The gift, from Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, will support research on building more humane societies.
The chair is named in honor of Dr. Paul Torrens, who has been on the school’s faculty since 1972.
“I hope that the UCLA students who it supports will help lead the next wave of great musicians,” the celebrated composer-arranger-producer said.
Tony Pritzker said the gift is an investment in “research that will help sustain the future of our planet.”
The gift will help bridge the so-called “valley of death” in laboratory research, when lack of funding prevents promising discoveries from reaching clinical trials.
The donation from the Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts will also support the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
The bequest by Sidney Roberts and Clara Szego Roberts reflects the couple’s backgrounds — both benefited from college scholarships — and their passion for science and the arts.
The donation establishes the Doumani Research Innovation Fund, which will support translating scientific discoveries into new treatments for people with cancer.
The couple have now given more than $188 million to UCLA and more than $478 million overall to the University of California system.
Funds will be directed to the the UCLA Labor Center and the UCLA Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education.
The position will be held by a distinguished faculty member in the department of art who is also a respected practitioner.
The Naomi and Jim Ellison Endowed Chair is the dental school’s third new endowed chair in the past three years and 12th overall.
The Thalians has directed its philanthropy toward UCLA Operation Mend since 2011, including a $1 million gift in 2014
The donation from alumna Stacey Nicholas create a permanent funding source for WE@UCLA, which was founded in 2017.
$20 million from W.M. Keck Foundation to UCLA will enhance patient experience, spur medical research
The foundation, established in 1954 by the founder of Superior Oil, is one of the most prolific funders of scientific, engineering and biomedical research.
The new position honors renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who made substantial contributions to mathematics in the early 1900s.
The top ranking reflected a record-breaking fiscal year for the campus during which the Centennial Campaign for UCLA surpassed its $4.2 billion goal ahead of schedule.
The comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, who died in March 2016, directed funds to benefit research in endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension; infectious diseases; and pancreatic diseases.
The contribution, from Alison Chace Pulley and Christopher Brown, will fund a new phase of stadium upgrades and expand resources for student-athletes.
The gift from James and Carol Collins will help to support dementia care and home visit programs, increase the numbers of geriatricians and more.
The gift is from the estate of alumna Mary Lou Steinmetz, continuing her family’s long history of support for the campus.
The donation, from the J. Yang and Family Foundation, will provide scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students, and support academic programming.
The awards honor Julian Schwinger, who was considered one of the 20th century’s preeminent physics scholars.
The contribution, from the Steven Gordon Family Foundation, will fund research, establish five faculty chairs and support a new lab where scientists can closely examine the mechanisms of the disease.
The venue will be transformed to host live performances and breathe new life into a neighborhood landmark.