February 2020 | Orange County Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

Be Our Guest: Dinners for 12 Strangers 

The 52-year-old tradition is back! On Feb. 22, 23 and 29, UCLA alumni worldwide will be dining in homes and restaurants, in the name of Bruin community and camaraderie. Won't you join us by signing up for a dinner party near you?
Indigenous Map of Los Angeles

An Introduction to UCLA's Indigenous Past, Present and Future

As UCLA begins to acknowledge the historical inhabitants of the land on which the campus sits, we take a deeper look into the Tongva: who they were, where they lived, what happened to them and how our present-day policies continue to shape their future. 
Coffee Socials

You're Invited to a Coffee Social Feb. 8

Coffee Socials are global events that bring UCLA to neighborhood coffee shops around the world. They provide alumni and parents of current students a chance to engage at the local level and foster Bruin connections. RSVPs are closed, however, walk-ons are still available.
Helen and Robert Singleton

Video: Impacting History Through Change

As UCLA students, Robert and Helen Singleton worked for racial equality in Los Angeles before joining the historic Freedom Rides. As Freedom Riders, they challenged segregated bus terminals in the Deep South and protested the enforcement of Jim Crow laws. Watch their riveting story told in their own words.
Jenny Wang '01 serving in Cameroon

Peace Corps Bruins

UCLA began training Peace Corps participants at the program’s inception in 1961, and has trained more than 2,000 volunteers. Bruins have travelled across the globe — from Taveuni Island in Fiji to a small town in Mozambique and many places in between. Read about their unique, life-changing experiences that have shaped our world for the better. 
Football player throwing 4s Up

UCLA Slang

4s Up, Sco Brus, 19P — are you up-to-date on UCLA jargon these days? We've added new words to our UCLA slang page. Test your knowledge of these terms used by Bruins from generations past and present. Share any slang not listed on this site from your time at UCLA.  
Bay Cities Bruins

Building a Community: Bay Cities Bruins

They may only be a few years old, but this group is already miles ahead in fostering an inclusive and diverse community for Bruins in Los Angeles’ South Bay. Share your alumni network stories with us for a chance to be featured in a future newsletter.


Bruin Community Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Death

UCLA Engineering Online Master’s Program Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

Coronavirus Not an Immediate Threat to Campus, According to UCLA Health

Union AFSCME Local 3299 Reaches Tentative Agreement With UC

UCLA Psychology Department Receives $30 Million From Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation

Chancellor's Quarterly Update: Advancing Scholarships, Research Awards and School of Nursing

Shaq's Son, Shareef O’Neal, to Transfer Out of UCLA


Q&A With Michael McNally '96, Former Director of Engineering at Google and Then Facebook

Bruin Success Podcast: Paul Viviano '76, President and CEO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Despite Physical Challenges, Sam Hersch '18 Will Not Be Held Down

Angela Sanchez '13, M.Ed. '15, Opens Discussion on Homelessness in Self-Published Children’s Books

Video: CNN's Christiane Amanpour Interviews the Director of UCLA's Kindness Institute to Discuss the Benefits of Kindness

Alumni Win Graduate School Scholarships to Study Overseas

Professor Emeritus Knuth Honored by France for WWII Service


Enjoy Dinner, a Room and Something Special to Take Home When You Stay at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center


Sara Bareilles '03 Wins Her First Grammy for "Saint Honesty"

Alumna's Full-length UCLA TFT Thesis Film to Screen at Sundance for First Time

Alumni Travel: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Majestic Slovenia and the Imperial Splendors of Russia

Q&A: Shubham Goel '17 Reflects on Social Media After Reality TV Show Experience

Network Events

Network Events

Alumni Affairs

Feb. 22, 23, 29, Various Locations | Dinners for 12 Strangers
Feb. 27, UCLA | Bruin Bash: UCLA Men's Basketball vs. ASU

Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA

Feb. 6, Alhambra | Lunar New Year Mixer

Bruin Professionals Network

Feb. 5, Los Angeles | Young Bruin Professionals 2020 Kick-Off
Feb. 19, Irvine | Network Meeting

Latino Alumni Association 

Feb. 10, UCLA | Career Day

Orange County Network

Feb. 10, Costa Mesa | Networking Mixer
Feb. 12, Irvine | Board Meeting
March 1, Anaheim | Anaheim Ducks vs. New Jersey Devils
March 11, Irvine | Board Meeting
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