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Hoop Heroes
Hoop HeroesWhat’s it like being a top Bruin athlete—on the court, in the locker room, in class and at home?
Jan 1, 2017
Beauty and the Bellwether
Beauty and the BellwetherThe new UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center leads in sustainability.
Jan 1, 2017
From Dusk to Dawn
From Dusk to DawnSee what comes to life on campus after the sun goes down?
Jan 1, 2017
Education for Everyone
Education for Everyone UCLA Extension, the lifelong learning resource that began a century ago, is no longer content to just let students come to them. Instead, the program is reaching out to underserved areas, making education accessible to all.
Oct 1, 2016
Power to the People
Power to the PeopleAcross campus and across disciplines, UCLA initiatives are tackling tough issues of human rights abuse worldwide and promoting global education about civil societies.
Oct 1, 2016
The First Responders
The First RespondersUCLA’s Paramedic Program is one of the toughest in the nation, and the instructors training the next generation of lifesavers wouldn’t have it any other way.
Oct 1, 2016
Globe Trotters
Globe Trotters UCLA’s Alumni Travel Program offers a lot more than sun, sand and umbrella drinks. The adventures are rich and varied, especially when a renowned university scholar comes along.
Oct 1, 2016
Eating L.A.: City of Gold and Blue
 Eating L.A.In establishments ranging from high-end restaurants to ubiquitous food trucks, Bruins are helping change the way Angelenos think about food.
Jul 1, 2016
Playing for Keeps
Playing for KeepsAre computer games fantasy or reality, culture or technology? Can they absorb the richness of humanity? The director of UCLA’s Game Lab ponders these and other questions.
Jul 1, 2016
Born to Perform
Born to PerformPrecision, strength and grace are crucial to every event in gymnastics competition. But floor exercise in particular provides room for creativity — and Coach Valorie Kondos Field’s Bruins have taken it to a whole new level.
Jul 1, 2016
Art and the City: Made in L.A. Returns to Westwood
Art and the City: Made in L.A. Returns to the HammerUCLA’s Hammer Museum is known for championing emerging artists from across Los Angeles — a mission that’s celebrated in this summer’s biennial exhibition.
Jul 1, 2016
Coming Home
Coming HomeDave Roberts ’95 is the latest Bruin to make baseball history.
Apr 1, 2016
Humanoid Nature
Humanoid NatureThe robots of UCLA’s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory are designed for serious jobs, but their creators have a lot of fun.
Apr 1, 2016
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is BelievingThis team gave L.A. leaders a preview of how the city’s redevelopment projects would actually work.
Apr 1, 2016
Root Tale
Root TaleA walking tour of the Campus Plants Database.
Apr 1, 2016
Get the Picture: The UCLA Brain Mapping Center
Get the Picture: The UCLA Brain Mapping CenterBrain mapping technology could mean breakthrough treatments for some of the world’s most devastating diseases.
Jan 1, 2016
Heads Up
Heads UpSports concussions have finally been brought to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness.
Jan 1, 2016
Gray Matters
Gray MattersWe are beginning to unlock the mysteries of the mind, and the implications are extraordinary.
Jan 1, 2016
Hope is Real: The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge
Hope is Real: The UCLA Depression Grand ChallengeUCLA scientists have launched a historic effort to tackle and treat depression.
Jan 1, 2016
Future Thinking
Future ThinkingThe founding director of UCLA’s Brain Mapping Center is now overseeing the campus’ huge medical enterprise.
Jan 1, 2016
The Great Pumpkin: A UCLA History of Halloween
The Great PumpkinThe spookiest holiday of the year is not what it used to be.
Oct 7, 2015
Not Your Father's M.B.A.
Not Your Father's M.B.A.Management in the 21st century is anything but business as usual.
Oct 1, 2015
Patient, Test Thyself
Patient, Test ThyselfWireless mobile technologies are transforming the face of health care and ushering in a new kind of patient/physician partnership.
Oct 1, 2015
Pride & Glory
Pride & GloryMake no mistake: Special Olympics athletes came to UCLA to win, but they left with so much more.
Oct 1, 2015
Splendor in the Trash
Splendor in the TrashUCLA Professor Maite Zubiaurre's unique course helps Bruin students see beauty in the world through a grease-stained lens.
Oct 1, 2015
Big Ideas Inside the Suprastudio
Suprastudio In the hangar where Howard Hughes built the "Spruce Goose”, UCLA architecture students are designing an almost unimaginable future.
Jul 1, 2015
Monkey Business
Monkey Business Braving floods, fires and swarms of vampire mosquitoes, UCLA Professor Susan Perry has spent 25 years chasing capuchin monkeys through the jungles of Costa Rica. Her data have transformed what we know about these fascinating primates — and include enough stories of power, envy, lust and greed to keep a telenovela on air for many seasons.
Jul 1, 2015
A Bruin Guide to an Offbeat Summer
Bruin Guide Summer’s on the horizon. Kicking back. Hitting the road. Bound for the beach. With a little help from your fellow Bruins, some truly unique experiences are just waiting to be yours.
Jul 1, 2015
Atom Smashers
 Atom Smashers UCLA physicists study big questions at the large Hadron Collider.
Jul 1, 2015
West Words — How the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program changed my life (and maybe yours, too)
The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is the largest and most comprehensive continuing education creative writing and screenwriting program in the world. It’s an incubator for talent, a creative community, and a catalyst for Los Angeles’ thriving literary scene. Samantha Dunn, an alumna of the program, teacher and esteemed author shares an inside view.
Apr 1, 2015
The Compassion Effect: How Social Activism Is Changing Everything
The Compassion Effect Doing well by doing good is increasingly the go-to strategy for everything from marketing to entertainment. The phenomenon is being driven by millennials, the world’s first digital generation, now busily reimagining every aspect of our society.
Apr 1, 2015
Institutional Memory
Institutional Memory Since UCLA began as the “southern branch” of the University of California —almost a satellite campus for the southern region — it has evolved into a world-class research university in its own right. Longtime professors remember the growing pains and share what they see for the future.
Apr 1, 2015
True Colors: Hollywood's Diversity Dilemma
True Colors For the second year in a row, the Hollywood Diversity Report from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA shows that the percentage of nonwhite and female talent and executives in the entertainment industry remains distressingly low, despite a direct correlation between diversity and bottom-line success.
Apr 1, 2015
Nothing But Net
Water Polo Men's Water Polo defeated USC to win UCLA's 112th NCAA title.
Apr 1, 2015
Internet of Everything
Internet of Everything Research at UCLA is automating objects that will change our lives, transforming complex tech into things that are both useful and intelligent.
Jan 15, 2015
Primary System Report Card
Primary System Report Card California's new way of selecting candidates may not work as intended.
Jan 15, 2015
Let the River Run
Let the River Run The long-neglected L.A. river — dismissed by many as a concrete flood-control ditch — is quickly giving rise to Los Angeles’ version of Central Park
Jan 15, 2015
Back in Business
Back in Business These men faced the risk of losing the activities they love most ... until UCLA surgeons came to the rescue.
Jan 15, 2015
Raising a Racket
Raising a RacketThis past May, the women’s tennis team won its second and UCLA’s 111th NCAA national championship in a nail-biting, 4-3 slugfest.
Oct 1, 2014
Top Teacher
Top TeacherAlex Caputo-Pearl is the new head of the second-largest teachers' union local in the nation.
Oct 1, 2014
A Picture of Health
AA groundbreaking, multidisciplinary effort aims to make UCLA the healthiest campus anywhere.
Oct 1, 2014
The New Deals
The New DealsSavvy business innovators are leveraging technology to transform the marketplace.
Oct 1, 2014
Stationed in Los Angeles
Stationed in Los AngelesMetro terminals across the city offer some of the best viewing of public art, much of it created by Bruins.
Oct 1, 2014
Healing Warriors
Healing WarriorsThe Ronald A. Katz Center for Collaborative Military Medicine at UCLA is the first university-based military medicine center on the West Coast.
Jul 1, 2014
Gifts from the Heart
Gifts from the HeartIn 1994, UCLA fundraisers couldn't understand why more women didn't give to the university. Turns out, all they had to do was ask.
Jul 1, 2014
Hitting a High Note
The Herb Alpert School of Music's global perspective and industry savvy have placed it solidly among the nation's top music programs. Its renowned benefactor says students need bring only their imagination.
Jul 1, 2014
An Even Greater Good
An Even Greater Good The Centennial Campaign for UCLA will create a higher education model for a new century.
Jul 1, 2014
Backing Brilliance
Backing Brilliance Endowed chairs give top scholars the resources to more fully pursue their fields of study.
Jul 1, 2014
The Revolution Will Be Printed in 3-D
The Revolution Will Be Printed in 3-DUCLA faculty and students are using this increasingly important tool.
Apr 1, 2014
Art and Science: Opposites Attract
Opposites AttractTheir ancient union is flourishing in very modern ways.
Apr 1, 2014
Bruin Guide to Secret Sights
Bruin Guide to Secret SightsTag along to see some hidden gems in the City of Angels.
Apr 1, 2014
Women's Soccer: Newest Bruin Champs
GOOOAAAALLLL!After coming close many times before, they brought home UCLA's 110th title.
Apr 1, 2014
Constant Content:The Humanities Go Digital
ConstantUCLA is at the forefront of applying modern technology to the social sciences.
Jan 1, 2014
Women's Aquatics: Making Waves
Making WavesWomen’s Swimming and Diving springs into the new season with plenty of promise.
Jan 1, 2014
In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams
In the Footsteps of Ansel AdamsThe legendary photographer took hundreds of shots of UCLA. Much has changed — and much has not.
Jan 1, 2014
Clayborne Carson: King's Chronicler
King's Chronicler: Clayborne CarsonThe man who edits and publishes MLK’s papers also lived the Civil Rights Movement.
Jan 1, 2014
Can We Ensure the Future of Water?
Can We Ensure the Future of Water?UCLA scientists work to ensure the future of our most precious resource.
Oct 1, 2013
Court Session: Interview with Steve Alford
Court Session: Interview with Steve AlfordUCLA Basketball’s new head coach talks about his high hopes for the Bruins.
Oct 1, 2013
The Magic of Mariachi
The Magic of MariachiHow a mariachi movement began at UCLA in the early ‘60s.
Oct 1, 2013
UCLA: The Economic Engine
UCLA: The Economic EngineA look at UCLA’s enormous fiscal impact on L.A. and the state.
Oct 1, 2013
Game Changers
davidberg For decades, Bruins have made major contributions to baseball history on and off the field.
Jul 1, 2013
Home Grown
homegrown The passion for organic gardening has come to campus.
Jul 1, 2013
Reorientation of a Nation
williams UCLA institute is generating much of the research on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Jul 1, 2013
When the World Came to Westwood: The Fowler Museum at 50
fowler This unmatched treasure on the campus is celebrating a milestone.
Jul 1, 2013
Bruins Who Build Los Angeles
lindagriego From revitalized neighborhoods, to improved transportation, to innovations in parking, these Bruins helped make LA what it is today.
Apr 1, 2013
Body Language: UCLA Dance
dancekenji Many dance schools teach technique. UCLA also imparts a conviction that art really can change the world.
Apr 1, 2013
Is There a Nurse Practitioner in the House?
nursepractitioner These hybrid health-care providers are increasingly vital as the medical industry braces for the consequences of the Affordable Care Act.
Apr 1, 2013
Think Again
Think Again Does digital technology make us smarter or dumber?
Apr 1, 2013
Rx for LA: The Future of Public Health
publichealth What health practices will be important in 25 years?
Jan 1, 2013
Leagues of Their Own: UCLA Club Sports
Club SportsWushu, Rugby and Surf are just three of about 50 club sports at UCLA, from the traditional to the quirky.
Jan 1, 2013
Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
Entrepreneurship Startup UCLA helps students and recent grads launch businesses.
Jan 1, 2013
A Star Is Reborn
PauleyThe newly renovated Pauley Pavilion received a royal welcome during a week of celebrations.
Jan 1, 2013
A Star Is Reborn: The New Pauley
PauleyAfter two-and-a-half years of renovation, UCLA's most venerated structure will open its doors again in October.
Oct 1, 2012
Dreams Made Here
Dream FundFondest wishes are coming true, thanks to the generosity of the Dream Fund.
Oct 1, 2012
Mind and Machine: Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence
Mind and MachineUCLA scientists and engineers are studying how to build “thinking” machines—and how they will impact human society.
Oct 1, 2012
East Meets West in UCLA Medicine
yinyang A leader in integrative healthcare, UCLA incorporates practices such as acupuncture and tai chi in a broader approach to solving illness.
Jul 1, 2012
Integration: Containing Costs
StethoscopeThis fusion of East and West strategies is saving money and solving problems in the world of health.
Jul 1, 2012
A Delicious Idea: Vegan Cuisine on Campus
sporkThe UCLA Dining team looked to these sisters to learn to cook vegan.
Jul 1, 2012
The Clutter Culture
owned boxesA multi-year study by UCLA's Center on Everyday Life of Families reveals contemporary suburban America as it really is.
Jul 1, 2012
Making Champions: UCLA Women's Head Coaches on the Secrets of Their Success
UCLA NCAA coachesFemale teams have won 14 of UCLA's last 18 NCAA titles. Four of their coaches discuss the pressures and rewards of what they do.
Jul 1, 2012
Vegan Voices
Fish on a plateEthics, health and the environment are some of the reasons these Bruins have become vegan.
Jul 1, 2012
The Vegan Campus
veganthanksgivingVoted the most vegan campus in the country in 2010, UCLA offers food options that benefit the planet, the animals and the eaters.
Jul 1, 2012
Savoring Spring, Bruin-Style
Savoring Spring A seasonal guide to Bruin-related eateries, river tours, yoga getaways and more.
Apr 1, 2012
From Garvey to Obama
Robert Hill Historian Robert Hill says the activist’s impact still echoes through the decades.
Apr 1, 2012
Immigration: Now and in the Future
Immigration A multidisciplinary look at a hot-button issue as it is today and may be tomorrow.
Apr 1, 2012
Team Rubicon: Disaster Relief
Team Rubicon These volunteers race to provide medical aid to those most in need.
Apr 1, 2012
A Conference Center Could Be Coming Soon
Conference Center Plans are underway to build a full-service hotel on campus.
Apr 1, 2012
Women's Volleyball Makes Its Own History
Women's Volleyball These champions have won seven national titles.
Apr 1, 2012
Al Scates: 50 Years of Bruin Volleyball
Al Scates UCLA's winningest coach closes a victorious half-century.
Apr 1, 2012
Light It Up
Light it upSo much light, so few panels. Why isn't there more solar power in sun-drenched Los Angeles? The technology is there, but the will is not. But that's changing fast.
Jan 1, 2012
Digital Privacy
Keyboard illustrationUCLA leads the way in exploring the boundaries of digital privacy and how policymakers should protect us.
Jan 1, 2012
Driven by Data: Inventing a New Digital Art
Aaron KoblinFrom airplane patterns to Johnny Cash songs, techno-artist Aaron Koblin uses online data to explore new frontiers in digital arts.
Jan 1, 2012
Bruins In Love
Bruin coupleCupid has been busy at UCLA since Day One.
Jan 1, 2012
Rise Again: The L.A. Rebellion
LA RebellionAt UCLA in the '60s and '70s, these filmmakers found the freedom to tell authentic stories about the black experience.
Oct 1, 2011
Safety First
Lab safety illustrationA tragic 2008 laboratory accident spurred the creation of the Westwood-based University of California Center for Laboratory Safety.
Oct 1, 2011
Clean the Skies
Cloudy skiesL.A.'s air is cleaner than before but poison still looms overhead. UCLA researchers are finding ways to make us all breathe easier.
Oct 1, 2011
Bruinwalk
Bruinwalk comic stripA popular cartoonist takes a satirical look at Bruinwalk.
Sep 15, 2011
Double Dribble
David and Travis WearDavid and Travis Wear, 6' 10" twins, are back on the West Coast, ready to join the powerful front line in Bruin basketball.
Sep 9, 2011
Natural Habitat: Prickly Passion
naturalhab Behold the backyard of UCLA's "Cactus Man."
Jul 1, 2011
All This Jazz
allthisjazz The jazz studies program is a jewel in UCLA's crown — and its influence extends way beyond academics.
Jul 1, 2011
Tales of the Runway
talesoftherunway Clothes-minded Bruins are thriving as fashion-industry trendsetters.
Jul 1, 2011
A Bruin Guide to L.A. Adventures
laadventures Looking for summer fun in the City of Angels? Do it the Bruin way.
Jul 1, 2011
Head Games
Brain Puzzle CartoonWhat happens when sales and neuroscience meet? Marketers get closer than ever to reading our minds.
Apr 1, 2011
The Future of Work
Child Drawing of Future CarBruin kids foresee big changes in the world of 2030 — including a very Jetsons job market.
Apr 1, 2011
A New Blueprint For Public Life
City blueprint illustrationArmed with a $100 million gift from alumni Meyer and Renee Luskin, UCLA's School of Public Affairs is building a powerful new resource to reshape civic life.
Apr 1, 2011
Brooms Up!
UCLA Quidditch TeamIt's quirky, confusing, completely exhausting — and the UCLA Quidditch Team wouldn't want their game any other way.
Apr 1, 2011
Big Building on Campus
Ackerman Union 50th birthdayAs Ackerman Student Union celebrates its 50th birthday, we look back at how it's been UCLA's concrete chronicle of society's tastes, attitudes and change.
Apr 1, 2011
Natural Habitat: Inside Job
Architectural Historian Thomas HinesAn authority on modern-design master Richard Neutra, UCLA architectural historian Thomas Hines literally can't leave his work at the office.
Jan 1, 2011
Bruins on Broadway
Bruins performers on BroadwayFrom UCLA to the Great White Way: Stage stars who started in Westwood tell all.
Jan 1, 2011
Volunteer Army
UCLA Volunteer DayIt's only the second annual UCLA Volunteer Day, when thousands of students tackle projects across the county, but it already feels like tradition.
Jan 1, 2011
Miracles in the Making
Human Embryonic Stem CellCombine one dynamic leader, one visionary benefactor and an all-star team of scientists, and what do you get? Potentially life-changing and lifesaving breakthroughs in medical research.
Jan 1, 2011
The Faces of Change
Student looking up into sunset skyFive years since the number of African-American freshmen choosing to enter UCLA's incoming class dwindled to fewer than 100, an extraordinary effort among the entire university community has enrollment re-energized.
Jan 1, 2011
Good Medicine: Affair of the Heart
Alan FogelmanAs a master detective of "good" cholesterol, UCLA's Alan Fogelman has spent his career tracking the true nature of this this elusive molecule. His latest case: how and why good cholesterol goes bad.
Jan 1, 2011
Oh, Yes, They Said It
Oh Yes They Said It"Ay, Caramba," Bruins are responsible for a lot of famous sayings! From the first use of the word "Internet" to comparing life to a box of chocolates, you'll be shocked what a mark Bruins have made on our culture.
Oct 1, 2010
America's Watchdog
Congressman Henry WaxmanBruin Congressman Henry Waxman earns kudos across party lines for his watchdog politics, going after Big Tobacco, Halliburton and BP, all while cleaning up the air and water, too.
Oct 1, 2010
Painting Outside the Lines
Congressman Henry WaxmanA hundred crickets. Electric shocks. It's all part of the cutting-edge art in a UCLA Arts outpost in Culver City.
Oct 1, 2010
We Will Always Call Him Coach
A Young Coach WoodenIn memory of UCLA Coach John Wooden and to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, we hear from his friends, colleagues, players and more in this multi-story tribute.
Oct 1, 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
Outlaw Biology
Cowboy doing biologyA couple of guys in a garage changed computer technology. Will someone in a basement one day transform biology just as radically? We explore the tantalizing — and maybe terrifying — frontier of synthetic biology and do-it-yourself life science.
Jul 1, 2010
How Healthy is Your Hospital
Hospital figurinesIt's a scary irony: hospitals can make you sick. But UCLA is taking the lead in patient safety, from flight check-style safety checklists to basics like hand-washing and good handwriting, making Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center one of the safest in the nation.
Jul 1, 2010
The Fruits of Their Labor
Wine barrel with alumnaPlan a summer road trip to wineries owned and operated by UCLA alumni and you'll find a wonderland of excellent vintages, lush landscapes, and fascinating stories of how these Bruin vintners came to devote their days to the grape.
Jul 1, 2010
Bruin Wine Country: A Tour Guide
Sunshine behind vineyardSo many wineries, so little time. Here's a comprehensive-as-we-can-make-it list of wineries owned by UCLA alumni, or in which graduates play a prominent role. Turn summer Sideways and hit the road to savor the mysteries of the grape. You can follow this route from UCLA all the way north to Napa!
Jul 1, 2010
Healing Artisan
Dean of Medicine Dr. A Eugene WashingtonThe new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and vice chancellor of health sciences at UCLA talks about his ideas of leadership, where medicine is headed, and what he'll bring to Westwood.
Apr 1, 2010
Backstage Pass
UCLA cast and crew of the HousekeeperTake a peek behind the curtain of the latest production by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Apr 1, 2010
Saving UCLA
UCLA budget cut graphicHow will UCLA survive the current crisis? An in-depth discussion on what it's going to take.
Apr 1, 2010
Hoarding Huck
Bookshelf with Huckleberry Finn memorabiliaMore than 1,000 tchotchkes in Prof Thomas Wortham's Huck Finn collection shows how pop culture sanitized Mark Twain's slavery message.
Apr 1, 2010
Beltway Bruins
J. Jioni Palmer in front of Capitol buildingOn the other side of the country, alumni in D.C. media, on the Hill, and in the White House are making a difference.
Apr 1, 2010
Lawmakers: No Master Plan Makeover
Is it time for the Master Plan to be made over?
Apr 1, 2010
Avatar Showcases Bruin Talent
Avatar directed by James CameronThe other world of James Cameron's Avatar was made possible with the work of several UCLA grads.
Mar 1, 2010
Social Study
UCLA Community school kids readingThe UCLA Community School brings opportunity and education to kids who might otherwise fall through the cracks.
Jan 1, 2010
Arts on Fire
 Grayscaled building with font in frontThe boundaries of art are questioned and pushed to the extreme by the creative minds in UCLA's School of the Arts and Architecture.
Jan 1, 2010
New America
 Korean restaurant at nightThe Ethnic Studies centers at UCLA have done more than tackle cultural clashes — for forty years, these centers have been on the forefront of New America, a multicultural society brimming with endless possibilities.
Jan 1, 2010
Stunts and Circuses
 Bruins on Make It or Break ItCrazy stunts, flips, and falls are just part of the job for these Bruin gymnasts.
Jan 1, 2010
Bruins in Blue
 Bruin alumni on UCPDThese officers who protect and serve with the LAPD have one thing in common — they are all Bruins.
Jan 1, 2010
House of Champions
 Pauley Pavilion gets an updateA UCLA legend gets a makeover. The 44-year-old Pauley Pavilion will retain classic features, but with a fresh twist.
Oct 1, 2009
Health-Care Reform Checklist
 Cyan background hospital illustrationAs health-care debates rage in Congress, it's easy to forgot what they are really about: the people.
Oct 1, 2009
Bruins in Space
 Astronaut Walt Cunningham '60 watches the starsBruin astronauts talk about zero-G "chipmunk face," the difficulty of being a working mother in space, and above all, the burning desire to explore space.
Oct 1, 2009
A Target of Violence
 Professor David JentschEscalating violence by animal rights extremists has put UCLA faculty at risk.
Oct 1, 2009
Good Medicine: Stopping Seizures
 Doctor Gary Mathern with some of his 'kids'This health-care hero is the pioneering director of the UCLA Pediatric Epilepsy Program.
Oct 1, 2009
Capitol Gains
 Senate majority leader Dean Florez
Jul 1, 2009
Capitol Gains
 Senate President Pro Tem Darrell SteinbergFor the first time, two Bruins run the California State Senate — and what a critical time to take the legislative helm.
Jul 1, 2009
Capitol Gains Sidebar: Across the Aisle
Bruin Republicans offer their own prescription for economic health. It begins with tax cuts.
Jul 1, 2009
Mind Games
 Mind games illustrationHow art and science combine in a world transformed by technology — and how the digital age is testing the essence of creativity.
Jul 1, 2009
Mind Games Sidebar: Flights of Fancy
 Genzewski’s artistic depiction of the non-scientific through paintBruin faculty from North and South campus offer their unique visual perspectives on creativity.
Jul 1, 2009
Mind Games Sidebar: The Digital Poet
Work of digital poet Brian Kim StefansEnglish Professor Brian Kim Stefans makes his mark in electronic writing, setting letters dancing on film and other innovations.
Jul 1, 2009
Mind Games Sidebar: Digital Humanities
 Animated digital karnackThe world of Digital Humanities offers everything from an in-depth look at ancient cities to a unique and progressive way to learn more about meth addictions.
Jul 1, 2009
Mind Games Sidebar: Visions of Creativity
 Creative illustration for mind games sidebarWe asked three artists to share their visions of creativity, which appear throughout the Mind Games article. Here, see the images as they were meant to be seen, big and bold.
Jul 1, 2009
Golden Days
Olympic village on UCLA campusWhen the Olympics came to LA 25 years ago, gymnastics took over Pauley, Bruin band members joined the opening ceremonies, and campus became an Olympic Village. Go behind the scenes and relive what it took to make the '84 Games a success, on and off UCLA's campus.
Jul 1, 2009
Sidebar: The 1984 Olympics: A Reporter's Notebook
Fun and games at Olympics dance on campusIt took more than the Olympic spirit to make L.A.'s '84 Games run smoothly — it also took a few Bruins. A UCLA prof founded the country's first Olympic-accredited dope-testing lab, and a UCLA music prof helped lead the 736-member Olympic band at the opening ceremonies.
Jul 1, 2009
Future Jobs
Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Facebook futureWhen it comes to providing job skills for the future, UCLA Extension has always been on the cutting edge, starting with French classes for nurses going overseas during WWI, and later aerospace classes for LA's burgeoning flight industry. Now, classes look ahead to sustainability, social networking and online advertising.
Jul 1, 2009
Future Jobs Sidebar: Booming Business
Facebook and YouTube holding handsBaby boomers hate to be left out of a trend. Here's how the biggest generation is sending ripples into the future workforce, both by staying in longer and by getting out.
Jul 1, 2009
A Bruin Guide to Great Summer Travel
Woman opening up suitcaseWhether you've decided on a "staycation" or a trip to Europe, Bruin travelers have tips for you.
Jul 1, 2009
Summer Travel Sidebar: All About Fall
Statue in front of sunsetSave money by having your summer fun in autumn.
Jul 1, 2009
Summer Travel Sidebar: Staycation in Westwood
Blue ocean waterLinks to summer fun that's close to home.
Jul 1, 2009
Civil Union
Gary Orfield and Patricia GandaraMarried couple Gary Orfield and Patricia Gandara are a dynamic duo on and off UCLA's campus. They direct the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derecho Civiles, looking to erase inequalities in American society.
Apr 1, 2009
A Day in the Life of UCLA
Student wearing UCLA themed sunglassesA photo gallery and video offer a taste of student life on campus. From prayer to pastries, in class or in the pool, there's always something to see.
Apr 1, 2009
Split on Sex
Girl with purple background with face photosAmerican society suffers form a massive rift in its sexual mores, with two conflicting views of sexuality that are only getting more polarized. And the great divide over intimacy is not just in our heads; it's in our culture.
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
Money Down
Exploding cigar illustrationUCLA professors offer their input for healing our ailing economy.
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
The More Things Change: Sexuality in the Ancient World
How did Greeks, Romans and early Christians think about sex?
Apr 1, 2009
School of Rock
Jim Morrison and other UCLA alumni who rockUCLA alumni — on campus and after graduation — have made an indelible mark on rock history, from the classic riffs of The Doors to punk rebels like Bad Religion and the Vandals, from modern metal masters like Linkin Park to the blue-eyed soul of Maroon 5.
Jan 1, 2009
Big Science, Small Miracles
Artistic Anatomy illustrationThe university's California NanoSystems Institute is changing the world with science too small to see. UCLA researchers are developing nano-drug mules that carry poison to cancer cells, micro-solar power panels that can be incorporated into curtains, the new field of nano-pediatrics, even nano-water purifiers that can clean ocean water.
Jan 1, 2009
Being Bruin: The Alumni Association's 75th Anniversary
Bruin 75th anniversaryThe "Southern Branch" of the UC Alumni Association became the break-away UCLA Alumni Association 75 years ago, and is expanding from a Bruin social club to a 91,000-member professional network with Facebook-like tools.
Jan 1, 2009
Hoop Dreams
2008 Freshman basketball classMen's Basketball Head Coach Ben Howland has done it again. His 2008 crop of freshman players - named the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation by both ESPN.com and Scout.com - includes elite guards, an explosive power forward and a standout center. The good times figure to keep on rolling with these freshman phenoms, who bring personality to spare, along with talent, to Westwood.
Jan 1, 2009
Smart Set
James Franco sitting on stepsHow do high-achieving students like James Franco take 60 credits in a quarter? Ask the UCLA counseling office, whose support of the scholar-actor exemplifies the university's commitment to help students at all academic levels.
Jan 1, 2009
Moving Day
Doctor outside of Ronald Reagan Med CenterIt was a long-awaited day. It was hospital moving day, June 29, when UCLA bid farewell to the 53-year-old Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) and began life anew in the gleaming new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Oct 1, 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
Campaign Tales
Political cartoon with red backdropThe 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign has the American electorate on the edge of its seat. We explore the process of politics and many of its issues from a uniquely Bruin perspective. Red, white and blue, meet blue and gold.
Oct 1, 2008
The Future of Freedom
Statue of Libery in front of red, yellow backdropAll over the world, people are reexamining what the word 'freedom' means to them, and whether democracy is the best way to deliver it.
Oct 1, 2008
Kick Start
Goalie Brian Perk No other university in the nation has produced more pro soccer players than UCLA, and few can match its collegiate record, either. It's been six years, though, since the Bruins won their last NCAA title, and they're hungry for more.
Oct 1, 2008
Campaign Tales: Left or Right: All in Your Head?
A UCLA researcher's study hints that liberals and conservatives actually have different brains.
Oct 1, 2008
Campaign Tales: The Pen is Mightier Than Politics
Supreme Court Political CartoonPowerful pieces from one of the world's largest political cartoon collections.
Oct 1, 2008
Campaign Tales: UCLA Library Campaign Literature Archive
1924 political cartoon Mud-slinging has always been part of politics, as these old promotions show.
Oct 1, 2008
Campaign Tales: On an Angle
The way candidates have been covered in the Presidential campaign has become a campaign issue itself. We asked two Bruin experts to weigh in on how the media has shaped the 2008 presidential election.
Oct 1, 2008
Beat Scholars
Students embracing hip-hop Hip-hop is an important part of academic inquiry in Westwood.
Jul 1, 2008
Pending Patents
UCLA Intellectual PropertyPlastic sheets that power your home. Biofuel that takes the pain out of filling up. Portable kidneys. Just a normal day's work for UCLA's Office of Intellectual Property.
Jul 1, 2008
Bruins Bound for Beijing
Bruins competing in the 2008 Beijing OlympicsThe Summer Games always bring out the best in Bruins, and Bruins always play a pivotal role in America's Olympic success. This year is no exception.
Jul 1, 2008
Kim Vandenberg '07 - 800m Freestyle Relay
Swimmer Kim VandenbergKim Vandenberg '07 will compete in the Beijing Olympics as a member of the U.S. swimming team, 800 meter freestyle relay.
Jul 1, 2008
Yoo Kim '04 - Pole Vault
Pole Vaulter Yoo KimUCLA alumnus Yoo Kim, a 2004 graduate, is competing in the Beijing Olympics. His sport is pole vault; this is his second Olympics.
Jul 1, 2008
Lauren Cheney, UCLA Student - Soccer
Soccer Player Lauren CheneyUCLA student Lauren Cheney is competing in the Beijing Olympics as a forward on the U.S. women's soccer team.
Jul 1, 2008
Jessica Cosby '05 - Hammer Throw
Hammer Thrower Jessica CosbyCosby '05 is competing in the Beijing Olympics for the U.S. in the hammer throw.
Jul 1, 2008
Jonathan Williams '05 - 400m Hurdles
Hurdler Jonathan WilliamsJonathan Williams, a 2005 graduate of UCLA, will compete in the Beijing Olympics: 400m hurdles for Belize.
Jul 1, 2008
Tibet, Human Rights and the Beijing Olympics
An op-ed piece examining the conflicts between Tibetan and Chinese nationalism colliding prior to the Beijing Olympics.
Jul 1, 2008
Beijing Preview
Hurdler Jonathan Williams in positionBruins have participated in every Summer Olympics since 1928. In August, we learn about some of the more than 30 UCLA alumni who could be going for the gold in Beijing.
Jul 1, 2008
Of Sheiks & Cinema
Jonathan Friedlander collects Pop Culture artifactsJonathan Friedlander is traveling the U.S. to save what's left of an entire movement in American Cinema.
Jul 1, 2008
Jazz: The Hip-Hop of its Era
Guitarist Kenny Burrell Decades before scholars and musicians looked askance at hip-hop music, jazz music faced similar skepticism.
Jun 24, 2008
All the Right Moves
Football coach Rick NeuheiselRick Neuheisel returns to his alma mater in the one job he wanted above all others — head football coach at UCLA. Are you ready for some really fun football?
Apr 1, 2008
Life in Colors: the Chicano Canvas
Scholar Chon NoriegaChicano art and artists have a passionate champion: UCLA scholar Chon Noriega
Apr 1, 2008
Grade Expectations
Child raising handUCLA's School Management Program has helped hundreds of K-12 schools across the country improve their performance.
Apr 1, 2008
Engage, Isolate, or Strike
Political cartoon of Kim Jong IlA primer on how the United States has and currently deals with renegade countries, including when and if to use deadly force.
Apr 1, 2008
Wining and Dining
kleiman and cochranTwo Bruin culinary experts share their favorites for perfect meals during nights on the town or quiet dining at home.
Apr 1, 2008
Saving Grace
Aaron Mankin with familyOn the home-front and in the war zone, Bruins are helping to heal soldiers and protect civilians whose lives have been torn apart by the war in Iraq.
Jan 1, 2008
Battle of the Sexes
Female versus Male basketball playerHow does the UCLA women's basketball squad prepare for bouts with some of the country's toughest teams? They pit themselves against men.
Jan 1, 2008
Clothes Make the Band
Bruin band member with trumpetFor decades, the UCLA Bruin Marching Band has wowed the Bruin faithful with its Solid Gold Sound, a twirling, whirling mash-up of musical goodness. The history of the band's many different uniform styles is just as colorful and, sometimes, even controversial.
Jan 1, 2008
First Response
Medical response and virus cartoon with green backdropThe United States does not have an early-warning system to prepare for a deadly flu outbreak or bio-terrorism attack, let alone the ability to identify exactly what the threat is and where it comes from. But it will soon — and the solutions may well come from UCLA.
Jan 1, 2008
Generation Next
Atom bond with blue backdrop Baby Boomer UCLA faculty are retiring by the hundreds and a new generation of scholars will take their place. Who are they, where will they come from, and what will it take to keep them here?
Jan 1, 2008
God and Grades
Man on red carpetReligion and science do battle daily on the streets, in the courts and in legislative halls. But on campus, many find a way to learn from both textbooks and holy books.
Oct 1, 2007
Deep Impact
Overhead view of the cityUCLA accounts for almost $10 billion in economic activity in California, and the number rises every year. The latest statistics prove it: The university is one of the Golden State's most potent growth engines.
Oct 1, 2007
She Shoots, She Scores
Kathleen King with motherThirty-five years after the creation of Title-IX, the pioneer athletes of UCLA tell their stories.
Oct 1, 2007
Medication Nation
Medicine funneled into head illustrationThere's a huge debate raging in America over the subject of children and prescription drugs. One thing is for sure: parents have a tough call to make, with no easy answers.
Oct 1, 2007
The Hungry Earth
Pitcher with a green backgroundUCLA scientists explore what can be done about the chronic hunger of the world's poor.
Aug 24, 2007
A Bruin Guide to a Great Summer
Woman on the beachPerfect barbecues. Safe sunning. Smart backpacks. River rafting with style. And happy road trips. Five Bruin alumni experts share their secrets for making summer sizzle.
Jul 1, 2007
Block on Board
Chancellor Gene Block"Things that seem impossible, he makes happen," says a colleague at the University of Virginia about UCLA's new chancellor. Meet Gene Block, up close and personal.
Jul 1, 2007
Keep off the Lawn
Picture of fountain and lawnA new UCLA study reveals that Southern Californians don't use their back yards much anymore. Who has time to lounge around, anyway?
Jul 1, 2007
The Human Touch
First year medical student Naeemah Logan with actress Lisa FranksUniversities across the U.S. are training doctors with a new emphasis on empathy. For many, the benchmark is UCLA.
Jul 1, 2007
A Steady Hand
Interim Chancellor Norman AbramsNorman Abrams took on the toughest job of his life, agreeing to be interim chancellor in Westwood. He didn't know that he would be plunged almost immediately into a year-long series of challenges. But he brought the university through all of them.
Jul 1, 2007
Life Preserver
Doctors at workA half-century ago, UCLA Medical Center was hailed as an "Atomic Era" hospital. When the new facility opens its doors, it will once again chart a new frontier in medical technology - this time for the 21st century.
Apr 1, 2007
Road to Ruins
Temezret, TunisiaAncient ruins and modern menace collide on an extraordinary UCLA Alumni Association journey to North Africa.
Apr 1, 2007
Upward Bound
Gbenga Elehinafe in Engineering buildingDespite challenges - social, demographic and political - UCLA remains a beacon of hope for first generation students, all building their on version of the American dream.
Apr 1, 2007
Spectator Spectacles
Book in front of personThey taunt opposing teams, wear weird costumes, cheer with terrifying gusto and never, ever let their beloved Bruins down. Meet five of the most fervent fans you'll ever find.
Apr 1, 2007
Avatar Academics
Screens on top of grad hatsWelcome to higher education in virtual reality, populated by more than 80 universities. Where else can your professor turn into a giant butterfly?
Apr 1, 2007
Eureka!
Light bulb with blue backgroundStem cell research. The iPod. Forensic DNA. Search engines. The faculties of UCLA and UC Berkeley choose 25 brilliant California ideas that changed our world.
Jan 1, 2007
Secret Sports
Paddler Winnie Siu with teammatesAll those NCAA titles get the glory. But 1,000 athletes also compete in Club Sports like Dragon Boat Racing and Women's Ultimate Frisbee.
Jan 1, 2007
Galaxy Quests
StarsNASA's got a wingman: UCLA, whose scientists are helping to unlock the secrets of the universe on dozens of missions.
Jan 1, 2007
Paper Trails
Old Daily Bruin issueHow the Daily Bruin made waves, made history and became one of the best-known college newspapers in America.
Jan 1, 2007
An African Love Affair
Visual culture scholars Allen and Polly Roberts have spent two lifetimes studying the hidden cultures and timeless beauty of Africa.
Jan 1, 2007
Saving Troubled Minds
Bright light from the door illustrationTwo donors and one scientist fight schizophrenia. They might just win.
Oct 1, 2006
Flu Fighters
Suited man with a gas mask If — some say when — bird flu comes to the U.S., it will spread across the country in weeks. UCLA is among those helping to prepare for and protect us from a possible pandemic. Can the FLU FIGHTERS get the country and the campus ready in time?
Oct 1, 2006
Crisis Point
Mandla Kayise ‘87 African-American enrollment is at its lowest point in decades. In a no-holds-barred roundtable, campus and community leaders debate the problem and discuss solutions.
Oct 1, 2006
The War on Weight
Man digging holeAmerica is extra large for a lot of reasons. How do we slim down our "obesegenic" society?
Oct 1, 2006
Eye Spies
Cameras in sepiaIn public or on the job, hidden cameras have us in their sights. Are we trading privacy for security?
Jul 1, 2006
The Carnesale Legacy
UCLA’s eighth chancellor Albert Carnesale Nine years ago, Albert Carnesale took the helm of UCLA as chancellor. Now, as he steps down, we take a first look at his legacy.
Jul 1, 2006
Bench Tales
Bench in front of blue backFour student managers and one dedicated volunteer see Bruin sports up close and personal. A view of UCLA athletics few Bruin fans are privileged to see.
Jul 1, 2006
Watching the Watchers
Q&A with Steve Mamber, the UCLA professor who's chronicling the hidden camera phenomenon.
Jul 1, 2006
The Fractured Family
Colored illustration of broken familyThe American family is increasingly isolated, as the stress of modern life inexorably pushes its members apart. Can we learn to reconnect with each other?
Jul 1, 2006
Water Warriors
Man with a hose photoThe world is running out of drinkable water. A determined trio of UCLA scientists is working to bring hope to a parched planet.
Jul 1, 2006
The Gospel
According to Los Angeles

Gospel hip-hop singer Teddy BrooksLos Angeles plays a pivotal role in gospel music history. UCLA's gospel archiving project is preserving the stories, songs and colorful past of that rich heritage
Apr 1, 2006
UCLA takes lead in preserving gospel music
Singer Mahalia Jackson on stageUCLA's Ethnomusicology Archive and the Heritage Music Foundation joined forces to create Gospel Archiving in Los Angeles (GALA).
Apr 1, 2006
The Wizard &
The Miracle Worker

Coach Wooden sitting down and smilingUCLA's legendary basketball coach John Wooden and gymnastics genius Valorie Kondos Field share the love and trade coaching tips.
Apr 1, 2006
The Download Dilemma
Green, blue bee illustrationUCLA is leading the search for solutions to the download dilemma: how to reconcile the student desire for downloads and the corporate (and artistic) desire for copyright protection.
Apr 1, 2006
Hard Labor
Black and white worker photoThe first national study of day laborers paints a bleak picture. A report from street level.
Apr 1, 2006
UCLA Confidential
Filmmaker Curtis HansonAcademy Award-winning filmmaker Curtis Hanson talks about his life in film and why the UCLA Film & Television Archive, of which he is honorary chairman, is a hidden gem.
Jan 1, 2006
The Education of a Mayor
LA Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa What fuels the perpetual-motion machine that is Antonio Villaraigosa '77? One of the early sparks, says L.A.'s new mayor, was UCLA.
Jan 1, 2006
Screen Gems
Hearst Metrotone News Welcome to movie-going UCLA style. No popcorn, no sodas, but nobody’s complaining. At the Film & Television Archive, it’s all about the film.
Jan 1, 2006
4 to Watch
Alfred Aboya Basketball player Alfred Aboya, golfer June Park, volleyball player Sean O'Malley and gymnast Kristina Comforte are among the talented freshmen joining UCLA teams this year.
Jan 1, 2006
The Education of a Mayor
Video Clips

LA Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa sitting by flagAntonio Villaraigosa '77 talks to UCLA Magazine about his days as a Bruin, his dreams, and his vision for Los Angeles.
Jan 1, 2006
No Drivers Wanted
Golem Group/UCLA team membersThe true tale of an intrepid team of robot-lovers, their quest to win a Pentagon-sponsored race through the desert, and how UCLA backed their play.
Jan 1, 2006
Where Stem Cells Stand
Stem cell artistic illustrationUCLA plays an important role in stem cell research, both a framer of the ethical debate and a primary player in the science.
Jan 1, 2006