UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, informally known as UCLA Engineering, is the school of engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. It opened as the College of Engineering in 1945, was renamed the School of Engineering in 1969. Since its initial enrollment of 379 students, the school has grown to 6,100 students; the school is ranked 16th among all engineering schools in the United States. The school offers 28 degree programs and is home to eight externally funded interdisciplinary research centers, including those in space exploration, wireless sensor systems, nanotechnology; the school was renamed for its alumnus and professor Henry Samueli, who received his B. S. M. S. and Ph. D in Electrical Engineering there. Samueli is co-founder and chief technology officer of Broadcom Corporation and a philanthropist in the Orange County community, he and his wife Susan donated $30 million to the school in 1999. It was at UCLA that Dr. Henry Nicholas and Dr. Henry Samueli met and formed Broadcom.
The main building is Boelter Hall, named after Llewellyn M. K. Boelter, a Mechanical Engineering professor at UC Berkeley who became the first Dean of the school, he "often took an active role in the lives of the school's students, his approach to engineering impacted many of their careers," according to the school. He was succeeded by Chauncey Starr, a pioneer in nuclear power development. HSSEAS is housed in two other buildings: Engineering IV, Engineering V, which houses the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Engineering I was demolished in August 2011, to be replaced by Engineering VI, which will house the Western Institute of Nanotechnology on Green Engineering and Metrology in 2014; the ground breaking ceremony for Engineering VI building was held October 26, 2012 with Congressman Henry A. Waxman and Henry Samueli. On March 19, 2015, Engineering VI phase I was dedicated and phase II broke ground with the help of James L. Easton, class of'59 alumnus.
The school is credited as the birthplace of the Internet, where the first message was sent to a computer at Stanford University on October 29, 1969 by Professor Leonard Kleinrock and his research team at UCLA. On September 29, 2008, President George W. Bush presented the 2007 National Medal of Science to Kleinrock for "his fundamental contributions to the mathematical theory of modern data networks, for the functional specification of packet switching, the foundation of Internet technology, his mentoring of generations of students has led to the commercialization of technologies that have transformed the world." Room 3420 at Boelter Hall, where the first message was sent, has been converted into The Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive. UCLA conferred its first Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1947, its first Master of Science degree in 1948, its first Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1950. Annual Engineering commencement ceremonies are held in June at Pauley Pavilion. HSSEAS has seven departments and one interdepartmental program, which are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The school offers the following degrees: Online M. S. Degree Graduate Certificate of Specialization For Fall 2015, UCLA Engineering received 21,328 freshman applications and admitted 2,915 for an admission rate of 13.7%. Admitted students had a median weighted grade point average of 4.5 and a median SAT score of 2190. The breakdown of SAT scores by subject is as follows: Median SAT Mathematics II score: 790For Fall 2018, UCLA Engineering received 26,195 freshman applications and admitted 2,987 for an admission rate of 11.4%. Admitted students had a median unweighted grade point average of 4.00, a median weighted GPA of 4.59, a median SAT score of 1540. Graduate Enrollment: 2,237 M. S. Students: 1,204 Ph. D. Students: 1,033Total HSSEAS Enrollment: 6,161 Winners of the UCLA Engineering Alumni of the Year award Other notable alumniAllen Adham ’90: co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment Michael Morhaime ’90: co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment Frank Pearce ’90: co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment James Collins ’50: founder of Sizzler Chris “Jesus” Ferguson ’86, Ph.
D. ’99: professional poker player Klein Gilhousen ’69: co-inventor of CDMA technology and co-founder of Qualcomm Blake Krikorian ’90: founder of Sling Media K. Megan McArthur, ’93: NASA astronaut James D. Plummer ’66, M. S. ’67, Ph. D. ’71: Dean of Stanford University School of Engineering Llewellyn M. K. Boelter, 1944-1965 Chauncey Starr, 1967-1973 Russell R. O'Neill, 1974-1983 George L. Turin, 1983-1986 A. R. Frank Wazzan, 1986-2001 Vijay K. Dhir, 2003 - 2015 Jayathi Murthy 2016 - present Faculty members: 164National Academy of Engineering members: 28Faculty distinctions: History of the Internet University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science KIHC – The Kleinrock Internet History Center at UCLA Enrollment and Degree Statistics Samueli's biography at the UCLA Department of Electrical Engineering The Samueli Foundation The first Internet connection, with UCLA's Leonard Kleinrock on YouTube
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, is “the first school of music to be established in the University of California system.” First established in 2007 under the purview of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture and the UCLA Division of Humanities, the UC Board of Regents formally voted in January 2016 to establish the school. Supported in part by a generous endowment of $30 million from the Herb Alpert Foundation, the school carries several missions: to educate students through collaborations between performance and scholarship, cultural understandings of the art of music throughout the world, curricula centered on what students need to succeed in music and in life, cross disciplinary integration in the context of a great research university, connections to the musical life of Los Angeles and Southern California; the interim/founding dean Judith Smith was appointed the school's first dean, effective March 1, 2017. The school is subdivided into the Department of Ethnomusicology, the Department of Music, the Department of Musicology.
With the creation in 1919 of an art gallery and music department, the UCLA leadership committed to offer the study of the arts in a liberal arts research university context. The College of Applied Arts was established in 1939 with the inclusion of an art department. In 1960, the college was renamed the College of Fine Arts, which carried departments of art, dance and theater arts. In 1988, several big changes occurred in departments throughout the school: Ethnomusicology and Musicology separated from Music, while Design and Art History separated from Art. Art History and Musicology entered the umbrella of the Humanities division of the college while Design and Ethnomusicology remained in Fine Arts. In 1991, the College of Fine Arts was disestablished, giving rise to two separate schools: the School of the Arts and the School of Theater and Television. With the conjoining of architecture to the School of Fine Arts in UCLA's Professional School Restructuring Initiative in 1994, the school was renamed the School of the Arts and Architecture.
In 2014, a proposal was made for the creation of a School of Music for the college. The new school, called the Herb Alpert School of Music, created in 2016, would join the trio of “independence but complementary arts-centered” schools: the current School of Theater, Television, a redefined School of the Arts and Architecture, the new School of Music. In 2017, UCLA announced the Herb Alpert School of Music would establish the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music to support research and performance of American Jewish music; the name Herb Alpert School of Music was approved by the Board of Regents after the acceptance of a generous gift of $30 million from the Herb Alpert Foundation in 2007. The entire school is housed in either the Schoenberg Music Building, established in 1955 and 1965, the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center, a pair of buildings completed in 2014. Schoenberg Music Building Named in honor of former UCLA faculty member and composer Arnold Schoenberg, this facility houses the Dean's office, administrative offices for the three departments, most faculty offices, as well as two large theaters.
Schoenberg Hall, which seats about 520, is the main auditorium of the Schoenberg building. Its “rich acoustics” make it the perfect venue for everything from small lectures to large concert ensemble performances; the Jan Popper theater is an intimate 140 seat house intended for small performance groups and lectures, although it has been used for many other types of events.” Aside from the performance venues, Schoenberg Hall contains the Henry Mancini Media Lab as well as the World Music Center. The World Music Center acts like a composing studio, a recording studio, a high tech classroom; the World Music Center includes the Ethnomusicology Archives, the World Musical Instrument Collection, is home to publications by the Ethnomusicology department. Additionally, the building contains a keyboard lab, a computer lab, six classrooms, 36 practice rooms, an orchestra room, a band room, a choral room, the headquarters office of the UCLA Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance as well as the Music Library.
Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center, completed in 2014, “includes a high-tech recording studio, spaces for rehearsal and teaching, a café and social space for students, an Internet-based music production center.” Paid for in part by a $10 million donation by Music Industry Executive and Philanthropist Morris “Mo” Ostin and his late wife, Evelyn Ostin, to his alma mater, the center was designed by LA-based architects Daly Genik Architects under the direction of principal Kevin Daly. The center was honored in 2016 at the 46th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards by Los Angeles Business Council. Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Musicology Bachelor of Arts, Ethnomusicology Bachelor of Arts, Global Jazz Studies Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance Bachelor of Arts, Music Education Bachelor of Arts, Music Composition Minor in Music Industry Minor in Music History Master of Arts/Ph. D, Ethnomusicology Master of Arts/Ph. D. Musicology Master of Arts/Ph. D. Music Composition Master of Music/DMA, Music Performance Master of Music/DMA, Conducting Master of Music, Music Performance Jazz The Herb Alpert School of Music has 45 active ensembles that perform classical, jazz and world music.
Under the direction of performance faculty, students premiere new works, including those by established composers, students and alumni. UCLA Philharmonia is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, one of Southern California's premiere training orchestras, it performs two or three different programs
University of California, Los Angeles
The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in Los Angeles. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the third-oldest undergraduate campus of the 10-campus University of California system, it offers 337 graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university; the university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, four professional health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Science; as of 2017, 24 Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, five Turing Award winners, two Chief Scientists of the U. S. Air Force have been affiliated with UCLA as researchers, or alumni. Among the current faculty members, 55 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 28 to the National Academy of Engineering, 39 to the Institute of Medicine, 124 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974. UCLA is considered one of the country's Public Ivies, meaning that it is a public university thought to provide a quality of education comparable with that of the Ivy League. In 2018, US News & World Report named UCLA the best public university in the United States. UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference; the Bruins have won 126 national championships, including 116 NCAA team championships, more than any other university except Stanford, who has won 117. UCLA student-athletes and staff won 251 Olympic medals: 126 gold, 65 silver, 60 bronze. UCLA student-athletes competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception and won a gold medal in every Olympics the U. S. participated in since 1932. In March 1881, the California State Legislature authorized the creation of a southern branch of the California State Normal School in downtown Los Angeles to train teachers for the growing population of Southern California.
The Los Angeles branch of the California State Normal School opened on August 29, 1882, on what is now the site of the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library system. The facility included an elementary school where teachers-in-training could practice their technique with children; that elementary school is related to the present day UCLA Lab School. In 1887, the branch campus became independent and changed its name to Los Angeles State Normal School. In 1914, the school moved to a new campus on Vermont Avenue in East Hollywood. In 1917, UC Regent Edward Augustus Dickson, the only regent representing the Southland at the time, Ernest Carroll Moore, Director of the Normal School, began to lobby the State Legislature to enable the school to become the second University of California campus, after UC Berkeley, they met resistance from UC Berkeley alumni, Northern California members of the state legislature, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, President of the University of California from 1899 to 1919, who were all vigorously opposed to the idea of a southern campus.
However, David Prescott Barrows, the new President of the University of California, did not share Wheeler's objections. On May 23, 1919, the Southern Californians' efforts were rewarded when Governor William D. Stephens signed Assembly Bill 626 into law, which transformed the Los Angeles Normal School into the Southern Branch of the University of California; the same legislation added the College of Letters and Science. The Southern Branch campus opened on September 15 of that year, offering two-year undergraduate programs to 250 Letters and Science students and 1,250 students in the Teachers College, under Moore's continued direction. Under University of California President William Wallace Campbell, enrollment at the Southern Branch expanded so that by the mid-1920s the institution was outgrowing the 25 acre Vermont Avenue location; the Regents searched for a new location and announced their selection of the so-called "Beverly Site"—just west of Beverly Hills—on March 21, 1925 edging out the panoramic hills of the still-empty Palos Verdes Peninsula.
After the athletic teams entered the Pacific Coast conference in 1926, the Southern Branch student council adopted the nickname "Bruins", a name offered by the student council at UC Berkeley. In 1927, the Regents renamed the Southern Branch the University of California at Los Angeles. In the same year, the state broke ground in Westwood on land sold for $1 million, less than one-third its value, by real estate developers Edwin and Harold Janss, for whom the Janss Steps are named; the campus in Westwood opened to students in 1929. The original four buildings were the College Library, Royce Hall, the Physics-Biology Building, the Chemistry Building, arrayed around a quadrangular courtyard on the 400 acre campus; the first undergraduate classes on the new campus were held in 1929 with 5,500 students. After lobbying by alumni, faculty and community leaders, UCLA was permitted to award the master's degree in 1933, the doctorate in 1936, against continued resistance from UC Berkeley. A timeline of the history can be found on its website, as well
University of California, Los Angeles Library
The library system of the University of California, Los Angeles is among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America and has in its collection over nine million books and 70,000 serials. The UCLA Library System is spread over 12 libraries, 12 other archives, reading rooms, research centers and the Southern Regional Library Facility, which serves as a remote storage facility for southern UC campuses, it is among the top 15 largest library systems in the United States and its annual budget allocates $10 Million for the procurement of digital and print material. It is a Federal Depository Library, California State Depository Library, United Nations Depository Library; the University Library at Los Angeles was founded in 1883, two years after the establishment of what was known as the California State Normal School. The library's first acquisition was Survey of Wyoming and Idaho by Dr. Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden In 1910, Elizabeth Fargo began her tenure as the university's first librarian and by 1919, the University Library was operated by a staff of four.
By 1931, the Library had collected 24,000 volumes and was ranked 36th in the country by the Princeton Library Survey. Upon Elizabeth Fargo's retirement in 1923, John E. Goodwin took the helm as librarian for a collection of 42,000 volumes, tended to by 12 staff members. Goodwin planned for the orderly expansion of the library by the immediate reclassification of books from the Dewey Decimal System to the Library of Congress Classification System, he opposed and defeated a proposal to make the library at Los Angeles an adjunct collection of a main research library at UC Berkeley. Starting in 1929, Goodwin oversaw the construction and development of the Main Library, built after the University settled in its present location in Westwood. Goodwin saw the bequest of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library to UCLA in 1934. By the time Goodwin retired in 1944, the Library collection had grown to 462,000 volumes, supported by 52 staff members. Appointed to replace Goodwin in 1944, Lawrence Clark Powell began a series of systematic changes and acquisitions meant to increase the prestige of the UCLA library system.
During Powell's tenure, the Library saw a major expansion of its facilities as the central book stack was completed. During this period, a concerted effort was made to provide new or more comprehensive collections to support the academic research, being conducted on campus. In 1959, Powell was named the founding Dean of the School of Library Service, a position he would hold until 1966. Several facilities at UCLA would be named after Powell, including the Undergraduate College Library. About his work for the UCLA libraries, Powell wrote Robert Vosper was hired as University Librarian in 1961, the following year, ground was broken for the first unit of the University Research Library, now the Charles E. Young Research Library. Completed in 1964, the construction of the Research Library entailed carting 4 million index cards and 14 miles of books around campus; the newly completed six-story facility became the administrative center for the UCLA Library system. The Main Library was converted to the College Library.
By 1964, the Library ranked 11th with more than two million volumes. Having been founded only sixty years prior, the UCLA Library was on pace to becoming one of the most important libraries in the country. Vosper was succeeded by Page Ackerman in 1973, who served as librarian until her retirement in 1977, she was the first woman in the United States to head a library system of such a scale. Ackerman saw the development of the Library's administrative network, which became an innovative model for library management systems across the country. During her tenure, Ackerman oversaw an increased coordination of efforts with the libraries of all UC campuses, a necessity that came, brought about by state budget problems. Under Ackerman, the UCLA Library acquired collections on many important figures, including Ralph J. Bunche, Gertrude Stein and Anaïs Nin. Since Ackerman's retirement in 1977, UCLA has seen a steady increase in collections and staff under librarians Russell Shank, Gloria Werner, Gary E. Strong, Virginia Steel.
The library collection consists of more than 8 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, the Center for Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition; as of 2006, "On Excess: Susan Sontag's Born-Digital Archive", LA Review of Books, October 2014 UCLA Library Home Library locations at UCLA
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
The Graduate School of Education and Information Studies is one of the professional graduate schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. Located in Los Angeles, the school combines two distinguished departments whose research and doctoral training programs are committed to expanding the range of knowledge in education, information science, associated disciplines. Established in 1881, the school is the oldest unit at UCLA, having been founded as a normal school prior to the establishment of the university, it was incorporated into the University of California in 1919. The school offers a wide variety of doctoral and master's degrees, including the M. A. M. Ed. M. L. I. S. Ed. D. and Ph. D. as well as professional certificates and credentials in education and information studies. It hosts visiting scholars and a number of research centers and programs. Both of its departments have ranked among graduate schools of education and Master's of Library and Information Science by U. S. News and World Report in every year in which the magazine has published such rankings.
U. S. News and World Report does not rank doctoral programs in information studies, but the information studies faculty ranks among the most productive and cited faculty in its field, according to a standard quadrennial peer-reviewed study by professors within that field. GSE&IS faculty are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Education. Admission to GSE&IS is selective admission to the departments' doctoral programs. 150 doctoral students in education and 8 doctoral students in information studies are admitted to the school each year. Each class in the two-year MLIS and MA programs in information studies has 80 students, while each class in the one-year M. Ed. and MA programs in education has 250 students. Because of the school's size, GSE&IS is located in three buildings on the UCLA campus in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. Moore Hall houses the school's administration and education faculty.
Built in 1930 and designed by George W. Kelham, Moore Hall is among the most architecturally significant buildings at UCLA, an example of the school's original Romanesque Revival style. During the campus' expansion during the 1950s, the modernist architect Kemper Nomland refurbished Moore Hall; the building was again refurbished by the Los Angeles-based architectural firm Robert Englekirk & Associates in 1993. Moore Hall is located directly south of Powell Library, adjacent to Bruin Walk, Kerkhoff Hall and Ackerman Union, in the middle of campus; the Mathematical Sciences Building houses some of the school's research centers and institutes, in addition to the administrative and faculty offices of the Mathematical Sciences. The building was built in 1957 and designed by Stanton & Stockwell in the mid-century modernist style; the Mathematical Sciences Building is located in the middle of campus, directly south of Moore Hall, at the north-west corner of the Court of Sciences. The GSE&IS Building houses the information studies faculty and computer and research labs.
Built in 1991, the building is located in the northern part of the UCLA campus, off Sunset Boulevard, directly adjacent to the Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA's main research library; the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies can trace its history back to a state legislative act in 1881 that established a "southern branch" of the California State Normal School in Los Angeles. When it opened in 1882, its primary responsibility was teacher training; the Department of Education was established in 1894. The school was renamed the Los Angeles State Normal School in 1914, in 1917 the school was moved to a larger site on Vermont Avenue; the new facility included an elementary school where teachers-in-training could practice their teaching technique on children. That same year Ernest Carroll Moore was appointed its director; the University of California opened its southern branch in 1919 by replacing the Los Angeles State Normal School with the University's Teachers College.
A southern branch of the College of Letters and Science, which enrolled fewer students than the Teachers College, was established as part of the campus. Moore became director of the southern campus and dean of the Teachers College, a position he held until 1939; the campus moved to its current location in Westwood, Los Angeles in 1929. In 1930 Los Angeles City Librarian Everett R. Perry proposed to the president of the University of California the establishment of a library school on the Los Angeles campus of the University. By 1935 the School of Librarianship was opened at the University's campus at Berkeley, suspended through World War II. UCLA University Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell, among other Los Angeles leaders, resumed the prewar interest in a library school at UCLA; the Regents of the University of California approved the establishment of the school in 1958. Powell resigned his position as University Librarian to become dean of the new school; the school was established with collaboration from the School of Librarianship at Berkeley.
The two schools created a single alumni association and doctoral students took courses, when appropriate, at either campus. From its inception the school hired faculty f
UCLA School of Law
The UCLA School of Law referred to as UCLA Law, is one of 12 professional schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA Law has been ranked by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 law schools in the United States since the late 1990s, its 17,000 alumni include more judges on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit than any other law school, as well as leaders in private law practice, government service, the judiciary and entertainment law, public interest law; as part of a renowned public university, the school's mission is to provide an excellent legal education while expanding access to the legal professional to those who otherwise would not be able to pursue a legal degree. The dean of the school is Jennifer L. Mnookin. An evidence scholar who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 2005 and became the school's ninth dean, third female dean, in 2015. Founded in 1949, the UCLA School of Law is the third oldest of the five law schools within the University of California system.
In the 1930s, initial efforts to establish a law school at UCLA went nowhere as a result of resistance from UC President Robert Gordon Sproul, because UCLA's supporters refocused their efforts on first adding medical and engineering schools. During the mid-1940s, the impetus for the creation of the UCLA School of Law emerged from outside of the UCLA community. Assemblyman William Rosenthal of Boyle Heights conceived of and fought for the creation of the first public law school in Southern California as a convenient and affordable alternative to the expensive private law school at USC. Rosenthal's first attempt in 1945 failed, but his second attempt was able to gain momentum when the State Bar of California and the UCLA Alumni Association announced their support for the bill. On July 18, 1947, Governor Earl Warren authorized the appropriation of $1 million for the construction of a new law school at UCLA by signing Assembly Bill 1361 into state law; the search for the law school's first dean delayed its opening by a year.
UCLA's Law School Planning Committee prioritized merit, while the then-conservative Regents of the University of California prioritized political beliefs. Another factor was a simultaneous deanship vacancy at Berkeley Law. Near the end of 1948, the Committee identified a sufficiently conservative candidate willing to take the job: L. Dale Coffman the dean of Vanderbilt University Law School; the Regents believed Coffman would help bring balance to the UCLA campus, which they saw as overrun by Communists. Dean Coffman was able to recruit several distinguished faculty to UCLA, including Roscoe Pound, Brainerd Currie, Rollin M. Perkins, Harold Verrall. To build a law library, he hired Thomas S. Dabagh the law librarian of the Los Angeles County Law Library; the UCLA School of Law opened in September 1949 in temporary quarters in former military barracks behind Royce Hall, moved into a permanent home upon the completion of the original Law Building in 1951. Coffman's deanship did not end well, due to his vindictive and prejudiced personality.
One sign of early trouble was when he drove out Dabagh in 1952 after they could not bridge their fundamental differences over how to run the law library, regarded around the UCLA community as contributing to Dabagh's early death in 1959. On September 21, 1955, the faculty revolted in the form of a memorandum to Chancellor Raymond B. Allen alleging that Coffman was categorically refusing to hire Jews or anyone he perceived to be leftist, that the school's reputation was deteriorating because Coffman's abrasive personality had led to excessive faculty turnover. On May 24, 1956, Coffman was stripped of his deanship after a lengthy investigation by a panel of deans of his biases and his "dictatorial and autocratic" management style, he remained on the faculty until his forced retirement in 1973, but continued to face allegations as late as 1971 that he was "an unreconstructed McCarthyite and pro-segregationist."Coffman's successor was Richard C. Maxwell, who served as the second dean of UCLA Law from 1958 to 1969.
Dean Maxwell "presided over happier, more harmonious years of institutional growth," and it was under his deanship that UCLA became "the youngest top-ranked law school in the country." Dabagh's successor, Louis Piacenza, was able to grow the law school's library collection to 143,000 volumes by May 1963, which at that time was the 14th largest law school library in the United States. By 1963, the law school had 600 students in a building designed for 550, the Law Building's deficiencies had become all too evident, such as a complete lack of air conditioning. In October 1963, the law school administration announced a major remodeling and expansion project, which added air conditioning and a new wing to the building. During the 1960s, the law school grew so that the new wing was insufficient upon its completion in January 1967. From its founding to the end of the 20th century, UCLA Law struggled with severe overcrowding, as librarians, staff, as many as 18 student organizations—at one point, more than any other law school in the United States—competed for limited space in the Law Building for books, classes and offices.
After four grueling years of construction, the chronic space shortage was relieved by the completion of the new Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library on January 22, 2000. UCLA Law has 950 students in its Juris Doctor program and 200 students in its Masters of Law program, popular among foreign students intending to take the California Bar Exam, it offers a Doctor of Juridical Science program for students who hav