Students throughout Italy demonstrated last week on college campuses and around some of the nation's most recognizable tourist attractions to protest cuts to public education. The situations in Europe and California share similar causes and reactions, reports The Daily Bruin.
Meeting with Iryna Orlova and Anatoliy Mamalyga, the Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk orchestra's professional directors and arrangers.
The Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk Orchestra was organized to perpetuate a unique style of music recognized and loved world wide. Formed in 1995 as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation for the study and performance of music written and arranged for traditional Russian folk instruments such as the balalaika, domra, bayan, and gusli. The Los Angeles' Orchestra's goal and purpose is to educate the public through instruction, performance, and research.
Michael D. Intriligator is a professor of economics, political science and public policy at UCLA. Nake M. Kamrany is a senior lecturer of economics and director of the Program in Law and Economics, Department of Economics, at the University of Southern California. This piece, which originally ran in the Huffington Post on Nov. 23, is a synopsis of the authors' presentation to the Global Security Seminar at UCLA.
Central Asia Initiative International Conference (Panel I)
Central Asia Initiative International Conference (Panel II)
Departing from texts in Chinese, Persian, Urdu and other languages, scholars at an international conference, "The Roads to Oxiana," look at Central Asia in the ages of camel caravans and horsemen and of motor cars and airplanes. Audio podcasts of the conference presentations are now available.
Difficult geography, limited communication and a collapsed music industry mean that many Russian bands and artists are limited to their local scene. But Professor David MacFadyen's website, "Far From Moscow," has given them a way to escape their isolation.
The Scandinavian Section, which split off from the department of Germanic languages decades ago, is geared toward independent students who are responsible for their own learning and progress.
A conference and an exhibition about the iconic L.A. structure, which an Italian immigrant labored on for more than 30 years, follow up on a 2009 gathering in Genoa, Italy, cosponsored by the UCLA International Institute.
Miriam Robbins Dexter, a lecturer in the Department of Women's Studies and expert on ancient heroines and goddesses, and a co-author have completed a cross-cultural study of stories and artifacts in which women lift their skirts and expose their genitals, a performance that drives away enemies and returns joy and fertility to the land.
An Armenian Wedding
What Do They Teach at School?
The presidents of Chile, Croatia and the Dominican Republic descended on UCLA with their entourages over a five-day span Sept. 24-28. The dignitaries held meetings with Chancellor Gene Block and university, state and city officials and forged international partnerships in education, research, environmental issues and other areas.
As global pressures mount, the New North is well-positioned to prosper economically in the 21st century, a UCLA author says.
Red-brick warehouse facades, cinderblock walls lining thoroughfares, wooden barriers at construction sites, and fences surrounding vacant lots become prominent sites for open-air, and largely unofficial, artistic expression in Larry Yust's "photographic elevations."
Over the coming four years, the UCLA International Institute's renowned programs on East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Near East, Southeast Asia and heritage language education anticipate federal support of $6.7 million for language instruction, public programming, outreach to local schools, and more. Five centers will distribute nearly $4.3 million in Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships to UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.
June 4, 2010. See the program and watch the films on line.
As part of the State Department's "Young Political Leaders" project, five Spanish and Andorran officials share perspectives with UCLA Professor of Law Hiroshi Motomura, an expert on immigration and citizenship in the United States. Spain has seen an immigration boom in the last decade.
An interview with Professor David Macfadyen, UCLA Slavic Department
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.
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.
The 5,500-year-old enclosed leather shoe, found with the laces intact, is of a type known in climes distant from Armenia.
A public lecture by Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University, Sociology.
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.
CEES continues its partnership with the LA Film Festival with a screening of a dramatic feature from Georgia on June 19th and 23rd.
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