Now a professor of anthropology and co-director of Chinese studies at UCLA, Yan Yunxiang has returned many times to northeastern China to conduct fieldwork in Xiajia, where he lived for seven years as an ordinary farmer.
The Institute is hosting its second annual open house on Oct. 7, noon to 2 p.m. at Bunche Hall, 10th and 11th floors.
Thirteen Korean historical, religious, and philosophical classics will be introduced to English readers under a translation project coordinated by the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies.
The School of Law has received a $4 million endowment to establish a program on international justice and human rights, the first such program at any law school on the West Coast. The donation was made by Sanela Diana Jenkins, a survivor of the war in Bosnia who now lives and works in California and London.
William Summerhill is Professor of History at UCLA. His research focuses on the determinants of long-run political and economic change in Latin America.
Victor Pineda, a doctoral student in urban planning, will return to Dubai on a Fulbright-Hays award in December to monitor the implementation of an ambitious disability rights law. He argues that the built environments we live in largely determine our abilities and who we are.
Award winners in paper cutting and folk dance come at the invitation of the Confucius Institute and others.
The National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA has created summer courses to help high school students in Russian and Persian.
From Sept. 13 to Sept. 28, what Judy Mitoma calls the "miracle" of the fourth festival will happen, and, again, the breadth of it is breathtaking.
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.
The world history teachers in a two-week training workshop at UCLA learned about Azerbaijan and its neighbors from the country's representative in Los Angeles. Consul General Elin Suleymanov also expressed concern about Russian military action in the Caucasus at the lunchtime talk.
A group of 86 Korean students are enhancing their English reading and writing skills for four weeks through the UCLA Writing Project, housed at the university's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
Two summer courses on campus for the high school set, Persian for Persian Speakers and Russian for Russian Speakers, are about acquiring the skills to impress in languages that L.A.-area students have used since they were small children. The UCLA Center for World Languages created the courses with federal funding.
Although the international crowd in Dr. Sami Chetrit's "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film" shares opinions in class, the students open up more in the password-protected space of an online chat board.
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.
Dr. James N. Yamazaki, who created the resource, "Children of the Atomic Bomb," urges humankind to act upon new medical and scientific knowledge about the long-term effects of nuclear bombing.
Bruins to send a total of 36 athletes and coaches to Beijing
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.
The addition of the Krauss Collection nearly doubles the size of the museum's existing holdings of Japanese textiles, making the Fowler an important destination for scholars of Japan's textile arts.
Teach Africa advocates more and better teaching about the continent in the schools. The launch event brought distinguished guests to UCLA along with high-schoolers and teachers back from a Ugandan trip.
Parisa Popalzai received a PhD in Islamic Studies from the UCLA International Institute in the 2008 winter quarter. Soon she'll be off to help Afghan copatriots in two big endeavors.
Chinese students receive cross-disciplinary training in science and technology.
UCLA's Research in Industrial Projects for Students program invites undergraduates from around the country and the world to work on mathematical challenges with applications in biotech, information technology, filmmaking, and more.
UCLA is on track for a record in 2008-09. The study-abroad scholarships are based on need and merit, with a preference for those with ethnic backgrounds who are interested in studying outside of Western Europe and Australia.
The authors of this op-ed, scholars at USC and UCLA, created the Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group to determine what archaeological material is disputed and to formulate recommendations for policymakers.
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