November 2019 | Los Angeles Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

Beat 'SC Festivities

Historic rivalries have traditions and pregame rituals to get fans hyped up for the big game. This year's Beat 'SC Bonfire and Rally will take place on campus on Nov. 21, featuring student performers and the UCLA Football team. Alumni are treated to VIP seating, or you can watch via live stream at 6 p.m. from the comfort of anywhere. On Nov. 23, the annual Bruin Bash is held three hours prior to the game at USC. This ultimate tailgate features a scrumptious buffet, entertainment and an open bar at a spectacular new location. The game itself brings the Bruin faithful to dozens of neighborhood bars across the country in organized game watch parties. Join in the fun and revelry by taking part in these events. Go Bruins!    
Flags on Royce

Presidential Debate Coming to UCLA

As part of UCLA’s Luskin Lecture Series, the sixth presidential debate in the Democratic primary race will take place in historic Royce Hall on Dec. 19. Update: The site for the debate has changed. Learn more.
Tongva Educators

Happy Birthday Internet

On Oct. 29, 1969, the first message on the precursor to the Internet was sent from Professor Leonard Kleinrock’s research lab in Boelter Hall. Fifty years later, a day-long celebration was held at UCLA, bringing together an A-list of scientists, tech entrepreneurs, entertainers, activists and politicians to discuss the future of the Internet. Watch the video.
Kevin Gilligan '90

"Developing Men"

As we enter men’s health awareness month, L.A. prosecutor Kevin Gilligan's '90 recent photo exhibit reminds us that many men are silently and deeply struggling. His portraits show men in moments of strength and comfort, however his interviews offer a look at their history and inner lives, their weaknesses, fears and more.
Where Is This?

Do You Know Where This Is On Campus?

How well do you think you know the UCLA campus? Take this multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge and memory of familiar sites throughout campus. If you do well, share your score on social media with the hashtag #IMissUCLA. 
Mother and son

Win a New Year's Day Experience

Enter to win a VIP New Year’s Day Experience: two tickets to the 2020 Rose Parade® presented by Honda and to the big game! Complete a complimentary financial plan with Wescom Financial Services by Dec. 10, 2019. Official sweepstakes rules apply.

UCLA 100

Free Public Festival at UCLA Offers Science Exploration for All Ages - Nov. 3

$10 Million Gift Will Provide Scholarships to UCLA Students From Middle-Income Families

First UCLA Centennial Initiative Honors Alumni Who Have Fought for Social Justice

10 Questions: Every Tuesday for 10 Weeks, Experts From Diverse Disciplines Explore One Question Each Week From Varying Viewpoints

Five Professors Who Fled the Nazis Brought a New Way of Thinking to UCLA.


Getty Fire Near Campus Burns Hillside and Homes West of the 405 Fwy. Prompting Cancellation of UCLA Classes

UCLA Engineering Ranked No. 9 Worldwide, No. 1 Among U.S. Public Universities

UCLA Unveils the Betsy and Rafer Johnson Track at Drake Stadium

Pioneering Gay, Chicano Author John Rechy to Receive UCLA Medal

California Public Universities Will Provide Medication Abortions Starting in 2023


Didn't Get Chosen as a Mentor? Not to Worry. Plenty of Bruins on UCLA ONE Still Want Your Help and Professional Advice

Q&A With Jenn Hirsch ’02, Global Startup Champion & Tech Trend Scout at EY


Composer, Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith to Receive UCLA's Highest Honor

Lisa Willis '06 Makes History as First Female Coach in New York Knicks’ History

League of American Cyclists Ranks UCLA as the Best University in Los Angeles for Bikers

Video: Bruin Family Weekend Recap

L.A. Intersection Renamed to Honor LGBTQ+, Black-rights Activist Jewel Thais-Williams '71

New UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Class Inducted Nov. 1


Nominations Now Open for Leadership Positions on the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors and Various Campus Boards. Apply or Nominate a Bruin Today!

UCLA Lambda Alumni Association Is Looking for New Leaders for Their Board of Directors. Express Interest by Nov. 18.

Sign Ups Now Open to Host a Dinner for 12 Strangers

Photo Gallery: UCLA Volunteer Day 2019


The Story of the Birth of the Internet at UCLA

Alumni Travel: Explore the Waterways of Russia, Ride Through the National Parks of the Old West, Venture From Machu Picchu to the Galápagos

Screening of Film About the Japanese American Experience in WWII, Starring George Takei '60, M.A. '64, Followed by Q&A and Reception - Dec. 2, UCLA

UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center: 50 Years of Providing Native Peoples a Voice

UCLA Astronomer Gets Best Look at First Comet From Outside Our Solar System

Q&A: Educating Children About Health Risks of Vaping


Secure Premium Seating at the Rose Bowl for the 2020 UCLA Football Season and the Remainder of This Season, Plus Other Bowl Events. Call for Info.

Network Events

Network Events

Alumni Affairs

Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA

Bay Cities Network

Nov. 17, El Segundo | Rivalry Week Cocktail Competition

Beachside Network

Black Alumni Association

Bruin Entertainment Network

Bruin Professionals

Nov. 6, Pasadena | Pasadena Chapter Relaunch
Nov. 13, UCLA | Lawyers Affinity Group
November, All Chapters | Network Meetings

Channel Islands Network

Nov. 16 & 23, Ventura | UCLA Football Game Watch Parties

Conejo Valley Network 

Nov. 2, 16, 23, 30, Agoura Hills | Game Watch Parties

First Gen Network 

Nov. 7, Santa Monica | First Gen Alumni Happy Hour

Lambda (LGBTQ) Alumni Association

Nov. 13, Los Angeles | Downtown Los Angeles Fall Mixer
Dec. 8, West Hollywood | 4th Annual Legendary Drag Bingo Fundraiser

Latino Alumni Association

Nov. 30, Pasadena | Cal Tailgate Party at the Rose Bowl
Dec. 11, Los Angeles | Toy Drive

Los Angeles Downtown Network

Nov. 7, Los Angeles | Cup of Java
Dec. 5, Los Angeles | Happy Hour

Los Angeles Westside Network

Rose Bowl Bruins

Nov. 12, Pasadena | Board Meeting

San Fernando Valley Network 

Silicon Beach Network 

Nov. 17, Culver City | Common Book Discussion

Veterans Network (VETNET)

Nov. 8, UCLA | Annual Veterans Ceremony

Volunteer Center

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