The London-based literary magazine Granta has dedicated an issue to the writing and art of Pakistan. At a recent campus event, Granta editor John Freeman and CISA faculty members agree that this is no isolated event.
As of Oct. 26, five television monitors on the A-Level of Ackerman Union are tuned to viewpoints from Europe, Asia and the developing world.
For a few hours each day until Nov. 7, the lamas will follow ancient instructions to transform millions of grains of colorful sand into a four-foot-square Tibetan sand mandala on a table in the Hammer's glass-fronted lobby.
This month, a Fowler museum curator is arranging a new kind of exhibit: specially ordered tasting menus at Southeast Asian island-specific restaurants. In November, the Fowler offers a Korean cooking class following a museum exhibition tour.
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.
Three survivors of state torture – an Argentine architect and activist, a Chilean artist, and an Iranian journalist and author – tell their stories on campus this month. In an installation on display Oct. 25-27 in Broad Art Center, Victor Videla Godoy will recreate his prison cell, this time lined with his remarkable, rediscovered correspondence with his mother.
The UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health and James S. Coleman African Studies Center organize a two day-gathering to assess how family planning policy and anti-HIV/AIDS efforts would look different with greater attention to African boys, men and masculinities.
More than 50 years after they graduated, UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr-Adams has interviewed six of her American University of Beirut classmates to discover the lives they have built in the Middle East.
Professor Efraín Kristal, chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, is a leading expert on Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the 2010 Nobel Prize. In this UCLA Newsroom video, Kristal discusses the generosity and curiosity of the novelist, dramatist and essayist.
The Department of Ethnomusicology in the Herb Alpert School of Music now produces more ethnomusicology graduates than any program of its kind and houses an important collection of international musical instruments.
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.
Codicological Notes on the Newly Discovered Manuscript of the Shahnameh in the Bibliotheque Orientale of Saint-Joseph University, Beirut (Ms. NC.43)
A paper by Iraj Afshar, Tehran University (read by Mahmoud Omidsalar, California State University Los Angeles). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.
A paper by Jalal Khaleghi-Motlagh, University of Hamburg (presented by Dr. Pirnazar). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.
A lecture by Nader Mottalebi-Kashani, Editor, Nameh-ye Baharestan (International Journal of Manuscript Studies). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.
Wave Your Flag
An Armenian Wedding
Traditional Chinese Wedding
Three Idiots-the Finals
Khastegari (Finding a Suitor)
Music Is My Language
What Do They Teach at School?
In a panel discussion with UCLA faculty members, Tim Sebastian, founder of "The Doha Debates," says that Arab governments will lose control over what is said and written in their countries within a generation.
ICS English-language television segment of UCLA Students Studying Shanghai Expo 2010
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.
Rebeca Méndez, a professor in the Department of Design|Media Arts, films and photographs nature from the Sahara Desert in Africa to the glaciers of Iceland. Next month, she will go on the adventure of a lifetime to the Arctic north.
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