The 1936 UCLA graduate authored 35 scientific papers, held eight patents and was the first Black person to work in the Eastman Kodak engineering labs.
Johnson, who won a gold medal in the decathlon in 1960 and later helped found the Special Olympics, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks.
Two Olympians have already started their athletic careers as Bruins. Collectively, the "Freshman Four" are looking forward to immersing themselves in the student experience in Westwood.
The University of California is sending so many athletes that they make up 8 percent of the U.S. delegation. In all, UC participants are competing in 18 sports under the flags of 27 countries.
Blake Krikorian, who played on UCLA's water polo team for four years between 1986 and 1989, died Wednesday, Aug. 3 while surfing in the San Francisco area.
From medal winners to being the site of historic firsts, UCLA and the Olympics go way back.
A total of 36 UCLA Bruins have made Olympic rosters for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, including 29 current, incoming or former student-athletes.
Our updated list of UCLA students, alumni and staff in the Summer Games. There has been a Bruin in every Summer Olympics except one since 1920.
UCLA is sending 28 Olympians to Brazil so far. Incoming freshman Mallory Pugh is the youngest member of the U.S. women's soccer team.
Incoming UCLA freshman Madison Kocian was selected to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team after a world-class showing on the uneven bars.
Special Olympics World Games executives on Nov. 30 presented UCLA Chancellor Gene Block with a commemorative torch to thank the campus for hosting athletes and events last summer.
Make no mistake: Special Olympics athletes came to UCLA to win, but they left with so much more.
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games brought athletes and their families from around the world to UCLA. Some of our favorite moments.
UCLA Health has been providing all the staff, materials and supplies to run the Special Olympics Polyclinic since July 24 to offer free medical care to any athlete or delegate who becomes injured.
Foster youth in UCLA First Star Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy helps lead effort to outfit Haitian soccer team at Special Olympics World Games.
The UCLA Volunteer Center, which is coordinating Team UCLA’s efforts campuswide, estimates that nearly 1,000 Bruin students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are lending their time and talents to make the games a rousing success.
In the 47 years since Johnson helped found the games, the most important change has been in attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
The final leg of the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics hit Westwood Thursday afternoon.
Here are just some of the ways the UCLA community has been part of Special Olympics since the beginning.
Traffic throughout Westwood Village will be impacted from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, when the Special Olympics World Games — which take place July 25-Aug. 2 — officially begin with a torch run along Westwood Boulevard.
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games are ready to take center stage at UCLA.
UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh has invited members of the campus community to volunteer at the Special Olympics World Games, on campus July 25-Aug. 1.
UCLA is looking for volunteers to interpret Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, German, Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, Samoan and Spanish for the 2015 Special Olympics Invitational to be held in June 2014.
The summer games always bring out the best in Bruins, and Bruins always play a pivotal role in America’s Olympic success. This year is no exception.