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Azeb Tadesse of the African Studies Center wins UCLA campus-wide staff award

Deputy Director of the African Studies Center Azeb Tadesse, who has been employed at the center since 1999, has won the 2013 Excellence in Leadership (Excel) Award of the UCLA Administrative Management Group.

Civility and Sectarianism in Syria: What Now?

A lecture by Lindsay Gifford, UCLA

Living History with Professor James L. Gelvin

Gelvin is the author of the recently released book "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Text in Context: A Teach-in on President Yudof's Letter

Commentary by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA

UC Education Abroad Program working to keep students in Thailand safe from heavy floods

Following severe flooding, UCLA students in Thailand must decide whether to stay in Thailand or return to California.

Summer School Enrollment Levels See Increase in International Students and First-Year Admits

Enrollment is flat overall, with lower interest from students at other University of California schools, reports the Daily Bruin.

Summer School Enrollment Levels See Increase in International Students and First-Year Admits

Enrollment is flat overall, with lower interest from students at other University of California schools, reports the Daily Bruin.

Whither Syria? Historian Gelvin Looks at Arab Uprisings

UCLA Professor of History James Gelvin told an audience on campus on May 25 that the overthrow of Syria's regime amid unrest is possible but "highly unlikely," because Bashar al-Assad has a hold on power unlike that of Egypt's Mubarak and others. Listen to an audio podcast of the talk.

UCLA News|Week: Iran's Nuclear Threat

Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) sternly warns about the danger — in the Middle East and to Iran itself — if the regime in Tehran acquires the ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Environmental Education Is Failing: New Book

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)."

Environmental Education Is Failing: New Book

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)."

Buddhists, Neuroscientists Come to a Meeting of the Minds

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.

Getting to the HIV Test: It Takes a Village

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.

Getting to the HIV Test: It Takes a Village

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.

News|Week: Al-Qaeda After bin Laden

Three faculty experts agree the death of Osama bin Laden is significant but should have little effect on Al-Qaeda. The network was in decline before bin Laden was killed, and its loose organization makes the central leader less important.

38 Artworks from Major Bequest in Upcoming Fowler Exhibition

Fowler in Focus exhibition "Radiance and Resilience: Arts of Africa and the Americas from the Goldenberg Collection" opens May 29

UCLA Pediatrician Becomes a Voice for Children in Japan

UCLA pediatric critical care doctor Kozue Shimabukuro flew to Japan and joined a roving government medical team in the first weeks after the quake and tsunami. This week, she spoke to give a voice to the tsunami orphans still in need of help.

Cuts Threaten Fellowships, Foreign Language Tutorials

Fellowships that enable students to learn languages and study overseas are in jeopardy of being cut by 40 percent, along with the budgets of National Resource Centers and other units at UCLA involved in community outreach and teaching about the world.

Vietnamese Student Union Marks Anniversary of Saigon’s Fall

The Vietnamese Student Union is hosting the 2011 Black April commemoration this week, reports The Daily Bruin. It continues Wednesday evening from 6:00 at the Fowler Museum on campus.

Vietnamese Student Union Marks Anniversary of Saigon’s Fall

The Vietnamese Student Union is hosting the 2011 Black April commemoration this week, reports The Daily Bruin. It continues Wednesday evening from 6:00 at the Fowler Museum on campus.

Lessons for the US from Fukushima

UCLA experts agree that the United States must do more to plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to nuclear power.

Popular Armenian Studies Professor to Deliver 'My Last Lecture'

On April 18, Richard Hovannisian will continue a campus tradition that began more than 55 years ago. He plans to continue lecturing to different audiences for years to come, even after he retires from UCLA this spring.

Experts: What's Behind Decision to Intervene in Libya?

Two skeptics of the no-fly zone mission in Libya, Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. (ret.) Wesley K. Clark and Acting Professor of Law Asli Bali, identified a range of mixed motives behind the move to intervene and speculated on what will happen next.

Vietnamese International Film Festival to Provide Close-Up of Culture

The free festival in Ackerman will display a variety of themes in shorts and the feature film 'Clash,' reports The Daily Bruin. The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is an event cosponsor.

Vietnamese International Film Festival to Provide Close-Up of Culture

The free festival in Ackerman will display a variety of themes in shorts and the feature film 'Clash,' reports The Daily Bruin. The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is an event cosponsor.

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