UCLA Spotlight


"Segregation Must Die"

More than 4,500 gathered near Janss Steps on April 27, 1965 to hear the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. speak about racial injustice and the evils of segregation.  Continue »
Jan 13, 2012

World-Class Community Resource

Santa Monica HospitalUCLA Health System's Santa Monica campus will open to patients in early 2012  Continue »
Sep 12, 2011

Applauding Public Service

Aaron WillliamsCommencement ceremony will honor those devoted to serving others  Continue »
Jun 3, 2011

$200 million gift creates Dream Fund at UCLA

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Kirk Kerkorian, founder of The Lincy Foundation, today announced the formation of the Dream Fund at UCLA.  Continue »
Feb 14, 2011

John Wooden's 100th Birthday

Coach John Wooden with his back to the cameraOct. 14, 2010 would have been Coach John Wooden's 100th birthday. UCLA paused to remember Coach and honor his legacy.   Continue »
Oct 11, 2010

Celebrating Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury in 1975Some 60 years ago, Ray Bradbury wrote "Fahrenheit 451" in the basement of UCLA's Powell Library. Now UCLA is offering a tribute website to celebrate the author's 90th birthday on August 22, 2010.  Continue »
Aug 16, 2010

Tribute to John Wooden

John WoodenLegendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden died June 4, 2010 at age 99.  Continue »
Jun 4, 2010

40th Anniversary of the Internet

The first internet message was sent Oct. 29, 1969, from UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute. UCLA was attempting to send "LOG," but only the first two letters were transmitted successfully.   Continue »
Oct 29, 2009


3 days. 3 clues. #ucla40  Continue »
Oct 22, 2009

UCLA in 3 minutes, 46 seconds

Aerial view of campusHow would you explain UCLA in less than four minutes? A new video lets faculty, staff and students do the explaining.   Continue »
Oct 19, 2009

Day Labor: A report from street level on the battle over immigration

The debate over illegal immigration is becoming more and more prevalent in our national discourse. But it is not too often that we hear the voices of those at the center of the debate: the immigrants themselves.   Continue »
Apr 10, 2006

UCLA vs Florida national championship broadcast

What is one to do when Bruin basketball is playing an important game on the road? Come to Pauley Pavilion, where a few thousand Bruin fans come to watch the game, cheer and show their colors.   Continue »
Apr 2, 2006

UCLA Medical Center celebrates 50 years with Sept. 15 party

July 7th, 1955 was the day that the very first patient ever was admitted to UCLA Medical Center. Take a look at some of the festivities in honor of the anniversary and watch a slide show that takes a look back in time.  Continue »
Sep 1, 2005

UC Merced, the new UC in the Central Valley

This week the first new UC campus to open its doors in 40 years will start classes. Find out about some of the obstacles that UC Merced had to overcome and why the campus is not just good news for the academic world.  Continue »
Aug 1, 2005

Warren Christopher, International Hot Spots

Warren Christopher, secretary of state 1993-1997, teaches a class on international hot spots this month at UCLA.   Continue »
Mar 1, 2003

9/11 Commemoration

Read about the candlelight vigil for the one year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Continue »
Sep 1, 2002

David Geffen Gift to School of Medicine

The School of Medicine has a new name and a bright future, thanks to a $200 million gift from entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen. The gift is the largest ever made to the University of California, and the largest single donation ever made to a school of medicine in this country.  Continue »
May 1, 2002

Edward Dickson, UCLA Founder

In 1917 the idea of a university campus in Southern California was thought to be ridiculous; but it was Edward Augustus Dickson who had the foresight to realize exactly the opposite. This month's spotlight ode to UCLA's history delves into Dickson's role in the creation of this amazing university.  Continue »
Oct 1, 2001

9/11 Memorial Service

The Spotlight response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. They offer insight into the university's reaction to this heinous attack.  Continue »
Sep 1, 2001

Al Gore Teaching at UCLA

Former Vice President Al Gore is coming to UCLA to participate in a faculty symposium. The purpose of his visit is to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to societal problems that affect our children. Find out more about what this exciting special guest will be up to while at UCLA.  Continue »
Jan 1, 2001

Jimmy Carter, UCLA Medal

Jimmy Carter has ceaselessly pursued the eradication of poverty and disease worldwide for the last 20 years. For this service and more, he was presented with the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor, at a recent guest-lecture. Find out more about Carter's work and his undertakings inside.  Continue »
Oct 30, 2000