Student performances, the bonfire and, of course, our winning UCLA Football team returns to Wilson Plaza for one of our largest campus spirit traditions on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Experience the revelry and entertainment from our special Alumni VIP section in front or watch the event livestream from the comfort of anywhere. The battle for the Victory Bell begins on this night. Go Bruins!
Neuroscientist Ardem Patapoutian '90 is one of two winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for helping discover receptors in the body that respond to temperature and touch. These findings are being used to develop treatments for a wide range of disease conditions, including chronic pain.
It’s hard to imagine UCLA without ASUCLA, our campus hub for retail services. Yet that’s what happened, in reverse, in March 2020, when UCLA shut down for the pandemic lockdown. Fortunately for Bruins, ASUCLA was committed to making a rapid pivot to remotely provide services and support the community relies on. See what changed.
On Oct. 21, UCLA memorialized the legendary life of one of the world's greatest athletes on the Rafer and Betsy Johnson Track at Drake Stadium. Along with endearing words from his family, colleagues and friends in attendance, fans of Rafer also praised his achievements on and off the field in these personal tributes. Watch the full video.
Actor and former Obama official Kal Penn '00 can now add author to his credits with the release of his memoir, "You Can't Be Serious." The collection of hilarious stories from Penn's life chronicles his adventures from Westwood to White Castle to the White House, including the time he almost took his W.H. team to a strip club. Watch him on the Alumni Town Hall on Nov. 17.
Check out this 1963 aerial photo of UCLA's bourgeoning on-campus student housing complex juxtaposed with today's metropolis of residence halls. Test your knowledge of the building names, then click Show Labels to compare your answers.