University of California, Los AngelesThe University of California, Los Angeles, commonly known as UCLA, was founded in 1919 as the southern branch of the University of California. It later moved to a sand-duned real-estate development called Westwood, and is now a eucalyptus-lined 740-acre campus, in the western part of Los Angeles, just south of Sunset Boulevard.
As of 2003, the university has more than 35,000 students, and is led by Chancellor Al Carnesale. In addition to the score of faculty who are or were Nobel Laureates, two alumni, Ralph Bunche, and Glenn T. Seaborg, were Nobel Laureates, for Peace (1950) and Chemistry (1951), respectively; Bunche Hall overlooks the Sculpture Garden .
UCLA enjoys a traditional rivalry with the nearby University of Southern California, however the two schools routinely share resources and instructors.
The school's sports teams are called the Bruins, with colors powder-blue and gold. (Note the parallel to Cal's Bears, with colors blue and yellow.) They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A, and in the Pacific Ten Conference. Even UCLA's sweatshirt catalog can vault its alumni to fame, such as Heather Locklear, the daughter of a Registrar of UCLA.
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