The donation, from the J. Yang and Family Foundation, will provide scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students, and support academic programming.
Centennial Campaign for UCLA
The awards honor Julian Schwinger, who was considered one of the 20th century’s preeminent physics scholars.
The contribution, from the Steven Gordon Family Foundation, will fund research, establish five faculty chairs and support a new lab where scientists can closely examine the mechanisms of the disease.
The venue will be transformed to host live performances and breathe new life into a neighborhood landmark.
Part of the gift will benefit the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Stuart House, a program that serves the special needs of children who have been sexually abused.
Alumnus Kevin Albert’s donation will establish a fund to provide permanent resources for fellowships.
Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship will provide assistance with tuition and living expenses.
The annual Gala in the Garden supports the Hammer Museum at UCLA’s internationally acclaimed exhibitions and public programs, which are free to the public.
The Noah Erenberg Endowment Fund will support faculty efforts to help K–12 teachers improve education for children with learning differences.
Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, gives $5.5 million to support Documenting Global Voices.
UCLA receives $3 million to pursue research on mobility and function for patients with spinal cord injuries
The gift from Louis and Harold Price Foundation will enable Dr. Daniel Lu, associate professor of neurosurgery, to test promising treatments, with the potential for groundbreaking therapies.
The structure was renamed La Kretz Botany Building in recognition of the $20 million the longtime donor has given overall for the project.
“Thanks to Iris [Cantor], generations of women have been empowered to take command of their health and inspired to get involved,” said medical school dean Kelsey Martin.
The legendary musician has been a part of the faculty since 1978; Dean Judith Smith said the chair will extend his “tireless advocacy work for jazz as an American art form.”
A founding gift from the couple’s foundation established the program in 2013; it is already one of the preeminent programs of its kind.
Chancellor Gene Block said the gift “signals a new era for the humanities at UCLA and, in particular, for philosophy.”
The campus exceeded the target early thanks to a record-breaking $880 million in private support during the 2017–18 fiscal year.
The awards are part of an L.A. Care initiative intended to recruit more physicians to serve Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable residents.
Joan and Jerome Snyder’s gift will establish an endowed faculty chair in the department of ophthalmology; the couple have supported a wide range of programs across the campus.
The UCLA Connection Lab, to be led by Leonard Kleinrock, will foster interdisciplinary research on a range of technologies, such as blockchain, computer networks, big data and artificial intelligence.
Robert and Dorothy Webb met when they were UCLA students in the 1950s. Their giving to the campus spans four decades.
The funds will support pediatrics faculty who are focused on enhancing quality of life for people with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental and behavioral challenges.
Latest Gates Foundation grants will advance research on educational inclusion and global immunization
The awards, which total nearly $2.3 million, will support work by professors at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
The donation, which builds on a decade of support from the foundation led by Dan and Rae Emmett, includes $1.8 million and a challenge: The foundation will match one-to-one gifts made by other donors up to $2.5 million.
A gift from philanthropists Jane and Terry Semel will enable UCLA to expand research, teaching and activities connected to the campus’s Healthy Campus Initiative.