Aşkın, accompanied on the piano by UCLA doctoral student Ayse Taspinar, performed at UCLA's Popper Theater on March 1, 2011.
A public lecture by Deike Peters, Technical University Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies
While in graduate school at UCLA and working in the Center for Primary Research and Training, Ali Anooshahr brought paleographic training and language proficiency in Persian, Arabic, and Ottoman Turkish to the task of describing and processing the UCLA Library's collection of Near Eastern Manuscripts. He is currently Assistant Professor of History at UC Davis.
Garin Hovannisian's relatives are the subject of his new book, "Family of Shadows," which intertwines the tragic and triumphant recent history of the Armenian people with his remarkable family.
A video interview with Murat Yildiz, PhD candidate in History
It's 2050, and the northern quarter of the planet is more pleasant, prosperous, stable and powerful than it is today. The south? Not so much. This is the provocative conclusion of UCLA Geography Professor Laurence C. Smith in his new book, The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future. Smith traveled the Northern Rim to discover what the future will look like. Here's what he found.
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
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