Exclusive Interview with David Misch: Veteran Comedy Writer, Performer & Teacher

David Misch has been a comic folksinger, stand-up comedian and screenwriter; his credits include the multiple-Emmy-nominated “Mork and Mindy”, the Emmy-losing “Duckman”, the Emmy-ignored “Police Squad!”, the Emmy-engorged “Saturday Night Live”, and the Emmy-ineligible “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. David’s written Funny: The Book and A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption; he blogs for The Huffington Post,…

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra at UCLA

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra took an hour out from antagonizing President Trump to deliver some lessons Thursday about government and the law under the new administration. The unusual occasion was a guest appearance in a UCLA Extension class called “The Trump Presidency: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown.” – Los Angeles Daily News, October…

Silicon Beach and UCLA Extension Join Forces

When Bruce Huang joined UCLA Extension in December 2016 as the director of the digital technology department, he knew he wanted to offer students experiences that took them beyond the classroom. While many UCLA Extension courses include site visits and guest lectures from industry experts, Huang, a longtime IBM software executive who more recently founded an early-childhood education company, felt the need to…

Commitment to Community Leads to Staff Assembly Presidency

With Staff Appreciation Week and the UCLA All-Staff Picnic packed up for another year, Walen Ngo is looking ahead to what he hopes will be a year of fun and meaningful professional development opportunities for UCLA’s roughly 35,000 staff members. Ngo, 38, joined UCLA in 2013 as UCLA Extension’s program manager for business and management…

UCLA Extension Partners with Spanish Firm to Offer Online Courses in Latin America

UCLA Extension is launching a partnership with Global Alumni, a Madrid-based educational company, aimed at extending its presence and reach in Latin America. This initiative, announced Thursday, targets professionals in Latin America and Spanish speakers in other countries, offering online courses in business, finance and technology. Specific course focuses will include operations, project management, mergers…

UCLA Plans Online Higher Ed Expansion

The University of California, Los Angeles, is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade. Wayne Smutz, dean of continuing education and UCLA Extension, said in a statement that UCLA is in the planning stages to launch UCLA…