Affinity Alumni Converge on Campus May 17. Hundreds of Bruins from 12 affinity groups will return to campus, be treated to a day filled with Bruin experiences and celebrate during UCLA’s inaugural affinity-based reunion. They will tour the new Pauley Pavilion, experience how things have changed on campus and participate in unique Affinity program sessions. The daytime activities conclude with the vibrant and historic launch of the UCLA Centennial Campaign.

How Champions Are Made
Is it the blue sky or sunshine, true grit or stamina that makes Bruins hit the mark? UCLA coaches Cori Close M.A. ’95, Valorie Kondos Field ’87 and Jim Mora share their insights with you during UCLA On the Road: San Diego, May 21. Register today to secure your seat.

Taking Careers to the Next Level
Alumni Career Programs, led by Nick Theodorou ’98, is in the midst of a period of innovation, outreach and expansion. As the primary resource for alumni networking opportunities, the team is focused on connecting alumni to students, academic departments and other alumni to foster a global community of Bruins helping Bruins. Learn how you can take advantage of this resource.

Bruin-Boston Strong
One year after the Boston bombings, UCLA alumnus Meb Keflezighi ’99 wins the Boston Marathon with the time of 2:08:37, becoming the first American in 31 years to win the iconic race.

I ♥ UCLA Week, May 12-17
No matter your age, background or whereabouts, we are united by our love for UCLA. Celebrate your Bruinhood this week by wearing UCLA apparel to work, posting old school pics, expressing why you love your alma mater and much more.

Book Now to Begin a Bruin Woods Tradition
Have you ever wanted to know what really happens at Bruin Woods? Three families unfurl a blue and gold carpet of welcome.

Secrets of China and the Yangtze River, Oct. 13-27
Become lost in wonder of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and behold such treasures as the Terra Cotta Warriors. Explore China’s mystique where historic landmarks meet breathtaking countryside. Marvel at the Three Gorges as you cruise the scenic Yangtze River.

Breakthrough Therapy Allows Four Paraplegic Men to Voluntarily Move Their Legs

Spurned Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black ’96 Writes Open Letter to PCC Students

UCLA Student Government Leaders Present at White House Conference on Sexual Assault

Alumni Congressman, Producer and Members of Linkin Park Honored at UCLA Environment Gala

Erick Quintero ’13 Lands Spanish Media Internship for the White House

UCLA Co-Authors Study Examining Why Asian American Kids Excel. It’s Not ‘Tiger Moms.’

Audio: Listen to Experienced Alumni Share Strategies on How to Manage Up in the Workplace

Photos: Multigenerational Bruins, Prospective Students Gather at the Alumni Center for Bruin Day

Students Use Alternative Spring Break to Volunteer in Various U.S. Cities and Abroad

Diversity Alumni Networks Host Welcome Events to Support Newly Accepted Students

Music Professor Donald Neuen Wins My Last Lecture Award, Watch His Inspiring Lecture, May 13

Where Are You Vacationing Next Year? Get a Sneak Peek of Alumni Travel 2015.

Experience UCLA’s Talent, Comedy and Celebrity in One Unforgettable Night at Spring Sing

UCLA Regents and Alumni Scholar, Lawrence Lebo ’05, Named One of LA Weekly’s Greatest Blues Singers

Neville Garrick ’72 and Helen Singleton ’74, Who Helped Paint The Black Experience Mural in 1970, Return for Its Unveiling

Professor Inspires Students to Create Rap Videos and Parodies About Chemistry

Now May Be a Great Time to Purchase a New Home with the UCLA Team at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


May 15, Long Beach | Long Beach Pre-Launch Party

May, All Chapters | Networking Meetings


May 8, Dana Point | 2014 UCLA Golf Classic

May 10, Irvine | Stamp Out Hunger - USPS Food Drive

May 13, Costa Mesa | Running Club

May 13, Irvine | UCLA Baseball at UCI

May 14, Costa Mesa | Network Chapter Meeting

May 15, Irvine | Board Games Night

May 24, Westwood | Guys and Dolls at UCLA

May 25, Irvine | Book Club Meeting


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