Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion known as Pauley Pavilion, is an indoor arena located in the Westwood Village district of Los Angeles, California, on the campus of UCLA, it is home to women's basketball teams. The men's and women's volleyball and women's gymnastics teams compete here; the building, designed by architect Welton Becket, was dedicated in June 1965, named for University of California Regent Edwin W. Pauley, who had matched the alumni contributions. Pauley donated one fifth of the more than $5 million spent in constructing the arena; the arena was renovated in 2010-12 and was reopened on November 9, 2012 when it hosted a men's basketball game against Indiana State. Pauley Pavilion contains 11,307 permanent theater-style upholstered seats, plus retractable seats for 2,492 spectators, making a total basketball capacity of 13,800; the capacity prior to the renovation had been exceeded several times for several men's basketball games by adding portable seating alongside the retractable seats.
The Bruins reopened the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion on November 9, 2012 in front of a record crowd of 13,513. A new record was set when 13,727 fans watched the Bruins defeat the Arizona Wildcats 74–69 on March 2, 2013; when the floor seats are retracted, there is space for three full-sized basketball courts. These courts are used for team practice, intramural games, pickup basketball games, it can serve as a convention hall or large dining area when in this configuration. When used for men's volleyball, the basketball court is striped with colored tape; the volleyball net is erected at the half court line. The women's team uses blue and yellow Sport Court lined up perpendicularly to the basketball court tucked up to the east end of the court. There is a tunnel on the south side; this is the "backstage" entrance for players and broadcast personnel. The floor is called "Nell and John Wooden Court" in honor of former UCLA Men's Basketball Coach John Wooden and his wife Nell. From the opening of the building until 1987, the extra press not involved in the radio or television broadcasts sat behind the south side press table.
The working press moved to sit courtside at "press row" on the northern side of the court, as the south courtside seats were opened up to influential and affluent boosters. In 2003, the UCLA Athletic Department made available north side courtside seats to affluent donors; the media now sit higher up in permanent seating dead-center in the north side of the bleachers. The press move to the north side in 1987 was as controversial as the 2003 move, in that the student section was now behind the press table and big donors had taken the south side courtside seats; the student section has moved several times as well. Since 2003, the student section of 1,750 seats occupies the north side bleachers; the UCLA Varsity Band has moved to accommodate seating changes. They were located on the north courtside directly across from the UCLA bench. In 1984, they moved to the northeast corner courtside. In 1990 they moved to the north courtside directly across from the visitors bench. In 1996 they moved to the north side above the student section.
In 2003, they moved to the west side of the arena to be courtside. Before the construction of the Pavilion, the on-campus home to the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team was the 2,400-seat Men's Gym known as the Student Activities Center, but disparagingly known as the "B. O. barn." After John Wooden led the Bruins to the national championship in 1964, fans and Wooden felt that a more suitable arena needed to be constructed. However, it had been obvious before that the Bruins needed a new arena. Games that were expected to attract larger crowds were played at Pan Pacific Auditorium, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and other venues around Los Angeles. Pauley Pavilion was constructed so that there would be some space between the crowds and the action on the court. Wooden cited the example of the close quarters of Cal's Harmon Gym where fans would "pull leg hairs from his players' legs". Kareem Abdul-Jabbar known as Lew Alcindor, was recruited to UCLA on the promise of playing in the new arena.
H. R. Haldeman headed the campaign to build a state-of-the-art sports arena. A million dollars was raised, matched by a donation from Edwin W. Pauley, a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California; the building was dedicated to Regent Edwin W. Pauley, at the June 1965 commencement ceremony by UCLA Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy; the facility opened for the 1965–1966 college basketball season. The first game played in Pauley Pavilion was on November 27, 1965, it featured the freshmen team, led by Lew Alcindor, against the UCLA varsity squad, the two-time defending champions and pre-season No. 1 team. The freshmen, led by Alcindor's 31 points and 21 rebounds, defeated the varsity team 75-60, a surprise considering the varsity squad had been chosen to finish number one in the nation in the preseason. Ohio State was the first visiting team in the regular season; the varsity Bruins defeated the Buckeyes in the inaugural game 92-66. Pauley Pavilion hosted its first NCAA Regional Finals in the 1969 post-season.
The Bruins advanced from there to win the 1969 Championship. John Wooden coached what would be his final game as varsity head coach in Pauley Pavilion March 1, 1975 in a 93-59 victory over Stanford. Four weeks he would announce his retirement following the NCA
Powell Library is the main college undergraduate library on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. Powell Library is known as the College Library, it was constructed from 1926 to 1929 and was one of the original four buildings that comprised the UCLA campus in the early period of the university's life. Its Romanesque Revival architecture design, its historic value and its popularity with students make it one of the defining images of UCLA. Like the building facing it across the quad, Royce Hall, the building's exterior is modeled after Milan's Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio; the entrance of the library is adorned with several mosaics, one of which depicts two men holding a book bearing the phrase, from Cicero's Pro Archia Poeta, "Haec studia adulescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant", an appropriate dictum for the vast collection for undergraduate students. There are Renaissance Printers' Marks on the ceiling; the library is named for Lawrence Clark Powell, the University Librarian at UCLA from 1944 to 1961 and Dean of the Graduate School of Library Service from 1960 to 1966.
It is part of the extensive UCLA Library system. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, as GSLS was known, was housed for many years in the southwestern corner of the top floor. During this period the building contained a separate unit of the campus library system devoted to education and psychology, closed and its collection distributed among the other campus libraries. Students at UCLA have affectionately called this library "Club Powell" because it has a reputation for being louder than most libraries. Others explain that it is because this library has a room called Night Powell, open 24/7 beginning on third week; the whole library is open 24/7 during tenth and finals week. The Inquiry Desk staff provides coffee during this stressful time. Powell hosts de-stressor programs during tenth and finals week, which include bringing therapy dogs, origami stations, meditation. Located in the second floor Rotunda, this UCLA library hosts events. Past events include the Edible Book Festival, Silent Disco, Video Game Orchestra, International Games Day.
The Hoover Collection is a digital collection of photos from the late 1920s to 1950s that features Powell Library, Royce Hall, the construction of Janss Steps. Powell Library is part of the "Ask A Librarian" service, where people can chat with a University of California librarian 24/7. Royce Hall UCLA Library Maine East High School Media related to Powell Library at Wikimedia Commons
Joe Bruin is the official mascot of UCLA and is found with Josephine Bruin, a female brown bear. He is a constant on-field presence at UCLA sporting events. Joe Bruin was created for the UCLA sports team in 1924. In 1924, students chose a more threatening name grizzly bear. In 1926 the name was changed to the "Bruins" and UC Berkeley called its mascot the Bears. UCLA used live bears as mascots, which entertained the home crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; the bears were given various names. Costumed student mascots have represented Joe Bruin since the mid-1960s; the design for the costume bear changed again in 1996 from a smiling bruin to the current one. Joe Bruin has been on the final team for the Capital One Bowl National Mascot of the Year team four times: 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010; the contest began in 2002. Present Joe Bruin at Life.com Retro Joe Bruin cartoon
Los Angeles Tennis Center
The Los Angeles Tennis Center is a tennis facility located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. The center opened May 20, 1984, hosted the demonstration tennis event of the 1984 Summer Olympics; the UCLA Bruins tennis teams moved to the facility in 1985 and 1997. The NCAA Women's Tennis Championships were held at the LATC in 1984, 1987, 1988, the Men's Championships took place there in 1997; the center hosted an ATP World Tour 250 event. The main grandstand surrounds three courts, has a capacity of 5800 spectators. There are hard-surface courts at the center, which can hold 10,000 spectators; the Straus Stadium was named for the former chairman of Thrifty Drugs. The Center hosted for many years the annual "Spring Sing", UCLA's student talent show and the presentation of the George and Ira Gershwin Award. Winners included Angela Lansbury, Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Bernadette Peters, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, k.d. lang, James Taylor, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Julie Andrews and Brian Wilson.
For many years, graduation ceremonies and celebrations were held at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Center hosted the 1997 Beach Volleyball World Championships, MTV Rock N' Jock, the 2011 Coldplay concert. Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the center before a large crowd on April 4, 2012; the 2015 JazzReggae Festival @ UCLA will be held at the Tennis Center on April 25, 2015. The Southern California Tennis Association has offices at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. List of tennis stadiums by capacity UCLA Bruins.com Los Angeles Tennis Center, imagine Olympic 1984
Royce Hall is a building on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. Designed by the Los Angeles firm of Allison & Allison and completed in 1929, it is one of the four original buildings on UCLA's Westwood campus and has come to be the defining image of the university; the brick and tile building is in the Lombard Romanesque style, once functioned as the main classroom facility of the university and symbolized its academic and cultural aspirations. Today, the twin-towered front remains the best known UCLA landmark; the 1800-seat auditorium was designed for speech acoustics and not for music. Named after Josiah Royce, a California-born philosopher who received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in 1875, the building's exterior is composed of elements borrowed from numerous northern Italian sources. While different in their composition and near-symmetry, the two towers of Royce make an abstract reference to those of the famous Abbey Church of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan. A building of similar form on a much smaller scale was a centerpiece of the College of California campus in Oakland in 1860, the predecessor of the University of California.
Damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Royce Hall underwent a $70.5 million seismic renovation designed by Barton Phelps & Associates and Anshen + Allen Los Angeles, completed in 1998. This program of extensive structural strengthening, functional improvements, conservation work inserted a new building within the old; the towers were strengthened and restored on an emergency basis. The project for the rest of the 200,000 square foot building accommodated a new structural system of six-story, concrete shear panels located around the "big box" of the auditorium and connected by concrete beams to the building's historic exterior brickwork. Royce Hall's eligibility for National Register listing prompted FEMA earthquake resistance requirements beyond normal safety levels and triggered close design scrutiny by federal and state preservation officers; the new "soft" structure responds in unison with original masonry infill panels to provide sufficient lateral resistance to protect the building's historic fabric from damage.
The sidewalls of the auditorium were reconfigured to hold foot-thick concrete shear panels the volume of which could have lessened its reverberant character. New wall openings, cut into abandoned rooftop areaways, are enclosed by new structure to form operable acoustic galleries allow variable acoustic responses. Along with new ceiling coves, the galleries increase the volume of the hall by 40,000 cubic feet and lengthen its reverberation period by over a second at their maximum setting. Skylights in the gallery restore natural light to the spectacular coffered ceiling, now for the first time, brightly illuminated. Unlike the former plaster interior, the new walls are clad in brick and terra cotta identical to that on the original exterior of the building; the uneven texture of projecting blocks improves sound diffusion. Its pattern is abstracted from Lombard Romanesque motifs in Lucca and other cities in the valley of the Po River in northern Italy; the hall, post renovation, covered 191,547 square feet.
In 1936, University of California President Robert Gordon Sproul appointed a committee to oversee programming and in 1937, Royce Hall's first performing arts season was born. The first subscription series included the great contralto Marian Anderson, the Budapest String Quartet, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition its world-renowned acoustics, the monument is a must-see for anyone who visits UCLA because of its asymmetrical features; the hall contains a 6,600-pipe E. M. Skinner pipe organ and expanded in 1999 by Robert Turner. During the 1930s, Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Alexander Schreiner gave public recitals three times a week on the instrument; the organ was featured in several recording sessions of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. It serves as one of the home venues for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Luminaries who have appeared on its stage include musicians George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Ella Fitzgerald, speakers Albert Einstein and John F. Kennedy. In 1960, Henri Temianka conducted his "Let's Talk Music" series at Royce Hall.
Soloists who performed with the CCS under Temianka's direction included David Oistrakh, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Benny Goodman. A "Concerts for Youth" series included participation by children from the audience. In 1985, Patrick Stewart performed a demonstration of various plays at Royce Hall to aid a friend, a member of the faculty. During this performance, television producer Robert Justman sat in attendance. Watching Stewart convinced him that he was the right actor to portray Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2012, the hall installed a new $128,000 Steinway concert grand piano. Nicknamed "Sapphire" by the staff, the piano has been used as the centerpiece of a $25,000-per-plate fundraising dinner to support emerging artists. Parts of the film The Nutty Professor were filmed in Royce Hall. Presentation of the annual Los Angeles Times book prizes are made during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in association with UCLA in Royce Hall. In Noah Hawl
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
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