In UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts, software is the tool used to solve problems and imagine possibilities.
KATYA TYLEVICH | ANIMATED PORTRAITS BY TAMAR LEVINE
When it comes to life-changing mental health services, underserved communities have often been the hardest to reach. The DMH + UCLA Partnership is changing that.
DAN GORDON ’85 | ILLUSTRATIONS BY HANNA BARCZYK
The L.A. Rebellion film movement, born at UCLA in 1969, enabled minority student directors — Black, Chicano, Asian American and Native American — to tell the world about their communities.
HUGH HART | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA PONS
The untold story of the feisty squad that 40 years ago won the first-ever NCAA championship in softball — and changed UCLA athletics for women forever.
DELAN BRUCE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTHA GALVAN
For decades, this East Los Angeles enclave has sent students to UCLA, while university scholars have added to the knowledge and understanding of the community’s diverse history.
CYNTHIA LEE | ILLUSTRATIONS BY BRETT AFFRUNTI
At Ray Garcia’s latest venture, Asterid at Disney Hall, the cuisine is inspired by L.A. and its diverse cultures.
UCLA audiologist Alison Grimes says you should stop asking people to repeat themselves. Instead, get a hearing aid.
DAN GORDON ’85 | ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALEX NABAUM
UCLA marine archaeologist Justin Dunnavant finds a new lens for exploring Black culture through the discovery of lost slave ships.
JOHN HARLOW | PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN YOUNG
HAIL TO THE HILLS
The first structure on the Westwood campus, the Arroyo Bridge, was vital to the building of Royce Hall and Powell Library. It disappeared in 1947.
UCLA’s monthly First Thursdays event brings students, staff and members of the local community together in Westwood Village.
NANCY GONDO ’92
In-Person Pomp and Circumstance
UCLA graduates are ready to help reshape the world after facing the pandemic and other challenges.
UCLA CHANCELLOR GENE BLOCK
Kiefer and the Magic of Improvisation
The award-winning producer and pianist talks about his musical aspirations and how attending UCLA changed his identity.
DELAN BRUCE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN OVEREND
At Last, a Home for Works on Paper
The Hammer’s new third-floor gallery is the museum’s first dedicated to its extensive collection of prints and drawings.
Khalid Jawed helped crack a 200-year-old arachnid riddle.
A high-tech campus workshop for students reopens in a larger space.
2 Campus Eateries Ready for Summer
After two years of restrictions, an award-winning mainstay and an acclaimed newcomer are open for outdoor dining.