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Following his highly successful tenure as chancellor of the University of Kansas, Murphy leads UCLA to even greater academic stature, establishing it as far more than a "southern branch." Although a medical doctor, he also supports the arts, founding the world-renowned sculpture garden that now bears his name.
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Today part of the Luskin School of Public Affairs, the School of Social Welfare is founded with the mission of advocating for disadvantaged populations.
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Now known as the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, the School of Education is founded.
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UCLA's first professional school is formed. Originally the College of Business Administration, it is now known as the Anderson School of Management.
a group of people standing outside the UCLA school of medicine on the stairs. There are 2 cars parked on the road in front of them.

The very first class of the medical school, now the David Geffen School of Medicine, begins attending classes in the old Religious Conference Building on Le Conte Avenue. What begins as a 15-member faculty serving 28 students, the medical school sees tremendous growth by the time that first class graduates in 1955.
Black and white image of a field with construction in the background. There is a man standing in the foreground of the field with a pole, and two men further in the foreground - one is taking a picture of the first man, and the other is writing something down in a notebook.

After breaking ground in 1926, construction of Westwood campus' inaugural structures begins in May the following year. The Arroyo Bridge was completed first, though its arches, modeled after Roman aqueducts, are hidden from view today. Construction on Royce Hall, Powell Library, the Physics Building (Haines Hall), and the Chemistry Building (Kaplan Hall) are also started in 1927 and completed in 1929.
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About seven million people utilize the UCLA library system every year, either in-person or online. Despite crushing budget cuts in 2010, the library is proud to acquire Orlando Furioso, a 16th century Italian epic poem as its nine-millionth volume. The poem is kept with the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of Early Italian Printing.
Students in a studio perform musical instruments such as the piano, trumpet, and guitar.

On January 21, 2016 the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is formally approved by the UC Regents, becoming the 12th professional school at UCLA and the first independent School of Music in the University of California system. Named after Grammy winning musician and recording industry leader Herb Alpert, the school will help continue the musical traditions of Los Angeles.