The group, led by Dr. Juan Alejos, associate professor of pediatric cardiology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, wraps up its third annual trip to Arequipa, in southern Peru.
Researchers argue that its time to see beyond the myth of the pristine forest to gain a truer understanding of humankinds interactions with the natural landscape.
Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: Local Perspectives from the Global Hip Hop Nation
A year-long film screening/speaker series exploring the local permutations of Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa within the widely varying configurations of language, culture, politics, and religion in the region.
William Summerhill is Professor of History at UCLA. His research focuses on the determinants of long-run political and economic change in Latin America.
Featuring paintings, works on paper, photographs, video and installations, the bilingual exhibition, which runs from Oct. 5 through Dec. 28, examines the struggles and visions of Mexican migrants, as well as the ways in which their spiritual practices are engaged during difficult journeys.
In all, more than 70 K-12 teachers will attend three summer workshops hosted within the International Institute, paying modest fees and earning salary points from their districts or continuing education credits from UCLA Extension. The first 2008 worshop looked at labor in Latin America from every angle.
The Los Angeles Times highlights the Fowler Museum at UCLAs current exhibition of wood-block and stencil protest art created by members of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca during the social and political unrest that rocked the Mexican state in 2006.
In late May and early June, the Latin American Institute put on a conference addressing issues of policy in U.S.-Mexican relations and sponsored a classical music concert benefitting the UCLA Mexican Arts series, along with other events.
AIDS/SIDA symposium mixes one part science and one part art to raise awareness about HIV prevention and the treatment of the disease. View a slideshow from the event.
Argentine director Fernando "Pino" Solanas screens and discusses his 2007 documentary about his country's achievements in science and engineering.
The Latin American Institute is launching a Film and Media Project, collaborating on a DVD collection for research libraries, and extending its menu of screenings and activities for cinema buffs.
A conference this month in Koreatown was the first step in bridging studies of Korea carried out in North and South America. Under a five-year grant, UCLA Korean studies researchers and their Latin American colleagues are planning collaboration and exchanges.
View a slideshow of the 2007 International Institute Graduation Ceremony (Flash plug-in required). Speakers included retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark.
Prescriptions for combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe include increased funding, focus on local disease drivers, and reassertion of public health goals over political concerns.
Fifteen years after El Salvador's civil war, says Blanca Flor Bonilla, a member of the Legislative Assembly, extreme poverty is promoting organized crime, mass emigration, and the disintegration of families.