The new position honors renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who made substantial contributions to mathematics in the early 1900s.
Centennial Campaign for UCLA
The top ranking reflected a record-breaking fiscal year for the campus during which the Centennial Campaign for UCLA surpassed its $4.2 billion goal ahead of schedule.
The Mo Ostin Academic Center for Student-Athletes, to be built in the heart of campus, will be designed to serve the scholastic needs of student-athletes who participate in UCLA's 25 intercollegiate athletic programs.
The funds provide full-tuition scholarships for students at the School of the Arts and Architecture and the Herb Alpert School of Music.
The comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, who died in March 2016, directed funds to benefit research in endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension; infectious diseases; and pancreatic diseases.
The contribution, from Alison Chace Pulley and Christopher Brown, will fund a new phase of stadium upgrades and expand resources for student-athletes.
The gift from James and Carol Collins will help to support dementia care and home visit programs, increase the numbers of geriatricians and more.
The gift is from the estate of alumna Mary Lou Steinmetz, continuing her family’s long history of support for the campus.
The donation, from the J. Yang and Family Foundation, will provide scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students, and support academic programming.
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.