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Impact Stories

Our donors have expanded international opportunities for UCLA students. By giving to the UCLA International Institute, you can play a pivotal role in fostering the next generation of global thinkers and leaders. Your gift of any size has an immediate impact on the UCLA International Institute's centers and programs.

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Donor builds trans-Pacific community of Chinese donors

UCLA alumnus John Long is a successful businessman, Asian American community leader and philanthropist. One of his latest projects, the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative, works closely with the UCLA Asia Pacific Center. The two organizations are co-organizing a forum at Tsinghua University in late June.

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New fund honors former Vice Chancellor Elwin Svenson

The new fund will support international programs, students studying abroad and faculty conducting international research, among other activities.

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Kerr Family endows UCLA scholarship fund for Middle Eastern students

The Kerr Family Endowment will underwrite the tuition of students from the Middle East to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities and/or social sciences at UCLA.

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Generous donation by Julia Gouw bolsters UCLA Indonesian Studies Program

In addition to supporting lectures and conferences on Indonesia, the gift will underwrite research travel grants for UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.

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Y&S Nazarian Center gala raises close to $900,000

See short video clips from the center's fifth anniversary celebration with philanthropists Younes and Soraya Nazarian, actress Natalie Portman and Israeli novelist Amos Oz.

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UCLA alumnus gifts $900,000 to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Harry C. Sigman's gift will be invested in three endowment funds.

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Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2014–15

The impressive roster of graduate students come from different regions of Brazil and are studying a broad array of disciplines.

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Terry Kramer shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with UCLA students

In what has become an annual event, Terry and Suzan Kramer met in late May with the recipients of the scholarship that they have created at the UCLA International Institute.

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Robert Lemelson Foundation makes another generous contribution to Indonesian Studies at UCLA

Thanks to the generous gift, the UCLA Indonesian Studies Program will be able to fund both travel expenses for graduate students in Indonesia and an intensive Indonesian-language program in the country this summer.

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New endowment allows UCLA students to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Sam Mudie and Patty Glaser Scholarship is intended to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to attend Hebrew University in Jerusalem for a semester or full year and gain first-hand knowledge about Israel and its citizens.

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A Model Concept to encourage new Scholars

The new Lemelson Anthropological Scholars Program will link faculty and students in relationships that create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct original field research.

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Graduate Fellowship, Scholars Honor Memory of Hans H. Baerwald

As the Center inaugurates the Hans H. Baerwald Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies, a veteran journalist and former UCLA Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan relations delivers a keynote on tensions in the alliance between the countries.

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UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Dedicated, Donors Honored

The event, which was attended by Jacob Dayan, Israel's consul general in Los Angeles, and Sherry Lansing, vice chair of the UC Board of Regents, honored the Iranian American couple whose foundation has donated a total of $5 million to create the new center.

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Former Internee Offers Gift to Bring Two Nations Closer Together

More than 60 years after he left the camp behind, this emeritus UCLA professor, surgeon and researcher and his wife, Hisako, have donated $5 million to promote better understanding between Japan and America.

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