July-August 2020 | Los Angeles Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

New Leadership, New Directions

D'Artagnan Scorza '07, Ph.D. '13, began his term as president of the UCLA Alumni Association on July 1 along with a new board. The Inglewood native and community leader is tasked with leading UCLA Alumni through a time of declining budgets, demands for social justice and much uncertainty affecting UCLA. Yet, with infectious enthusiasm and optimism, the entrepreneur, school board president and U.S. Navy Iraq War veteran shares his vision for moving UCLA Alumni forward.     
UCLA ONE's Businesses and Services on Laptop

Supporting Bruin Businesses

As businesses, small and large, struggle to keep up with the financial challenges brought on by the pandemic, UCLA Alumni is offering free resources to help entrepreneurs, managers and self-employed Bruins promote their services as well as join a network of other Bruin business leaders.  
John Lewis

A Tribute to UCLA Medal Recipient John Lewis

It's not every day we bury a real American hero. For Professor Patricia Turner, he was a personal hero. She reflects fondly on the late congressman and civil rights icon leading up to and during the Winston C. Doby Distinguished Lecture on April 10, 2017, where he accepted the University's highest honor.
Social Distancing at New Delhi Railway

My Indian Summer in Lockdown

Third-year Bruin Sameera has experienced the pandemic from two different worlds: spring quarter in Westwood and summertime in New Delhi. She documents her musings over her family's quirks, hometown routines and some surprising comparisons of quarantine life from the other side. 
Movie Night

10 Virtual Ideas for Your Bruin Events

Alumni networks are reinventing in-person events and taking them to virtual spaces. From at-home workouts to Netflix parties, Bruins continue to connect and engage in digital spaces while safely social distancing. Here are 10 fun ideas for your upcoming alumni get-togethers.
Bel-Air Country Club Golf Course

Changing Course: The Westwood Hills Decision of 1925

It's little known history how north campus almost became the back nine of the Bel-Air Country Club golf course, had the original oral agreement come through selling the land owned by the Janss brothers to developer Alphonso Bell. See the fascinating StoryMap.   


Study: Coronavirus Antibodies Fall Dramatically in First Three Months After Mild Cases of COVID-19

Most Staff and Faculty Will Work Remotely Until Jan. 4

Research: In New York and L.A., Blacks and Latinos Are More Likely to Die From COVID-19

Report Shows Major Effects of COVID-19 on Asian American Labor Force

Study: Coronavirus Disproportionately Harms U.S. Prison Population

How UCLA Housing Staff Adapted to Keep Students Safe

UCLA Programs Aim to Help Students Facing Food Insecurity During Pandemic

NBA Star Russell Westbrook Tests Positive


Michael Drake to Become 21st President of the University of California

UCLA Health Hospitals Ranked No. 1 in California, No. 4 in Nation

UC Statement on Department of Homeland Security Reversal of International Student Visa Order

Former Congressman Esteban Torres to Be Awarded UCLA Medal

UCLA to Create New Black Resource Center in Major Step for Black Bruins

UC’s 2020 Acceptance Rate Rose to 69.5%, Admitting Record Number of Students

Statement From A.D. Martin Jarmond About Fall Conference-Only Season


Video - Choreograph Your Life With Miss Val Session 1: The Climb - Embracing Opportunity

Webinar - UC Alumni Career Network: Acing the Interview - Aug. 19

Job Search Tools for Recent Grads

Video - Women + Work: Finding a Support Network to Maximize Your Impact


Three Alumni Win Grand Prize on the Hit Netflix Show "The Floor Is Lava"

UCLA Announces Star-Studded 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

Front Lines Tutoring Helps Health Care Workers’ Children Adjust to Pandemic Learning

Check Out Bruin Woods' Free Virtual Summer of Activities for the Whole Family

Robin, the New AI Robot, Helps With the Emotional Needs of Children at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

Video - Guided Mindfulness Series: Natural Awareness


Alumni Travel: On the Road to Freedom – Understanding the Civil Rights Movement With Dr. Kyle Mays - Spring 2021

Video Panel: Bruins Living in Europe Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Will Schools Be Safe This Fall? A UCLA Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist Weighs In

UCLA Library’s Online Publishing of Music Scores Makes History

Engineering Researchers Develop New Camera System to See Around Corners


With New Bruin Send-offs Going Virtual This Summer, Alumni Are Asked to Submit a 20-Second Video Welcoming Our Newest Bruins 

Apply to Serve on the Board of School on Wheels, Inc., Which Provides Academic Support to K-12 Students Experiencing Homelessness

Network Events


Alumni Affairs

Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA

Bay Cities Network

Black Alumni Association

Bruin Professionals

Los Angeles Westside Network

Aug. 14, Online | Westside Casual Fridays

Rose Bowl Bruins

Aug. 10, Online | Biscuit-Baking Class

San Fernando Valley Network

Aug. 6, Online | Bruin Cocktail Demo and Happy Hour
Aug. 27, Online | Book Club Discussion

UC Alumni Career Network

Aug. 19, Online | Acing the Interview

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