Universities today face a daunting challenge: how to serve new generations of increasingly diverse students whose ways of learning reflect our era’s rapid changes in technology and educational access.
Eleven new endowed faculty chairs established in less than two years.
A groundswell of philanthropic support has resulted in 11 new endowed faculty chairs in the UCLA College since the public launch of the Centennial Campaign in May 2014. This bumper crop of endowed chairs has strengthened efforts to attract and retain game-changing, groundbreaking faculty.
Ever since UCLA’s first endowed chair was created in 1928 by Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Flint, private donors have generously supported the research and teaching of distinguished faculty in the College. Highly coveted in the academic world, endowed chairs recognize exceptional faculty members for their past and potential scholarly contributions while also providing dedicated funds for the chair holder’s research. At a public research university like UCLA, they are a particularly important recruiting tool.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said, “Today more than ever, endowed chairs are vital to UCLA’s continued research and teaching excellence. This form of philanthropic support levels the playing field and allows us to compete with other top-tier universities in hiring the best faculty.”
Noting the ripple effect of endowed chairs, senior dean of the UCLA College Joseph Rudnick said, “World-class faculty members attract the most talented graduate and undergraduate students, who in turn go on to make their own imprint on the world.”
A big boost to endowed chairs in the College came in July 2014 when University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the Presidential Match for Endowed Chairs, designed to spur private giving to UC. Several donors stepped up to meet the match, resulting in four new presidential endowed chairs in the divisions of Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
The recent additions to the College’s list of 93 endowed chairs span areas as diverse as theoretical physics, literary studies, vertebrate biology and world history, and include a chair devoted to innovative teaching in the Division of Undergraduate Education.
Donors who established endowed chairs were motivated by the desire to leave a lasting, impactful legacy and ensure the future excellence of one of the world’s great public universities.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Political Science David Sears, who established the David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Division of Social Sciences, said, “I know that competing with private universities for the best faculty is a challenge. I feel it is necessary for those of us who value public higher education to step up if we can.”
Mani Bhaumik, a physicist, author and entrepreneur who established the Mani L. Bhaumik Presidential Endowed Chair in Theoretical Physics, said, “As a scientist, I realize the importance of supporting faculty who do basic research, especially theoretical physics that is at the foundation of all sciences.”
Rudnick expressed gratitude for the generosity and foresight of those who have established endowed chairs.
“They understand that endowed chairs are an investment not only in the intellectual fabric of UCLA but in future generations and future discoveries.”
For more information about how you can support faculty in the College, please contact Megan Kissinger at (310) 206-0667 or email@example.com.
UCLA remains one of the nation’s best values among public colleges and universities, according to the 2016 Best College Values ranking published today by Kiplinger Personal Finance.
Launch a rocket, take a peek at planets outside our solar system, make your own cloud in a bottle and get up close and personal with dinosaur fossils and meteorites — all Sunday, Nov. 8 at UCLA’s annual Exploring Your Universe science festival.
“100 years of Bruin cheer”
College Greeting Card design contest guidelines
All full-time, regularly enrolled UCLA students are invited to submit their designs for the UCLA College Holiday Card design contest. The winning design will be used by the Deans of UCLA College.
The winning designer will receive a $500 ASUCLA gift card (see guidelines for restrictions). Designs can be submitted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only full-time, regularly enrolled UCLA students not employed by UCLA or ASUCLA may submit an entry, with preference given to undergraduate students with majors in the College. Each student is limited to one entry.
- Design should incorporate the theme “100 years of Bruin cheer”
- Important Dates:
- Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018.
- Finalists will be chosen by UCLA College Office of the Deans.
- The winning design will be announced in December.
Guidelines for Creating Your Greeting Card Design
- With the exception of UCLA College logos and designs provided at bit.ly/uclacollegedesign, which you have the option to incorporate in your design, all designs must be your original art or design work. By entering the contest, you are representing that your submission is your own work and that to your knowledge it does not infringe upon the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others.
- Designs should be submitted in CMYK color.
- Check UCLA College logos (bit.ly/uclacollegedesign) for official UCLA College logos artwork.
- Keep in mind:
- The objective is to create interesting, new greeting card design concepts. It is not to reinvent or redesign the official UCLA word mark logos and design marks.
- Designs should incorporate the theme “100 years of Bruin cheer”
- Designs may include original illustrations of the UCLA campus and buildings.
- Designs may not include official UCLA logos other than those provided in the UCLA College Logos Artwork Library at bit.ly/uclacollegedesign.
- Designs may not include:
- Mash-ups, parodies or references to colleges or institutions other than UCLA.
- Adult references (sex, drugs, alcohol, profanity, gambling, et cetera).
- Any elements that incorporate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property of any third party.
- Any images of or references to any individual, alive or dead.
Submitting an Entry?
Prepare your artwork using the instructions below:
For Photoshop files:
- Keep all designs in CMYK color mode.
- Create a high resolution version of your design at the intended printing size, 5” x 7” with 0.25” bleeds. Keep all layers separate. High resolution is 300 pixels per inch at the intended printing size. If your submission is chosen as the winner we will require this high resolution file.
- Create a 150 dpi flattened copy of your design.
- Select a Photoshop card template (available for download below in landscape or portrait).
- Drop your flattened design on the Photoshop card template.
- Your submission should be 1650 x 2250 pixels and 150 dpi in CMYK mode.
For Illustrator files:
- Keep all files in CMYK color mode.
- Convert all type into outlines.
- Save your design as an Illustrator .ai file. If your submission is chosen as the winner we will require this file.
- Select an Illustrator card template (available for download below in landscape or portrait).
- Drop your design onto the card template selected.
- Export your card template file with your design as a jpeg with the following settings (quality 9; color model CMYK; Resolution depth – medium).
For flat art or scanned art:
- Prepare your art at 100% of the size you intend it to be printed on the card.
- Clearly mark your contact info on the back side (name, email and telephone).
- Attach a cover flap so art is not subject to damage in handling.
- Submit your flat art to College Communications, 2300 Murphy Hall, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
If you prefer to scan your art for submission
- Scan your art and drop the scan onto the Photoshop template.
- Your submission should be 1650 x 2250 pixels and 150 dpi in CMYK mode.
- If your submission is chosen as the winning entry, we will require the original art for a 600 dpi press quality scan.
The Fine Print
- Maximum of one entry per person.
- Submissions will be screened by UCLA Trademarks and Licensing, UCLA College Communications for merit and feasibility. Finalists will be chosen by UCLA College Office of the Deans.
- UCLA College Communications reserves the right to make changes to the winning design before printing, including changes to content, image size or ink color.
- By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by UCLA College Communications, including but not limited to UCLA College website, social media accounts, and marketing materials.
- “UCLA” and related names, marks and images including images of campus (hereinafter, “UCLA Marks”) are the trademarks of The Regents of the University of California (“The Regents”). All rights with respect to any designs, logos or artwork which you may create that includes one or more UCLA Marks or that is used in conjunction with the UCLA Marks shall be deemed the sole and exclusive property of The Regents. In this regard, any designs, logos or artwork so created by you shall be deemed as work made for hire and shall be owned by The Regents. In the event that such designs, logos or artwork do not so qualify, if necessary, you agree to assign to The Regents all right, title and interest to and in such designs, logos and/or artwork including all copyright and trademark rights associated therewith. You are not permitted to make any copyright claims to any designs or graphics that are used with or otherwise include the UCLA Marks.
- UCLA College Communications reserves the right to review and approve the final decision.
- The winning artist will enter an artist agreement with College Communications prior to production of the winning greeting card.
- The winning design will be announced in December. The creator of the winning design will win a $500 ASUCLA gift card.
 Student employees of UCLA or ASUCLA are not eligible to receive the gift card, although they may enter the contest with the understanding that they will not receive the gift card if they win the contest.
A former White House chef, the host of a popular food-focused radio show and a Slow Food Los Angeles leader are gathering at UCLA on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to discuss the 1.3 billion tons of edible food that are discarded globally each year, the impact this has on communities and ways to reduce such waste.
A new research center at UCLA will foster research and instruction on international migration. The Center for the Study of International Migration, based in the UCLA International Institute, will be led by Roger Waldinger, a UCLA distinguished professor of sociology and a well-known migration expert.
A new four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help UCLA redesign some undergraduate courses to make them more interactive and more interdisciplinary.
Nathan Myhrvold, an inventor, entrepreneur, author and UCLA alumnus, will be the keynote speaker for the UCLA College commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 12. He will speak at both the 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ceremonies in Pauley Pavilion.
A new research institute at UCLA may eventually provide doctors with tools to more accurately tailor medicines for individual patients, which could both improve quality of care and minimize the side effects associated with today’s medicine.
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