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Back Issue - October 2011


A Consummate Showman
Gil CatesGil Cates, who died on October 31, brought his love and talent to UCLA — and left an indelible mark.
Nov 3, 2011
Green: the New Bottom Line
Green leaves on a treeThis annual conference explores how businesses succeed with sustainability.
Nov 1, 2011
Denim Duo
Denim pantsEmily Current '99 and Meritt Elliot '99 are behind today's boy-jean trend, as well as their own highly sought-after line, Current/Elliott.
Oct 27, 2011
Back to the Birth of the Solar System
Mars planetUCLA space scientist Christopher Russell leads a NASA mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in search of answers to fundamental questions about the formation of planets.
Oct 20, 2011
Nothing Stuffy Here
Allison AgstenAt the Hammer, visitors find interactive experiences designed to make people of varied backgrounds feel comfortable in a museum.
Oct 5, 2011
Mind Openers: Black Talk, Blue Thoughts
Erin AubryErin Aubry Kaplan has delighted readers with intensely personal takes on post-civil rights America; her new book offers more highlights from her reporting career.
Oct 1, 2011
Good Sports: She's Our Hero
Lauren CheneyFrom UCLA to Women's World Cup, Lauren Cheney '11 has grabbed the headlines — and our hearts.
Oct 1, 2011
Lie Detectors
Abstract faces illustrationA UCLA psychology professor shares clues on how to detect a liar.
Oct 1, 2011
Much More Than a Day
Volunteer Day student paintingLess than three years after opening, the UCLA Volunteer Center is behind more than just Volunteer Day. Its projects start at the UCLA doorstep all the way through Los Angeles.
Oct 1, 2011
Rise Again: The L.A. Rebellion
LA RebellionAt UCLA in the '60s and '70s, these filmmakers found the freedom to tell authentic stories about the black experience.
Oct 1, 2011
Safety First
Lab safety illustrationA tragic 2008 laboratory accident spurred the creation of the Westwood-based University of California Center for Laboratory Safety.
Oct 1, 2011
Clean the Skies
Cloudy skiesL.A.'s air is cleaner than before but poison still looms overhead. UCLA researchers are finding ways to make us all breathe easier.
Oct 1, 2011
Woody Woodpecker's Great Big Little Secret
Woody WoodpeckerWho knew modern art was hiding in classic Woody Woodpecker cartoons of the 1940s?
Oct 1, 2011
Light It Up
Ceiling fanRon Rezek may be best known for cool lights and fans, but he made his first splash on Zuma Beach... and Baywatch.
Oct 1, 2011
Angel Flights
Ariel shot of DisneylandTo create the new blockbuster video game L.A. Noire, designers turned to UCLA's Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives.
Oct 1, 2011
A Climate for Change
Earth with a fuse illustrationUCLA Chancellor Emeritus Carnesale studies forces that threaten the planet. His newest worry — greenhouse gases.
Oct 1, 2011
Pynchon's Pals
Phyllis Gebauer with a pig pinataThe elusive writer's personally inscribed first editions make their way to UCLA Extension's collection.
Oct 1, 2011
Cinematic: Remember the Rebels
Remember the rebelsSpecial screenings feature the work of UCLA's movie-making rebels from the late '60s to early '80s.
Oct 1, 2011
Scratch and Play
DJ on turntableThink you're ready to DJ at those Vegas clubs? First, take a class at Scratch LA with Bruin alum DJ Hapa '03.
Oct 1, 2011
Curtain Up: Political Mother
Stage dancerBe sure to catch the hotly anticipated performance of Israeli Hofesh Shechter's Political Mother at Royce Hall in October.
Oct 1, 2011
Get Ready: The Great Outdoors
Woman in kayakUCLA Recreation's Outdoor Adventures program offers Angelenos a way to escape the city with pre-planned trips.
Oct 1, 2011
Bruin Tracks: Light Our Fire
Beat SC illustrationThe Beat 'SC rally evolved from a 1920's tradition... and the bonfire? They started it.
Oct 1, 2011
On Exhibit: Icons of the Invisible
Student holding Chicano PowerThese photos, from 1969-1980, documented L.A.'s Chicano community. The show is part of Pacific Standard Time.
Oct 1, 2011
Family Values: Babies in Common
Working out in the Junior Bruins Martial Arts classWith baby Bruin karate classes, yoga for moms and tots, and innovative "family coaching," the UCLA Family Commons offers a new take on wellness.
Oct 1, 2011
Into Africa
Anne RimoinAnne Rimoin is a virus hunter and an American archetype, a brave and resourceful scientist/ adventurer.
Oct 1, 2011
Stretch Yourself: The Tree Pose
Yoga tree poseAmanda Jane Avis '96 helps us find some balance in the new Happenings department, Stretch Yourself.
Oct 1, 2011
Westwood: Opening Day
Brand-new LibraryWhen UCLA's new Westwood home opened in 1929, there were no blue jeans in sight.
Oct 1, 2011
Football Fever
Real madrid cartoonFamed soccer team Real Madrid's pre-season tour included a stop at UCLA.
Oct 1, 2011
Coming Full Circle
Rafer JohnsonRafer Johnson '59 has been part of the Special Olympics since it began in 1963
Sep 30, 2011
East Comes West
David KipenA unique Boyle Heights bookstore has temporarily set up shop inside the Hammer Museum.
Sep 21, 2011
Back to School
Luc Richard Mbah a MouteDuring the NBA lockout, former Bruins who left with eligibility remaining have returned.
Sep 19, 2011
Bruinwalk
Bruinwalk comic stripA popular cartoonist takes a satirical look at Bruinwalk.
Sep 15, 2011
Double Dribble
David and Travis WearDavid and Travis Wear, 6' 10" twins, are back on the West Coast, ready to join the powerful front line in Bruin basketball.
Sep 9, 2011