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HR-37 (2019-2020)

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Revised  May 20, 2019


House Resolution
No. 37

Introduced by Assembly Member Kamlager-Dove
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Fong, Gonzalez, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Obernolte, Quirk-Silva, Salas, Santiago, Smith, and Weber Weber, Aguiar-Curry, Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Bigelow, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Bonta, Brough, Burke, Calderon, Carrillo, Cervantes, Chau, Chen, Chiu, Choi, Chu, Cooper, Cunningham, Dahle, Daly, Diep, Eggman, Flora, Frazier, Friedman, Gabriel, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gray, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kiley, Lackey, Levine, Limón, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, O’Donnell, Patterson, Petrie-Norris, Quirk, Ramos, Rendon, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Mark Stone, Ting, Voepel, Waldron, Wicks, and Wood)

May 08, 2019

Relative to the University of California, Los Angeles.


HR 37, as introduced, Kamlager-Dove.

WHEREAS, The University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) was founded on May 23, 1919; and
WHEREAS, In 1929, classes began at its current campus in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles; and
WHEREAS, UCLA consistently receives more applications for undergraduate admission than any other university in the country, with over 113,000 applications received for the 2018–19 academic year; and
WHEREAS, In U.S. News and World Report’s 2018–19 overall hospital rankings, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is ranked first in Los Angeles, second in California, and seventh in the country; and
WHEREAS, UCLA is the number one public university in the country in 2019 according to rankings by U.S. News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. In 2018, Times Higher Education ranked UCLA ninth in the world in its world reputation rankings; and
WHEREAS, UCLA faculty and alumni have excelled in many different fields: UCLA has produced 14 Nobel Prize winners, 13 MacArthur Fellows, 9 National Medal of Science winners, 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, one Fields Medalist, 2 Turing Award winners, and 38 Academy Award winners; and
WHEREAS, UCLA also boasts exceptional athletic programs, as it was the first in the nation to reach 100 National Collegiate Athletic Association team championship victories, and UCLA athletes and coaches have won a total of 261 Olympic medals, more than half of them gold; and
WHEREAS, According to UCLA’s economic impact report, during the 2016–17 fiscal year, the university had a total impact of over $11 billion on the California economy, with more than $4 billion coming in the City of Los Angeles alone, and UCLA helped generate more than $706 million in tax revenue throughout the state; and
WHEREAS, During the 2016–17 fiscal year, 251 patents were issued to UCLA, 24 startup companies were launched using technology developed by UCLA, and 70 UCLA inventions were licensed to companies for commercial use; and
WHEREAS, A total of 92 UCLA graduates have served in the California Legislature, with 66 serving in the Assembly only, 6 serving in the Senate only, and 20 serving in both the Assembly and Senate; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly recognizes May 23, 2019, as the 100th anniversary of UCLA’s founding and gratefully acknowledges its many achievements and 100 years of service to the State of California; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

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