UCLA IS BRINGING THE BEST in arts and culture, community events and entertainment. From symposiums to sporting events, September is full of exciting experiences for Bruins. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.


 SEPT. 2 | 4 P.M.

Visions: Gold Watch

Momoko Iko’s acclaimed Gold Watch represents one of the first dramas to realistically examine the trauma caused by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 of February 19, 1942, which led to the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans, and legal immigrants from Japan, during World War II. Join the Film & Television Archive for a screening of this film and a post-screening discussion with Valerie Matsumoto, George and Sakaye Aratani Professor of Japanese American Incarceration, Redress and Community at UCLA, and Brian Niiya M.A. ’90.


 SEPT. 2 | 5 P.M.

Leaders 2 Leaders: The Benefits Beyond the Dollars

The Alumni Scholars Program offers recipients benefits that truly affect their UCLA experience. Join us for an opportunity to hear from current alumni scholars as they share what this community has meant to them.


 SEPT. 8 | 12 P.M.

Fireside Chat with Pamela Bowen, Co-founder and COO of Eminence MSO

Join Morvareed Salehpour ’07, J.D. ’10, managing attorney of Salehpour Legal, as she chats with Pamela Bowen, co-founder and COO of Eminence MSO. They will discuss recent trends in medtech and health tech spaces and what to expect regarding the intersection of technology and the health care industry moving forward.


SEPT. 8 | 7 P.M.

Maggie Nelson & Hari Kunzru

Author Maggie Nelson returns with On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, a boundary-pushing, provocative work that explores the notion of freedom through four lenses: art, sex, drugs and the climate. In the highly anticipated follow-up to The Argonauts, Nelson continues to astound as “one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation” (The Guardian). For this first online appearance of her national book tour, Nelson is joined by celebrated novelist and journalist Hari Kunzru (Red Pill, White Tears, Gods Without Men).


 SEPT. 8–9 

Climate Adaptation Research Symposium 

Save the date for the second Climate Adaptation Research Symposium. This two-day virtual event will highlight recent social science research on the impacts of climate change, particularly on vulnerable populations and communities.


SEPT. 12 | 9:30 A.M.

Kol Nidre: Audio-Visual Dramaturgies – Part 1

This four-part online conference aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the performance and artistic creativity of “Kol Nidre” across historical periods, aesthetic forms, mediums and cultural contexts. The event seeks to gain fresh perspectives on the audio-visual entanglements of the performance of the “Kol Nidre” prayer.


SEPT. 12 | 12 P.M.

UCLA Muslim Alumni Association Community Picnic

Join the UCLA Muslim Alumni Association for a community potluck-style picnic. Come out for a fun day of games, food and community.


 SEPT. 12 | 1:10 P.M.

UCLA Day

Join fellow students, faculty and alumni when The Mighty Bruins return to Dodger Stadium for UCLA Day! Purchase an event ticket package to receive your ticket to the game and an exclusive UCLA Day tank top.


 SEPT. 13 | 12 P.M.

Lunch & Learn: Southeast Asian Music Ensembles

Southeast Asian music ensembles have been prominent in UCLA’s Ethnomusicology program since its beginnings in the 1950s. Join the Fowler for a presentation by Supeena Insee Adler and Ph.D. candidate Otto Stuparitz M.A. ’16 on ensembles from Bali, Java, Philippines and Thailand — some of the first Asian ensembles established at UCLA.


SEPT. 14 | 12 P.M.

Knowing Your Worth with Octavia Goredema

During this session, participants will work with Octavia Goredema to learn how to cement their career values, set career goals, research and negotiate their salary and overcome obstacles and setbacks. This free workshop is available for Bruins at any stage of their career journey.


SEPT. 14 | 6 P.M.

The Power of Storytelling in Leadership

Life stories inspire, create a connection and provide a window into how we think. Stories make meaning of life and guide us in decision making. As leaders, established or emerging, we must tell our life stories. Join us as we review the essential elements of great storytelling.


 SEPT. 15 | 6 P.M.

Brewin’ with Bruins

Wind down your work week by joining Westside and Silicon Beach Bruins for happy hour and networking at The Lincoln. This event is free for all Bruins.


SEPT. 17 | 11 A.M.

Orange County Golf Tournament and Dinner

Get a jump on the weekend by spending Friday with Orange County Bruins at the picturesque Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita. Join us for an exciting 18-hole shotgun start golf tournament. Proceeds from the tournament will fund merit-based scholarships for deserving students.


SEPT. 18 | 7:45 P.M.

Football: UCLA vs. Fresno State

The Bruins face off against the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl. Join fellow students, faculty and alumni at the Rose Bowl to cheer on the Bruins to victory!


 SEPT. 19 | 6 P.M.

Men's Soccer: UCLA vs. Cal

UCLA will face the California Golden Bears at Wallis Annenberg Stadium. Catch the game live or stream the game from home on the PAC-12 Network.


SEPT. 24 | 5 P.M.

Global Cuisine Cooking Lessons: African Chop

The first African food truck in Los Angeles, African Chop, is headed by Cameroonian founder and executive chef Opportune Akendeu and co-founder Hector Tantoh. The Fowler is pleased to partner with African Chop to offer a foray into the taste of Cameroon. Join us for a special chance to learn how to cook a regional specialty.


SEPT. 30 | 10 A.M.

Pop Up Lab: Sound Artist and Composer Alba Triana

Join the UCLA PEER Lab for the first installment in the Pop Up Lab series, hosted by sound artist and composer Alba Triana as she invites us into her workspace and shares her creative process.


Read more from UCLA Magazine’s October 2021 issue.