As we return to work from our Thanksgiving break, we appreciate being able to take a moment to give thanks for the connections in our lives with friends, family and our community.
While many of us may be feeling a sense of isolation, we hope that in these times we can find comfort in the bonds we built, even virtually, and also look forward to experiences with others we have yet to know.
As we kick off the final month of 2020, this week's offerings are reflective highlights that demonstrate the unwavering support and kindness found in every Bruin friend, family and community member.
On Dec. 10, bond together virtually with UCLA Latino Alumni Association for an
ugly sweater soirée at 6 p.m. (PST) followed by UCLA Muslim Alumni Association's
virtual coffee chat at 7 p.m. (PST).
This week listen to Then & Now, a podcast from UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. This week's episode tackles the question "How did Los Angeles become the 'Homelessness Capital' of the United States?" with graduate students Marques Vestal '10, M.A. '14, M.A. '17, Exp. Ph.D. '21, Fernanda Jahn Verri, Exp. Ph.D. '20, and Andrew Klein, M.A. '19, Exp. Ph.D. '21.
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. W
e will be giving to scholarships that support students who have contributed to our diverse community.
As always, we thank you for your love and support. Feel free to forward this to a friend and visit our social media companion to the Diversity Digest on Instagram at @ucladiversealum. Share your successes and stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Winter quarter enrollment begins Nov. 2.
In response to current challenges, a broad selection of virtual professional development and personal enrichment seminars are being offered at no cost. Search the list and take your future further with these educational resources and tools.