Asia News Archive
Fudan Scholarly Translation Workshop in Shanghai was sponsored by the UCLA Confucius Institute and was designed to teach the general principles of translation and to help students with their graduate research.
This year's International Institute summer training program for teachers, a 10-day workshop, traced the evolution of regional and cross-regional food cultures from antiquity to the present day in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Mayumi Manabe will teach a course in literature, deliver a lecture for the Terasaki Center's colloquium series, and work on turning her dissertation about working-class women in interwar literature into a book.
Robert Buswell, who once dropped out of college to become a monk in Asia, directs the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies.
A cooperative agreement and contract were signed recently, cementing a new relationship between Saudi Arabia's national science agency and national laboratories and UCLA Engineering.
Professor Arieh Saposnik, cultural historian of Israel and Zionism, joins UCLA faculty as Gilbert Chair in Israel Studies
As part of a summer series of lunchtime conversations in eight languages, international visitors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Wednesday helped UCLA students with their Mandarin Chinese in the Rolfe Courtyard. About 90 people attended. The U.S. students are enrolled in intensive courses organized by the Center for World Languages and Summer Sessions.
The Southeast Asian language courses will be teleconferenced to UCLA from U.C. Berkeley as part of a foreign language initiative and distance-learning partnership.
More than 400 students took advantage of L.A.'s linguistic diversity this summer by signing up for Language Intensives in L.A., organized by the Center for World Languages and Summer Sessions.
In innovative summer courses on campus, speakers of less commonly taught languages such as Hindi, Persian and Russian learn advanced skills and keep their heritages alive.
Rice, chicken, tea. Sounds like a meal, but in a summer class about international food, these staples are a jumping-off point for understanding rice's role in globalization, how rumors about chicken quality represent distrust of the global market and how a British obsession with Chinese tea led to slave raids in the Philippines.
UCLA professor Kara Cooney illustrates the parallels between six traditions across 12 cultures and 10 countries in a six-part Discovery Channel series airing this summer.
'HAPI: the Database of Latin American Journal Articles' has increased its subscriber base in that region by giving its online library product away in some countries and charging less for it in others. HAPI had flexibility to make the change, which shortens paths to knowledge for scholars, because of its good financial health.
This spring, two centers under the UCLA International Institute went live with standalone, online courses on Azeri and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic and with a custom application that allows instructors to share web-based lessons. Meanwhile, the New Language Classroom has added videos for instructors, and the Language Materials Project launched a portal for K-12 schoolteachers on "less commonly taught" languages.
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, a senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations, keeps the message simple in his keynote address to the largest-ever graduating class of the Institute's interdepartmental degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
'Steeped in History: The Art of Tea' runs from Aug. 16 through Nov. 19. In conjunction with the exhibition, the UCLA Asia Institute this fall will sponsor a series of lectures and a professional development program for K-12 teachers.
Chaohua Wang will participate in the June 11 Ph.D. hooding ceremony for UCLA's Graduate Division, after completing graduate studies that were unexpectedly interrupted by the uprising that held China's, and the world's, attention for a month and a half.
Roger Detels, a professor of epidemiology, is recognized for Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level.
Nearly 1,000 middle and high school students came to campus on May 30 for the Teach Africa Youth Forum, the last and largest event in a yearlong collaborative effort carried out in Southern California schools to increase awareness about Africa and its place in global affairs.
In a forum on Saturday, speakers addressed several topics to break stereotypes of life in Africa, The Daily Bruin reports.
The final piece will be unveiled Tuesday, June 2, at a 5 p.m. reception to coincide with festivities planned in Royce Hall by the Italian Consulate for Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day).
In a Spanish-language lecture on Latin America's women writers, the versatile and prolific Poniatowska explains that her vocation means something distinctive for Latin American women, and that passing centuries have brought little relief and appreciation for those who dare to make art.
Group lobbies successfully for new concentration within existing department, reports The Daily Bruin.
At a May 12 ceremony, the government of Japan recognizes former UCLA Center for Japanese Studies Director Fred Notehelfer for his contributions to history and Japanese studies in the United States. He is one of 70 non-nationals to receive the Order this year.
Long-time former UCLA Center for Japanese Studies Director Fred Notehelfer receives the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the Japanese government's most prestigious decorations. The Daily Bruin looks at his legacy at UCLA.
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