UCLA College of Letters and Science
The UCLA College of Letters and Science is the arts and sciences college of the University of California, Los Angeles. It encompasses the Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Honors Program and other programs for both undergraduate and graduate students; the bulk of UCLA's student body belongs to the College, which includes 34 academic departments, 21,000 undergraduate students, 2,700 graduate students and 900 faculty members. All of the academic programs in the College are ranked highly and 11 were ranked in the top ten nationally by the National Research Council; the College originated on May 23, 1919, the day when the Governor of California signed a bill into law which established the Southern Branch of the University of California. At that time, a College of Letters and Science was established as the university's general undergraduate program and it began to hold classes the following September with only 250 students in the college. In 1925, the College awarded its first bachelor's degrees.
A milestone occurred in 1927 when the southern branch was renamed the University of California at Los Angeles, although UCLA would have to wait until 1951 to achieve de jure coequal status with UC Berkeley and 1957 to achieve true de facto equality. The college is divided into four divisions — Division of Humanities, Division of Life Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences, Division of Social Sciences. Applied Linguistics, Art History, Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, French & Francophone Studies, Germanic Languages, Indo-European Studies and Philosophy Program, Gay and Transgender Studies, Musicology, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Study of Religion Major, Scandinavian Section, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese, Writing Center and Writing Programs, Psychobiology and Systems Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Physiological Science. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Biochemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics and Astronomy, Statistics Afro-American Studies, Archaeology, Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Economics, History, Human Complex Systems, Political Science, Gender Studies Kay Ryan, English, 16th poet laureate of U.
S. Brad Delson, "Linkin Park" member Richard Heck, 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry Paul Terasaki, organ transplant medicine and tissue typing Utpal Banerjee, Department chair and professor of molecular and developmental biology. For two years in a row, the scheduled commencement keynote speaker had canceled the engagement. Bill Clinton canceled in 2008 for not wanting to cross a picket line. Actor and alumnus James Franco canceled in 2009 because of his filming scheduling conflicts. Rock band Linkin Park's Brad Delson accepted the last minute invitation to speak at the 2009 commencement ceremony. June 11, 2010 – Columnist Gustavo Arellano of'¡Ask a Mexican!' Official website
California NanoSystems Institute
The California NanoSystems Institute is an integrated research center operating jointly at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Its missions are to foster interdisciplinary collaborations for discoveries in nanosystems and nanotechnology. CNSI was created by Governor Gray Davis as part of a science and innovation initiative, it was established in 2000 with $100 million from the state of California and an additional $250 million in federal research grants and industry funding. At the institute, scientists in the areas of biology, biochemistry, mathematics, computational science and engineering measure and manipulate the building blocks of our world – atoms and molecules; these scientists benefit from an integrated laboratory culture enabling them to conduct dynamic research at the nanoscale, leading to significant breakthroughs in the areas of health, the environment and information technology. On December 7, 2000, California Governor Gray Davis announced the location of the federally sponsored California NanoSystems Institute section of the California Institutes for Science and Innovation initiative.
The California legislature put forth $100 million for three research facilities to advance the future of the state's economy. The California NanoSystems Institute was selected out of the proposals along with three other Cal ISIs: California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society. In August, 2000, CNSI was founded on both campuses of UCSB and UCLA. Martha Krebs, the former director of the U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, was named the founder; the people in charge of UCLA CNSI fall into two categories: associate directors. Jeff F. Miller, Ph. D. - Director Heather Maynard, Ph. D. - Associate Director of Technology & Development Andre Nel, M. B. CH. B. Ph. D. - Associate Director of Research Aydogan Ozcan, Ph. D. - Associate Director of Entrepreneurship and Academic Exchange Leonard H. Rome, Ph. D. - Associate Director of Facilities Management Adam Z. Stieg, Ph.
D. - Associate Director of Technology Centers The people in charge of UCSB CNSI fall into two categories: administrative staff and the faculty. Craig Hawker - Director Andrew Cleland - Associate Director H. Tom Soh - Associate Director Holly Woo - Assistant Director, Administration Eva Deloa - Financial Manager Bob Hanson - Building Manager The building manager is responsible for the maintenance, facility resource leads, infrastructure of CNSI; the building manager oversees any changes in infrastructure or maintenance to the labs or the building as a whole. The research fields of nanobiology and biomedicine show promise in the connection of nanoscale science to biological/nonbiological matter. New diagnostic methods as well as new ways to administer efficient disease specific treatments are being researched and developed. Nanotechnology has promise to help fight global warming. Nanoscale research can promise less wasteful technologies. Nanoscale allows to control and store energy more efficiently.
Both UCLA and UCSB CNSI labs show potential to develop upgrades in the processing and transmission of information as well as increases in the speed of information processing. The California NanoSystems Institute depends on partnerships with technological companies to help fund and run its research facilities. Partnerships fund the operation and expansions of CNSI in addition to the $250 million government research grants received in 2000. Increasing numbers of partnerships were created due to budget cuts by the state. CNSI has international partnerships with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Beijing Nano Center, the University of Tokyo, the University of Kyoto, Kyushu University, Yonsei University, Seoul National University, KAIST, University of Bristol, Zhejiang University. Partners that joined when the institute was created include: Abraxis BioScience BASF The Chemical Company Intel HP Partners that joined after creation include: NEC Solarmer Energy, Inc. Keithley Instruments Company Photron Applied Materials Hewlett-Packard Labs Intel Microsoft Research Sputtered Films / Tegal Corporation Sun Microsystems VEECO Both campuses offer several educational opportunities including hands-on laboratory research experience for junior high students and their teachers.
These activities are done in collaboration with graduate students doing research in similar fields. UCSB scientists and researchers run family science nights at local junior highs to give families the opportunity to participate in scientific activities with their children. Along with after-school engineering and science club for grades 3-8 to explore science with UCSB undergrad club leaders. CNSI hosts research opportunities for high school juniors and local Santa Barbara teachers on the UCSB campus. In addition, CNSI at UCSB holds. Both UCLA and UCSB contribute to various scholarships for incoming freshmen, they both offer undergraduate courses that give insight to all fields and majors of math and science. Undergraduates have the opportunity to act as club leaders and mentors to younger ages in grades K-12. Undergraduates have extensive research opportunities in several fields during the year and through summer on either campus. Students within CNSI's UCSB affiliation, UCSB Department of Electrical and Computer Engi
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is a professional school at the University of California, Los Angeles. Through the four degree-granting departments, it provides a range of course programs. Additionally, there are eight centers located within the school. In 1919, UCLA's leadership demonstrated an early commitment to offer students opportunities to explore the arts by the establishment of an art gallery and a music department, but in 1939 the College of Applied Arts was founded with the addition of a Department of Art, followed by the College of Fine Arts in 1960, with degrees available in art, dance and theater arts. Following academic restructuring in the late 1980s, the UC Regents formally approved the establishment of two schools: the School of the Arts and the School of Theater and Television. In 1994 architecture and urban design joined the School of the Arts, which became the School of the Arts and Architecture. Brett Steele was appointed dean of the School of the Arts and Architecture in 2017.
Architecture and Urban Design Art Design Media Arts World Arts and Cultures/Dance Art & Global Health Center Art | Sci Center Center for Intercultural Performance Experiential Technologies Center Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts New Wight Gallery Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center Perloff Hall Glorya Kaufman Hall Three public arts institutions, including a major performing arts program, are located within the School of the Arts and Architecture. These institutions offer access to leading anthropological and contemporary visual arts exhibitions and collections, as well as presentations by performing artists. Hammer Museum Fowler Museum at UCLA UCLA Center for the Art of Performance Rebecca Allen, Professor of Design Media Arts Casey Reas, Professor of Design Media Arts Victoria Vesna, Professor of Design Media Arts Jennifer Steinkamp, Professor of Design Media Arts Erkki Huhtamo, Professor of Design Media Arts Peter Lunenfeld, Professor of Design Media Arts Christian Moeller, Professor of Design Media Arts Eddo Stern, Professor of Design Media Arts Peter Sellars, MacArthur Fellowship, professor of world arts and cultures Catherine Opie, Professor of Photography Andrea Fraser, Professor of New Genres Barbara Kruger, Professor Lari Pittman, Professor of Painting Neil Denari, Professor of Architecture Thom Mayne, Professor of Architecture Sylvia Lavin, Professor of Architecture Greg Lynn, Professor of Architecture UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
A. Quincy Jones
Archibald Quincy Jones was a Los Angeles-based architect and educator known for innovative buildings in the modernist style and for urban planning that pioneered the use of greenbelts and green design. Jones was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1913, he finished high school in Seattle. Afterwards he enrolled in the University of Washington program in architecture, where he was influenced by faculty member Lionel Pries, graduated with Bachelor of Architecture in 1936. After marrying a fellow architecture student, Jones returned to Los Angeles, working first in the offices of the modernist architects Douglas Honnold and George Vernon Russell from 1936 to 1937, Burton A. Schutt from 1937 to 1939. From 1939 to 1940, he worked for Paul R. Williams. Next he worked for Allied Engineers, Inc. of San Pedro from 1940 to 1942, where he met the architect Frederick Emmons, with whom he would partner. Jones was responsible for the development and layout of Roosevelt Base in San Pedro and the Naval Reserve Air Base in Los Alamitos.
In 1942, Jones received his California architect certification and received a commission as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, serving in the Pacific theater. Discharged from the Navy in 1945, Jones returned to Los Angeles and opened an architectural office in one of the two buildings of the house in Laurel Canyon he had built with his former wife. On his first day in business Jones had secured his first client; the years after the war again saw Jones partnering with Paul R. Williams on several projects in the Palm Springs area; these include the Palm Springs Tennis Club, the Town & Country restaurant, the restaurant Romanoff's On the Rocks. Jones participated in John Entenza's Case Study House program; the December 1950 issue of the magazine Architectural Forum featured a "Builder's House of the Year" designed by A. Quincy Jones; the same issue awarded the innovative Palo Alto building magnate Joseph Eichler "Subdivision of the Year".
Eichler invited Jones to tour the Palo Alto development he had just completed where he suggested to Jones that the Builder of the Year join forces with the Architect of the Year. This relationship continued until Eichler's death in 1974, it was through this relationship that Jones was provided both the venue and the freedom to implement his concepts of incorporating park-like common areas in tract housing developments. His were some of the first greenbelts incorporated into moderate income tract housing in the United States. In 1960, Jones was hired by William Pereira as a planning partner in the development of the city of Irvine, which has since become a model for the integration of greenbelts into urban development; the Eichler commission prompted Jones to form a partnership with his prewar acquaintance, architect Frederick Emmons. The Jones and Emmons partnership lasted from 1951 until Emmons' retirement in 1969, their designs are reflected by Emmons' estimate. Jones and Emmons were awarded national AIA Firm of the Year in 1969.
Jones was a professor and dean of architecture in the USC School of Architecture at the University of Southern California from 1951 through 1967. By the 1960s Jones was designing a number of university campus buildings and larger office buildings, including the 1963 IBM Aerospace Headquarters in Westchester, California. Several University of California campuses feature significant examples of Jones' work. In 1966 Jones designed "Sunnylands," the 200 acre estate and 32,000 square foot home of Walter Annenberg in Rancho Mirage, California. Jones raised the tract house in California from the simple stucco box to a logically designed structure integrated into the landscape and surrounded by greenbelts, he introduced new materials as well as a new way of living within the built environment and popularized an informal, outdoor-oriented open plan. More than just abstractions of the suburban ranch house, most Jones and Emmons designs incorporated a usable atrium, high ceilings, post-and-beam construction and walls of glass.
For the postwar moderate-income family, his work bridged the gap between custom-built and developer-built homes. Jones took advantage of industrial prefabricated units to provide affordable yet refined architecture, his larger buildings brought innovations to the integration of mechanical systems, improving their efficiency and maximizing retrievable space. Jones' aesthetic style, precise detailing and siting made his buildings quintessential embodiments of mid-century American architecture. In 2013, a Hammer Museum exhibition entitled "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living," redressed what curators had until considered a major omission in the history of Los Angeles Modernism. 1938 Jones House and Studio, 8661 Nash, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California 1947 Palm Springs Tennis Club Addition, with Paul R. Williams. Palm Springs, California 1948 Pueblo Gardens housing development, for developer Del Webb, Arizona The Center, a.k.a. Town & Country Restaurant, with Paul R. Williams. 300 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California.
Romanoff's on the Rocks, Palm Springs, California Nordlinger House, 11492 Thurston Circle, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California 1950 Brody House, 360 South Mapleton Drive, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California Mutual Housing Association Development, with Smith and Contini. Los Angeles, California Hvistendahl House, San Diego Andrew Fuller House, Charron Lane, Fort Worth, Texas The Barn Los Angeles, California 1951 Campbe
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
The University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine—known as the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA —is an accredited medical school located in Los Angeles, California, USA. The School was renamed in 2001 in honor of media mogul David Geffen who donated $200 million in unrestricted funds. Founded in 1951, it was the second medical school in the UC system, after the UCSF School of Medicine. At its incorporation in 1873, the UCSF School of Medicine was the only medical school in the University of California; the UC Board of Regents voted to establish a medical school affiliated with UCLA in 1945. In 1947, Stafford L. Warren was appointed as the first dean. Dr. Warren had served on the Manhattan Project while on leave from his post at University of Rochester School of Medicine; as the founding dean of the medical school, he proved to be a capable fundraiser. His choice of core faculty consisted of his former associates at Rochester in Andrew Dowdy as the first professor of radiology, John Lawrence as the first professor of medicine, Charles Carpenter as the first professor of infectious diseases.
Along with William Longmire Jr. a promising 34-year-old surgeon from Johns Hopkins, the group was called the Founding Five. Building of the medical center and the School of Medicine began in 1949; the 1951 charter class consisted of 2 women. There were 15 faculty members, although that number had increased to 43 by 1955 when the charter class graduated; the first classes were conducted in the reception lounge of the old Religious Conference Building on Le Conte Avenue. In July 1955, the UCLA Medical Center was opened. Sherman Mellinkoff served for the next 24 years. Under Dr. Mellinkoff, the school experienced unprecedented growth; the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, the UCLA Brain Research Institute, the Marion Davies Children's Center were founded. The Jules Stein Eye Institute and the Reed Neurological Research Center were established as well. By decade's end UCLA had doubled the size of the hospital; the UCLA School of Dentistry, School of Public Health, School of Nursing were formed as well.
The medical school grew to nearly 400 medical students, more than 700 interns and residents, 200 Masters and doctorate candidates. A partnership was formed with the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in 1966 to train medical students with the goal of meeting the needs of the underserved in South Los Angeles; the school continued its growth in the 1970s, becoming affiliated with VA facilities as well as Olive View–UCLA Medical Center. In 1974, the school co-founded the Biomedical Sciences Program with UC Riverside that offers 24 students each year the opportunity to earn both the B. S. and M. D. degrees in seven years instead of the traditional eight. 1981 saw the dedication of the Doris and Louis Factor Health Sciences Building which houses the School of Nursing and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 1987, construction began on UCLA Medical Plaza, an outpatient facility located across the street from the main hospital. Kenneth I. Shine succeeded Sherman Mellinkoff as dean in 1986.
In 1992 Dr. Shine left UCLA to become President of the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D. C. Gerald S. Levey was appointed provost of medical sciences and dean of the medical school in 1994. Dr. Levey oversaw expansion of interdisciplinary research and the establishment of a Department of Human Genetics. Under his leadership the Gonda Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center as well as the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, ranked "Best in the West" by US News & World Report, were constructed. In October 2008, Dr. Levey announced that he would be stepping down from the position of Dean in 2009. Effective February 2010, Dr. A. Eugene Washington was appointed Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences at UCLA. Dr. Washington, a noted clinician, academician and university administrator, was recruited from UCSF, where he served as Vice Chancellor and Provost, as well as Professor of gynecology and health policy. Dr. Washington is the first-ever African-American to hold these leadership posts at UCLA.
UCLA constructed the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center across the street from the original facility to comply with the California earthquake law. The 1,050,000-square-foot hospital is named after the late President of the United States and Governor of California, Ronald Reagan, it was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei. Patients were transferred there from the existing hospital in June 2008. In the rankings released for 2015, U. S. News & World Report ranked David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at No. 12 in the U. S. in research and for 2013-2014 ranked UCLA Medical Center at No. 5. The Geffen School of Medicine has an acceptance rate of 4.5%, rendering it to be one of the most competitive medical schools in the country. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA accepts applications for summer academic enrichment programs; these programs include the Premedical/Predental Enrichment Program, Summer Medical Dental Education Program, the Re-Application Post baccalaureate Program.
Application deadlines are March 1 for the PREP and SMDEP programs, while the RAP program has a deadline of May 15. Arie S. Belldegrun, MD, FACS, is a director of the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology and is Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, he holds the Carol Doumani Chair in Urologic Oncology. He is the Clinical Director of the UCLA Prostate Disease Research Program and Surgical Director of the UCLA Kidney Cancer Program. Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chi
Charles E. Young
Charles Emmett Young, nicknamed Chuck Young, is an American retired university administrator and professor. A native of California, Young led the University of California, Los Angeles for 29 years as chancellor and the University of Florida for more than four years as president, he now lives in California. Young was born in Highland, California in 1931; as a youth he worked in the local orange groves. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. After completing his military service, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in political science from the University of California, Riverside in 1955. While he was at UCR, he was the campus's first student body president, he received his Master of Arts and doctor of philosophy degrees in political science from UCLA in 1957 and 1960, respectively. His dissertation is titled “The politics of political boundary making." He worked for University of California President Clark Kerr in 1959-60 on the California Master Plan for Higher Education.
Young met Sue Daugherty. They had two children, Charles Jr. and Elizabeth. Sue Young died in 2001. In 2002 Young married Judy Cornell, his daughter, Elizabeth Young-Apstein, died in 2006. Young began his UCLA career in a series of executive posts in the administration of Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy: assistant to the chancellor, assistant chancellor, vice chancellor for administration, he became a full professor in the political science department. Following Chancellor Murphy's resignation, Young was named his successor by the UC Regents on July 12, 1968. At 36, he was the nation's youngest head of a major university. Under his leadership as chancellor from 1968 to 1997, UCLA became one of the top 10 research universities in the country, student enrollment increased from 29,000 to more than 35,000, the number of faculty doubled; the operating budget grew from $170 million to $2 billion. Private gifts grew from $6.2 million in 1968 to $190.8 million in 1995-1996, at that point the highest total reached by a UC campus.
Near the end of his time in office, Young led a $1.2 billion fund-raising drive for UCLA, at the time the most ambitious attempted by a public university. Academic milestones during Young's tenure include UCLA's admission to membership in the Association of American Universities, a top five ranking of graduate programs from the Conference Board of the Associated Research Councils, a number three ranking among university research libraries; the Library grew from 2.8 million volumes in 1968 to 6.8 million in 1996-1997. Faculty recognition included a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, six National Medal of Science recipients, four MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Twice in his UCLA career Young led major academic restructuring efforts. In 1988, his proposal created the School of Theater and Television and the School of the Arts, replacing the College of Fine Arts. In 1994, his professional school restructuring effort resulted in the disestablishment of three schools: the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Social Welfare.
Library science became part of the Graduate School of Information Studies. Architecture became part of the School of the Architecture. Urban planning and social welfare, along with a new public policy unit, became departments in the new School of Public Policy and Social Research. UCLA became known for the ethnic diversity of its student body during Young's tenure; the year before Young took office, the percentage of minority students at UCLA was estimated at 12%. The year after he retired, the percentage of minority students was 54%. Young was a vocal supporter of affirmative action, the development and recruitment of minority faculty, the establishment of ethnic studies centers for African American, Asian American and American Indian cultures. In 1978, he announced a joint program with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to train physicians to work in the inner city. Young was active in a wide range of issues involving intercollegiate athletics. In an era when the NCAA called Title IX requirements for women's athletics “Extreme”, Young voluntarily expanded UCLA women's athletics before the requirements went into effect, adding 11 varsity programs for women in 1974.
During Young's time at UCLA UCLA women won 14 NCAA team championships. Men's teams won another 47 trophies for a total of 61; as chair of the Pac-8's President and Chancellors group, Young led the effort to add the University of Arizona and Arizona State University to the conference. He announced the new Pac-10 in 1978. In 1988, Young helped to negotiate a lucrative ABC television contract for the Rose Bowl game. Young was a vocal leader of reform efforts as a member of the American Council on Education, the NCAA Presidents Commission and the Knight Commission, his ACE committee recommended limitations on recruiting and stronger satisfactory-progress legislation. In 1992, Young announced that UCLA would manage the Hammer Museum.'It has been the long-term goal of UCLA to build the finest arts program of any major research university in the country,' Young said.'I think we are well on our way with this proposed agreement with the Hammer Museum.' The arrangement was finalized in 1994. That year Young hosted President Bill Clinton at a convocation celebrating UCLA's 75th anniversary.
At his departure in 1997, Young was the longest-serving college leader in American higher education. For his service