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Latin America

Meet our UCLA Lemann Fellows 2016-17

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund provides support to top Brazilian students with a deep interest in the overall advancement of Brazil.


Brazil has improved health care for all, but inequalities persist

UCLA Professor James Macinko, guest edited a special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health. The collection of articles summarize the progress made in reducing Brazil's traditionally large gap in health status and in access to health care, while highlighting important areas that require additional effort.


Dr. Karin Nielsen speaks at launch of Latin America initiative

The director of the Center for Brazilian Studies joined colleagues from the Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Center for World Health, whose new initiative aims to improve health care infrastructure in Latin America.


UCLA student wins 2nd place in APRU global health poster contest

Jessa Culver's winning poster project focused on responses to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Haiti. The UCLA senior plans to pursue an M.D. and M.P.H. in order to pursue a career in global public health.


Professor Susanna Hecht Delivers Keynote at UMFG Conference in Belo Horizonte

Professor Hecht delivered the keynote address at the International South American Conference: Territoriality and Humanities at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizone, Brazil.


Cinema from Pernambuco a unique genre

Following the screening of two films from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, UCLA's Randal Johnson led a discussion about the unique school of film emerging in the country's northeast.


Brazilian Delegation visits UCLA

Brazilian policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs visit the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC).


Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti

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Center for Brazilian Studies delivers course to aspiring UCLA grad students in Brazil

“How Apply to Graduate School in the USA,” cosponsored by the Lemann Foundation of Brazil, walked students through the graduate application process step by step.


Yarn paintings from Mexico at the Fowler Museum

“The Spun Universe: Wixárika (Huichol) Yarn Paintings,” which runs from August 14 through Decebmer 4, 2016, highlights early works by apprentice shaman Ramón Medina Silva.


Learning in order to teach

Four teachers share their experience of a Latin American Institute professional development workshop on migration in Latin America.


Charlene Villaseñor Black wins top faculty prize

The UCLA Gold Shield Alumnae have awarded Villaseñor Black, associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize for outstanding teaching, research and service.


Planning a new future for Tacubaya

UCLA urban planning students contribute to effort to improve life in a neglected neighborhood in Mexico City.


The Last Best Place: Gender, Family and Migration in the New West

Leah Schmalzbauer of Amherst University presents a talk on her book "The Last Best place: Gender, Family and Migration in the New West."5/23/16. 12 PM.


Book by Hernández-León wins recognition of his peers

“Skills of the ‘Unskilled': Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants” is the co-winner of the 2016 book award of the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association.


Brazil hobbled by political and economic crises

Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to be impeached, it is unlikely that her impeachment will resolve either the Petrobras corruption scandal that has devastated the country's political class or the country's economic crisis.


Zika to hit poor women hardest

Françoise Girard warned that restrictions on women's reproductive rights were already worsening the impact of the Zika virus on poor women.


Brazilian economist Leonardo Bursztyn wins Sloan Fellowship

Three exceptional young UCLA professors, including Leonardo Bursztyn (from Brazil) are among 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada to receive 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.


UCLA professor's book reaches audiences in Russia, Brazil and the Arab world

Originally published in 2012, The Oil Curse by Michael L. Ross has been translated into Russian, Portuguese and Arabic — all in the last year.


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