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University of California, Los Angeles

We doubt the critics, reject the status quo and see opportunity in dissatisfaction. Our campus, faculty and students are driven by optimism. It is not naïve; it is essential. And it has fueled every accomplishment, allowing us to redefine what's possible, time after time.

This can-do perspective has brought us 13 Nobel Prizes, 12 MacArthur Fellows, more NCAA titles than any university and more Olympic medals than most nations. Our faculty and alumni helped create the Internet and pioneered reverse osmosis. And more than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA.

What inspires MacArthur Fellows and Rhodes Scholars? What gave Jackie Robinson the courage to become the first African American in Major League Baseball? What was the catalyst that spurred Vint Cerf and Leonard Kleinrock's dream of the Internet?

The answer is optimism. And it is in our DNA.

 

UCLA biochemists have achieved a first in biology: viewing at near-atomic detail the smallest protein ever seen, using a technique called cryo-electron microscopy.
An international team of researchers led by scientists at UCLA has discovered that bacteria have a “memory” that passes sensory knowledge from one generation of cells to the next, all without a central nervous system or any neurons.
UCLA researchers have engineered a type of synthetic protein that shows great promise for helping the body’s immune system seek out and destroy cancer.
Your brain's reward system may be protecting you from depression symptoms connected to political events, UCLA researchers say.
C.L. Max Nikias, president of the University of Southern California, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill  "If we do not act to find a way to keep DACA beneficiaries here, we will have wasted the tens of millions of dollars already invested in Dreamers."
UCLA biologists have developed an intervention that serves as a cellular time machine — turning back the clock on a key component of aging.
UCLA is among 12 universities nationally to be awarded a grant from the Association of American Universities to fund workshops on campus over the next year to assess all programs that support and retain undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Interdisciplinary research team at UCLA discovers a game-changing technology to capture and repurpose carbon dioxide. 
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at UCLA has been working on a unique solution that may help eliminate some sources of greenhouse gases.