Hail to the Hills


The Secret Garden

Chancellor Franklin Murphy looked at a gravel parking lot and saw a vision: verdant, landscaped sculpture grounds at UCLA.

By Any Other Name …

It just simply wouldn’t be the Rose Bowl. Here, a valentine to an icon as it turns 100.

Buried in the Past

The first structure on the Westwood campus, the Arroyo Bridge, was vital to the building of Royce Hall and Powell Library. It disappeared in 1947.

Learning From the Past

UCLA Library’s collection tells the story of the 1918 influenza pandemic through the words of those who lived it.

Lighting the Way: Royce’s Role

The man for whom UCLA’s flagship building is named was a proponent of idealism and devotion to a cause — fitting for the university’s legacy of optimism and service.

Hail to the Hills: Cold Play

An all-year ice rink, the Tropical Ice Gardens thrived in Westwood Village from 1938 to 1949 and was home to UCLA’s ice hockey team.

Final Service

Things came full circle for Arthur Ashe, whose first and final victories took place in the very same tournament.

Tastes of UCLA

An exploration of campus cuisine, past and present.

The Way We Were

Bruins of all ages love to recall the Westwood stores, cafés and nightspots where they made lasting memories.

Jump Start

A mediocre paintings collection secured by a UC Regent in 1938 was the catalyst that eventually landed UCLA on the national art scene.

A Home on “The Hill”

More than 50 years ago, a visionary provost wanted UCLA students to live on campus in order to enjoy its “cultural and intellectual riches.”

Ahead of Its Time

The UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute pioneered the idea of interdisciplinary research.

UCLA Goes to War

When the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941, so did UCLA.

“Uncle Welton” in Westwood

The legendary architect who defined much of the look of mid-20th-century Los Angeles carved his vision into the UCLA campus, too.

Hunting Hidden Treasures

Take a different kind of campus tour by scoping out lesser-known landmarks you may never have noticed.
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