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UCLA's Confucius Institute and other organizations are sponsoring 52 high school students from the Los Angeles area and Tucson, Ariz., who are in China this summer as part of an initiative between the U.S. and China to significantly increase the number of young Americans studying in the Asian nation.
The UCLA International Institute expects to award 552 degrees for the 2010/2011 academic year.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Royce 314
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala's book now available in paperback: "Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?"
"Raustiala has written a masterful account of the United States' centuries-long legal and political struggle over extraterritoriality...The book follows the many waves of debate over territory and law from the American Revolution to the post-World War II decades...Raustiala wonderfully illuminates the history and politics behind these controversies."--Foreign Affairs
The work and expertise of faculty and students from UCLA Architecture and Urban Design will be on prominent display at Los Angeles' first-ever Little Tokyo Design Week, a four-day celebration of leading-edge design and technology trends emerging from Japan and Los Angeles. The event runs from July 14 to 17 in L.A.'s Little Tokyo neighborhood.
The new Lemelson Anthropological Scholars Program will link faculty and students in relationships that create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct original field research.
Professor Hitoshi Abe served as moderator for the June 16 briefing featuring His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the United States.
The festival (June 16-26) will feature a quartet of Cuban films in this year's International Spotlight: Cuba, co-sponsored by the Latin American Institute. The films depict a country in the midst of political and cultural soul-searching.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala Comments on Whether U.S. Actions in Libya are Subject to the War Powers Resolution
Kal Raustiala shares his expertise on the debate about whether the War Powers Resolution requires President Barack Obama to keep Congress informed about U.S. military activities in Libya.
The Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to name Lisa Weisshar winner of the first UCLA Undergraduate Israel essay competition.
The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010-11 Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship.
The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011-12 Grants for Faculty Research Working Groups and Faculty Research Projects.
Amharic heritage language class to teach reading, writing, culture to Ethiopian high school students in Los Angeles
Rahel Woldegaber understands how difficult it can be to teach children another language.
Kal Raustiala contributes his expertise on the ambiguity of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on a Holocaust survivor's six-year legal battle to recover a family painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
Enrollment is flat overall, with lower interest from students at other University of California schools, reports the Daily Bruin.
Leaders from more than 80 countries convene to discuss Middle East’s future
One of Brazil's most important and prolific script writers, Glória Perez, explains the genesis and the motives behind profitable television shows that reach well over 100 countries. The symposium was part of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies series "On Brazilian Cosmopolitanism."
More than a dozen Iran specialists gathered at the James West Alumni Center on Friday, May 13, to discuss that country's politics and global relationships. Fast-moving events in the Middle East and suspicions about Iran's nuclear program dominated discussion before an audience of nearly 250.
Schools must revamp how they teach about the environment to prevent ecological collapse, conservationist Charles Saylan and UCLA life scientist Daniel T. Blumstein argue in "The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)."
In an event marking Yom Ha-Atzma’ut, the Israeli day of independence, members of the public and the UCLA community engaged in a discussion with award-winning director Yael Katzir on her latest film, set against the backdrop of the Lebanon war of 2006.
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The symposium brought researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior together with eminent Buddhist scholars for a two-hour conversation about their distinctive yet complementary understandings of compassion, creativity, mental flexibility and attention, as well as the role mindfulness meditation may play in cultivating these qualities.
Burkle Center Fellow, Matthew Alexander, appears on CBS Evening News to discuss the implications of enhanced interrogation and its role in providing critical intelligence necessary to prevent terrorism at home and abroad.
If you want to improve HIV testing rates in remote rural areas, get the community involved, says UCLA's Thomas Coates, who has directed a new study examining HIV testing programs in communities in Africa and Southeast Asia.
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