• Learning in order to teach
    Four teachers share their experience of a Latin American Institute professional development workshop on migration in Latin America.

  • 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.

  • Charlene Villaseñor Black wins top faculty prize
    The UCLA Gold Shield Alumnae have awarded Villaseñor Black, associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize for outstanding teaching, research and service.

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Yarn paintings from Mexico at the Fowler Museum

“The Spun Universe: Wixárika (Huichol) Yarn Paintings,” which runs from August 14 through Decebmer 4, 2016, highlights early works by apprentice shaman Ramón Medina Silva.

Learning in order to teach

Four teachers share their experience of a Latin American Institute professional development workshop on migration in Latin America.

Charlene Villaseñor Black wins top faculty prize

The UCLA Gold Shield Alumnae have awarded Villaseñor Black, associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize for outstanding teaching, research and service.

Planning a new future for Tacubaya

UCLA urban planning students contribute to effort to improve life in a neglected neighborhood in Mexico City.

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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