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Back Issue - October 2010


Shop Till You Stop
Shop Till You StopCompulsive shopping can be an addiction as destructive as drug abuse or gambling. UCLA Dr. Timothy Fong studies it and offers these tips.
Oct 1, 2010
Dinners Without Borders
dinnerborders Dinners for 12 Strangers now happen around the world. The Bruin event is so unusual, it makes border guards verrrry skeptical.
Oct 1, 2010
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
Vacation Vocation
Whitewater raftingA senior-year river-rafting trip with fellow Bruins in the '60s led alumnus George Wendt to form his own, now-40-year-old rafting company.
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
Babies, By the Book
bookNaturally, UCLA's Darling library would be the one to hold the world-renowned Baby Books Collection.
Oct 1, 2010
Nuclear Options
CarnesaleNuclear engineer and ex-UCLA chancellor Albert Carnesale is who D.C. turns to for ideas to keep us safe. But Al foresees trouble on the horizon.
Oct 1, 2010
The Boy of Summer
Boy of SummerBecoming a Major League ump doesn't happen overnight.
Oct 1, 2010
Curtain Up: Maestro: Playing Bernstein
bernstein You need a gifted actor, talented musician and amazing writer to bring Leonard Bernstein to life in a one-man stage show. Hershey Felder does it all at the Geffen.
Oct 1, 2010
Get Ready: UCLA To Go
uclatogo UCLA mobile means everything Bruin is literally at your fingertips, from game tickets and top exhibits down to when the next campus shuttle will arrive.
Oct 1, 2010
Cinematic: Dinosaurs and Dengue
dengue"/ You'll re-imagine The Lost World when you hear it set live to the band Dengue Fever's vintage Cambodian pop.
Oct 1, 2010
Basic Instinct
basicinstinct The man who brought Conan O'Brien back to TV is a theater grad who has transformed television.
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
Mind Openers: Hollywood Nanny
hollywoodnanny English professor and noted novelist Mona Simpson's latest book, My Hollywood, nails LA's underground mommy wars over the best nannies. She asks, can you buy a loving upbringing?
Oct 1, 2010
The Last Shot
The Last ShotLoving messages and bouquets of flowers adorned The Bruin statue for weeks after Wooden's death, in a touching impromptu memorial.
Oct 1, 2010
Clean Clothes, Wet Power
Clean ClothesWho's behind a dry-cleaning revolution? A Bruin helps a chemically industry clean green.
Oct 1, 2010
When Worlds Collide
EnigmaWatch out! These Bruin Enigmans just might take over the universe. The student/alumni sci-fi/fantasy/etc. club turn their passions into professions.
Oct 1, 2010
Sight Site
Sight SiteAt the 1964 groundbreaking of UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, Bette Davis and Bob Hope were two of the A-listers rubbing shoulders with Stein.
Oct 1, 2010
Good Sports: Two for the Road
twoforroad These sisters share a talent for speed. Shannon, an '09 Pac-10 track finalist, will compete with (and against) her little sister Amber this year.
Oct 1, 2010
East of Westwood
East of WestwoodSixty UCLA students who spent the summer in Shanghai took 24 hours to capture stunning images of the city.
Oct 1, 2010
On Exhibit: Street Smart
streetsmart Larry Yust's painstaking panoramas capture incredible images many people miss: street art and graffiti murals around the globe.
Oct 1, 2010
Family Values: Something for the Baby Bruins
babybruins Now when parents go to a game, their little Bruins have something to look forward to in the kids-only Bruin Kids Club.
Oct 1, 2010