Armed with passion, intellect and vision, the bold crusaders of UCLA’s Activist-in-Residence Program are as trailblazing as the initiative itself.
ASHRAF KHALIL | ILLUSTRATIONS BY OSCAR MAGALLANES ’17
The Second Life of We’re Alive
Almost 50 years ago, three UCLA film students made a bold documentary about incarcerated women. No one could identify the filmmakers who had captured life at a women’s prison in 1974 — until UCLA solved the mystery and brought the film back into the public discourse on the carceral state.
JANINE WHITE | PHOTOGRAPH BY CORAL VON ZUMWALT
Combining a folksy delivery with the power of social media, UCLA’s Daniel Swain has emerged as a generation’s voice on the urgency of combating climate change.
MALCOLM BURNLEY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARMEN CHAN
– GREAT EATS –
A Different Kind of Course Work
The UCLA Teaching Kitchen is part of a whole new campus ecosystem putting Bruin ingenuity to work in the world of food.
ANNE PAUTLER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIANA KOENIGSBERG
Bruin Plate, where students enjoy some of the tastiest cuisine in L.A., proves one thing: The days of the old-time college cafeteria are over.
KARENNA MEYER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIANA KOENIGSBERG
Impress your guests with these three campus recipes — from Bruin Plate and Plateia — at your next soiree.
After the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the state wanted a partner that could help women across the country secure their reproductive freedom. Naturally, it turned to UCLA.
JIM NEWTON | ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHANNA GOODMAN
For more than 35 years, Dr. Gary Parker has lived and worked aboard a Mercy Ship, transforming the lives of the world’s poorest disfigured people — and proving the raw power of selflessness.
Exploring how to tame urban sprawl around the world, Vinit Mukhija finds an answer in our own backyard.
JOHN HARLOW | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN OVEREND
Why Your New Year’s Diet Failed
Want to lose weight — and keep it off? A UCLA dietitian has some advice: Think small.
DANA MELTZER ZEPEDA | ILLUSTRATIONS BY JULIETTE BORDA
HAIL TO THE HILLS
It’s UCLA’s biggest musical event of the year. But Spring Sing is so much more.
A lost mural design by La Kretz Botany Building architect Paul Revere Williams was finally brought to life in 2017, almost six decades after the structure’s unveiling.
MARY DAILY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID ESQUIVEL
For lovers of food, there is simply no place like L.A.
UCLA CHANCELLOR GENE BLOCK
An Underappreciated Author Gets Her Due
The age of streaming rediscovers the works of Octavia Butler.
How a UCLA senior helped Bali farmers clean their crops.
The Starship Social Enterprise
An award-winning UCLA academy is training the next generation of impact investors and nonprofit leaders.
JENNIFER SHAKLAN M.F.A ’02 | ILLUSTRATION BY MICHELLE KONDRICH
Two Bruins reconnect to help combat Alzheimer’s by marrying philanthropy and style.
JACKIE WARD | PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMANDA FRIEDMAN
The Greatest Bruin You Don’t Know
Larry Farmer, who helped build UCLA basketball into a national powerhouse, finally tells his story.