May 23 officially marks UCLA's 100th birthday, the date in 1919 when Governor Stephens
signed Assembly Bill 626 into law, turning the Los Angeles State Normal School into
the Southern Branch of the University of California. Read on to learn the genesis
of UCLA and its first decade.
The celebration of 100 years starts on May 18 with UCLA Alumni
Day featuring more than 100 activities throughout the day. At night,
Royce Hall is transformed with a spectacular projection show inspired by 100 years
of innovation, optimism and world-changing achievements.
The original location of UCLA on Vermont Avenue in 1922 is nearly unrecognizable
today as the site of Los Angeles City College. A comparison of these aerial photographs
shows the birthplace of our University amidst an evolving metropolis.
When Jenn Carson found out her father was a serial killer, she thought she was doomed
to follow a dark path. But then she met a teacher who made a difference. Read this
heartwarming story of Sylvia Case Peterson '56, and how her kindness saved a life.
In the style of Humans of New York, this Facebook page showcases
the lives and experiences of international students at UCLA and helps break stereotypes
by going beyond first impressions and taking a closer look at people's stories.