May 2020 | San Diego Edition
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Happy Birthday UCLA

May 23 marked UCLA's 101st birthday, wrapping up a centennial year to remember. From the spectacular projection lightshow on campus to Bruin celebrations around the world, take a look back at the sights and sounds of our Centennial year. 
Renee and Meyer Liuskin

UCLA Awards

This year's honorees feature a UCLA football legend, an internationally renowned cardiologist and philanthropists, Renee '53 and Meyer '49 Luskin, whose generosity has benefited thousands of Bruins. Congratulations to the San Diego Bruins, the 2020 Network of the Year! The ceremony is postponed to a future date.
Spring Sing Online May 29

Spring Sing Online

For the first time ever, the annual musical showcase of student talent will be brought to you online. Tune in on May 29 at 5 p.m. PT for virtual performances in song, dance, comedy and art, along with a few surprise celebrity appearances. This is one show you won't want to miss. 
No. 1 Public University

UCLA in the 2010s

The final installment of this 11-part series pays homage to the world-class university UCLA has become. The last 10 years were filled with highs from every sector of campus and a few lows that brought the Bruin community together. From losing our beloved coach to our ascension as the No. 1 public university, revisit the memorable moments from the last decade.  
Then and Now

Then and Now

Take a trip back in time to 1930 Westwood, with a UCLA campus in its infancy, surrounded by mostly farmland and orange groves. Then immediately compare that same aerial view to 2020 UCLA, nestled amidst a sprawling Westside metropolis. 
Career Conversation: The Real Scoop on Small Business Funding

Career Conversations

As some Bruins face employment uncertainty and financial hardship in these difficult times, alumni experts are providing professional guidance through a series of Career Conversations on topics ranging from job searching to small business loans to COVID-19 issues in the workplace. Pick up some valuable advice that may help inform your next move.   
Bruin Partner Specialists working for U.S. Census Bureau

Make Yourself Count

Bruins are helping spread awareness about the importance of the 2020 Census. "Money will go where the count is, not where the need is," says Justine Chen '06, a partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. They work in hard-to-count immigrant communities, trying to reach a population who stands to lose the most from being left off the count.  


Planning for Fall 2020 and Beyond

Remote Work and Learning for Campus Staff, Faculty and Students Extended Through Sept. 11

Confirmed Cases Among the Campus Community

Students Describe What It's Like to Shelter on Campus

UCLA Establishes COVID-19 Pandemic-Response Training Program

Team to Develop Breathalyzer-like Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

Students and Alumni Band Together to Support Those in Need

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Give Plasma, Support for UCLA Research

Video: Chancellor Block Says Thank You to All Bruins


Martin Jarmond Named Director of Athletics

UC Eliminates SAT/ACT Admissions Requirement for California Applicants

George Takei '60, M.A. '64, to Deliver Address at Virtual Commencement

UC Incurs Over $500 Million in Unexpected Costs Because of COVID-19

Students, Officials Discuss Discontent With New Title IX Rules and Response Plans


Video - Career Conversations: Issues Regarding COVID-19 in the Workplace

UC Webinar - Career Design: Crafting a Career That Works for You - June 2

Bruin Success Podcast: Elisabeth Michaels '09 Leads Strategy and Operations for the Augmented and Virtual Reality Global Sales Organization at Facebook

Video - UCLA Veterans Career Readiness Webinar


Bruin Bound Gives Thousands of Students a Virtual Welcome to UCLA. Take the Aerial Tour

UCLA Law Celebrates 69th Commencement With Keynote Address From Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.

Pete Townshend of The Who and Rachel Fuller Give to UCLA for Scholarships, Concerts

Former Daily Bruin Editor Robert Faturechi ’08 Wins Pulitzer Prize. Read More Alumni Updates in Class Notes

UCLA Students Take First Place in National EPA Stormwater Treatment Design Competition

Six UCLA Professors and Leaders Elected to Prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Send a 10-Second Personal Video Message Congratulating and Welcoming the Class of 2020 Into the Alumni Family

UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Call for Nominations for Board of Directors and Committees


Video - 2nd Act With Professor Alan Castel: Better With Age

Simple, Accessible and Fun: Teaching Experts’ Tips for Parents

Video: Practice Mindfulness in Daily Life - A Guided Meditation

PBS Series on Asian Americans Features Work of UCLA Filmmakers and Scholars

Video: Shanice Aaron '18 Creates Incredible Music for Musicians Who Are Quarantined

Innovating Music Podcast: Learning to Compose Virtually

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