We call that a momentous year. Browse the highlights below, or click over to the front page of UCLA Newsroom and enjoy a slidehow of the Top 25 stories of 2014 in photographs.
One more thing was new in 2014 — UCLA Newsroom itself. We introduced an entirely fresh design so you can now follow UCLA news on your phone or tablet, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. See you in 2015!
UCLA named 22 campus facilities the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex, retired number 42 in all sports and read Robinson's biography as a common book.
When a ruptured city water main under Sunset Boulevard inundated part of UCLA's north campus, Bruins of all kinds responded. Full coverage.
We were rated the number two public university in the world by both U.S News and World Report and the London Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.
UCLA’s sixth annual Volunteer Day helped at more than 40 Los Angeles area schools and other sites.
UCLA athletes and teams have won more NCAA titles than those of any other college or university. The women's tennis team (#111) and men's water polo team (#112) extended UCLA's record during the year.
A visual piece of UCLA history is back on display. Plus: Another hidden treasure in Bunche Hall.
The UCLA chapter of Flying Samaritans works with doctors and other volunteers to provide quality medical care in Tijuana's Colonia Margarita Moran. Watch video of our students in action.
Paralyzed for years, four men had a breakthrough through the use of epidural electrical stimulation of their spines.
Digitized talks by major figures such as Cesar Chavez, Jane Fonda, Lenny Bruce, Eldridge Cleaver and others date back to 1962.
We don't know for certain that this is the most beloved class. But students tend to celebrate when they learn they have gotten into professor Neil Garg's organic chemistry course.
Since UCLA came to L.A.'s Koreatown, most high school seniors now plan on going to college.
Egyptologist Kara Cooney has rehabbed the image of Hatshepsut, a 15th century B.C. success story whose acievements were erased by men.
Two Bruins who played here with Jackie Robinson went on to be among the first African American players in the National Football League.
Ten-year-old girls told they are fat by a parent, teacher or sibling are far likelier to be obese at age 19.
Fake laughter, unlike the real kind, is unique to humans.
Giorgio Buccellati and local residents help to save Urkesh from the destruction of civil war.
Bizarre object in our galaxy has been explained. They used to think it was a huge gas cloud moving toward a black hole.
UCLA psychology study offers an answer.
UCLA historian's book explores Japanese-American social clubs in Los Angeles between 1920 and 1950.
Architecture and urban design students helped to produce a fully functional microhouse using 3-D printing technology.
President Obama met at Los Angeles International Airport with UCLA students in a seminar taught by actor and former White House aide Kal Penn.