Myths about Central American child migrants prevail

The policy and public health implications of the migration of unaccompanied minors from Central America was the focus of a recent event co-hosted by the UCLA Blum Center and the Latin American Institute.

Mazatlán premiere of grand opera by music faculty

Composer Roger Bourland (UCLA professor emeritus) and librettist Mitchell Morris (UCLA musicology professor) receive honors.

Podcast-Buying into the Regime: Grapes and Consumption in Cold War Chile and the United States

Listen to a lecture by Professor Heidi Tinsman (UC Irvine) on her new book Buying into the Regime.

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.

Revitalizing Cities with 'Urban Acupuncture'

Renowned planner Jaime Lerner shared his views on building cities in Brazil at the inaugural Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin lecture.

Professor Emeritus Roger Bourland to Stage New Opera in Mexico

The composer's first full-length opera about Mexican singer Ángela Peralta debuts in Mazatlán on November 14, 2014.

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.

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.

More than a sport, soccer gets students excited about learning

Teacher training at UCLA inspires educators to examine "The Beautiful Game" and bring the world's most popular sport into the classroom

Mexican consul general enthusiastic about collaborating with UCLA

At a recent meeting with Mexican experts from across the UCLA campus, Mexican Consul General Carlos M. Sada expressed a keen interest in collaborating with the university.

Podcast- At the Crossroads: Humanitarianism, Medicine, & Anthropology in Latin America

Listen to a presentation by clinicians and social scientists who explore the intersection between humanitarianism, medicine, and anthropology among communities in Latin America.

Smithsonian Magazine article features Dr. Karin Nielsen

The Center for Brazilian Studies director is highlighted in an article on the work of UCLA professor and engineer Aydogan Ozcan.

“At the Crossroads” symposia series continues to inspire

Physicians and social scientists spoke about the relationship between humanitarianism, medicine and anthropology in Latin America on May 2 at the final symposium in a series hosted by the Latin American Institute.

Theatre in Brazilian prisons

On April 29, a performance event cosponsored by the Latin American Institute and the Center for Brazilian Studies will explore theater and incarceration in Brazil.

Podcast- At the Crossroads: Pediatrics, Surgery & Anthropology in Brazil

Listen to a presentation by clinicians and social scientists who explore the intersection between medicine, surgery and anthropology among communities in Brazil.

Meet the new CACSC director: Verónica Cortínez

UCLA professor of Spanish & Portuguese Verónica Cortínez, a native of Chile, discusses her research, favorite films and vision for the Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone under her leadership.

Brazilian teachers learn fine points of American culture, language

High school teachers of English from Brazil learn the ins and outs of American culture and slang at UCLA Extension.

UCLA Latin American Institute photo contest

Announcement of winning submissions and Q&A with Walter Thompson Hernandez, who submitted photos from a trip to Cuba.

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