Asia News Archive
The family of Professor Teshome H. Gabriel, who died on Tuesday, June 15, has shared a brief biography of the Ethiopian-born scholar of Third World Cinema who found a home at UCLA.
Chinese Vice Minister of Health Dr. Wang Guoqiang and a six-person delegation on a four-day U.S. trip chose UCLA as the only academic medical center to visit to learn how traditional Chinese medicine and integrative medicine are practiced as a new health care model in this country.
The School of Theater, Film and Television, The Los Angeles Times, and a UCLA colleague have published obituaries and appreciations of the Ethiopian-born scholar's life and work.
Toshie Marra, a librarian in the UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, has been named the 2010 Librarian of the Year by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Korean art is widely recognized for its fine traditions of painting and classical ceramics. Yet the arts of Korea run a much wider gamut, and this summer, the Fowler Museum at UCLA presents two lesser-known but equally compelling genres of Korean art in the exhibitions "Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists" and "Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World."
UCLA's Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach counterpart was established this past winter quarter to recruit UCLA students to join a UC-Irvine outreach mission.
One faculty member and two graduate students won UC funding for work on Asian historical and societal issues.
The Y & S Nazarian Family Foundation has made donations totaling $5 million to the university, which helped establish the Israel Studies Program in 2005 and created an endowment for the center.
In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan singled out the "innovative" work of the National Heritage Language Resource Center.
"Weavers' Stories From Island Southeast Asia" and "Nini Towok's Spinning Wheel" run from August through mid-December at UCLA.
The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports on one students long journey to bring a school to ethnic Karen refugees in Burma.
UCLA alumnus Brian Rishwain gave two $2,500 awards to urban planning doctoral students Ava Bromberg and John Scott-Railton, who brought an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to social justice work. Scott-Railton is working in poor slums in Senegal to help the residents counteract devastating floods.
Congratulations to Haenim (Grace) Yoo and Wendy Zheng; two outstanding scholars from the UCLA East Asian IDP program who were awarded 2010 Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship under Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Now a visiting professor of law and diplomacy at UCLA and senior fellow at the Burkle Center, Kantathi Suphamongkhon will be one of three panelists to speak at the International Career Panel today, sharing his story and the insight he gained in international affairs.
Last spring, 16 UC students studied at Thammasat University, in contrast to the 26 currently in Bangkok. Thirty-five are expected for the summer session that begins in June, The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
Turkish director Atil Inac discusses the challenges of telling, in two countries and four languages, the story of a young ethnic Turkmen woman who is pressured into committing an act of terror and revenge. An on-campus screening and discussion of "A Step into the Darkness" concluded the 5th annual Southeast European Film Festival.
Benjamin Moore, a member of Bruins for Burma, spent his spring break preparing for the opening of a high school at a refugee camp for Burma's ethnic Karen minority.
About 150 people stopped at the alumni center for a day of tastings, demonstrations and discussions about Asian cuisines and cultures in Los Angeles.
Youk Chhang, director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, describes the challenges of teaching young people about the country's holocaust. Over the last two weeks of April, he met with students and faculty at UCLA, Berkeley, Irvine and San Diego.
An enticing mix of well-known personalities in the world of Asian cuisine and UCLA experts who study at the intersection of culture and food will be served up Sunday, May 2, to those who attend an all-day program, Asia in LA 2010: Creating and Consuming Asian Cuisines.
UCLA political scientist Susanne Lohmann underscores the value of values in higher education for a regional association of visiting Fulbright scholars. At afternoon and evening events on April 21, UCLA student leaders, foreign scholars and other invited guests assess the university's role in moral education.
The popular Senegalese musician and his band joined a gala celebration for the golden anniversary of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
UCLA is developing a biodiversity research center in Bali, Indonesia, that will support research and educational collaboration between UCLA and three universities in Indonesia: Udayana University, Diponegoro University and the State University of Papua, as well as the Smithsonian Institution.
The anniversary event on April 17 will feature a concert by Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal.
Geography Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond, the author of books on how societies succeed and fail, argues in a lecture that being bilingual or multilingual is good for cognitive skills, for memory in later years and probably for your country. The Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes was on hand for the discussion.
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