, 2016
Are E-Cigarettes Safe?
Are E-Cigarettes Safe?UCLA School of Dentistry research finds cause for concern.
Oct 1, 2016
Site-Specific Art
Site-Specific ArtUCLA Community School students gain a sense of history through campus murals dedicated to Robert Kennedy.
Oct 1, 2016
Get Smart
Get SmartThe UCLA Center for SMART Health combines the forces of medicine and engineering.
Oct 1, 2016
Notable Quotable
Notable QuotablePolitical Science Professor Lynn Vavreck weighs in on the impacts of presidential campaign ads.
Oct 1, 2016
Mall Nano
Mall Nano At nanoscience demonstrations, L.A. shoppers see the impact of science on their daily lives.
Jul 1, 2016
All That Glitters
All That GlittersFor decades, UCLA has been a training ground for Olympic heroes. In dozens of sports, representing many countries, Bruins have excelled at the Summer Games. Now some two dozen UCLA athletes have been or likely will be chosen to represent their respective countries this summer in Rio.
Jul 1, 2016
Notable Quotable
Notable QuotableUCLA senior Denita Toneva weighs in on the optimism of environmentalists.
Jul 1, 2016
A Sharp Mind
A Sharp MindThis UCLA psychiatrist refines more than academic skills in his free time.
Jul 1, 2016
Supreme Dreams
Supreme DreamsUCLA law students seize the opportunity to advise the nation's highest court through the Supreme Court Clinic.
Jul 1, 2016
Fashion in the Seven Kingdoms
Award-winning Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton is the 2016 Swarovski Designer in Residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Jul 1, 2016
Diversity Not Included
Diversity Not IncludedHollywood receives another failing report card for poor representation of women and minorities.
Jul 1, 2016
Bike Life
Bike LifeUCLA has taken important steps to make the campus accessible to cyclists.
Apr 1, 2016
Demystifying the Music Biz
Demystifying the Music BizMusic attorney Dina LaPolt uses actual cases from her practice to teach students how to negotiate deals and draft contracts.
Apr 1, 2016
For the Love of Film
For the Love of FilmThe UCLA Film & Television Archive’s founders were determined not to let film culture slip away.
Apr 1, 2016
Hard Evidence
Hard EvidenceArchaeologists' find yields the first complete ancient human genome from Africa.
Apr 1, 2016
Notable Quotable
Notable QuotableA UCLA child psychologist says the Internet is not turning children into zombies.
Apr 1, 2016
Pool Kings
Pool KingsThe men's water polo team brought home UCLA's 113th NCAA title.
Apr 1, 2016
Quarterbacks of Patient Care
Quarterbacks of Patient CareWhen their gridiron careers ended, these former football players headed to nursing school.
Apr 1, 2016
Toys on a Mission
Toys on a MissionTwo Bruins created a stuffed animal line on behalf of endangered species.
Jan 1, 2016
Crime is No Match for Math
Crime is No Match for MathUCLA professors' algorithms help police departments predict when and where robberies and other felonies may occur.
Jan 1, 2016
A Solution for Pudgy Pets
A Solution for Pudgy PetsEntrepreneur Michael Landa M.B.A. '95 wants your pet to eat better too.
Jan 1, 2016
Fit for All
Fit for AllUCLA is a partner in fighting childhood obesity.
Jan 1, 2016
Chemistry Test
Chemistry TestAssistant Professor Patrick Allard and his colleagues have found a new way to test the toxicity of everyday chemicals.
Jan 1, 2016
Notable Quotable
Notable QuotableDr. John Mazziotta weighs in on the need for brain researchers to never give up the search for answers.
Jan 1, 2016
Madame Vice Chancellor
Madame Vice ChancellorLouise Richardson '80 shattered the glass ceiling at Oxford University.
Oct 1, 2015
Big Bang on Campus
Big Bang on CampusThe producers, cast and crew of the nerdy TV show committed to supporting STEM students at UCLA.
Oct 1, 2015
Sizzle Reel
Sizzle ReelBruin Kevin Longa's documentaries tell the stories behind great chefs, good food and innovative kitchens.
Oct 1, 2015
Just Doing It
Just Doing ItThe Institute for Advanced Advertising Studies pits teams of students against each other.
Oct 1, 2015
Calling the Action
Calling the ActionUCLA's new play-by-play announcer is a veteran sportscaster.
Oct 1, 2015
A Voice for the People
A Voice for the PeopleThe new U.S. Poet Laureate has been called an "American original."
Oct 1, 2015
Notable Quotable
Notable Quotable Oct 2015Blaire Van Valkenburgh, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, weighs in on animal extinction.
Oct 1, 2015
He Speaks Tooth
He Speaks the Tooth Craig Woods uses improv techniques to teach dental students how to read patients' emotions.
Jul 1, 2015
Training in Title Town
Training in Title Town Filipino Fighter Manny Pacquiao chose to train at Drake Stadium for his bout with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Jul 1, 2015
All in the UC Family
All in the UC Family The new chancellor of UC Irvine is a three-time UCLA grad.
Jul 1, 2015
New Classroom Beats
This Bruin wants to modernize music education.
Jul 1, 2015
Saving Ladino
Saving Ladino Bryan Kirschen is out to preserve and protect this ancient language.
Jul 1, 2015
Big Cats, Big City
The wildest Angelenos are not starlets or movie moguls.
Jul 1, 2015
A Race Against Time
Conservation students apply both science and art to preserve priceless artifacts.
Apr 1, 2015
Why Zebras Have Stripes
The patterns on these descendants of the horse really do serve a purpose.
Apr 1, 2015
Doc 'n' Roll
These busy physicians really are rock stars.
Apr 1, 2015
Interview with The Coach Wooden Statue: Stand And Deliver
The Coach Wooden statue says what’s on his mind.
Apr 1, 2015
Safe Haven for Young Victims
The Stuart House provides a warm refuge for children who have suffered sexual abuse.
Apr 1, 2015
Entertaining Change
Entertaining ChangeWhy not make information accessible and compelling?
Jan 1, 2015
Polar Expression
Polar ExpressionArtist Lita Albuquerque created the first large-scale work ever installed in Antarctica.
Jan 1, 2015
Fifty Students, Eleven Majors, One Mission
Fifty Students Constructing the first satellite built entirely at UCLA was a team effort.
Jan 1, 2015
Venture With Virtue
Venture With a Virtue These recent grads won a $400,000 validation of their idea.
Jan 1, 2015
Muggles for the Camera
Muggles for the Camera UCLA has its own award-winning Quidditch team.
Jan 1, 2015
Writer of the Lost Monarch
Writer of the Lost MonarchKara Cooney wants you to know about an ancient Egyptian female ruler not named Cleopatra.
Oct 1, 2014
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of IndependenceTogether, can we make the LA region 100 percent sustainable in water and energy by 2050?
Oct 1, 2014
A Towering Test for Real-World Solutions
WattsUCLA conservators are working hard to preserve LA's landmark Watts Towers.
Oct 1, 2014
A Slave No More
A Slave No MoreCarissa Phelps brought herself out of a life of forced sex and drug use.
Oct 1, 2014
The Wall is Still Tumbling Down
The Wende Museum founder Justinian Jampol spends his days surrounded by Cold War history.
Oct 1, 2014
Joining Forces, Thinking Big
Joining Forces, Thinking BigWhen no single donor came forward to name one of the classroom buildings in the Anderson School complex, the school's leaders knew they could count on a group of visionary entrepreneurs.
Jul 1, 2014
Inclined to Give Back
Inclined to Give BackAs a patient at Mattel Children's Hospital, Cameron Cohen noticed something missing. He was determined to fill the need.
Jul 1, 2014
Taking Care of Our Own
Golden ConnectionsFor almost 80 years, UCLA graduates have made a financial commitment to those who would follow them.
Jul 1, 2014
Nobel Roll Call
Nobel Roll CallUCLA's Nobel laureates include six faculty members and seven alumni.
Jul 1, 2014
Moments of Impact
Moments of ImpactWe’ve highlighted some pivotal moments that have helped make UCLA the world-renowned institution it is today.
Jul 1, 2014
Blood Royal: 15th-Century Murder
Blood RoyalAuthor Eric Jager is an expert in medieval mystery.
Apr 1, 2014
Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine
Laughter Really Is the Best MedicineScience shows it lowers stress and boosts immunity.
Apr 1, 2014
Vintage Sounds, Modern Music
Vintage Sounds, Modern MusicHe keeps a foot in the past but his eye on the future.
Apr 1, 2014
Physicist to the Stars
Physicist to the StarsFor seven seasons, he has made sure The Big Bang gets the science right.
Apr 1, 2014
Con Art: Creativity in Prison
Con ArtPainting and poetry inspire inmates to think differently.
Apr 1, 2014
What the World's Best Telescope Can Teach Us
What the World's Best Telescope Can Teach Us“We will be surprised by what we find,” says astronomer James Larkin.
Jan 1, 2014
Jazzed about Juggling
Balancing Act“The secret . . . is patience, meditative focus and, in the face of defeat, resilience,” says Chris Smith ’07.
Jan 1, 2014
Tiny Parks with a Purpose
Tiny Parks with a PurposeCan parklets make sidewalks friendly again?
Jan 1, 2014
Interview With A Rose
Interview with a RoseUCLA's garden, named for Sue Young, has moved around a lot.
Jan 1, 2014
Imagineer That: Marty Sklar
Imagineer That Most people can only dream of designing rides for Disneyland, but this Bruin actually does it.
Jan 1, 2014
Saving Classic Cinema
Saving Classic CinemaBob Gitt led UCLA to the forefront of film preservation.
Oct 1, 2013
Boom: A Journal of California
Boom: A Journal of CaliforniaThis journal wants to be like a dinner table full of California’s best minds.
Oct 1, 2013
Geared for Gaming
Geared for GamingUCLA has its hands in gaming research and development.
Oct 1, 2013
Your Brain is Wired to be Social
Your Brain is Wired to be SocialUCLA researchers reveal the human brain’s innate need to be social.
Oct 1, 2013
The Superhero's Shrink
superheroshrink Batman inspired Andrea Letamendi's career in human behavior.
Jul 1, 2013
The Barrister and the Buddha
budda This celebrated litigator collects sculptures of the little robed sages wherever she goes.
Jul 1, 2013
Dressing Success
dressingsuccess Deborah Nadoolman Landis intended to be a historian, but costume design came naturally.
Jul 1, 2013
Stan and Ollie Forever
stanandollie The UCLA Film and Television Archive is out to save Laurel and Hardy.
Jul 1, 2013
Sourcing the Crowd
sourcing Now you too can be chased by a crush of paparazzi.
Jul 1, 2013
TFT Joins the Cirque
Cirque TFT's new partnership with Cirque du Soleil could make students' wishes to join the circus come true.
Apr 1, 2013
The Lyder Side of Westwood
lyderside UCLA School of Nursing restaurant hops in Westwood.
Apr 1, 2013
Remembering the Fallen
Fallen Bill Beigel helps us remember Bruins who gave their lives for us during World War II.
Apr 1, 2013
Picture This: Women and War
womenandwar Photographer Marissa Roth captures the extraordinary strength of women during times of war.
Apr 1, 2013
Shalom L.A.
Fallen This exhibition depicts life in the fourth-largest Jewish community in the world: Los Angeles.
Apr 1, 2013
Village Visions
villagevisionsThe School of Arts and Architecture has a vision for reviving Westwood.
Jan 1, 2013
Karch in Control
karchincontrolUCLA Volleyball legend will coach at the Summer Games in 2016.
Jan 1, 2013
Picture This: The Play's the Thing
theplaysthething UCLA Game Lab takes its antics to the flea market.
Jan 1, 2013
Malcolm Gladwell: Why David Beat Goliath
malcolmgladwellThe popular author says underdogs should play to their own strengths.
Jan 1, 2013
Bruin Brewmaster
bruinbrewmaster Bruin Ron Barchet sells beer in 29 states.
Jan 1, 2013
Dog Days
dogdaysThis Bruin thought canines deserve vacations, too.
Jan 1, 2013
Wedding Bell Blues
weddingbellblues Two-time UCLA grad's best seller is out to liberate Chinese women.
Jan 1, 2013
A Classic Affair
aclassicaffair A website produced by three Bruins targets fine-car enthusiasts.
Jan 1, 2013
Rise of the Rocketeers
DragonEight Bruins have become astronauts, seven on manned missions.
Oct 1, 2012
Knock It Off
Knock OffProfessor Kal Raustiala's new book says imitation can be the most sincere form of innovation.
Oct 1, 2012
Google to Top Gun Techie
TopShot"/Bruin Chris Cheng '03, went from Google project manager to winner of the History Channel's Top Shot reality show competition.
Oct 1, 2012
Not Your Average Dish
Sara O’DonnellSara O'Donnell's rapid-fire cooking blog draws 75,000 to 100,000 views per month.
Oct 1, 2012
Lights, Camera, China!
Move EyeThese Bruin brothers make Chinese-language comedies and English-language adaptations of action-packed Chinese stories.
Oct 1, 2012
A Homegrown Health-Care Success Story
LIHPThe UCLA Center for Health Policy Research tracks the success of low income health-care programs.
Oct 1, 2012
Engineering Happiness
UCLA Professor Rakesh Sarin Mathematically speaking, it's not what we have that brings us joy.
Jul 1, 2012
Light for Light
mwangacandlesMike '08 and Becca Bateman are out to light the world.
Jul 1, 2012
I'd Like To Teach the World to Sell
music in advertisementsNew book is the first to tell the story of music in commercials.
Jul 1, 2012
Picture This: Singapore Heat
spicetableWhen a microbiologist realized his heart was really in a restaurant, he created one of downtown L.A.'s hottest eateries.
Jul 1, 2012
Start-up Standout
Startup UCLAStartup UCLA helps get business ideas off the ground.
Jul 1, 2012
Fiat Luskin: New Award Recognizes Alumni Couple's Contributions
luskinMeyer '49 and Renee '53 Luskin receive the first Fiat Lux Award.
Jul 1, 2012
Zoobiquity
zoobiquityCardiologist Barbara Natterson Horowitz's aha moment came when she realized a chimp's heart was just like her own.
Jul 1, 2012
A Weapon to Fight Crime? Try Math
Crime FightingSoftware developed at UCLA predicts when and where crime may occur.
Apr 1, 2012
Death to Tooth Decay?
New mouthwash An anti-bacterial mouthwash joins the cavity-fighting lollipop.
Apr 1, 2012
New Dennis Hopper Bio: A Labor of Love
Peter WinklerSeverely disabled, Bruin Peter Winkler tapped out the story with a chopstick.
Apr 1, 2012
UCLA's New Coach: Football In His Blood
Jim Mora Jim Mora has been living and breathing the sport all his life.
Apr 1, 2012
Bear Wear: Stylish Around the World
Bear WearUCLA apparel is coveted in places that might surprise you.
Apr 1, 2012
Apocalypse Not Now
EdKruppDoomsday on 12/21/12? Not so, says the director of the Griffith Observatory.
Jan 1, 2012
Have Argument, Will Travel
ArgumentQTcartoonResearch shows that teen arguments at school carry over to home, and vice versa.
Jan 1, 2012
Makin' Bacon
LardonTruckThis food truck, conceived by a UCLA grad and her husband, is a rolling ode to the popular breakfast meat.
Jan 1, 2012
Different Tracks
ThomasTrainpromoA grown-up, live-action movie about Thomas the Tank Engine? Bruin Shane Acker will direct.
Jan 1, 2012
Hungry Eyes
TasteSpottingBlogThis scrumptious feast is calorie-free.
Jan 1, 2012
Into the Wild
IntoWildjan12How is urbanization affecting wildlife? UCLA research is finding out.
Jan 1, 2012
See Me, Heal Me
PlantDaltreyportraitTwo aging rock stars bring their Teenage Cancer Trust to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Jan 1, 2012
Scratch and Play
DJ on turntableThink you're ready to DJ at those Vegas clubs? First, take a class at Scratch LA with Bruin alum DJ Hapa '03.
Oct 1, 2011
Woody Woodpecker's Great Big Little Secret
Woody WoodpeckerWho knew modern art was hiding in classic Woody Woodpecker cartoons of the 1940s?
Oct 1, 2011
Angel Flights
Ariel shot of DisneylandTo create the new blockbuster video game L.A. Noire, designers turned to UCLA's Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives.
Oct 1, 2011
Much More Than a Day
Volunteer Day student paintingLess than three years after opening, the UCLA Volunteer Center is behind more than just Volunteer Day. Its projects start at the UCLA doorstep all the way through Los Angeles.
Oct 1, 2011
A Climate for Change
Earth with a fuse illustrationUCLA Chancellor Emeritus Carnesale studies forces that threaten the planet. His newest worry — greenhouse gases.
Oct 1, 2011
Pynchon's Pals
Phyllis Gebauer with a pig pinataThe elusive writer's personally inscribed first editions make their way to UCLA Extension's collection.
Oct 1, 2011
Light It Up
Ceiling fanRon Rezek may be best known for cool lights and fans, but he made his first splash on Zuma Beach... and Baywatch.
Oct 1, 2011
A Circle of Caring
Health-care professionals look to prevent burnout with a rustic retreat.
Jul 1, 2011
Going Native
Since storming onto the new-music radar in 2009, Local Natives has gone global, and the band's energetic live shows have earned fans everywhere.
Jul 1, 2011
Paying for Playing
LeeIt's no wonder economics professor Lee Ohanian's such a hit with sports fans: In what other class could you discuss Kobe Bryant's salary?
Jul 1, 2011
Street Smiles
Street SmilesA Bruin's goofy-face street 'toons become a global happiness project.
Jul 1, 2011
Hooray for Bollywood
BollywoodWhat's with all the stomping, roaring and drumming coming lately from the Wooden Center's Pyramid Room?
Jul 1, 2011
Of Hairless Mice and Men
Doctors at David Geffen School of Medicine publish news of a potential breakthrough treatment for hair restoration.
Jul 1, 2011
Arctic Art
What drove acclaimed UCLA art and design professor Rebeca Méndez to conquer the North Pole?
Apr 1, 2011
Sipping History
A UCLA-led team unearths the world's oldest winery — and a new path to human development.
Apr 1, 2011
Music That Cooks
Meet Iron Chef's secret to spicy TV: Bruin composer Craig Marks.
Apr 1, 2011
A Foot in the Door
An ambitious student curator brings art, culture and socially responsible shoes to Kerckhoff.
Apr 1, 2011
Reel Science
High-school sweethearts Junie Hildebrandt and Richard Moon swapped science labs for movie sets.
Apr 1, 2011
Robo Doc
It can't write a prescription, but a good robot can be a great med-school teacher.
Apr 1, 2011
Peace Work
UCLA and the Corps celebrate their long partnership with an on-campus tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps.
Jan 1, 2011
Song of Hope
Song of HopeA Bruin helped make "We Shall Overcome" one of the most important protest songs of all time.
Jan 1, 2011
Who You Know
Who You KnowToss those old-school ideas about curfews and restrictions: A recent UCLA study contends a teen's BFFs can boost GPAs.
Jan 1, 2011
Higher Learning
Higher LearningOn the verge of a promotion, UCLA grad "Gint" Grusas traded tech for the priesthood: Now he's the new head of the Lithuanian diocese for military services
Jan 1, 2011
Teach Your Children Well
Ariella HermanIn its latest incarnation, the health-care literacy program at UCLA Anderson is getting rave reviews and dramatic results.
Jan 1, 2011
No Ordinary Family
Hovannisian familyThe Hovannisian family has three generations of Bruins, but more remarkably, a story combining Armenian history with tragedy, memory and redemption.
Jan 1, 2011
Nuclear Options
CarnesaleNuclear engineer and ex-UCLA chancellor Albert Carnesale is who D.C. turns to for ideas to keep us safe. But Al foresees trouble on the horizon.
Oct 1, 2010
Babies, By the Book
bookNaturally, UCLA's Darling library would be the one to hold the world-renowned Baby Books Collection.
Oct 1, 2010
The Boy of Summer
Boy of SummerBecoming a Major League ump doesn't happen overnight.
Oct 1, 2010
East of Westwood
East of WestwoodSixty UCLA students who spent the summer in Shanghai took 24 hours to capture stunning images of the city.
Oct 1, 2010
Clean Clothes, Wet Power
Clean ClothesWho's behind a dry-cleaning revolution? A Bruin helps a chemically industry clean green.
Oct 1, 2010
When Worlds Collide
EnigmaWatch out! These Bruin Enigmans just might take over the universe. The student/alumni sci-fi/fantasy/etc. club turn their passions into professions.
Oct 1, 2010
Art and Ancient Mariners
EubankAs an "expedition artist," alumna Danielle Eubank shipped out on a replica of a 6th-century boat to paint what inspires her as the crew proves they can circle Africa. She joined British businessman Philip Beale on his naval quest to prove that the ancient Phoenicians circumnavigated Africa before the Portuguese.
Jul 1, 2010
Brick Wars
BricksInterview with an Inanimate Object: The UCLA bricks, old and new, fight for supremacy. Will the facades beat the load-bearers? UCLA's very first brick weighs in.
Jul 1, 2010
The Dancing Truth
CastenadaProf David Delgado Shorter about a psychotropic trip that never happened, and other misrepresentations of Yaqui culture.
Jul 1, 2010
Forensic Science: Fact or Fiction?
Finger PrintFingerprints may prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt on TV, but this great plot device isn't necessarily science, says UCLA Law Prof Jennifer Mnookin. Mnookin and her team are establishing a scientific method to quantify error rates of fingerprint examination.
Jul 1, 2010
A Grandmother's Gift
ChildrenJudi Aubel '69 works to promote social change in the developing world with her nonprofit, The Grandmother Project.
Jul 1, 2010
Rocking Classroom
Rocking ClassroomOwen Jackman '89 offers his students at Leonardo Da Vinci School in Sacramento a unique opportunity to learn and perform music with The Leonardo Da Vinci Blues Band.
Jul 1, 2010
Baking a Better World
ChallahKneading bread allowed these girls to make dough — money, that is — for Darfur.
Apr 1, 2010
Go Fug Yourself
FUGBruin Jessica Morgan's blog pokes fun at celebrities' fashion missteps.
Apr 1, 2010
Stars and Seats
HarrisBruin Tim Harris doles out what Hollywood A-listers want: prime tix to the Lakers games.
Apr 1, 2010
Street Legal
Justice CorpsUCLA students make a difference in crowded Los Angeles County courts.
Apr 1, 2010
Rank and File
Rank and FileWhat do rankings really mean when choosing a college? UCLA is ranked 2nd nationally. And 24th. And 3rd. And 9th. A critical look at lists.
Apr 1, 2010
The Kids are All Right
kidsThanks in part to some determined parents in 1970, UCLA's Early Care and Education is taking care of some of the youngest Bruins. Top faculty credit ECE with helping them balance career and family.
Jan 1, 2010
Well Served
volunteerNearly 1,000 Bruins served the Los Angeles community in UCLA's first Volunteer Day.
Jan 1, 2010
Good Dogs
Therapy DogThis is a different kind of medicine — furry friends that bring smiles to hospital patients.
Jan 1, 2010
Skid Row Angels
skid rowThe UCLA School of Nursing Health Center touches the lives of the sick and needy in downtown Los Angeles.
Jan 1, 2010
Build A Bigger Brain
BrainDo people that meditate really have bigger brains?
Jan 1, 2010
Yum Yum!
Nom NomTake a bite out of the food-truck craze with Nom Nom Truck, created by UCLA alumni.
Jan 1, 2010
Classy Clown
BurnettTV legend Carol Burnett kicked off her acting career as a Bruin — by accident, when her plans to be a writer were thwarted.
Oct 1, 2009
Cultivating Justice
HuertaAlvaro Huerta is a new kind of activist — and he's changing lives with his fresh energy and style.
Oct 1, 2009
Do the Hustle
Do the HustleLet writers focus on writing: Bruin Anne Walls "just wants to revolutionize publishing" with her site that practically submits articles to publishers for you.
Oct 1, 2009
Armed and Scientific
Military Dr. Ohab's audio webcast demystifies Dept. of Defense science, from battery-powered tanks to atomic time-keeping.
Oct 1, 2009
Playing for Posterity
FootballIn '39, when few college football teams had even one black player, UCLA had four. And it was the team's first unbeaten season. It's a double legacy.
Oct 1, 2009
All That Jazz
JazzBy day he's an energy policy specialist — but by night, he transforms into a jazz radio deejay.
Oct 1, 2009
Yosemite's Music Maker
MusicAfter a quarter century as the Wawona Hotel's piano man in Yosemite National Park, music–theory grad Tom Bopp bbecam an institution, and he can really read a crowd.
Jul 1, 2009
Healing Music at Mattel
MattelVanya Green's music therapy eases pain and helps recovery of Mattel Children's Hospital's youngest patients.
Jul 1, 2009
Six Bruin Siblings, One Great Band
SiblingsThe six Herrera siblings do everything together, from playing in their Norteno band to attending UCLA. The youngest starts classes this fall: "Once I got accepted, it was a bit of a relief!"
Jul 1, 2009
Surf and Service
Surf and ServiceVolun–tourism isn't just about volunteering in exotic locales. It can also be about surfing.
Jul 1, 2009
Swords of Westwood
SwordsStudents find strength shouting and beating each other with bamboo sticks in UCLA's championship-winning kendo club.
Jul 1, 2009
Birthing Businesses
IncubatorHow can companies springing from UCLA research get a foothold in this economy? By nestling into the UCLA business incubator.
Jul 1, 2009
Jobs, not Jails
HomeboyFather Greg Boyle has helped thousands of gang members through his Homeboy Industries, and UCLA researchers are conducting the first scientific study about its success.
Apr 1, 2009
Protect and Preserve
RosenRobert Rosen has helped turn UCLA's Film and Television Archive into the second largest film collection in the nation.
Apr 1, 2009
Faculty Get High Marks from Graduating Seniors
GraduationThe fourth annual senior survey gives faculty honest, and positive, feedback.
Apr 1, 2009
Pampered Pets
Pampered PetCelebrities have made it the latest trend to dress dogs in swanky designer clothing- and UCLA grad Amy Hsiao knows just what people are looking for.
Apr 1, 2009
Out of Africa
AfricaA class that Adam Sterling took as a UCLA student sparked something inside of him, and he has been on a mission to end genocide in Africa ever since.
Apr 1, 2009
Malcolm Kerr's Middle East
MalcolmBruin and political scientist Malcolm Kerr is remembered as a peacemaker 25 years later.
Apr 1, 2009
The Art of Eating, Part II: On the Edge of Westwood
ChabuyaIt takes a Bruin philosophy grad student moonlighting at Chowhound to find good food in Westwood. Here are five savory spots close to UCLA, featuring cuisine from Persia to Philly.
Jan 1, 2009
A New Jungle Book: Teaching Eco Ethics
DergeAlumnus and biologist Jordan Karubian teaches conservation to rainforest residents in Ecuador, who once relied on slash-and-burn agriculture without realizing the harm it could do. Some of his pupils have since authored peer-reviewed articles.
Jan 1, 2009
The High-Voltage Superhighway
TeslaThe new car for the new age has a Bruin behind it.
Jan 1, 2009
Beware the Brain Gap
Brain GapTechnology is not only changing our lives: it's changing our brains. Research shows the Internet can make young people socially inept, but can also spark increased activity in brains of all ages.
Jan 1, 2009
Reviewing the Reviewers
ReviewerA look at why UCLA admissions uses "holistic review," why one professor challenged it, and UCLA's plan to review the process.
Jan 1, 2009
Brave New Classroom
ClassroomWe time travel to the near future and take a look at the future of higher education.
Jan 1, 2009
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
East of Westwood
ExtensionThis fall, UCLA Extension offers more than 50 classes at a new downtown campus near the site of its founding more than 90 years ago.
Oct 1, 2008
Proof of Life
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Oct 1, 2008
A Blaze of Bruin Glory
Bruin LightsThe history of Saturday Night Bruin Lights.
Oct 1, 2008
A Bruin Chorus Line
ChorusWhy on earth would anyone bust their bums to get straight A's and be willing to show up to their college interview in tights and split-sole jazz shoes? They do it because UCLA's undergraduate theater program is the best in the nation.
Oct 1, 2008
Academic Athletes: High Scorers
Academic AthletesAt the height of this year's March Madness frenzy, the Los Angeles Times put a damper on the fun with an article that lamented the dismal graduation rates of today's top collegiate basketball players. Just how fair was it?
Oct 1, 2008
The Secret Life of Joe Bruin
Joe BruinMark Davis catches a live one this time.
Oct 1, 2008
Gofer It
Gofer ItWorking so hard that you wonder how you're ever going to find the time to do your normal errands? No longer, thanks to one busy Bruin.
Jul 1, 2008
Bruins Building Afghanistan
AfghanistanWhile it's unclear exactly how many Bruins are in war-torn Afghanistan, here are two who are making a difference as diplomats.
Jul 1, 2008
Muscle, Heal Thyself
MuscleElectroactive polymers may one day power small robots, make your shoes continuously charge your iPod, and help keep a weak heart pumping. Oh yeah, and when it tears, an artificial muscle will heal itself.
Jul 1, 2008
iPhone Home
iphoneJonathan Zweig '00 is the creator of Jirbo, a game site so popular Apple has called it "the YouTube of mobile gaming."
Jul 1, 2008
Child's Play
Child's PlayIn the wake of a gang shooting in Costa Mesa, Randy Barth '81 formed an after-school learning center in the troubled neighborhood, leading to significant local improvements. Soon, he was leading the charge to implement the program in crime-ridden neighborhoods all over Southern California.
Jul 1, 2008
Fertility: It's A Stretch
YogaYoga is one of the key components in the Mind Body Institute's Fertility Wellness Program at UCLA.
Jul 1, 2008
Making Belief
Making BeliefAn fMRI shows brain differences among belief, disbelief and uncertainty
Apr 1, 2008
Greening the Center
Greening the CenterBruin Pouria Abbassi aims to make the Los Angeles Convention Center the greenest facility anywhere
Apr 1, 2008
Lollipop Culture
Lollipop CultureWhat Willy Wonka did for chocolate, UCLA microbiologist Wenyuan Shi is doing for lollipops.
Apr 1, 2008
A Bright Idea
A Bright IdeaPlasma TV watchers will soon have the brightest, most beautiful color possible for a lot less money than they pay now, thanks to two UCLA scientists.
Apr 1, 2008
Hawaii Swings
Hawaii SwingsDarrin Gee '89 makes his home in paradise, spending his days doing what he loves best: golfing and coaching golf.
Apr 1, 2008
Hair Today, Salon Tomorrow
Hair Today, Salon TomorrowRunning a hair salon means a lot more than setting up chairs, cutting hair and polishing nails.
Apr 1, 2008
The Unmelting Pot
The Unmelting PotA UCLA study of Mexican Americans started in the 1960s is now completed, with unexpected findings.
Apr 1, 2008
The Art of Eating
The Art of EatingUCLA alumnus Jonathan Gold is the first food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize.
Feb 29, 2008
Tecate Rx
Tecate RxFor eight years, UCLA group Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) travels four times a year to the outskirts of Tecate to provide free medical services for the poor.
Jan 1, 2008
When Green Means Stop
When Green Means StopMajor environmental disasters automatically make politicians more sympathetic to green positions, right? Not according to Matthew Kahn's research.
Jan 1, 2008
Access Granted
Access GrantedUCLA's Academic Advancement Program (AAP) celebrates its 35th anniversary. Today the program welcomes and challenges low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students who have earned admission to UCLA.
Jan 1, 2008
Terms of Engagement
Terms of EngagementRalph Amos discusses why alumni and their associations are more important than ever.
Jan 1, 2008
Lessons of the Heart
Lessons of the HeartPathway at UCLA Extension gives students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities a college-going experience.
Oct 1, 2007
Hooray for Hollywood
Hooray for HollywoodBruin Chris Baumgart serves as the protector of the beloved Hollywood Sign.
Oct 1, 2007
Ralph Amos to lead alumni association
Ralph Amos to Lead Alumni AssociationThe Alumni Association welcomes a new director, Ralph Amos. He will also be act as assistant vice chancellor, alumni relations, for UCLA External Affairs.
Oct 1, 2007
Magical History
Magical HistoryTake a peek at the unusual sideshow attractions in this rare collection of playbills.
Oct 1, 2007
Post-Disaster Master
Post-Disaster MasterEdward J. Blakely is a leader in the recovery efforts in New Orleans.
Oct 1, 2007
Timeless Designs
Timeless DesignsThere's more to the name Anawalt than you might think.
Oct 1, 2007
Safe Cells
Stem cell yellow man illustrationUCLA researchers have discovered a method to "reprogram" the normal cells of mice into embryonic cells, hoping to help avoide the controversy surrounding the use of human embryonic stem cells.
Oct 1, 2007
The Simple Life
The Simple LifeThere's more than one way to go green.
Oct 1, 2007
Cheers for Years
Cheers for YearsFormer cheerleaders and gymnasts have the opportunity to keep practicing for fun.
Oct 1, 2007
The Transfer Effect
The Transfer EffectThe competition to get into UCLA doesn't get any easier for transfer students.
Oct 1, 2007
Interview with an Icon
Interview with an IconSolve the mystery of this famous Bruin figure.
Oct 1, 2007
Small Wonder
Small WonderDeveloped by UCLA scientists and engineers, this "microhand" is a deft manipulator of tiny objects and one day may be an invaluable tool in microsurgery.
Aug 24, 2007
King of the Costume Shop
King of the Costume ShopFrom couture to period pieces, Maxwell Barr has it covered.
Jul 1, 2007
Machines are people, too
Machines Are People, TooTruman is not human. He is a socialbot, the first "socially adept" robot created by UCLA instructor Dario Nardi.
Jul 1, 2007
Tyus takes Italy
Tyus Takes ItalyA Bruin basketball champ continues his career playing in Europe.
Jul 1, 2007
Minority student rolls rise for fall '07
Minority student rolls rise for fall '07Incoming fall freshman class is more diverse than ever.
Jul 1, 2007
A revolting development
A Revolting DevelopmentImagine a thick, juicy steak...swarming with maggots. Disgusted? Congratulations, you're evolved!
Jul 1, 2007
All in the Family
All in the FamilyFamed sportswriter Bill Plaschke on UCLA's 100 championships.
Jul 1, 2007
Dieting Doesn't Work
Dieting Doesn't WorkUCLA researchers find that people who lose weight usually gain it all back.
Apr 4, 2007
The Harmony Project
The Harmony ProjectPerfect harmony for more than 300 underpriviledged kids in the inner city
Apr 1, 2007
Genetic Markers
Genetic MarkersThe transformation of genetics into medicine's Holy Grail is one of the most fascinating sagas in medical science.
Apr 1, 2007
Black Alumni Reach Out
Black Alumni Reach OutLegendary jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell helps African-American applicants connect with UCLA.
Apr 1, 2007
The Multitasking Mess
The Multitasking MessWatching TV, listening to music and trying to read all at once? A new study shows that multitasking messes with your mind.
Jan 1, 2007
Interview with a Trophy
Interview With a TrophyWhere do old NCAA trophies go? Tarnish Manor.
Jan 1, 2007
Hitting the high note
Hitting the High NoteA $30 million gift from Herb Alpert begins a new era of music at UCLA
Jan 1, 2007
The Naked City
The Naked CityWhat's underneath the hype behind new campus tradition the Undie Run? One of its co-founders reveals all.
Oct 1, 2006
The Hills are Alive
The Hills Are AliveIs the earth aware? Whole religions have been built on the concept of a sentient planet. Now one UCLA scientist is making waves linking the idea to intelligent design.
Oct 1, 2006
Artful Engineer
The Artful EngineerThe Getty and a top UCLA engineering professor unite to save an historical artistic treasure in Prague.
Oct 1, 2006
School of Rocks
School of RocksCan ancient Earth rocks help us search for life of Mars? UCLA paleobiologist J. William Schopf found out through a breakthrough that produced the first three-dimensional images of 600 million year-old fossils.
Oct 1, 2006
Saving Faces
Saving FacesFor two decades, Dr. Gary Parker D.D.S. '77 has sailed the West Coast of Africa in the Mercy Ship Anastasis, performing life-altering--and saving--facial surgery.The inspiring story of a doctor and his family's lifelong mission to bring hope to those who have none.
Oct 1, 2006
Don't Go Out of the Water
Don't Go Out of the WaterAre enclosed beaches a haven for bacteria? A troubling study of beach sand.
Jul 1, 2006
The Dolphin Detective
The Dolphin DetectiveUCLA alum Maddalena Bearzi studies the dolphins in Santa Monica Bay.
Jul 1, 2006
Interview with the Bruin
Interview With the BruinWhen you're a 4,000-pound bronze statue of a grizzly, you get a lot of attention on campus.
Jul 1, 2006
Confessions of a Media Man
Confessions of a Media ManUCLA's Tom Plate talks about his 10 toughest interviews. See if you can match a world leader with his description.
Jul 1, 2006
Media Bias
Media Bias"A Measure of Media Bias" raised eyebrows when the study ranked The Wall Street Journal as a liberal outlet.
Apr 1, 2006
The Hydrogen Highway
The Hydrogen HighwayUCLA Engineering is studying hydrogen power - and a pair of "F-Cell" sedans lets the team "drive the future."
Apr 1, 2006
History with a View
History With a ViewThe Getty Villa features breathtaking views and amazing artifacts -- and also a handful of lucky UCLA grad students from the Cotsen Institute, learning how to conserve the art and cultural pieces from the distant past.
Apr 1, 2006
Sex and the Single Cell
Sex and the Single CellIs a cheatin' heart hard-wired into every female? Research from UCLA indicates that women may have evolved to want to stray during the most fertile part of their cycle -- but only if they find their partners less than, well, hot.
Apr 1, 2006
Kaufman Kicks Up Its Heels
Kaufman Kicks Up Its HeelsGlorya Kaufman Hall opened with the panache that is the hallmark of the Department of World Arts and Cultures.
Jan 1, 2006
Old School
Old SchoolSeven decades after his first try, Stanley Rubin expects to earn his bachelor's degree. The filmmaker and Emmy winner was Daily Bruin editor-in-chief in 1936-37.
Jan 1, 2006