UCLA Awards History. From the first Bruin Nobel laureate, to the first woman to host a TV variety show; from the man who broke the color barrier in professional sports, to the Father of the Internet - the men and women honored with the Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year award were a who's who of UCLA lore. As we celebrate the next generation of dignitaries on June 2, take a look at the legacy left behind by these great alumni.

Bruin Spotlight: Yinuo Li, Ph.D. '05
Follow the journey of Yinuo Li's humble beginnings in China, to her cultural education at UCLA, to her return to China working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she oversees a team that addresses key domestic and global health, development and policy issues.

Bruin Brewers and Vintners
Grapes, grain and persistence led these UCLA alumni to success in the beer and winemaking industries. While each one entered into business for different reasons, they all share a passion for their craft and represent the best of the Bruin entrepreneurial spirit.

Spring Sing to Honor Linkin Park
On May 18, UCLA's oldest and greatest musical tradition takes center stage in Pauley Pavilion showcasing an amazing display of student talent. The show will also celebrate Linkin Park with the George & Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement.

Gift-a-Grad Special
Now is the best time to gift a graduating senior an Alumni Association Gold Membership. They'll get great perks like VIP entrance to commencement, a free pass for reserved parking, 25% off cap and gown, and much more. All for the special price of $600 (a 40% savings). Don't know a senior? Make a tax-deductible gift of a Gold Membership and a deserving graduate will be selected for you. Offer valid until May 18 for UCLA seniors. Call 310-825-2586 to redeem.

Then and Now
UCLA was a much different place in 1938. The landscape, the student body, the whole Southern Branch was still in its infancy. Check out this visual comparison of the campus then and now and test your knowledge of how much you know about UCLA in 1938.

Bruin Recipes
Alethia Shih, M.A. '14, Ph.D. '17 (aka Ala) is a food blogger with a decadent new twist on the classic British Victoria sponge cake. It's the perfect dessert served alone or with a cup of afternoon tea.

Video: Behind-the-Scenes to Gymnastics' National Championship Win, No. 115 for UCLA

UCLA Ranks No. 1 in Forbes’ Best Value Colleges

Neuroscience Alumna, Mayim Bialik '00, Ph.D. '07 from Big Bang Theory, to Deliver Commencement Address

Exceptional Bruins to Be Honored by UCLA Alumni Association

UCLA Crowdfunding Campaign Supports Undocumented and International Students

Out with the Old, In with the New, Get the 411 from the New Head of the Career Center

Video - Bruin Career Insights: Inside the Hiring Process

Post a Job, Find a Job - UCLA ONE is Your Resource for Employment Opportunities from Fellow Bruins

Bruin Day Video: High School Seniors Tell Their Hopes and Fears About Coming to UCLA

First Undocumented UCLA Law Grad Luis Perez '05, J.D. '10 Wins Long Fight for Residency

18-Year-Old Alumna Receives Hertz Foundation Fellowship for Quantum Computing Research

Want to Get Involved with UCLA? Start by Volunteering with an Alumni Network Near You

From Cuba to Antarctica to New Zealand, Let UCLA Alumni Travel Take You On Your Next Adventure

Society for Cinema & Media Studies' Conference Honors TFT Alumnae and Faculty

Isadora Kosofsky '17, Named a 2018 TED Fellow, Discusses Photography and Social Justice

Network Events


June 28, Beijing | Save the Date: New Bruin Send-off

June 28, Beijing | Save the Date: UCLA Global Forum


June 21, Hong Kong | Save the Date: New Bruin Send-off

June 21, Hong Kong | Save the Date: UCLA Global Forum


June 29, Seoul | Save the Date: New Bruin Send-off

June 29, Seoul | Save the Date: UCLA Global Forum


May 19, Zurich | UCLA Global Forum in Zurich: New Visions for Human Rights


May 11, Taipei | Save the Date: Humble House Happy Hour

June 23, Taipei | Save the Date: New Bruin Send-off

June 23, Taipei | Save the Date: UCLA Global Forum


May 3, Holborn | Mentoring Program Kickoff and Networking Event


May 18, Ho Chi Minh | UCLA Networking Reception

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