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After spending their first four weeks studying in Dakar, 19 students will go to eco-villages in the Senegal River Valley to explore community development projects in public health, women's micro-financing, solar electricity and organic gardening.
A lensless cellphone microscope receives three major awards.
The family of Professor Teshome H. Gabriel, who died on Tuesday, June 15, has shared a brief biography of the Ethiopian-born scholar of Third World Cinema who found a home at UCLA.
The School of Theater, Film and Television, The Los Angeles Times, and a UCLA colleague have published obituaries and appreciations of the Ethiopian-born scholar's life and work.
Myralyn O. A. Nartey, Doctoral Student, UCLA School of Public Health
A Conflicted Curriculum: Student Perceptions of Gender in Kenyan Social Studies Textbooks (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Kim Foulds, UCLA Department of Education
A Myth of Benign Humanitarianism, Militarism and Womens Rights: A Case Study of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Amber Murrey-Ndewa, Syracuse University, Pan-African Studies
Chinese Presence in Africa: Trade, Investment, Diplomatic and Cultural Ties (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Tiffany Man, UCLA International Development Studies
Concept Analysis: Exploring Health Consideration for Aging Nigerian Immigrants in the United States (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Ann Anaebere, UCLA School of Nursing
Creating New Leaders: Youth Involvement in Community Activism in South Africa (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Amber Reed, UCLA Department of Anthropology
Natasha Himmelman, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Willis Oyugi, UCLA Department of History
Interrogating the Interstices of Race, Religion and Health in a Transnational Context (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Diana Burnett, Yale Divinity School
North African Women in Madrid: Intersections of Race, Religion and Gender and the 2004 Law Against Gender Violence (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Kristina Benson, UCLA Islamic Studies
Relating Modernity, Conflict and Sexual Violence: Discourses of Violence against Women in Post-war Sierra Leone (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Dayo Spencer, UCLA School of Public Health
Duncan Yoon, UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
The Colonial Hauntings of Contemporary Gender- based Violence in Conflict Zones (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Tina Beyene, UCLA Department of Women's Studies
The New Progress Philosophy: Addressing Development and Psychology from the Traditional Perspective (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Marvin Boateng, California Lutheran University, Department of Public Policy
Christopher Mlalazi, Villa Aurora Writer in Exile Feuchtwanger Fellow
Tracing the Development of the Code of Personal Status: The Tunisian Case (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Rayed Khedher, UCLA Department of Anthropology
UCLA alumnus Brian Rishwain gave two $2,500 awards to urban planning doctoral students Ava Bromberg and John Scott-Railton, who brought an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to social justice work. Scott-Railton is working in poor slums in Senegal to help the residents counteract devastating floods.
Dr. Paul Zeleza examines the forces and factors that led to the 2007 election violence in Kenya.
The popular Senegalese musician and his band joined a gala celebration for the golden anniversary of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
The anniversary event on April 17 will feature a concert by Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal.
The winners include African Studies Center Director Andrew Apter and Center for Chinese Studies Co-director Yunxiang Yan. The 2010 fellowships will support UCLA research on Roman theater, Byzantine villagers, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and morality in contemporary China.
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