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The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.

UCLA in Household Gods[]

Frank Perrin, author of the best-selling journalistic treatise Spy by Wire, taught computer science classes at UCLA in the 1990s.[1]

UCLA in "King of All"[]

The UCLA Medical Center had researchers studying the ill effects of caffeine on people. Dr. Louis Goldman, one such personnel member, was interviewed for reporter Kristin's newscast which Ralph Sandars watched.

UCLA in "The Road Not Taken"[]

In 2039, the Indomitable landed on the grounds of UCLA as part of the Roxolan invasion fleet. After its troops deployed and attacked, most were killed or wounded and the rest captured by United States Army troops.[2]

UCLA in Supervolcano[]

Both Bryce Miller and Susan Ruppelt were graduate students studying for PhDs in history at UCLA. They met and began dating when Ruppelt was moving into the TA office Miller was vacating.[3]

UCLA in The Valley-Westside War[]

UCLA provided the funding for Liz Mendoza's family to research an alternate where a war between the US and the USSR led to a nuclear holocaust in 1967.

Liz, a UCLA student in the home timeline, was the one who went with her parents to the devastated timeline and had the task of actually going to the alternate UCLA library and scanning historical information to further this research project. She eventually came up with the crucial piece of information about Vyacheslav Molotov having had a different position in the Soviet hierarchy of this timeline than he had in the history of the home timeline.

However, Liz's interest in the UCLA library also made Valley soldier Dan, who was in love with her, question her motives and suspect her of being a spy. The explosive final confrontation between Liz and Dan, which nearly caused Liz's arrest and which did lead to Dan's discovering the crosstime secret, happened on the UCLA campus after she left the library.

Having had a chance to see the UCLA campus in both timelines and make comparisons, Liz was greatly saddened and depressed to see its decrepit condition in the nuclear-devastated timeline.

UCLA in Worldwar[]

Race Mimicking was common among UCLA students in the 1960s, Jonathan Yeager and Karen Culpepper among them.

References[]

  1. Household Gods, p. 16, HC.
  2. See e.g. Kaleidoscope, pgs. 182-188, mpb.
  3. Eruption, pg. 57.
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