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Dr. Paul Terasaki awarded UCLA Medal at Commencement

On Friday, June 15, 2012, Chancellor Gene Block presented the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor, to UCLA alumnus and Professor Emeritus of Surgery Paul Terasaki, a pioneer in organ-transplant medicine who was the first to devise a method to perform “tissue typing,” which assesses the compatibility of organ donors and recipients.

Historian's hard work translates into gold

Kevin Terraciano, professor of history and acting director of UCLA’s Latin American Institute, is the 2012 winner of the Gold Shield Faculty Prize.

New Thai ambassador visits UCLA

Funding from the Royal Thai Government supports language instruction, cultural programming and travel opportunities for students.

Thai Ambassador Chaiyong Satjipanon visits UCLA


Learning to resolve conflict is important in all facets of life

Alexandra Lieben brings her real-world experience as a mediator into her role as a teacher, mentor and Burkle Center deputy director

New Visions of Japan Annual Forum Summary

On Friday, June 1, 2012, the Terasaki Center hosted The New Visions of Japan Annual Forum -- a series of events to commemorate the Center’s 20th Anniversary.

Political will, courage and imagination needed if resolution is to be made, says ambassador

Argentina’s ambassador to the U.S. visits UCLA to discuss territorial conflict in the long disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands

Syria Violence Continues to Grow

Steven Spiegel, professor of political science and director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, was interviewed on May 29, 2012, on KNX-1070 AM about the escalating violence in Syria and the possibility of outside intervention.

CERC-LA awarded EcoPartnership by U.S. Department of State

UCLA's Clean Energy Research Center - Los Angeles (CERC-LA) is awarded a U.S.-China EcoPartnership by U.S. Department of State. May 3, 2012

Samahang Pilipino to celebrate Filipino heritage with 35th annual cultural night


UCLA to bestow its highest honor on Paul I. Terasaki, medical pioneer and philanthropist

Paul Ichiro Terasaki, a pioneer in organ transplant medicine, will be awarded the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor, at the UCLA College of Letters and Science commencement ceremony on June 15.

Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye lends expertise to The Atlantic's "Iran War Dial" project

Dalia Dassa Kaye is part of The Atlantic's Iran War Dial, which predicts that there's a 37 percent chance that the United States or Israel will strike Iran in the next year.

Young scientists earn summer scholarships to Peking University

Ten-week program offers valuable research opportunities and cultural experiences

Symposium brings together experts to discuss human rights

Abuses against children, political prisoners and families among the topics addressed

Sustainable living in Canada focus of recent visits

Canadian Studies builds momentum with talks by former Toronto mayor and Canadian consul general

Former supermodel screens debut documentary at UCLA

Maternal mortality is brought to light through film, upcoming talk

Former supermodel screens debut documentary at UCLA

Maternal mortality is brought to light through film, upcoming talk

UCLA-Peking University symposium highlights scholars' collaborative research, innovations

Finding solutions to global problems propels international cooperation

Vietnamese priest’s story will one day be told, thanks to UCLA professor

The story of Philiphe Binh is one that needs to be shared, says George Dutton

UCLA alumnus, philanthropist, visionary honored

Dr. Paul Terasaki named Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year

2012 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards go to three outstanding UCLA students

International development student among recipients

NY Times Op-Ed by Burkle Center Sr. Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark: Bosnia Still Needs Fixing

General Wesley K. Clark argues that Bosnia still faces many challenges through the ethnic divisions that arose in the Bosnian civil war.

Osama bin Laden Was Not Caught Because of Torture but in Spite of It: Daily Beast Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander

In a Daily Beast op-ed, Matthew Alexander argues that contrary to the claims by the man who ran the CIA’s torture program, attempts to find and kill Osama bin Laden were hindered by waterboarding and other torture techniques.

RSVP for New Visions of Japan Annual Forum

The 2011 - 2012 academic year marks the 20th Anniversary of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies. To commemorate this milestone, the Terasaki Center will be holding its first ever annual forum, New Visions of Japan. Please join us for this special event on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 4 PM.

Calling all future diplomats!

UCLA International Institute offers new Model UN summer program for high school students

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