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1. UCLA receives $2.2 million to support technology transfer

The financial support comes from a $22 million investment in the University of California from a state law that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship.

2. UCLA Engineering online master’s program remains No. 1

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science again holds the top spot in rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

3. January 9 update on strike by Teamsters

The UCLA campus and UCLA Health medical facilities will remain open and operational.

4. New UCLA programs at the VA aim to help homeless veterans, their families and more

The programs in the works include a legal clinic; a center to help with or prevent homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness; a revived Veteran’s Garden; and a family resource center.

5. UCLA moves forward with $16.5 million package of major new programs and services for veterans

Chancellor Gene Block met with U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to observe ongoing revitalization efforts at the West L.A. VA campus.

6. UCLA campus closes for winter break Dec. 23 - Jan. 2

Emergency response services will be available and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will remain open.

7. UCLA chancellor joins more than 170 colleges and universities urging Trump to support climate action

“As a university we have a deep commitment to research innovative solutions for tomorrow, to serve the greater public good and to educate the leaders of future generations,” said Chancellor Gene Block.

8. UCLA breaks several records with 2017 freshman applications

The applicants represent the most economically, ethnically and geographically diverse group ever to apply. Pool includes a record number of applications from California high school seniors.

9. Alumnus Norman Powell makes $5 million gift to UCLA Library

University Librarian Ginny Steel said Powell has been “one of the library’s most generous and visionary donors for many, many years, and this magnificent gift further demonstrates the strength of his support.”

10. Brett Steele named dean of UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

Brett Steele, the director of London's Architectural Association School of Architecture, one of the world’s oldest and most influential schools of architecture, has been appointed dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.