• YOSS: Utopias and Dystopias in Cuban Science Fiction
    A conversation with award-winning Cuban science fiction writer José Miguel Sánchez Gómez—also known by his pen name Yoss.

    Thursday, October 27, 2016
    Lydeen Library
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Se arrienda: A Film by Alberto Fuguet
    A film screening of "Se Arrienda" followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Alberto Fuguet.

    Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    Lydeen Library
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Directed by Miguel Faria Jr.

    Wednesday, November 02, 2016
    Melnitz Hall 1409 UCLA
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  • 2017-2018 FLAS Fellowship Information Session
    Learn about opportunities for language and area studies fellowships for the summer and academic year. Graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines are invited.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    Ackerman Viewpoint Room
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Book by Hernández-León wins recognition of his peers
    “Skills of the ‘Unskilled': Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants” is the co-winner of the 2016 book award of the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association.

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Professor Susanna Hecht Delivers Keynote at UMFG Conference in Belo Horizonte

Professor Hecht delivered the keynote address at the International South American Conference: Territoriality and Humanities at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizone, Brazil.

Cinema from Pernambuco a unique genre

Following the screening of two films from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, UCLA's Randal Johnson led a discussion about the unique school of film emerging in the country's northeast.

Brazilian Delegation visits UCLA

Brazilian policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs visit the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC).

Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti

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Center for Brazilian Studies delivers course to aspiring UCLA grad students in Brazil

“How Apply to Graduate School in the USA,” cosponsored by the Lemann Foundation of Brazil, walked students through the graduate application process step by step.

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