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UCLA nursing students visit Cuba

Cubans embrace Westwood visitors after news of the re-establishment of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations.

Myths about Central American child migrants prevail

The policy and public health implications of the migration of unaccompanied minors from Central America was the focus of a recent event co-hosted by the UCLA Blum Center and the Latin American Institute.

In memoriam: 'Nati' Cano, instrumental in the study of Mexican music at UCLA

A ‘giant in the mariachi world,’ Cano was instrumental in the study of Mexican music at UCLA.

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Peter B. Hammond

Peter B. Hammond passed away on October 4. Professor Hammond joined the UCLA Department of Anthropology in 1981 and was the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and a very highly regarded instructor. He conducted research, principally in Africa, as well as Cuba and the Caribbean.

President of Mexico presents grant to UCLA student

A representative of the "Dream Generation," grant recipient Francisco López-Flores will graduate from UCLA this December.

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