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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.
With a film screening and a panel discussion, the UCLA Asia Institute and partners launch a Central Asia Initiative. The goal is to understand societies and cultures long on the fringes of study. Anticipating a UCLA conference in October 2008, historians on the panel ask what changed on the steppes of Central Asia as states acquired the means to move and deport whole peoples, and as nomads increasingly stayed put.
Rebecca Kim discusses why ethnic-oriented, collegiate Christian groups grow faster than multi-racial ones.
Denise Roman of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women discusses "Belonging and Corporeality in the New Wave of Romanian Cinema."
On May 7th, MAKE ART/STOP AIDS and the International Institute will host AIDS|SIDA - Global Updates, Art, and Performance, from 1 to 5pm, Kaufman Hall 200. Noel Alumit reviews the exhibition now at the Fowler Museum.
Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is an international expert on things she once snubbed, with articles on gospel and spirituals and a new book on fiddling, "Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures."
A crackdown on protesters in Tibet last month triggered demonstrations in London and Paris amid the running of the Olympic torch, effectively turning this summer's sporting contest in Beijing into what some are calling the "Human Rights Games." Richard Baum, veteran Sinologist and professor of political science, talked to Staff Writer Ajay Singh about China's decades-old Tibet challenge.
Vladimir Chernov's lifelong love affair with singing began in a small village near the city of Krasnodar, some 1,400 kilometers south of Moscow. Now he is a professor of vocal studies in the Department of Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
The death of a local Hmong woman compelled Lillian Lew and Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, a UCLA professor of public health and Asian American studies, to take action.
Todd Presner, associate professor of Germanic Languages and Jewish Studies and self-described "techie-humanist," is the mind behind Hypermedia Berlin, an online geodatabase that enables visitors to virtually explore the famous German city layer by layer and era by era.
Israeli and Palestinian scholars reach the first-ever agreement on the disposition of the region's archaeological treasures following the establishment of a future Palestinian state.
On April 1, in an effort to distribute a variety of campus-generated content, UCLA launched a pilot project on the popular digital media platform.
The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction goes to the occupant of UCLA's 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies, for the second volume of his seminal history.
The fact that New Orleans has a very small Middle Eastern population doesn't stop carnival krewes--organizations that put on parade and balls for the carnival season--from pulling out all the stops on the road to a make-believe Mecca.
Students at the Burkle Center's March 11 conference add their voices to the debate over how best to wield the tools of foreign policy when dealing with governments seen as U.S. adversaries.
UCLA Today, March 3, 2008
Professor Tao is doing pathbreaking work in Chinese linguistics and language teaching
Jared Diamond: The only way out is to make consumption rates and living standards more equal around the world.
The findings, which were unearthed in 2006 and are still being analyzed, also suggest possible trade links with the Red Sea, including a thoroughfare from Mesopotamia, which is known to have practiced agriculture 2,000 years before ancient Egypt.
Why don't we teach global health demographics along with such fundamentals as reading and writing well before young people enter college and medical school?
Global climate change is more than a weather phenomenon; it is also a major public health issue.
Those in the campus community concerned about global warming gathered Jan. 31 for "Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America," a daylong event held concurrently at campuses nationwide.
Endowed chair is nation's first in Chinese American studies.
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