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In memoriam: 'Nati' Cano, instrumental in the study of Mexican music at UCLA

A ‘giant in the mariachi world,’ Cano was instrumental in the study of Mexican music at UCLA.

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Peter B. Hammond

Peter B. Hammond passed away on October 4. Professor Hammond joined the UCLA Department of Anthropology in 1981 and was the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and a very highly regarded instructor. He conducted research, principally in Africa, as well as Cuba and the Caribbean.

President of Mexico presents grant to UCLA student

A representative of the "Dream Generation," grant recipient Francisco López-Flores will graduate from UCLA this December.

Area studies programs offer breadth and flexibility

The UCLA International Institute offers flexible area studies programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2014–15

The impressive roster of graduate students come from different regions of Brazil and are studying a broad array of disciplines.

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