UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is the graduate school of public health at UCLA, is located within the Center for Health Sciences building on UCLA's campus in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has 636 students representing 27 countries, more than 10,000 alumni and 237 faculty, 64 of whom are full-time. UCLA was ranked the No. 1 public university in the United States by U. S. News & World Report and the Fielding School of Public Health ranks in the top ten schools of public health in the United States. Founded in 1961, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health aims to build health and equity, to drive positive change for all people; the school acts on this mission through initiatives in three core areas: education and service. In each of these realms, the school affirms its commitment to developing leaders and evidence-based solutions, to working in partnership with communities to promote health and well-being in ways that are innovative and inclusive.
UCLA began offering undergraduate instruction in public health in 1946. For the next fifteen years, public health instruction at UCLA was within a system-wide University of California public health school. In 1957, UCLA started a program; the UCLA School of Public Health was created on March 17, 1961, Lenor S. Goerke was named the first dean. In June 1993, UCLA announced that it was planning to merge the School of Public Health into the School of Public Policy. UCLA rescinded the plan in March 1994. In 2003, the School of Public Health began awarding an undergraduate minor in public health. On February 16, 2012, the school received a gift valued at $50 million, the largest single donation the school received since its creation in 1962. On March 22, 2012 the school was named the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health and the new sign on the building was unveiled; the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is home to a diverse public health student body, with students hailing from 27 countries.
The school has five academic departments — Biostatistics, Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences and Health Policy and Management — and offers four degree types: MPH, MS, PhD and DrPh. Additionally and articulated degrees and certificates enable students to gain specialized knowledge in areas such as global health and reproductive health, environmental health, health care management and leadership. Fielding School students have access to a wide range of local and global hands-on training opportunities that provide the skills needed to move public health evidence to action. UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty are leading efforts that improve people’s lives in Los Angeles and around the world. From preventing millions of HIV infections, improving response to Ebola and boosting HPV vaccine uptake to establishing healthy lifestyle choices, addressing cancer care and protecting people from food and occupational hazards, Fielding School faculty work on the front lines of change.
The school’s research centers lead innovative efforts in environmental genomics, health policy, global infectious diseases, human nutrition and immigrant health, health equity, global social policy and reproductive health, more. The school has 19 Memoranda of Understanding with institutions in countries that include Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany and the Philippines, and multidisciplinary collaboration is encouraged and enhanced by the Fielding School’s presence on UCLA’s unified campus — the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry and more are all located on the Westwood campus of UCLA, named the No. 1 public university in the United States in 2018. Additionally, UCLA ranked ninth in the world in research and teaching according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings; the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health offers degrees in the following departments: Biostatistics — MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH Community Health Sciences — MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH Environmental Health Sciences — MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH Epidemiology — MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH Health Policy and Management — MPH, MS, PhD, DrPHThe Fielding School of Public Health offers two executive-style MPH degrees: Community Health Sciences – MPH for Health Professionals Health Policy and Management – Executive MPH UCLA offers an interdepartmental degrees: Molecular Toxicology — PhDThe Fielding School of Public Health offers the following joint degrees with other UCLA graduate schools: Fielding School of Public Health/African Studies Program Fielding School of Public Health/Asian American Studies Program Fielding School of Public Health/Latin American Studies Program Fielding School of Public Health/School of Law Fielding School of Public Health/School of Management Fielding School of Public Health/School of Medicine Fielding School of Public Health/Department of Social Welfare Fielding School of Public Health/Department of Urban and Regional Planning Fielding School of Public Health/Department of Public Policy UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty and students are involved in projects that span bench science, applied research, policy analysis, community-based local and international projects.
Examples of research areas include: access to healthcare, environmental quality, reproductive health, health disparities, children's health, as well as newer areas of strength in genomics, global health and emerging infectious diseases. Research throughout the school is supported by generous federal
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
Gene expression is the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product. These products are proteins, but in non-protein coding genes such as transfer RNA or small nuclear RNA genes, the product is a functional RNA; the process of gene expression is used by all known life—eukaryotes and utilized by viruses—to generate the macromolecular machinery for life. Several steps in the gene expression process may be modulated, including the transcription, RNA splicing and post-translational modification of a protein. Gene regulation gives the cell control over structure and function, is the basis for cellular differentiation and the versatility and adaptability of any organism. Gene regulation may serve as a substrate for evolutionary change, since control of the timing and amount of gene expression can have a profound effect on the functions of the gene in a cell or in a multicellular organism. In genetics, gene expression is the most fundamental level at which the genotype gives rise to the phenotype, i.e. observable trait.
The genetic code stored in DNA is "interpreted" by gene expression, the properties of the expression give rise to the organism's phenotype. Such phenotypes are expressed by the synthesis of proteins that control the organism's shape, or that act as enzymes catalysing specific metabolic pathways characterising the organism. Regulation of gene expression is thus critical to an organism's development. A gene is a stretch of DNA. Genomic DNA consists of two antiparallel and reverse complementary strands, each having 5' and 3' ends. With respect to a gene, the two strands may be labeled the "template strand," which serves as a blueprint for the production of an RNA transcript, the "coding strand," which includes the DNA version of the transcript sequence.. The production of the RNA copy of the DNA is called transcription, is performed in the nucleus by RNA polymerase, which adds one RNA nucleotide at a time to a growing RNA strand as per the complementarity law of the bases; this RNA is complementary to the template 3' → 5' DNA strand, itself complementary to the coding 5' → 3' DNA strand.
Therefore, the resulting 5' → 3' RNA strand is identical to the coding DNA strand with the exception that Thymines are replaced with uracils in the RNA. A coding DNA strand reading "ATG" is indirectly transcribed through the “TAC” in the non-coding template strand as "AUG" in the mRNA. In prokaryotes, transcription is carried out by a single type of RNA polymerase, which needs a DNA sequence called a Pribnow box as well as a sigma factor to start transcription. In eukaryotes, transcription is performed by three types of RNA polymerases, each of which needs a special DNA sequence called the promoter and a set of DNA-binding proteins—transcription factors—to initiate the process. RNA polymerase. RNA polymerase II transcribes all protein-coding genes but some non-coding RNAs. Pol II includes a C-terminal domain, rich in serine residues; when these residues are phosphorylated, the CTD binds to various protein factors that promote transcript maturation and modification. RNA polymerase III transcribes 5S rRNA, transfer RNA genes, some small non-coding RNAs.
Transcription ends. While transcription of prokaryotic protein-coding genes creates messenger RNA, ready for translation into protein, transcription of eukaryotic genes leaves a primary transcript of RNA, which first has to undergo a series of modifications to become a mature mRNA; these include 5' capping, set of enzymatic reactions that add 7-methylguanosine to the 5' end of pre-mRNA and thus protect the RNA from degradation by exonucleases. The m7G cap is bound by cap binding complex heterodimer, which aids in mRNA export to cytoplasm and protect the RNA from decapping. Another modification is 3' polyadenylation, they occur if polyadenylation signal sequence is present in pre-mRNA, between protein-coding sequence and terminator. The pre-mRNA is first cleaved and a series of ~200 adenines are added to form poly tail, which protects the RNA from degradation. Poly tail is bound by multiple poly-binding proteins necessary for mRNA export and translation re-initiation. A important modification of eukaryotic pre-mRNA is RNA splicing.
The majority of eukaryotic pre-mRNAs consist of alternating segments called introns. During the process of splicing, an RNA-protein catalytical complex known as spliceosome catalyzes two transesterification reactions, which remove an intron and release it in form of lariat structure, splice neighbouring exons together. In certain cases, some introns or exons can be either removed or retained in mature mRNA; this so-called alternative splicing creates series of different transcripts originating from a single gene. Because these transcripts can be translated into different proteins, splicing extends the complexity of eukaryotic gene expression. Extensive RNA processing may be an evolutionary advantage made possible by the nucleus of eukaryotes. In prokaryotes and translation happen together, whilst in eukaryotes, the nuclear membrane separates the two processes, giving time for RNA processing to
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
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 Anderson School of Management
The UCLA Anderson School of Management is the graduate business school at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of eleven professional schools. The school offers MBA, PGPX, Financial Engineering and Ph. D. degrees. The school is ranked among the top tier business school programs in the country, based on rankings published by US News & World Report and other leading publications; the range of programs offered by Anderson includes: Accounting minor for undergraduates Full Time MBA program Ph. D. Employed MBA Executive MBA Master of Financial Engineering Master of Science in Business Analytics Global EMBA for Asia Pacific Global EMBA for the Americas Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives Post Graduate Program in Management for Professionals The School of Management at UCLA was founded in 1935, the MBA degree was authorized by the UC Regents four years later. In its early years the school was an undergraduate institution, although this began to change in the 1950s after the appointment of Neil H. Jacoby as dean.
UCLA is rare among public universities in the U. S. for not offering undergraduate business administration degrees. Undergraduate degrees in business economics are offered. In 1950, the school was renamed the School of Business Administration. Five years it became the Graduate School of Business Administration. In 1987, John E. Anderson, class of 1940, donated $15 million to the school and prompted the construction of a new complex at the north end of UCLA’s campus, he donated additional $25 million. The 6-building, 285,000-square-foot facility, was designed by Henry N. Cobb of the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Executive Architects Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Associates, it cost $75 million to construct and opened in 1995. On May 13, 2015, Marion Anderson, widow of the late John Anderson, announced a $100 million donation to the school for fellowships and research, along with $40 million earmarked for initiating development of what is now known as the Marion Anderson Hall; the school has been self-funded, with only $6 million of government funding out of its $96 million budget in 2010-11.
In fall 2010, the school proposed "financial self-sufficiency": Giving up all state funding, in return for freedom from some state rules and freedom to raise tuition. Critics called this proposal "privatization", but the school rejected this description, with former Dean Judy Olian saying, "This is not privatization.... We will continue to be part of UCLA and part of the state." The proposal met objections in the UCLA Academic Senate, is still pending. Update: This decision was approved by the University of California President Mark Yudof in June 2013. In July 2018, Judy D. Olian, who served as dean of UCLA's Anderson School of Management, became Quinnipiac's first female president when she took over for John Lahey, who retired in June 2018. Alfred Osborne, associate senior dean of external affairs and a professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, began serving as the school’s interim dean on July 1, 2018; the school is located on north part of the UCLA campus. The four main buildings, Cornell and Gold, form an inner circle at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza, the extension of Westwood Boulevard.
Connected to the Gold building is the Collins building, named for alumnus James A. Collins, the chairman emeritus of Sizzler International, Inc. and who funded the John R. Wooden statue in front of Pauley Pavilion. On October 19, 2017, the new Marion Anderson Hall addition broke ground; the 64,000 square-foot campus addition is estimated to cost $80 million and is one hundred percent donor-funded. Marion Anderson Hall is designed by the same architectural firm that designed the original Anderson complex: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Scheduled to open at the end of 2019, the new building features four floors, interactive work spaces, LEED Gold certification, will serve as the prominent entrance to the Anderson complex; as of 2011, UCLA Anderson enrolls 70 executive MBA, 90 global MBA, 280 employed MBA, 360 full-time MBA students every year. UCLA Anderson’s teaching model combines case study, experiential learning and team projects. UCLA Anderson's curriculum consists of twelve elective courses. Students are assigned to cohorts, called sections, of 65 students throughout the core curriculum.
The cohort system is entirely student run, with each cohort electing 17 different leadership positions ranging from President to Ethics chair. In addition, there is the student-led Anderson Student Association which deals with all issues of student life including company recruiting, social clubs and academic issues. Students may choose to focus in one or more of the following areas: Accounting Decisions and Technology Management Communications and Entertainment Management Entrepreneurial Studies Finance Global Economics and Management Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Information Systems Marketing Policy Real EstateAnderson offers an Applied Management Research Program, consisting of a two-quarter team-based strategic consulting field study project required during the second year of study in lieu of the comprehensive exam for the master's degree. Students complete strategic projects for comp