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Photo for UCLA Global Classroom community supports UCLA during pandemic

A UCLA alumna and Chinese high school students associated with the UCLA Global Classroom have generously donated facial masks to UCLA.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 READ MORE

Photo for "Lebanonization": Framing Policy for the Puzzles of the Middle East

In a publication for the Middle East Policy Council journal, CMED Research Fellow Eric Bordenkircher argues that an increasing number of states in the Middle East are adopting the attributes, behaviors, and outcomes of Lebanon. This reality prompted him to construct a framework of analysis for policymakers to better address these states. In light of his observations and framework, Dr. Bordenkircher advocates for a U.S. policy in an increasingly "Lebanonized" Middle East that is state-centric. He believes U.S. policy must focus on maintaining maximum pressure on Iran, working with and maintaining good relations with regional allies and minimizing divisions with and between U.S. allies.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 READ MORE

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UCLA Professor Oona Paredes shares her personal experience of becoming interested in Indigenous studies and how she makes Indigenous peoples the center of both her research and teaching.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 READ MORE

Photo for Using storytelling to build and challenge power

From filmmaking to grassroots organizing, Lan Nguyen, a UCLA Asian American studies M.A. alumna, works to strengthen working-class power and challenge stigmas.

Monday, May 18, 2020 READ MORE

Photo for Jorge Marturano to direct UCLA Program on Caribbean Studies

Marturano, who teaches Latin American and Caribbean literatures and cultural studies in the Spanish and Portuguese department at UCLA, will take over the program from historian Robin Derby, effective July 1, 2020.

Monday, May 18, 2020 READ MORE

Photo for Bluesukan combines jazz and West Javanese traditions

Otto Stuparitz, Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology, discusses the central role of dialogue in Sundanese traditional music and jazz improvisation, as well as the coming album release by his ensemble Bluesukan.

Friday, May 15, 2020 READ MORE

Photo for UCLA College to host virtual celebration for graduates on June 12

George Takei, pioneering actor and social justice activist and double UCLA alumnus, will deliver the address.

Friday, May 15, 2020 READ MORE

Photo for UCLA faculty providing Covid-19 expertise to Armenia in real time

Professor Alina Dorian and Dr. Shant Shekherdimian are coordinating with experts worldwide to identify and deliver medical equipment to Armenia and Nagorno-Karbakh, as well as to share the latest Covid-19 knowledge and practices with health professionals in both places.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 READ MORE

Photo for Sebouh Aslanian to direct new Armenian Studies Center

Aslanian will work to build significantly on the university's more than 50 years of Armenian studies at the new center, which is part of The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA.

Friday, May 8, 2020 READ MORE

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Frank Smith, the Khmer language instructor for UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Irvine, shares about his introduction to the Khmer American community and how he sustains that relationship through his students.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 READ MORE

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