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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.


Q&A with UCLA Alum, Professor Alfonso Gonzales


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 faculty eligible for short-term travel grants to Brazil

The Lemann Foundation of Brazil has renewed funding for faculty travel grants to visit top Brazilian universities and research institutions in 2014.


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.


Obituary: James Lockhart (1933-2014)

Prominent scholar of colonial Latin America, ehtnohistory of central Mexico, and UCLA professor passes away on January 17, 2014.


Waiting to be heard — and read — in English

For José Luiz Passos, winning two of the most prestigious literary awards in Brazil is only the beginning of a long journey to find an American publisher.


José Luiz Passos wins two prestigious literary awards in Brazil

José Luiz Passos, UCLA professor of Brazilian literature and culture, has been awarded two of the Portuguese-speaking world's most prestigious awards for his novel, "O sonâmbulo amador (The Amateur Sleepwalker).”


Chile’s Popular Unity coalition and the revolution from below

Conference panel finds that the Allende government (1970–73) presided over a push from below that resulted in significant industrial and agrarian reforms in Chile, supported by the Unidad Popular coalition.


Study of Brazil at UCLA spans many decades and disciplines

Brazilian studies at UCLA involves professional schools across campus, supported by the Center for Brazilian Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the excellent Brazil collection of the UCLA Library.


FLAS scholarship prompts UCLA student to pursue master's degree

A yearlong Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship gave Michelle Sinness the confidence to become a Departmental Scholar, enabling her to complete a double B.A. and an M.A. in five years.


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