Cover Story

This Magic Moment

Remember when you found out you got into UCLA? Relive that amazing feeling. Plus: the extraordinary journeys of five first-gen students.

MICHAEL CALLAHAN AND JENNIFER SHAKLAN MFA 'O2 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTINA GANDOLFO

 


 

Features

The View from Above

A new website brings UCLA’s massive archive of stunning aerial photographs — some dating back more than a century — to the masses.

ANNE PAUTLER

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Good Sports

How did UCLA end up producing so many of the nation’s top sportscasters? Let’s go to the replay.

DELAN BRUCE

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To the Rescue

Each year, the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award is granted to a crusader battling climate change. Meet the heroes.

KAT SCHUSTER | PHOTOGRAPHS BY ETHAN PINES

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The Story of Us

One of UCLA’s most celebrated artists unveils her mural masterpiece.

MARY DAILY | PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID ESQUIVEL

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Love Among the Ruins

In 1982, revered UCLA archaeologists Giorgio Buccellati and his wife, Marilyn, discovered a lost city in Syria. They’ve been working to preserve it ever since.

LISA FUNG

 


 

Departments

  CHANGE AGENT  

The Impressionist

LA Commons founder Karen Mack believes art + civics = a healthy society.

JIM NEWTON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY G L ASKEW II 

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  FORWARD THINKER  

Is the Nursing Profession ... Healthy?

How can we take better care of nurses? Kristen Choi has thoughts.

LOUIE KIM | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAGGIE SHANNON

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  LIFE SIGNS  

High Anxiety

Seven ways to cope in these times of high anxiety.

DAN GORDON ’85 | ILLUSTRATIONS BY DAVID POHL

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  HAIL TO THE HILLS  

By Any Other Name ...

It just simply wouldn’t be the Rose Bowl. Here, a valentine to an icon as it turns 100.

BRIAN DAWSON

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  BIG PICTURE  

Band Together

How marching band instruments spend the summer.

MICHAEL CALLAHAN

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  AT ISSUE  

The Long And Winding Roads

What makes UCLA truly exceptional.

UCLA CHANCELLOR GENE BLOCK

 


 

Quick Takes

Fostering Success

Demontea Thompson and his twin brother are both foster care success stories. Now, through his research at UCLA, Demontea hopes to raise graduation rates for foster youth.

JOE LEONARD

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The Alchemist

Aparna Bhaduri is leading the fight against the deadliest form of cancer.

VERONIQUE DE TURRENE

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Yes, It's Their Business

The new “Bruin 100” showcases the ingenuity  — and entrepreneurial spirit — of a wide swath of alumni.

MADELINE ADAMO

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The Middle Ages, Reconsidered

A reinvented UCLA journal casts new light on an old world.

JOHN HARLOW

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Star Trek

A laser-powered mini-rocket could find humans a new home.

JOHN HARLOW