“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.”
The campus exceeded the target early thanks to a record-breaking $880 million in private support during the 2017–18 fiscal year.
Joan and Jerome Snyder’s gift will establish an endowed faculty chair in the department of ophthalmology; the couple have supported a wide range of programs across the campus.
Robert and Dorothy Webb met when they were UCLA students in the 1950s. Their giving to the campus spans four decades.
The funds will support pediatrics faculty who are focused on enhancing quality of life for people with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental and behavioral challenges.
Latest Gates Foundation grants will advance research on educational inclusion and global immunization
The awards, which total nearly $2.3 million, will support work by professors at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
The donation, which builds on a decade of support from the foundation led by Dan and Rae Emmett, includes $1.8 million and a challenge: The foundation will match one-to-one gifts made by other donors up to $2.5 million.
A gift from philanthropists Jane and Terry Semel will enable UCLA to expand research, teaching and activities connected to the campus’s Healthy Campus Initiative.
The proposed minor would create new opportunities to engage students across all majors on campus, and it would extend the campus’s existing strength in Iranian studies.
The gift, to support work in operator algebras, extends Masamichi Takesaki’s previous investment in his home department.
A $2 million gift left by the late actor will support students in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
The $2 million gift augments the Shapiro Family Foundation’s previous giving to the school, which created a scholarship and established an endowment to fund programs in disability studies.
A second round of Centennial Campaign giving brings the couple’s campaign contributions to nearly $60 million.
The UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families will address the complex needs of youth in foster care by bringing together resources and expertise from numerous units on campus.
The gift will providing resources for early-career scientists pursuing discoveries in the understanding and treatment of irritable bowel disease.
The gift will help establish a graduate fellowship and name a dedicated study space for chemistry and biochemistry students.
The announcement coincides with a lead gift of $30 million — the largest in the museum’s history — from Lynda and Stewart Resnick.
The influential singer and songwriter died in May, but his commitment to justice, human rights and advocacy for those in need lives on.
UCLA receives $1 million for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali postdoctoral fellowship in Iranian linguistics
The grant “will enable our department to better fulfill its mission to enrich our understanding of the world’s languages,” said professor and department chair Tim Stowell.
Among the highlights are a $50 million gift from Mattel, Inc. to the children’s hospital — the largest corporate gift in UCLA history — and the most gifts ever from young alumni.
Gifts from his widow Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center, will create an undergraduate scholarship and exhibits celebrating his achievements.
The donation will support faculty members pursuing research with applications ranging from regenerative medicine to environmental sustainability.