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.

Young Alumni Spotlight: Jim Brandon ’07 and Brian Singleton ’06
Jim and Brian met through the comedy troupe Company as writers and performers. Eight years after their first Spring Sing, they’re still writing partners. In this interview they tell the story of how their successful web series “Dorm Life” kicked off their illustrious writing careers that include “Surviving Jack” and “Arrested Development.”

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.

Spring Sing Has Something for Everyone
From celebrity judges and musical legends to gut-busting comedy sketches and awe-inspiring student performances, Spring Sing has entertained Bruins for decades and it’s only gotten better. Reserve your seats while space is still available.

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.

UCLA Center for World Health: Experts Ponder How to Achieve Global Access to Quality Health Care

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

Memorial Day Weekend Tradition: 8-Clap at the Bellagio Fountain, Las Vegas, May 24

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

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


May 13, Costa Mesa | Running Club

May 15, Irvine | Board Games Night

May 24, Westwood | Guys and Dolls at UCLA


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