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Articles by Kevin Matthews

Area Studies, Language Programs Win Almost $11 Million from Education Department

Over the coming four years, the UCLA International Institute's renowned programs on East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Near East, Southeast Asia and heritage language education anticipate federal support of $6.7 million for language instruction, public programming, outreach to local schools, and more. Five centers will distribute nearly $4.3 million in Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships to UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.
Published on: 8/9/2010
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Local Efforts Key to Nuclear Disarmament

Commemorating the atomic bombings on Japan in 1945 and joining in the call for a world without nuclear weapons were, on Wednesday in Haines Hall, a local grandmother who survived the Hiroshima attack, a Japanese-born artist, a UCLA anthropologist and, by Internet link, local officials from Hiroshima and Manchester, UK, who lead international anti-nuclear organizations.
Published on: 8/6/2010
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Local US Languages and How to Teach Them

Schools and colleges don't always ask who their students are when deciding which languages to teach and how to design curricula. Seeking to remedy that, UCLA's National Heritage Language Resource Center hosts a week-long training workshop for language instructors and K-12 administrators from across the country.
Published on: 7/22/2010
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Young Spanish Politicians Examine Immigration on US Tour

As part of the State Department's "Young Political Leaders" project, five Spanish and Andorran officials share perspectives with UCLA Professor of Law Hiroshi Motomura, an expert on immigration and citizenship in the United States. Spain has seen an immigration boom in the last decade.
Published on: 7/14/2010
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Fastest Way to Asia's Heart

About 150 people stopped at the alumni center for a day of tastings, demonstrations and discussions about Asian cuisines and cultures in Los Angeles.
Published on: 5/6/2010
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Cambodian Students Begin Learning about Khmer Rouge Atrocities

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.
Published on: 5/3/2010
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Prolific, Renowned Ko Un Brings his Poetry to UCLA

The former Buddhist monk and activist for Korean democracy brings a distinctive voice to campus, two weeks after marking a milestone in his career, the completion of "Ten Thousand Lives."
Published on: 4/27/2010
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Fulbright Keynoter: University's Main Impact Is Moral

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.
Published on: 4/26/2010
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Chilling Effect on Muslim Giving Examined at Law Conference

The UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law will devote one of its annual issues to papers emerging from the April 16 meeting on "Critical Perspectives on the Criminalization of Islamic Philanthropy in the War on Terror."
Published on: 4/21/2010
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UCLA Center Rings in 50th with Senegalese Superstar Baaba Maal

The popular Senegalese musician and his band joined a gala celebration for the golden anniversary of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
Published on: 4/20/2010
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