Whether it's because of front-liners or Final Fours, former professors or close pals, time-honored traditions or new ways of thinking, there are many reasons why we love UCLA, even when we're apart. As the University turns 102 on May 23, we're celebrating I ♥ UCLA Week, featuring our distinguished alumni at UCLA Awards (May 22); our talented students performing at Spring Sing (May 21); and a popular professor's lecture on life lessons at the Marty Sklar My Last Lecture Award (May 18). Join us online!
This year's celebrants include a UCLA football legend, an internationally renowned cardiologist, a pioneer judge, a dedicated community leader and the San Diego Bruins. The top honor goes to Renee '53 and Meyer '49 Luskin, whose generosity will benefit thousands of Bruins for years to come. RSVP to watch the livestream on Saturday, May 22.
Our alumni-owned business series continues with a spotlight on clothing, footwear and accessories. As the nation opens up and you find yourself in social spaces once again, why not upgrade your fashion style with a new outfit, some shoes or jewelry, while helping out these Bruin retail stores?
With an improbable NCAA Tournament run and epic Final Four game, the UCLA Men's Basketball team inspired thousands of alumni, students, staff and fans. In heartfelt messages, the Bruin community expressed what this proud moment meant to them and the legacy of UCLA Basketball.
Joe and Celia Ward-Wallace '98 opened an affordable, health-food cafe in one of L.A.'s poorest neighborhoods, right before the pandemic began. But rather than close shop, they went all in and kept giving back to the community. What they got in return is an inspiring story about coffee, community and connection.
In this series, we're highlighting two faith-based student organizations on campus and their activities. This month we are featuring UCLA's Jewish community, Hillel, which was founded in the 1940s, and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at UCLA, which was first established on campus in 2009.