Announcing your 2016 UCLA Awards recipients. The Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year award goes to actor Randall Park '97, best known for his role in ABC's hit comedy "Fresh Off the Boat." Other Award honorees include Stewart Kwoh '70, J.D. '74, social justice advocate; Linda Burnes Bolton, M.S.N. ’72, M.P.H. ’76, Dr.P.H. ’88, nursing leader; Kevin Gilligan ’90, crime-fighting attorney; Daryl Johnson '70, university service; D’Artagnan Scorza '07, Ph.D. '13, community organizer; Ed Lew, J.D. '98, Asian Pacific Alumni Network president; Angel Fulgencio ’14, dedicated volunteer; and Gold Shield Alumnae for supporting Alumni Scholarships for generations. Save the date for May 7 when we'll celebrate all our distinguished awardees.

Giving Campaign to Spark a Brighter Future
The UCLA Alumni Spark Campaign is a UCLA online crowdfunding platform aimed at raising 1,500 gifts totaling $250,000 for student scholarships in March. Scholarships are vital in providing a quality education for deserving students. You are that spark! Make a tax-deductible donation and help turn their dreams into reality. No amount is too small. Log in through your Facebook, LinkedIn or email accounts.

Out of Many, We Are UCLA ONE
Your new online community has launched and is ready for you to begin taking advantage of all it has to offer. Find an Opportunity that suits you. Network with alumni who share your interests. Leverage the Experience within the vast Bruin community. The possibilities are endless for sharing and acquiring valuable knowledge and resources. Thousands of Bruins are already on board. Join for free today and begin building your community!

One Little Spark: A Conversation Among Disney Imagineers - March 7, Costa Mesa
Disney legend, Marty Sklar ’56, and a few Disney associates discuss his new book, "One Little Spark!: Mickey’s Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering" followed by a question and answer session, book signing, and coffee and dessert reception. Learn what it takes to become an Imagineer and how UCLA plays a role in that journey.

Influential Women in UCLA History
Since UCLA’s inception, strong women have been pillars of inspiration. From the first woman dean, to a visionary admission director, to an alumnae organization who's been a bedrock of support for generations of students, here's a sampling of some of the most influential Bruin women who helped build UCLA.

Interview With a Bruin - April 12, UCLA
When you volunteer to give feedback to current students in this mock interview session, you're not only empowering inexperienced young adults to interview with confidence, but you're also sending a message that Bruins are committed to helping their fellow Bruins succeed. Sign up today!

Flavors of Spain
Sept. 17-25. Embark on a culinary journey to Spain’s Costa Brava region, a beautiful countryside dotted with historical ruins. Each day is highlighted by authentic experiences with chefs, winemakers and visits to historic and cultural sites. Live like a local as you experience a live fish auction, partake in lively cooking classes, and enjoy seaside strolls down the coastline.

UC Expands Recruiting Efforts Targeting Black and Latino Students

Channing Dungey '91 New Head of ABC, the First African American to Lead a Major TV Network

UCLA Library Releases Rare Audio Interview of "To Kill a Mockingbird" Author Harper Lee in 1964

Alumni Can Continue to Enjoy Services Provided by Your UCLA Library As Well As Access to All UC Libraries

Daily Bruin Wins Award for California’s Best College Newspaper

From Recent Career Advancements to Remembering Dearly Departed Bruins, Read and Post Your Own Class Notes

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28 UCLA Alumni Who Founded Major L.A. Tech Companies

Eat Your Beer: San Francisco Startup Founded by Bruins Makes Granola Bars from Spent Brewing Grains

Q&A: Stand-up Comedian Max Amini '05 Discusses Acting and Has Advice for Aspiring Entertainers

Photos: On Jan. 30, More Than 600 UCLA Parents and Family Members Attended Coffee Socials in Over 40 Cities Around the World

How UCLA Swimmer Karen Moe '76, M.A. '78 Turned the Tide for Women’s Sports

How Lincoln High Teacher Anthony Yom, M.Ed. '09 Gets All His Students to Pass the AP Calculus Exam

L.A. Leader Zev Yaroslavsky '58 Inspires Students to Pursue Public Service

UCLA Men's Basketball vs. Oregon State Pregame Party with Darrick Martin '02 - March 5, UCLA

Sign Up to Fight Cancer and Celebrate Survivors at Relay For Life of UCLA - April 23

Video: Want to Know How You Can Advocate for UCLA? Get Involved with Government & Community Relations

Tune in for Life as an Expatriate, as Explored in the Finale of the Virtual Series Living Globally

21 High Notes from UCLA's Long Musical Tradition

Audio: An Interview with Erica Lindbeck '14, the New Voice for Hello Barbie

Q&A with Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz '82 About the "X-Files" Reboot and His Writing Career

Alumnus Andrew Rosenstein Illuminates Stories of Holocaust Survivors with Documentary "Light Out of Darkness"

Malibu Family Wines Launches Inaugural Vintage of UCLA Alumni Wine. Get 30% Off + Free Shipping for 6 Bottles or More. See Club Member Benefits

Get a Low Rate on Auto Financing, Thanks to the Alumni Association's Proud Partner University Credit Union


April 29, Los Angeles | Steinbeck Family Business Seminar


March, All Chapters | Network Meetings


March 7, Costa Mesa | One Little Spark! A Conversation Among Disney Imagineers

March 19, Irvine | Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank

April 9, Irvine | Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank

April 13, Irvine | Network Meeting


Multiple, Nationwide | 2016-17 Freshman Scholarships Application Reading


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