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Class Notes

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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Bob Schiller ’39

Legendary comedy writer Bob Schiller ’39, whose career spanned over 60 years, passed away on October 10 at age 98. Schiller and writing partner Bob Weiskopf worked together for 45 years and were pioneers in television sitcom writing, counting scripts for “I Love Lucy,” “All in the Family,” and “Maude” among their numerous other credits. […]

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Linda Liau, Ph.D. ’99, M.B.A. ’16

Linda Liau, Ph.D. ’99, M.B.A. ’16 was appointed chair of the department of neurosurgery, effective August 21. Dr. Liau was selected for this position following a national search; she had been serving as interim chair since Jan. 1. Liau received her medical degree from Stanford University, completed residency training in neurosurgery at UCLA, and subsequently […]

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Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D. ’01

Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D. ’01, became the President of the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston’s second largest university, in April. Before earning his Ph.D. in Education, Dr. Muñoz received a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and an M.A. from Cal State Los Angeles. He credits the education he received at UCLA and the other institutions with […]

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Justinian Jampol ’00

Justinian Jampol ’00 is founder and executive director of the newly opened Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City. Read the full article here.

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Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D. ’01

Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D. ’01, became the President of the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston’s second largest university, in April. Before earning his Ph.D. in Education, Dr. Muñoz received a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and an M.A. from Cal State Los Angeles. He credits the education he received at UCLA and the other institutions with […]

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Thomas Umberg ’77

Thomas J. Umberg ’77 has been selected by the Orange County Business Journal for the 2017 edition of “OC 500 Directory of Influence.” This list honors the most influential individuals from throughout Orange County. Honorees range from top executives at the largest publicly traded or privately held companies to up-and-comers, as well as a diverse […]

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Julie Wei, ’05

Julie Wei ’05 has passed away from cancer at age 34 after fighting the disease for nearly three years. A San Francisco native, Wei was a double major in communications and political science at UCLA, and went on to earn a J.D. degree from the UC Davis School of Law in 2008. She was a […]

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Meredith Mitchell ’48, M.A. ’53

Meredith Mitchell ’48, M.A. ’53 passed away at age 89 on October 21 at his home in Georgetown, TX. Born in Omaha, NE, and raised in Los Angeles, Mitchell received his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in psychology from UCLA; he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Cal […]

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Mary Hanson ’45

Mary Hanson ’45, a member of the Whittier Bruins alumni network for over half a century, and its president for many years, passed away Oct. 22. She was 95. A former columnist and amateur playwright, Hanson wrote that “I always dreamed of becoming a professional journalist or an actress and singer. UCLA chorale conductor Raymond […]

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Eric Shaw ’98

Eric Shaw ’98 has been named a Top 20 LGBT+ public sector executive by OUTstanding, a professional network for LGBT+ executives and their allies. Shaw serves on the UCLA Alumni Association Board and Harvard Design School Alumni Council, where he advocates for the support and mentorship of LGBT+ students, and for increased LGBT+ representation in […]

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Yvonne Lacey ’90

Yvonne Lacey ’90 is the author of a new book, “Taking Back Your Holidays, A Whimsical Guide to a Lighter, Brighter Christmas,” in which she explores holiday history and rituals. Lacy earned a bachelor of arts degree in linguistics and English at UCLA and a master’s degree in English education at Syracuse University. For more […]

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