The interdisciplinary institute is the first initiative of its size and scope. It is being created with a $20 million gift from the estate of philanthropist and entrepreneur Kirk Kerkorian.
Centennial Campaign for UCLA
The funds will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine.
The contribution from philanthropist Steve Tisch will also create an endowed fund to challenge other donors to contribute.
The gift, from Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, will support research on building more humane societies.
The chair is named in honor of Dr. Paul Torrens, who has been on the school’s faculty since 1972.
Tony Pritzker said the gift is an investment in “research that will help sustain the future of our planet.”
The funds, from the J. Yang and Family Foundation, will provide scholarships and bolster research and curriculum development.
The gift will help bridge the so-called “valley of death” in laboratory research, when lack of funding prevents promising discoveries from reaching clinical trials.
The donation from the Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts will also support the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
The bequest by Sidney Roberts and Clara Szego Roberts reflects the couple’s backgrounds — both benefited from college scholarships — and their passion for science and the arts.
The donation establishes the Doumani Research Innovation Fund, which will support translating scientific discoveries into new treatments for people with cancer.
The couple have now given more than $188 million to UCLA and more than $478 million overall to the University of California system.
Funds will be directed to the the UCLA Labor Center and the UCLA Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education.
The position will be held by a distinguished faculty member in the department of art who is also a respected practitioner.
The Naomi and Jim Ellison Endowed Chair is the dental school’s third new endowed chair in the past three years and 12th overall.
The Thalians has directed its philanthropy toward UCLA Operation Mend since 2011, including a $1 million gift in 2014
The donation from alumna Stacey Nicholas create a permanent funding source for WE@UCLA, which was founded in 2017.
Artists who donated works include Mark Bradford, Judy Chicago, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie, Christina Quarles, Ed Ruscha and Ai Weiwei.
$20 million from W.M. Keck Foundation to UCLA will enhance patient experience, spur medical research
The foundation, established in 1954 by the founder of Superior Oil, is one of the most prolific funders of scientific, engineering and biomedical research.
25 undergraduates who received the scholarships to pursue science, technology, engineering or math degrees visited the cast and crew as the show wraps its final season.
The new position honors renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who made substantial contributions to mathematics in the early 1900s.
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.