UCLA Luskin Conference Center Quarterly Newsletter — February 2020The centennial celebration continues at UCLA into 2020

There’s still time to celebrate UCLA’s 100th year!

This past year has been a remarkable one as UCLA launched a celebration marking its 100th anniversary. Established in 1919, UCLA has grown to become one of the nation’s leading research institutions, the country’s #1 public university and an overall juggernaut for public good. For that, we are incredibly proud! For those who want to experience this historic occasion, there are still a few Centennial events left to enjoy.

Here are a few:

  • Now through May: “Our Stories, Our Impact,” a traveling multi-media exhibit that features 10 original works — nine portraits of alumni and one that represents “A Century of Activism at UCLA” by California artists Ernesto Yerena, Gabe Gault and Mer Young. It also features 15 additional stories and short documentaries.

    Among the alumni in the exhibition are Charles Burnett, award-winning L.A. Rebellion filmmaker; Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter co-founder; Antonia Hernández, past president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix, immigration activists.

    The exhibit will be on display at Mercado La Paloma in South Los Angeles, RFK Community Schools in Koreatown, the Social Public Art Resource Center in Venice and lastly Self-Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. Visit the exhibit’s website for more information and a complete schedule.

  • Four Bruin Athletics events will celebrate UCLA’s 100-year milestone with limited edition souvenirs, “Centennial Moments,” and more. Join us before or after the competition! Our Plateia restaurant and lounge is open daily. In addition, those attending games and matches are eligible to book one of our hotel suites for the night. A nice bonus for those who are traveling from out of town!
  • LA Hacks 2020, Southern California’s largest hackathon, is coming March 27. More than 1,000 hackers will be in attendance and coming together to create some new trailblazing projects. In celebration of UCLA 100, this year’s hackers are challenged to light the way to the future of tech.

We look forward to serving you throughout 2020 and beyond as we embark on UCLA’s second amazing century.