UCLA IS BRINGING THE BEST in arts and culture, community events and entertainment. From symposiums to sporting events, October is full of exciting experiences for Bruins. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.
OCT. 7 | 12 P.M.
UCLA Arrowhead Series: Money for Transit
The UCLA Arrowhead Symposium presents Transit in Transition, a series that will consider the current state of public transit in the United States and options for the future. Money for Transit will discuss what will happen when agencies exhaust federal stimulus bills and state funding.
OCT. 7 | 4 P.M.
The Classic Ghosts: The Haunting of Rosalind
The UCLA Film & Television Archive will screen The Haunting of Rosalind, a 1973 film directed by Lela Swift, one of the first women to direct primetime network television programming. The film will be followed by a post-screening conversation with Archive Research and Study Center Officer Maya Montañez Smukler M.A. ’08, Ph.D. ’14, author of Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors and the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema, and Amanda Reyes, editor of Are You in the House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999 and host of the podcast Made for TV Mayhem.
OCT. 8 | 8 P.M.
Women's Volleyball: UCLA vs. Colorado
The UCLA Bruins, led by Head Coach Michael Sealy ’96, look to add another victory to their record in their match against Colorado. Get tickets for the game here or catch the action live on PAC-12 Networks.
OCT. 10–JAN. 9
No Humans Involved expands on Sylvia Wynter’s ideas from her seminal text, “’No Humans Involved’: An Open Letter to My Colleagues.’’ The exhibit showcases the work of seven artists and collectives whose practices disrupt and interrogate Western modes of humanism, highlight the limits of corporeal identity and prioritize the nonhuman or antihuman as a point of departure.
OCT. 10–JAN. 9
Witch Hunt presents the work of 16 midcareer women artists from 13 countries, who use feminist, queer and decolonial strategies to investigate current and historical political events, social conditions and overlooked or suppressed artistic legacies. Together their works provide an opportunity to examine ideas, expand awareness and encourage dialogue about urgent contemporary issues, such as the body and its vulnerabilities, women’s rights and representation, and the erasure of women’s contributions to critical movements and histories.
OCT. 17 | 7:30 P.M.
A celebration of Jewish women’s voices, the centerpiece of this concert are excerpts from Women of Valor, an award-winning cantata by composer Andrea Clearfield, performed by members of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony under the direction of Noreen Green and featuring Grammy award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and mezzo-soprano Iris Malkin. Inspired by a midrash, Women of Valor highlights the stories of women of the Bible through the contemporary lens of several women writers, including Ellen Frankel and Sandy Shanin.
Bruins come back to their home in Westwood for a weeklong celebration of sports, entertainment, philanthropy and community. Join us in person or online for Homecoming week and celebrate the Bruin spirit!
OCT. 19 | 5:30 P.M.
Alumni Town Hall – Save the Date
Michael Beck, administrative vice chancellor and co-chair of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force and Megan McEvoy professor at the Institute for Society and Genetics and in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics will join Alumni President D'Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13 for a conversation about UCLA's return to campus.
OCT. 20 | 6 P.M.
Join us to hear from Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael ’86 about the latest research in Alzheimer’s, the new FDA-approved drug Aducanumab, how earlier diagnosis and intervention methods are improving and what people can do to slow the progression of this disease.
OCT. 21 | 4 P.M.
Rafer Johnson Celebration of Life
Rafer Johnson ’59 exemplified the True Bruin spirit during his time on and off campus. He carried the Olympic torch for the 1984 Summer Olympics and he lit the way for thousands of Special Olympics athletes around the world. He has left an enduring impact on both the campus and the world through his contributions as an athlete, a humanitarian and an advocate. Join us during Homecoming Week to celebrate his life with the UCLA community.
Fowler in Focus: Communication Systems in a Global Context
Written and visual communication has taken many forms over human history, whether based on graphic signs or phonetic-alphabetic systems. This installation features an ancient Egyptian stela, an illuminated medieval Armenian Gospel, an early modern Inka knotted khipu that records sophisticated numerical accounting, the manuscript of Hank Levy’s 1973 musical score Whiplash, after which the 2014 film was named and the logbook recording “the birth of the internet” here at UCLA.
OCT. 28 | 4 P.M.
In the Best Interests of the Children
This groundbreaking 1977 documentary on lesbian mothering portrays the diversity of experience, race and class among eight lesbian mothers and their children. Program will feature a Q&A with filmmaker Frances Reid.