UCLA IS BRINGING THE BEST in arts and culture, community events, sports and entertainment. From music performances to lectures, March is full of exciting experiences for Bruins. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.


 MARCH 2 | 10:30 A.M. 

Resentment and Populist Politics: The Case of Israel

Eva Illouz, a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, will examine resentment and how this emotion is used by the Israeli right. This keynote lecture is part of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies’ series of talks by prominent Israeli thinkers exploring the state of democracy in Israel’s past, present and future.


 MARCH 2 | 6 P.M. 

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Practical Insights to Reach the Next Level

The pandemic has changed how we work and lead. This discussion, led by leadership and CEO coach Marshall Goldsmith Ph.D. ’77, will explore the qualities of strong leaders, how they adapt and grow from challenging situations, and how they achieve positive, lasting change in behavior — for themselves and their teams.


 MARCH 4 | 1 P.M. 

Research and Creative Inquiry in the Visual Arts

This workshop will introduce participants to key research tools for artists, art historians and others interested in the visual arts. The discussion will cover e-books, image databases, article indexes and archives, streaming video, and archival sources. All levels of researchers are welcome.


 MARCH 4 | 4 P.M. 

Visions: The Tapestry

In 1976, Maya Angelou directed The Tapestry, which stars Gloria Jones Schultz as a woman juggling the stress of studying for her law school exams with pressures from her family and peer group. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Maya Montañez Smukler M.A. ’08, Ph.D. ’14, UCLA Library’s archive research and study center officer, and Ellen Scott, UCLA associate professor of cinema and media studies.


 MARCH 5 | 4 P.M. 

On Beethoven, Blackness and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic

As part of the fourth annual Robert U. Nelson Lecture Series, this talk will feature Kira Thurman, an assistant professor of history and German studies at the University of Michigan, who will discuss how African Americans made classical music a meaningful part of their lives.


 MARCH 6 | 7 P.M. 

Maestro de Barra

One of the world’s leading flamenco artists, Israel Galván was described by the Evening Standard as “achieving the near impossible feat of embodying flamenco’s ‘duende,’ or demon, while avoiding cliches.” In this performance, his lightning-fast and passion-fueled dancing scorches the stage, reinventing flamenco for a new generation.


 MARCH 9 | 12 P.M. 

Pushing Past Imposter Syndrome: Identify Your Strengths & Own Your Successes

This webinar will define imposter syndrome and leave attendees with action steps to manage those feelings within themselves, identify and own their strengths, and accept their success. This presentation is ideal for people who feel like imposters, and managers who work with high-achieving reports who may feel this way.


 MARCH 9 | 12 P.M. 

She Said — How Journalist Megan Twohey Uncovered a Hollywood Scandal

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Megan Twohey, whose coverage of sexual misconduct by film producer Harvey Weinstein was a landmark revelation in what later coalesced into the #MeToo movement, will share insights and anecdotes from an investigation that uncovered some of the darkest secrets in Hollywood and changed the national conversation forever.


 MARCH 10 | 2 P.M. 

Men’s Tennis: UCLA vs. Pepperdine

In this match against Pepperdine, the Bruins hope to claim victory, led by Head Coach Billy Martin. Catch the match live on the UCLA Athletics website.


 MARCH 12 | 10 A.M. 

Clearnet vs. Dark Forest: Notes on the New Psychogeography of Art

The next installment of the Design Media Arts Salon Series will feature Caroline Busta, a Berlin-based writer, editor and consultant who works with questions of culture, technology and globalism. She is the founder of New Models, a media outlet for the critical analysis of art, tech, politics and pop culture.


 MARCH 18 | 6 P.M. 

UCLA Alumni Town Hall

UCLA Alumni Association President D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13 will welcome Adriana Galván, the dean of Undergraduate Education. Tune in for insight into the evolving student experience, as remote learning moves toward a hybrid model in the fall. Learn how academic leadership and faculty are considering the impact of teaching options on students, faculty and staff.


 MARCH 21 | 4:30 P.M. 

Women’s Volleyball: UCLA vs. USC

In this crosstown rivalry game, the Bruins go head-to-head with the Trojans at Pauley Pavilion. The match will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks so fans can watch safely from home.


 MARCH 23 | 5 P.M. 

Real Talk With Miss Val and Foster Mobley

Valorie Kondos Field will speak with Foster Mobley ’77, award-winning author, keynote speaker and executive coach. This presentation will explore the basics of removing mental boulders, such as fear, beliefs, habits and the noise that blocks our innate greatness from coming through.


 MARCH 24 | 12 P.M. 

Leading Through Challenging Times

Presented by the UC Alumni Career Network, this event will feature Diana Hendel, a health care executive and former hospital CEO, who will discuss the traumatic toll that the pandemic has taken on leaders and their teams. She will outline strategies on how to lead through change and disruption.


 MARCH 25 | 5:30 P.M. 

EmPower Hour: BIPOC Women Reframing Self Care for Community Activism

In honor of Women’s History Month, UCLA Diversity Programs & Initiatives and UCLA Mixed Alumni Association will discuss self-care, mental health, and how Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) women are becoming activists for their communities.


 MARCH 26 | 7 P.M. 

Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion

Zakir Hussain is known for his consistently brilliant and exciting performances, which have established him as a national treasure throughout the world. Hussain curates, produces and hosts the Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion series, which brings together the very best of Indian music.


 MARCH 29 | 5 P.M. 

How Japan Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although Japan saw its first case of COVID-19 relatively early, the number of infections and deaths remains low compared to the U.S. and European countries. This roundtable brings together a group of experts who were deeply involved in how Japan responded to this pandemic, sharing their insights on what we can learn from Japan’s experience.