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Articles by Kathleen Micham

Scholars Review Beliefs, Lore, and Anthropology in Caribbean

A conference last month on Folklore and the Politics of Belief in the Caribbean invited scholars to explore the transmission of African culture in the region and the way this hybrid culture was viewed by observers and researchers from abroad. The event was sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Institute and the Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History.
Published on: 6/8/2009
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Love on the Run

Let us count the ways: why people fall in love while studying abroad.
Published on: 5/12/2009
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Guns, Roses and Graduate Degrees

At a conference that considered the impact of the French philosopher Michel Foucault on Middle East studies, visiting historian Janet Afary explains that the story of Iranian women since the Revolution is not entirely one of repression.
Published on: 5/6/2009
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A Stitch in Time Saves Everyday Memorabilia

Renowned Ethiopian artist Elias Sim oversaw the making of a huge, paneled tapestry assembled by an eclectic mix of impromptu "artists" gathered outside the Broad Art Center Monday, Feb. 2.
Published on: 2/3/2009
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Chinese Children's Art Troupe Visits Los Angeles

The Southern California portion of the tour was coordinated by the UCLA Confucius Institute and Star Education, a nonprofit organization.
Published on: 1/27/2009
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Confucian Wisdom Guides Scholar Through Turbulent Times

The campus community got a rare glimpse Jan. 12 into the life of a Chinese literary scholar who embarked on a voyage of self-discovery and rose to take on a powerful role at the highest levels of government.
Published on: 1/14/2009
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Course Saves Debate for the Chat Room

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.
Published on: 7/31/2008
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Practical Math Problems Bring US, Foreign Students Together for Summer

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.
Published on: 7/8/2008
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18 Win Gilman Scholarships

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.
Published on: 7/1/2008
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UCLA Students Providing Tsunami Relief in Thai Fishing Villages

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.
Published on: 6/28/2008
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