As of 11:00 a.m., UCLA has a new destination for the sciences: the Terasaki Life Sciences Building, now open in south campus. Read more...
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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:
By now, you've probably seen the UCLA Fund's latest video.
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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: