Three students from Chile will begin graduate programs at UCLA in summer and fall 2015, courtesy of scholarships provided by the Chilean Comisión Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología.
Aisha Finch, UCLA assistant professor of gender studies and African American studies, has published the new book, “Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844." The book is part of the Envisioning Cuba Series published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Dr. Karin Nielsen, director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, toured schools, met several Brazilian ministers, attended a Diaspora Network policy workshop and participated in an awards ceremony at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia — all as part of a week-long (May 25–29) celebration of the Brazil Diaspora Awards. Dr. Nielsen took top honors for health sciences.
The world’s fifth-largest nation has made rapid progress toward universal coverage, notes UCLA researcher
Joan Hanawi's talk, entitled "unlocking the potential of your stories," explains how she plans to use story telling to make a positive impact on the lives of others.