In a new nationwide report, UCLA ranked eighth in the number of foreign students it hosted during the 2006-07 academic year and was seventh in the number of students who traveled abroad to study in 2005-06.
The panel featured journalist Steve LeVine and discussion centered around oil in the Caspian region, where LeVine spent 11 years reporting. [The event was sponsored by the UCLA Center for International Business Education & Research and cosponsored with the UCLA International Institute and the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, among others.]
The Center for Buddhist Studies held its third and final event in an initiative to establish a permanent endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist studies on Monday.
In the last of three events aimed at establishing a UCLA endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist studies, Columbia University's Robert Thurman says that Tibetan perspectives are, or at least ought to be, very much at home in the university. Listen to a podcast of his talk.
Burkle Center Website, Oct. 30, 2007
Tsolmon Onon Enkhbayar addresses UCLA scholars and members of L.A.'s Mongolian community.
The UCLA Graduate Quarterly reports on international directions in women's studies. Three graduate students are profiled.
Zainah Anwar, executive director of Malaysian-based Sisters in Islam, pushes a message of diversity and progressivism within the framework of Islam.
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.
On a trip to Cape Town, Laura Foster, an attorney and UCLA doctoral student in women's studies, discovers that intellectual property rights are not marginal concerns for marginalized and historically oppressed communities. They're near the center of efforts to reclaim and reaffirm cultures.
Andrew L. Jenks, an assistant professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, explains that the Sputnik moment was a moment for Americans, not Russians (who also had Yuri Gagarin). And the moment could repeat itself.
This summer Sung-Deuk Oak, a UCLA faculty member in Asian Languages and Cultures, was chosen to be the first scholar funded under the Dong Soon Im and Mi Ja Im endowment. He'll be charged with telling a remarkable story in the history of religion.
UCLA Today notes an exhibition co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
A Yemeni MP and others in a six-member delegation raise concerns at UCLA about the perception of Arabs and Muslims in the media. Students explain how they're meeting the problem.
Political scientist Michael Thies sets current Japanese politics in context and discusses his plans as director of the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA
UCLA's National Heritage Language Resource Center held its first annual conference at UC Davis in 2007. Participants laid the groundwork for K-12 and college students to advance skills in the non-English languages they learned at home.
The Anderson School, in partnership with the National University of Singapore, offers an executive MBA program which gives students an opportunity to further their business studies in a global context. Students travel to four cities on two continents for classes.
Epifania Amoo-Adare, a former UCLA graduate student in Education and staffer at the UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa, writes about her work in the South Caucasus.
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.
Photographer from Bangladesh delivers lectures at UCLA about human rights, images, and new takes on citizen journalism.
View a slideshow of the 2007 International Institute Graduation Ceremony (Flash plug-in required). Speakers included retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark.
While a member of the Swedish parliament in 2006, Berndt Ekholm worked on a committee report about relations between the West and the Muslim world, focusing on the European Union and its neighborhood.
Anthropologist Susan Slyomovics takes the helm of CNES a year after her arrival at UCLA. Her current research focuses on human rights in the context of Morocco and Algeria's reparations commissions and the French colonial infrastructure in North Africa.
The mysterious archaeological ruins located paces from where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 60 years ago served first as a fortress before being adopted by Jewish religious sect, two UCLA researchers contend.
Historian Vinay Lal's sojourn will take him and his family away from their home at UCLA and back to Delhi, the city of his birth, where he will lead a UC-wide study abroad program.
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