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Celebrating the Legacy of Malcom H. Kerr

The work and life of Malcom H. Kerr, a UCLA professor for 20 years, was celebrated at UCLA on April 8, 2014.

Language volunteers needed for Special Olympics

Foreign-language speakers (especially of Mandarin, German, and Spanish) are needed to volunteer at the Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational in Los Angeles, June 5-9, 2014.

Two PKU delegations visit UCLA

President Wang, administrators further collaboration and understanding

Brazilian teachers learn fine points of American culture, language

High school teachers of English from Brazil learn the ins and outs of American culture and slang at UCLA Extension.

Funding a Good Cause: Grants, Scholarships, and the Promotion of Armenian Culture in the 21st Century

The Five-Year Programming Plan of the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

UCLA faculty eligible for short-term travel grants to Brazil

The Lemann Foundation of Brazil has renewed funding for faculty travel grants to visit top Brazilian universities and research institutions in 2014.

Rwanda program of African Studies Center is profiled

African Studies Center (ASC) staff and UCLA faculty speak about their work on the ASC's gender education program in Rwanda.

Burkle Center program aids young filmmakers in “Chance of a Lifetime”

In its first project, the Burkle Global Impact Initiative helped a group of young documentary filmmakers learn about the Millennium Development Goals.

UCLA alumnus Josue Lopez Calderon named Gilman Alumni Ambassador

Josue Lopez Calderon (UCLA 2010) won a Gilman International Scholarship in 2010; he has now been named a Gliman Alumni Ambassador by the U.S. Department of State, which sponsors the scholarship.

Visiting Rwanda to discuss gender equity in education

Katheleen McHugh, director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, discusses her recent trip to Rwanda and her work on the capacity-building partnership between the UCLA African Studies Center and the University of Rwanda College of Education.

Honor and Rights: the Politics of Love in Iran

A lecture by Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Legal Anthropologist, SOAS, London. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Imagining a Center for Istanbul/Imagining Istanbul from the Center: Taksim Square and Gezi Park

A lecture by Orhan Esen, Architecture and Urban Planning, Istanbul Bilgi University.

The Universal Aspirations of Egypt's Revolution: Personal Reflections

A lecture by Ahmed Maher, Founder and Chief Coordinator of the April 6 Youth Movement. Part of the panel discussion "Reclaiming the Egyptian Revolution" on November 07, 2013.

Work of UCLA Confucius Institute highlighted in new video

The "Chinese Alive!" program at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles — a partnership between the UCLA Confucius Institute and the Foundation of Black Eyed Peas' performer, is featured in a new video made by UCLA graduate film student Lucretia Stinette.

Ten misconceptions about Buddhism

Buddhist scholars Robert E. Buswell, Jr., and Donald S. Lopez, Jr. — authors and and co-editors of the "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism" — put paid to a number of false beliefs about Buddhism in a short article in Tricycle magazine.

Study of Brazil at UCLA spans many decades and disciplines

Brazilian studies at UCLA involves professional schools across campus, supported by the Center for Brazilian Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the excellent Brazil collection of the UCLA Library.

FLAS scholarship prompts UCLA student to pursue master's degree

A yearlong Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship gave Michelle Sinness the confidence to become a Departmental Scholar, enabling her to complete a double B.A. and an M.A. in five years.

Humanities facing difficult challenges in both U.S. and Chinese universities

The study of the humanities is facing difficult challenges in both the United States and China, although the nature of these challenges differ.

Brazilian Studies Center hosts orientation for Brazilian STEM students

Some 120 Brazilian scholarship students attended an orientation for the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program on the UCLA campus on Saturday, October 5.

Sociologist deems high-poverty schools "toxic"

Bowen Paulle argues that the violence and chaos of inner-city schools creates overwhelming stress for both students and teachers. Without addressing this stress, reforms to improve education in these schools are unlikely to be effective.

A Vietnamese teacher with a mission

UCLA Vietnamese instructor Quyen Di Chuc Bui is a teacher with a mission: to ensure the transmission of the Vietnamese language to the next generation of Vietnamese Americans. That makes him a very busy man.

Rebirth of Japanese studies at UCLA

After being weakened by attrition and recession, Japanese studies at UCLA has been renewed through appointments of prominent junior faculty and a new focus on culture and the humanities.

Thai ambassador visits Center for Southeast Asian Studies, makes donation

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, visited the Center for Southeast Asian Studies on August 2nd and made a $10,000 donation to support Thai language studies at UCLA.

Contested Again: Afghanistan since 1979

A lecture by Nushin Arbabzadeh, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Contested Central Asia: Alexander to the Great Game

A lecture by Touraj Daryaee, UC Irvine. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

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