UCLA Magazine January 2021: Anatomy of a Vaccine — What it takes to create a safe, effective COVID shot.
 

COVER STORY

Anatomy of a Vaccine

UCLA Magazine speaks with doctors on the front lines who are helping the world combat the deadly virus.

TIARE DUNLAP  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEVI BROWN

 

FEATURES


State of Fire

UCLA wildfire research reveals the patterns and future threats of blazes in California — and offers a foundation for how to face the flames.

ALISON HEWITT AND PEG MOLINE  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN COOLEY


The Post-Trump World: A Divided America Elects Joe Biden

Political and moral victories sometimes go hand in hand. But not always. This election has exposed more than one split.

JIM NEWTON  |  ILLUSTRATIONS BY MIKE MCQUADE


Kristy Edmunds

Getting Creative

How arts, culture and entertainment will evolve as they recover from the pandemic — and how they will help society heal.

JOHN HARLOW  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY SHUR

 

DEPARTMENTS


Sonja Diaz, the founding director of the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, stands in front of Eric Junker’s vote mural in Atwater Village.

 FORWARD THINKER 

Sonja Diaz Crafts Policy for the People

The founding director of the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative understands how research can directly result in legislation that serves society’s needs.

CHERYL CHENG ’02  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAMON CASAREZ


 CHANGE AGENT 

Bruin Millie Tran Analyzes the Ecosystem of News

Texas Tribune’s chief product officer believes the key to reaching audiences is understanding their behavior and preferences.

CHERYL CHENG ’02  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY MACKENZIE STROH


 HAIL TO THE HILLS 

Bruins Touch Down in Pasadena

In 1982, UCLA’s football team left the Coliseum for its own stadium at the Rose Bowl.

CHRIS NICHOLS  |  PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF UCLA YEARBOOK ARCHIVES


 PICTURE THIS 

UCLA’s Adam Room, a Place of Elegance and History

The room was originally part of a 1780s English manor designed by architect Robert Adam.

JOHN HARLOW  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY AUSTIN HARGRAVE

 

QUICK TAKES


How to Be a Better Boss, Remotely

Samuel Culbert has been studying the world of work for 50 years. He offers 10 tips that will help managers be more effective and thoughtful during the pandemic.

DELAN BRUCE   |  ILLUSTRATION BY ELLEN SURREY 


The Great Bruin Quiz

Do you think you know UCLA? It’s time to put your knowledge to the test!

JOHN HARLOW


The Frat That Is Helping UCLA Stay Online

The Sigma Nu brothers have stepped forward to ease the network strains.

LOUISE KIM