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.
Part of the gift will benefit the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Stuart House, a program that serves the special needs of children who have been sexually abused.
Alumnus Kevin Albert’s donation will establish a fund to provide permanent resources for fellowships.
Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, the Jean Balgrosky and Parker Hinshaw Fellowship will provide assistance with tuition and living expenses.
The Noah Erenberg Endowment Fund will support faculty efforts to help K–12 teachers improve education for children with learning differences.
UCLA receives $3 million to pursue research on mobility and function for patients with spinal cord injuries
The gift from Louis and Harold Price Foundation will enable Dr. Daniel Lu, associate professor of neurosurgery, to test promising treatments, with the potential for groundbreaking therapies.
The structure was renamed La Kretz Botany Building in recognition of the $20 million the longtime donor has given overall for the project.
“Thanks to Iris [Cantor], generations of women have been empowered to take command of their health and inspired to get involved,” said medical school dean Kelsey Martin.
The legendary musician has been a part of the faculty since 1978; Dean Judith Smith said the chair will extend his “tireless advocacy work for jazz as an American art form.”
A founding gift from the couple’s foundation established the program in 2013; it is already one of the preeminent programs of its kind.
Chancellor Gene Block said the gift “signals a new era for the humanities at UCLA and, in particular, for philosophy.”