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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Russell Schuh, M.A. ’68, Ph.D. ’72

Distinguished Professor of Linguistics Russell Schuh passed away on Nov. 8, 2016. Schuh was a beloved colleague and outstanding member of the linguistics department in teaching, research and service. He was an renowned field linguist, specializing in the Chadic languages of Northern Nigeria, and undertook many field expeditions to Nigeria that led to multiple books […]

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May Sun ’76

Bruin and artist May Sun ’79 was featured in KCET’s Artbound, an LA-based television station, highlighting her large-scale art pieces on display in the Los Angeles metro stations. In the article, Sun discusses her relationship with artist and fellow Bruin Richard Wyatt ’78 as well as describes how her work is a reflection of the local Los […]

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Shu-Heng Chen, M.A. ‘91, Ph.D. ‘92

Bruin and Economist Shu-Heng Chen, M.A. ‘91, Ph.D. ‘92 was appointed Vice President of the National Chengchi University in Taipei City, Taiwan. A trained academic, Chen said he is up to the challenges of the new administrative role. His priorities as Vice President are the English Taught Program, the development of higher education and the […]

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Julia Wilson ’91

On Feb. 9, 2017 in Sacramento, California, Bruin Julia Wilson ’91 received the prestigious James Irvine Foundation leadership award for her work leading OneJustice. Wilson was honored by the California State legislature and received a $200,000 award to further the work of the organization. The award celebrates “the work of six Californians who are advancing […]

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Natalie Davis ’02

Bruin Natalie Davis ’02 recently opened her own design studio named “Canoe.” A graphic designer, artist and educator, Davis uses traditional tooling and construction techniques to create her modern leather goods. Born in New York, Davis grew up in Texas and attended UCLA where she earned degrees in design and media. She also received an […]

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Monteen Hipolite-Chase ’39

Bruin Monteen Hipolite-Chase passed away of natural causes in San Antonio, Texas. Hipolite-Chase graduated from the UCLA Department of Education in 1939. Born in October of 1916, she was more than 100 years old at the time of her passing.

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Jenny Banh ’98

Bruin Jenny Banh ’98 edited and contributed to the volume, “Anthropology of Los Angeles: Place and Agency in an Urban Setting” published by Lexington Books. The text, published on Jan. 23, 2017, questions the production and representations of Los Angeles by revealing the gray spaces between the real and imagined city. Contributors to this urban ethnography […]

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Lila Lee ’58

Lila H. Lee ’58 of Costa Mesa, California, lost her struggle with cancer on Jan. 8, 2017. She was 80 years old. Born in Los Angeles, she enjoyed most of her life in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa area. Through her varied career Lee worked as a bookkeeper, corporate executive, performing artist manager, commercial […]

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Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Ph.D. ’00

The Spencer Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Ph.D. ‘00 to be the next president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. Nasir’s appointment follows a broad national search for an educational leader and scholar to head Spencer. Nasir currently serves as vice chancellor of Equity […]

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Beth R. Temkin ’62

In 2016, Bruin Beth R. Temkin ’62 published “John Boles: Matinee Idol: The Golden Years.” The book, 30 years in the making, is centered on John Boles (1895-1969), the matinee idol of the early 1930’s and first singing star of the “talkies.” Comprised of more than 60 head-shots and stills, the book is sure to […]

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Megan P. Tatu ’78

Bruin Megan P. Tatu ’78 has retired after more than 38 years of honorable service as a Signal Officer in the United States Army and Army Reserve. Major General Tatu is a native of Laguna Niguel, California and graduated from UCLA where she attended on an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. She earned a […]

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