Can you capture the reality of UCLA in a handful of photos? That's the question University Communications faced in 1999, when planning began for a new version of www.ucla.edu. The answer was a resounding "no," because UCLA is more than beautiful buildings and landscapes. UCLA is a community of people — faculty, staff, students and alumni. And UCLA’s people are active, involved in programs from academics to research to community service to athletics.
So the UCLA Spotlight was born in June 2000, a weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) image and story focused on an individual or program. In November 2004, we added the occasional video. In August 2007, we established this separate web site for Spotlights, making it easier than ever to enjoy reading about the people and programs of UCLA.