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the weekend of September 28 – October 1, 2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

To all UCLA Bruins, a message from Renée A. Fortier, Executive Director of Events and Transportation

As part of the ongoing project to improve the I-405 Freeway, the second complete closure of all northbound and southbound lanes of the I-405 between the I-10 and US 101 will occur during the weekend of September 28-October 1, 2012. On Friday, September 28, ramps along the 10-mile closure area will begin to shut down as early as 7 p.m., and closure of individual freeway lanes will begin at 10 p.m. to ensure full freeway closure by midnight. The closure is scheduled to continue until 5 a.m. Monday morning, October 1. Ramps and connectors will be reopened by 6 a.m. During this closure, the Mulholland Bridge, I-405 Freeway and access ramps will be closed as contractors demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge.

Metro, Caltrans, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, and Los Angeles Department of Transportation are asking the public to avoid the area during the closure. Motorists who must travel through this area during this weekend are advised to plan ahead, monitor real-time traffic conditions prior to beginning their trips and use alternate routes or public transit.

Because last summer’s “Carmageddon Part I” went well and finished early, more motorists may now be tempted to drive and ignore the warnings of severe traffic congestion and delays from transportation and law enforcement officials. This time, the contractor is unlikely to complete the work early as the scope of the work is larger, with more to tear down and remove within the same 53-hour period. This particular weekend is also the first weekend of the beginning of UCLA’s academic year. While it is not the most desirable weekend, UCLA was not the decision maker in the scheduling and we were successful in pushing the timeframe away from student move-in weekend which occurs one week prior.

It is advised that you take these traffic impacts of the I-405 closures into serious consideration and avoid scheduling any events during the closure weekend. If you expect to have employees, students, patients or other visitors traveling to or from the UCLA campus or Santa Monica Hospital during that weekend, please advise them to expect significant delays and include additional travel time in their schedules.

As the closure weekend approaches, UCLA Events & Transportation will provide additional information, including any designated detour routes and the times and locations of specific ramp closures. General information on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project and associated traffic impacts can be found at http://www.metro.net/projects/I-405. UCLA Events & Transportation will also provide updates at http://www.beagreencommuter.com/?tag=carmageddon-ii as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Hissom, Senior Transportation Planner, at 310-825-7835.

UCLA Football!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Rose Bowl – Stadium

Bruins host Cougars

Experience the inaugural Pac-12 football season in person!

This is the first conference game at home as the Bruins compete in the inaugural Pac-12 football season.

Home Games
09/10/11 vs. San Jose State, Rose Bowl
09/17/11 vs. Texas, Rose Bowl
10/08/11 vs. Washington State, Rose Bowl
10/29/11 vs. California, Rose Bowl
11/05/11 vs. Arizona State, Rose Bowl
11/19/11 vs. Colorado, Rose Bowl

Click here for the UCLA Football website.

UCLA Football!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

UCLA vs. Texas

Saturday, September 17, 2011
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Rose Bowl – Stadium

Bruins host Longhorns

Last year the Bruins upset the Longhorns at home. This year Texas comes to the Rose Bowl.

Home Games
09/10/11 vs. San Jose State, Rose Bowl
09/17/11 vs. Texas, Rose Bowl
10/08/11 vs. Washington State, Rose Bowl
10/29/11 vs. California, Rose Bowl
11/05/11 vs. Arizona State, Rose Bowl
11/19/11 vs. Colorado, Rose Bowl

Away Games
09/03/11 at Houston, Houston, TX
09/24/11 at Oregon State, Corvallis, OR
10/01/11 at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
10/20/11 at Arizona, Tucson, AZ
11/12/11 at Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
11/26/11 at USC, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Men’s Soccer vs. UCSB

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Drake Stadium – Marshall Field

Bruins host Gauchos

Tickets may be purchased online. Adults $7. Youth (16 years and younger) $5. UCLA students free with Bruin ID.

UCLA FOOTBALL!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

UCLA Football vs. San Jose State

Saturday, September 10, 2011
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Rose Bowl – Stadium

Bruins host Spartans

This non-conference game is the first home contest for the Bruins.

Home Games
09/10/11 vs. San Jose State, Rose Bowl
09/17/11 vs. Texas, Rose Bowl
10/08/11 vs. Washington State, Rose Bowl
10/29/11 vs. California, Rose Bowl
11/05/11 vs. Arizona State, Rose Bowl
11/19/11 vs. Colorado, Rose Bowl

Away Games
09/03/11 at Houston, Houston, TX
09/24/11 at Oregon State, Corvallis, OR
10/01/11 at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
10/20/11 at Arizona, Tucson, AZ
11/12/11 at Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
11/26/11 at USC, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA FOOTBALL!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Once August rolls around, I look to the coming of my kids going back to school, daylight savings time (fall back), and the brisk cold nights of football games.

We get a sneak peak of UCLA football with the upcoming scrimmage game at Drake stadium on August 20th, (Saturday) at 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The first 2,500 people in get a free UCLA Football poster and the first 1000 get pompoms.  Go UCLA Bruins!

Click here to get more info on the scrimmage.

Who are those People?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Coming up Bruin walk, have you noticed the barricades and people hanging onto them waiting to catch a glimpse of…heck, I don’t know? I noticed them last year, but didn’t report on it because, I am not a football follower. Not NFL football, but football or “soccer,” as we Yanks call it.

UCLA is providing the north soccer field for Real Madrid, one of the world’s premier “football,” clubs. Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká , and Iker Casillas are just some of the “stars,” that on campus may not gather a lot of attention, but in their home countries, they are royalty!

Click here to read the footastic article by Lee Witbeck courtesy of the Daily Bruin.

Football Summer School

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

While other new UCLA summer school students are easing into the life of incoming freshmen, school and practice for incoming collegiate football players go hand in hand. Though they are only a few weeks out of high school, the new team members have already begun their student-athlete careers here by attending both daily classes and workout routines in preparation for the upcoming season. Since official team practice doesn’t begin until August 8, players are coached by their peers in techniques and running drills.

Click here to read the article by Jacob Ruffman courtesy of the Daily Bruin.

NCAA Tennis Regionals

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Los Angeles Tennis Center – Stadium Courts

The UCLA men’s and women’s tennis teams each received top 16 seeds for the 2011 NCAA Tennis Championships on Tuesday and have been selected to host regional action May 13-15 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Friday, May 13 Ole Miss vs. UC Irvine – 10:00 a.m. (men) (12) UCLA vs. Binghamton – 1:00 p.m. (men)

Saturday, May 14 San Diego vs. UNLV – 9:00 a.m. (women) (6) UCLA vs. Quinnipiac – Noon (women) Men’s Second Round – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15 Women’s Second Round – Noon

Tickets can be purchased upon entrance to the Los Angeles Tennis Center. There are no advanced ticket sales.

Prices are $7 for adults and $5 for youth/students.

Sustainability Sale

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Thursday, April 28
9am – 2pm
In front of the John Wooden Center
Open to all Bruin and Recreation Card holders
Great deals on used tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, stoves, life vests, and more!

All items are “as is.” All sales are final.
Prices as marked – no bartering.
Payment by cash, check or credit card accepted

Sustainability

The concept of sustainability has been gaining momentum on university campuses and society at large. This is largely due to the constant signs that the Earths natural resources are limited and our planets ability to compensate for the growing human waste stream is insufficient.

Sustainable development can be defined as development that maintains a healthy planet and allows the present generation to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. UCLA has been striving towards a sustainable campus though greening efforts that include operational changes, programs that address behaviors of the UCLA community, and academic programs and research. Now is your turn as part of the UCLA Staff or Faculty community. Using the resources and information found within this virtual handbook, you can begin to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle on campus (as well as off campus).