Archive for June, 2010

L.A. billboards give Coach a citywide salute

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
70 digital billboards owned by Clear Channel Outdoor, honors John Wooden

70 digital billboards owned by Clear Channel Outdoor, honors John Wooden

 His short, but powerful aphorisms, such as, “Success travels in the company of very hard work. There is no trick, no easy way,” will be up until the end of this month, although Clear Channel execs said they are hoping to display them for as long as possible.

 Read the whole story.

Thomas Hines – 10 Questions

Friday, June 25th, 2010

What?! You never heard of Thomas Hines? Thomas Hines is the foremost authority on Richard Neutra. Hines, who lives in the Neutra-designed Kelton Apartments  near campus, has published extensively on the architect and had just finished the critically acclaimed exhibition at the Los Angeles Public Library. Architecture of the Sun

Meg Sullivan, writer for UCLA Today, sits down with Thomas Hines to discuss his latest book, “Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970.” The 755 page book illustrates the history of the larger modern movement in Southern California, which took a decade to put together.

Read the entire article.


Thomas S. Hines will discuss “Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism, 1900-1970” from 1 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at the Dwell on Design show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For details, see this.

Video Message from President Yudof – Budget News!

Friday, June 18th, 2010

President Yudof has just released an important video message for faculty and staff concerning the state budget and the university’s recent advocacy efforts in Sacramento.

Re-Opening of Covel Composition/ESL lab

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Ah, summertime! For some of us, that means the beach, picnics and maybe a BBQ on la playa, but for some students, summertime is the start or getting a head-start on classes or making up a class that you dropped.

Good news for the start of session A: The Covel composition/ESL peer learning lab will re-open! Times listed below:

50-minute appointments are offered Monday-Friday from 1:30 PM. to 5:30 P.M. in Covel 228. All 50-minute appointments MUST be scheduled a day in advance via the e-mail appointment form available at  (click on the “Peer Learning” tab for more information). All e-mail appointments forms must be sent to If you have any further questions or concerns about the composition lab, please e-mail or call the Composition/ESL Schedule Appointment Help Line at (310) 206-1491.

Take a stand against Nature

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Nature Publishing Group (NPG), publisher of Nature and 66 other science, academic journals is raising its online subscription fee not by 10, or 20 percent, but by almost 400 percent which could effectively raise UC’s cost to more than 1 million a year!

The California Digital Library (CDL) negotiates with publishers on behalf of all the UC’s. With the demand for more online subscriptions, most often the print subscriptions have gone on the wayside. The budget cuts also made the decision that we just cannot offer both versions to a demanding public.

If  NPG doesn’t back down from this increase, the UC’s may have to make the hard decision to not subscribe to any new NPG journals and also reduce what ones we do have.

NPG wasn’t going to take this public statement without a fight, they fought back with their own account. NPG is accusing California Digital Library of “sensational use data out of context” and “misrepresentation of NPG pricing policies.” Read below for their public statement.

UC faculty are so upset that they are organizing a system wide boycott, calling on all faculty from submitting papers to any NPG journals and cease from reviewing any articles or serving on any boards.

This could give young facutly problems down the way, especially ones looking to get published for the first time or trying to get tenure.

What it all comes down to is if UC pays the high price they stand the chance of losing other highly successful journals.

This will not be the last fight with NPG and this isn’t the first fight with NPG, UC’s had a fight when NPG acquired the journal Scientific American. NPG then raised the price 700 percent. UC’s reduced the number of print subscriptions.

Read the letter that went out to all UC faculty

Read NPG’s public statement

Response from University of California

This piece is written by permission from Cynthia Lee of UCLA Today.

John Wooden Memorial Service

Friday, June 11th, 2010

A public memorial service celebrating the life of Coach John Wooden has been scheduled for Saturday, June 26, in UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, beginning at 11 a.m.

The memorial service – expected to last approximately 90 minutes – will be broadcast live by Prime Ticket, which will provide a satellite feed allowing other outlets to also broadcast live. In addition, the service will be streamed live at

Approximately 6,000 seats in Pauley Pavilion’s middle and upper levels will be available to the public on a general admission basis. The doors to Pauley Pavilion will open at 9 a.m. Per University policy, no overnight camping will be allowed and anyone on campus prior to 5 a.m. will be asked to leave. Attendees will enter through the Intramural Field. The entrance to the IM Field will be from the east at Wilson Plaza between the John Wooden Center and the North Athletic Field.

Floor seats in Pauley Pavilion will be reserved for the Wooden family, Bruin basketball players and coaches, as well as other designated guests.

For those not admitted to Pauley Pavilion, the service will be shown live on two video boards in Drake Stadium.

Those planning to attend are reminded that this is a memorial service; please do not bring cameras into Pauley Pavilion, and refrain from using portable devices to shoot photographs or video.

Additional details on the service will be made available when finalized.

A separate announcement will be made about a pool arrangement for news media and other accommodations for journalists.

Bruin Bear Memorial to John Wooden

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

If you haven’t passed by the bear in the last few days, there is a site to be seen. Flowers and mementos to Mr. John Wooden have been left in his honor. He truly signified UCLA and the Westwood community.

UCLA Bruin Bear Memorial to John Wooden

John Robert Wooden 1910 – 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

the 411 on the 405

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Are you confused on what is going on with the construction project of the 405? Is the 405 your way to school, work, or for the concerts at Royce Hall?

We have this terrific presentation from the Community Advisory Committee from May 27, 2010 that has it explained for you!

Just click Here!