Soft Focus: A Flexible Future for Robots
UCLA engineers lay the groundwork for machines with astounding abilities.
WAYNE LEWIS | ILLUSTRATIONS BY SHOW IMAGING | PHOTOS BY CORAL VON ZUMWALT
A Vision of Equity in Public Health
Going beyond mere words and good intentions, Chandra Ford is finding solutions to the problem of racism in health care.
CYNTHIA LEE | PHOTOS BY BETHANY MOLLENKOF
Cruel and Unusual: UCLA Law Exposes Fatal Flaws in U.S. Prisons During COVID-19
Professor Sharon Dolovich’s project provides a comprehensive database of the dangers of the disease for those incarcerated.
JIM NEWTON | ILLUSTRATIONS BY RICARDO TOMÁS
Alumna Carribean Fragoza Writes Fiction That Shifts Narratives
Her new book, Eat the Mouth That Feeds You, includes a short story she wrote as a UCLA undergraduate.
CHERYL CHENG ’02 | PHOTOS BY JOSÉ MANDOJANA
Is One Really the Loneliest Number?
Professor Naomi Eisenberger, who studies how the brain and body react to relationships, looks at isolation during the pandemic.
BEKAH WRIGHT | PHOTOS BY CARLA COFFING
The pandemic has prompted many of us to investigate our roots. Oral history scholar Teresa Barnett shares 7 tips on how to capture these legacies.
DAN GORDON ’85 | ILLUSTRATIONS BY LORIS LORA
Back to Greatness: UCLA’s Final Four Run
The men’s basketball team embodied the spirit of its coach — and his most legendary predecessor — throughout the NCAA tournament.
DELAN BRUCE | PHOTOS BY ROBERT DEUTSCH-USA TODAY SPORTS
Investing in Science, Information and Global Literacy
UCLA must focus on education and training that will be essential for the next generation.
UCLA CHANCELLOR GENE BLOCK
Red Planet, Golden Opportunity: Mapping Mars for Mankind
Has there ever been life on Mars? Or water? UCLA scientists dig deep for answers.
SEAN BRENNER | PHOTOS COURTESY OF NASA/JPL-CALTECH/ASU/MSSS
Writer Moisés Zamora Leaps From UCLA Extension to ‘Selena’ on Netflix
The showrunner, who took courses in TV writing, says, ‘It was my calling to be a storyteller.’
HUGH HART | PHOTOS COURTESY OF NETFLIX
‘I Dare You.’ Celebrating Jazz With Terence Blanchard
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month in April, Herb Alpert School of Music’s Blanchard speaks about his work and the future of the artform.
DELAN BRUCE | PHOTOS BY MATT SAYLES
Poetry and Gratitude in a Time of Loss
For National Poetry Month in April, Professor Harryette Mullen shares an original poem.
JOHN HARLOW | PHOTO BY ISTOCK
The Wright Stuff: Men’s Water Polo Lands 12th NCAA Title
Coach Adam Wright explains how his players kept afloat during the pandemic and emerged as national champions.
JOHN HARLOW | PHOTOS COURTESY OF UCLA ATHLETICS
The Great Bruin Quiz of Summer ’21
Do you think you know UCLA? It’s time to put your knowledge to the test!
JOHN HARLOW | PHOTOS BY UCLA