Obituary: Guillermo Hernandez, UCLA Professor of Spanish, Director Emeritus of Chicano Studies Research Center and Leading Expert on Corridos
Guillermo E. Hernández, UCLA professor of Spanish, director emeritus of the university's Chicano Studies Research Center and a leading expert on corridos, died Sunday, July 16, in Mexico City. He was 66.
A need to protect symbols lies behind the latest Mideast violence, writes UCLA historian and CNES faculty member David N. Myers in the Los Angeles Times.
UCLA-based Hispanic American Periodicals Index has a record of adapting early to technological shifts. Now staff at HAPI have redesigned the web site in response to 'usability' testing by UCLA library science student, increased full-text offerings, and translated pages into Spanish and Portuguese.
Assumptions about race relations derived from U.S. experience don't hold for Brazil, Edward Telles announced in 'Race in Another America,' judged best contribution to sociology in three years.
GlobaLink-Africa, a free resource for students and teachers, was four years in the making. GRCA celebrated its launch with African and Afro-Brazilian musical and dance performances.
UCLA project devoted to Tokyo-LA interactions in art, fashion, food holds workshop on 'LA as Offshore Japan.'
In Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Turkey, audiences of up to 1,000 people recently turned up to listen to him speak. In the United States, Abou El Fadl's views have made him unpopular among fellow Arab Americans.
Non-economic factors, not fiscal policy, are fundamental in explaining the lack of investment in many developing countries, writes Global Fellow Nathan Jensen in the Financial Times.
Egyptologists and UCLA's best technology centers commence the heavy lifting of rewriting ancient Egypt's history.
Students won unanimous vote by Regents to shed holdings in nine companies doing business with government accused of genocide.
More than 60 years after he left the camp behind, this emeritus UCLA professor, surgeon and researcher and his wife, Hisako, have donated $5 million to promote better understanding between Japan and America.
Institute-affiliated faculty and educators discuss culturally relevant approaches to closing the achievement gap in Los Angeles schools.
UCLA Filipino American theater expert says teaching is like performance, and scholarship and activism go hand in hand.
UCLA's Thomas Rimer examines the life and art of a Japanese actor.
Symposium on human trafficking is one of three recent globalization events sponsored by WAC with support from the International Institute. The others were a symposium on globalization and the arts and WAC's activites on World AIDS Day.
Tom Plate's "Pacific Perspectives" is widely syndicated in the U.S. and in Asia
Spiegel, who is one of the world's foremost experts on American foreign policy in the Middle East, was in Doha to take part in the international conference on Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future.
CNES faculty member Saree Makdisi argued in the Los Angeles Times that the 'man of courage and peace' story ignores Sharon's bloody and ruthless past.
A political scientist and Global Fellow studies how multinational corporations make decisions that affect developing countries.
Institute-funded study of transit security, begun before bombing attacks in Madrid and London, finds officials concerned about physical design of stations, riders' perceptions of risk. Europeans get higher marks for coordination than more secretive American officials.
Only outdated notions of national sovereignty, and not the U.S. Constitution, prevent basic protections from applying beyond U.S. borders, argues law and global studies professor Kal Raustiala.
The graduate adviser for the Department of Political Science and her buds spent 17 days in Kenya distributing more than 1,000 pounds of clothes, school supplies, infant necessities, food and life-saving information on hygiene and health.
Abou El Fadl is professor of law, an authority on Islamic jurisprudence and the author of “The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists.”
A program funded by the Mellon Foundation is creating an enlightened new perspective on the influence of minority cultures around the world.
A study with funding from the Global Impact Research Initiative in the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations explores the complex security and terrorism issues that affect public transportation worldwide.
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