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Join the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative’s #DreamRevolution

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Blog 700x240The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) is celebrating the grand opening of the campus' new Living Amphitheater with its #DreamRevolution on Thursday, May 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will include a high-energy adaption of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Joe Olivieri, head of UCLA's Undergraduate Acting Program. The production will feature designers from the UCLA's Department of Theater, as well as performances by its rising-star actors.

Here's a list of what the #DreamRevolution will bring:

  • 4:00 p.m. HCI-funded student projects competition, giveaways, demos, live music, and book signing of One Gun Ranch: Biodynamic recipes for Vibrant Living
  • 5:00 p.m. Live show featuring a performances by UCLA's School of Theater Film and Television Actors
  • 6:30 p.m. Celebration party with free food by Roy Choi's LocoL (founder of the Kogi food truck) and live music

Tickets are free at the Central Ticket office or $25 if reserved online.

Located inside the Sunset Recreation Complex, the Living Amphitheater provides a welcoming space for our campus community and contains 31 community garden boxes tended by UCLA students, staff, and faculty.

The Healthy Campus Initiative, envisioned and supported by Jane and Terry Semel, is committed to making UCLA the healthiest campus in America. UCLA Transportation frequently partners with HCI to encourage healthy living through various campus promotions, such as the Breathe Well campaign and Arianna Huffington's "Sleep Revolution."

The #DreamRevolution Facebook event page can be found here.


Must Watch: Sleep GameZzz


SleepPhotoEver been so tired you drag your feet through the day like a scene from The Walking Dead?

Sleep is an often underrated, overlooked necessity. About 1 in 3 Americans do not get enough sleep. And for college students, it's even worse. Nearly 70% of college students don't get sufficient sleep. Luckily, this is a lifestyle choice that UCLA students should ultimately feel empowered to change.

That's why our new Sleep GameZzz video—which made its debut at yesterday's Live Well: Sleep Revolution event—is part video game and part real life.

In Sleep GameZzz, the protagonist, Jo-Ann, is an undergraduate student at UCLA. She is the main character of a popular role-playing video game where her decisions guide her through the weeks before an important upcoming exam. Jo-Ann’s 8-bit adventure is led by her goal to increase her health meter as she learns to make healthy lifestyle choices and achieve a good night’s sleep.

We highly encourage you to take a second to watch it and find out what happens when you don't get enough sleep.

Arianna Huffington’s ‘Sleep Revolution’ is Coming to UCLA


Blog-Chancellor-700x240One in three Americans—and a whopping seven in 10 American college student—are not getting sufficient shuteye. So it’s no surprise that many of us are losing sleep over losing sleep.

The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative aims to reawaken our understanding of and respect for sleep at its annual celebration event to be held April 20 in Pauley Pavilion. A sleep fair with healthy food samples, prizes and student group posters begins at 5 p.m. This will be followed by a panel discussion, live entertainment and an awards presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and a book signing with Arianna Huffington beginning at 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone.

Among the evening’s notable guests:SLEEP_REV_HIRES

  • Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and author of “The Sleep Revolution”
  • Metta World Peace, Los Angeles Lakers forward, rapper and mental health and healthy eating advocate
  • Jerry Siegel, director of the UCLA Center for Sleep Research and a professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Shelly Ibach, president and CEO of Sleep Number
  • Hosain Rahman, founder and CEO of Jawbone

The live show will feature the performances by Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, WACSmash, Resonance A Cappella, UCLA Gymnastics and the UCLA Marching Band.

Tickets are free and now available for pick-up at the UCLA Central Ticket Office, limit four per person. To request tickets by phone, call 310-825-2101. Those interested in reserving a block of tickets for a group, department or class may do so here.

Tickets will also be available at Covel Commons, Murphy Hall, the North Campus Student Center, Kerckhoff Hall, Wilshire Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica.

UCLA Awarded ‘Silver’ Bicycle Friendly University Status


BFU_blogheaderThis is great news for UCLA! We've been recognized with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award designation by the League of American Bicyclists.

Today, 49 new and renewing BFUs were announced from 31 states. That means UCLA is part of a committed group of colleges and universities across the U.S. transforming their campuses and encouraging the communities around them to actively raise their standards for what bicycle friendly looks like.

BFU_Silver_2011_2019Why the honor? Well, we encourage bicycling both to and around campus as a healthy transportation option. We have a growing number of high-visibility and buffered bike lanes, do-it-yourself bike repair stands, electronic bike lockers available on demand around campus, a free Employee Commuter Bike Loaner Program, Bruin Commuter Club bike benefits, expanded traffic skills bike safety classes and organized commuter group rides.

Currently, over 3,000 UCLA staff, faculty and students bike regularly to and from campus.

But all that growth isn't just because of us. UCLA Recreation, Capital Programs, UCLA School of Public Health and UCLA Housing have really helped us make changes all over campus, resulting in a noticeable difference for UCLA's bike commuters.

This Silver BFU designation is a major accomplishment for us given the challenges UCLA faces being located in a city heavily dependent upon and designed around cars. It's also emblematic of the University’s commitment to improve and invest in infrastructure and programs on campus to make it a desirable place to bike and walk, as part of UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative.

Click here for more information about our biking programs.BFU_Silver_Inforgraphic_2015_final-01

Building Paths to A Healthy UCLA: Working to Make UCLA the Most Bike Friendly Campus

Following the success of last year's Creating a Bikeable UCLA, please join us at the Building Paths to a Healthy UCLA: Working to Make UCLA the Most Bike Friendly Campus on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium.

There will be panel discussions and audience Q&A with UCLA and Los Angeles leaders in health, bicycling, transportation, design and administration. The panelists at the event include:

  • Jeff Averill, UCLA Campus Architect
  • Liz Bernier, UCLA Bike Shop
  • Madeline Brozen, UCLA Complete Streets Initiative
  • Cassandra Carlin, Stantec
  • David Feinberg, MD, President, UCLA Health System
  • Jonathan Fielding, MD, Director, LA County Public Health
  • Richard J. Jackson, MD, Professor and Chair, UCLA Environmental Health Sciences
  • Dave Karwaski, Manager, UCLA Transportation
  • Sarah Mallory, Westwood Field Deputy Council District 5
  • Jack Powazek, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor
  • Justin Resnick, President, UCLA Bike Coalition
  • Andrew Thomas, Executive Director, Westwood Village Improvement Association
  • Jeff Young, Assistant Chief, UC Police Department

There will also be a reception with food to follow, as well as raffles for bike gear.

RSVP to confirm your attendance:

We'll see you there!