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1. Message from Chancellor Block on UCLA basketball players returning to the U.S.

The chancellor thanks those who assisted and expressed concerns, and provides an update on what happens next regarding the student-athletes.

2. Opera legend Plácido Domingo receives UCLA Medal

The singer and conductor, who has guided opera in Los Angeles for decades, also conducted a public master class at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

3. Bruins make their presence felt at Fast Company event in New York

UCLA professors and alumni share their approaches to innovation at the magazine’s annual festival that brings together leaders in entertainment, technology and business.

4. Former poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera receives UCLA Medal

In presenting the campus’s highest honor, Chancellor Gene Block praised the poet’s achievements as both an artist and an activist.

5. Mo Ostin Basketball Center at UCLA officially opens

New center provides the men’s and women’s basketball teams with vital resources, and also frees up facility access for other programs and student-athletes.

6. UC to establish National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement in D.C.

University of California President Janet Napolitano said the center will be devoted to research, education and advocacy.

7. Message from Chancellor Block on the appointment of a special advisor on immigration policy

Professor Abel Valenzuela will be responsible for implementing recommendations of a UCLA advisory council and for informing the campus community about important policy changes.

8. UCLA ranked No. 13 in the world by U.S. News and World Report

UCLA is third among American public universities, according to the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings.

9. UCLA and Fast Company partner at ‘Innovation Festival’ in New York City

Some of UCLA’s most-accomplished faculty and alumni are attending the magazine’s weeklong event, which attracts business, technology, design and entertainment notables.

10. UCLA raises $650 million and receives record number of million-dollar gifts in 2016-17

Among the highlights are a $50 million gift from Mattel, Inc. to the children’s hospital — the largest corporate gift in UCLA history — and the most gifts ever from young alumni.