UCLA Spotlight


Creating Knowledge Through Research - as Undergraduates

Paula WuUCLA students don’t have to wait till grad school to do research.  Continue »
Jul 14, 2011

Sparking a Love of Science

Undergrad citylabUCLA undergrads work with high school students to inspire them toward science and college  Continue »
Jun 3, 2011

Voices of Egypt

John Scott-RailtonJohn Scott-Railton, an urban planning doctoral student at UCLA, is helping Egyptians broadcast their eyewitness accounts to the outside online world during the chaotic days of protests and rioting.  Continue »
Feb 2, 2011

Science Rap

Prof. Neil GargOrganic chemistry might not seem like an obvious topic for a music video. But UCLA students Justin Banaga, Kimberly Bui and Yannick Goeb have found an audience for their "Chemistry Jock" YouTube video.   Continue »
Dec 17, 2010

The Art in MFA

Detail of artworkWhere are tomorrow's art superstars? The freshest new work? For many in the L.A. art world, the answer is the Warner Graduate Art Studios in Culver City.   Continue »
Nov 8, 2010

On the run: Shannon and Amber Murakami

Shannon MurakamiThis year senior cross-country runner Shannon Murakami is joined by her sister Amber.  Continue »
Oct 18, 2010

"Happy Feet" - medical students serve the homeless

Foot careHappy Feet is the creation of a team of 17 medical students committed to taking their doctoring skills to California’s neediest populations. Now in its second year, Happy Feet has served hundreds at the downtown Union Rescue Mission and Path of Life Homeless Center in Riverside.   Continue »
Oct 4, 2010

Kickoff! Tight end Joseph Fauria

Joseph FauriaTight end Joseph Fauria is new to the Bruins, a transfer student from the University of Notre Dame - but he and quarterback Kevin Prince played together in high school.   Continue »
Aug 30, 2010

Brittani McCullough, champion gymnast

Brittani McCulloughNCAA champion gymnast and nursing student Brittani McCullough talks about the importance of UCLA to herself and other students.   Continue »
Jun 26, 2010

Angela Sanchez has something to say

Angela SanchezAs a teen, Angela Sanchez lived in a homeless shelter. But she managed to finish high school and become a UCLA student. Now she worries about access for others like herself.   Continue »
Jun 14, 2010

National Championship for Softball

Megan LangenfeldThe 2010 softball Bruins re-wrote the record book, slugging more home runs in the season than any other UCLA team. And in the Women's College World Series, the home runs continued.   Continue »
Jun 9, 2010

Two students change the world

Rishwain AwardsFor two UCLA urban planning doctoral students, the chance to make a difference appeared on opposite ends of the Earth. Ava Bromberg spotted her opportunity in South L.A., while John Scott-Railton is working in Senegal.   Continue »
May 28, 2010

Commencement speaker Flavia de la Fuente

Flavia de la FuenteUCLA student Flavia de la Fuente has been involved in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, protesting human rights violations in Burma, and promoting the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (Dream) Act. And now she is the student commencement speaker for the College of Letters and Science.   Continue »
May 24, 2010

Excelling at public service: Humanitarian Award winners

Since 1986, the Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award has been bestowed on undergraduate students for outstanding commitment to public service. Here are the stories of this year's winners.  Continue »
May 17, 2010

National Championship for Gymnastics

Anna Li with trophyIn 2009 UCLA's gymnastics team was edged out of the Super Six by the thinnest of margins. A year later, the team not only competed in the Super Six but triumphed with a score of 197.725.  Continue »
Apr 26, 2010

Marshall Scholar Matthew Clawson

Matthew ClawsonMatthew M. Clawson, the captain of UCLA's ski and snowboard team and a passionate student of world affairs, has been selected to receive a 2010 Marshall Scholarship.  Continue »
Dec 4, 2009

Rhodes Scholar

Snapshot of Liz FouksmanFor the second year in a row, a recent UCLA grad has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Elizaveta Fouksman graduated from UCLA summa cum laude in 2008, with a major in history and minors in Russian literature and global studies.  Continue »
Dec 1, 2009

Alterraun Verner, Football

Alterraun Verner close-upSenior cornerback Alterraun Verner enjoys playing football. But he also enjoys solving math problems.  Continue »
Sep 28, 2009

Bruins in Bardland

Shakespeare portraitUCLA students visiting England write home about their month-long trip studying Shakespeare's plays, watching live performances, and soaking up all things English.   Continue »
Aug 24, 2009

Swords of Westwood: UCLA Kendo Club

Kendo helmetYelling at the top of her voice, a UCLA student launches an attack, sword in hand. But this ferocious combat is really about discipline and etiquette, as taught by the Kendo Club.   Continue »
Jul 20, 2009

Brent Luvaas: studying youth culture in Indonesia

Brent LuvaasWhen Brent Luvaas spent 1996–97 in Indonesia as an exchange student, Yogyakarta had only “one coffee shop inside this exclusive little mall." When he returned as a Fulbright fellow, “every corner had a coffee shop, more people could afford to go, and everyone had a cell phone, even some of the guys pulling rickshaws.”  Continue »
Jun 29, 2009

Tiananmen Square protester earns Ph.D.

Chaohua Wang in 2009June 11, 2009 will be a day of rejoicing: the formal hooding ceremony that recognizes the men and women who have earned doctoral degrees from UCLA. Few have worked as long and journeyed as far as Chaohua Wang.  Continue »
Jun 8, 2009

Homaira Hosseini '09, Commencement Speaker

Homaira HosseiniBorn in Afghanistan, UCLA student body president Homaira Hosseini knows what it is to see her homeland devastated by war. Her unique global perspective is part of the reason she was chosen as the student speaker for the College of Letters and Science Commencement 2009.  Continue »
Jun 1, 2009

A passion for compassion: Humanitarian Award winners

Four student winnersIt's no secret that outstanding Bruins can be found on any corner of UCLA's campus. But the four recipients of this year's Young Humanitarian Award have each found something in our Los Angeles community that needed a helping hand, and they went above and beyond to make an exceptional difference.  Continue »
May 26, 2009

Women's Water Polo: High 5

Player with ballIt was supposed to be a rebuilding year. After four championships in a row, the Bruins ended the 2009 regular season ranked and seeded third. But that's not how they played in the finals.   Continue »
May 11, 2009

Rosa Manzo, Psychology Student

video still of Rosa ManzoPsychology student Rosa Manzo is the first in her family to attend college. Now she's doing undergraduate research about teacher expectations.   Continue »
Apr 15, 2009

Merav Shohet navigates the culture in Vietnam

Merav Shohet close-upWhile doing her field research in Vietnam, Merav Shohet learned how to navigate a culture in which "how old are you?" is the first question asked of any stranger.   Continue »
Mar 16, 2009

Scott Edmondson and the Witches

Scott Edmondson may not be the first Fulbright fellow to lose a laptop in the course of his fieldwork. But how many other victims have managed to turn the search for the missing laptop into part of a dissertation?  Continue »
Feb 9, 2009

Medical student Voltaire Sinigayan

Closeup of Voltaire SinigayanUCLA medical student Voltaire Sinigayan talks about his volunteer work for the homeless, including his time with the UCLA Mobile Clinic Project. (Story and video.)  Continue »
Jan 5, 2009

Two Bruins win Rhodes Scholarships

Scott Hugo (left) and Chris JosephScott Hugo, a senior in political science and history, and Chris Joseph, a summa cum laude 2008 graduate in geography, are the first UCLA winners of the Rhodes Scholarship since 1997.   Continue »
Dec 1, 2008

Student filmmaker wins 'Stolen Dreams' competition

Close-up of Anthony OnahGraduate student filmmaker Anthony Onah wins the 'Stolen Dreams' competition for his short film dramatizing a health care and financial crisis affecting a small boy.   Continue »
Oct 28, 2008

Alma Flores shares secrets of success in 'First to Go'

Alma Flores, Class of 2009As the first in her family to go to college, Alma Flores found the support she needed in UCLA's Academic Advancement Program (AAP). Her younger sister is now a UCLA student, too, and her mother will attend Parents' Weekend Oct. 17-19.   Continue »
Oct 10, 2008

Bruins make mark in Summer Olympics

Lauren CheneyOlympic Gold Medalist Lauren Cheney is headed back to campus to begin her junior year. She is one of 13 current or former UCLA student athletes to medal for the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.   Continue »
Aug 25, 2008

Bruins Bound for Beijing

Bound for BeijingThree current students, one incoming freshman and 27 UCLA alumni will compete in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.  Continue »
Aug 4, 2008

Three grads go global for public health

Three dedicated graduates — Jessica Gu, Michael Marcus and Antonio Moya — will work to improve the state of public health in far-flung corners of the globe.  Continue »
Jun 9, 2008

Men's Golf wins national championship

Bruin golfer Kevin ChappellOn a tough day for golf, the men's team hung on for a one-shot victory over defending champion Stanford.   Continue »
Jun 2, 2008

Women's Tennis Claims 102nd NCAA Title

women's tennisWomen's Tennis claims first title and UCLA now has a nation-leading 102 NCAA team championships.  Continue »
May 21, 2008

Women's Water Polo: Four-Peat

Hoisting the trophyThe Women's Water Polo team captured UCLA's 101st NCAA team championship. It was the fourth championship in a row for this undefeated team.   Continue »
May 13, 2008

Here-and-now heroes: Humanitarian Award winners

These three UCLA students have a commitment to public service that reaches far beyond UCLA's borders.   Continue »
Apr 28, 2008

Headed for the Final Four

Bruin fansIt hasn't happened since the glory days of John Wooden: the men's basketball team is making its third straight appearance in the Final Four.  Continue »
Mar 30, 2008

Bruin Cody Decker

Cody Decker, baseballCody Decker was "born" a Trojan - but he ended up at UCLA, a history major and a Bruin baseball player.   Continue »
Feb 1, 2008

Math grad student Craig Citro

Math grad student Craig Citro on the Wooden Center rock wallMathematics grad student Craig Citro loves number theory, but sometimes it drives him to climb the walls. Luckily the rock wall at the Wooden Center is close by.  Continue »
Jan 7, 2008

The Human Touch

Universities across the U.S. are training doctors with a new emphasis on empathy. For many, the benchmark is UCLA.  Continue »
Aug 13, 2007

New student Regent D'Artagnan Scorza

UCLA student D'Artagnan Scorza is the new student Regent. He intends to work for diversity and affordability.   Continue »
Jul 10, 2007

Immigrant student excels in biophysics

Jose Rodriguez knew no English when he started kindergarten. Now he is graduating from UCLA with a degree in biophysics.  Continue »
Jun 14, 2007

Marwa Kaisey: from Iraq to student body president of UCLA

Marwa Kaisey is UCLA's student body president. She's also a native of Iraq, one of many UCLA undergraduates born outside the U.S.  Continue »
May 21, 2007

Women's Water Polo wins it: UCLA's 100th NCAA Championship

Women's Water Polo wins their third NCAA championship in a row. UCLA becomes the first school to win 100 NCAA team championships.   Continue »
May 13, 2007

Men's Basketball Bruins in the Final Four - again

For the second consecutive year, the UCLA Men's Basketball team has played its way into the Final Four.   Continue »
Mar 26, 2007

Undergraduate wins Marshall Scholarship

UCLA senior William Thomas Clarke is Oxford-bound, thanks to his undergraduate research experience with mentor Rachelle Crosbie.  Continue »
Jan 22, 2007

Football upsets USC, 13-9

Bruin football upset the Trojans 13-9, beating them for the first time since 1998 and ending USC's shot at the national championship. How did it go down?   Continue »
Dec 4, 2006

Manal Quota: Graduating senior from Saudi Arabia

Manal Quota has come a long way from her ultra-privileged life in Saudia Arabia. The graduating senior has spent her time at UCLA helping under-privileged children and working with human rights campaigns. This spotlight takes a look at this stellar student and her accomplishments.  Continue »
Jun 19, 2006

Women's Water Polo wins title, UCLA's 99th NCAA Championship

The Women's Water Polo Team won the NCAA Championship this month scoring a last-second goal against cross-town rival USC. The win brings UCLA's total NCAA title tally up to 99.   Continue »
May 15, 2006

Men's Volleyball wins title, UCLA's 98th NCAA Championship

The UCLA Men's Volleyball team won their 14th straight NCAA title against Penn State this Month. The underdogs also brought UCLA its 98th NCAA championship title.   Continue »
May 8, 2006

Women's Basketball Wins Pac-10 Tournament

The female Bruins won their first-ever Pac-10 title against Stanford last week, catapulting them into the NCAA tournament.   Continue »
Mar 7, 2006

Men's Basketball Wins Pac-10 Title Outright

Men's basketball beat Stanford for the Pac-10 title, 75-54. It is the first time the Bruins have won the title outright in nine years, something Coach Ben Howland is very proud of.   Continue »
Mar 4, 2006

Candace Coffee, graduate student and stem cell advocate

Public health graduate student Candace Coffee, who suffers from a rare disorder known as Devic's Disease, played a central role at a stem cell news conference held on campus.   Continue »
Jan 27, 2006

Stanley Rubin: returning to earn his bachelor's degree 68 years later

Stanley Rubin, an accomplished veteran of the entertainment industry, was an undergraduate at UCLA in the 30's when he opted for an early entrance into the professional world over finishing his Bachelor's. Now, 68 years later, he is returning to UCLA at the age of 88 to complete his degree.   Continue »
Jan 9, 2006

Commencement 2005

Commencement 2005 marks the graduation of some very impressive undergraduates and graduates. Here are five women who won the UCLA Alumni Association's 2005 Outstanding Senior or Outstanding Graduate Student award.  Continue »
Jun 1, 2005

2005 NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship

The UCLA Women's Water Polo team won their third NCAA championship this month in Ann Arbor, Michigan, bringing UCLA's total NCAA title count up to 96. Take a look at some the pictures from their win and read what the women have to say about it.  Continue »
May 1, 2005

Men's tennis team wins NCAA title

The UCLA Men's Tennis Team won the NCAA Championship this month for the first time since 1984. In addition to breaking the the 21 year no championship streak, the men also gave UCLA its 97th NCAA title.  Continue »
May 1, 2005

Bruins Win 2004 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

In the most thrilling men's water polo championship in recent years, UCLA scored the winning goal over Stanford with only thirteen seconds left in the second overtime period. Here are some of the images from the exciting victory.  Continue »
Dec 1, 2004

Lisa Nevins, African American Studies

Lisa Nevins has been obsessed with hip-hop since the age of 12, but it wasn't until her college years that she realized that her obsession could be an academic reality. Now she is writing her master's thesis on it and has founded a group that combines political action with hip-hop.  Continue »
Sep 1, 2004

Phuong Tang, Asian American Studies & Social Welfare

Graduate student Phuong Tang is studying in a program that will get her a master's in both Asian American studies and social work. Find out what this Vietnamese New yorker thinks of the west coast and how she would like to use her degrees.  Continue »
Aug 1, 2004

Donnie Knips, Class of 2004

When Donnie Knips arrived at UCLA, he immediately felt a burn to get involved, and that's exactly what he did. Through his involvement, this undergraduate got to meet the likes of George Bush, Gray Davis, and Mexican President Vicente Fox. He was selected as commencement 2004's student speaker and has a lust for UCLA rivaled by few.  Continue »
Jul 1, 2004

Nadine Bermudez, Education

UCLA graduate student Nadine Bermudez is writing her dissertation on the groundbreaking Mendez versus Westminster School Board case that lead to the desegregation of California Schools and the end of "Mexican Schools". Her dissertation maybe the first study to research the case in depth. Find out how she is personally connected to the case and how she feels it is relevant to today's world.  Continue »
Jul 1, 2004

Golf, Softball, NCAA Champions

A pair of UCLA women’s teams captured national championships in May: golf and softball. Both teams started the month ranked number two, and ended their seasons hoisting NCAA trophies.  Continue »
Jun 1, 2004

UCLA Gymnastics

UCLA Gymnastics takes the NCAA championship for the fourth time in five years. In addition they set the record for most points ever gained in a NCAA championship.   Continue »
Apr 1, 2004

Dalia Yasharpour, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

When an Jewish-Iranian collector brought graduate student Dalia Yasharpour an old manuscript, she had no idea it would inspire her dissertation topic. The 17th century manuscript is written in Persian using Hebrew script for a Jewish audience. To Yasharpour it lends insight into the historical criss-crossing of Persian and Jewish culture.  Continue »
Mar 1, 2004

Jason Hsu, Doctoral student in Finance

Taiwan native Jason Hsu is doing some ground-breaking research on consumer spending in relation to stock market fluctuations. His real passion, however, lies in teaching. Take a look at what Hsu has to say about his work, his motivations, and about coming to America.  Continue »
Feb 1, 2004

Jodi Lynette Anderson, UCLA Graduate Student

This month's student spotlight takes a look at graduate student Jodi Lynette Anderson who will be serving as a student regent next year. See what she plans to do and hear what she has to say about her last year serving as a non-voting member.  Continue »
Jan 1, 2004

Saul Villeda, Physiological Science

UCLA senior Saul Villeda has won an award for his research on the spinal cord and is publishing his findings in major scientific journals. Born in east Los Angeles to Guatemalan parents, Villeda also serves as a role-model for other minorities who want to seek out a career in research. Find out more about what this super-student has to say about his research and role.  Continue »
Dec 1, 2003

Eileen Anderson-Fye, Center for Culture, Brain and Development

Eileen Anderson-Fye found her research calling while vacationing in Belize. She was curious why the adolescent girls in towns filled with Western tourists and Western media were not suffering from the same disorders that Western adolescent girls do. The interest would lead her to UCLA's Center for Culture, Brain, and Development.  Continue »
Sep 1, 2003

ChiChi Nnadi,Theater, Film and Television

When ChiChi Nnadi told his parents, both computer engineers, that he was planning to go to Los Angeles to pursue a career in theater, they did not like what they heard. Now the recent UCLA grad is going to work for MTV; maybe his parents shouldn't have worried so much.  Continue »
Aug 1, 2003

Heather Lueck, Student Commencement Speaker

When this year's College of letters and Science commencement speaker was first thinking about transferring to UCLA from community college she was scared it would be too impersonal. Her UCLA experience has been anything but impersonal: she has been conducting cutting-edge psychology research alongside prominent professors.  Continue »
Jun 1, 2003

Erika Bustamante, Richard L. Weiss Prize Winner

When Erika Bustamante came to the United States from Columbia in 1997 she could read and write it, but not speak it. Now she is graduating UCLA with honors and attending a Ph.D. program at Stanford in the fall. She credits UCLA with giving her much of the resources needed to succeed.   Continue »
Jun 1, 2003

Natasha Watley, Honda-Broderick Cup Winner

UCLA senior shortstop Natasha Watley has been named the NCAA Woman Athlete of the Year. here's why she definitely deserves it.  Continue »
Jun 1, 2003

Student Engineers

A concrete canoe? Not only did these engineering students build one, they physically trained to race it against others. That's one of the many engineering feats completed by competing UCLA engineering students this month.  Continue »
May 1, 2003

Undergraduate Researchers

Even though they were studying three very separate topics, these three undergraduate researchers were chosen by the National Council on Undergraduate Research to present their findings on Capitol Hill.   Continue »
May 1, 2003

Kynna Wright, Public Health

Kynna Wright is busy—teaching, running a program, advocating for maternal and child health, and seeing patients as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Oh, and she also finds time to meet the rigorous demands of a UCLA School of Public Health doctoral student.   Continue »
Mar 1, 2003

Yasser Aman, Public Health

Just a few years ago, Yasser Aman was a UCLA undergraduate intending to enroll in medical school. But something happened along the way: he began to volunteer at the University Muslim Medical Association free clinic. Since then, his plans have changed drastically.  Continue »
Jan 1, 2003

Dominguez Law Students

The Dominguez siblings, two brothers and one sister, all enrolled at UCLA School of Law. After losing their father nineteen years ago, Pepita, their mother, raised them all by herself. Working three jobs, she provided them with the necessary care and resources to sculpt their impressive academic careers.  Continue »
Aug 1, 2002

Gina Fatone, Ethnomusicology

It was in a class at the New England Conservatory of Music that Gina Fatone realized that one's ability to sing a note correlated into his or her ability to play that same note on an instrument. She is now finishing her dissertation on the connection between vocal and motor skills. Read on for details on her innovative work work.  Continue »
Aug 1, 2002

Tung Ngo, Physiological Science

It was after their 13th attempt that UCLA graduate student Tung Ngo's family finally escaped from Vietnam. Ngo then spent 4 years in refugees camps before finally arriving in Southern California in 1997 and enrolling in High School at the age of 17. Now he is receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA, take a look at Ngo's fascinating story.  Continue »
Jul 1, 2002

Elena Hsieh and Gilmer Youn, Undergraduate Research

These two super students were part of a 68-student undergraduate group chosen from across the nation to present their findings on Capitol Hill. Find out why their professors said they were better researchers than many postdoctoral students.  Continue »
Jun 1, 2002

Munir Shaikh, Islamic Studies

Munir Shaikh's master's degree in Islamic Studies has already led to some interesting jobs. The flashiest was tutoring the cast of a movie about boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Shaikh showed actor Will Smith, who plays the title role, how to perform prayers and recite Arabic.  Continue »
Jun 1, 2002

Cory Evans, Molecular Biology

Growing up in a working-class neighborhood of Southeast Los Angeles, UCLA graduate student Cory Evans valued the opportunities he had. It was this appreciation that pushed him at school, and ultimately made him excel. Currently he is researching enzymes that may lead to DNA waste and autoimmune disorders. take a look.  Continue »
Apr 1, 2002

Rob King, Critical Studies

Scouring the archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, graduate student Rob king analyzes aspects of early cinema in the cultural context they were created. But evidence for his dissertation is not all he's found, take a look at this Spotlight to see what other rarities turned up.  Continue »
Mar 1, 2002

Alejandro Simone, Economics

As young Argentine, UCLA graduate student Alejandro Simone was constantly confronted with recession, as his country suffered from it often. His ceaseless interaction with recession motivated Simone to come to UCLA and write his dissertation on different aspects of economic recession. Take a look at what he has to say about his research.  Continue »
Mar 1, 2002

Michelle Wehling-Henricks, Physiology

Graduate student Michelle Wehling-Henricks was majoring in business at Pepperdine when she made the switch to physiology and came to UCLA. Now she is researching the causes of Muscular Dystrophy and is making some serious gains. Hear what she has to say about how her experiences at UCLA have shaped her life decisions.   Continue »
Feb 1, 2002

John Roskovensky, Atmospheric Sciences

Ever wonder what the clouds look like from above? UCLA graduate student in atmospheric sciences John Roskovensky did, and now he studies what clouds look like from satellites. Take a look at some of the unusual cloud formations Roskovensky is looking at and what they could mean to our world.  Continue »
Jan 1, 2002

Michelle Kelly, Slavic Languages and Literature

Michelle Kelly loves rabbits. Despite trying to complete her dissertation in Slavic Language and Literature, Kelly has taken an unusually active role at the West LA Animal Shelter. Caring for its floppy-eared residents, she does everything from driving them to the vet, to cleaning their cages. What's she going to do next? Teach them Russian?  Continue »
Dec 1, 2001

Emily Daughtry and Erin Wilson, Law

UCLA law students Emily Daughtry and Erin Wilson were dispatched by the US Department of Defense to negotiate the joint clean up of an Uzbek island that was once a Soviet anthrax burial ground. And you thought law school wasn't exciting.  Continue »
Nov 1, 2001

Karina Eileraas, Women's Studies

Karina Eileraas had taken a stab at a variety of different careers before she realized what her true calling was: women's studies. Now this UCLA graduate student is pursuing one of the first Women's Studies' Ph.D.s the University is offering.   Continue »
Aug 1, 2001

Matt Jones, Mathematics

UCLA mathematics graduate student Matt Jones love math, but that's not his only passion; he also loves teaching. This graduate student tells it like it is about the math department here at UCLA.  Continue »
Aug 1, 2001

Bruno Louchouarn, Music

French citizen Bruno Louchouarn had degrees in Mathematics, Copmuter Science, and A.I. and was living in Mexico City. An earthquake and Total Recall changed all that. Now he is a graduate student in UCLA's composition program.  Continue »
Jul 1, 2001

Brian Jordan, Human Genetics

WNT-4 is a gene that UCLA graduate student Brian Jordan is researching. He thinks that there may be a preponderance of this gene in individuals who, physically speaking, are sexually ambiguous. That's not all this super-researcher is up to, take a look.  Continue »
Jul 1, 2001

Champion Gymnastics Team, 2001

The Bruins pulled their third NCAA gymnastics title, and second consecutive title this month in Georgia. The championship ended with edge-of-your-seat suspense.  Continue »
May 1, 2001

Jeremy Cholfin, Undergraduate Research

When UCLA undergraduate Jeremy Choflin was summoned to Capitol Hill to present some of his research findings, he had earned it. This past school year saw him averaging about 10 to 20 hours per week in the lab; during the summer he often spent up to 60 hours per week.  Continue »
May 1, 2001

Heidi Moneymaker, Gymnast

This spirited student is the only female Bruin to win NCAA gymnastic titles each of her four years. But that's not the only thing this history major has achieved over the years. Read on to find out more about Moneymaker's accomplishments and ambitions.  Continue »
Jan 15, 2001

Tracy Davis, Student Regent

Tracy Davis has been appointed as the 2001-2002 UC Student Regent, taking over for last month's student spotlight, Justin Fong. This UCLA graduate student, pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change, is passionate about public education and anticipates great changes within the UC system over the next five to ten years. What does she expect to change?   Continue »
Nov 6, 2000

Candice Taylor, Black Hypertension Project

When Candice Taylor's grandfather died of hypertension, she took action. This premed undergraduate spent four years volunteering for the Black Hypertension Program - two years as director.  Continue »
Oct 16, 2000

Justin Fong, Student Regent

Newly-appointed Student Regent Justin Fong has been called a modern-day renaissance man. This 25 year-old public policy graduate student has been involved in a range of activities, but is particularly passionate about ensuring diversity through affirmative action. Find out why this stellar student was arrested.  Continue »
Oct 9, 2000

Kabir Singh, Best Buddies

Kabir Singh cares about his community. This double majoring premed has been passionate about working with disabled teens for quite some time. As co-director of the UCLA Best Buddies Chapter, Singh has implemented new programs and won the 2000 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award. Inside: his brainchild, the "Buddylimpics".  Continue »
Sep 18, 2000

Michael de la Rocha, Outreach

Student body President Michael de la Rocha (1999-2000) feels that students must be social critics and do their part to challenge social norms. This belief is reflected in the work that he has done at UCLA helping outreach programs enroll larger amounts of underrepresented students.   Continue »
Jul 31, 2000

Joaquim Havens, Genetics

At 21, Havens was married, living in Greece, and scrubbing boat-bottoms for a living. Eight years later he designed the first gene-therapy treatment model for a genetic disorder called glycerol kinase deficiency. Read more about the unlikely path of Havens' life.  Continue »
Jul 3, 2000