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
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 –
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
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
The age of streaming rediscovers the works of Octavia Butler.
How a UCLA senior helped Bali farmers clean their crops.
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
Larry Farmer, who helped build UCLA basketball into a national powerhouse, finally tells his story.