Afrofuturism: From the Past to the Living Present
Black creators have been dreaming up alternative futures that celebrate cultures of the African diaspora. These UCLA minds agree that our reality is looking more and more like those prophetic portraits every day.

One Day at a Time: A UCLA Oral History
Faculty, staff, students and administrators share how they persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A New Energy: Martin Jarmond Takes the Helm
UCLA’s new athletic director is ready to embrace the lofty expectations that come with leading the Bruins.

Friendship Now
Relationships are tricky, and the pandemic has forced us to interact differently. How do our vital connections survive these stress tests?

Data for Democracy Charts the Way
UCLA’s centennial initiative sparks a conversation about issues close to home.


At Issue: True Equity
Chancellor Gene Block on how UCLA will work to fulfill its commitment to supporting and protecting all members of its community.

Editor’s Note: The Shape of Things to Come | Readers’ Letters
Peg Moline, UCLA Magazine’s editorial director, looks at the changes ahead. Plus, readers share their thoughts on the magazine.

Megan Miller
Shabnam Fasa and Julius Reder Carlson

Change Agent: Santa Monica Youth Orchestra’s Symphony of Belonging
Shabnam Fasa and Julius Reder Carlson have created a space where music helps children bridge economic and cultural boundaries.

Forward Thinker: Ron Brookmeyer Follows the Data
The dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is guiding UCLA’s response to COVID-19.

Life Signs: Connecting With Kindness
Actions don’t have to be great to be kind.

Hail to the Hills: Learning From the Past
UCLA Library’s collection tells the story of the 1918 influenza pandemic through the words of those who lived it.

End Point: Tecún Umán: Face of a Leader
Part of the Fowler Museum’s online collection, this mask helps commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month.


The Sweet Spot: 55 Years of Stan’s Donuts
After selling doughnuts at a corner shop in Westwood Village for more than five decades, Stan  Berman calls it  quits.

UCLA Esports Shows No Sign of Slowing Down
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Bruin gamers continue to compete.

Little Fatty
Accomplice, the award-winning craft cocktail bar at Little Fatty.

Flavors Take Root at Little Fatty
David Kuo’s Mar Vista restaurant adjusts and grows during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reach Across the Aisle
With the upcoming election, two Bruins who have served in the White House answer questions on how to sidestep partisan enmity.

A Time of Reckoning
UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s “10 Questions” explores thought-provoking issues and elicits deep connection.

Policing, Systemic Racism and Human Rights
UCLA School of Law’s E. Tendayi Achiume explains how the U.S. is out of sync with international human rights law — and how we can rectify that.