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Fall 2022

A quarterly celebration of our administrative units, their dedicated staff and our successes as a team.

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Thank you for helping UCLA remain No. 1

UCLA was recently ranked the No. 1 public university in the nation for the sixth consecutive year.

Read more about Michael's message.

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Ask the Leadership Team

What is the new UCLA Infectious Diseases Management Team (IDMT) and why is it needed?

Find out the answer to this quarter's question.

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Forum brings division leaders together

Organizational Effectiveness & Development recently hosted the 2022 UCLA Administration Leadership Forum at the Luskin Conference Center.

Read more about the leadership forum.

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Curtis Plotkin joins UCLA as New AVC

Curtis Plotkin has joined UCLA as its new assistant vice chancellor for the office of environment, health and safety.

Learn more about Curtis in his new role.

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EOC holds orientation

Members of UCLA’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recently met for an orientation and review of processes, tools and roles used during an activation. 

Find out more about the EOC orientation.


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Staff Profile: Grounded in Bruin Ambition

When Jimmy Ray Torres thinks about the relationship between caring for landscape and improving water conservation, he does so through two lenses. 

Read more about Jimmy Ray Torres.

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Keeping green spaces in full bloom with less water

A shift from ornamental turf areas to native and climate-resilent plants at UCLA is underway to help reduce campus water usage while developing new habitats for plant and animal species.

Read more about using less water.

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Have fun this fall with Central Ticket Office discounts

From theme parks and movie theaters to UCLA events and transit passes, the Central Ticket Office has lots of fantastic discounts all year round.

Find out more about venue discounts.

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Bruins rewarded for walking their wheels

UCPD was out on patrol during the first two weeks of the school year handing out a different kind of ticket than usual. 

Read more about the reward.

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UCPD holds inaugural Lifesaving Medal presentation

UCLA Police Department personnel whose direct actions saved lives were honored at the first-ever Lifesaving Medal presentation at the J.D. Morgan Center.  

Find out more about who the honorees.

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Recipe share: Rolling with Rollatini

Chef Joey Martin recently shared this recipe with people who were at UCLA attending the Teaching Kitchen Research Conference. We invite you to try it yourself.

Get the recipe for this amazing dish.

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AVC scoops EdScoop50 award

Lucy Avetisyan, associate vice chancellor and chief information officer, UCLA IT Services, has been honored by Scoop News Group as part of its inaugural EdScoop50 Awards.

Learn more about the award she received

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Bruins encouraged to rethink their rides

The department hosted activities and events to help Bruins turn over a new leaf with how they travel to campus.

Find out more about the new state of mind