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4 Professors Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, who holds the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian History and is founding director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, received a fellowship to support his research on French perceptions of Asian culture.

4 Professors Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, who holds the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian History and is founding director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, received a fellowship to support his research on French perceptions of Asian culture.

Before Orientalism: From Paris to Patna in the 17th Century

Watch video of CISA Director Sanjay Subrahmanyam delivering Vanderbilt University's annual Byrn Lecture on April 6. The Byrn Lecture is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Department of History.

10 Questions for Russia Expert Daniel Treisman

Drawing on memoirs, personal interviews and other sources, Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman, who first traveled to Russia in 1988, has written a sweeping study that covers roughly the period he's spent watching the country. Instead of pondering Russia's dark side or its "soul," Treisman in "The Return: Russia's Journey From Gorbachev to Medvedev" looks at Russia as a typical, though important, country facing everyday 21st-century social, political and economic challenges.

10 Questions for Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Elinor Ostrom

Political economist Elinor Ostrom is the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics and the only UCLA alumna and former staff member ever to capture the vaunted award. Among other topics in this interview, she touches on research in Nepal in the 1970s.

Documentary Tribute to Jorge Prelorán

On Friday, April 8, at 7:30, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a documentary honoring the iconic Argentinean filmmaker’s life work, reports the Daily Bruin. Prelorán, a former School of Theater, Film and Television faculty member, passed away in 2009.

UCLA Alumni Remember Their Mentor, Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher

Drawn to the university honors program by the caliber of its students, Christopher taught a small, student-focused seminar that discussed international hot spots and possible policy solutions.

UCLA Alumni Remember Their Mentor, Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher

Drawn to the university honors program by the caliber of its students, Christopher taught a small, student-focused seminar that discussed international hot spots and possible policy solutions.

UCLA Pediatrician's Email from the Disaster Area

Kozue Shimabukuro is a UCLA pediatric critical care doctor who grew up in Japan and returned to her home country to help children after the March 11 disasters. She has been working north of Tokyo, in and around Yamada. This is her latest email to her UCLA colleagues, edited for context.

UC Suspends Travel in Japan, Bruin Experts Lend Assistance

Three UCLA experts with family ties to Japan are among the Bruins who have rushed to aid Japan after that country’s devastating March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

Bruins Join Japan Disaster Relief Efforts, Study Abroad Suspended

UCLA professors and campus groups are joining relief efforts, including a pediatrician who is part of a medical team trying to reach the devastated areas, a computer mapping expert who is assembling information to aid U.N. relief workers, and an earthquake engineer who will inspect damaged structures.

UCLA News|Week: Faculty Experts Examine Libya No-Fly Zone

In this webcast by the UCLA Broadcast Studio, faculty members from UCLA centers for Near Eastern Studies and Middle East Development weigh in on the ramifications of a U.S.-backed no-fly zone on the civil war in Libya.

US Interrogator Who Decried Torture Joins Burkle Center

Matthew Alexander, an 18-year Air Force and Air Force Reserves veteran and author of books about effective, non-coercive interrogation methods, is bringing his on-the-ground perspective about counterterrorism policies to UCLA as a Burkle Center fellow.

UCLA Students, Faculty Accounted for in Japan; Terasaki Director Abe Discusses Quake Response

Nine UCLA students studying in the Tokyo area with UC’s Education Abroad Program have been located and are safe, while an estimated 20 graduate students affiliated with the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies were far from the worst damage.

Silks and Quilts in Central Asian Cultures

Possibly the best-dressed scholarly meeting of the season, "Textiles as Treasures" looked at the place of fabrics in the lives and the industry of nomadic and urban Central Asian cultures over centuries. The March 5 conference was organized by the Asia Institute's Program on Central Asia; a day-long program on the music of the region is planned for April 1.

UCLA African Studies Alumnus on the Peace Corps

Haskell Sears Ward discusses his life, his experiences in Africa and the legacy of the Peace Corps with the UCLA Broadcast Studio.

Food and Survival in Her Books and Her Life

Peek into Judith Carney’s background and you can understand her interests. "In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World," co-written with her husband, is one of two winners of the most recent Douglass prize, awarded to the best book written in English on slavery or abolition.

Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary Celebration Ranges from Heartfelt to Humorous

Distinguished panelists commemorated the Peace Corps service of more than 1,800 UCLA alumni, including 91 volunteers currently in 46 countries. MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews moderated the discussion.

Tibetan-Born Neuroscientist Combines Meditation and Medicine

Dr. Lobsang Rapgay helped organize a symposium exploring Buddhism and neuroscience, in many ways fulfilling the journey that the UCLA expert in Tibetan Buddhism, meditation, and medicine began half a century ago.

UCLA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps

UCLA faculty and staff share their Peace Corps experiences, and how those experiences impacted their personal and professional lives. Beginning on March 2, 2011, UCLA will hold a week-long series of events in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps.

The Good Daughter

UCLA alumna Jasmin Darznik spoke about unraveling her family's history at a reading on Friday, Feb. 18 at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.

Professors Explain How Uprisings in Middle East All Stand Apart

UCLA History Professor James Gelvin and Gabriel Piterberg resist the temptation to view democracy as a wave and Middle Eastern countries as dominoes, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.

Professors Explain How Uprisings in Middle East All Stand Apart

UCLA History Professor James Gelvin and Gabriel Piterberg resist the temptation to view democracy as a wave and Middle Eastern countries as dominoes, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.

UCLA Cross|Section: Suleiman and Egypt's Future

UCLA history professor James Gelvin, political science professor Leonard Binder, and law professor Khaled Abou el Fadl each weigh in on Egyptian uprisings, Omar Suleiman’s rise to power and its implications. This video was published Feb. 9 by the UCLA Newsroom.

Project Streams Twitter Updates from Egypt Unrest on Digital Map of Cairo

Subtitled "Voices from Cairo through Social Media," the program displays a new tweet every four seconds over a digital map of Egypt's capital, archiving messages and the precise locations in Cairo from which they were sent.

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