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Back Issue - July 2009


Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA: Where Sick Kids Can Be Kids
Mattel Children's Hospital helping childrenFun is instrumental at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, where playrooms are just as important as procedure rooms.
Jul 12, 2010
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
Head of the Glass
Head of the GlassBilliards enthusiast featured on one of the several medieval-themed, stained-glass windows in Kerckhoff Hall.
Jul 1, 2009
Family Affairs
familyaffairs Regional UCLA Alumni Networks sponsor new Bruin Student Sendoffs filled with fun, food and friendship.
Jul 1, 2009
Song, Statue, Celebration
Song, Statue, CelebrationTwo UCLA icons, The Bruin Bear and the "Mighty Bruins" fight song, mark their 25th anniversary.
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
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
 Senate majority leader Dean Florez
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
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
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
Surf and Service
Surf and ServiceVolun–tourism isn't just about volunteering in exotic locales. It can also be about surfing.
Jul 1, 2009
On Exhibit: Steeped In Tea
steepedintea Tea time may be the epitome of polite society, but there's a roiling history intertwined with the opium and slave trades, morning drunkenness and the American Revolution.
Jul 1, 2009
Cinematic: Mexico Versus the Martians
martianinvaders The Aztec Mummy vs. the invaders from Mars vs. the bare-chested luchadores! It's Mexican sci-fi, where it's always vs. someone, and it's awesome.
Jul 1, 2009
An Appetite for Excellence
An Appetite for ExcellenceUCLA grad Jill Bigelow runs Provecho restaurant in downtown L.A. with her husband. Is a sit-down restaurant for campus next?
Jul 1, 2009
Get Ready: Tai High
taihai Most people recognize the slow, flowing motions of tai chi, but instructor Peter Asco says the centuries-old martial art is much more than a graceful routine.
Jul 1, 2009
Family Values: Swim Scene
swimscene Kids can cool down while parents join them in the water or lounge by the pool at UCLA swim classes.
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
Multimedia Man
multimediaman Heroes screenwriter Yule Caise talks about growing up with his mother's Black Panther friends, to working with Snoop Dogg and then an Emmy-winning TV show.
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
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
Swords of Westwood
SwordsStudents find strength shouting and beating each other with bamboo sticks in UCLA's championship-winning kendo club.
Jul 1, 2009
Weight Watching
Weight WatchingSummer BBQs and picnics mean opportunities for feasting. A UCLA obesity doctor offers tips for celebrating without overeating.
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
Summer Travel Sidebar: All About Fall
Statue in front of sunsetSave money by having your summer fun in autumn.
Jul 1, 2009
Mind Openers: Life, Liberty and Dancing
lifelibertydancing Politicians like George Washington used to literally dance around an issue, when knowing the right steps at a ball was part of the political game. Now you can learn the steps to the minuet or a Virginia Reel just for fun at UCLA's semi-regular historical dances.
Jul 1, 2009
Good Sports: Flying to the Ball
flyingtotheball UCLA football's new defensive coordinator, Chuck Bullough, isn't new to the team, just new to the title.
Jul 1, 2009
Curtain Up: Power Play
powerplay Chris Noth (Mr. Big from Sex and the City) and Chris Pine (Captain Kirk in this summer's Star Trek movie) star in the Geffen's political play, Farragut North, taking us in the thick of a national election with all the tricks and behind-the-scenes conversations.
Jul 1, 2009
Letters to the Editor, July 2009
July 2009 Magazine CoverReaction to stories in the April 2009 issue of UCLA Magazine, the university's alumni magazine.
Jul 1, 2009