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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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Anatomy of a Parliamentary Coup D'etat

Professor Alberto C. Lourenço-Pereira, an alumnus of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy, unpacks the rise and fall of Brazil's latest president, Dilma Rousseff, in a new Luskin alumni blog.

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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