In order to fulfill UCLA budgetary requirements, the Fowler Museum will be closed to the public for approximately two weeks, beginning July 4. The museum's galleries will reopen to the public on July 21.
For the past eight years, Dutch college officials have been traveling to Westwood to learn how UCLA promotes a multicultural campus. The Dutch delegations are grappling with such issues as xenophobia in their own country, where Muslims make up the largest immigrant group. This summer, VU University Amsterdam signed an agreement with UCLA to work together on promoting diversity by organizing student exchanges, research collaborations and educational programs.
The family of Professor Teshome H. Gabriel, who died on Tuesday, June 15, has shared a brief biography of the Ethiopian-born scholar of Third World Cinema who found a home at UCLA.
Chinese Vice Minister of Health Dr. Wang Guoqiang and a six-person delegation on a four-day U.S. trip chose UCLA as the only academic medical center to visit to learn how traditional Chinese medicine and integrative medicine are practiced as a new health care model in this country.
The School of Theater, Film and Television, The Los Angeles Times, and a UCLA colleague have published obituaries and appreciations of the Ethiopian-born scholar's life and work.
Meeting with Iryna Orlova and Anatoliy Mamalyga, the Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk orchestra's professional directors and arrangers, who are both graduates of the famed Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music formerly known as the Kiev State (Tchaikovsky) Conservatory.
Creating New Leaders: Youth Involvement in Community Activism in South Africa (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Amber Reed, UCLA Department of Anthropology
Natasha Himmelman, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Christopher Mlalazi, Villa Aurora Writer in Exile Feuchtwanger Fellow
Korean art is widely recognized for its fine traditions of painting and classical ceramics. Yet the arts of Korea run a much wider gamut, and this summer, the Fowler Museum at UCLA presents two lesser-known but equally compelling genres of Korean art in the exhibitions "Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists" and "Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World."
The 5,500-year-old enclosed leather shoe, found with the laces intact, is of a type known in climes distant from Armenia.
Bernard Picart and Jean Frederic Bernard's "Religious Ceremonies of the World" (1723-37) presented Europe's first sympathetic portrait of Muslims, Jews and followers of such Eastern religions as Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism. It delivered a sensitive portrayal of religious customs and ceremonies among Native Americans, beating Jean-Jacques Rousseau to the concept of the "noble savage" by three decades.
Podcast from ASIA IN LA 2010, held on May 2, 2010 at the James West Alumni Center, UCLA
"Weavers' Stories From Island Southeast Asia" and "Nini Towok's Spinning Wheel" run from August through mid-December at UCLA.
The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports on one students long journey to bring a school to ethnic Karen refugees in Burma.
At a symposium on the anti-nuclear weapons movement, director M.T. Silvia screens and discusses a new film about her mother's role at a Nevada testing site and the story of a Hiroshima survivor; and Steve Leeper, chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, urges action by nonproliferation treaty signatories on disarmament.
CEES continues its partnership with the LA Film Festival with a screening of a dramatic feature from Georgia on June 19th and 23rd.
Turkish director Atil Inac discusses the challenges of telling, in two countries and four languages, the story of a young ethnic Turkmen woman who is pressured into committing an act of terror and revenge. An on-campus screening and discussion of "A Step into the Darkness" concluded the 5th annual Southeast European Film Festival.
About 150 people stopped at the alumni center for a day of tastings, demonstrations and discussions about Asian cuisines and cultures in Los Angeles.
Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference - Panel 1, "Production Financing, Overseas Filming, and Resources"
Part 1 (of 3) of the Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference, held May 3, 2010 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference - Panel 2, "Producing in South East Europe and Co-production Models to Get Your Film Made"
Part 2 (of 3) of the Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference, held May 3, 2010 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference - Panel 3, "Distribution, and Identifying New Avenues and Platforms"
Part 3 (of 3) of the Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference, held May 3, 2010 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
An enticing mix of well-known personalities in the world of Asian cuisine and UCLA experts who study at the intersection of culture and food will be served up Sunday, May 2, to those who attend an all-day program, Asia in LA 2010: Creating and Consuming Asian Cuisines.
The former Buddhist monk and activist for Korean democracy brings a distinctive voice to campus, two weeks after marking a milestone in his career, the completion of "Ten Thousand Lives."
The UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law will devote one of its annual issues to papers emerging from the April 16 meeting on "Critical Perspectives on the Criminalization of Islamic Philanthropy in the War on Terror."
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