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Back Issue - July 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
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
On Exhibit: Ancient Qumran Comes Alive
On Exhibit: Ancient Qumran Comes AliveWhat did the Israel look like 2,000 years ago? Visit the San Diego Natural History Museum and find out.
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
Good Sports: The Last Campaign
Good Sports: The Last CampaignOne good season and one great game. That's all UCLA's returning football seniors have to show for their careers so far.
Jul 1, 2007
Get Ready: Shut-eye on the Sly
Get Ready: Shut-eye on the SlyFind the best places to catch some zzzzzz's on campus.
Jul 1, 2007
Cinematic: Box Office Disaster
Cinematic: Box Office DisasterThe UCLA Film & Television Archive teams with the L.A. Film Festival to present a series of movies in which "Los Angeles Destroys Itself."
Jul 1, 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
Family Values: Come Sail Away
Family Values: Come Sail AwayLearn to surf. Take to the water in a kayak. It's all at one of UCLA's most delightful hidden treasures, the Marina Aquatic Center.
Jul 1, 2007
Curtain Up: Bite Me
Curtain Up: Bite MeDig into a new take on Dracula by Ellen Geer, visiting professor of acting at the School of Theater, Film and Television, at Topanga Canyon's outdoor venue, the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.
Jul 1, 2007
Bruin Tracks: The New York Groove
Bruin Tracks: The New York GrooveMoving to New York City and not a soul you know? Not to worry - The UCLA Club of New York has got your back.
Jul 1, 2007
Mind Openers: Culture and Conflicts
Mind Openers: Culture and ConflictsGlobalization has created clashes between cultures. A new book aims to ease the growing tension.
Jul 1, 2007
Full House
Full HouseMannequins fill the seats in Royce Hall to simulate symphony lovers listening to a concert.
Jul 1, 2007
Calm, Inc.
Calm, Inc.Exercise, yoga and biofeedback are terrific for dealing with stress. We can embrace serenity in yoga class, at the gym or in a peaceful park. But what about at the office? Here are some relaxing and easy-to-do tips for de-stressing on the job, courtesy of Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior's new Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).
Jul 1, 2007
Banner Victories
Banner VictoriesIn 1931, the Victory Flag proudly flew from Royce Hall. But to celebrate what? Help the UCLA History Project discover the truth.
Jul 1, 2007
Sleepless in America
Sleepless in AmericaA good night's sleep: You want it. You need it. But if you're like most adults, you don't get anywhere near enough. Here are 10 tips from the UCLA Center for Sleep Research to help you avoid accumulating "sleep debt."
Jul 1, 2007