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Back Issue - April 2009


Civil Union
Married 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
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
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
A Day in the Life of UCLA
A 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
A (Pauley) Space Odyssey
UCLA is transformed as nighttime falls.
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
Mind Openers: It's Personal
itspersonal Anderson Cooper's memorial lecture at UCLA honors slain journalist Daniel Pearl. Cooper hopes to inspire other journalists, just like Pearl inspired him.
Apr 1, 2009
Cinematic: Cells of Terror
cellsofterror Errol Morris' documentary examines the impact a photograph can have on the world, when that photo is of torture at Abu Ghraib prison.
Apr 1, 2009
Split on Sex
American 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
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
Yesterday's Hope, Today's Truth
When Martin Luther King spoke at UCLA in 1965, he inspired students to end segregation and bring peace.
Apr 1, 2009
Family Values: Big Stars and Best Sellers
bigstarsbestsellers Enjoy the California sunshine and your favorite authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held in the heart of UCLA.
Apr 1, 2009
Vital Facts About Vitamins
Find out what you're really getting when you take those vitamin supplements.
Apr 1, 2009
Bruin Tracks: UCLA Day '09
ucladay09 UCLA Day 2009: Reconnect with everything you love about UCLA, and find out what is new and exciting.
Apr 1, 2009
Survivor: Job Market
Knowing how to weather being laid off or downsized and how to revive a career is even more critical than usual. Sought-after career consultant Judy Hernandez offers tips.
Apr 1, 2009
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
UCLA professors offer their input for healing our ailing economy.
Apr 1, 2009
Curtain Up: Two Days of the Duke
dukeellington Celebrate the lengendary music of Duke Ellington with performances by UCLA's Jazz Orchestra and Latin Jazz Ensemble.
Apr 1, 2009
Get Ready: Give Back to the Garden
givebackgarden The botanical garden gives UCLA alumni a nature-filled way to give back.
Apr 1, 2009
Good Sports: Rugby Rises Again
rugbyrises Former pro rugby player Scott Stewart dreamed of coaching UCLA rugby as a kid. Now he's got his dream job and he's working to restore the club sport to its '70s glory.
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 Bruin Scholars Initiative
The Bruin Scholars InitiativeA new scholarship plan aims to ease financial burdens for students.
Apr 1, 2009
Good Works
goodworks2 Bruin Dov Seidman believes in corporations that have a conscience. The UCLA grad penned a bestseller that's influencing corporations everywhere.
Apr 1, 2009
Letters to the Editor, April 2009
Readers share their reactions to recent articles.
Apr 1, 2009
The Lazy Environmentalist: A Dozen Easy Ways to Go Smugly Sustainable
We 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
On Exhibit: Down Under Wonder
downunderwonder See if you can uncover mysterious religious secrets in this display of Aboriginal art.
Apr 1, 2009