2021 reflections: In an amazing year of achievements, nothing topped the return to campus

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As we approach the end of December, it’s a natural time to look back at the year that was. In 2021, UCLA welcomed students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors back to our home in Westwood, though of course it wasn’t exactly the way things had been.

Different from pre-pandemic times: Masks remain present. Better (much better): UCLA officially opened the Black Bruin Resource Center.

Even with all the changes, UCLA persisted as a force for public good, guided by our mission of teaching, research and service. In the past year, professors continued helping us better understand our world with their research, students kept excelling in ways that make us proud and UCLA showed how it helps make Los Angeles a world-class city.

Here we present a look back at some of the most memorable UCLA moments and stories from 2021.

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