Asia News Archive
UCLA Professor Anthony Pagden's "Worlds at War" lays the historical groundwork for the political thinking that many feel is badly needed in our globalized post-9/11 world. In a wide-ranging interview, Pagden talked to Today Staff Writer Ajay Singh about what separates the West from the non-West and how the East-West divide might be bridged.
Although the international crowd in Dr. Sami Chetrit's "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film" shares opinions in class, the students open up more in the password-protected space of an online chat board.
Commemorating victims of the blasts and presenting scientific findings about long-term effects of the atomic bomb, the website argues poignantly for non-nuclear proliferation.
Dr. James N. Yamazaki, who created the resource, "Children of the Atomic Bomb," urges humankind to act upon new medical and scientific knowledge about the long-term effects of nuclear bombing.
Jonathan Friedlander has spent 30 years collecting pop culture artifacts that reflect our fascination with the Middle East. Books, movies, videos, even cigarette packs are part of the tireless UCLA scholar's collection of Orientalist Americana at the Young Research Library. Now he's traveling the U.S. to photograph the majestic, Orientalist movie palaces of the 20th century before they're all torn down or turned into drugstores.
UCLA Today, July 15, 2008
Parisa Popalzai received a PhD in Islamic Studies from the UCLA International Institute in the 2008 winter quarter. Soon she'll be off to help Afghan copatriots in two big endeavors.
Chinese students receive cross-disciplinary training in science and technology.
UCLA's Research in Industrial Projects for Students program invites undergraduates from around the country and the world to work on mathematical challenges with applications in biotech, information technology, filmmaking, and more.
UCLA is on track for a record in 2008-09. The study-abroad scholarships are based on need and merit, with a preference for those with ethnic backgrounds who are interested in studying outside of Western Europe and Australia.
The authors of this op-ed, scholars at USC and UCLA, created the Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group to determine what archaeological material is disputed and to formulate recommendations for policymakers.
As part of the program, students will work with village residents to regenerate mangroves to fight erosion and resist disasters, and to identify and propagate local species that promise the greatest biodiversity and sustainability.
Students joining archaeological expeditions isn't new, but a Cotsen Institute partnership with UCLA's International Education Office takes it to a new level.
UCLA blogs to offer front-row seat at archaeology digs.
UCLA partners with government, nonprofits on Teach Africa. To jump-start the Southern California launch, the sponsors hosted a group of three high school students and three public school teachers on a trip to Uganda this month.
In the China Studio program run by UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, bicultural student teams design important structures. Back at UCLA, young Chinese architects share their perspectives and get grilled in English. It's not your typical exchange program.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, a UCLA graduate and former Thai foreign minister, delivered the Institute's special commencement address. Listen to the podcast.
His dissent in a key terror case makes it harder to solve the Gitmo problem, writes UCLA's David Kaye in The Los Angeles Times.
In late May and early June, the Latin American Institute put on a conference addressing issues of policy in U.S.-Mexican relations and sponsored a classical music concert benefitting the UCLA Mexican Arts series, along with other events.
UCLA Fulbright Coordinator Ann Kerr reflects on her visit to Lebanon in early May.
A doctoral student in art history reconsiders 'zenana' (female household) imagery in 19th- and early 20th-century India.
After the quake, staff, faculty and students across UCLA's campus reached out to help the tens of thousands of people impacted by the temblor. Chancellor Gene Block will visit China in late June in a long-planned trip that will gain new significance as he explores how UCLA can help in the aftermath of the quake.
UCLA Today Online, May 27, 2008
As the driving force behind a string of courses aimed at strengthening UCLA's ties to the Spanish-speaking community in Los Angeles, Plann was recently named by the Academic Senate as the faculty winner of the 2008 Fair and Open Academic Environment Award.
AIDS/SIDA symposium mixes one part science and one part art to raise awareness about HIV prevention and the treatment of the disease. View a slideshow from the event.
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