December 2018 | National Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

Breaking Bread With Bruins

Arrive as strangers, leave as friends. That's the magic behind Dinners for 12 Strangers for more than 50 years. Whether you're hosting or attending a dinner with students or alumni, the setting and feeling is replicated at gatherings all over the world: food, friendship and fun. Be a host or be a guest. This is Bruin camaraderie at its best.
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Bruins Elected

On Nov. 6, Americans turned out in record numbers to vote for their representatives. See who among your fellow Bruins were newly elected or re-elected into state and national legislatures.
Bruin Walk in 2018 and 1947

Bruin Walk Then & Now

Bruin Walk, the east-west thoroughfare that runs right through Bruin Plaza, is a major focal point of student life. As you would expect, it has evolved with the campus and looks quite different now than it did in this photo from 1947.
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Nominate a Bruin for a UCLA Award

Since 1946, the Alumni Association has honored alumni who have risen to excellence through their achievements or their service. Nominate a Bruin whom you admire and deserves to be recognized with a UCLA Award.
Antarctica 8-Clap

New UCLA 8-Clap Video

Now in its ninth year, enjoy the latest UCLA 8-Clap Heard Around the World video which made its debut at the Beat 'SC Rally on Nov. 15. If you'd like to be featured in next year's video, send us your best 8-Clap.


The wildfires in both Northern and Southern California have impacted the UCLA community. Thousands of alumni, students, staff, faculty and Bruin families live in the affected regions, and many were forced to evacuate, with some losing their homes. As one Bruin family, our hearts are with the victims, and we are committed to helping in any way we can. Follow this link to learn how you can show your support and get involved with the relief and recovery effort.  

Chancellor Block: Recovering From Devastating Loss

One of Two Buildings at UCLA Research Station Burned in Woolsey Fire

Alumnus and Donor, Bob Wilson '53, Gives $1,000 to Each Student and Staff Member at Paradise High

UC Extends Undergraduate Application Deadline for Students Affected By Recent Wildfires

UCPD Officers Volunteer as First Responders in Areas Affected By Woolsey Fire

Bonfire Portion of Beat 'SC Rally Cancelled in Light of California Wildfires


Chancellor Block Op-Ed on the Controversial Students for Justice in Palestine Conference at UCLA

National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference Goes on Despite On-Campus Protest

Bruin Bear Vandalized With SC Colors During Rivalry Week

UCLA Defeats USC, 34-27, to Take Home Victory Bell

Rev. James Lawson Jr., Civil Rights Icon, Champion of Nonviolence, Receives UCLA Medal

In Memoriam: UCLA Basketball Great Willie Naulls '78. Read More in Class Notes


Video - Bruin Career Insights: Maximizing Your UCLA Network

Showcase Your Professional Insights at the UCLA Tech Fair on Jan. 10

Apply to the 3rd Annual UC Entrepreneur Pitch Competition for a Chance to Win $15,000 and Gain Valuable Mentorship Experience

Tenzo Tea Founders, UCLA Alumni Spill Tea on Entrepreneurship, Healthy Energy

Participate in the Passionate People Project and Share Your Career Journey with Current Students


New Campus Trendy Eateries Include Alumni-Run Blaze Pizza and Veggie Grill

Video: Young Patients Treated to a Happy Halloween at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

UCLA Receives Sustainability Award for LEED Platinum-Rated Training Facilities

Nominate an Inspirational Bruin Who Exemplifies a Life of Meaning and Purpose for a Eudaimonia Award


Video: Students, Staff, Alumni at the 10th Annual UCLA Volunteer Day

List of Service Opportunities Across Greater Los Angeles Thru December

Help Select Exceptional Candidates to Receive an Alumni Scholarship

Represent Your Organization at Nonprofit Networking Night on Jan. 30

Bruin Family Insights: Volunteer Opportunities for Students and Families


Alumni Travel: Visit Alaska and the Dalmatian Coast

UCLA Bruin Marching Band Performing With Muse in Song on New Album

Video: International Alumni Panel Discusses the Future of Robotics

Alumnus Deals Different Approach to Teaching Poker, Uses Mathematical Methods

Pizzari is Getting Ready to Roll in the Dough After Replacing 800 Degrees

Network Events

Network Events

Atlanta Network

Austin Network

Boston Network

Central Coast Network

Dec. 8, San Luis Obispo | Historic Walking Tour and Holiday Party

Central Valley Network

Dec. 11, Fresno | Christmas Tree Lane

Chicago Network

Dec. 22, Chicago | CBS Sports Classic Tickets

Colorado Network

Dec. 14, Denver | Colorado Bruins Holiday Party

Las Vegas Network

Dec. 9, Las Vegas | 5th Annual Holiday Party

Monterey Area Network

Oregon and Southwest Washington Network

Parent and Family Programs

Reno-Tahoe Network

Sacramento Network

Dec. 11, Sacramento | Sacramento Bruins Holiday Party

Seattle Network

Washington, D.C. Area Network

Dec. 6, Washington, D.C. | UCLA Chancellor's Society Special Event
Dec. 17, Washington, D.C. | UCLA Reception
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