New Building Opens on UCLA Campus

By Wendy Felton on | October 25, 2010 at 1:10 PM  | Permalink  | Comments: - disabled -

As of 11:00 a.m., UCLA has a new destination for the sciences: the Terasaki Life Sciences Building, now open in south campus. 


Thank You Thursday

By Wendy Felton on | October 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM  | Permalink  | Comments: - disabled -
It's time for this week's Thank You Thursday!

Happy 100th Birthday, Coach: A Special Thank You Thursday

By Wendy Felton on | October 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM  | Permalink  | Comments: - disabled -
Today, UCLA is commemorating the 100th anniversary of John Wooden's birth. There's no doubt he had a huge impact on our campus—and the world. That's why we're dedicating today's Thank You Thursday to Coach. 

Wooden's coaching accomplishments here in Westwood are legendary: seven consecutive NCAA championships and ten titles overall. But his leadership and inspiration are even more well-known. Wooden created the Pyramid of Success [PDF], and his maxims were full of wisdom. Perhaps most importantly, he instilled in his players a perspective that prepared them to succeed on the hardwood—and in life.

"What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player."

Thank you, Coach.

Here's a touching tribute video featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Vin Scully, Coach Ben Howland, and more:


Joe Bruin Behind the Scenes

By Wendy Felton on | October 05, 2010 at 6:47 PM  | Permalink  | Comments: - disabled -
By now, you've probably seen the UCLA Fund's latest video. 

Wait, you haven't? Go watch it and meet us back here.

Over the two days we shot on campus, we spent a lot of time with Joe Bruin. After years of admiring him from afar, it was a great opportunity to spend time with our mascot. Sure, he's super-spirited on the sidelines at the Rose Bowl or courtside at Pauley, but what's he really like? 

Well, Joe is multifaceted. As we discovered, he can be quiet and contemplative in the sculpture garden:

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