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Back Issue - October 2008


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
Hail to the Hills: Old UCLA Burns
Old UCLA BurnsThe first class on UCLA's Westwood campus arrived in 1929, months before planned, after the downtown chemistry building mysteriously went up in chemical-fueled flames.
Oct 1, 2008
Mind Openers: John Updike
updike Even after penning more than 50 books, John Updike is nowhere close to wrapping up his decades-long career.
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: 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
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: 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: Left or Right: All in Your Head?
A UCLA researcher's study hints that liberals and conservatives actually have different brains.
Oct 1, 2008