September 2020 | Los Angeles Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

Bruin Helpers: Students Rise to Meet the Moment

If there's anything certain in these tumultuous times, it is the fortitude, ingenuity and compassion of Bruins. Last April, we featured alumni heroes who serve as front-line workers, volunteers, educators and donors. In this issue, we're highlighting the altruism of several UCLA students who have stepped up, sacrificed and organized to bring resources and relief to those struggling in their communities. Read their inspiring stories.         
Mentor with student at 2019 Mentor Orientation

Virtual Mentorship

This year’s students will have a back-to-school experience unlike that of any who came before them. You can be a positive part of their challenging year by volunteering your time, sharing your insights and providing encouragement. Read what alumni love about being a mentor to this generation of UCLA students.   
New Bruin Send-offs

New Bruin Send-offs

Do you remember participating in Bruin Send-Off events before starting as a student at UCLA? Alumni networks are continuing to host send-off events this summer as a chance to welcome new students and their families. As alumni, you're invited to contribute a short video to be part of these virtual celebrations.
Travel Reunion on Zoom

Sustaining Alumni Community

In 1925, UCLA’s first alumni organization’s slogan was “Make ‘Em Proud of Our University.” Although the times have changed, the sentiment endures. The work of supporting, connecting and advocating for alumni continues, while Bruin engagement in 2020 is at an all-time high. Now, more than ever, we're in this together.  
Bruin Bear Wearing Mask

UCLA Fall Quarter Plans

The unpredictability of the pandemic has shifted plans once again for the start of the school year. Along with the Pac-12's postponement of fall sports, UCLA will move to almost fully remote learning, as well as limited on-campus housing. See what the new policies entail for different students. 


Fall Intercollegiate Athletics Postponed

Chancellor Block: Our Commitment to One Another

Critical Shortage at UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, All Donations Tested for COVID-19 Antibodies

Study: Single-use N95 Respirators Can Be Decontaminated and Used Again

How UCLA Scientists Are Using Stem Cells to Take on COVID-19

Study: Counties With Higher Proportion of Black Residents Have More COVID-19 Cases, Deaths

Coach Chip Kelly Tested Positive for Coronavirus in March


Meet the New Board Members of the UCLA Alumni Association

Powerful Water Main Break Floods Same Parts of Campus Again

UCLA Launches Major Mental Health Study With Apple

UCLA Files Lawsuit Against Under Armour for Breaking $280 Million Contract

Primo’s Donuts to Fill Westwood Vacancy After Stan’s Donuts Closure

UC to Require Influenza Immunization for Students and Staff in the Fall

UCLA, UC Consider Cutting Two Scholarships Connected With Confederate Heritage Group

Asian Grocery Store 99 Ranch Market Coming to Westwood in 2021

Correction: Our Apologies for Mistakenly Referring to Congressman John Lewis as "the Late Senator" in Last Month's Issue of Alumni Connect


Video - Outsmart the Bots: How to Get Your Résumé Past the Applicant Tracking System

Find a Career Coach to Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals

UCLA Black Alumni Association President Michelle Johnson's Career Pivot Producing Virtual Events

Video - UC Alumni Career Network: Acing the Interview

Video - Choreograph Your Life With Miss Val (Session 2): The Stretch - Adaptability and Flexibility in Leadership


Video - History Professor Teo Ruiz: Amid Uncertainty and Adversity, We Can Find Strength in Beauty

Law Graduate Wins UC President’s Award for Her DACA Advocacy

Host a Facebook Watch Party of the New Student Welcome Video "This is Bruin Life" Premiering on Sept. 24

Organizers Make Plans to Establish Westwood Community Fridge, Reduce Food Insecurity

Video - Guided Mindfulness Series (Last Episode)

In Memoriam: Legendary UCLA Men's Tennis Head Coach Glenn Bassett, Winner of Seven NCAA Team Championships


Theater, Film & Television Alumni Nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award

Five Black Suffragists Who Were Critical to the Long Battle for the Vote

Video: Where Do We Go From Here? Creating an Anti-Racist Climate of Support

Public Health Professor Dana Hunnes, M.P.H. '07, Ph.D. '13, Breaks Down the Eight Most Common Types of Vegetarians

Mechanical Engineering's Mike Raymond '07 is Sudsing His Way to Success

Network Events


Alumni Affairs

Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA

Sept. 6, Online | Silent Reading Party - September
Oct. 4, Online | Silent Reading Party - October 

Beachside Network

Black Alumni Association

Bruin Professionals

September, Online | Network Meetings
Sept. 3, Online | Lawyer's Affinity Group Mixology Happy Hour

First Gen Network

Latino Alumni Association

Sept. 24, Online | Open House

Los Angeles Westside Network

Sept. 18, Online | Westside Casual Fridays

Rose Bowl Bruins

Sept. 8, Online | Planning Meeting
Sept. 22, Online | Sightsee From Your Sofa Travel Social

Silicon Beach Network

Oct. 1, Online | Save the Date: World Sake Day Sake Tasting and Cheese Pairing

UC Alumni Career Network

Sept. 15, Online | Effective Salary Negotiation

UCLA Connections

UCLA Volunteer Center

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Johnathan Franklin '12 UCLA Trivia Featured Video: 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment
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