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George Takei Encourages UCLA Grads: Boldly Go Where No Bruin Has Gone Before

In 1966, George Takei got his big break when he was cast as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the science-fiction series “Star Trek.” While the show only lasted three seasons, Takei soon became one of the most popular actors of Asian descent in Hollywood. With a career that now spans 5 decades, he’s been prominently involved in hundreds of TV shows and more than 40 feature films…

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Mayim Bialik: The Scientist Who Blossomed At UCLA

Mayim Bialik has spent a good part of her life in front of TV cameras: first as the title character of the 90s sitcom “Blossom,” and more recently as the nerdy neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit “The Big Bang Theory.” Bialik started her career as a child actress in the late 1980s…

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The Ten Trillion Reasons Larry Fink Still Thinks Of UCLA

The son of a shoe salesman in California, Larry Fink’s meteoric rise on Wall Street is almost too incredible to believe. In 1988, he and several partners founded BlackRock, and under Fink’s leadership, the firm has grown into the biggest money manager the world has ever seen, with more than $9 trillion in assets under management…

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