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1. Andrew Jerrold ‘Jerry’ Perenchio, 86, entertainment executive and philanthropist

“What we will always admire most about Jerry was his singular focus on the impact he could make, rather than on the plaudits or praise he could receive for it,” said Chancellor Gene Block.

2. L.A. mayor, retired police captain and former dean among UCLA commencement speakers

Graduating students and guests will attend nearly 60 commencement ceremonies, receptions and celebrations across campus.

3. UCLA helps L.A. pitch greenest Olympics ever

To create a zero-waste games, existing venues like the UCLA residence halls, which would house the athletes, are central to the Los Angeles’ Olympic organizing committee’s bid.

4. UC Board of Regents approves policy on nonresident student enrollment

The University of California Board of Regents approved a policy on nonresident undergraduate enrollment that reaffirms UC’s historic commitment to California residents by limiting the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine ...

5. Destructivist artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz to receive UCLA Medal

The 83-year-old’s work destroying household objects and creating sculpture from the detritus created sharp commentaries on global conflict, consumerism and nuclear war.

6. Marion Anderson, philanthropist and namesake of UCLA management school

Anderson and her late husband, John, provided the UCLA Anderson School of Management with transformational gifts that positioned the school as a global leader in management education.

7. In memoriam: Lloyd Cotsen’s generosity helped UCLA establish renowned institute of archaeology

Lloyd Cotsen, former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Neutrogena Corporation and longtime philanthropist to UCLA, died at his Beverly Hills home on May 8. He was 88.

8. David Geffen, UCLA leaders dedicate new medical school home

Entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen joined UCLA leaders on May 11 to dedicate Geffen Hall, the new home of UCLA’s medical school.

9. Roger Wakimoto is appointed UCLA vice chancellor for research

Most recently, he served as assistant director for the National Science Foundation Directorate for Geosciences, where he led a division with an annual budget of approximately $1.3 billion in support of core research.

10. UCLA No. 2 Best Value College in new national ranking

In a new Forbes ranking UCLA outperformed 298 other private and public institutions.